He came to the Whites to provide points, rebounds and the experience acquired from a brilliant career in Europe and the NBA. A good shooter and great defender, the Argentinean has the versatility to play as a ‘3’ and ‘4’. He is a leader on the court.
In addition to inflicting damage in the centre, El Chapu is also a threat on the outside thanks to his great long-range shooting. In the 2013-14 season he averaged 48% in the ACB from the three-point line. He is a lively player with plenty of character and he never gives up on a lost ball.
His professional career started in Argentina, from where he moved to Vitoria. After five seasons on the Tau he left for the NBA. Between 2004 and 2012 he played for the Chicago Bulls, Sacramento Kings and Philadelphia 76ers, where he averaged 10.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists. In 2012 he returned to Laboral Kutxa, his last team before signing for Real Madrid.