1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Could Llull be in a Rockets jersey next season?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by worzel gummidge, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. worzel gummidge

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2008
    Messages:
    6,533
    Likes Received:
    150
    http://espndeportes.espn.go.com/news/story?id=1001924&s=bas&type=story
    14 de abril de 2010
    Google translated:
    http://www.as.com/baloncesto/articu...enovacion-alza/dasbal/20100309dasdaibal_1/Tes
    english recap from http://thehoopsmarket.blogspot.com/
    March 10, 2010
     
  2. mickey_angelo

    mickey_angelo Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1,156
    Likes Received:
    142
    No. His contract isn't up until 2011 so at best he won't be coming over until the season after next.
     
  3. worzel gummidge

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2008
    Messages:
    6,533
    Likes Received:
    150
    It didn't stop the Rockets signing Scola.
     
  4. Deckard

    Deckard Blade Runner
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2002
    Messages:
    56,811
    Likes Received:
    39,118
    I don't think we'll see a push from the Rockets to get Llull over here before the end of his contract in Spain unless there is a serious risk of him signing an extension. If that looks likely, I think Morey will make sure he comes to Houston, by hook or by crook.
     
  5. rhino17

    rhino17 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2006
    Messages:
    17,825
    Likes Received:
    4,101
    If Lowry signs an offer sheet from another team at the MLE, the Rockets won't match that, so I could see them bringing Lull in. If Lowry is still here or at least signs a 1 year tender, Lull won't be here till after his contract in Madrid is up
     
  6. FLASH21

    FLASH21 Heart O' Champs

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    Messages:
    13,532
    Likes Received:
    5,457
    The Texans drafted Llul???
     
  7. Mr. Clutch

    Mr. Clutch Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2002
    Messages:
    46,550
    Likes Received:
    6,131
    Maybe if Brooks is traded.
     
  8. emjohn

    emjohn Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2002
    Messages:
    12,132
    Likes Received:
    567
    I don't think there is any pressing need to bring him over....unless Morey clears the cupboard in a 3-for-1 or 4-for-1 type blockbuster deal to land us an All-Star forward.

    Euro players don't take well to coming to the States just to rot at the end of the bench. And right now, he'd have to be something else to be better than 10th man in our rotation.
     
  9. mikol13

    mikol13 Protector of the Realm
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    Messages:
    13,790
    Likes Received:
    27,178
    This is what I was thinking. I could see Brooks traded in a package to get a superstar this offseason. Lowry wants to start, Morey really values Lowry, so I could see it. Could be big changes coming and Llull could be a part of the plan.
     
  10. Carl Herrera

    Carl Herrera Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2007
    Messages:
    45,153
    Likes Received:
    21,570
    Oh noes! Sergio Llull is the Black Spanoulis.
     
  11. HOUSTONROCKETS5

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2010
    Messages:
    318
    Likes Received:
    11
    Dude that's exactly what I was thinking! ... It would suck to see Brooks go, but in return for a star player, it would totally be worth it! :grin:
     
  12. FLASH21

    FLASH21 Heart O' Champs

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    Messages:
    13,532
    Likes Received:
    5,457
    Seriously tho, who wants to sign a deal and make a move to the NBA to sit on the bench when you could possibly be making about the same kind of money while playing/starting in Europe?

    It makes sense to me.

    I've seen a few clips of his play on here, but what is his play style? I seen him shooting a lot of 3s from the vids. Is there a well known player he can be compared to?
     
  13. dachuda86

    dachuda86 Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2008
    Messages:
    16,308
    Likes Received:
    3,580
    you sir are hilarious...
     
  14. Raven

    Raven Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    14,984
    Likes Received:
    1,024
    If it ever happens, I hope it happens before Rick retires.
     
  15. merrrlo

    merrrlo Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Messages:
    595
    Likes Received:
    192
    I don't know what the deal is like now and in Spain, and with Llull specifically, but I do remember the first Argentine players in the NBA were getting paid a fraction of what they made in Europe to play 5 minutes a night or less, that's just how much playing in the NBA meant to them. Llull doesn't seem to be that eager to do such a thing though...
     
  16. Raven

    Raven Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    14,984
    Likes Received:
    1,024
    It's like Morey is playing chess and has some backup pieces stashed away in Europe.

    :)
     
  17. SuperBeeKay

    SuperBeeKay Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    Messages:
    6,185
    Likes Received:
    258
    Just sign him, for the Llulz
     
  18. BimaThug

    BimaThug Resident Capologist
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 1999
    Messages:
    8,342
    Likes Received:
    4,823
    I actually wonder what Bryan Colangelo thinks of Lior Eliyahu.

    If ever there was a GM with an inclination towards prolific European league players, it's him.

    (I bet Colangelo likes Llull, but I would hope that Morey can keep him out of a sign-and-trade package unless absolutely necessary.)
     
  19. duluth111222

    duluth111222 I.D.I.O.T

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2006
    Messages:
    3,330
    Likes Received:
    3,079
    Really? He's that good? For some reason he doesn't impress me that much.
     
  20. BimaThug

    BimaThug Resident Capologist
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 1999
    Messages:
    8,342
    Likes Received:
    4,823
    From what I understand, Eliyahu's been pretty good playing in Europe. It's just that his game doesn't translate to the NBA quite as well as that of a guy like Llull.
     

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now