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Posted June 26, 2009 - 02:12 AM

Fue escojido Jueves con los 'Portland Trailblazers' (22). Estara junto con otro Espanol Rudy Fernandez EN UN ANO O DOS. Pero desafortunadamente, los 'Blazers' mandaron ha otro Espanol (Sergio Rodriguez) ha Sacramento.


Ustedes que viven en Espana, que piensan de este jugador?
Que tanta potencia tiene?

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Edited by Chicano, June 26, 2009 - 03:15 AM.


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Posted June 26, 2009 - 02:42 AM

Te puedo decir que no va a jugar en la NBA la temporada que viene, quizas en 2...
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Posted June 26, 2009 - 02:45 AM

Que pena. :(

Entonces no esta listo ya o es por el pinche contrato?

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Posted June 26, 2009 - 02:50 AM

No tengo muy clara su situacion, pero parece ser que los Blazers quieren que se quede en España 1 año mas
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Posted June 26, 2009 - 03:07 AM

Hace unos dias se publico esto, lo puse en el post de Ricky Rubio... y se ha cumplido! Es curioso tambien, porque Portland creo que tenia el 29 y se lo cambio a Dallas para conseguir el 22 para seleccionar a Claver, lo que supongo que seria porque vieron el peligro de que otro equipo se adelantase.

El 'Fantasma del draft' aconseja a Portland que elija a Claver

Víctor Claver, alero valenciano del Pamesa Valencia, será la elección de los Portland Trail Blazers en el draft del próximo día 25 de junio, si Kevin Pritchard, su director general, hace caso al consejo del 'Fantasma del draft' que según la revista especializada Slam se le puede aparecer en la noche previa a la ceremonia.

Conocida como 'La Biblia', la revista recrea una escena escrita por Jeff Fox, en la que en la noche antes del draft, mientras Pritchard reflexiona sobre qué jugador deberían seleccionar, se le aparece una imagen que se le presenta como "el Fantasma del draft" que le recuerda los "errores" de elección que los Blazers han tenido en el pasado.

"LaRue Martin en vez de Bob McAdoo y Dr.J.; Wally Walker en vez de Adrian Dantley, Robert Parish y Alex English; Mychal Thompson en vez de Larry Bird. Sam Bowie en vez de Michael Jordan, John Stockton y Charles Barkley. Eso supone nueve jugadores del ''Salón de la Fama'' de la NBA que tu equipo dejó pasar. ¿Necesitas que siga?" le pregunta el "Fantasma" a Pritchard. En el reportaje el ''Fantasma'' le asegura que le puede ayudar a no repetir esos errores y le pregunta a qué jugador piensan elegir, a lo que el directivo responde que a Jeff Teague para solucionar sus problemas en el puesto de base.

"Error. Teague nunca será un base de calidad en la NBA, además, nunca elijas en el draft dependiendo de tus necesidades actuales", le dice el ''Fantasma'', que además, cuando Pritchard le pregunta a quién debe elegir, le contesta "Víctor Claver será tu elección este año". "¿Claver? ¿No es ese el chico español que siguen aconsejándome elegir Rudy Fernández y Sergio Rodríguez (jugadores españoles de Portland)? Pensé que sólo era porque es español", argumenta Pritchard. "Claver es el verdadero negocio", reitera el ''Fantasma'' que le enseña al directivo una imagen de futuro de la final de la NBA de 2012 y con Portland derrotando a Cleveland en la que aparece Claver, jugando al estilo del alemán Dirk Nowitki, "metiendo triples, deshaciéndose de sus rivales con el 'dribbling' y volando por encima del aro".

"Estamos jugando la final de la NBA y Claver está jugando increíble" se asombra el directivo. "Ves, Claver iría perfecto para tu equipo y hubiera estado en la ''lotería'' -los tres primeros puestos cuya adjudicación se sortea- si no se hubiera lesionado la rodilla -realmente se lesionó el tobillo-", añade.

"Sólo déjale un par de años en Europa para que se desarrolle, recuerda que sólo tiene 20 años. Te ayudará tanto de alero como de ala-pívot y puede que incluso de ''cinco'' si en el futuro cambia su físico. Jugadores de su talla y con su nivel técnico no están normalmente disponibles en la elección 24. Saca ventaja de ello", le sugiere. "Definitivamente lo haremos. Definitivamente Claver será nuestra elección", sentencia el dirigente de los Blazers.



