According to the Spanish Newspaper Mundo Deportivo, San Antonio Spurs' Erazem Lorbek will be making his way to the Spurs this coming season. A resident from Spain, @DudaSun, sent this picture from today's newspaper in Spain that states Lorbek is coming to San Antonio (lower corner text). The Spanish resident sent this message to my twitter account.
Mundo Deportivo, a newspaper of Barcelona, after an interview with their GM 'Lorbek will play in San Antonio'.
The source states that the GM of FCB Regal, where Lorbek just won a championship, has stated that Lorbek is definitely making his way across the pond to play for the Spurs. Now comes the question if the Spurs will be able to sign him and at what cost seeing how they have current free agents to take care of such as Tim Duncan, Danny Green, and Gary Neal.
Be sure to return to Project Spurs later where we'll have more information on the growing story of Lorbek coming to San Antonio.
What's up with Ryan Richards? That's what they need a young raw athletic big that's hungry and wants to show what he has. I've been watching clips of him online of course all you see is good highlights but just get him over here so he can learn how to be a true SPUR ,sometimes the front office upsets me waiting to bring these guys over they end up being in their late 20's or early 30's we don't want another Scola situation .
@ZILLA I couldn't have said it better myself. I think he quit on Great Britain and other teams because he wasn't getting enough playing time. All the updates we get on him, he goes for like 15 points, 8 rebounds in 21 MINUTES OF PLAY. I just think he wants to go somewhere to prove he can play and contribute a lot. He has talent. He has great athleticism for a dude his size, he has a nice shooting touch. He has all the intangibles, he just needs to be molded, and the spurs organization, whether it's the spurs or toros, can do that. seriously, he's young (21) and he needs to come over now. I agree, we need to stop bringing over guys who are 29 going on 30, it's just a waste. We may get one or two years out of them before their abilities start slowing down. Scola wanted more money than we offered and left, but he had a chance to play with manu. But I guess that wasn't enough.
Both Splitter and Lorbek come from the same team? They play alike? DISASTER! Instead of taking another European player, ditch them both . Some analyst wrote that Splitter will be traded for the 10 - 14 draft picks. What happened? There are rumors that Green will be taken by the Celtics, what happened? Are there no takers of Jackson? Blair?
If Bonner goes elsewhere this might be an upgrade, but not what we really need, is it ? Slow footed and not a defender of quick 4's. Matt 2.0 00000h My Maybe a mistatke like DeColo report.
Oh my god, I do not like this. Why am I not jumping for joy? I think this is a bad move. Not a terrible move, but......rather a disappointing move. My ONLY concern with Lorbek is his age. He's 28 years old. For a guy just getting to the NBA, not knowing NBA style of play or playing against NBA players, this is bad. Come on, he's almost 30!!! 30 in most sports is that one number which says, "Yup, now you are officially old." 30 is the age an NBA player's athleticism and physical abilities start to drop off. I'm not saying they'll be crap when they are 31, but 30 is really the age we really start to see some change in a players game, ESPECIALLY big men. I know there are exceptions and this doesn't apply to everyone, but it's the case for many many athletes. Manu Ginobili's best year was in '07-'08 where he averaged almost 20 a game, his most ever in one season in his career. That was his best season EVER and it was the season he won 6th Man of the Year. Guess what? He was 30 during '07-'08. After that season, he had a huge drop off with production and injuries started becoming more prevalent than ever. I'm not sold on this because Lorbek isn't the long term solution. We need a YOUNG big man who is athletic. If Lorbek was 24, I'd be ecstatic and jumping for joy, but 28?? I know that's still young, but I just have this feeling that he won't be as productive as most of us think. Duncan was 31 when the spurs won ring number 4, and look what's happened since. Major drop in production, major drop in minutes, and a butt load of injuries. I mean Tim played well for the 2011-2012 season, but it was because of the long lockout, he had enough time to really change his routine and change everything he did to get in the best shape possible. The preseason starts in roughly 4 months, that's not that far away. Lorbek is only 2 years away from 30 and I'm scared how he'll be when he reaches that age. I hope I'm wrong, I really do. I hope Lorbek will come out firing, average like 24 points/10 rebounds a game for us, and the spurs will be right back near the top of the west and in the championship conversation again. I hope I am dead wrong about Lorbek, I really do. If he does do well, hopefully in the next couple of years, we will draft that young, athletic big guy we desperately need for the future, because Lorbek is not the future, more of a short term solution. If he does play well, adapts fast, and proves he can play in the NBA, Lorbek would be beneficial to us for a good 4 maybe 5 years. 4 years, to me, is actually pushing it a little. But, like I said, I hope I am dead wrong about Lorbek and his age and everything. But when next season starts, and if Lorbek comes out and becomes Tiago Splitter 2.0, I just might have to take a hiatus from watching spurs games.