Isaac Bonga leaves NBA for Bayern Munich

Donatas Urbonas
Senior Staff Writer
2022-08-19 05:02
Credit: picture alliance / Jürgen Fromme / firo Sportphot - Scanpix
Credit picture alliance / Jürgen Fromme / firo Sportphot - Scanpix

The German forward Isaac Bonga returns to Europe after four seasons in the NBA to sign with the EuroLeague team FC Bayern Munich, sources tell BasketNews. 

According to BasketNews sources, a 22-year-old had NBA interest but has reached an agreement with the German club.

Last season, the No. 39 pick of the 2018 NBA Draft averaged 0.8 points, 0.5 rebounds, 0.3 assists, and 0.5 steals in less than 5 minutes for the Toronto Raptors.

Isaac Bonga

Isaac  Bonga
Position: SF, SG
Age: 22
Height: 203 cm
Weight: 82 kg
Birth place: Germany

A versatile 2.03 m defender with point guard handles has been assigned to Toronto's G League affiliate Raptors 905, where he posted 13.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.8 blocks on average.

In seven G League Showcase games, Bonga averaged 19.9 points (3FG: 38.1%), 10.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.4 steals, and 0.9 blocks.

In 143 NBA games for the Los Angeles Lakers, Washington Wizards, and Raptors, Bonga averaged 3.1 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 0.8 assists per 13 minutes.

Bonga poured in 21 points and had eight rebounds in the 2023 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers vs. Estonia in June.

He won't be able to help Germany in the 2022 FIBA EuroBasket.

FC Bayern Munich

Position Player Status
PG Cassius Winston (story) Signed until 2023
PG Joshua Obiesie Signed until 2023
PG Corey Walden Signed until 2023
PG/SG Nick Weiler-Babb (story) Signed until 2024
PG/SG Zan Mark Sisko (story) Signed until 2024
PG/SG Ognjen Jaramaz Signed until 2024
SG Andreas Obst Signed until 2023
SF Vladimir Lucic Signed until 2025
SF Paul Zipser Signed until 2024
SF/PF Elias Harris (story) Signed until 2024
PF Jan Niklas Wimberg (story) Signed until 2024
PF/C Augustine Rubit (story) Signed until 2023
C Othello Hunter (story) Signed until 2023
C Danko Brankovic (story) Long-term contract
C Freddie Gillespie (story) Signed until 2024
Coach Andrea Trinchieri
Expired contract Deshaun Thomas (will not return), Gavin Schilling (will not return), Nihad Djedovic (will not return), Darrun Hilliard (will not return), Leon Radosevic (will not return)
Rumored to leave  
Interested Isaac Bonga

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