In recent seasons, Monaco has been delighted to recruit former NBA players. The latest is Dwayne Bacon and he has signed up for the 2021-22 season. Monegasques, a small slice of lard for breakfast?
East or West, but in which conference is Monaco playing? If this continues, the question will soon arise. Just hours after a victory in Euroleague against Red Star Belgrade (70-62), AS Monaco Basket held a new player who had already tasted the NBA. After Mike James, Donta Hall and Donatas Motiejunas, it’s Dwayne Bacon who comes to fill the NBA colony of the Roca Team. Signed by the Knicks this summer, the 26-year-old winger had failed to convince the staff of Tom Thibodeau. No spot in the New York workforce and therefore no contract for the start of the season. However, he remained on an honest stat line for his last year with the Magic: 10.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 40% in the shoot, not to mention a 28-pawn crisis against the Hornets. Hit his points record against his old team, he is nice this boy. Cleanliness, points and defense so no NBA for little Dwayne. Instead, a freelance on the Côte d’Azur. Casino, sun, basketball, it gets worse as a routine. Attention, the new favorite player of Stéphanie of Monaco does not draw a line on the NBA. He hopes to take the elevator back to the circus as he indicated in UN release :
“For the moment I am only focused on this season with Monaco, with a personal objective to continue to perform and become even better. If tomorrow, I have the opportunity to return to the NBA, it will necessarily be difficult to refuse. “
💥 Dwayne Bacon comes straight from the NBA to engage with the # Roca team ✔️
– AS Monaco Basket (@ASMonaco_Basket) October 26, 2021
For Monaco it is a real reinforcement because we are talking about a player who has walked the NBA floors for four seasons between Charlotte (2017-20) and Orlando (2020-21). Son balance? 207 games among the grown-ups for 7.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 assist in twenty minutes per night. It should do the job in Betclic Elite, but also in the Euroleague. In the same column, Dwayne Bacon is not the only NBA player to fly to other skies to bounce back. This is also the case for Quinn Cook, who is heading to Russia. The leader with two bagouzes signed with Lokomotiv Kuban. The former friend of LeBron James and Steph Curry is going to discover Europe. He leaves behind 165 NBA games and a corrected stat line with 6.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists. The pocket leader relies above all on a pretty 40% success rate downtown. At the start of the season, the rejects of the NBA therefore fly to the four corners of the globe. Only one but: to step back to jump better and return to the most beautiful stage in the world.
Dwayne Bacon in Monaco, Quinn Cook in Krasnodar, two players who try the Old Continent to revive. The NBA is cruel and does not give gifts, see you in a few months to take stock. Good kisses from Europe!
Text source: AS Monaco Basket.