Baldwin moves to Europe with Olympiacos
Wade Baldwin will play in Europe for the first time in his career, with the American point guard signing a two-year contract with Olympiacos BC.
Olympiacos released this following statement:
“Olympiacos BC announces the arrival of Wade Baldwin. The American point guard has signed a two-year contract.”
Baldwin, 23, was picked 17th by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2016 NBA Draft. Initially, he made his NBA debut with Memphis, before transferring to the Portland Trail Blazers in 2017 with a two-way contract. Overall, Baldwin made 63 appearances in the NBA, averaging three points per game. Baldwin averaged 22.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.9 assists in the G-League during the 2018/2019 campaign.
In other news, Vangelis Mantzaris is set to leave Olympiacos after spending eight years with the club.
According to reports, the management has informed Mantzaris that he isn’t a part of the plans for the 2019/2020 season, and the two parties are now working on a deal to end their partnership mutually.
The 29-year-old point guard has won two EuroLeague championships and three Basket League titles during his successful stay in Piraeus. Reports are heavily linking Mantzaris with a move to Russian side UNICS Kazan of the VTB United League.