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Todorovic will be one of the most exciting prospects at the next Copa del Rey ACB (19-22 February), an event that draws plenty of NBA attention. Marko was drafted by the Blazers in 2013 (45th overall pick), his rights sent later to the Houston Rockets in the Thomas Robinson trade. Although his contract with Barcelona expires next summer, NBA doesn’t seem as a priority right now. Watching his pal excel is. “I don’t have much time to follow the NBA but I know Nikola [Mirotic] is exceeding the expectations. He’s been the last Rookie of the Month in the Eastern Conference. I’m happy for him. Nikola deserves it. The hard work he did last summer playing one-and-one against me is paying results”, he said, laughing. Spanish Hoops
Thunder forward Kevin Durant told Yahoo! Sports yesterday that he is weighing offers from Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel, Valencia in Spain and BBC Bayreuth in Germany. The Spanish team offered $475,000 per month weeks ago, but Durant wanted $675,000, as reported by TuBasket.com. Another Spanish squad, Bilbao Basket, considered pursuing Durant, one source told HoopsHype, but they have now ruled out that option. Durant’s favorite destination in Europe would be FC Barcelona, but the reigning ACB champions are not interested in the All-Star forward, the source said. HoopsHype
The future of Primoz Brezec will be in Spain. The Slovenian big man is close to penning a deal with Bilbao Basket. The Basque team, who will play in Euroleague next season, was looking for a big man and found him Brezec. Sportando
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