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July 27, 2013 Updates

Free agent Mickael Gelabale seems to be now their prime target. Probably that’s why as “Gigantes” reported the player declined the offer of Valencia. The French forward would like to stay in the NBA, but returning to Europe for the Euroleague champions is not such a bad alternative. That been said, until Saturday morning Gelabale didn’t had an official offer from Olympiacos and he was very close to signing a contract in Russia. EuroHoops.net

July 25, 2013 Updates

Euroleague champions Olympiacos has found its new starting small forward and his name is Cartier Martin. The 29 years old small forward who is a free agent from Washington was selected by coach Giorgos Bartzokas as the replacement of Kostas Papanikolaou. According to Eurohoops sources the two sides are in their final stage of negotiations with Martin ready to sign a two-year deal with the Reds. According to the usual policy of Olympiacos, the contract is expected to include a buy out clause for next summer. EuroHoops.net

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Greece's basketball federation has condemned remarks by the leader of an extreme right Greek political party who likened a recent NBA draft pick to a ''chimpanzee.'' The federation on Thursday described the remarks aimed at Giannis Antetokounmpo as ''unacceptable and racist.'' Antetokounmpo is an 18-year-old Greek shooting guard and the son of Nigerian immigrants. He was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks and received this week in Athens by conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. Yahoo! Sports

July 3, 2013 Updates

However, until the end of the month, Law will have the right to sign with an NBA team and be automatically released by Olympiacos. His character and also his last year decision to stay in Greece leads us to the conclusion that only if he is guaranteed not just a roster spot, but also an important role in an ambitious NBA team, he will not stay in Europe. EuroHoops.net

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