Lokomotiv Kuban Rumors
But the 26-year-old also admits that he is open to a move back to the NBA plus offers in Europe and will speak to his agent following the conclusion of the season. “I’m open to any moves and I’ll be grateful and honoured for any move that I receive,” he says.
“Once the season is completely over and we’ve had our final team dinner, I’ll sit with my agent and discuss my options as it’s something I would like to do. “Everyone’s goal is to be in the NBA and it’s something I would like to do but Europe has taught me a lot of things, how to be a better team player, how to adjust to different roles. Who knows, maybe I’ll stay here. We’ll see.”
With the season practically over for him, as he said to his recent interview in Eurohoops, he would to continue his career in the NBA. According to sources from the States, the Brooklyn Nets are more than interested in his services and they have already approached him. The Nets are not the only NBA team who would like to sign Delaney and among others, the Houston Rockets have also made their move.
Serb Milos Teodosic, 28, is a deft passer and Europe’s top point guard. He has a year left on a $2.5 million deal, which doesn’t have an NBA out. Scoring combo-guard Nando de Colo, who played 97 games for the Spurs while Marks and Langdon were in San Antonio’s front office, is a free agent. On Friday CSKA Moscow plays Lokomotiv Kuban, led by All-Euroleague first-teamer Malcolm Delaney, who wants to play in the NBA. Ex-Knick Sergio Rodriguez, who makes $2.6 million at Real Madrid, bears watching as well.
You talked about your return from the NBA. While you were there, you were mainly frustrated with your inactivity and lack of playing time. Do you feel you got the chances you deserved in Portland? Victor Claver: In the NBA it is hard to find a spot in the rotation. Especially when you are not a top draft pick. My rookie year was relatively good and I was playing. Not in every every game, but I was receiving some fair time on court. Then my injury came that put me out of the team for quite some time. Everything was different in the second season. The team simply changed a lot. There was fewer room for me in the rotation. The chances to play were decreased. When I realized my situation I just wanted to take advantage of being there. It was the only thing I could do. To work every day with the assistant coaches, trainers, the strength coaches etc.