HoopsHype Sergio Llull rumors


July 22, 2014 Updates

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said last week that the team has remained in contact with guard Sergio Llull, the most prized of the international prospects whose rights the Rockets control, but that Sergio Llull is also expected to remain with his current team. Houston Chronicle

April 5, 2014 Updates

The Rockets, of course, also continue to hold out hope that they'll someday be able to bring Real Madrid guard Sergio Llull over, having acquired the coveted Spaniard's NBA rights on draft day in 2009 once Llull was selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 34th overall pick that year. Llull is a big and internationally seasoned guard whom the Rockets, I'm told, believe is a definite NBA rotation player. But negotiating an in-season buyout for Llull with Real Madrid, even had Beverley been lost for the season, was never a possibility. Impossibility is more like it. ESPN.com

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September 18, 2013 Updates

During Spain’s 90-60 blowout win over Serbia, Gasol hit teammate Sergio Llull with this incredible full-court pass, which Llull caught for an easy layup. He wows in the NBA with his passing, which is rare for a player his size, but his dominance over other players is even more pronounced in EuroBasket. Just look at the degree of difficulty of this pass: For The Win

September 7, 2013 Updates

The Rockets might be watching the play of Spain’s Sergio Llull and Greece’s Kostas Papanikolaou, players not of the roster whose rights they hold, even more closely. Papanikolao, whose rights the Rockets acquired in the trade that sent Thomas Robinson to Portland, did not do much in the tournament opener, but had 10 points in 21 minutes against the strong Russian frontcourt. Llull has already established himself as a solid prospect and has played well in Fiba events, but has gotten off to a slow start this week. He made 1 of 4 shots in the blowout of Croatia and went just 1 of 3 in the upset loss to Goran Dragic and Slovenia. A 6-4 guard, Llull’s strong play for Real Madrid has earned the sort of contract that the Rockets were not ready to offer until he is ready for a significant role, but he should make the jump in a year or two making him someone worth watching. Houston Chronicle

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November 1, 2012 Updates

Sergio Llull, who turns 25 on November 15, will be with Real Madrid for six more seasons. The player is not hiding his happiness with a contract extension that has delighted him. In fact, the Menorcan has stated that if there is another after this one then he will be very pleased: “I want to complete this contract, and when it finishes, hopefully, sign another and spend my whole life with Real Madrid”. Sergio, you arrived in 2007 and now you have extended your contract until 2018. I imagine you are very pleased… Llull: I am very happy, this was what I hoped for; it was what I wanted. The truth is that I want to complete this contract, and when it finishes, hopefully, sign another and spend my whole life with Real Madrid. Real Madrid

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Sergio Llull is under contract for two more years but he has been always interested in trying to jump to the NBA (...) The Rockets know that and they are going to make him an offer, we have learned. Encestando

October 7, 2011 Updates
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Spain began their defence of the Eurobasket crown with a unconvincing 83-79 victory over Poland in Panevezys. Pau Gasol led the Spanish with 29 points with Juan Carlos Navarro backing him up with 23 in a game where Spain didn’t get out of first gear and still came away with the victory. The big story for the holders is how little their point guards influenced the tie. With Ricky Rubio, Jose Calderon and Sergio Llull all failing to register a single point. Despite Spain leading 61-52 after three, and looking comfortable. Poland, with nothing to lose, went all out and attacked the glum Eurobasket holders. They dragged it to just two points, thanks to foul shots from Thomas Kelati with a minute to play (80-78), but a pair of free-throws from Navarro and one from Pau settled the tie and condemned Poland to defeat. TalkBasket

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