Scott Agness breaks down what is currently happening with Goga Bitadze's Visa situation.

Scott Agness breaks down what is currently happening with Goga Bitadze's Visa situation.

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Scott Agness breaks down what is currently happening with Goga Bitadze's Visa situation.

Pacers insider for The Athletic, Scott Agness talks about what he sees out of the newest guys on the Pacers and what to expect from Goga Bitadze.

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Scott Agness of the Athletic is a Pacers insider and joins the show to talk with Kevin Bowen who is filling in for DD about what he sees out of guys like Brogdon, Warren, Lamb, and Goga.  He talks about how he has seen from the Summer League so far and what he believes the new free agents will add to the team.

What is the latest on Goga Bitadze's Visa situation and not being able to play in the Summer League?

"Yeah you're right though, I kept getting questions on if he was there yet.  I felt like the kid in vacation is he there yet. 'NO'.  You have gotta be patient.  The thing that was stressed to me before we dive into it is that it is not being delayed it not being held up.  It's not a problem it is just the process.  Then I looked into what the process was and found out that professional athletes essentially have a specialty Visa that they have to apply for.  Usually, it can be expedited due to relationships in the government with teams.  Of course the Pacers have that and have utilized that.  But currently, where it stands as of this minute that I know of is he is just waiting on that interview.  Similar to a TSA pre-check, you have to go in for a five minute interview and then you'e done.  That's where it's at.  He's back home at the Republic of Georgia, he's scheduled to have that interview today or tomorrow.  Then he'll get on a plane and get right here to Vegas.  Then it's likely he'll try to play but he's also played professional basketball since he was 14 so he does not need these games as much as the other players trying to impress since he has been a pro for so long."

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