In an interview with Spanish newspaper “El Espanol“, Florentino Perez admitted that keeping Luka Doncic after this season will be more than hard. “Every day that we can keep Doncic in the team is a luxury,” said Perez. “We are talking about one of the best players in the world, at the age of 18. We all want his professional life to be the best possible, but we will work with him to see if we can keep him a little longer.”
Marcelo Huertas had a rough run with the L.A. Lakers … and now he’s clapping back at his former team and the NBA for how they coddle their superstars. “In the NBA, players are babies … everyone is afraid of dealing with the athletes,” Huertas told Brazilian hoops blog Bala na Cesta.
“That’s not a thing in Europe. If you step over the line, you’re punished athletically, financially, you’re thrown out, suspended, whatever the hell. That doesn’t exist in the NBA. I would see things and say, ‘There’s no way this is possible.”‘
The Gasol brothers can score inside and out and may be the NBA’s two best passing centers in the league. Hernangomez, 23, is skilled inside and decent passer. Marc is a former Defensive Player of the Year. That’s where Hernangomez needs the most work. “They told me a couple tricks,” Hernangomez said. “How to read the defense, tricks on how to be more focused during the game, before a game, so I can be more ready. On offense, a couple tricks that Pau showed me. Marc, how to play more in the low post, how to read the defense. Because now everybody knows me a little bit more, so I have to do better passes. I think it’s going to be a great challenge for me and I’m ready for it.”