Los Angeles Lakers forward Kostas Antetokounmpo, the younger brother of NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, has been away from the team attending to a personal matter in Greece, sources told ESPN.
Antetokounmpo has not been with the team for the duration of L.A.’s playoff run while in his home country of Greece, sources said. There’s no immediate timetable for his return, but there’s optimism that he could rejoin the team this postseason should the Lakers advance past the Phoenix Suns in their first-round Western Conference playoff series.
The three-year veteran is on a two-way contract with the Lakers, averaging 0.8 points and 1.3 rebounds in 15 spot appearances for this season.
In light of COVID-19 concerns affecting roster availability, the league is allowing two-way players to be postseason eligible this year.