Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Verginis leaving Panathinaikos for Aris

He had enough time polishing the bench.. time to play.

According to, Dimitris Verginis(1.91-PG/SG) is more than likely to move from Panathinaikos to Aris. The Greek combo guard didn't follow the rest of the team of Panathinaikos to Zlatibor for the preparation stage and stayed behind. The reason behind that was to break his contract with Panathinaikos. Panathinaikos would compensate Verginis with 120,000 euros to break his 300,000 euros contract and then he will sign with Aris for another 80,000 euros. The article says that there is an option for another season in the contract for 150,000 euros for Verginis.

Aris want desperately to return to the Euroleague and Verginis is desperately looking for some playing time so he doesn't retire way before his time. The deal could be announced tomorrow morning according to the article and if this goes through then it means that Aris are no longer pursuing the much more expensive Milos Vujanic.Verginis didn't get much playing time the last 2 seasons and he was obviously used as a practice aid. He wants to change all that and show what he's worth. Last season he only played 10 games in Greece for Panathinaikos and 2 games in the Euroleague.

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