Turkish Airlines Euroleague defending champs, Olympiacos Piraeus, announced on Friday the addition of power forward Josh Powell (2.06 meters, 29 years old) through a two-year deal.
Powell arrives from Brujos de Guayama of Puerto Rico where he played 14 games averaging 16.1 points and 9.2 rebounds per game.
Powell played college ball in N. Carolina State from 2001 to 2003. After that he played preseason with the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA but started his season in Russia with Lokomotiv Rostov and midseason moved to the Italian second division.
He also spent the 2004-05 season with Pepsi Caserta in the Italian second division and was back to the States in 2005, again with the Mavericks. He also played with the Indiana Pacers, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Lakers – with whom he won two NBA championships in 2009 and 2010 – and the Atlanta Hawks before moving to China for the 2011-12 season with the Liaoning Panpan Hunters.
Powell will now make his debut in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, even though he won’t be able to play in Week 4 against Cedevita Zagreb.