Basketball Bundesliga: FC Bayern chasing title with new signing Bonga

Status: 22.09.2022 15:33

Last season ended with no title for the Bayern basketball workforce. With wholesome and younger gamers, akin to NBA rookie Isaac Bonga, the aim for the new season is to win a championship and a cup.

The final season of the Basketball Bundesliga led to disappointment for “Bayern”: Alba Berlin grew to become the champion for the third time in a row, this time in Munich. In the top, the workforce from Munich was “solely” second within the league and once more reached the playoff quarter-finals within the EuroLeague, however there have been no titles to have a good time. There was additionally just one disappointment within the BBL Cup towards Chemnitz in an early end.

Gold as a substitute of silver

Bayern will now look to have a good time the titles once more within the new season, which kicks off on Wednesday, September 28, in an early recreation between champions Alba Berlin and Hamburg. They kick off on Saturday, October 1 at residence towards Ulm.

In the spring, on the finish of the season, Bayern was operating out of steam, and the squad was dwindling attributable to sickness and accidents. This yr must be higher, so the Munich basketball gamers have up to date their workforce.

NBA gamers championship title mission

Coach Andrea Trinchieri desires “wholesome gamers and new gamers” and he is getting them: With Isaac Bonga, Bayern will carry the German worldwide again from the NBA. This prime switch was solely doable as a result of Bonga was injured earlier than the European Championships (torn syndesmosis ligament in the correct ankle) and accomplished his rehabilitation first.

An formidable participant for an formidable membership

Bonga, 22, initially from Rhineland, performed 4 years within the NBA with the LA Lakers, Washington Wizards and most lately the Toronto Raptors. The resolution to play for Bayern was simple for him: “Bayern FC is a really formidable membership, it at all times desires to win and it is the identical for me. That’s what pursuits me, for me it was simply FC Bayern.”

BBL might be the stopping level for Bonga

If Bonga is match once more, then he may return to the NBA rapidly, and Bayern Munich and the Bundesliga would solely be a stopover. “I’d see it for myself,” he says. “It’s a station I do know a bit bit about within the Bundesliga (editor’s observe: Bonga performed in Frankfurt from 2016-2018 earlier than the NBA), nevertheless it’s additionally a bit new with the Euroleague. Then, “Control is in the end about creating. Jumping again into the NBA. It could possibly be in a yr, two or three years. Everything is feasible.”

Coach Trinchieri desires Bonga on the ground concurrently Vladimir Lucic. Both are versatile wingers in demand within the NBA and fashionable basketball: “They open up numerous completely different tactical choices for us. You can change positions. Both can settle for setup and throw. It’s going to be enjoyable!”

Bonga is an octopus

Bonga should full his rehabilitation first, however the nationwide participant has recovered and, based on his coach, is without doubt one of the finest defenders in Europe. Because his fingers are at all times in between.

Trinchieri describes it as “Kraken, that is the phrase.” Octopus Bonga himself has massive ambitions and a transparent plan for the new season: “Our aim is to win the Final Four of the EuroLeague playoffs, the championship and the cup – as I mentioned, every thing could be very, very formidable.” Neither identify appears to be an choice this yr.

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Source: BR24Sport 21.09.2022 – 10:55


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