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Giannis Antetokounmpo, who missed out on the NBA playoffs for the Milwaukee Bucks due to a calf injury, is reportedly set to represent Greece in the FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament. As per the latest development, the head coach of the Greek basketball team, Vassilis Spanoulis, expects Giannis Antetokounmpo to suit up for the Paris Olympic Qualifiers.

Greece are drawn in the third tournament of the FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifiers, slated to play against Egypt and the Dominican Republic in Group B on July 3 and 4 respectively. The top two teams from the group will make the semi-final stage of the tournament, where they might get to play against either Slovenia, New Zealand, or Croatia, and the winner of the final will make it to Paris 2024.

As per the report from BasketNews, Giannis Antetokounmpo is in line to be a part of the Greek basketball team in the Paris Olympic Qualifiers after the head coach talked about how he expects him to be there.

Notably, Giannis Antetokounmpo has already built a hall of fame resume in basketball, taking the Milwaukee Bucks to the NBA championship in the 2020-21 season. The NBA Finals MVP winner from three years ago had a decent season for the Bucks this time around, averaging 30.4, 11.5 rebounds, and 6.6 assists per game.

However, the Milwaukee Bucks, who finished in third place in the regular season with a 49-33 (0.598) record, bowed out of the league after losing the playoffs first round series 4-2 against the Indiana Pacers. They missed the services of Antetokounmpo during the playoffs series, who was ruled out of it because of the calf injury.