In the last few days, Panathinaikos OPAP is in search of a playmaker, after the departure of Kiefer Sykes and the names that have been written on the internet are many. For example, the case of Demetrius Jackson was written, but the American playmaker denied the issue, which came out of Spain. Among other things, the name of Jason Randle was heard, a player who has quality and was examined by the Greek champions.
However, at the moment one of the cases that has entered the final stage is that of Selvin Mack. In no case can we talk about a “finished case”, but the name of the 30-year-old knot guard is high on the list of the technical staff of the “clover”.
The height of 1.91m. American ace has some of the features that George Vovoras is looking for in the market. In fact, the recommendations they have received from Panathinaikos OPAP state that he is a serious player and an excellent professional.
The fact is that Mack came to Europe after eight years of career in the NBA and G-League, wearing the jersey of the Wizards, the Sixers, the Hawks, the Jazz, the Magic, the Grizzlies and the Hornets.
But in his move from Armani Milano and Hapoel Jerusalem he failed to live up to expectations. In any case, he is a player with a respectable career and a great resume, who in the past had signed good contracts and has already solved the … problem of his life (his earnings in the NBA amount to 18.9 million dollars in total) .
Of course, Panathinaikos OPAP is looking for players with specific competitive and financial data and in the market there are not many options for the “1” position. Especially if one takes into account that the “greens” want to include in their potential a player who has European experience and does not come directly from the American basketball environment, so that he can adapt more quickly.
In last year’s Euroleague, he averaged 4.9 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game against Armani Milano, after 11 appearances. In 456 appearances in the NBA over a period of eight years (2011-2019) he averaged 6.6 points, 2 rebounds and 3.1 assists.