FC Barcelona Lassa reached an agreement with former Euroleague champion center Joey Dorsey to reunite for the remainder of the current season, the club announced Friday. Dorsey (2.03 meters, 32 years old) takes over for Shane Lawal, who was sidelined with a torn meniscus last week. Dorsey arrives from Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul, were he averaged 7.9 points and 6.5 rebounds in 15 Eurocup games this season. He previously played for Barcelona in the 2013-14 season and averaged 5.3 points and 5.9 rebounds in 29 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games. Dorsey helped Barcelona win the Spanish League title and reach the Euroleague Final Four that season. Before that, as a mid-season addition, Dorsey was a key factor as Olympiacos won both the Euroleague and the Greek League titles in 2012. He has also played for Memphis, Houston, Sacramento and Toronto of the NBA, Rio Grande of the D-League, Caja Laboral Vitoria of Spain and Royal Hali Gaziantep of Turkey.
“I’m very excited,” Dorsey said after signing.”It’s a dream for me to be back here. It’s where I wanted to be.”