Panathinaikos OPAP Athens made a power move in the summer market on Thursday when it announced a deal with guard Marius Grigonis until the end of the 2023-24 season. Grigonis (1.98 meters, 28 years old) arrives from CSKA Moscow, where last season he averaged 8.5 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 16 EuroLeague games.
Panathinaikos bolsters backcourt with Grigonis
This will be Grigonis's fifth EuroLeague season. He spent his first four with Zalgiris Kaunas, where he kept growing as a player until exploding in 2020-21 with averages of 13.4 points in 34 games. He also earned October MVP honors in 2021. He then moved to Russia to join CSKA. Grigonis grew up in Zalgiris but he moved to Spain in 2013 looking to expand his opportunities as a pro. He had a season in Huesca, two in Manresa and a last one in Tenerife before getting the attention of legendary coach Aito Garcia Reneses, who took him to ALBA Berlin. Grigonis made his EuroLeague debut with ALBA in 2017-18, and the following season he would move to Zalgiris.