HoopsHype Victor Claver rumors


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But first, it must be understood that to get something, the Blazers must give up something. It's safe to assume that Olshey will not touch the starting five of Lillard, Wesley Matthews, Batum, LaMarcus Aldridge and Lopez. Veterans Steve Blake and Kaman are core players, and Olshey remains highly protective with two of his former lottery picks in CJ McCollum and Meyers Leonard. That leaves the most likely trade bait forward Thomas Robinson, forward Dorrel Wright, center Freeland, forward Victor Claver and wings Will Barton and Allen Crabbe. Oregonian

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The problem: The Blazers are stacked at forward, which is Claver’s listed position. Nicolas Batum, LaMarcus Aldridge, Thomas Robinson and Dorell Wright are the team’s forwards; hence, the numbers are stacked against Claver. “Every player on the team can play,” Claver said. “I understand the situation. I don’t like, of course, being inactive every game, but I understand the situation and I just keep working for games that I can have the chance to play.” CSNNW.com

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Victor Claver played just 37 seconds against the Lakers. The Spanish forward is enjoying his experience in Portland but he is not happy for his playing time with the Blazers. “For me it would be very tough to have another season like this” said Claver to EFE. “I am inactive or active but I don't know if I play. I am playing in a very good team but I want to have the chance to play. I don’t know if in Portland because I don’t know what is going to happen this summer, or in another team. But another year like this is going to be very hard for me” added Claver. Sportando

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Victor Claver: I don't know if there's the chance of a trade. If it happened, I hope it is for the better. Returning to Europe? I'm not thinking about it right now. ElMundo.es

“I think every player wants to play,” he said. “That’s what we do. Of course I want to play and feel important to a team. I’m not asking to play 30 or 40 minutes, but I want to feel like I’m part of a team and that I can help the team win. For the moment, this season, I’m not doing it. But last season, like half of the season, I felt like I was doing it and I want to recover that competition everyday. Of course, if I’m still not playing [couple years from now], I will have to think of other options because I’m not going to be on the bench. I’m not a coach. I want to play. That’s what everybody wants to do.” CSNNW.com

“I decided to come here. After that, every player can decide where they want to play,” Claver said. “Right now, this is where I have to be and this is where I want to be. I don’t think in the future and I don’t think in the past. I have to enjoy this. Maybe it looks easy to be here but if you go to Spain and see how many came here to play, it’s only 12. It’s hard to make that step over here. That’s why I want to enjoy this. I don’t know how long I’m going to be here. I don’t know how long I’m going to play. I know that I’m here and want to enjoy this.” CSNNW.com

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