The big question remains: Will Bogdanovic come to the NBA? “We would love to have him here,” Kings general manager Vlade Divac said last week. “We have his rights, and this summer we’ll talk about it.” However, Bogdanovic has previously said that he won’t discuss his future in the NBA until after his EuroLeague team’s season ends.
At 37 years of age, the veteran captain of Real Madrid and Spanish League all-time rebounds king says his career has been without any regrets. Even when it comes to declining offers from certain NBA teams. “There had been offers from the NBA. But not from any important team,” Reyes said to Spanish Cadena SER ratio. “I wish the Miami Heat and the L.A. Lakers sent me offers,” he joked. “But these never arrived. “But I don’t regret leaving Madrid. For me Real Madrid is like being in the NBA. Or better.”
“The schedule is very hard but we are good in both the Liga Endesa and EuroLeague. And that’s what’s important,” he adds. Reyes also mentioned that he visions himself finishing his career with the “Blancos” jersey. “I want to retire in Real Madrid. That’s my dream.”
Me: If this is how your career ends, with the one championship and all the points, are you comfortable? Dirk Nowitzki: I came into this league when I was 20, and I didn’t know if I was going to make it. I wasn’t the most confident guy, like you see these young guys walking in here now, thinking the league owes them. I was not like that. I was worried. My first year, when things weren’t going well, I was even thinking about going back to Europe. You have doubts in your head.
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”.