"This summer I thought of returning to Greece. Since I didn't manage to do it, you can't say it's a coincidence that I play abroad. I have no complaints as it is important to sign contracts with foreign teams" the Greek big man originally said.
About AEK: "The whole case changed and I had no updating from the other side. I thought that this was going to end well, I played down some offers but things changed. I wasn't happy about this but Zalgiris is an excellent option.
About Galatasaray: "I was disappointed in Galatasaray. It was not a successfull season from financial aspect and participation time. Ulm helped me to open the door to the German market. I wanted to earn Alba's, Bayern's or Bamberg's interest. This didn't happen but I enjoyed playing in Germany.
About Zalgiris: "Zalgiris made an offer I could not reject. They are a historic team. One of the biggest brand names of Europe. I had collaborated with the coach during my presence in Unics Kazan. We kept in touch and now that he was searching for a big man he called me. I liked this year's project. The acquired talented players like Seibutis, Kalnietis and Pocious. What is more, Lithuanians love basketball.
About Sarunas Jasikevicious: "We had a good relationship when we played together.I talked with him through messages. It is going to be a little different. The co-operation with players like him, Diamantidis, Papaloukas and Spanoulis made me feel lucky".
About Greek national team: "I'm 30-years-old. My desire is to play in the highest level. I'll try to return without this being my only target. Maybe there is room for me in the National Team if I am in good condition.