Βy John Rammas/ firstname.lastname@example.org
The backcourt of Panathinaikos is getting a solid boost with the additions of Marius Grigonis and Andrew Andrews. With Panathinaikos and CSKA Moscow having a deal for the transfer of Grigonis, the Lithuanian guard decided to take the offer presented by the Greek club and was officially announced as a Panathinaikos player.
The Lithuanian swingman was one of the main targets of Panathinaikos and a solid boost in the roster for the 2022-23 editions of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and domestic competitions in Greece under new head coach Dejan Radonjic.
He signed a two-year deal for a total of 2,1M euros including the 350.000 buyout that CSKA Moscow got from the Greek club. Grigonis is practically replacing Nemanja Nedovic in the roster of the Greens.
Meanwhile, Panathinaikos has also advanced talks with Andrew Andrews.
The 29-year-old American combo guard is coming off a very good year with Bursaspor, in which he averaged 14.4 points (47.2% from 3-point range), 3.3 rebounds, and 4.4 assists in the Turkish BSL (including the quarterfinals) and 14 points (39.8% three-pointers), 2.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists in the EuroCup, where he reached the finals.
The deal between Panathinaikos and Andrews is also expected to be official soon.