Friday, August 13, 2010

Aris could sign Matalon, looking for a center

Marios Matalon might return to Aris.

According to, Aris might sign again Marios Matalon(1.85-PG) who had a good season in the second division of Israel. Matalon has dual Israeli and Greek citizenship and last season he played for Hapoel Megido in Israel. A wise choice for Matalon as he got a lot of playing time and he was actually one of the best players of the team. He averaged 15.2 points 3.5 rebounds and 4 assists in 26 games. Matalon was invited by head coach Sharon Drucker to join the rest of the team of Aris and train with them and coach Drucker seems to be pleased with Matalon and there is a good possiblity that Aris will sign him again. Marios Matalon used to be part of the junior team of Aris and played briefly in Greece for Kolossos Rhodes and Trikala BC. He helped Hapoel Megido a promotion to the first division in Israel.

On another issue in Aris they are looking for another big man to complement the front line. The candidates seem to be from the European market. One of the was playing in the LegaDue last season and there is also interest in another big man who hasn't played in Europe before. Both of these players are also targetted by Italian teams. In Aris they are willing to wait to secure the best possible player for their front-line. At the same time Michalis Tsairelis(2.07-PF/C) will not continue in Aris any more. Kavala and Panionios are interested in signing him, so the decision about his future will be decided in the next few days.

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