Veteran big man Luis Scola is considering his future. At 37yrs, Scola may play another season and a return in Europe it’s a possibility but only in one team, Spanish side Baskonia. Scola admitted that he would be almost impossible for him to play in a team that it’s not Baskonia. “It’d very tough for me to play in Europe for a team that it’s not Baskonia, I’m so linked to people there I’d only play for Baskonia,” Scola said. “Playing in Argentina? I’m not really intrigued by that opportunity, it’s not a very attractive league, I’m thinking about something different. I don’t think I’ll retire this year but I don’t have much left in my tank, I’m 37yrs old. “
The Argentinian big guy is currently in Vitoria, Spain along with other Baskonia legends (Elmer Bennett) to participate in a celebration that will commemorate the squad that won the 2002 Spanish double (League & Cup title) during Sunday’s (7/5) Liga Endesa game against Unicaja Malaga. When asked by local journalists if he considers re-joining Baskonia, he answered, “My circle in Baskonia is closed. I’ve already done what I had to do. Returning would be opening another circle that can work out fine or go wrong.”
Virtus Roma of the Italian Serie A2 tried to sign Andrea Bargnani for the playoffs. Il Mago is negotiating a buyout with Baskonia where he has signed last summer a two-year deal. Bargnani, native from Rome, grew up with Stella Azzurra before moving to Benetton Treviso and the NBA in 2006-2007.
Tornike Shengelia who played in the past for the Brooklyn Nets before returning to Europe for Baskonia will be a free agent this summer and he wants to cross the Atlantic again: “My goal is to try to return to the NBA. If I stay in Europe it will be in a team that can win trophies and everyone knows that Baskonia is one of them”.