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Olympiacos takes Daniel Hackett away from Italy on a two-year deal

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Olympiacos have signed guard Daniel Hackett on a two-year following the Italian international contract termination at EA7 Milano.

Hackett spent two years with Milano, averaging. 9.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game overall, domestically plus tallying 10.5 points and 4.6 assists in the Euroleague last season.

Previous to that, he scooped the League, Cup and Supercup treble with Montepaschi Siena, winning the MVP award in all three competitions, and averaging career high stats of 13.3 points per game in the Euroleague.

So the capture of Hackett is a solid choice as he looks to slot into the point guard spot that was vacated by Kostas Sloukas, who departed for Fenerbahce. The combo guard can also play the small forward role, which will give his new coach Giannis Sfairopoulos multiple options at both ends.

The transition will likely be a slow one though for Hackett, as this will be his first professional club outside of Italy. Since leaving the Southern California Trojans in 2009, he has played for four different Serie A clubs before inking with the Piraeus unit.

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