Kostas Papanikolau in an interview to Eurohoops said that he will stay at least one more year in Europe before trying to go the NBA. The young Greek has a contract with Olympiacos till 2014 with a NBA buyout from 2013.
“The possibility of playing in the NBA is more than interesting to me and I think that I should test my skills in the USA. This is something that I owe to myself, but I am not in any kind of hurry! My agents and many NBA scouts that have approached me, believe that I will be benefited in every level by staying for the present in Europe. That’s my opinion too. I am not a specialist in anything, my game is still developing and I know that if I remain in Olympiacos under coach Ivkovic, I will become a much better player. I will see which team will pick me, I will stay at least one more season in Europe and then I will think about the possibility of going to the NBA”, says Papanikolaou to Eurohoops.