Saturday, April 1, 2023

Leandro Bolmaro reinforces a direct rival of Unicaja

The bomb went off in the Endesa League. Lenovo Tenerife announced this Thursday one of the most surprising signings of the season. Leandro Bolmaro In the end, he will not wear the colors of Barça, as was initially expected, and will form part of Txus Vidorreta’s squad. So the aurinegros, direct rivals of Unicaja, are reinforced after the Copa del Rey.

The Argentine, until a few days ago in the NBA, was cut by the Utah Jazz after not finding a place neither in the rotation nor in the American league. The base he had already been in Minnesota Timberwolves and everything indicated that his next step was going to be to return to Barça, where he already played in the 19/20 and 20/21 seasons. Now, when the talks to return had already begun, the movement took a drastic turn and he will now play for Tenerife.

However, this signing responds to a clear urgency that the canaries had. Vidorreta had lost Joan Sastre due to an injury -between two and three months-, that is, he lost a quota. Without the forward there are four training players that the islanders have. Hence did not meet the Basketball Champions League requirement of having five spots on a 12-player roster. So Bolmaro, who paradoxically does have a place in the BCL and not in the Endesa League, solves that big problem for the remainder of the Round of 16 and the final stretch of the competition.

Be that as it may, Unicaja and Tenerife are two rivals predestined to meet at the peak of the season. They already starred in the final of the Copa del Rey with a victory for Malaga, they are the two great favorites to fight for the FIBA ​​European trophy and who knows if they will also repeat in a play-off tie for the league title. Now with Leandro Bolmaro they are gaining talent and Ibon Navarro’s men will have to be very focused to follow the thread of a team that is taking a new leap in quality.


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