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Goga Bitadze
Goga Bitadze
Position: C
Born: 07/20/99
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
Salary: $4,765,339
Georgian national team star Goga Bitadze will be a game-time decision in the upcoming game against Spain. “He feels a little pain right now, and he’s not practicing [with the team], but doctors hope he will be ready for the game. We’ll see,” Georgia’s press officer Irakli Pertaia confirmed to BasketNews. Bitadze hurt his ankle at the end of the fourth quarter in an overtime loss against Belgium. At first, the 23-year-old landed awkwardly after trying to get a rebound against Jean-Marc Mwema.
Indiana could extend Bitadze a qualifying offer next summer and sign him to his second multiyear NBA contract, so a lot is riding on his performance during the 2022-23 season. The 7-footer plans to keep a clear head by relying on the advice Pachulia gave him when he was just a kid with a big dream. “He kept telling me that it’s really hard to get into the NBA, but it’s harder to stay in the NBA, which just stayed in my mind,” Bitadze said. ” … He’s been telling me that since I was like 12 or 13.”