Greek forward Vasilis Charalampopoulos is declaring for the 2018 NBA draft, he told ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. Charalampopoulos, a 21-year old 6-foot-9 power forward, is under contract with Greek powerhouse Panathinaikos but was loaned to PAOK Thessaloniki this past summer, averaging 6.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 23 minutes per game in the Greek league and Champions League, shooting 51 percent from 2 and 36 percent from 3.
Panathinaikos announced the return of Mike James. The American guard has played with the Greens last season before signing in the NBA with the Suns.
As you read earlier today Alessandro Gentile is expected to leave Panathinaikos BC. SDNA understands that this happened for the following reasons: A) Although the Greek Cup winners paid a large amount of money to sign the Italian superstar and despite getting a lot of playing time (he was often a starter), Gentile’s performance wearing Panathinaikos shirt wasn’t good. Xavi Pascual had a personal conversation with the 25-year old player, in which he made it clear that Alessandro will not get playing time anymore. “You can go to another team on loan if you want or you can stay and practice with us”, was his words.