After the club announced that Erazem Lorbek will be staying and with Ante Tomic taking his medical and then being presented, Joan Creus has evaluated their respective cases. The Barça Regal technical secretary has no doubt that Lorbek and Tomic “are two compatible players … They understand each other well on court … and will help strengthen the interior play”.
Creus added that “they can both play as a forward or centre. They’re tall players. Lorbek is 2.10 m, and Tomic 2.17 m. Those are a lot of centimetres, not to mention the other players that are forming our team of centres.”
Lorbek, key player
Lorbek, who has renewed for three seasons is a great signing in Creus’ eyes. He is “essential for our team’s game … He has performed very well and it was our intention to renew him. I think he feels good at Barcelona, both in the city and with the team”.
“Tomic is right for Xavi Pascual’s ideas”
As for Tomic, Creus said he is “a talented player, he understands basketball and makes things look easy … He fits perfectly with Xavi Pascual’s ideas and the way he conceives basketball … When he became free, and seeing as he has all the right characteristics for our team, we went for him. It was a good opportunity.”