Panathinaikos OPAP adds Rautins

Panathinaikos OPAP announces the agreement with Andrew Jay Rautins till the end of the season.

Andrew Jay Rautins (born November 2, 1986) is an American-born Canadian professional basketball player. He played for Syracuse University and was drafted by the NBA's New York Knicks in 2010, with the eighth pick of the second round (38th overall).

Rautins had offers from Providence and St. Bonaventure before deciding on Syracuse. At Syracuse, he majored in communication and rhetorical studies.

Rautins was drafted as the 38th pick by the New York Knicks in the 2010 NBA Draft. He signed a two-year non-guaranteed contract on August 12, 2010.

Rautins made his on-court NBA debut on November 9, 2010 in a game vs. the Milwaukee Bucks. He played 8 minutes, scoring 3 points and adding 1 assist during a 107–80 loss.

On December 21, 2011, Rautins signed a contract with CB Lucentum Alicante in Spain. On September 12, 2012, he joined the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was waived by the Thunder on October 27, 2012. He was then acquired by the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA D-League.

In September 2013, he signed with Skyliners Frankfurt of the Basketball Bundesliga for the 2013–14 season. On August 23, 2014, Rautins signed a one-year deal with Pallacanestro Varese of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A.

On August 10, 2015, he signed with Gaziantep of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL) for the 2015–16 season. On September 22, 2017, Rautins signed a training camp deal with the Toronto Raptors. He was waived by the Raptors on October 7.

After being waived from the Raptors, Rautins returned to Turkey and signed with Banvit on October 24, 2017. Rautins posted 10 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game in the BCL. He joined Bahcesehir Basketbol on July 4, 2018.