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Fontecchio packs his bags for the NBA

The Alava team reported the departure of Granger to Venice and Baldwin to Maccabi. Álex Barrera, unofficially, will not continue either. From the


The Alava team reported the departure of Granger to Venice and Baldwin to Maccabi. Álex Barrera, unofficially, will not continue either. From there, there was talk of Enoch’s interest in trying in the NBA but the one who is really going to leave is the Italian Simone Fontecchio. The transalpine has already announced to Baskonia that he is willing to pay the termination clause because, among other things, he will earn 6.2 million dollars in Salt Lake City.

Fontecchio still had two seasons left on his contract in Vitoria and, with the money received, it will be necessary to dive into the market to strengthen the position of forward. The one who does stay is the Lithuanian Rokas Giedraitis who, precisely, last summer handled several offers from the NBA. This season has been quite mediocre for him and he sees how his Italian teammate is the one who is packing his bags for American professional basketball.

The departure of the Italian player opens the doors a little more for Tadas Sedekerskis, who has given up playing the Eurobasket with Lithuania to try to win the minutes with Joan Peñarroya. The one with the clear possibility of leaving is Vanja Marinkovic, who has a contract but does not count for Baskonia 2022-23. We will have to find a destination for him or reach an economic agreement so that he leaves the Alava capital this summer.

At the level of incorporations, the two proper names for now are those of Daulton Hommes and Markus Howard. The latter was announced yesterday morning. He is 23 years old and is a compulsive scorer. He comes from the Denver Nuggets and occupies the point guard position. In the position of 1 he has always been right lately: Adams, James, Larkin, Henry, Marcelinho or Baldwin are just some recent examples.