HoopsHype Fran Vazquez rumors

February 13, 2011 Updates
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He has now such self esteem that he would even consider going to the NBA, where he would play against his idol, Kevin Garnett. "I've matured and it would be nice to try," Fran Vazquez said. Publico

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Pete Mickeal: There’s one guy who works for the Orlando Magic that I know very well, and he is a very big fan of Fran Vazquez. I spoke with him over the phone when I was in Miami last summer and he asked me about Fran. He knows my locker room is next to Fran’s, and he told me: “Fran can play. Fran can really help us right now.” I told him the same, that he would help them a lot. Fran is one of the very few players in Europe who plays above the basket all the time. He’s always blocking shots, tipping the ball off the basket, he’s improving his post game a lot… and he’s hitting his mid-range jump shots, something that Dwight Howard doesn’t do too much. HoopsHype

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We have a Fran Vazquez update for you: The Spanish power forward apparently is closer to washing up on Orlando's shores. Decir lo que? (Say what?) The Magic say Vazquez --- who stood them up after they drafted him in the first round in 2005 --- is coming around to joining them for the 2011-12 season. He has another year left on his contract with FC Barcelona. "It's more open now than it has been in the past with Fran," Magic assistant general manager Dave Twardzik told the Sentinel. Orlando Sentinel

Twardzik said barriers have now been knocked down, to some degree, because Vazquez has matured and learned a bit more English. "All that has changed in many ways," Twardzik said. A 6-foot-11, 230-pound power forward/center, Vazquez, 27, had a nice upside when the Magic selected him. He struggled mightily at times after signing a four-year deal with Akasuayu Girona. His stock is apparently up again with Barcelona, according to overseas reports, especially as a defender and shot-blocker. Twardzik said the Magic last saw Vazquez "face-to-face" in March and frequently exchanges e-mails with him. Orlando Sentinel

The intriguing aspect of the Vazquez saga is that his American agent is Marc Cornstein. (Vazquez also is represented by two agents overseas.) Cornstein had a public falling out with the Magic, particularly General Manager Otis Smith, in 2007 after the club did not re-sign PF Darko Milicic. Cornstein says he and Smith have put their nasty feud behind them, adding that he would help facilitate Vazquez' move to the Magic if he decides to come over. "One (Milicic's issues) would have nothing to do with the other," Cornstein said. "Otis and I are fine. We've seen each other. It was years ago. It was an emotional time. I was less than thrilled way it was handled. It's past history." Orlando Sentinel

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Fran Vazquez: "I don't regret not going to the NBA. I'm not obsessed about it. I've worked hard, I've won very important titles, I'm very happy playing with Barça and now winning a medal with the national team would make this a great season. We'll see what happens in the future." Sportec.es

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Regal Barcelona activated the option to keep Fran Vazquez who will stay another season with the Euroleague champions. Sportando

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