Sspent in a crucial week for your short-term interests such as getting the pass to the quarterfinals of the Euroleague, the Real Madrid he does not lose sight of the future and the market opportunities to strengthen his squad for next season.
In addition to the duties that remain to be done within your staff (the renovations of Llull, Deck and Garuba and announce the continuity of Laso) the white team has already begun to look at the market and after tying the signing of Thomas Heurtel he seems to have fixed his radar on a compatriot of the French base.
As it has advanced Chema de Lucas, the Madrid team would have taken the lead for the signing of Vincent Poirier for next season. The former Baskonia player He would return to Europe after a season and a half in the NBA, from where he left after not entering into the plans of Doc Rivers, with whom he did not end in the best possible way.
“The coach didn’t even send me a message. I’m not asking for compliments, just a message wishing me good luck … We are not merchandise, we are still human beings. The minimum is to send a message, even if it is to look good, “he said in Le Parisien a player who has played 32 NBA games (22 with Boston and 10 with Philadelphia) in which he averaged 1.5 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.4 blocks in 5.3 minutes.
BACK TO EUROPE
Poirier He already declared at the time that he would have no problems packing his suitcase to return to Europe (“If the NBA doesn’t want me, I won’t stay”) where it still has a large poster. Especially after his two seasons at Baskonia, who has no right of first refusal on the French pivot.
Poirier disputed 147 matches with the Vitorian team shirt between the Endesa League and the Euroleague. In domestic competition their averages in 79 games were 8.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and a block. While in the continental competition, where he beat the all-time rebounding record in a Euroleague season capturing 282, averaging 10.1 points and 6.8 rebounds in 68 encounters.
The doubt that the arrival of the pivot of Clamart may generate is his compatibility with Edy Tavares, since they are two ‘5’ cigars of international stature competing for a position in Laso’s starting quintet. Although it is clear that if his signing comes, it would be an addition of carats for a squad that this season has been short of troops.
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