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If Chinese league side Zhejiang Lions, were eliminated from CBA playoff contention, Ioannis Bourousis is open to returning to Panathinaikos.

Bourouis, a 2015 EuroLeague champion with Real Madrid spent one season with Panathinaikos in 2016 and was a massive fan favourite with the team.

That despite his previous spells with bitter rivals Olympiacos.

But whilst in Athens during a Greek League game, Bourousis was not shy about his intentions with Panathinaikos.

Bourousis explained to Sport FM: “I have a contract for next season in China, in which there’s an opt-out clause which I can use. However, I believe that I will stay in China. If our season ended in February, I had the green light to play for a EuroLeague team.

“So if that was the case, I would have returned to Panathinaikos or to a Spanish team. There’s an open door for at Panathinaikos since last season.”