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NBA talent for Obradoiro: Dragan Bender arrives

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NBA talent for Obradoiro: Dragan Bender arrives


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  • He was selected fourth in the 2016 draft by the Phoenix Suns.

bombshell in the Endesa League market: Croatian midfielder Dragan Bender arrives in Spain and signs for one season with Monbus Obradoiro. The former Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks player -among others-, has played 187 games in the NBA and will join the ranks of Moncho Fernández after spending a season in white with Maccabi Tel Aviv.

CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT

Monbus Obradoiro has reached an agreement with Dragan Bender for his hiring for the 2022/23 season.

This 2.12-meter, 24-year-old power forward comes from Maccabi Tel Aviv, a club where he has played for the last two seasons. Last season, the Croatian played only two official matches, with his National Team during the FIBA ​​Windows, as he was recovering from the serious knee injury he had suffered in the semifinals of the previous edition of the Israel League. .

After passing through the Nikola Academy, KK Split and KK Ribola Kastela, at the age of 16 he would sign a 7-year contract with Maccabi, although after two summers he emigrated to the United States after being chosen by the Phoenix Suns in the fourth position of draft of the NBA. After 4 seasons and 187 games played (he also played for Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors) in the American competition, he returned to the Hebrew club.

“Dragan is a power forward who can form a pair with any of the inside players we have, already in the team thanks to his size, versatility and outside shooting. He has just been a year without playing, but we are confident in his talent, ability of work and enthusiasm to return to the highest level”, affirms the general director of the club, José Luis Mateo.

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