ANDhe Fenerbahce made official the dismissal of Pierrià Henry, base-escort of 1.96m and 29 years old who played in the ACB with the baskonia two seasons ago, and is back on Real Madrid’s radar, who already tested his signing last season and needs to reinforce the base position after the safe departure of Thomas Heurtel and the serious injuries of Carlos Alocen Y Williams-Goss.
The return of Sergio Rodriguezwho will sign for one year with an optional second from the club, does not seem enough for the directors of the Madrid section, who believe that it is necessary to sign another first sword in the direction. Pierria Henrywho can play point guard or shooting guard, would fulfill that player profile with experience, good passer, great defender and capable of generating his own shots. The biggest stumbling block is that they would have to negotiate compensation with Baskoniawhich has its rights in the ACB.
Baskonia, a tough negotiator
Vitorians have always had a reputation for being a tough nut to crack for these operationsbut also to negotiate for any player or coach of his discipline as long as they consider the consideration beneficial they get, either in money or in players. In this sense, some sources point out that Vitorians might be interested in Williams-Goss if he recovers well from his injury, or even in Matteto Spagnolo, 19-year-old Madrid base on loan to Cremona de la Lega.
Pierrià Henry, outside American with a Senegalese passport (he would occupy a community position), he played two seasons in the Vitoria team, where he offered a good performance. Average 10.6 points (41.7% t3), 3.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.6 steals and a PIR of 12.8 in 2019-20. Y 10.4 points (37.2% t3), 2.5 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.6 steals and a PIR of 13.3 in 2020-21.
This campaign with Fenerbahce their numbers in Euroleague have been somewhat more discreet: 7.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.8 steals and a PIR of 9.6and the Turkish team, at the request of their new coach Dimitris Itoudishas decided do not make the optional year effective that was in your contract.