Credit: AS Monaco/Direction de la Communication
Credit AS Monaco/Direction de la Communication

One day after the deal with Dejan Radonjic was officialized, Panathinaikos OPAP Athens started to bolster their roster. The Greens' first move ahead of next season is Paris Lee, the American point guard who last played for AS Monaco. 

3-pointers this season

Points made: 7,7
Accuracy: 33,2%
Place in standings: 15
Record max: 15
Record min: 1
Most made 3FGs: Nemanja Nedovic

The two sides came to an agreement for the next two years last May, around the time the EuroLeague Final Four was being held in Belgrade. According to BasketNews info, the deal is for 1+1 years. 

The 27-year-old guard graduated from Illinois State and in his last season (2016-2017) averaged 13.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5 assists and 1.9 steals.

The following season found him in Belgium and the Antwerp Giants, where he played for two years (2017-19). In his second season, the team reached the BCL Final Four and won the Belgian Cup. That year he tallied 11.4 points, 5.4 assists, 2 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game.

In the 2019-2020 season he moved to Germany on behalf of Brose Bamberg with whom he had 9 points, 6.1 assists and 2.1 rebounds per contest. The following year, he played in the French Orleans Loiret Basket, where he stood out with 14.9 points, 7.8 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game.

His excellent performances brought him to AS Monaco with whom he made his EuroLeague debut. In Europe's top event, Lee averaged 7.2 points, 1.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1 steal average in 19 minutes of action.

Monaco made the competition's playoffs, where they were eliminated by Olympiacos Piraeus. They were also the French LNB finalists, losing 2-3 to LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne in the final series. 

After Lee, PAO are expected to announce former Lietkabelis Panevezys guard-forward Panagiotis Kalaitzakis on a three-year deal. 

The Greens are going through a rebuilding process that will see many players leave the OAKA premises this summer. 

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens

Position Player Status
PG Stefan Jovic Signed until 2022 +1
PG Paris Lee (story) Signed until 2023 + 1
PG/SG Nemanja Nedovic Signed until 2023
PG/SG Daryl Macon Signed until 2022 +1
SF Howard Sant-Roos Signed until 2023
SF Ioannis Papapetrou Signed until 2023
SF/PF Lefteris Mantzoukas
Signed until 2025
PF Okaro White  Signed until 2022 +1
PF Nikos Chougkaz Signed until 2025
C Giorgos Papagiannis Signed until 2023
C Vassilis Kavvadas Signed until 2022 +1
Coach Dejan Radonjic (story)
Expired contract Giorgos Vovoras (will not return), Peyton Siva, Lefteris Bochoridis, Leonidas Kaselakis (will not return), Jeremy Evans
Rumored to leave Stefan Jovic
Interested Panagiotis Kalaitzakis (story)


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Paris Lee

Paris  Lee
Paris  Lee
MIN: 19.47
PTS: 7.19 (48.85%)
REB: 1.44
As: 2.39
ST: 1.17
BL: 0
TO: 1.03
GM: 36