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Fotsis to return to Panathinaikos

Greece forward Antonis Fotsis has reportedly agreed terms with Panathinaikos basketball club and after five years abroad is poised to return to the club for which he last played in Greece. The Dynamo Moscow player is about to sign a three-year contract with the Greek champions that will earn him about 1.5 million euros per year. Panathinaikos will also pay the player’s 160,000-euro get-out clause in his contract with the Russian team. After stints with the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA, Real Madrid and Dynamo, Fotsis is coming back to the Greek league and the club with which he won the Euroleague in 2000. Fotsis and Panathinaikos had been locked in negotiations for several days despite the fact that the 27-year-old is still on holiday on a Greek island. He will soon come to Athens to join the national team’s preparations for the pre-Olympic tournament next month, but reports suggest he may even sign and send his new contract by fax. Panathinaikos is also said to be checking out another center, Terence Morris of Maccabi Tel Aviv. The Greens have already acquired Nikola Pekovic from Partizan Belgrade.