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Bitci Baskonia and Landry Nnoko parted ways upon mutual agreement, the team announced Tuesday. The next stop for the player will be the back-to-back champion of the Basketball Champions League, Hereda San Pablo Burgos, per Eurohoops sources.
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Nnoko, 27, was recently sidelined due to violating team rules, as announced on December 30. The team based in Vitoria-Gasteiz had started a disciplinary procedure.
Playing time for Nnoko was reduced since November. Neven Spahija coming in as the new head coach after Dusko Ivanovic was dismissed by Baskonia limited his role.
In August, the Cameroonian center had inked a contract for the entire 2021-22 season. He was coming off a couple of campaigns in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague as a member of Alba Berlin in 2019-20 and Crvena Zvezda mts in 2020-21. Over the previous two seasons, he was crowned champion in both Germany and Serbia, also won the ABA League getting the Finals MVP nod.
On to his third EuroLeague side, averaging 5.4 points and 4.5 rebounds per contest made out his third year in Europe’s premier club continental competition. At the domestic level, the former Clemson standout produced 6.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks per contest debuting in Spain’s ACB.
Before making the EuroLeague, Nnoko displayed his talents in Turkey for Sakarya and in Italy as a player of Pesaro. In addition, he spent the 2017-18 season in the G League playing for the Grand Rapids Drive.
Baskonia was scheduled to visit Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv this Thursday but the Regular Season Round 19 fixture was suspended. The team stands at 7-11 and 2.5 wins outside the Playoffs spots. Eight wins in 15 games paint the current team image in the Spanish League.
As for Burgos, his next team currently ranked 17th in the ACB carrying a 4-11 W-L tally, is competing against Darussafaka in a best-of-three BCL Play-In series for a berth to the Round of 16.