By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Former Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat guard Daryl Macon said that he will be looking to return to the NBA next season. The 25-year-old American player spent his first season overseas in 2020-21, dividing the year between Galatasaray in Turkey and AEK Athens in Greece.
Here’s what Macon said to Cosmote TV before his departure from Greece to the USA:
“If a great opportunity presents itself, that’s something I’ll just have to talk over with my agency. I don’t really know the future right now. Just go back home, take a couple of weeks off and then get back to it, see what happens.
It’s always a possibility for something. It just depends on the situation… obviously it depends on the contract because I feel I may have a lot of offers this offseason.
The goal is the NBA. But sometimes you just never know. You got to be prepared to make the tough decisions.”
Macon averaged 15.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists over 12 games in the Basketball Champions League with Galatasaray and AEK, in what was his debut experience in a major overseas competition. He shot 46.2 percent on 4.3 attempts per game.
“It was a little rough, but I think it made me better,” Macon said. “Better person and a better player. Had a lot of ups and downs that I had to overcome. But it was my first time away from home.”
“I don’t think I’ve reached my full potential,” Macon added. “Not even close. I came over here to learn and that’s what I did.”