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Giorgos Printezis | Forward | #58

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/22/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'9" / 210
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (28) / SA

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Giorgos Printezis said that he would like to finish his career with the Olympiacos of Greece.
"I have told my manager that no matter what offer arrives, Olympiacos has the first hand." said Printezis. "There might be an interest from other teams, but I feel very good in Olympiacos. I wish to close my career in Olympiacos." The Spurs own Printezis draft rights, but with comments like this coming from a 31-year-old, it seems unlikely the 2007 draft pick will ever make the jump to the NBA. Sun, Jun 12, 2016 06:47:00 PM

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The Thunder acquired the draft rights to Giorgos Printezis in their trade that sent Eric Maynor to Portland.

Printezis was acquired by the Blazers in a sign-and-trade deal involving Raymond Felton back in July and he gets to be a small forward with Oklahoma City. The 6'9", 27-year-old forward averaged 14.3 points with 1.1 triples with Greek Olympiakos this season. He won't have fantasy value for a while at best.
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 03:37:00 PM

Greek forward Giorgos Printezis has been traded to the Trail Blazers as part of the Raymond Felton sign-and-trade deal.

Printezis, who was originally the No. 58 overall pick in the 2008 draft, is not expected to put on a Blazers uniform in the foreseeable future. He'll likely continue his career overseas and it's possible he may never come to Portland.
Mon, Jul 16, 2012 08:48:00 AM

Giorgos Printezis, acquired by Toronto from San Antonio in a draft day deal, cannot be bought out of his contract with Olympiacos of the Euroleague until next season.

So the 6'9" Greek small forward will be staying in Europe for at least another season. The Raptors are excited by the progress he's made over the past couple of years, especailly his athleticism and aggressive rebounding. Small forward remains an issue for Toronto and the Raptors will look at Grant Hill, Mickael Pietrus and Luke Walton this summer, with Pietrus probably the primary target.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sat, Jun 30, 2007 10:17:00 AM

Giorgos Printezis, taken by the Spurs 58th overall Thursday, was dealt to the Toronto Raptors for a 2008 second-round pick.

The Raptors were without a pick in the draft this season, but managed to add to their growing collection of international talent. The 6'9" small forward averaged 11.5 points and 3.9 rebounds last season with Olympia Larissa. The Raptors are seeking help at the three spot, but don't look for Printezis to be of immediate use -- he's a project at this point.
Fri, Jun 29, 2007 01:47:00 PM

The Spurs took SF Giorgos Printezis out of Greece with the 58th pick on Thursday.

Don't plan on seeing him in the NBA anytime soon, as he'll stay in Greece to develop.
Fri, Jun 29, 2007 02:18:00 AM

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