ANDl Barça Basket continues to carry out commitments as tough as the one that faced Efes in Istanbul and does so despite the plague of injuries that plagues the Barça squad. Especially in its outer line with the casualties of Nick Calathes, Cory Higgins and Álex Abrines.
Three absences in the medium and long term that weigh heavily on the Barça squad and that have forced Sarunas Jasikevicius and Juan Carlos Navarro to comb the market to probe possible reinforcements that will help the team to stay at the top both in the Euroleague and in the Endesa League.
A three month contract
After probing names like those of Yogi Ferrell, Darius Adams or Codi Miller-McIntyre, the chosen one seems to be the Australian Dante Exum. As has advanced Chema de Lucas, the oceanic player will travel to Barcelona at the beginning of the week to sign a three-month contract with the Barça team.
Exum was the great promise of Australian basketball with Ben Simmons, however his particular ordeal with knee injuries have not let him explode of the way that it aimed in inferior categories from where it jumped to the NBA.
Chosen as No. 5 in the 2014 draft by the Utah Jazz (ahead of players like Marcus Smart, Julius Randle or Zach LaVine), Exum has never reached its full potential. The Australian, who has won $ 44 million in contracts, has disputed 245 games spread between the Utah Jazz and Cleveland Cavaliers and has averaged 5.7 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists