HoopsHype Valencia Basket rumors


June 9, 2012 Updates

A 6-foot-10 forward from Slovenia currently playing with Ricky Rubio’s old club in Spain, Lorbek was a sidepiece of the Leonard deal. De Colo, a 6-foot-5 guard from France, has also been playing in Spain since the Spurs drafted him 53rd overall in 2009. Both have a chance to cross the pond and join the Spurs next season, depending on how the free-agency landscape shakes out. If you’re handicapping it, expect Lorbek to make the jump before de Colo. San Antonio Express-News

June 6, 2012 Updates
June 5, 2012 Updates

Spurs draftee Nando de Colo has no agreement in place with San Antonio, but the French guard will give the Spurs first dibs over European clubs as a free agent, his agent Wassim Boutanos told HoopsHype. "We have promised the Spurs we will let them know of any firm offer Nando receives - whether it is from Barcelona, (Caja Laboral) Vitoria or any other European team," Boutanos said. "We have been in contact with the Spurs for a long time and Nando is in every projection they have about the team for next season, but the timing now is not right to negotiate and it probably won't be until after the draft." HoopsHype

June 4, 2012 Updates

Today’s edition of France-based L’Equipe has a brief bit on Les Bleus/Valencia guard Nando de Colo with regard to his immediate future. De Colo was selected by the San Antonio Spurs at no. 53 overall in the 2009 draft and, now that the Valencia BC season has ended at the hands of FC Barcelona, the man they call “Aladdin” awaits word from Texas. “I’m waiting patiently,” De Colo told L’Equipe. “Some clubs are always interested in competition and hopefully will be fixed in June. The Spurs have followed me, come to see me, talked with me. But for now, nothing has been done, no agreement has been [made].” Ball In Europe

June 2, 2012 Updates

Nando De Colo will play with the San Antonio Spurs next season. They came to an agreement weeks ago and Valencia Basket is aware of it. Encestando

May 23, 2012 Updates
May 16, 2012 Updates

If former Blazer draft picks Joel Freeland and Victor Claver are technically under contract with their Spanish pro teams, the buyouts are low enough that it won’t be a problem bringing them to the NBA next season, Buchanan says. “European contracts can be interpreted a lot of ways,” the Blazers’ interim GM says. “We’ve had talks with both players and their parties, and we’re hopeful we can get something worked out. It will take some negotiations.” Portland Tribune

May 15, 2012 Updates

Valencia's general manager makes himself clear when talking about Victor Claver potentially going to the Blazers: "Claver will continue to play with us next year." Twitter

November 29, 2011 Updates
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November 17, 2011 Updates

Splitter will earn 140,000 euros per month ($190,0000) playing with Valencia Basket, 840,000 ($1,135,000) if the NBA season is canceled and the team plays the first round of the ACB playoffs, 910,000 ($1,229,000) if the team plays the semi-finals and 980,000 (1,323,000) if they reach the Finals. lasprovincias.es

November 16, 2011 Updates
November 15, 2011 Updates

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