Injuries, a signing and a positive for COVID among the technical staff before receiving an Herbalife Gran Canaria that has won the last 3 matches.
BAXI Manresa still has its Christmas engagement this Sunday at 14:15 (Movistar Deportes 1), after a busy week. Guillem Jou's injury preceded the signing of Matt Janning , and at the weekend there was a case of COVID among the technicians that did not cause any other infection.
For this match, Pedro Martínez already knows that he will not be able to count on Makai Mason or Guillem Jou, both injured for the next matches. Makai Mason has overload and bone edema in his right foot, while Guillem Jou suffers from metatarsophalangeal arthritis in his left foot. On the other hand, there will be Matt Janning , who has joined in the last few hours and could make his debut with the team, although Pedro Martínez warned that «is out of shape, after the operation that he had and for so long without competing ».
For its part, Herbalife Gran Canaria has redirected its march to the Endesa League after an irregular start. He has made several player changes and has incorporated men like Oliver Stevic , Earl Clark or Tomas Dimsa . The team led by Porfirio Fisac fired a few weeks ago the former Manresa man Frankie Ferrari, and has reinstated an experienced man like Javi Beirán.
Pedro Martínez said in the preview that “We don't expect Janning to score 20 points per game, it's not his type of game; Gran Canaria has changed a lot in recent days, lately they are playing frankly well; they have signed in recent weeks which makes them a very competitive team ».