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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Donnie McGrath wants to leave Paok

McGrath wants to take the next big step in his career.


Donnie McGrath(1.93-PG/SG) seems to be the chosen one to fill in the spot that Ibrahim Jaaber's religious fervor left behind. His current club though are not so happy to part with him. McGrath is one of the most important players in the composition of Paok and now that he reached the apex of his performance it's no surprise he attracted the attention of a wealthier and bigger club, Zalgiris Kaunas.

Zalgiris want to sign McGrath and offer him 60,000 USD for the remainder of the season and 190,000 USD for next season. Zalgiris' roster currently features a sizeable gap after Jaaber's departure and their leverage with McGrath is the player's wish to leave and what the player's agent says about owed salaries. If McGrath is owed 2 months' salaries then it's possible that he will be able to break his contract and although the player expressed his to leave the administration of Paok made it clear they will not allow it to the best of their abilities and will try to hold the player to his contract. According to reports from Greece, Paok's administration contacted FIBA and Zalgiris about the situation and will attempt to pay McGrath owed salary from January in an effort to fall within the clauses of the contract. There is also a rumor a clause that could release the contract as the agent's fee should have been paid back in October and it hasn't. McGrath who is the owner of an Irish passport so far has averaged 13.3 points 2.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 16 games in the A1 league in Greece

If he leaves Paok will lose one of their best players and yet another key player after the departure of Dimitris Haritopoulos(2.07-PF) to Lukoil Akademik.

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