The NBA Market Continues to Impact Baskonia as Euroleague Teams Face Challenges

The NBA magnet does not stop and conditions BaskoniaFIBA

While Baskonia – as already indicated by sports director Félix Fernández in his last appearance at the presentation of Rogkavopoulos – continues to calmly evaluate the decision of who will be the thirteenth player that completes the Barcelona squad for the 2023-24 season, The NBA market is still taking its last breathswhich makes it difficult for juicy market opportunities to open up for Euroleague teams.

The North American league has an irresistible attraction for the vast majority of basketball players, who cling to any option, no matter how minimal, to compete alongside the biggest stars in the sport.

Two weeks before the franchises start their preseasons and just over a month before the competition officially begins, The teams have the backbone of their squads closed, but there are still some vacancies without owners that keep alive the hope of players who have not yet made a decision about his future.

The possibility of signing dual contracts with NBA teams and their Development League affiliate or the contracts exhibit 10through which franchises can expand their roster up to 20 members in the preseason –once the league starts the maximum is 15 chips in the first team– makes players with offers in Europe opt to try their luck in search of a place in the United States and leave their suitors waiting.

The former Baskonista Max Heidegger, for example, recently signed a exhibit 10 that will allow him to carry out the preseason with the Chicago Bulls.

Max Heidegger signs for the Bulls

Latest operations

A good example that the door to landing in the NBA is still open are the operations that are being closed in recent days. The one that has had the most impact in Spain has been the signing of Usman Garuba, free after his time at the Houston Rockets, who has signed a dual contract with the Golden State Warriorswhere he will share a dressing room with stars such as Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Chris Paul after his participation in the World Cup with Spain.

It is true that other international like Willy Hernangómez (Barcelona), Juancho Hernangómez (Panathinaikos) or Serge Ibaka (Bayern) They have prioritized having a leading role in the Euroleague, but this is not usually the case in players who still have a chance to sign a contract in the North American league.

A clear example of this is that of the Brazilian interior. Bruno Caboclo. After being one of the revelations of the World Cup, reached an agreement to play with Reyer Venezia of Lega A this season and had already scheduled his flight to the Italian town last Friday.

However, after changing representation agencies, he didn’t get on the plane and everything indicates that the former Ratiopharm Ulm player is receiving siren songs from the NBA. Right now his contract with Reyer Venezia is up in the air.

Neemias Queta, who joined Baskonia a year ago, has signed for the Celtics

That could be the case of some of the names that appear on the Baskonia sports management agenda, which Last year he waited for Pierria Henry until the doors of the NBA were definitively closed on him. In fact, players who have been linked to the Gasteiz team previously, such as the center Neemias Queta or point guard Sharife Cooper They have just signed a dual contract with the Boston Celtics and one to carry out the preseason with the Cleveland Cavaliers respectively.

Taj Gibson (Wizards), Tristan Thompson (Cavaliers), JaVale McGee (Kings), Kevin Knox (Blazers), TyTy Washington (Bucks), Danny Green (76ers), Christian Wood (Lakers) and Boban Marjanovic (Rockets) are others. the players who have achieved their desired contract in recent days.

As long as the market continues to thrive, it will be difficult for Baskonia to close the incorporation of foreign players to complete their squad of 13 players. Yes indeed, with Hugo Besson currently working under the orders of Peñarroya, the Zurbano offices are not in any hurry either.

2023-09-17 16:36:31
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