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Sofoklis Schortsanitis to LAC?

Schortsanitis' Buyout Will Only Cost The Clippers $500,000
4th September, 2006 - 12:58 pm


Japan Times - Sofoklis Schortsanitis was a second round pick by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2003 draft and after his performance in the 2006 FIBA World Championships, his presence in the NBA would certainly be welcomed.

According to sources, the buyout on Schortsanitis' contract with the Greek club is only $500,000.

The Clippers would have to pay that amount, and then come to terms with the Kavala native, to bring Schortsanitis to L.A.




'Baby Shaq' made for the NBA
By JACK GALLAGHER
Staff writer


SAITAMA -- Good things come in small packages.

News photo
Spain's Marc Gasol catches a rebound as Greece's Sofoklis Schortsanitis looks on during Sunday's FIBA World Championship final. KYODO PHOTO

Well, that's what they say, but after watching Sofoklis Schortsanitis play for the past couple of weeks in the FIBA World Championship, it would be easy to disagree with that adage.

Schortsanitis, who was averaging 8.8 points per game heading into the final, has been one of the revelations of the tournament.

The 208-cm, 158-kg reserve center was a constant spark for Greece, including in its huge win over the United States in the semifinals, throughout its run to the final.

The big man with the nickname "Baby Shaq" has NBA written all over him.

But unlike his namesake, who is known for his power game around the hoop, Schortsanitis has displayed speed, agility and soft hands during the 16-day event.

The 21-year-old, who was a second-round pick of the Los Angeles Clippers in 2003, has four years remaining on his contract with Olympiakos, but has an escape clause that will allow him to get out of it to play in the NBA.

The buyout on Schortsanitis' contract with the Greek club is only $ 500,000, according to sources.

The Clippers, who came within one game of the Western Conference finals last season, would have to pay that amount, and then come to terms with the Kavala native, to bring Schortsanitis to L.A.

Though he is not the most refined prospect, based on his performance in Japan, it is not hard to envision Schortsanitis backing up Elton Brand sometime in the not-too-distant future.



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Comments

  • PandaemonaeonPandaemonaeon Moderator PEx Moderator
    Hehe laughing stock lang sa amin ni galaxy ram ang kulukoy na ito last year. Ang international competition nga naman, nagpapayaman ng mga ugok - see Sarunas Suckavicius :glee:
  • Hehe laughing stock lang sa amin ni galaxy ram ang kulukoy na ito last year. Ang international competition nga naman, nagpapayaman ng mga ugok - see Sarunas Suckavicius :glee:
    Hehehe. Ang sama naman nun. Pero in fairness medyo mas naging okay yung laro nya sa Worlds. :lol:
  • nbasa ko nung isang araw na intresado rin ang cleveland sa knya.
  • nbasa ko nung isang araw na intresado rin ang cleveland sa knya.
    Pakipost kung maaari para mapagusapan na din natin dito. Salamat. ;)
  • sa PDI un. nkalimutan ko lang ung date.
  • Hmm, not a bad prospect, especially with his performance at the Worlds. And he is just 21, he can still learn a lot. :D
  • KobeWanKenobiKobeWanKenobi PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Even if Cleveland is interested in "Baby Shaq" they have to trade for his rights because NBA rules says that a team keeps a Non-American player's rights forever unless he's traded or released by his team.

    That's why even up to now, the Sacramento Kings still own the rights to Serbian Dejan Bodiroga even though Bodiroga refuses to play in the NBA.
  • Sofoklis Schortsanitis is Sofoklis Schortsanitis. This does not deserve a thread of its own and should be in the NBA rumors thread instead.

    Yun naming sinasabi ni kid_balakid na interesado ang Cavs, it was actually a typo. Nakalagay ba naman dun sa PDI na “Schortsanitis might sign with the Cleveland Clippers this summer”.

    :rotflmao:
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