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Casimiro and Báez talk about the beginning of the new season

NUMEROUS MEDIA OUTLETS ATTENDED THE FIRST TRAINING SESSION OF HERBALIFE GRAN CANARIA, WHERE LUIS CASIMIRO AND EULIS BÁEZ SPOKE.

“IT’S TIME TO START FROM SCRATCH,” SAID LUIS CASIMIRO.

“This summer, we were lucky to build the team faster because, most of the times, it is the player market that leads. I’m happy with the squad; I think we have great players, now we have to build a team. We need good chemistry between us, we need a good group on human and working level”

“We wanted 3 players that has gone to Euroleague and Royce that has gone to NBA to stay, but as always, we have to adapt to what the player market offer us. Within our means, we should be proud of the work done during the summer”

“What we need on this very first pre-season day is to work. It’s time to start from scratch: waiting for those with international commitments and bringing the team together. I only ask for my teammates and I a healthy season with no injuries. If everything goes well, we hope to reach the first official title of the season, as we did last year. Our first game is the 22nd September (Supercopa), at that time we expect us to play at highest level”

“To cut 50% of last years players is dangerous, although you have to do it sometimes. We have kept that 50%, which means we have gained in group and working dynamics. This way, it will be easier to fit the team in”

“We must be happy to count on an island that can hold two great basketball events. We have to enjoy. We will try to compete at our highest level, and at some point we might win”

“captaincy is a subject of all of us,” said eulis báez.

“We are excited to start the season as always, we are looking forward to work and to meet out new team mates. We want to start sweating our bodies.”

“Every year, this club do good signings, but, as every year, we have to start from scratch, adapt and get to know each other”

“Changes are unavoidable in this sport, we always seek for improvements. It is a brand new year, in which we have to get used to new players and the new stuff our coach will show us”

“Captaincy is a subject of all of us, each one has its function”

“It’s a pleasure for us and our fans to enjoy basketball at home, with the Supercopa and Copa del Rey”

“What I’m most concerned about is how the team is going. Personally, I like to stand out as every player, but when things do not go well I like to focus on helping the team”

“We must be demanding because we are here to compete and we have a goal which is to win. However, we have to be humble, knowing who we are. And this is made day by day at work. This must come from outside, but also from inside the team”