Suddenly DJ Seeley was sitting on the field. Almost unnoticed, he fell to the ground in the third playoff final game of the 2020/21 season. He had twisted his ankle, the game was over for the FC Bayern guard. The eternal final competitor Alba Berlin was a guest, it was a memorable season in many ways. It was 1: 1 in the series, which was played in a new rhythm due to the time shortage caused by Corona: First two games in a row in Berlin, then two in Munich, with only one travel day in between. The fifth game was no longer needed, Alba was crowned champion after the 1-1 after the two games in Berlin with two wins in Munich’s Audi Dome.
Bayern played 90 games this season, more than any other team in Europe. Because they were the first German team in the Euroleague to reach the knockout stages. And they paid a high price: coach Andrea Trinchieri could barely get ten healthy players together. The news of national player Paul Zipser’s cerebral hemorrhage at that time finally pushed the sport into the background.
DJ Seeley was one of the best in the Munich jersey that season. The guard shone with almost always double-digit point yields, was a poisonous defender. And he’s someone who quickly finds his way into a squad. That was the case when Bayern reacted to their insane pressure and the resulting injuries by signing Seeley. And that’s what they’re hoping for now: Because FC Bayern has again given the 33-year-old a temporary contract until the end of the season, once again responding to concerns about injuries and overwork.
The experienced guard has been in team training since Wednesday and can now play for Bayern
“We’ve been playing with a very short rotation for a good six weeks now, after we had to cope with numerous staff shortages, especially in the backcourt,” said sporting director Daniele Baiesi Seeley’s return. “In view of these facts, we have decided to strengthen our rotation here in order to prevent further overloading of those players who have recently had to play very, very much – if not far too much – with three to four games a week.”
So now the experienced Californian, who was under contract in Europe with some well-known addresses such as Gran Canaria (Spain), Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel), Rytas Vilnius (Lithuania) or Podgorica (Montenegro) and has plenty of Euroleague experience, should bring some relief . He has just canceled his contract with the French first division club Gravelines-Dunkerque, he has been in training since Wednesday and can be used immediately.
“I’m really happy to be coming back to Germany and Munich, where we’ve had a great season together with our coach Andrea,” said Seeley upon arrival. He won the cup with FCB in his first guest appearance, and now the double is the goal. With the help of DJ Seeley.