FC Barcelona Rumors
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Petteri Koponen update: doctors said he is stable. Thanks God his one-year old son Kristian wasn’t in taxi.
After the morning report about Petteri Koponen’s accident, Barcelona announced that the condition of the player is stable. To be exact the talented guard “is in a stable condition and was able to speak to his family this afternoon. He will remain in hospital under observation”.
Juan Carlos Navarro said that he would love to play Eurobasket 2017 for Spain National Team. Navarro will decide at the end of the upcoming season but his goal is to play and beat Epi’s record of presences for Spain. Navarro has played 237 games for Spanish National Team, two less than Epi (Felipe Reyes has 236 games for Spain).
In an interview with HoopsHype, Seraphin said joining Spanish powerhouse FC Barcelona was his priority for several weeks in the offseason. “Barcelona was my first option,” the French center told HoopsHype. “I talked to the GM. He called me. After that, I talked to the coach and they were my first option. But they made us wait. They were like, ‘We have to make room’. Then they told us they could not do it because they couldn’t make room. That’s when my new agent (Bouna Ndiaye) started calling teams in the NBA and seeing if we could get a deal. That’s why it took so long, because we were exploring that option first. I was looking forward to an opportunity to play a lot and show people what I can do. Since it didn’t happen with Barcelona, we looked at opportunities in the NBA… And then Barcelona came back! But it was too late then because we were in the process of talking to NBA teams, then I tried out with Indiana for a couple of days and now I’m with the Pacers.”