April 25, 2010
- Uros Slokar
Slokar started the season with Union Olimpia Ljubljana, a Euroleague team. He averaged 6.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.9 fouls and 10% three point shooting for them in the Euroleague, alongside 8.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.7 fouls and 43% 3PT FG in the Adriatic League. However, Ljubljana failed to make it out of the first group stage of the Euroleague, and even though they currently lead the Slovenian league (which is no huge achievement really; there's a team with an 0-31 record in there) and made it to the Adriatic League semi finals (where Cibona Zagreb knocked them out yesterday), they've run out of money. This has meant the loss of almost all of their senior players. Matt Walsh left for Greece (acrimoniously, but more on that later). Sani Becirovic went to Italy. Gaspar Vidmar went to Turkey. Dante and Galante's favourite Vladimir Golubovic went to Spain. And Slokar joined the exodus, leaving in February to join the best team in Italy, Montepaschi Siena.
Why Siena thought they needed Slokar is not immediately obvious, as Shawn Stonerook, Ben Eze, Ksistof Lavrinovic, Denis Marconato and Tomas Ress were more than getting it done without him. This might explain why Slokar has played only 33 minutes in two months with the team, totalling 18 points and 9 rebounds.