Agravanis is a “draft & stash” player of the Atlanta Hawks and among the people that watched him have a really solid match last night from the seats of “Sinan Erdem” was Mike Budenhozler. How does the Greek forward feel about the presence of the Hawks head coach in the tournament? “It’s something that definitely gives me an extra motivation as well,” he said to Eurohoops. “But right now all I care about is Olympiacos. And how to win the trophy.”
Tyler Dorsey believes Milwaukee would be the perfect place for him, especially since he already has a strong rapport Bucks’ All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo. What’s more, Dorsey possesses a skill-set the Bucks are coveting: a combination guard who he can flat out shoot the 3-ball. As for the former, Dorsey forged a friendship with Antetokounmpo last summer when they were both competing with the Greece national team in Athens.
“I had a chance to get some shots up with the Greek Freak and his brother after practice a couple of times and hung out with them,’’ said Dorsey, whom the Bucks interviewed at the pre-draft camp and are expected to work out Monday at their training facility in St. Francis. “He’s a good dude, a genuine, good dude. It was fun to hang around him and get to know him. He’s a family man, and he’s really close to his brothers.’’
Sacramento Kings center Kostas Koufos is undecided on whether he will represent Greece at this summer’s Eurobasket. Speaking to Greek outlet Cosmote, Koufos admitted that he had not thought about his summer plans with the national side.
Dorsey entered the NBA Draft, he hired an agent, so there’s no going back to Oregon for him. And according to Jonathan Givony his safety net is EuroLeague powerhouse Olympiacos. As he reported, Olympiacos has made an offer to Dorsey last summer, something that the Greek club does not confirm. On the other side is a given that both Olympiacos and Panathinaikos are interested in any young talent with a Greek passport and Dorsey will get offers from Greece, if he wants or needs to play basketball in Europe.
As you read earlier today Alessandro Gentile is expected to leave Panathinaikos BC. SDNA understands that this happened for the following reasons: A) Although the Greek Cup winners paid a large amount of money to sign the Italian superstar and despite getting a lot of playing time (he was often a starter), Gentile’s performance wearing Panathinaikos shirt wasn’t good. Xavi Pascual had a personal conversation with the 25-year old player, in which he made it clear that Alessandro will not get playing time anymore. “You can go to another team on loan if you want or you can stay and practice with us”, was his words.