Enes Freedom Interested In Playing In Greece

If Enes Freedom can’t hook on with another NBA team, he wants to play in Greece, Sportando relays.

Freedom would be interested in signing with Panathinaikos, partially for political reasons, he told Greek publications Ethnikos Kirikas.

“My first goal is to play in the NBA and I want to be there,” he said. “However, if this does not happen, I have grown up watching Panathinaikos, Olympiacos, and other teams, but first of all, I would like to meet with the Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis. I would like to shake his hand and thank him for accepting the Turkish refugees. This is an important step of the friendship between Greece and Turkey.

“Then, I would like to talk to him about the possibility to come to a team like Panathinaikos and build a friendship between the two countries. If I play in a Greek team, it will not be just for basketball. I want to build a bridge between these people,” Freedom added. “We are not so far away: we eat the same food, while our cultures are very similar. Panathinaikos is the first choice in Europe. Let’s not forget that my friend Mario Hezonja played there as well.”

Freedom became a free agent shortly after he was traded from Boston to Houston on February 10. He was officially waived by the Rockets four days later and later asserted his outspoken views on China contributed to the lack of interest from other NBA teams.

He appeared in 35 games with Boston this season after seeing action in 72 games with Portland last season.

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