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September 30, 2014 Updates
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Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Greek national team returned to Athens at the first morning hours of Monday and what he had to say to Eurohoops was that he intends to always answer the call of the national team, after his experience in the FIBA World Cup. As he said: “Whenever the national team calls me, I will be present, provided that I am healthy. I experience a moment with our captain, Nikos Zisis after the game. I saw him, a very experienced player, shading a tear. Honestly that changed my whole perception about the national team. I understood what the national team means for those guys and I hope after many years to be in his position. I hope this team would have the same meaning for me, even more compared to the many things it already means”. EuroHoops.net

September 4, 2014 Updates
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And as Calathes himself said: “I’m very happy that I found myself again in the environment of Panathinaikos, and also to meet and talk with Mr. Dimitris Giannakopoulos. We have to tell the truth: Right now my goal is to play as well as possible in the NBA, but it is certain that when I return to Europe I will play only for Panathinaikos’. EuroHoops.net

July 19, 2014 Updates
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Steve Kyler: Memphis guard Nick Calathes expects to find out his eligibility for the World Games soon, a teleconference is scheduled with FIBA. Given that Calathes is technically suspended in the NBA, FIBA would need to grant him approval to play for Greece in the World Games. Twitter @stevekylerNBA

June 29, 2014 Updates

Nick Calathes wants to return to Panathinaikos, according to Sport24.gr. The American-Greek point guard already informed the Memphis Grizzlies that he wants to return to Europe after one year in the NBA. Sportando

June 28, 2014 Updates
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Not only Oliver Lafayette, but also Malcolm Delaney may end up in Greece for next season. Olympiacos has presented an official contract offer to the BBL MVP and the Greeks are waiting his answer. EuroHoops.net

June 20, 2014 Updates

Nick Calathes did not respond to Panathinaikos offer ($6.5 million in three years) and the Greek powerhouse is now targeting Jimmer Fredette, according to Sport24. The American guard started his NBA career with the Sacramento Kings who selected him with the tenth overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. During the season Fredette moved to Chicago Bulls after being waived by the Kings. Sportando

June 16, 2014 Updates
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Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Greek federation and Milwaukee Bucks agreed in a formula that seems to be a win-win situation for every one involved. The Greek forward will not be a member of the Greek U20 national team in the upcoming Eurobasket, which will be held at the island of Crete between 8 and 20 of July, in order to play in the Las Vegas Summer League with the Bucks at the 11th of July. After that, the “Greek freak” will return to Greece and will take part in the training camp of the senior Greek national team which will compete in the upcoming FIBA World Cup in Spain. EuroHoops.net

May 3, 2014 Updates

Sportando interviewed the Greek young talent of Aris Thessaloniki Lefteris Bochoridis. The young player seems very convinced to be able to get attentions of the Americans GM at the next NBA draft. Bochoridis played his entire career with Aris Thessaloniki, is considered the new Diamantidis and shows us a great confidence in his own value, built with hard-work. In Greece many people consider you as the new Diamantidis. What is your feeling about that ? First of all, it's a great honor that some people believe this. I feel proud that they compare me with this amazing player and I want through hard-working to prove them that one day in future I can be a successful player like him. Sportando

April 21, 2014 Updates

The 20 games ban of Nick Calathes was a shock for the Greek basketball federation, still there’s full support towards the Greek-American guard. On Saturday Kostas Missas, a member of the Greek federation coaching stuff, contacted the player, who gave his side of the story and once more clarified the fact that he never used synthetic testosterone or performance-enhancing drugs. However, Tamoxifen which was detected in Calathes’ samples is banned also from the International Olympic Committee, so the player should have been much more careful. The point is that the ban of Calathes is imposed to the NBA and has to do only with NBA games. There’s no cooperation between the NBA and WADA and until further notice the player is eligible for the upcoming FIBA World Cup. EuroHoops.net

March 24, 2014 Updates

The 10th signing of a non Greek player this season in Olympiacos is going to be the biggest, if completed. The defending Euroleague champions have decided to boost their roster for the almost certain Greek league finals against Panathinaikos and the player they want to add is Bobby Brown. The 29years old American guard was Euroleague’s top scorer last season as a member of Siena – having almost 19 point per game – and he recently concluded his season in the Chinese CBA. EuroHoops.net

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