The Nets 19-year-old second round pick, Juan Pablo Vaulet, won’t be back on the basketball court in Argentina for four months following surgery in New York last month to repair a stress fracture in his right ankle. It was his second ankle fracture in two years. Vaulet says he’s been assured that the setback is “temporary” and “In four months I’ll be playing as I did before.”
“They (Brooklyn) chose me for later,” the 6’6″ athletic swingman told La Nueva, an Argentine newspaper.. “Everything requires a process. I now do not feel ready to play there. I do not want to rush the process. If one day I can get there, that’s welcome. I have to first recover and then yes. I do not know how long. Maybe I can play in the NBA. Everything depends on me.”
According to Team Argentina head coach Sergio Hernandez, San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili will not play for his home country at the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship this summer in Monterrey, Mexico. “Ginobili is not going to be in Monterrey. I have the authority to say that he will not be part of this tournament. He is going through a long season in the NBA and it is an important moment in his career.” said Hernandez during an interview with the radio program” One on One.” This will be the second summer in a row Manu will not suit up for Team Argentina. Last summer, he held himself out due to injury. Considering Manu has been banged up a few times during this NBA season and his age, it is not too surprising he will not play in Mexico.
And what about the national team? Would you like to play one more game? Manu Ginobili: To me it’s not worth it, to play just one more game. If it was a tournament, then yes. If I’m healthy, yes, sure I would love to play. But for just one more game, to put on the national team jesey one last time, then no. It makes no sense to me. I’m not that romantic with that stuff.