Real Madrid Rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Rockets have rights for Llull — one of Europe’s top guards — and had been negotiating a deal with him. Llull staying with Real Madrid.
Hernangomez’s buyout is too hefty so he will stay one more season. Porzingis said they communicate often and was excited to hear of the selection.
Former Trail Blazers point guard Sergio Rodriguez on Saturday said he is mulling a return to the NBA this summer and will wait “to see how the market is” after the free agent period opens July 1. Since leaving the NBA in 2010, Rodriguez has become one of the best players in Europe. Rodriguez led Real Madrid to the 2015 Euroleague championship and was the 2014 Euroleague MVP. He says he has three years left on his contract, but said his contract has a reasonable buyout.: 2 more rumors
Jorge Sierra: Rockets draftee Sergio Llull named MVP of the Spanish League finals. If he’s going, he’s going out with a bang.
Raul Barrigon: “we’ll talk about the future. Now it’s time to celebrate”. Sergio Llull on Rockets interest. http://t.co/iXNPvPIwJl: 4 more rumors
(Real Madrid vice president) Eduardo Fernandez de Blas: “We’ll do whatever it takes to keep (Sergio Llull).”
As Eurohoops reported Houston is waiting Llull with open arms and a three year contract. The player according to Eurohoops sources is near his final decision. With Real winning the championship title in Spain, the best season during the last 41 of the club’s glorious history will be completed. The “Whites” are on the verge of winning four trophies on the same season, counting also the Euroleague, the Spanish Copa Del Rey and the Spanish Supercopa. Llull has nothing else to prove and the next big challenge for him will be Houston, where he can evolve even to the starting point guard, since on the roster at the moment only veteran Pablo Prigioni is left and nobody knows what will be the future of Pat Beverley.
The Houston Rockets have offered Sergio Llull $23.8 million for the next three seasons. (…) Llull has a $5.6 million buyout clause.: 4 more rumors
Llull had dinner with former teammate Pablo Prigioni last week. The Argentinian guard has finished the season in Houston and Llull wanted to know everything about the Rockets franchise, according to our sources.
There is a buyout provision in Rodriguez’s Real Madrid contract, but sources familiar with the agreement say it will not be an obstacle to him signing an NBA deal this summer.
Real Madrid’s Sergio Rodriguez, considered the top point guard in Europe, has plans to negotiate a return to the NBA in summer free agency, league sources told Yahoo Sports.: 2 more rumors
Rodriguez’s representatives at CAA began to make calls to teams Friday to gauge initial market interest on the guard, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Willy Hernangomez on playing again with Real Madrid: “I would love to come back they have given me everything,” he told Marca.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Real Madrid has finalized a three-season agreement with star forward Trey Thompkins, a source said.
According to Eurohoops sources, Houston informed the side of the player that they are willing to give him a contract for the next three seasons which will pay him a total between 15 to 18 million US dollars.: 4 more rumors
Jorge Sierra: Rockets draftee Sergio Llull with the game-winning basket for Real Madrid in Spanish League semifinals. What a game. vine.co/v/eOODH65KtmW
Kevin McHale dropped two references to the Real Madrid playmaker during a Monday interview with Charlie Pallilo on Sports Talk 790: “We’d love to bring over Sergio Llull from Spain. Signing a Sergio Lull would be huge.”
Orazio Cauchi: Trey Thompkins to Real Madrid is a done deal, according to a source. Deal signed in Madrid during the Euroleague Final Four.
MRW: With Llull winning Euro is he more likely to jump to NBA this summer? David Pick: Here is what I’m told. Would Lull, a starting guard for the best team in Europe, take a back seat to play in the NBA? Maybe, but probably not. Would he risk 25+ minutes per game in Europe to become a backup sub to James Harden or whatever PG the Rockets land next season? No, probably not. Are Rudy Fernandez and Sergio Rodriguez – both Spanish national team roommates and former NBAers – in Llull’s ear about the NBA being a waste of time? Yea, for sure. Are the Rockets seriously considering bringing over BOTH Llull and Italian scorer Alessandro Gentile while Kostas Papanikolaou isn’t even playing in the playoffs? No, probably not. The only way I see Llull going over is if he is paid a s***-load of money and gets starting PG. And he needs Pablo Prigioni out of there.
Willy Hernangomez will likely return to Real Madrid next season, as reported by Marca. The Spanish big man spent the season on loan to Sevilla averaging 10.7 points, 6.1 rebounds and 12.5 of evaluation in ACB.
Emiliano Carchia: Real Madrid beat Olympiacos 78-59 to win their ninth Euroleague Title #F4Glory http://t.co/9QmSgTMBmF
He knows how the semifinal in Madrid is shaping up. Both teams have former and future NBA players. Goudelock will find himself matched up against Rudy Fernandez and Sergio Llull. If the game is tight at the end, the ball is going to be in Goudelock’s hands. He will try to replace the mighty noise with a calming, intensifying silence. He will have to trust his instincts. He will need to believe in the teachings of Kobe. “The rules are different here, everything is so much different — the big games are almost like a stalemate where you’re beating each other up, so it comes down to who is executing down the stretch and hitting the big shots,” Goudelock says.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Cavaliers official Koby Altman attended training of Real Madrid center Mejri Salah in Espana, a source said. Mejri Salah, his agent & Cavaliers rep Koby Altman – I’m told – were spotted dining during interview.
Real Madrid has a team option on Mejri’s contract for next season, but reports in Spain suggest they may not exercise it. The Tunisian center, who was one of the biggest sensations in the Spanish League two years ago with Obradoiro, has not received much playing time this season at star-studded Real Madrid, who’s one of the top favorites to win the Euroleague next month. While Mejri is happy with the club, he would rather leave if there are no minutes available for him.
The Cavs first approached Mejri’s camp in December, we’re told, but the talks didn’t go too far because of the steep buyout in the player’s contract. Cleveland’s interest stands, though, and the franchise has remained in touch with the 7-foot-2 big man.
Nikola Mirotic: “When I was playing with Real Madrid and watched NBA games, I thought you could get a lot of easy baskets there. But when you come here you realize these guys play fast and physical. No basket is an easy one. It’s easier to make them in Europe.
Daryl Morey: “It’s not true that we’ve had contract talks recently (with Sergio Llull) … I can say that the recent reports about us offering a large contract right now are not true.”
Me: You said a long time ago, you could see yourself finishing your coaching career back in Madrid (Karl coached European powerhouse Real Madrid for two seasons in the late ’80s and early ’90s). GK: I’m not saying that’s out of the question. Two games a week? That excites me. College doesn’t excite me, because you just deal with so many nightmares of getting grades, getting them in school, and keeping them eligible. That stuff doesn’t turn me on. Dealing with pros, having two or three days to prepare, that’s good stuff. That motivates a coach.