Acie Law returned to Greece in order to be medically examined by Olympiacos and that trip proved to be the end of the road for him with the Reds. The Greek club decided to use the opt out clause in his contract and Law is now a free agent. The deadline for Olympiacos in order to use the release clause expired today and the Reds parted ways with one player who had a key role in winning the two back to back Euroleague titles and the Greek championship on 2012. Law is almost fully paid for last season and now he is also expected to get a buy – out fee, becoming officially a free agent.
Kostas Papanikolaou of Olympiacos, winner this year “rising star award” as he team defended its title in London, has already proved that he is one of the best European players and this why many NBA teams are thinking of approaching Portland to acquire his rights. Blazers followed him closely throughout the season, but at this point it seems that “Pap” in not on the immediate plans of Neil Olshey. Portland (besides starter Nicolas Batum) also has another talented European forward with Spaniard Victor Claver and is no need to “overload” the small forward position.
Joey Dorsey decided to leave Olympiacos after less than a season. The American big man won both Euroleague and Greek A1 with Reds last year. Dorsey wrote on Facebook after the home loss against Zalgiris Kaunas that he has an offer from the NBA and he will talk with the staff to decide about his future. But, as reported by David Pick, the decision was already made. Dorsey will return to the NBA leaving Olympiacos who agreed to release him.
Giorgos Printezis informed Fenerbahce/ Ulker that he will not accept its offer and he seems to have decided to renew his contract with Olympiacos and will remain a member of the Euroleague reigning Champions until the summer of 2015. The man who sealed the European triumph of the Greek team with his world famous basket basket just 0,7” seconds before the end of the final game against CSKA Moscow, will continue his career at Piraeus.