The basketball club "Baskonia," owned by Marius Grigonis, will have to pay at least one million euros to Luca Vildoza's former team

The basketball club “Baskonia,” owned by Marius Grigonis, will have to pay at least one million euros to Luca Vildoza’s former team

Vitoria’s “Baskonia” team made headlines on Monday as they triumphed in a legal battle against the Argentine player Luca Vildoza, pertaining to the termination of his contract prior to his move to the NBA. The court ruling favored “Baskonia,” highlighting the intricacies of the contractual dispute.

In a surprising turn of events, despite Vildoza’s return from the NBA, he chose to join Belgrade’s “Crvena Zvezda.” Notably, the player’s initial rights were still under the jurisdiction of the “Baskonia” club, adding a layer of complexity to the situation and potentially opening avenues for further legal actions.

Reports indicate that Vildoza is now obligated to pay one million euros as a consequence of the legal proceedings. However, it’s worth noting that the Basque club intends to pursue additional legal measures to secure the entire sum, which reportedly amounts to 2 million euros. This underscores the determination of “Baskonia” to protect their interests and seek rightful compensation.

In the current basketball season, Luca Vildoza has found a new home with the “Panathinaikos” team in Athens. The talented player has been contributing significantly to his new team, averaging 6.8 points, 1.7 assists, and 1.7 rebounds per game. Unfortunately, a recent setback occurred as “Panathinaikos” announced that Vildoza sustained a leg injury. This injury is expected to necessitate surgery, leading to the unfortunate circumstance of the player being sidelined from basketball for at least a month. This development adds a further layer of complexity to Vildoza’s professional journey, with both legal and physical challenges impacting his current status in the basketball world.