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Rockets are interested in Schortsanitis

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clips/Roxfan, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Clips/Roxfan

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    http://thehoop.blogspot.com/2010/04/big-sofo-plot-thickens.html

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    Big Sofo.. the plot thickens..
    No pun intended. Big Sofo's option seem to be getting more every day.


    According to sport24.gr, Sofoklis Schortsanitis will have even more options this summer when his contract ends. Apart from the Clippers that are already in contact with the Greek center there is also talk of the Houston Rockets who are interested in signing him. The Clippers selected Schortsanitis in the NBA Draft of 2003 at number 34 and they still obtain his NBA rights to this day.

    As Schortsanitis becomes a free agent in the summer, an NBA team will not need to pay a buy-out clause in order to sign him. Of course there is always the possibility of Olympiacos coming back with a new contract but the article says that it will probably happen after the end of the play-offs. The troubled player seems to have left all of his bad habbits in the past and he appears to be in very good shape focusing on his career. Much will depend on Olympiacos' attempt at a possible 2nd Euroleague title and also his and the team's performance in the play-offs trying to win the Greek League. The possibility of Schortsanitis signing for another european team or for rival Panathinaikos seems to be a distant one..

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  2. Clips/Roxfan

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    sorry if someone already posted this...
     
  3. Hippieloser

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    No one has posted it. What can you tell us about Big Sofo? I've never heard of him.
     
  4. Fullcourt

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    Sounds like a disease.
     
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    Since the Clippers have his rights and want him, wouldn't the Rocket have to trade for his rights just to sign him?
     
  6. mrfirefly7

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    To add more info about this player, here is report from draftexpress:
    http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Sofoklis-Schortsanitis-5266/

    It does sounds like he can be a great back up for us
     
  7. SamFisher

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    The sourcing here is pretty tenuous, from google translate:

    Moreover, it appears that Clippers are the only team that seems to be interested in Schortsaniti. And said that the Houston Rockets look to him, even recently skaout who attended the Olympic games with Prokom was essentially turned his eyes to the brutal Center. But the only time to play the "wise" to another NBA team but the Clippers are to be part of an exchange.
     
  8. GlenRice

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    Two thing I learned from watching this youtube video.

    1. His a big angry black man.


    2. Riot police are are needed at European basketball games




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  9. RV6

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    that's the greek baby shaq, he's the guy who gave team USA fits one summer. I'm trying to remember his playing style...i'd say he's like Big baby, but uses his body like shaq.
     
  10. rockbox

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    375 pounds. This guys sounds Big Baby with a eating disorder.
     
  11. SamFisher

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    He was terrible in the 2008 Olympics and got destroyed by the US, by Scola, by Spain - by pretty much everybody. Horribly out of shape and inept.
     
  12. Classic

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    looks like Bob Sapp
     
  13. Convictedstupid

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    Hes a very big dude. Watched a highlight from a game on youtube and he seems pretty bad. But he sure is a bruiser.
     
  14. monster

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    6'9"???

    I thought we we going after taller centers these days.
     
  15. mrfirefly7

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    Well if Andersen was some fancy Euroleague player and this guys THAT much better lets give him a shot.
     
  17. smoove shoez

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    That is one scary looking mofo. The beast mugabi.
     
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    Spanoulis sighting in this video.
     
  19. Zfan

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    I remember he played in olympics. He was no shaq. Nothing more than Oliver Miller.
     
  20. tcadriel

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    Big body, but no hops. He can't jump very high and his wingspan is doesn't seem to be very big. Just say no. He can't keep up with the speed of Brooks and Co. We already have Chuck, but at least Chuck can run. Can he shoot? or even dunk?
     

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