Panathinaikos Will Have To Play Waiting Game If They Want An NBA Big Man

Apr 23, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Austin Daye (5) is fouled by Indiana Pacers forward Lou Amundson (17) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Panathinaikos is bound to get their man.

The Greek League powerhouse and six-time Euroleague champion is in the market for an NBA big man and the list appears to be growing by the day.

First it was Ben Wallace.

Then Anthony Tolliver's name was floated about in talks.

Now the latest is Lou Amundson.

"Lou Amundson - he of the high-energy, doing-the-dirty-work six-year career - continues to weigh his NBA options but is also talking to teams overseas," writes SI.com's Sam Amick.

"The Greek team Panathinaikos of the Euroleague is among said teams, source says. Amundson, who played a reserve role in Indiana last season, is confident he'll find a good spot in the league but is looking at everything."

And that seems to be the case in all three cases: "find a good spot in the league".

Panathinaikos may have to play the waiting game and add their NBA import player at a later date and time, because chances are they will run into a lot of players who are set on waiting out an NBA offer before making the move overseas.

That is the case with Wallace, Tolliver and Amundson too.

Wallace has been contemplating retirement, but recently had a change of heart and wants to play for one more season. But if Big Ben decides to give it one last go around, would he really make the jump overseas to finish out his 14-year career that's included an NBA title and four NBA Defensive Player of the Year awards?

As for Tolliver, there remains strong NBA interest and while the interest from Panathinaikos is probably both interesting and flattering, it's fairly certain Tolliver will be playing in the NBA during the upcoming 2012-13 season.

So, who is the next NBA target for Panathinaikos?

Whomever it is, chances are the team will have to patient with the NBA big man process.

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