Blow to Madrid: Zizic would have signed with Maccabi

According to the Israeli press, the Croatian pivot will play the next two seasons at Maccabi in Tel Aviv. The whites had their signing approved.


Real Madrid would have lost Ante Zizic. The Croatian center (23 years old and 2.08 meters) would have signed an agreement for the next two seasons with Maccabi in Tel Aviv, according to journalist Moshe Barda. His signing is not the official one, but if he ends up in the Israeli team it would be a hard blow for the whites, who had welcomed his arrival since last July and who can also see Campazzo leave for the NBA this summer.

The delay of Madrid to close the agreement, would be one of the keys to this frustrated signing. The player's environment, according to Eurohoops, did not like the delay of Real in formalizing the agreement. The departure or not of Campazzo would be behind this delay.

Zizic was a capital piece for the future white interior game. Young and with a very high ceiling of progression, the center would be the solution to one of the great headaches for Pablo Laso: the position of five, where Tavares was the only viable solution after the departure of Gustavo Ayón in the summer of 2019 Jordan Mickey arrived to replace the Mexican, but did not catch on and has returned to the Khimki in Moscow.

The Balkan has been with the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers for the last three seasons, although it was the Boston Celtics who selected him 23rd in 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 court 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 de Zagreb. His last year in Europe was spent at Darussafaka and under the command of David Blatt, who precisely arrived at the Turkish club after he was fired from the Cavs.

Photos from
Powered by Blogger.