Nick Calathes: The new ‘King’ of the Point Guard position

2017-12-01T17:51:33+00:00 2017-12-02T00:38:36+00:00.

Aris Barkas

01/Dec/17 17:51

Nick Calathes has started off on the right foot this season in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, as he is having the best year of his career.

Highlights and best games this season

Throughout his career, Nick Calathes has ‘flirted’ with the triple-double various times, but none of his performances came closer than the one in Istanbul against Anadolu Efes. The Greek international had 29 points, 10 assists and 9 rebounds, just board away from a triple-double figure. As he stated after the game, triple-doubles will come in the future; for now, the win is all that matters.

Career High 29 points against Efes

Calathes’ 23 points against Brose Bamberg in the Olympic Sports Center Athens was his second-best scoring performance this season, but he also had some impressive games with double-doubles against Khimki Moscow Region (11 points, 11 assists), Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (14 points, 14 assists) and Unicaja Malaga (16 points, 12 assists).

The ‘master’ of the double-double

Alongside Chris Singleton, James Gist, KC Rivers and Nikos Pappas, he wants to take this team as high as he possibly can and get Panathinaikos back where they belong: among the Top 4 teams in Europe.