HoopsHype Sofoklis Schortsanitis rumors

August 1, 2010 Updates

Sofoklis Schortsanitis and Panathinaikos have already reached to an agreement, and now Zeljko Obradovic, coach of the Greek team, will have the final word to sign the 25-year-old center, who has played since 2005 for Olympiakos. If the Serbian coach finally wants Schortsanitis in the team, the deal could be signed soon. The Hoops Market

Pepsi Caserta has another main candidate to fill the center position in the roster for the coming season: Sofoklis Schortsanitis. The Greek big man ended his contract with Olympiacos at the end of the season and tried to reach an agreement with Los Angeles Clippers which selected him in the 2003 NBA Draft. Few weeks ago Sofoklis Schortsanitis seemed close to signing with Panathinaikos but the Greens decided to pen a deal with Aleks Maric. Sportando

July 24, 2010 Updates
July 23, 2010 Updates

Olympiakos is tracking the market for a replacement for Sofoklis Schortsanitis, who is close to land in Panathinaikos. The new target, according to the Greek media, is Nenad Krstic. The 26-year-old Serbian center, though, is under contract by the Oklahoma City Thunder until 2011. Krstic averaged 8.4 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in his second season with the Thunder. The Hoops Market

July 21, 2010 Updates

Sofoklis Schortsanitis is close to be a new player of Panathinaikos. The agent of the big man early in the afternoon denied the agreement but Sport24 late in the day reported that the two parts are very close to signing the deal. Sofoklis Schortsanitis spent last years of his career with Olympiacos. Sportando

July 20, 2010 Updates

Sofoklis Schortsanitis is close to become the new player of Panathinaikos. The 25-year-old center hasn't received a contract offer from the NBA, and his former team, Olympiakos, won't try to resign him. Panathinaikos is in advanced talks with Schortsanitis, and the agreement could be reached soon. The Hoops Market

July 19, 2010 Updates

Sofoklis Schortsanitis is back to Greece after playing the last NBA Summer League with the Los Angeles Clippers. The 25-year-old center wants to play in the NBA next season, but Panathinaikos is interested in signing him if the Clippers, the team that owns his rights in the NBA, doesn't make an offer for Schortsanitis, who played during the last five seasons for Olympiakos. The Hoops Market

July 15, 2010 Updates

Big Sofo is in Las Vegas playing for the Los Angeles' summer league team and, if everything goes accordingly, could be in line for a contract offer by the team at some point this summer, according to HoopsHype's Jorge Sierra. “What the Clippers told him is, ‘We know you, we’ve followed you for a lot of years,’” agent Panos Kapazoglou told HoopsHype. “There’s no promise, but they’ve told him, ‘We will offer you a contract once we know exactly how much money we have left.’” Examiner

July 14, 2010 Updates

There are questions about whether he will be able to make it in the league. Despite his obvious basketball talents, Schorsanitis has seen limited playing time throughout his career because of serious conditioning problems. A good outing in the Vegas Summer League (he went scoreless in his first game) could pave the way for a nice offer from the Clippers. There’s no guarantee that will happen, though. “What the Clippers told him is, ‘We know you, we’ve followed you for a lot of years,’” agent Panos Kapazoglou told HoopsHype. “There’s no promise, but they’ve told him, ‘We will offer you a contract once we know exactly how much money we have left.’” HoopsHype

As is often the case with many top European players, Schortsanitis is in a little bit of a rush to resolve his contract situation since Euro powers don’t like to wait too long to complete their rosters. “We have offers from Europe and pressure is increasing,” Kapazoglou said. “The discussion with the Clippers was that this week they will come up with an offer and then we’ll see where we are standing.” HoopsHype

July 2, 2010 Updates

Sofoklis Schortsanitis is already in Los Angeles to negociate his possible signing for the Clippers. According to the Greek media, the NBA franchise is willing to offer the 25-year-old center a two-year, $5 million contract to play for the Clippers. In that case, Schortsanitis would agree to leave Olympiakos and continue his career in the NBA. The Hoops Market

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