“I could never see myself being out there,” Antetokounmpo said, via Matt Velazquez Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “It’s great for two, three days but it’s a little bit — things are going a little bit crazy.
“Of course, because of the All-Star Game, there was a lot of people there. … In Milwaukee — I love Milwaukee — it’s low-key. I can walk down the road, down the streets without anybody bugging me — nobody interrupts my conversation or anything. I love how quiet and calm Milwaukee is.”
Players such as the Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid used the All-Star weekend to try and recruit Antetokounmpo, but he seems committed to staying with the Bucks for the long haul.
“He told me I should trust the process and come play for Philly,” Antetokounmpo said. “That was my reaction — I just laughed.”
It’s good to see players of Antetokounmpo’s stature not want to flee smaller market teams such as the Bucks for the bright lights of a big market such as Los Angeles or a historic franchise such as the Lakers.
Hornets Sign Jalen McDaniels
The McDaniel signings comes off the heels of the team releasing Thomas Welsh, which created the necessary roster spot of the addition of McDaniels.
McDaniels averaged 15.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.1 assists last season for San Diego State.
Hornets Release Thomas Welsh
The Charlotte Hornets have released veteran big man Thomas Welsh, according to the Charlotte Observer’s Rick Bonnell.
Welsh spent his rookie season on a two-way contract with the Denver Nuggets, but was waived in July.
The Hornets picked him up shortly thereafter, but he now becomes an unrestricted free agent if he successfully clears waivers.
Pacers Sign Walt Lemon Jr.
It will be interesting to see how the Pacers utilize Lemon moving forward.
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