09/15/2021 at 09:14 CEST
After an atypical season in which the ball was orphaned of support, by Covid, the League of reunion with the fans arrives with which basketball is once again complete, although at the moment it is not one hundred percent.
Basketball with an audience smells and tastes better and the players increase their performance pushed by the roar of the stands.
What does not change is the favoritism of Barça and Real Madrid, with Baskonia, Valencia and Tenerife hot on their heels and waiting for any stumbling block to overtake them on the right if they can.
Waiting for their chance, with an eye on qualifying for the playoffs, they will also be Joventut, MoraBanc Andorra, Baxi Manresa, Herbalife Gran Canaria and Unicaja.
The Inherit San Pablo BurgosAfter two seasons of unusual growth, it is a real unknown because of all the changes it has undergone.
The rest, until completing the 18 participating teams, the Casademont Zaragoza, Monbus Obradoiro, Fuenlabrada, Coosur Betis, Retabet Bilbao, UCAM Murcia and the ascended Breogán River They will fight to be the surprise or, at least, not to struggle to maintain the category.
It will also be the first League without Movistar Estudiantes, which dropped for the first time in its history.
The NBA continues to find quality players in the Endesa League, the Garuba, Campazzo, Deck and Bolmaro, among others, but that does not mean that the level drops. The flow of players between the NBA and Europe is becoming more common in both directions and Spain, in particular, quality players arrive to relaunch their careers or seek the prominence that they would not have on the other side of the Atlantic.
Speaking of exchanges, Madrid-Barcelona and Barcelona-Madrid trips have become more normalized. What is not worth to one is desired by the rival and thus Nico Laprovittola leaves Madrid to play for Barça, while Adam Hanga goes the opposite way just like Thomas heurtel, although the French made a stopover in the Villeurbanne a few months not to miss the Olympic event.
Then there are the classics of the competition, Pablo Laso starting his eleventh season at Real Madrid and Moncho Fernandez the twelfth, although there are also eleven in the highest category.
As for the classics, they will continue there Albert Oliver, Omar Cook, Rafa Martínez, Marcelinho Huertas or Rodrigo San Miguel. In this section there would also be room Jaycee Carroll, but the American guard does not have a contract with Real Madrid although the club continues to keep him on the squad on its website.
In any case, everything is ready for a new season of great games, great actions, joys and frustrations, of the best basketball in all its magnitude and with fans.