Saturday, August 9, 2008
Panionios claimed Ibrahim Jaaber
Panionios BC claimed Ibrahim Jaaber(1.88-PG/SG) announcing it via their official website. The athenian team published a small simple announcement making sure that they reserve the rights for Ibrahim Jaaber as apparently Roma did not pay the buy-out of 300.000 dollars in order to buy the player from Panionios.
Jaaber had an impressive first half season in Greece averaging 22.4 points 4.2 assists and 2.8 steals in 15 games and Roma decided to sign the player for the rest of the season. Previous articles in the italian media made mention of Roma's interest but it seems that the italian team has not paid the money in time and now Panionios owns the player. If Jaaber gets a bulgarian passport as it was rumored Panionios will be able to get another non-european player for their roster.