Vitoria (Spain), Sep 10 (EFE) .- The Baskonia player Jayson Granger said this Friday that he returns to the Barça team “with the mentality of lifting a title” after winning the Spanish championship with Baskonia and the Bundesliga with Alba Berlin
The Uruguayan is aware that “it will not be easy” to achieve his goal but he considered at a press conference that the Basque team has “a very exciting squad”.
Although the fans are enthusiastic about the outside line, the Uruguayan warned that the inside players “are going to give many surprises, they have not had many opportunities in the Euroleague and they are going to surprise more than one because they come wanting.”
“I am seeing the adaptation well. We are new people, it is a short preseason and we do not have everyone. We are greasing the machine and we have to meet the long-term objectives “, said the player, who does not believe that the team’s game will be different because” Dusko Ivanovic’s philosophy is unique. “
The new Baskonista captain stressed that this year “there are players capable of playing well five against five and who know how to read defenses”, while considering that now he is “another player”.
“I learned a lot watching basketball from outside, I played for Aíto and that marked me,” said Granger, who despite being 31 years old feels “as if he was 25” and mentally “very strong.” “I have that confidence again and everyone they trust me ”, he stated.
The Uruguayan spoke of his partner Wade Baldwin whom he considered “a physically animal” and described him as “the best point guard in Europe”, in that sense.
“In open field he rolls and is improving the shot. We get on very well, ”added the game director, convinced that when they play together they will help both in defense and attack.
“I come with the mentality of removing my thorn and playing in Vitoria at a high level,” said Jayson Granger who is looking forward to the audience. “It will be an extra point and a motivation, a touch of adrenaline. Living in that pavilion is going to be very nice, “he said.
Despite the pressure at this level, Jayson Granger insisted that they must “enjoy and have fun” and they have to do it as Dusko Ivanovic asks. “We will do it by running, defending and scoring easy. It is essential to have good chemistry inside and outside because this is like our family ”, he advised.