ANDhe Real Madrid has made official the incorporation of Guerschon Yabusele for next season. The 25-year-old 2.01-meter French power forward signs for a single season and will be the fourth musketeer for the white team, where he will meet his compatriots Fabien Causeur, Vincent Poirier and Thomas Heurtel.
Yabusele had an agreement with Madrid after rushing his options to return to the NBA, where he already played for the Celtics. For the white club, it was a priority to get hold of the Frenchman to fill the gap of Usman Garuba, whom they practically give up for lost because he will go to the NBA if, as it seems, he is chosen among the 20 best of the next draft. It could also make up for Gabriel Deck’s departure to the Thunder at the end of last season and fill the gap for an Anthony Randolph who is unknown how he will return from his Achilles tendon injury.
The French power forward, who has played for ASVEL Villeurbanne last season, has averaged 11.0 points (52.8% in shots of two and 38.4% in triples), 4.2 rebounds and 11.0 of valuation in the Euroleague. Against Madrid he had a great performance at the WiZink Center with 21 goals and seven sacks.
Yabusele has NBA experience after playing 74 games between 2017 and 2019 with the Celtics, who selected him 16th in the 2016 draft. His averages there were 2.3 points and 1.4 rebounds in 6.6 minutes. of game. In addition to the United States and his native France, he has played in China in two stages, enrolled in the Shanghai Sharks and the Nanjing Monkey Kings.
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