Bogdan Bogdanovic denied a previous report from The Athletic indicated Giannis Antetokounmpo was active in recruiting Bogdanovic to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Bogdanovic indicated he is actually closer to Thanasis Antetokounmpo than to Giannis.

"We (Thanasis and Bogdanovic) are friends. We are friends, you know? I talked with him once monthly, once every two months. So we talk about it — we talked maybe in the bubble, not about me coming there, nothing like that. But we were like, ‘Ah, you guys are good,’ — bla, bla, bla, you know? Normal things. How is your family? Basketball things, we didn’t even talk about it because I know that they are professionals and they respect my professionalism and we never talked about it. We really never talked about it. When the news came out, we were like, ‘What the [expletive]?’ I didn’t know what was going on. I wasn’t sure. I wasn’t sure what was going on."

Bogdanovic was asked if he reached out to Giannis to indicate he wouldn't join the Bucks.

"No, we didn’t (laughs), we couldn’t even — so I don’t talk with him like that. I’m not — I’m friends with Thanasis more. I didn’t even have to talk with him about it. He found it out probably the same way I did."

Antetokounmpo's involvement may have been more internally with the Bucks.