Panathinaikos has reportedly dropped out of the Nick Calathes sweepstakes, and they are close to a deal with guard/forward Marius Grigonis. The Lithuanian swingman is a top priority for the Greens, as Eurohoops reports.
Grigonis spent the last season with CSKA Moscow, before leaving the EuroLeague giants due to the Russian invasion in Ukraine. Grigonis returned to the field after a break of more than four months in the latest selection window of the FIBA World Championship.
Panathinaikos is hoping to improve the squad heading into the 2022-23 campaign in the EuroLeague and Greek Basket League.
Last season. Grigonis averaged 8.5 points on 43 percent shooting from beyond the arc, along with 1.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in 19 minutes per game in the EuroLeague being an important factor in CSKA’s rotation.
According to the same report, the Greek giants are interested in former Crvena Zvezda and Zalgiris Kaunas guard Nate Wolters to upgrade their point guard position. Wolters played for Crvena Zvezda last season under Pana’s current head coach Dejan Radonjic
Panathinaikos has already added Paris Lee and Panagiotis Kalaitzakis in their guard rotation as they’re hoping to return to the upper echelon of the top European basketball competition next season.