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Jan Vesely, Tomás Satoransky and Oscar da Silva will be Barça’s first basketball reinforcements

BarcelonaBefore Barça’s season ended like Camot, the Barça club began planning the roadmap for the next campaign. The work in the offices of Joan Carles Navarro and Mario Fernández has been agile and the Catalan club has announced the arrival of two Czech and one German players. This is Tomás Satoransky (30 years old), Washington Wizards baseman who already played at the Palau Blaugrana (2014-16); Jan Vesely (32), pivot of Fenerbahçe, and Oscar da Silva (23), pivot winger of the Dawn of Berlin.

Vesely, who has already left the Turkish team, will serve to improve Barça’s inside game, the real headache of Sarunas Jasikevicius in the last stretch of the season in which the team has been frozen. Brandon Davies, who has committed to Milan, will not continue in Barcelona. The American pivot has gone from strength to strength and his third season has been very disappointing. Da Silva will play the multipurpose role of Rolands Smits, who will continue to play in the Endesa League. The arrival of Satoransky, who last season earned $ 10 million in the NBA, should serve to bolster his starting position, where Nick Calathes, Nico Laprovittola and Rokas Jokubaitis have a contract. The idea is for the veteran Greco-American game director to leave the club, but the negotiation will not be easy, as his contract was upward and, therefore, he has a very important financial amount guaranteed. Josep Maria Bartomeu’s legacy also splashes the planning of the basketball section.

Another player with a contract who is not guaranteed continuity is the captain. Pierre Oriola. The club considers that his contract is not in line with his performance and is therefore studying two options: his termination or a downward salary reconsideration.

Barça want to extend Dante Exum’s contract, but it will not be easy, as the player keeps the NBA as a priority and in Europe his box has skyrocketed. If the player wants to run out of time to explore his return to the United States, his continuity will be ruled out. Otherwise, Saras would be happy to keep him on the team. Jokubaitis, on the other hand, has decided to park for a year with the intention of leaving for the NBA. “I’m in touch with the New York Knicks on a regular basis, but I still can’t say anything about it. The possibilities for the future are open, so we’ll see what happens in the summer,” he told ARA. .

Although Barça were eliminated by the whites in both the Euroleague and the Endesa League, Sarunas Jasikevicius will continue to be the leader of this project. His contract expires in the summer of 2023, but there is no doubt about his continuity. Once a wage deferral has been agreed, which relaxes the section’s economy, Nikola Mirotic is not in danger either. Cory Higgins, Nico Laprovittola (who wants to be renewed), Rokas Jokubaitis, Kyle Kuric, Sertaç Sanli, Sergi Martínez and Àlex Abrines have a contract in force. “It hasn’t been the season we’ve been waiting for. We’re sad and disappointed that we haven’t been able to give the fans what they deserve. We’ve given it our all, but in the end it hasn’t been possible. next season, where we will give it our all again “, says the Mallorcan winger.

The club’s intention is to promote the young Michael Caicedo and James Nnaji, who have been in the dynamics of the first team all year. Once the transfers of Agustín Ubal, Juani Marcos and Ibou Badji have been completed, Barça will have to analyze the best scenario for their evolution. Barça B were promoted from the EBA League to the LEB Plata, but will resign. Last season he ruled out competing in the LEB Or and the place was exchanged with the ICG Força Lleida. The new change of category will be made with Salou.

Three-year agreement

After Barça CBS were promoted to the Endesa Women’s League, the club is finalizing a three-year agreement with CB Santfeliuenc. The first two seasons should serve to consolidate the bet, and the third to make a qualitative leap. The agreement includes the use of the facilities and services of the Catalan entity, as well as the progressive professionalization of different departments, such as communication.

On the other hand, Núria Martínez was appointed sports director of Barça CBS on Monday. The club and the former Catalan player reached an initial agreement for one season. The Catalan organization is getting very involved in the creation of a new agreement that will help boost competition.

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