In a bid to bolster their roster, Baskonia has set its sights on guard Carlik Jones, following his recent release by the Chicago Bulls, as reported by Javier Maestro of encestando.es.
Jones, a versatile and skilled guard, is currently exploring potential opportunities after an impressive stint in the G League and a noteworthy performance with the South Sudan national team during the 2023 FIBA World Cup.
The urgency to secure a proficient guard reflects Baskonia’s strategic focus on addressing specific gaps within their lineup, emphasizing the team’s quest for a dynamic and multifaceted player capable of contributing both defensively and offensively.
The 25-year-old guard made a significant mark in the G League last season, earning the title of NBA G League MVP.
He played a pivotal role in the South Sudan national team’s remarkable journey in the World Cup, leading the team to secure a historic spot in the Paris 2024 Olympics.
Notably, Jones emerged as the tournament leader in assists, averaging an impressive 10.6 assists per game, and also contributed 20.4 points per game in 30.2 minutes of play.