Peyton Siva extends his contract

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The playmaker will continue to distribute the balls in Berlin. “I’m already incredibly looking forward to the new season,” he says.

It’s not the worst sign that the Berlin basketball fans received this Thursday. Alba Berlin, German runners-up, announced the extension of their contract with Peyton Siva, 28, by two years. The best Passgeber of the past EuroCup season remains an Albatross. He is thus entering his fourth season with the Berliners.

Last season, the Guard played a decisive role in reaching three finals. In the EuroCup Siva averaged 15.2 points, 7.9 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game, in the BBL he recorded 11.9 points, 6.2 assists and 1.6 rebounds per game.

“We’ve stressed over the years how much we love Peyton here at Alba. And Peyton has always stressed how much he likes us as a club. That we will continue to work together in the future is good news for all of us,” Himar Ojeda, Albas Sports Director, is quoted as saying. He considers Siva and Alba to be a perfect combination. “We like Peyton’s work ethic, his will to always train hard, to improve and his professionalism. In recent years, he has continued to evolve. The fact that we have Peyton with us for two more years makes me very happy,” says Ojeda.

Siva, who has played 24 NBA games for the Detroit Pistons, is considered one of the best playmakers in the BBL. After a first difficult year 2016 in Berlin, which was overshadowed by many injuries, he has long since become the central player in Albas game. Now he is looking forward to new challenges, he announced. “I’m happy to continue playing in this very harmonious Alba team and at the same time compete at the highest European level. After all, after the NBA, the EuroLeague is the best there is in basketball. The anticipation of the new season is already incredibly great for me,” Siva von Alba is quoted as saying. (Tsp)

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Mette Frederiksen is a The Washington Newsday correspondent. With her coverage of general science, NASA and the interface between technology and society, Frederiksen has been in the Science Desk's Technology Beat since joining Washington Newsday in 2018.

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