2012 NBA Draft: New York Knicks' Pick Kostas Papanikolaou Likely To Play For Team In 2013-14

New York Knicks draftee Kostas Papanikolaou is likely to play for the team beginning in 2013-14, according to his agent Marc Cornstein.

Papanikolaou is currently signed with the Greek team Olympiacos, but has a $1 million buyout that would allow him to play for the Knicks starting in 2013.

"He definitely wants to play in the NBA, it's a lifelong dream of his,'' Cornstein told The New York Post. "He's playing at the highest level in the Greek League and it's the next step. He's anxious to play sooner than later. He wanted the right fit with the right team and the Knicks we would've handpicked.''

Papanikolaou, a 6-foot-8 21-year old, was named the 48th selection in the 2012 NBA Draft after succeeding at the highest levels of European play last season. Olympiacos won the Euroleague championship, and he scored 18 points in the finals while guarding Andrei Kirilenko on the other end of the court.

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