Auguste stays with Panathinaikos after turning down NBA offers

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Antonis Stroggylakis

20/Jul/17 17:32

Zach Auguste will wear the jersey of Panathinaikos in the next season since he turned down the offers he had received from NBA teams.

By George Orfanakis/

Panathinaikos officially signed Zach Auguste on late June but the player’s contract allowed the player to opt-out in the case he found the NBA deal he was looking for.

Following his performances in the NBA Summer League tournaments of Las Vegas and Orlando, the 24-year-old forward/center received some offers by NBA clubs but turned them down and will thus be joining the Greens for the new season.

Two factors played a big part in Auguste’s decision. First, that there wasn’t any NBA offer for a fully guaranteed deal, and second, that Panathinaikos also offered him a raise that increases his annual salary to€ 500.000.

Panathinaikos is now turning its attention to Chris Singleton. The American center’s NBA opt-out in his contract is expiring tonight (20/7) and he has already turned down a lucrative extension offer by the Greens.