AEK Athens is expected to cut former NBA big man Daniel Orton for disciplinary reasons. Per SDNA, AEK Athens have called Orton to apologize since they are very troubled with his behaviour. Orton,in the halftime of the game between AEK and the Skyliners,was laughing in the locker rooms. Sakota admonished him and when he left the locker rooms, Orton was out of control and started to smash things. Assistant coach Angelos Koronios tried to calm him down but Orton pushed him back. What is more,the 25-year-old center in the past, had missed unreasonably a training and had abandoned a team dinner.
Nicolas Batum speaking on Greek channel OTE TV he had only good things to say about Giannis Antetokounmpo and about his impressive improvement. According to the French, star the “Greek freak” has already taken the next step: “Antetokounmpo is amazing. His game against Spain was impressive. He is huge and very long. He is almost a 7 footer and he can play like a guard. You see him dribbling on the court and he runs with the ball like great perimeter players do. When he has the ball in his hands, he dribbles like Tony Parker”.
After the victory in Xanthi tournament coach Fotis Katsikaris announced the final list of players for EuroBasket of the Greece national team. Dimitris Agravanis and Vladimir Janković the last two cuts, here the Greek roster: Nikos Zisis, Giannis Bourousis, Vassilis Spanoulis, Kostas Kaimakoglou, Giorgos Printezis, Nick Clathes, Kostas Papanikolaou, Kostas Sloukas, Stratos Perperoglou, Kostas Koufos, Vaggelis Mantzaris, Giannis Antetokounmpo.