Guerschon Yabusele is very close to signing for him Real Madrid for next season … if the NBA it does not prevent it. The 25-year-old 2.02 meter French player has advanced talks with the Whites, although during the summer he will rush his options to sign for an American franchise. If he doesn’t succeed, according to Lithuanian journalist Donatas Urbonas, his priority would be to commit to Madrid.
The power forward is one of the priorities of the white team to fill the gap of Usman Garuba, which they practically give up for lost because he will go to the NBA if, as it seems, he is chosen among the 15 best of the next draft. It could also make up for the recent departure of Gabriel Deck to the Thunder and cover a Anthony Randolph It is unknown how he will return from his Achilles tendon injury.
Yabusele, who is active in the ASVEL Villeurbanne, has averaged 11.0 points (52.8% in shots of two and 38.4% in triples), 4.2 rebounds and a PIR of 11.0. Against Madrid he had a great performance in the WiZink Center with 21 points 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 play. Besides in USA in its France natal has played in China in two stages enrolled in the Shanghai sharks and in the Nanjing Monkey Kings.
If he does not return to the NBA and his signing for Madrid is consummated, the whites could have four French players in the squad next season: Fabien Causeur, with a contract in force but whose continuity is not assured; Vincent Poirier, recently booked; the exazulgrana Thomas heurtel, which will end the season at ASVEL and which the Madridistas have already tied with a 1 + 1; and the aforementioned Yabusele.
Subscribe to the BRAND Basket Newsletter and receive in your email, from Monday to Sunday and first thing in the morning, exclusive news, interviews, reports, graphics and videos that will mark the day in the NBA, Endesa League, Euroleague and the rest of the basket world.