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Posted June 26, 2009 - 03:11 AM

En cuanto a Claver como jugador, tiene mucho potencial. Tiene un fisico espectacular, gano un año el concurso de mates ACB. Tira bien de fuera y es rapido, es alto y puede jugar de 3 o 4 (pero mejor de 3, aunque en ocasiones tiende a emperrarse en quedarse en la linea de 3 para solo tirar cuando recibe).
Este año empezo muy bien, con un porcentaje del 65% en triples o algo asi y haciendo algunos partidos muy buenos, pero tuvo una gravisima lesion que le tuvo creo que 6 meses sin jugar. Por eso seria inviable que de el salto este año, necesita al menos un año en el que demuestre su progresion. Creo que puede fallarle la mentalida, Victor se destapo en unas series de playoffs contra el Real Madrid (mate sobre Hervelle, etc) y la prensa le dio mucho bombo como si fuera el nuevo Gasol, y al año siguiente tuvo demasiada presion y apenas tuvo incidencia sobre la pista.

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Posted June 26, 2009 - 05:09 AM

"We had several guys we were focusing on, and we got those players. We're very pleased with our draft." That, from Kevin Pritchard, following a busy NBA Draft on Thursday.

Portland fans, who've become accustomed to seeing their team select players with household names, were probably left scratching their heads after the Blazers selected at 22 in the first round. Only those who follow international ball, and studied mock drafts prior to Thursday probably immediately recognized the name Victor Claver, when his name was called by commissioner David Stern.

So, while many frantically ran a search on Claver's name on draft web sites, Pritchard's staff was quietly celebrating the fact that they had the man they wanted. They had to move up to the 22nd spot, in hopes of landing him, and it proved to be enough.

Claver was in Portland, and went through a pre-draft workout, but that was more than a year ago, before he withdrew his name from the 2008 draft. The Blazer scouts loved what they saw then, and stayed right on his tail during last season, when he grew and matured. He'll likely have another year or two gel into an NBA player before he's asked to actually sign with the Blazers.

It's very possible Claver will be paired with Rudy Fernandez on the Spanish National Team this summer for the European Championships. He was the final cut on the Olympic Team last summer, but according to some, should make the squad this time around. He doesn't turn 21 until the end of August.

The nice thing about this pick is the Blazers can afford to wait on Claver, who is 6-10, and over 230 pounds. He's athletic, can shoot with range, and reportedly has tremendous potential. So, while not a move that comes with the media splash we've come to expect, the Blazer scouts feel they've plucked another gem out of the European talent pool. And, they've got a pretty good track record on the prospects they've acquired.

So, while that move was focused on the future, another move was made, with another Spanish player, that could pay dividends in the near future. The Blazers traded Sergio Rodriguez, along with the 38th pick in the draft, to the Sacramento Kings, for the 31st pick. They used that to select Arizona State's Jeff Pendergraph.

Pendergraph, who impressed scouts in his workout in Portland on June 17th, was selected at 31, and could have a more immediate impact. As fans who followed the Pac-10 know, Pendergraph is a very physical 6-9, 240, who will provide toughness to Portland's front line. He fared very well in his workout against Tyler Hansbrough, and like Hansbrough, went to school for four years. That simply means he's more NBA-ready than most, and we'll get a look at him during the Vegas Summer League.

Another player who was involved in that same workout for the Blazers was Dante Cunningham, who starred at Villanova. He also played four years of college basketball, and comes in at 6-8, 235. He was second team All-Big-East his senior year, and was named the conference's Most Improved Player. Cunningham led Villanova in scoring and rebounding during his senior season.

With their final pick of the draft, number 55, the Trail Blazers drafted an Australian point guard, Patty Mills, who played his college ball at St.Mary's. Mills, who led Team Australia with 14 points per game in last summer's Olympics, played just two years at St.Mary's. Mills was projected in some mock drafts to go much higher, and the Blazers were thrilled that he slipped back to 55. He's also expected to take part in the summer league for the Blazers.

So, in short, the Blazers gained a roster spot by moving Sergio to the Kings, can take his money off the books, and with Claver not expected to come to the NBA for a couple of years, gain another roster spot. This indicates the team is set to be a major player in the free agent signing period which begins July 8th. Teams can begin negotiating with free agents on July 1st, and then upon learning where the NBA salary cap will be set, can begin signing players on the 8th.

Even though this team was built through the draft, the Blazers are now in the position to make adjustments to the roster, store away talent for the future, and attack free agents. The day didn't perhaps have the flash of recent drafts, but it still goes down as a win in the eyes of the Portland executive team. Now, we can turn the page and get set for the next step, which is only a couple of weeks away.


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