By Eurohoops team / firstname.lastname@example.org
Baskonia GM Felix Fernandez addressed the scenarios surrounding the team’s big stars Pierria Henry and Achille Polonara for the upcoming season, during the recent press conference in the event of head coach Dusko Ivanovic’s contract extension.
“There are always rumors about good players. That is a reality. They are players that we want to continue in our squad and that is how we have shown them our desire”, said Fernandez about both Henry and Polonara.
“In addition, not only for a week or two, we have been in that line for months. But this is the law of the market. The rumors will always be there. I have heard so many rumors during the year. We are not here to assess the rumors that may appear in the press or social networks. Our wish is that they continue [with the club]. The players know it, the agents know it, internally we have worked on it and we are working on it, and time will tell what happens ”.
Fernandez also spoke about the case of Rokas Giedraitis, and the possibility of an NBA jump for the Lithuanian guard/forward.
“I think all of our players have a market, that’s the good thing about Baskonia. It says a lot about the club and the work that the coach does with them. Rokas has two more years on his contract and has his NBA out clauses. If an NBA team comes, pays that amount and he wants to leave, there is little the club can do. He is happy in Vitoria, his year has been very good and his next years can be even better. That is something he has to value. He is delighted with the team, with the city, with the project… but this is a professional matter. He knows that Vitoria is an ideal place for him to continue growing”. stated Fernandez.