After a good game at Mundobasket, Usman Garuba was linked with many clubs. Certainly, he drew attention with good games for his national team. The news that Garuba is finally returning from the NBA league to Europe and to the former champion Real Madrid echoed in Europe.
Although it was mentioned for a long time that Usman Garuba could make a return to Europe, i.e. "home" to Madrid and wear the Real jersey, nothing will come of it. The Spanish center will continue his career in Golden State.
After much thought and negotiations, he decided to stay in the best league in the world and to join the team led by this year's USA national team coach, Steve Kerr, from the bench. Garuba played for Houston in the NBA.
Unfortunately for Euorliga fans, they won't be seeing their old friend Usman Garuba this season
As is well known, he left Real Madrid like a miracle and went to the NBA.
He made his debut for Madrid when he was only 16 years old, and in 2021 he was declared a rising star in the Euroleague. Even then, it was uncertain what the fate of Garuba would be, whether he would go to NBA or not. That eventually happened and it turned out to be the right move for this young guy.
He was drafted as the 23rd pick in 2021 by the Houston Rockets, who immediately forwarded him to the NBA G League, where he was part of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Just before the beginning of the Mundobasket, he was part of the Oklahoma City Thunder, who fired him.
At Mundobasket, he had a satisfactory performance of 8.2 points per match with four rebounds. It is important to say that he did not play all the minutes, which improves this score even more. Real Madrid fans can only hope that their former player could return in the future.It will be interesting who Real Madrid will turn to next, but Garuba is definitely a Golden State player for two more years.