FC Barcelona sends more talent to NBA
Published by Axel on 10th September - 00:00 (CET)
Spanish powerhouse FC Barcelona have been a good asset for the NBA as of lately, acting like the unofficial 20th team of the NBA D-League!
Numerous of former Barcelona players have gone overseas and guys like Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol, Ricky Rubio, Juan Carlos Navarro have already established themselves as top talent in the league. Well okay, Rubio can't shoot for shit and Navarro didn't seem to like it too much in the US and went back to Barcelona after just one season in the NBA... but still!
This year they will be joined by a total of four(!) other players from the Spanish club.
Orlando Magic selected 20-year-old 6.8" swingman Mario Hezonja with the 5th overall pick in the draft, 32-year-old 6.3" guard Marcelinho Huertas have been signed by the Lakers, 25-year-old 7.2" center Tibor Pleiß signed a multi-year deal with the Utah Jazz and 21-year-old 6.7" shooting guard Marcus Eriksson who missed last season due to an ACL injury got drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the second round with the 50th overall pick.
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