Ratko Varda(2.16-C) was offered to Panionios for a week's contract according to superbasket.gr but coach Trifunovic rejected the offer. The serbian center is still in contract with Khimki of Moscow but there is a gap until the next stage in the play-offs in Russia, that start again on May 10th after the completion of the Euroleague Final Four.
Coach Trifunovic has a major problem in his front-line as Lonny Baxter(2.03-C) is currently in the States to see if he will have to undergo surgery. That leaves Panionios without their top scorer in the greek league and key player in their front-line. By the look of things Panionios will have to make due in the play-offs without Baxter and hope that canadian forward/center Levon Kendall(2.09-PF/C) will be ready for tomorrow's first game against Aris Thessaloniki.