After the fiasco of the Cup and the cancellation of the Euroleague, the power forward seeks to bring Bara to his first ACB since 2014 and thus begin to justify the billionaire disbursement of the project cul
Bara.Mercilessly before Burgos
In the bowels of the Fonteta, Nacho Rodrguez hands out hugging on Sunday. He celebrated the victory over San Pablo Burgos as when he was still a player, with a mixture of relief and satisfaction.Josep Maria BertomeuI congratulated him from the rostrum, a kind of approval of the work of the sports director. El Bara was in the final of the ACB, a goal of minimum achievement after last summer he threw the house out the window, a disbursement unmatched in Europe, especially for the star of the project. This Tuesday (20.00, #Come on), after the fiasco of the Copa del Rey, Nikola Mirotic can fulfill the first of his missions: to return the title of League that Barcelona has been pursuing since 2014.
Personally, after his return from the NBA, Niko has met expectations. Last Saturday was namedEndesa League MVPand in the Euroleague, until parón, he was the fourth highest scorer (19 points per night) and the second in rating, with Bara well placed to return to a Final Four. Nobody doubts the superiority of a player who was offered 45 million dollars for three years in the NBA. But his mission at the Fonteta will be twofold. The one to lead the azulgrana and the one to stop the reference of the Baskonia. His duel with Tornike Shengelia is a luxury. “They are the two best fours in Europe. We will see who is better,” predicted Dusko Ivanovic.
In Valencia the most luxurious version of the former Real Madrid player has not been seen. After scoring 16 and 19 points for Joventut and Unicaja, in the key match against Baskonia he was seensore back of thigh. Although he returned to the track, he was not comfortable and was no longer used by Svetislav Pesic until the semifinals against Burgos where, despite playing only 17 minutes, he was chosen player of the match.
In his palmares he already sports an ACB League, which he wonwith Real Madrid in 2013, the first of the Laso era. Then he was already becoming the brilliant and decisive player that he soon confirmed, although the MVP of that final against Bara was Felipe Reyes. “I have come here to win collective titles and not to demonstrate anything to anyone,” he warned in the preview of the semifinals. Today all the spotlights and all the pressure will be on Niko, in the abyss marked by himself, lifting trophies, feeling important.