Ainge checked Adetokunbo

2013-01-29T22:12:49+00:00 2015-05-23T16:05:17+00:00.

Aris Barkas

29/Jan/13 22:12

Austin Ainge, Celtics director of player personnel and son of president Danny, travelled to Athens, Greece and watched the 18year old guard in Filathlitikos’ practice as he can enter this season’s NBA draft

By Rigas Dardalis/

He is the wonder boy of Greek basketball and therefore Zaragoza chose to sign Giannis Adetokunbo from Filathlitikos two months ago. But there is a chance that he never plays in Spain, since NBA teams have already shown great interest in him and he can be picked in the upcoming draft.

Austin Ainge visited last week Athens and watched him during a practice of his team. Celtics’ director of player personnel will probably return again in Athens this season, as many other NBA executives are expected to do. Adetokunbo plays the point guard position, but he is 2,07 m. tall (6 ft 9) and has an impressive 2,21 m. (7 ft 2) wingspan.

UPDATE: After the Celtics, the Lakers travelled to Athens on 19th of February in order to scout the player in a private work out. Spaniard Antonio Maceiras, the head of European scouting of the team was present.