Jordan Mickey reportedly a target for Real Madrid
Before concluding the season, and to lift the 35th league of its history, Real Madrid was already preparing the next course and it seems that he had already stepped on the accelerator in the chapter of signings. After the unsuccessful operation of Brandon Davies, who will play at Barcelona Lassa, the white team would have tied the signing of a pivot with a past in the NBA: Jordan Mickey.
According to Carlos Sanchez Blas, journalist of Onda Madrid, this American player of 24 years and 2.03 meters high was chosen by Madrid to reinforce his inside game and the operation would already be closed.
It is a very mobile player who compensates for his stature with its 2.19 meters in span. After training with the LSU Tigers, from the University of Louisiana that was also the alma mater of Shaquille O’Neal, Mickey was selected by the Boston Celtics in the 33rd position of the 2015 Draft, just two places ahead of the Spaniard Willy Hernangómez. In Boston I played 45 games in two seasons between regular league and playoffs, while in his third year he played 23 games with the Miami Heat averaging 4 points and 3.6 rebounds per night.
The lack of prominence he had in the NBA led him last summer to try his luck in European basketball by signing for the Russian Khimki, who hired him to supply Thomas Robinson, who curiously returned to the United States. In Moscow I stood out with 14.2 points, 5 rebounds and 1.1 blocks for 15.4 valuation per game in the Euroleague, while in the VTB United League I contributed 15 points and 6.1 rejections for 17.7 valuation credits getting the subchampionship.
The arrival of Mickey would supply the most probable exit of Gustavo Ayón. However, the US center will occupy extra-community place along with Trey Thompkins and Gabriel Deck. The next one to arrive, base? On the other hand, Sánchez Blas also pointed out that Real Madrid’s intention is to hire a first level European base. Nando De Colo would be one of the most interesting after confirming his departure from CSKA Moscow. The Frenchman would be considering two options, sign for Madrid or return to the NBA. If decided by the white team, a negotiation would have taken place with Valencia Basket, a club that owns its rights in Spain.