After the ACB registration has been completed in the next few hours, which is a good sign for the CBGranada Foundation, it will be time to start laying the foundations for the team that will defend the Endesa League red and black jersey next year.
The Granada club has done enough research to know this. It has offered contracts for longer than one year in the past, which is quite unusual in LEBOro, or, failing that to offer automatic renewal in case of promotion to Endesa League. This juicy aspect has clearly convinced many to choose red and black over potentially more powerful economic offers.
Lluis Costa, Pere Tomas and Pere Tomas are the best examples. They both signed for three seasons last year, so it is clear that they will be joining the next Coviran. Granada chose Granada over Estudiantes' offer. Granada and Tomas will be two of the most important players in the next squad. They have both had a great career, particularly Tomas, who has a total of 14 seasons in the highest category.
More players have 'guaranteed links' for the next course. German Martinez, who signed for two seasons last year, and Ramon Vila, whom Granada club promised for the next campaign that they would be able remove from Casademont Zaragoza (exactly from ACB) last February. The clause regarding the youth squad contemplates his transfer in the event of promotion to ACB. However, everything points out that his performance will be worthy of being part the red and black team next season.
Three players signed for this season without any link. Edu Gatell, James Ellisor and David Iriarte are the three. The continuity of the first two seems impossible. However, the Balearic might have an option. However, the club would need to release one player with a contract. This would affect the expenses account for the following season.
Take the right decisions
It is clear that the red and blue club will soon be able to make decisions. Pablo Pin spoke to the media recently about the "six to seven" players who have contractual ties. However, he said that there are nine players. It is not possible that any of the nine players mentioned would wear red and black in Endesa League.
The technician also recognized that signings would be "basic" in the scheme for the next course. It is well-known that LEBOro jumped to the ACB and that Coviran will make many appearances on the court. These pieces will fall slowly over the next weeks but Pin plans to go back to the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, which he attended in 2019. It will take place from July 7-17. This is a kind of 'cattlemarket' where players, coaches, agents and sports directors can meet. It also provides capital to hire teams from the Old Continent.
The club will decide who stays with whom before they bring these signings. Some decisions are easy, others not so much.