Former Barcelona captain finds new team in Spain

2022-10-15 10:48

Pierre Oriola stays in Catalonia, where he joins Basquet Girona.


Pierre Oriola signed a one-year deal with Marc Gasol's Basquet Girona, the Spanish team officially announced.

Oriola was left without a team ahead of a new season. According to the player, FC Barcelona suddenly decided to terminate the contract that had two more years to run.

The Catalan expressed his disappointment with coach Sarunas Jasikevicius after such a move by the team.

Free throws this season

Points made: 12,0
Accuracy: 73,5%
Place in standings: 14
Record max: 23
Record min: 6
Most made FTs: Marc Gasol

"Coach Jasikevicius didn't say anything to me, and he only called me two months after I was kicked out asking if I was angry. I wasn't anymore, when a stage ends, it ends," he said on the La Sotana podcast.  

The Tarrega-born big man joined Barca in 2017 and was named team captain in 2020. Over the last five years, he logged 142 EuroLeague appearances, tallying 5.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 0.7 assists per game.

Girona lost its first three ACB League matches and is currently in the last (18th) place.


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