LThe ACB made public the list of players subject to the right of first refusal and it contains the name of Marc Gasol who heads the group of those who ‘have communicated their intention to return to ACB competitions for the 2022-23 season’. Although the former NBA player did not reveal his future once he achieved promotion with Girona in the Final Four of the LEB Oro, his communication to the League makes clear his intentions to play, at least one year, with the team that presides over the Endesa League.
The barca already waived the qualifying offer for Mark so ‘the player is free to sign for another team’, according to the ACB itself.
In his own group, those who want to return, there is also the name of Nikola Kalinicthe player who will shortly leave Red Star to try to sign for the Barcelona. However, Barça will have to negotiate with Valencia because it is the Taronja club that retains the right of first refusal with the Serbian player.
In addition to Marc and Kalinic, they also intend to return: Eric Villa (Barcelona), with Girona, Angelo Caloiaro (Oradoiro), Conner Frankamp (UCAM Murcia), Patrick Garino (Baskonia) and Mindaugas Kuzminskas (Malaga). In parentheses, the teams to which their rights belong.
As for the list of players subject to the right of first refusal, there are 22 registered players. Until July 14, offers can be submitted for any of them and the clubs of origin will have five more days to decide if they want to match them.
Players subject to the right of first refusal
Wade Baldwin IV (Baskonia); Dairis Bertans (Betis), Laurynas Birutis (Obradoiro), Vladimir Brodziansky (Joventut); Kwan Cheatham (Fuenlabrada), Shannon Evans (Betis), Damien Inglis (Bilbao), Juan Núñez (Real Madrid), Anzejs Pasecniks (Betis), Filip Petrusev (Baskonia), Dusan Ristic (Fuenlabrada), Kassius Robertson (Obradoiro), Philip Scrubb (Obradoiro), Thomas Scrubb (Obradoiro), Yankuba Sima (Manresa), Leo Meindl (Fuenlabrada), Isaiah Taylor (UCAM), Jacob Wiley (Betis), Juan Pablo Vaulet (Manresa), James Webb III (UCAM), Derek Willis (Joventut) and Arturs Zagars (Joventut).