I wouldn't open this thread if TuBasket.com was just a website with random rumors. They have insiders and, when they report something, it always comes true. If mods consider that the thread belongs to Think Tank, move it there .
Here's my translation of the report:
Last draft was a turning point in Lorbek's career (C, 28 years, 6'10'').
It wasn't a turning point because he was selected (he was selected 46th overall in 2005 draft), but because his rights were traded from Indiana Pacers to San Antonio Spurs, the team where European players translate their game better to NBA.
In his prime, and after winning every title in Europe, the last challenge of this center from the Balkans is playing NBA ball.
A couple of weeks ago, George Hill went back to Texas, in order to play against his last team for the first time.
Because of that fact, Gregg Popovich, Spurs' coach said "I think that Kawhi and our big man in Europe will help us". This words didn't get much attention in USA, but they agree with everything that TUBASKET.com has found out: Lorbek is expected to play in San Antonio next year.
Last season, Lorbek extended his contract for just one more year. Barça wanted him to stay longer, but at this point, both club and player know Erazam's decision.
There's other fact that might help Lorbek's adaptation: He played one season of NCAA ball in 2002/2003, therefore his English is perfect.
Link [in spanish]: http://www.tubasket.com/noticia/fc-b...o/1595471/6305 .