The Sacramento Kings are reportedly seeking to add a former NBA player and one of the top players in Europe right now to their roster. Per David Pick, the team has been trying to lure former Grizzlies combo guard Nick Calathes from Greek team, Panathinaikos.
Source: Sacramento Kings are trying to lure Nick Calathes out of his star-role in Athens.
— David Pick (@IAmDPick) July 26, 2016
It can be noticed that Pick used the word, “lure,” as it can be the optimal word there. It will be complicated for Calathes to simply join the Kings, should he choose to. He just signed a three-year deal with the Athens based team last season, and without knowing the exact details of his contract, how difficult or costly this would be for all parties involved is anyone's guess at this point.
The 6'6 guard has been performing very well in the continent as he is in the running for almost all major awards there (Eurocup MVP, Eurocup Champion, Euroleague Champion) and has already bagged the Defensive Player of the Year in his home league. Given his height and ball handling skills, it is no secret the Kings want him, especially after losing Rajon Rondo to free agency this year.
The Florida Gators product has played two seasons in the NBA. the last in 2014-2015. He was part of his then head coach in Memphis, David Joeger's rotation and got a fair amount of minutes as a back-up with 15.6 per game. He has career averages in the NBA of 4.6 points. 1.9 rebounds and 2,7 assists.
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