Saturday, July 10, 2010
Nielsen and Cook candidates for Olympiakos?
According to gazzetta.gr, Matt Nielsen(2.08-PF/C) is a candidate for Olympiakos. The Greek portal says that according to their exclusive information the Australian forward/center could be the first transfer for Olympiakos. The article says that negotiations are under way and it is possible that the deal could be finalised soon. Nielsen helped Valencia to conquer the Eurocup last season and he was also crowned MVP of the Final Four.
Nielsen has also played for Lietuvos Rytas in Lithuania and Paok in Greece. Last season he averaged 8.8 points 4.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 36 games in the ACB and also 9.6 points 4.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 17 games in the Eurocup.
According to another source, Omar Cook(1.86-PG) is the first alternative for Olympiakos in case the deal with Spanoulis goes sour. Cook shares the same agent with Spanoulis and an initial discussion has been made although no offer has been made. Cook recently parted ways with Malaga. He averaged 9.8 points 1.8 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 16 games playing for Malaga in the Euroleague. Cook holds a Montenegrin passport that allows him to play as an EU player.
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