Eidson leaves Barcelona

Chuck Eidson is leaving Barcelona and has signed for Russian team Uniks Kazan. For many, this came as a surprise since Eidson is under contract with Barcelona for the 2012/2013 season and there is an option for the 2013/2014 season as well. At the Final Four in Istanbul a rumor was launched that Eidson-Barcelona was maybe not the perfect marriage and that both sides would be open to a divorce. None of that was true, but it was a strong rumor that then also started to create a buzz among several teams who contacted both Eidson and Barcelona. This went on all summer, until both parties said that “everything has a price” and that if anybody would offer both Barcelona and Eidson a deal that was too good to refuse, then they would listen. Lately the list of teams was narrowed down to Galatasaray and Uniks Kazan. Ultimately, it was Kazan who came away with the deal a few days ago and they confirmed it today via a press release.


  1. Panafan on September 23, 2012 at 10:29

    Strangest move ever in Euroleague.

  2. Rode Duivel on September 23, 2012 at 10:27

    I doubt if anybody can pay so much more than Barcelona.

  3. Helmut76 on September 23, 2012 at 10:26

    Outside the NBA, Spain is the highest level and Barcelona the highest of the highest. Not only in basketball but also in money, culture and life style. How could anybody leave all this and go to the middle of nowhere? A litte bit more more money can never be enough reason, unless it is 3, 4 or 5 times more.

  4. Srboljub on September 23, 2012 at 10:23

    Russians have too much money! For sure Kazan mast pay dubbel money to take him from Barca.

  5. Henrique on September 23, 2012 at 10:21

    This is like changing a Mercedes Benz for a Lada. Incredible!

  6. Frank the tank on August 20, 2012 at 16:50

    The rumor for this break up had been going on since june

    • SRN on August 22, 2012 at 20:11

      ..but can anybody tell me WHY?
      (see my post below at Aug 19th 16:23)

      • SRN on August 30, 2012 at 10:24

        (10 days later) I suppose no one can..

  7. Jellybean Bryant on August 19, 2012 at 20:09

    huge surprise! wow!

  8. Vladimir Bondarenko on August 19, 2012 at 16:27

    Incredible! Has the Spanish economic rescession even hit a club like Barcelona? Is this an issue of saving money and maybe getting a transfer fee out of the Russians? Mind boggeling that Barcelona would let this player go, and even more mind boggeling that any player would rather live with his family in Kazan than Barcelona……

  9. Paul on August 19, 2012 at 11:45

    Why would Barca let him go! Amazing ! He can do everything, is so versatile, an amazing player!!! I dont get it…

    • SRN on August 19, 2012 at 16:23

      Indeed! What was the cause or reason for the “not so perfect marriage”? Just curious.

  10. Guy Vanhoove on August 19, 2012 at 11:40

    Big surprise indeed!

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