Monday, December 22, 2008
Batista to replace Goree?
Esteban Batista (2.07-PF/C) will probably be Marcus Goree's(2.02-PF) replacement in Triumph Lyubertsy according to russian site Sports Express.
Batista looks like a possible candidate when Nenad Krstic is rumored to be looking for a way out to the NBA and Marcus Goree is rumored to sign with Estudiantes. Perhpas he couldn't cope with the cold in Russia for another year..
At this moment in time these are just rumors as there is no official verification of the news and Estudiantes recently renewed Petar Popovic(2.10-C) but they might still need some support in the low-post. Batista has averaged so far 3.6 points and 2.6 rebounds in 5 Euroleague games for Maccabi whereas Goree has averaged 8.6 points and 4.6 rebounds in 8 games for Triumph.