Panathinaikos and ASVEL interested in Bryce Cotton

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After opting out of his contract with the Perth Wildcats, Bryce Cotton is drawing interest from Panathinaikos and ASVEL in the Euroleague.

The National Basketball League (NBL) and the Australian Basketball Players’ Association agreed to a 50 percent pay cut for players that were earning more than $200,000 next season.

Cotton had until May 4 to opt out of his contract.

He played four seasons with Perth, winning three of the last four NBL championships in 2017, 2019 and 2020.

Cotton was also a two-time NBL MVP and averaged 22.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game this season.

He was the first player in NBL history to lead the league in both scoring and steals.