oldfishermen wrote:There are a lot of other issues besides the buyout for Joel to consider. The odds are, he will NET less on his first NBA contract than he can make playing in a Euro league. However, he “may” make more on his next contract, if he stays healthy and produces.
Murrog wrote:It really comes down to, does Freeland want to play in the NBA?
If he does, he will eat the $1M balance of the buyout. Any decent NBA career will make that ultimately look like chump change.
He will not likely have a better opportunity than this year, as we have to address our big man slot, and if he does not come, some other guy will be working hard to be the solution.
Victor Claver: "Portland is interested in me playing with them. If I wasn't ready to go there this year and play with them, we wouldn't be talking about it [with the media]. That's for sure." lasprovincias.es
Victor Claver has officially announced his decision to Valencia Basket: he will leave the Spanish club to play next season for the Portland Trail Blazers.
Claver will have to pay around $740,000 dollars for his buyout so he can play with the Blazers.
TuBasket.com (via Google translater)
The British power forward Joel Freeland (25, 2.08 m) will fulfill his dream of playing in the NBA. As can advance TUBASKET.com in scoop, in the coming days will travel to Portland for a physical examination and sign a contract for three seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers.
It was the franchise that selected him at number 30 of the 2006 draft. Freeland has already communicated to Unicaja its intention to give effect to the NBA out clause in his contract, whose term expired yesterday.
Now, club and player negotiate the terms for payment of the 1.5 million it costs to leave for the NBA. Until the last moment, important and rich European clubs have tried to convince Freeland to not crossed the pond.
CSKA Moscow and Fenerbahce Ulker have seen the British ruled the succulent offerings. It has also been in the bid for Real Madrid, attentive to the movements until the last minute, but has not reached agreement with Unicaja.
(via Google translater) Today I will not play. I'm at the airport to fly to Portland. I appreciate the FEB has left me to go to fix it ... On the way back I tell you!
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