|Nick Calathes re-joined the Greek squad but saw his brother leave shortly before EuroBasketGreece)|
Nick Calathes has recovered from the ankle injury that kept him off the court at the beginning of Greece's EuroBasket preparations and is in the 14-man squad travelling to Bamberg, Germany, for the BEKO Supercup.
The Panathinaikos point guard was a huge concern but says he is going to be at the EuroBasket and hopes to be able to play this weekend in Germany.
Turkey and Belgium will also be at the Supercup.
"I can't say that I'm at 100% yet, but I feel good enough to train at a normal speed and take part in all the workouts," Calathes said.
"Slowly, I think I'll be able to give something to the team and maybe in Bamberg, I'll get my first games (with Greece) this year."
Greece are counting on Calathes, because of the absences of veterans Dimitris Diamantidis and Vasileios Spanoulis, to be a big contributor in Lithuania where the Greeks will play in Group C against FYR of Macedonia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and a team that comes from the Additional Qualifying Round (Finland, Hungary or Portugal).
"I feel pressure, but I'm enjoying it already," Calathes said.
"I'm very excited that this year, I will have the opportunity to play more in such a great tournament and against strong opponents and top names in world basketball.
"Our goal is to look at each game individually and try to win as much as we can, bearing in mind the qualification in the Olympic Games in London."
The sides that reach the Final will clinch places in next year's London Games while teams that come in third, fourth, fifth and sixth will be invited to the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
While the news is good for Calathes, it isn't for his older brother, Pat, who has been released from the Greece squad.
Meanwhile, Ilias Zouros is breathing a sigh of relief that center Ioannis Bourousis is available.
Bourousis had discomfort in his wrist but doctors have examined it and pronounced him fit.