Nikola Milutinov to return in Olympiacos training session next week

Olympiacos’ Nikola Milutinov is expected to be back in his team’s training sessions at the start of the next week, as the Serbian star revealed after the game against Partizan. Milutinov travelled with his team and was honored by hos former club before the start of Round 32 contest.

The Serbian big wasn’t able to help Olympiacos as he’s still recovering from an ankle sprain, who forced him to miss the last 9 EuroLeague games. Milutinov spoke to Serbian media and claimed that he will soon be ready to compete again after almost two months.

“I should start training in the next day or two. The difficult period is behind me, but I’m looking at it positively. It will take a period of adaptation, but that’s it,” Nikola Milutinov said (h/t Mozzart Sport).

Milutinov returned to Olympiacos after multiple years playing for CSKA Moscow. He has averaged 8.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and a PIR of 15.3 in 20 games this season with the “red and white”.

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The Serbian big man wore Partizan shirt for three seasons between 2012-2015 before joining Olympiacos in 2015. He stayed in Piraeus for 5 seasons and went to join Russian powerhouse CSKA Moscow before returning to Greece this past summer.

“I would like to thank Partizan. I spent memorable years here and without Partizan I would not be where I am now.”

Nigel Williams-Goss shines for Olympiacos in the scorching Stark Arena

Nigel Williams-Goss has been a known game-changer when he’s healthy, and he showed his teeth on Thursday’s win against Partizan in scorching-hot Stark Arena. The American guard came off the bench in the second quarter and moved the needle for Olympiacos’ offense in a crucial phase of the game.

The 2023 EuroLeague champion finished with 17 points, a season-high 5 steals as he was very active defensively. He also posted 3 assists, 3 rebounds and drawn four fouls for a PIR of 19. In addition, he iced the game, hitting two free throws to put Olympiacos up by 69-73 with few seconds remaining on the clock.

“Partizan started the game very well, but in the second quarter the guys who came from the bench did an amazing job and put us back into the game,” Olympiacos captain Kostas Papanikolaou noted, via EuroLeague.net.

The “Reds” will visit again Belgrade next week in order to take on Crvena Zvezda hoping to sweep the 2-week road trip in the Serbian capital.

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