Giorgios Printezis Rumors
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.”
However, as RC Buford said to the Greek channel OTE TV, he was also eager to meet Giorgos Printezis. Printezis’ NBA rights belong to the Spurs and Buford met him for the first time. What’s more interesting is that Buford kept the NBA door open for him. As RC Buford said: “It was good to meet with Giorgos. We traded for his rights last summer and this was the first time I got to spend some time with him. I have never met him before”. Printezis has a contract with Olympiacos until the summer of 2017, but Buford doesn’t exclude anything: “I think that a part of this decision belongs to him. For sure we will be following him and if our needs fit his needs, then we will see what happens”.
Giorgos Printezis officially signed his new contract with Euroleague champions Olympiacos for three years and 2,7 million euros, as it was first reported by Eurohoops.net. As it was also reported by Turkish media, he refused to take the 4,5 million dollars for three years offer of Fenerbahce/ Ulker. What is not known, thought, is that the Knicks also made an official offer to the Greek forward, like they have said they would do, after the Euroleague final four.
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.