Friday, December 5, 2008
Fortitudo announced Lazaros Papadopoulos
Fortitudo Bologna announced the transfer of Lazaros Papadopoulos(2.10-C) on loan from Real Madrid until the end of the season. This arrangement was beneficial for both teams as Real Madrid got rid of a large his contract and can sign a new player now, while Fortitudo signed a pure center to help them out.
Papadopoulos didn't get any playing time in Real as coach Plaza didn't count on him. He has averaged 4 points and 2.3 rebounds in 4 games in the Euroleague playing on an average 13:46. In the spanish league he has averaged 3 points and 1.5 rebounds while playing a bit more than 13 minutes per game. Papadopoulos was hailed as the transfer of a big star to Real Madrid, coming from Dynamo Moscow, with a massive contract of 2 million euros per year but has failed to impress. Perhaps this opportunity will set him back on the right track..