Milwaukee Bucks sign Greek forward Georgios Kalaitzakis
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Bucks have signed forward Georgios Kalaitzakis, the 60th overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft on Wednesday, Aug. 11.
The Bucks say Kalaitzakis, 22, is a 6'7, 205 pound forward from Greece. Kalaitzakis spent the 2020-21 season with Panathinaikos where he averaged 2.6 points and 1.0 rebounds across 27 games in both Greek Basket League and EuroLeague action.
Officials say he began his professional career in 2016 and has since played in parts of four season with Panathinaikos in addition to one season with Kedainiai Nevezis of the Lithuanian Basketball League.
The Bucks acquired the draft rights from the Indiana Pacers along with the the draft rights to Sandro Mamukelashvii, the 54th overall pick in the 20211 NBA Draft. Two future second round draft picks were also made in exchange for Isaiah Todd, the 31st overall selection in the 2021 NBA Draft.
Kalaitzakis has been added to the Bucks summer League, officials say. He is expected to suit up for the team as they took on the Brooklyn Nets at 3 p.m. in Las Vegas on Wednesday.