George Papagiannis: “I return to my family, Panathinaikos”

2018-07-19T23:24:45+00:00 2018-07-19T23:31:11+00:00.

Aris Barkas

19/Jul/18 23:24

Just hours after being waived by the Blazers, George Papagiannis returned to Greece for Panathinaikos.

By Eurohoops team/

The NBA adventure is over at least for the near future for George Papagiannis. The Greek big man who was waived by Portland returned to Greece and the fans of Panathinaikos were waiting for him.

While the details of his multiyear deal with the Greek powerhouse are still ironed out, Papagiannis didn’t hide his intention to sign with his old team.

“I return to my family, Panathinaikos“, he said while wearing a scarf of the club upon his arrival at the Athens airport.

The 21 years old Papagiannis played for Panathinaikos between 2014 and 2016, before getting drafted with the 13th pick in the 2016 NBA draft by the Kings. He is still considered by far the best young Greek center.

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