Report: Lorbek to join Spurs next season
As reported by the Spanish website MundoDeportivo.com Erazem Lorbek who's rights belongs to the San Antonio Spurs as part of the George Hill-Kawhi Leonard deal will not play in Regal Barca next season, and will instead play for the Spurs.
The Slovenian power forward will make the jump to the NBA at 28 years old and after winning a championship and the MVP trophy with Barca.
Although the final agreement with the Spurs is not yet signed, with the NBA Finals still on going and free agency (July 1) period yet to open, the understanding between Lorbek and the Spurs is total and absolute.
If the plan pushes through, Lorbek will join Tim Duncan, Tiago Splitter, Matt Bonner and DeJuan Blair (team option) in the Spurs frontcourt.
The possibility of Lorbek going the NBA has been rumored for quite some time.
In late April, Spurs head coach Greg Popovich, dropped in an interview without being asked for it, that "Kawhi Leonard and our tall boy from Europe are going to help."
Lorbek will like add length and versatility in San Antonio's big man rotation, however, the Spurs immediate concern this offseason is resigning Duncan to a new contract, and what to do with their other free agents Boris Diaw (unrestricted), and Danny Green (restricted).
Patty Mills who has a one-year player option with the Spurs has expressed his intention of exploring every possible option before deciding where to play next season.
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