The best basketball league in the world will be represented by nine Spaniards for the 2018-2019 season, only one less than the record of the 2016-2017 season. Eight of them find in their last year of the contract and their future will be uncertain.
Álex Abrines will enjoy his third consecutive year with the Oklahoma City Thunder. There is a possibility that it will continue when his contract ends, but since he has not increased his playing time with respect to the first season, we can think of a change of scenery, even with a view to Europe. José Manuel Calderón will chain fourteen seasons in the NBA with his second in the Detriot Pistons and expects to arrive at fifteen. Marc Gasol will continue, at least, for one more season with Memphis Grizzlies, the team he has played with since 2008. His older brother, Pau Gasol, has a contract for the next two years with San Antonio Spurs. However, the second only partially, so a transfer is not ruled out. He has been in the NBA since 2001 and wants to continue making history in the United States. Juancho Hernangómez, at 22, will continue in Denver Nuggets fighting to play his minutes. Meanwhile, Willy Hernangomez will fight for his team at Charlotte Hornets for the second year in a row. Serge Ibaka, who has been in the NBA since 2009, will be the only one with a guaranteed contract for two more years. He will play in the Toronto Raptors. Nikola Mirotikwill continues, by contract, one more season in New Orleans Pelicans. Although playing at the level he has shown, they will want him to stay for a long time longer. Finally, Ricky Rubio completed a great season with Utah Jazz and we will see how he responds, at least, one more year with the same team.
The start of the regular season will take place on October 16, with 82 games per team. You can follow your favourite team from MOVISTAR + or NBA LEAGUE PASS. And if you also want to support our Spanish players, you can choose to buy cheap NBA shirts from any team for this season.