Madrid go for Zizic

The Croatian, 23 years old, 2.08 meters and a great projection, would complete the position of five with Tavares. In addition to Mejri, Jordan Mickey would leave the white team.

Real Madrid do not seem to want to waste time after the elimination in the Final Phase of the Endesa League. According to the journalist Chema de Lucas, the white club would be tied to Ante Zizic, a Croatian center of 23 who belongs to the Cleveland Cavaliers squad. This player had already been followed by Madrid for a long time, as As advanced on May 31,


Zizic (2.08) has been playing in the NBA for three years, although it was the Celtics who chose him in number 23 of the 2016 draft, a year before leaving for the United States. There he has played 113 regular league games with the Cavs, averaging 13.4 minutes per game. His averages in these three years are 6 points and 3.9 rebounds. In addition, he has also participated in eight playoff games in his debut season, reaching the track in three of the Finals against the Golden State Warriors. Before that he played as a professional for four years in his country, becoming MVP of the Adriatic League in 2016 with the Cibona from Zagreb. His last year in Europe was spent at Darussafaka and under the orders of David Blatt, who precisely arrived at the Turkish club after he was kicked out of the Cavs.

That season Darussafaka faced Real Madrid in the Euroleague quarterfinals, with the final result of 3-1 in favor of the white team, and a Zizic of just 20 years left several good performances in the tie. The Croatian can now be the replacement in the zone for two players who have the exit door wide open. This is Jordan Mickey and Salah Mejri. The first, one of the important signings last summer, has been losing prominence as the season has progressed and the second, which came mid-course, has barely played due to physical problems. From Lithuania, Donatas Urbonas also reported on Madrid's possible interest in Arturas Gudaitis (26 and 2.08), with a profile very similar to Zizic. But at the moment it seems that the Croatian option has preference in the white offices.

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