FC Barcelona Lassa unveiled their latest signing in the name of forward Victor Claver, who was owned by Spanish club Valencia Basket. Barcelona and Claver were already in the agreement, but the deal was finished when Barcelona agreed the terms with the club Valencia Basket who owned his rights.
The Catalan club will pay a whopping ₤ 2 million. Claver played his trade for Lokomotiv Kuban last season in the Euros League where strings of good performances along with the current Barcelona Boss compelled the Barcelona Management to buy this lad. Claver is also an established member of the Spanish team.
A great pick
Though claver cannot be labelled as a star player but will still be a great addition to the team. He is a team player and the 27 year old standing over a 2 meter tall, had brilliant figures at his former club where he averaged over 9.4 points per game along with 5.9 rebounds. He helped his team Lokomotiv Kuban reached the final four of the Euro league for the first time. He is also a recipient of the Euro Cup Rising Star award which he achieved in 2010 after making his debut for the Valencia Basket in 2006.
A poor NBA stint
Claver has been quite impressive since his debut and was also in the team that claimed Euro Cup on three occasions in 2009, 2011 and 2015. In 2012 he opted for the NBA where he was picked by the Portland Trailblazers in the first round draft but was not impressive with his performances as he was only able to average 3.2 points per game and was also not given enough time to shine.
Back to Europe
After a flop NBA stint Claver moved to his old club where he claimed one more championship for his team. He was also an Olympic silver medalist at the London Olympics and is also in contention to represent Spain at Rio.
The Newly appointed Barcelona boss had a huge role to play in this transfer but the pundits labelled it a totally unprofessional move as he was also approached by Greek side Panathinaikos but rejected that move in favour of the Spanish Club.
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