Usman Garuba has managed to make the leap to the NBA this summer, the great dream of every basketball player in the world. The Spaniard
Usman Garuba has managed to make the leap to the NBA this summer, the great dream of every basketball player in the world. The Spaniard, who appeared in the NBA Draft 2021 after three seasons as a player of the first team of the Real Madrid, was selected by Houston Rockets in pick number 23 of the 1st round.
Since then, Garuba has only thought about when he can make his official debut with the Texas franchise next October, when the 2021/22 regular season begins. So far he has only played in the Summer League in Las Vegas, and without being able to offer much of his potential to be played immediately after the Tokyo Olympics.
Succeeding in the NBA is a very complicated task for any player, much more so if it is someone from abroad. Although there are many precedents for Spaniards who have established themselves as stars in the league, the possibility of not fitting in exists, and Usman Garuba himself knows it. In a few words for AS teammates, he explained that he has a plan B in case he does not triumph in the NBA:
“My goal is to have as long a career as possible in the NBA, logically. However, if I had to come back, I would only do it to sign for Real Madrid again. There is nowhere else I would go. There is no other option. It’s the team I’ve been on all my life, “said Garuba.
In the best possible place
The luck of Usman Garuba is that he has gone to fall into a franchise that is in no rush to win the NBA ring. The Houston Rockets is a rebuilding team that will give young players plenty of minutes, including Garuba himself.
The future is now. – pic.twitter.com/krQ23SRjIa
– Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) August 1, 2021