The Greek team that has been linked to Stephon Marbury actually is in the market for a player with extensive European experience, not one who has spent his entire career in the NBA. Owners of Athens-based Olympiakos, which is looking for a replacement for ex-Hawks forward Josh Childress, who is out for up to two months with a sports hernia injury, told Greek and American-based agents yesterday that they want to sign a combination guard who has played in Europe.
Along those lines, Olympiakos Thursday rejected an overture from veteran guard and free agent Troy Hudson, formerly with Golden State, Minnesota and several other NBA teams, based on his lack of European playing experience. That would be just one of the obstacles preventing Marbury from going to Olympiakos, whose owners are nonetheless said to be thrilled that their team has been mentioned in the U.S. media as a potential destination for the exiled Knick.
But all talk about Marbury continuing his career, in the NBA or Europe, is academic, at this point. That the Knicks are not close to reaching a buyout with Marbury and are said to be looking to hold onto him through the Feb.19 trading deadline are the biggest obstacles that remain.
Edited by LALakersFan4Life, January 23, 2009 - 07:47 PM.