FC Barcelona took to Twitter and reacted to Mario Hezonja joining the six-time EuroLeague champions Panathinaikos.
The Catalans clarified the situation with Hezonja, noting they hold the playing rights of the Croatian guard/forward in Europe.
“Mario Hezonja will play for Panathinaikos through to June 30, 2021. Barça hold the Croatian’s playing rights in Europe,” FC Barcelona tweeted.
Hezonja spent three years with FC Barcelona (2012-2015) before moving to the NBA.