Euroleague pre-event press conferences are typically pretty blah stuff, with the same old rhetoric about team play, the competitors’ greatness, even matchups, defense wins championships, ad nauseum.
However, among FC Barcelona coach Xavi Pascual’s loquacious enthusiasm, the Blaugrana leader did drop in one scintillating note. Said Pascual, “Juan Carlos Navarro’s fasciitis problems have returned. At this moment, he is being treated and [is] undergoing some tests, so we will see how he progresses, if he can play the game and in what condition.”
Navarro missed a total of nine games – three in the Euroleague and six in Liga Endesa – due to the foot issue this season.
BiE has to wonder, particularly since it seems guaranteed La Bomba’s playing time will at least be limited: Have Olympiacos’ odds just improved…?