Friday, May 29, 2009

Panathinaikos and Olympiakos for Velickovic

Another set of teams comes to be added to the already long list of teams interested in the winner of the Rising Star award, serbian forward Novica Velickovic(2.05-SF/PF). According to, a portal affiliated with the team of Panathinaikos, it implies that the athenian team are interested in signing the talented youngster but there is also interest from Olympiakos as well.

There is a "cold war" between the 2 greek powerhouses when it comes to claiming players and the media do tend to feed that frenzy. Nevertheless, after that award it is only natural that Velickovic's name appears so often in sports media. He finished the season in the Euroleague as Partizan's top scorer, with 11.5 points per game, and it's second best rebounder, with 5.1 on average. Velickovic was also among his team's best three players in steals, assists and blocks.

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