HoopsHype Nick Calathes rumors

June 27, 2013 Updates

Nick Calathes, 24, a 6-foot-6 point guard, visited the Mavs this week. He worked out with coach Rick Carlisle and met with team officials. According to a source, mutual interest was expressed in Calathes potentially playing for the Mavs’ summer league team and coming to training camp, but the franchise needs to see how the draft and free agency plays out before deciding whether Calathes is a fit for their roster. ESPN.com

June 21, 2013 Updates
June 10, 2013 Updates

Nick Calathes spoke to F-Sport about his future. The American-Greek guard said that his future will be known in the next two weeks. Calathes is trying to sign a contract in the NBA but if he won't make it, he will return to Lokomotiv Kuban. "My dream is to play in the NBA. I grew up in America but I cannot make comments on that. In the next two weeks my future will be known. If I won't make it to the NBA, I will return to Lokomotiv Kuban. I have one year remaining on my contract and I like everything here in Krasnodar" said Calathes. Sportando

May 30, 2013 Updates

He has a second year on his contract in Russia, but a buyout could happen if Dallas is convinced he can be the answer at point. The Mavericks own Calathes' NBA rights after selecting him in the second round of the 2009 draft. "I don't think there's any question Nick could have been in the league [NBA]," said Orlando Christian Prep coach Reggie Kohn, who coached Calathes at Lake Howell and remains in constant contact. "His name is hot in Europe, and he got a really good contract. I think he'll have a better understanding of the future this summer." Orlando Sentinel

July 3, 2012 Updates

Lokomotiv Kuban officially announced the signing of Nick Calathes from Panathinaikos. The American/Greek guard signed a contract for the next two seasons. Calathes averaged 8ppg in Euroleague and 7.6ppg in Greek A1 in the season 2011-12. Sportando

June 30, 2012 Updates

Emiliano Carchia: Breaking News: Nick Calathes signed with Lokomotiv Kuban, as tweeted by the president of the Russian team Twitter

June 10, 2012 Updates
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The first step, likely, would be whether Calathes would join the Mavericks for the NBA Summer League next month in Las Vegas. If he does sign with the Mavericks, it would likely be for a non-guaranteed deal, which means it might be more lucrative for him to stay in Greece. Dallas Morning News

Nick Calathes has had discussions with the Mavericks this week indicating that he wants to play in the NBA, a team source said. Europehoops.net reported earlier this week that Calathes, a 2009 second-round pick, intended to report to the Mavs in time to play for their summer league team. However, the source said Wednesday that Calathes, whose three-year contract with the Greek team Panathinaikos has expired, continued to be heavily recruited by European teams. ESPN.com

June 6, 2012 Updates

Nick Calathes’ contract with Panathinaikos ended, he is a free agent and he will try his best in order to get a roster spot in Dallas. That should be the natural evolution for him, since the Mavs got his NBA rights, but one more player from the Greek finals can end up in their roster, Acie Law of Olympiacos. Those two are very different cases. Calathes is a 23 years old player, who believes that he learned all he could from European basketball and now feels that it’s the right time for him to try and achieve his childhood dream of playing in the NBA. He will play for the Greek national team at the FIBA Pre-Olympic tournament, but he wants also to be present at the Las Vegas summer league and will chase his dream, something that can be done if Greece doesn’t qualify to London. EuroHoops.net

June 5, 2012 Updates
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Finally, Mavs have Nick Calathes’ rights for the NBA “and we would love to see him, when his contract with Panathinaikos is over. That’s when he will be able to come to our summer league and we will have the opportunity to see him playing, over there. I believe he can adapt to our system. He is a good player, from who you don’t expect to score a lot of points, but you can be sure he will take care all the other things, always for the best interest of your team. He plays for the team and he does everything for his team to win”. Calathes contract with Panathinaikos expires this summer. EuroHoops.net

November 24, 2011 Updates
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July 21, 2011 Updates

Greece point guard Nick Calathes might be forced to miss Eurobasket, due to an ankle injury sustained while training in America. Calathes, who plays for Euroleague Final Four winners Panathinaikos isn't giving up hope though, and hopes to be fit towards mid-August. Greece play their opening game of Group C in Alytus against Bosnia & Herzegovina on August 31st. "I have a fractured right ankle," Calathes said. "an injury that happened while I was doing workouts in the U.S. TalkBasket

June 23, 2011 Updates

There would likely be more of a sense of urgency to bring Calathes to Dallas if J.J. Barea departed in free agency. Calathes is at least a consideration in the Mavs’ long-term plan to eventually replace Jason Kidd. “He’s certainly a candidate,” Nelson said. ESPN.com

June 15, 2011 Updates

Calathes could stay for another season, maybe more, in Athens, where his Greek heritage enhances his popularity. He played for Greece in the 2010 World Championships and is set to do so in the 2012 Olympics. "Whatever happens, wherever it takes me, I would be happy either way," Calathes said. "I love my teammates and my coaches, and I love Greece. "Obviously, one of my dreams is to play in the NBA. I think I could fit right in with Dallas. I think their system fits me. I like how coach Carlisle runs things. They play as a team, that's the main thing. "It's still a lot of things to think about. As of right now, I'm just enjoying the summer." Orlando Sentinel

May 6, 2011 Updates

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