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Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:179 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:179 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Former Trail Blazers point guard Sergio Rodriguez on Saturday said he is mulling a return to the NBA this summer and will wait “to see how the market is” after the free agent period opens July 1. Since leaving the NBA in 2010, Rodriguez has become one of the best players in Europe. Rodriguez led Real Madrid to the 2015 Euroleague championship and was the 2014 Euroleague MVP. He says he has three years left on his contract, but said his contract has a reasonable buyout.: 2 more rumors
Real Madrid’s Sergio Rodriguez, considered the top point guard in Europe, has plans to negotiate a return to the NBA in summer free agency, league sources told Yahoo Sports.: 2 more rumors
Rodriguez’s representatives at CAA began to make calls to teams Friday to gauge initial market interest on the guard, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
There is a buyout provision in Rodriguez’s Real Madrid contract, but sources familiar with the agreement say it will not be an obstacle to him signing an NBA deal this summer.
Re: Sergio Llull whose NBA rights are held by the Houston Rockets – Here is what I’m told. Would Lull, a starting guard for one of the best teams overseas, take a back seat to play in the NBA? Maybe, but probably not. Would he risk 25+ minutes per game in Europe to become a backup to James Harden or whatever PG the Rockets land next season? No, probably not. Are Rudy Fernandez and Sergio Rodriguez – both former NBAers – in Llull’s ear that the NBA is a waste of time? Yea, for sure. Are the Rockets seriously considering bringing over BOTH Llull and Italian scorer Alessandro Gentile while Kostas Papanikolaou isn’t even playing in the playoffs (and 3 minutes in 5 games isn’t really playing)? No, probably not.
Nikos Varlas: #Euroleague GMs survey: @Sergio Rodriguez the best passer and most spectacular player in a tie with Rudy eurohoops.net/2015/01/dribbl…
FIBA Europe announced Player of the Year candidates. There are 10 players candidates for the award: Alessandro Gentile, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Boris Diaw, Dirk Nowitzki, Goran Dragic, Jonas Valanciunas, Milos Teodosic, Pau Gasol, Sergio Rodriguez, Tony Parker.
Sergio Rodriguez has been named Most Valuable Player of the 2013-14 Euroleague season. Rodriguez led Madrid in both scoring (13.5 ppg.) and assists (5 apg.) despite playing the fourth-most minutes on the team. Rodriguez ranked fourth in the league in three-point shooting accuracy (48.8%), fifth in average assists, seventh in performance index rating (15.7) and was also among the league’s top 10 in free throw accuracy (89.2%) and steals (1.2 spg.). Rodriguez led the league in assists (8.8 apg. prorated over 40 minutes), was second in performance index rating (27.7 per 40) and third in scoring (23.9 ppg. per 40).
Euroleague Basketball is pleased to announce that Sergio Rodriguez has been voted the bwin MVP for the 2013-14 season. Rodriguez received his MVP trophy Thursday at the EFES Euroleague Awards Ceremony at Piazza del Duomo, where he was honored alongside his fellow members of the 2013-14 All-Euroleague First Team. The ceremony was one of the first official acts of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Milan. Rodriguez was chosen league MVP in voting conducted among fans and journalists from across Europe and beyond.
Last summer he could have returned to the NBA. Cleveland, Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls were among those interested.
Returning to the NBA is a door almost closed (for Sergio Rodriguez). “Where am I going to be better than here in Madrid? We have a young team that has been together for a long time and there’s a lot of talent. This means we can win a lot of trophies in the near future. I only think about playing with Real Madrid.”
Hoping for a chance to fight for the gold against Lithuania, the two teams were in a tight battle all the way into overtime action. In the end, France managed to upset the Spanish team 75-72. With no one in particular playing well for France – Batum managed just three points and three turnovers – Parker stepped up to score 32 points and was the only player to reach double figures for the team. Gasol had 19 points and nine rebounds, while Fernandez added 17 points. Here are the reactions of some of the players after the contest:
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Sergio Rodríguez: I remember when I was playing in the NBA that people were asking me if I wanted to go back to Europe. I always said I was fine there, that I felt comfortable and I was enjoying the experience. And it’s the same way now. I’m 27 with nine years as a pro player already. Everything goes very fast and I want to enjoy it. I’m happy in Madrid and have two years left on my contract and the potential to win everything here or at least be in the mix. That’s all I think about. Like I said, everything goes very fast. I don’t want to be that guy that when everything is over basketball-wise has not enjoyed the moment because always thought about the future.
Sergio Rodríguez: Looking back, (the NBA experience) wasn’t that bad. I played 300 games, I had a blast and lived a dream… and I ended up in New York – starting for the Knicks. When I decided to return to Europe, it was Real Madrid no less, which was a big deal to me. I was going to be able to play at the Euroleague, shoot for championships and deal with the extreme pressure that comes with having to win all the time. When I left the NBA, I felt kind of empowered by the fact that I was joining Real Madrid.
McMillan: They [Sergio Rodriguez and Rudy] wanted more, although I don’t think it’s all my fault. Rudy had the chance to go to Dallas and become a starter. It surprises me that he didn’t wanted to go there.