Papagiannis’ agent: “The Kings made a mistake”

2018-02-09T16:52:40+00:00 2018-02-10T02:52:18+00:00.

Aris Barkas

09/Feb/18 16:52

Despite being a lottery pick, George Papagiannis was waived by the Kings and according to his Greek agent, he never got a fair chance in Sacramento.

By Aris Barkas/

Speaking to the Greek radio station “Sport FM” Marios Olympios, the Greek agent of George Papagiannis, stated that his client was not treated fairly by the Kings: “He (Papagiannis) never got a chance by the Kings. He had a double-double every time he played in the G-League. He had to travel for two and a half hour everytime he was assigned to Reno and still he performed. There are many details that prove that he never got a real chance”.

According to Olympios, the Greek center is ready to move on and the Kings were wrong in their decision: “He is a free agent. We have options and we are good with that. He is 20 years old and he already has a great resume. I don’t know if the Kings are also good with that. Unfortunately, in the draft, you can’t pick a team. You are picked. Giorgos ended up in a very disorganized franchise and I think that everyone in the NBA is shocked by the decision made by the Kings. It’s one more proof that something is wrong with the Kings”.

While it’s rumored that Panathinaikos, Papagiannis’ former team, is interested again in his services, Olympios doesn’t exclude anything: “Giorgos already has options on both sides of the Atlantic. We will take the best decision. He will go in a situation where he will be wanted and there will be a plan for him. The Kings have made a mistake and it will be proven down the road”.

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