Daily Gossip, Tuesday 29/7/14

Sarunas Jasikevicius has decided to call it a day and another legendary basketball icon is now going to be on the final stretch towards retirement.

STEVE NASH PREDICTS ONE MORE SEASON

Los Angeles Lakers guard and Team Canada’s general manager, Steve Nash has admitted that next season will most likely be his last as he spoke to Slovenian reporters after Slovenia beat Canada in a FIBA World Cup warm-up.

“I think this is my last season,” said the 40-year-old Nash in a video posted by Sport TV. “But I still love to play, practice and work on my game. I’m going to spend hopefully many, many years living this life without basketball. It’ll be nice to play one more year.”

Nash is just coming off a season in which he only made 15 appearances, averaging 6.8 points and 5.7 assists per game under head coach Mike D’Antoni. The Lakers look more than likely to start recently signed Jeremy Lin at the point this season, so Nash’s minutes will more than likely drop as a result.

MANTZARIS STAYS WITH OLYMPAICOS

Vangelis Mantzaris has signed a three-year extension on his contract with Olympiacos, keeping him at the club until 2017.

The 24-year-old shot 36 percent from three-point territory in last season’s Euroleague.

PANKO STAYS PUT AT FUENLABRADA

Andy Panko has re-signed for Fuenlabrada but the terms of his contract were not discussed.

Panko, a former ACB MVP had opted out of his contract with the club at the end of June, but re-signed with the team earlier today.

MIKE SCOTT TO CSKA?

CSKA Moscow have made an offer to lure NBA free agent Mike Scott to the Russian capital.

He is a restricted free agent, but a lucrative offer has been offered to Scott.

He averaged 9.6 points a game for the Atlanta Hawks last season.