By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
A second straight campaign in Europe, specifically in Spain, placing Kyle Guy in the Tanteo list adds a final obstacle prior to moving to Valencia.
The Oranges officially submitted a bid for the Indianapolis native with Joventut Badalona holding the right of first refusal, according to the ACB rulebook. His previous team has five days to match the offer and thus retain Guy with the deadline set for next Wednesday. The situation is similar to a restricted free agent in the NBA, exactly the same as FC Barcelona looking to add Willy Hernangomez.
Guy, 25, initially accepted the offer from the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague participant.
In 2022-23, he was a treat for Penya fans. Averaging 11.8 points, 2.6 assists, 1.7 rebounds, and 0.5 steals per game over 21 appearances in the 7DAYS EuroCup, his contributions helped his side reach the Semifinals of the second-tier club continental competition of Euroleague Basketball. At the domestic level, tallying 12.8 points, 2.1 assists, and 1.8 rebounds per contest over 40 appearances pushed the team coached by Carles Duran to the Semifinals of the Liga Endesa Playoffs.
The 2019 NCAA champion with Virginia was selected by the New York Knicks with the 55th pick of the 2019 NBA draft. He made his way to 53 NBA games between spells at the Sacramento Kings and Miami Heat, before opting to move his hot shooting to Europe. Additional professional experience was generated in the G League via the Stockton Kings, Cleveland Charge, and Sioux Falls Skyforce.