Friday, December 8, 2023

Petr Cornelie, in the orbit of Unicaja

After making official in recent weeks Kendrick Perry, Nihad Djedović Y David Kravish, Unicaja continues to search the market for players who can complete the 22/23 squad. The construction of the perimeter is advanced, but the situation with the paint is less positive, since the last of the signings is the only player with a contract in those positions. However, the club would have found an interior player who would meet all the requirements sought by the board.

Unicaja has contacted Petr Cornelie’s agentpower forward of 2.11 meters who can also alternate the position of ‘5’ and who would cover that long-awaited gap of “four and a half“. The Frenchman has played this last season in the United States: 13 games with the Denver Nuggets in the NBA and 25 games with Grand Rapids Gold in the G-League. However, the Frenchman has developed his entire career in his native country: Le Mans, Boulogne Metropolitans 92 and Pau-Lacq-Orthezwhere he averaged in the 20/21 season 14.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists.

In Los Guindos they are interested in their next destination being Spain. However, it is not the only Endesa League club that follows this player. According to the Italian journalist Luca D’Alessandro on his Twitter account, Real Madrid and Baskonia also want to get the French’s services And here comes the main problem: Petr Cornelie has received the contact from Unicaja with optimism, but he wants to wait for an offer from a Euroleague team.

So the interest of the clubs of the highest European competition put the contacts from Malaga with the French in a very difficult situation. Unicaja will continue to search the market and will keep an eye on the future of Petr Cornelie, a player with a very attractive profile awaiting offers to compete in the Euroleague.


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