Iffe Lundberg is set to sign an NBA deal

Donatas Urbonas
Senior Staff Writer
2022-03-12 07:54
Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

Iffe Lundberg is set to become the second Danish player in NBA history, sources told BasketNews.

Gabriel Lundberg

Gabriel  Lundberg
Team: CSKA Moscow
Position: PG, SG
Age: 27
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 92 kg
Birth place: Copenhagen, Denmark

The 27-year-old guard is expected to sign a two-way deal with the Phoenix Suns.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that the Suns are signing Lundberg until the end of the season.

Last summer, he was already on NBA radars before CSKA convinced him to stay in Moscow on a lucrative multi-year deal.

Lundberg's dream was to become the first Dane in the NBA. But actually Lars Hansen was the first Denmark-born player who made it to the best league in the world.

He signed with Seattle SuperSonics in 1978-79, where he averaged 5.1 points and 3.9 rebounds in 15 games.

However, Hansen moved to Canada at the age of two. In 2006 he was inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame.

Lundberg averaged 9.1 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 8 PIR over 24 EuroLeague games for CSKA Moscow this season.

Recently, he terminated his contract with CSKA. Last summer, he penned a three-year (2+1) extension with the Russian club.

"I had to make a very hard decision, a decision based on the safety of my family's wellbeing. I'd like to thank the entire CSKA staff and organization. I'd like to personally thank Mr. Andrey Vatutin, miss Natalia Furaeva and most importantly, coach Itoudis for taking a chance on me and giving me the opportunity to play in the EuroLeague for the first time.

I'd like to shout out the CSKA fans as well, thank you for embracing me when I got to the club in the middle of the season last year, and thank you for supporting me and my family during our time here," Lundberg said.

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Ask any dane, and they will say that Iffe is the first dane! The other guy is Canadian...
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