Nikos Hatzivrettas(1.95-SG) might not be continuing his career in Panathinaikos after all. The greek veteran was rumored to sign another contract for one more season with Panathinaikos but that might not go through. The many arrivals in the backcourt of Panathinaikos and the recent change in the foreign players regulation in Greece might force Hatzivrettas who knows that his playing time will be even more reduced.
Greek portal athlitikanea.gr says that Aris Thessaloniki are interested in signing Hatzivrettas as they are trying to get the best possible roster in order to qualify for next season's Euroleague, initially against Maroussi and after that against the winner between Alba Berlin and Le Mans. Head coach Andrea Mazzon is currently in Las Vegas for the Summer League monitoring possible transfer targets for Aris and Hatzivrettas is also one of them. Hatzivrettas averaged 5.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 29 games in the greek A1 league playing for Panathinaikos.