Real Madrid Rumors
Knicks center Willy Hernangomez would love to be teammates again with Luka Doncic. The question is which NBA jersey either will be wearing next season. The 6-foot-6 Doncic, playing for Real Madrid, is slated as a high lottery pick in June. Hernangomez, who played with Doncic on the Spanish League power in 2015-16 after being traded from Seville, compares him — as others have — to former Nets great Drazen Petrovic.
One of the most important personalities in the history of European basketball, the now retired, 74-year-old Ivkovic had coached most (if not all) prominent players incubated in the heart of the Balkan peninsula, while at the helm of the national teams of Yugoslavia and Serbia. Including Kukoc and the late Drazen. “He’s (Doncic) a phenomenon. Drazen Petrovic played “1” and Toni Kukoc from “1” to “4”. I believe that neither of them played so maturely when they were 18, as Doncic plays now,” Ivkovic said with a tone of certainty, while interviewed by Greek Cosmote TV.
Real Madrid head coach Pablo Laso confirmed that Cape Verdean center Walter Tavares will be signing with the club, during today’s presser ahead of Thursday’s (8/11) EuroLeague game against Maccabi in Tel Aviv. Laso expects to have his new player available for the Spanish League “Clasico” vs Barcelona, Sunday.