EuroLeague offseason saw some elite moves taking place. In one of them, Kostas Sloukas left Olympiacos to join rivals Panathinaikos, aiming to bring the “Greens” back to the top after a few struggling seasons. The Greek star guard talked about his signing with the “Greens” and called it an ‘easy decision’.
“It was an easy decision. Panathinaikos people made it even easier for me. I am very proud of this move. I like the chemistry we build day by day, all players are good and talented. The main thing is how we play as a team. There is no doubt that we will improve from game to game,” Kostas Sloukas said in an interview with Aleksandra Radivojevic of SportsKlub, via Basketnews.com.
Under his new deal, Kostas Sloukas has become one of the highest-paid players in the EuroLeague, as he is now preparing for the start of the season, which will see the “Greens” collide with Olympiacos in the Greek Super Cup (September 30) and the EuroLeague opener (October 6).
Panathinaikos went into an extreme makeover this offseason, signing Sloukas and another 10 players in Olek Balcerowski, Juancho Hernangomez, Luca Vildoza, Ioannis Papapetrou, Jerian Grant, Kostas Antetokounmpo, Dimitris Moraitis, Mathias Lessort, Kyle Guy and Konstantinos Mitoglou.