Puerto Rico Rumors
Originally from Rio Piedras in Puerto Rico, Amador moved to New York 27 years ago, working in real estate until recently. He is looking to branch into something else, but in the meantime, he plays basketball two or three times a week, and replaces the nets on his favorite courts as needed, roughly every nine weeks. “The amount of play that these parks get is surprising,” he said. “It’s a lot and the nets really don’t last.”
Los Angeles Lakers big man Kostas Antetokounmpo got some extra minutes by Greece coach Rick Pitino in the prep game against Puerto Rico and he provided numbers plus highlights. Antetokounmpo had a team-high 14 points in a 77 – 69 win of his squad over the Puerto Rican side in day 2 of the Akropolis Tournament. He shot 5-5 from the field and 4-6 from the free-throw line while getting four rebounds and four blocks in 20:46 minutes.
Brad Townsend: Second, Boban says he is looking forward to the Olympic qualifying tournament in which his Team Serbia will face JJ Barea and Puerto Rico and Nico Melli and Italy. pic.twitter.com/OhYXq5CTZX
Emiliano Carchia: Anthony Bennett and Thomas Robinson have signed in Puerto Rico with Cangrejeros de Santurce, agent @csantaellaSSA announced
I saw you signed with Cangrejeros de Santurce in Puerto Rico earlier this week. How did that come about and why did you feel like that’s a good next opportunity for you? J.J. Barea: “Long story short, that same summer that I signed with the Mavericks, I played on that team. That team left for a while, and now it’s coming back with a new owner. The team is in San Juan, the capital, so it will be really good for Puerto Rican basketball and the pro league down there. It’s really important for the kids and the fans to have a league in Puerto Rico, so this year should be a lot of fun.”
Do you view this summer as your last ride in basketball? Have you thought ahead to what might be next or retirement? J.J. Barea: “I think so. Maybe after this year’s over, I’ll see how I feel and maybe play another one in Puerto Rico. But it depends how I feel. But yeah, I think going overseas or other stuff like that, I think I’m done with that, but you never know. I think I’ll be done with that.”