The Oklahoma City Thunder acquired the rights to Sofoklis Schortsanitis and a trade exception from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for guard/forward Thabo Sefolosha, the rights to Giorgos Printezis and cash considerations, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. The Thunder will have one year from today to exercise the trade exception.
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And all this hard work may even give him a chance to cross the Atlantic. He knows that he made headlines in the US after winning the Euroleague, the New York Knicks have his NBA rights, but for the moment he tries to stay focused in the Greek finals: “It’s something that I would prefer not to talk about now. We have one more crucial game against Panathinaikos. I try to avoid all those things and just stay concentrated. For sure it’s a very big pleasure to be talked about by a team like New York Knicks, to see the newspapers write things like this”. That means that he still has his own NBA dream? “For sure. It’s a dream not only for me, but for every player. Everybody wants to have the chance to play there and if an offer comes, why not?”