ANDThe Turkish center of Barça Sertac Sanli will be able to debut in an official match this Wednesday (9:30 p.m.) on the Herbalife Gran Canaria court, once he recovered from the fissure in the big toe of his left foot that occurred at the end of August, according to sources of the Catalan club.
The player performed “normally” the last training session before the Barça expedition left for Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, so he will be at the disposal of Sarunas Jasikevicius to play his first match.
Guard Kyle Kuric, who was out in the duel last Sunday against UCAM Murcia due to muscle problems, could also make his debut in this Liga Endesa. The only absent will therefore be Álex Abrines, who has been out for four months after undergoing a knee operation.
Sarunas Jasikevicius brought forward Michael Caicedo to the Canary Islands so he will have to rule out a player for the match against the team led by Porfirio Fisac.
The Catalans will look for their second victory in the Endesa League after making their debut with a victory last Sunday against UCAM Murcia at the Palau Blaugrana (85-78), in a match that could only have been the but of the bad third quarter of the Catalans with 30 points conceded.
Herbalife Gran Canaria also resolved with victory its first league engagement on the Urbas Fuenlabrada court (87-92) with 13 points, 9 rebounds and a valuation of 26 from the former Barça player Artem Pustovyi, a player who will have a special motivation in front of his former team.
The champion must seek that regularity throughout the 40 minutes against an opponent who will play without any pressure. The Canarian team has changed more than half of its squad with guard Dylan Ennis, forward Nicolas Brussino and center Ilimane Diop as the main novelties together with Artem Pustovyi.
The Herbalife Gran Canaria court has done well in the last season for the Barça team, who have chained four consecutive victories, all of them loose, in their visits to the Gran Canaria Arena. The last defeat was in the 2016-2017 season (95-82).