Real Madrid today announced via their official website that they are releasing Lazaros Papadopoulos (2.13-C) who had one more season in his contract with the Spanish team. Papadopoulos is not part of Messina's roster design and last season he was unwelcome by coach Plaza.
He was sent on loan to Fortitudo although that didn't help the Italian team very much since they were ultimately relegated. Papadopoulos on the other hand displayed a very improved physique and put on a good performance for Fortitudo Bologna. He averaged 11.5 points 7.7 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 21 games for Fortitudo in the LegaA1.