Claver signed a three-year contract Wednesday with FC Barcelona of Spain, Euroleague.net reports. Claver, a 2009 first-round pick by the Trail Blazers, suited up for three seasons in the league from 2012-13 through 2014-15, but was cut in training camp by the Nuggets last fall. He latched on with Russian club Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar last season and averaged 9.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, parlaying those efforts into a long-term deal with FC Barcelona. With the 27-year-old's contract taking him through the 2018-19 season, it doesn't seem likely that he'll head back to the NBA in the near future.
The Nuggets waived forwards Victor Claver and Thomas Robinson on Sunday. Claver and Robinson were both sent to Denver from Portland in a deal this past Thursday. The Nuggets also got Will Barton and a 2016 first-round pick. The Trail Blazers receiver Arron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee.
The Nuggets plan to waive forward Victor Claver, Yahoo! Sports reports. Claver came to Denver Thursday in the deal that sent Arron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee to Portland. He averaged 2.4 points and 2.0 rebounds in 10 appearances with the Blazers before being moved.
The Nuggets agreed to trade guard Arron Afflalo and forward Alonzo Gee to the Trail Blazers, league sources confirmed to CBSSports.com NBA Insider Ken Berger. In exchange for Afflalo and Gee, the Trail Blazers will send Will Barton, Victor Claver and a 2016 lottery-protected first-round pick to Denver. If the pick is not traded by 2017, it would turn into two second-round picks. The Nuggets will also receive Thomas Robinson.
Trail Blazers forward Victor Claver will consider a return to Europe if he continues to see a limited role, Comcast SportsNet reports. "I think every player wants to play," Claver said. "That's what we do. Of course I want to play and feel important to a team. I'm not asking to play 30 or 40 minutes, but I want to feel like I'm part of a team and that I can help the team win. For the moment, this season, I'm not doing it. But last season, like half of the season, I felt like I was doing it and I want to recover that competition everyday. Of course, if I'm still not playing [couple years from now], I will have to think of other options because I'm not going to be on the bench. I'm not a coach. I want to play. That's what everybody wants to do." Claver has played a total of four minutes in three games this season. As a rookie last season, he averaged 16.6 minutes over 49 games (16 starts).
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