The New York Knicks have told Thanasis Antetokounmpo's representatives that they project him as being on their 15-man roster next season.
Antetokounmpo is the older brother of Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Antetokounmpo decided to turn down a two-year, $550,000 deal overseas last summer to play for the Knicks’ D-League team, which paid him $25,000.
A conversation with Jackson helped convince Antetokounmpo to choose a future in the NBA over immediate financial gains.
"That was major," Antetokounmpo said.
Agent Tim Lotsos said the Knicks have indicated that they want to sign Antetokounmpo to an NBA contract and give him a spot on the roster.
“There is nothing on paper yet, but those are the intentions,” the agent said.