has linked up and translated
a few stories from Spanish website TuBasket.com
that quote last year's first round draft pick, Victor Claver, as saying "Me playing in Portland next year? I don't think so."
Here's the Claver interview
and another one
with Blazers scout Jason Filippi
-- Ben Golliver | firstname.lastname@example.org | Twitter
PS Thanks to amlmart1
who linked up the Filippi video in the FanShots
Late Update (3:04 PM)
: The sticklers over at Portland Roundball Society questioned whether Claver actually made that direct quote
and Hoops Hype responded to them. Go check it out.
Claver's exact words roughly translate to "A lot would have to change for me to go next year." As always, money talks louder than words and the key piece of information here is that he just signed a new contract.
Another key piece of information: In 14 games tracked by Synergy
, Claver currently ranks in the 25th percentile (Below Average) for offensive efficiency in the ACB, generating just 0.77 Points Per Possession. Thanks to InvisiNinjaPDX
for that one.