Saturday, September 15, 2012

Aris signed Tsakaleris and looking into Billy Keys

One addition and one last one to go.

Efthimis Tsakaleris(2.07-PF) became the latest addition of Aris BC as the club announced today via their official website. The Greek power forward played for Paok BC last season but didn't find enough playing time and Aris needed one more player to complete the front-line. Tsakaleris will be a player for Aris for the next season and his good performance during the preparation earned him a contract.

Billy Keys(1.88-PG) could be the team's latest addition as Aris have been waiting on Michalis Pelekanos(1.98-SG/SF) but he has been waiting on Panathinaikos and his former coach Argiris Pedoulakis and there are rumors about offer from teams from Europe. Aris offered the player a 50,000 euros contract but Pelekanos wants around 70,000 euros. Aris also offered Pelekanos a leader's position in the roster as they're after his skills and experience at the highest level. Pelekanos is an all-around player that can contribute both in offense and defense.

Keys is a veteran of the Greek league, he doesn't require a letter of cleareance(Aris are still in talks with Guy Skordilis who won a FIBA injuction against his old team) and he seems like a quality addition despite his advanced age.

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