09/10/2021 at 2:09 PM CEST
The Valencia Basket, in shape but diminished by injuries, will seek this Saturday to surprise him Barcelona on the semifinal of the Endesa Super Cup which will be held this weekend in Tenerife and in which the Iberostar Tenerife and the Real Madrid.
The team that this campaign leads for the first time Joan Peñarroya he has won all four of his preseason games with quick and direct play, and he has done so despite missing up to five of the twelve players in his first squad.
In the last friendly Mike Tobey could already play inside and in the match against the Catalan team, the Slovenian guard Klemen Prepelic is expected to make his debut.
Valencia had assumed the casualties for this tournament from base Nenad Dimitrijevic, of the guard Xabi López-Arostegui and the power forward Louis Labeyrie but at the last minute the Cuban power forward has joined the list Jasiel rivero for a little muscle injury.
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With this situation, the prominence in the position of ‘four’ of Jaime Pradilla is expected to increase but Peñarroya could also get hold of that position of Víctor ClaverAlthough the idea of the coach and the club is for the Valencian to act as a forward this season.
For Claver, who will therefore be the only signing that can debut in the first official matchIt will be a doubly special match. On the one hand because it will mean his first official meeting in this second stage in the club in which he was formed nine years after leaving the entity to play in the NBA, and on the other for face what has been his team in recent years.
To complete the squad, as it has already done in the matches against Casademont Zaragoza, BAXI Manresa, Río Breogán and Herbalife Gran Canaria, Peñarroya will once again make use of the team’s players that this campaign will premiere at LEB Silver.
In this case base Guillem Ferrando and forward Millán Jiménez have traveled with the team, who have been the two youth players with the most prominence in the preparation and those who are expected to have more minutes against Barça, in addition to the outside Alexander Bellver and the pivot Gonzalo bressan.