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ACB Liga Endesa: An NBA Real Madrid

Por quantity and quality, the current one can be one of the best squads in the history of Real Madrid. A team to win it all that has 11 players wit


Por quantity and quality, the current one can be one of the best squads in the history of Real Madrid. A team to win it all that has 11 players with a past in the NBA: Sergio Rodríguez, Mario Hezonja, Anthony Randolph, Rudy Fernández, Guerschon Yabusele, Dzanan Musa, Vincent Poirier, Gabriel Deck, Petr Cornelie, Walter Tavares and Nigel Williams-Goss.

Causeur, Yabusele, Cornelie and Poirier pose after winning the Super Cup with Madrid / ACB PHOTO

Beyond the pedigree that this brings, it is Synonym of potential However, all of them ended up leaving the NBA without reaching the expectations with which they entered the competition one day. Ah fished Madrid to make his great team, among discards from the American League who in Europe are stars.

Return to Europe with resentment

Tavares, the most decisive center on the continent, he only played 13 games in the NBA. Deckone of the best forwards this side of the Atlantic, stayed at 17. Museone of the great signings of the summer, played 49 in two seasons. Yabusele and Poirier, 74 and 32, respectively, in two others. They all returned to Europe with resentment. Better for Madrid.

The 11 madridistas with an NBA past

  • Sergio Rodríguez 353 matches
  • Mario Hezonja 330 matches
  • Anthony Randolph 252 games
  • Rudy Fernndez 249 games
  • Guerschon Yabusele 74 matches
  • Dzanan Musa 49 matches
  • Gabriel Deck 17 matches
  • Vincent Poirier 32 matches
  • Petr Cornelie 13 matches
  • Walter Tavares 13 games
  • Nigel Williams-Goss 10 games
  • Total: 1,392 matches

The commitment to sign players somewhat chastened from the NBA It has worked for the madridistas in recent years. prefer the maturity of those who have already tried there than the youth of those who long to leave. Then you have to take care of the stars. Yabusele signed for a year thinking about a possible return and in the middle of the season I renewed for three.

Take care of the stars so that they continue

The whites hope to repeat the operation with Musa, who has arrived with a contract for two campaigns. At 23, he still has the NBA on the horizon. “It’s something I want,” she said in an interview on Shooting to Fail, though she added: “I just signed with Madrid and all my senses are here right now and thinking only of this stage”. Chus Mateo, Madrid coach, believes that “He’s going to score a little in the club”. For this it should be a while.

I just signed with Madrid and all my senses are here right now and thinking only of this stage

Dzanan Musa (Real Madrid player)

The icing on a superlative roster will be another bounced NBA player: Facundo Campazzo. The point guard, who has played 130 games in two years with the Nuggetsis still looking for a hole in the League that seems increasingly smaller and the whites dream of his return.

Sergio Rodr

Sergio Rodríguez poses smiling after winning the Super Cup with Real Madrid / ACB PHOTO

Madrid will present its squad today (12:30 p.m.) in front of their fans on the second day of the Endesa League. receive the Monbus Obradoiro in a party to be special for Sergio Rodriguez. He went to the NBA and has not played at home at the WiZink Center since June 2016. “I have this date set since I knew I was coming back. It’s going to be special. I have lived great experiences on that track“Says the point guard.