Green had previously played in Euroleague during 2013/2014 (with Montepaschi Siena), before getting his first NBA contract, with the Denver Nuggets. And he has no problem admitting to Eurohoops, that returning to the best league in the world, is among his top ambitions. “I think that my decision to join Olympiacos can skyrocket my career. I believe it will help me return to the NBA. I am a part of a great organization. I have excellent teammates, I will play in Euroleague, the second biggest league in the planet, and I’ll prove that I can do important things at the top level of basketball.”
But on the back of his mind, lies the ambition to become an NBA player. “That’s my biggest goal man. To play in the NBA”, Patric Young said to Eurohoops. “I want to compete in the top league of the planet and among the best players. But that’s a long term plan. Right now, the focus of my attention is on Olympiacos. It’s all about how I can be better and help my team with all my power”
However, another player the Spurs hold the NBA draft rights to, Greek 6’9″ forward Georgios Printezis, said Sunday he does not have any intentions of signing elsewhere for the remainder of his career. “I have told my manager that no matter what offer arrives, Olympiacos has the first hand.” said Printezis, in an article by EuroHoops.net. “There might be an interest from other teams, but I feel very good in Olympiacos. I wish to close my career in Olympiacos. The team fills me completely and I believe that me and my teammates have much to achieve.”
This morning, Othello Hunter of Olympiacos donated 22.000 bottles of water (1.5 L) to refugees who are currently located at the old airport of the Elliniko suburb of Athens. Hunter and his wife, Alissa made all the appropriate arrangements and with the help of the volunteers that are constantly at the refugees’ side, he provided 22.000 bottles of water in order to help, in his own way, those in need.
According to Eurohoops’ sources, Olympiacos has offered a contract to Italian NBA free agent Andrea Bargnani. The Greek club is making an attempt to bring the Italian international center to Europe, but he is not the only option for the Reds.