Efes, Simon agree for two more years

May 24, 2019 by Euroleague.net Print
Efes, Simon agree for two more years

Turkish Airlines EuroLeague runners-up Anadolu Efes Istanbul made another move to try to secure the core of the team that lifted the club to is best season ever. After having extended contracts with big man Bryant Dunston and head coach Ergin Ataman, Efes announced on Friday that veteran guard Krunoslav Simon will play with the team for two more seasons. Simon (1.95 meters, 33 years old) has started in 22 of his 37 EuroLeague appearances this season, averaging 9.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists for a PIR of 11.9. It was his seventh season in the EuroLeague having also played in the past with Zagreb, Unicaja Malaga, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar and AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan. At the Final Four, Simon did not have any points in the semifinals despite being 11 minutes on the court, but in the championship game against CSKA Moscow, he netted 15 points and pulled 10 rebounds that were not enough for his team to lift the title.