Mike Tobey is on FC Barcelona’s radar, per Aris Barkas of Eurohoops. The former Valencia Basket big man is with Slovenia NT ahead of the FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifiers and Eurobasket 2022.
Tobey parted with Valencia after six seasons where he assumed a big role as the team’s starting center. Tobey received the Slovenian passport, and he was part of the Slovenian NT which won the Eurobasket 2017.
It’s still unclear if the interest in Tobey has been generated after Nikola Mirotic Achilles injury. FC Barcelona announced the star forward will follow a recovery process for a few weeks.
The statement did not give any timetable on Mirotic. However, there is speculation the star forward could miss a big part of the start in the EuroLeague and ACB season. Barcelona has already bolstered its front court with Jan Vesely and Oscar Da Silva.
Zalgiris close to Dovydas Giedraitis
Zalgiris Kaunas is close to make another offseason move as the Lithuanian club is close to a deal with 21-years-old Dovydas Giedraitis, according to Rokas Pakenas of 15min.
According to the report, Zalgiris will pay about €150,000 for Giedraitis, who had another two years on his contract. As stated by Pakenas, Giedraitis most likely will play on loan next season.
The player spent the last season on loan with Lietkabelis Panevezys. He averaged 8.6 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 14 EuroCup games.
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