The best Spanish clubs and the biggest rivals will fight again starting from October in the domestic league, the Spanish Cup, SuperCup and in the Euroleague.
Let’s see how is the situation of the homegrown players for the next season by each of these two clubs, who are trying to sign and keep as many as possible. In Liga ACB the rule regarding the foreigners is specifying that you have to put on the game’s list 4 native players. Even if you have 8 strong foreigners this won’t be enough in the toughest championship in Europe. That’s why FC Barcelona and Real Madrid are very interested to have in the roster some good local guys.
The good news for both clubs is that they kept almost all the Spanish players from the last season. Only Pau Ribas parted ways with the Catalan team, who can still count on Nikola Mirotic, Alex Abrines, Victor Claver, Pierre Oriola and the young talent Sergi Martinez. Besides Mirotic who is pure talent, the other Spaniards of Barca are decent role players with a lot of experience that can be decisive in some moments of the encounters.
On the other side, Real Madrid has also important homegrown players in the roster, including some young names. They have kept the veteran Felipe Reyes who is 40 years old, Rudy Fernandez, Sergio Llull and the giant Edy Tavares. They could count as well on the rising star Usman Garuba, who had some promising games last season, while recently the signed another local talent, Carlos Alocen. The discussions for the transfer of Alberto Abalde, that had a good season with Valencia Basket, were very intense at the beginning of July, but now nobody knows what will really happen. With him in the roster, Real could improve a lot the situation of the homegrown players, rejuvenating as well the squad.