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Revolving doors: Ex Maccabi Tel Aviv on its way back to Euroleague, Milan in desperate pursuit of point guard | Israel Hayom

2023-12-09T19:27:32.257Z

Highlights: Austin Hollins, who had a bad season at Maccabi Tel Aviv, has signed with Zalgris Kaunas. Kevin Pangos, who does not get along with Milan coach Ettore Messina, is expected to leave. attempts to bring in Keenan Evans or Shabaz Napier in his place have failed. Valencia is one of the leading candidates to absorb the point guard. Milan will not give up on signing a point guard and in the coming days will continue their efforts.


Austin Hollins, who had a bad season at Maccabi Tel Aviv, has signed with Zalgris Kaunas and is expected to sign in the coming days • Kevin Pangos, who does not get along with Milan coach Ettore Messina, is expected to leave, attempts to bring in Keenan Evans or Shabaz Napier in his place have failed, and the Italians continue to look for a guard


Austin Hollins concluded in Kaunas Žalgris

Ex Maccabi Tel Aviv Last season, Austin Hollins signed with Zalgiris Kaunas and is expected to sign with the team in the coming days. Hollins had a very bad season in the yellow jersey, which included quite a few frustrating injuries for the player. At the moment he is fully fit to return to play and the Lithuanians took advantage of the opportunity and decided to strengthen the team together with him.

Hollins. Returning to the Euroleague, photo: Alan Shaver

Milan desperate to concentrate

Despite the glittering summer signings, Ettore Messina's Milan are in the midst of a particularly poor season. One of the team's stars, Kevin Pangos, does not get along with coach Ettore Messina and rarely gets minutes in Euroleague games for over a month, the club announced that the point guard is not in his plans and is expected to leave for another team soon. When one of the leading candidates to absorb the point guard is Valencia. Talks between the teams have already begun, with the Spanish team's goal of combining Pangos and Chris Jones together in the quintet.

Pangos (left). On the way out, photo: EPA

As a result, Milan is in the process of signing a new point guard for the team, first the Italian club inquired with Zalgris Kaunas about buying Keenan Evans' contract, the American point guard has a $300,<> contract out, but the talks fell through and were ultimately unsuccessful.

In addition, the Italians were also in talks with Red Star about a potential trade between Shabazz Napier and Kevin Pangos, but Red Star coach Giannis Spropoulos was not interested in a deal and those talks fell through. Despite this, Milan will not give up on signing a point guard and in the coming days will continue their efforts to find the right player for the job.

Keenan Evans (left) did not take place, photo: from Twitter

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