Credit: Vangelis Stolis
Credit Vangelis Stolis

Croatian big man Ante Zizic and the Turkish powerhouse Anadolu Efes are on the verge of completing a deal, sources told BasketNews and Moses Barda of One.

Ante Zizic

Ante  Zizic
Ante  Zizic
MIN: 21.09
PTS: 12.16 (68.42%)
REB: 5.03
As: 0.61
ST: 0.48
BL: 0.84
TO: 1.1
GM: 31

The big man will be one of the main reinforcements for the transfer campaign of the EuroLeague reigning champions. 

Zizic was instrumental in helping Maccabi Tel Aviv reach the EuroLeague playoffs this season, averaging 12.2 points and 5.0 rebounds per game and cementing himself as one of the best big men in the competition. 

Anadolu Efes are expected to make changes in their frontcourt, with uncertainty surrounding the positions of Chris Singleton and Bryant Dunston. Meanwhile, the departure of young Serbian big man Filip Petrusev is almost guaranteed. 

Zizic joined Maccabi Tel Aviv back in the summer of 2020 after spending three seasons in the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

In 2018, he played in the playoffs with the Cavs. Despite reaching the EuroLeague playoffs with Maccabi this season, the Israeli side finished the season in a disappointing way, getting eliminated in the semifinals of their domestic league by Bnei Herzliya. 

Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Position Player Status
PG Vasilije Micic Signed until 2023 +1
PG Dogus Balbay Signed until 2023
SG Rodrigue Beaubois Signed until 2023
SF Elijah Bryant Signed until 2023
SF Bugrahan Tuncer (story) Signed until 2024
PF Chris Singleton Signed until 2022 +1
C Bryant Dunston Signed until 2022 +1
C Tibor Pleiss Signed until 2022 +1
C Egemen Guven Signed until 2023
Coach Ergin Ataman
Expired contract Krunoslav Simon (will not return), Shane Larkin, James Anderson, Tolga Gecim, Adrien Moerman, Yigitsan Saybir, Filip Petrusev, Erten Gazi
Rumored to leave Vasilije Micic (has NBA out), James Anderson, Filip Petrusev, Bryant Dunston, Chris Singleton, Adrien Moerman
Interested Ante Zizic (story), Shane Larkin, Will Clyburn (story), Josh Nebo (story)

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Ante Zizic

Ante  Zizic
Team: Maccabi Tel Aviv
Position: C
Age: 25
Height: 211 cm
Weight: 113 kg
Birth place: Split, Croatia