Caja Laboral Rumors
So what he is waiting for? The answer is simple: “I would go to any NBA team. I just want to be there, after 14 years in Euroleague”. However he spoke also about his possible return to Greece, since any good Greek player is always on Panathinaikos and Olympiacos’ short list: “If I don’t return this summer, then I will never return. Maybe at the end of my career I would play for one season in a smaller club, outside Athens”.
The San Antonio Spurs are always having their eyes open in the European market and in this case their interest is not a secret. Davis Bertans of Laboral Kutxa may end up in Texas after all. The Latvian forward who was selected with the 42nd pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers and had his rights traded to San Antonio, can make the jump to the NBA. According to Eurohoops sources, the Spurs are ready to make him an offer for a minimum contract.
When Laboral Kuxta’s season wraps, Iverson will trek back to Boston to join the Celtics for veteran workouts in advance of two summer league entries in Utah and Las Vegas. This will be his third summer with the Celtics, and Iverson knows he must show he’s made the strides necessary to warrant roster consideration.
“I thought there may have been an opportunity for me, but at the same time, they are still building right now, and maybe that was not the right time,” said Iverson. “They are still rebuilding — they’ve communicated that with me — that they are trying to get their main components, their starting 5 solidified, then they’ll build their roster after that. It’s kind of a waiting game right now for me and them. I just hope that the rebuilding process is as strong as possible right now.”
A Celtics contingent that included director of scouting Dave Lewin and international scout Benas Matkevicius flew to Spain last month to check on Iverson and formally invite him to join the team’s summer squad again. They watched him practice, then took him to dinner to discuss the state of the team and the role he’d be competing for moving forward. Said Iverson: “We essentially agree on everything that I need to do to make it happen.”