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Markieff Morris weighs Athens interest

August 11, 2011

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— Panathinaikos, a pro basketball team in Athens, Greece, is pursuing former Kansas University basketball player Markieff Morris, Morris’ agent Tony Dutt told the Tucson Citizen newspaper Wednesday.

Dutt said talks with Panathinaikos are “moving along” but nothing is imminent.

Dutt told the Tucson Citizen he would pursue an out clause so that Morris could return to the Phoenix Suns, a team that took him in the first round of the 2011 NBA draft, if the NBA lockout ends.

Panathinaikos has won the Euroleague title in three of the past five seasons. Dutt said Morris soon will work out with former NBA player Pooh Richardson. Dutt also has asked a former client, Shawn Kemp, to work out with Morris this summer.

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