News and opinions
25 July 2012
Sergio Rodríguez will stay at Real Madrid at least until the 2014-15 season. This means Pablo Laso will continue to have the player from Tenerife in the team, who together with Llull made up the top assist duo in the previous Endesa League. Rodríguez, aged 26, will stay with the Whites, having had an outstanding performance for the club in last season’s Championship play-off.
Sergio Rodríguez (born on 12-06-1986, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife) was signed by Real Madrid in the 2010-2011 season following a 4-year stint in the NBA, where he played for the Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings and New York Knicks. Following his first season back, which helped him re-adapt to the ACB, his second season, under coach Pablo Laso, was outstanding.
After winning the Copa del Rey with Real Madrid in Barcelona, the playmaker from Tenerife showed the best of his basketball qualities during the play-offs. His assists and great three-pointers contributed to the Whites beating Caja Laboral in the semifinals.
In the final against Barcelona Regal, Rodríguez was the most consistent Real Madrid player, and towards the end of the play-offs, he averaged 9.5 points, 4.7 assists and 10 points for his performance. Also, he achieved a 57% success rate in three-point shots, which was far higher than the rest of the players in that final. His great performance was noticed by Scariolo, who included him in the list of players to go to the Olympic Games. In London, Sergio Rodríguez’s assists and unlikely passes will continue, now as a Real Madrid player.