Following a brief NBA stint, Gabriel Deck is back for Real Madrid, head coach Pablo Laso confirmed Sunday. “We are talking about a player who has been determinant in each team he has already played. He will help us a lot. He will give us a lot of options on both sides of the court,” noted the experienced tactician after the ACB Regular Season Round 18 home win opposite Casademont Zaragoza, “The first time he came, we knew he would grow with us. He understands the game, he can play in and out, and his versatility is useful.”
Real Madrid is reported to be bringing forward Gabriel Deck back. According to multiple reports in Spain (the first by Jose Luis Sanchez), Deck is signing a contract for two and a half seasons to return to the Blancos after nine months.
JD Shaw: The Thunder have officially acquired guard Miye Oni and a 2028 second-round pick from the Jazz in exchange for cash. Gabriel Deck was waived to create room.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Thunder are waiving Gabriel Deck to make roster room for the trade, source tells ESPN.
Players like Deck always will have a solid plan B. Before the season, Deck firmly denied rumors about negotiations with FC Barcelona. But BasketNews sources around the EuroLeague suggest that Barcelona might be the top landing spot for Deck if he decides to return to Europe. However, Deck remains determined to stay in the NBA, sources say BasketNews. If not the OKC, Deck hopes there's another NBA organization that could give him an appropriate NBA opportunity.
Donatas Urbonas on Gabriel Deck: There are rumors that if he's returning to Europe, there even might be some agreement between Barça and Gabriel Deck already. That if you return to Europe, Barça is waiting for you and this is where you play.
Bobby Marks: Contract breakdown on Gabriel Deck in OKC: 20/21- $3.87M 21/22- $3.67M (no protection) 22/23- $3.48M (late Sept. 22 guaranteed date) 23/24- $3.48M (team option with a late Sept. 23 guaranteed date)
Brandon Rahbar: Mark Daigneault on if he can discuss the Gabriel Deck signing rumors: “Not right now.” I’d expect an official announcement in the coming days.
Emiliana Carchia: Gabriel Deck is expected to fly in the next hours to USA to join the Oklahoma City Thunder, I am told. @chemadelucas first reported the news
Chema de Lucas: BREAKING: Gabriel Deck finalizes his imminent landing with the Oklahoma City Thunder of the #NBA
Whenever opting free time into watching basketball games, Gabriel Deck will generally bring himself to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague over the NBA, he explained in an interview shared on the portal of CABB, the Argentinian Basketball Confederation. “I hardly ever watch basketball games,” he confessed, “This is rare for a player, but the truth is I really don’t watch games in their entirety. Maybe some very interesting matches, but watching games is not my priority.”
“More EuroLeague and sometimes the Argentinian league, but not too much,” he added referring to his preferences, “Actually, I rarely watch NBA games. It doesn’t appeal to me. I didn’t see the Los Angeles Lakers versus Miami Heat finals.”
Gabriel Deck has been recently reported to be on the radar of some NBA teams and while that stays a possibility, the 25-year-old forward has one more year on his contract with Real Madrid and he intends to give his best for teh ‘Whites’. “One dreams of reaching the top, but today I try to do my best for the club, we are in an impressive place like Madrid, which has been doing things well for a long time,” Deck said on UcU Web Radio and addressed the rumors of his move to the NBA.
Deck also sees the rumors as a good thing, showing that he has been doing things good enough: “It would be worse if they didn’t ask about my future. I’m doing things well and people can see a chance for the NBA. It’s good that they wonder.”
May 20, 2022 | 6:27 pm EDT Update
During the season, at least one prominent member of the organization viewed Miles Bridges as a target for the club. Cody Martin was also viewed as a target during the season.
Tim Bontemps: Sam Hauser is the only player listed on Boston’s injury report. The Celtics will have their full complement of rotation players available for tomorrow’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.
May 20, 2022 | 4:28 pm EDT Update
Sean Cunningham: Kentucky’s Shaedon Sharpe & Duke’s AJ Griffin are among the many draft prospects the Sacramento Kings interviewed in Chicago. Sources say others include: LSU’s Tari Eason, Baylor’s Kendall Brown, Duke’s Wendell Moore, NC State’s Terquavion Smith & Purdue’s Trevion Williams.