Don't Count on Claver

From, Blazers 2009 first-round draft choice Victor Claver will return to Spain next season:

“Now we have reached the Euroleague. Where should I go?” said Claver. “I can’t explain how big is the emotion when you win a title with your life team” added Claver who was drafted 22nd overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2009 NBA Draft. “I don’t think at NBA right now. I renewed by contract with Valencia because I want to grow and improve with them”.

After watching how things have gone for Sergio Rodriguez and Rudy Fernandez, you can’t really blame Claver for not being in a huge rush to get here. Maybe it’s time to take a short break from drafting Euro’s in the 20’s of the first round, even if it’s nice not having to pay their guaranteed contracts now, or possibly ever. Credit Ben Golliver for finding this first.

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