It is no longer rare to see NBA players in their prime reaching Europe and even France. On the other hand, it’s still pretty crazy that a player who started 52 times in a team which played in the play-in tournament last season and which is only 26 years old arrives in Betlic Elite. Dwayne Bacon, the former Charlotte Hornets and Orlando Magic player, signed with AS Monaco on Tuesday!
The rear, which averaged almost 11 points in 2021 under the colors of the Magic, reinforces the armada of the Principality, very competitive in the Euroleague and in the French championship since the start of the season.
He joined in particular Mike james, seen with the Brooklyn Nets last year and biggest salary in the history of the hexagonal elite, or the former Rocket Donatas Motiejunas. We imagine that with his profile, Dwayne Bacon still has good hopes of finding the NBA quickly after having spent a good time in Europe, in a setting anything but unpleasant.
“Monaco is a young team with a lot of ambitions and that made me want to join this group to give the best of myself, and to pull it to the top. I also needed a personal title to continue to play games at a very high level, knowing that in the NBA this prospect has been quite complicated lately, “Bacon explained on the club’s official website.
💥 Dwayne Bacon comes straight from the NBA to engage with the # Roca team ✔️
– AS Monaco Basket (@ASMonaco_Basket) October 26, 2021