Nick Calathes will be arriving after the end of the play-offs for Panathinaikos. The greek point guard will not be withdrawing his candidancy for the 2009 NBA Draft as the predictions for his pick are quite good. He is currently estimated to be between 18 and 30 in the 1st round and he would ideally like to play for a team that will allow him to stay in Europe for a year or two. Reports from Greece say that his 3 season contract is estimated to be either 2.1 million euros or 2.4 million dollars in total.
The latest estimation is that he will end up either at number 22 or 23 in the 1st round. The general consensus is that he will be picked by a team that might not want to integrate him to their roster straight away. In this case instead of playing in the NBDL, Europe and Panathinaikos are the favourable option.