Georgios Kalaitzakis returns to Panathinaikos and joins his brother

2022-07-25 11:12
Credit: Lukšta
Credit Lukšta

Georgios Kalaitzakis made his come back to Greece by signing a two-year contract with Panathinaikos OPAP Athens, the club officially announced.

His brother, Panagiotis, is already on the team. Georgios left Panathinaikos a year ago and played in the NBA for the Milwaukee Bucks and Oklahoma City Thunder.

The 23-year-old guard averaged 6.6 points and 1.6 rebounds in a total of 13 games last season.

Georgios Kalaitzakis

Georgios  Kalaitzakis
Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Oklahoma City Thunder
Position: SG
Age: 23
Height: 202 cm
Weight: 87 kg
Birth place: Crete, Greece

"I am very happy to return to Panathinaikos. I will give 100% to help the team achieve its goals. It was a dream for me and Panagiotis to play together at Panathinaikos one day. We are looking forward to starting work with the green jersey," Georgios Kalaitzakis said.

Ahead of fulfilling his NBA dream, the last pick (60th) of the 2021 draft registered 1.6 points and 0.6 rebounds over 14 EuroLeague matches in 2020-21.

Kalaitzakis began his professional career in 2016. Since then, he has spent four years at PAO.

Current roster

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens

Position Player Status
PG Paris Lee (story) Signed until 2023 +1
PG Stefan Jovic Signed until 2022 + 1
PG Nate Wolters (story) Signed until 2023
PG/SG Andrew Andrews (story) Signed until 2024
SG Georgios Kalaitzakis (story) Signed until 2024
SG/SF Panagiotis Kalaitzakis (story) Signed until 2024 +1
SG Marius Grigonis (story) Signed until 2024
SF Howard Sant-Roos Signed until 2023
SF/PF Lefteris Mantzoukas
Signed until 2025
SF/PF Derrick Williams (story) Signed until 2023
PF Nikos Chougkaz Signed until 2025
C Giorgos Papagiannis Signed until 2023
C Arturas Gudaitis (story) Signed until 2023
Coach Dejan Radonjic (story)
Expired contract Vassilis Kavvadas (will not return), Giorgos Vovoras (will not return), Peyton Siva, Lefteris Bochoridis, Leonidas Kaselakis (will not return), Jeremy Evans, Nemanja Nedovic (will not return), Daryl Macon (will not return), Ioannis Papapetrou (will not return)
Rumored to leave Stefan Jovic
Interested Lefteris Bochoridis, Nick Calathes (story), Andrew Andrews (story), Mindaugas Kuzminskas (story)

See all the EuroLeague transfer market news here.

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