An unlikely Spartan's name called on draft day
Solari here. If you languished through the endless second round of the NBA Draft on Thursday night -- like both Kalin Lucas and Durrell Summers probably did waiting to hear their names and as I did in the office waiting for it to get over (and to see how far Darius Morris would fall) -- you heard a ton of unrecognizable names. But no Lucas. And no Summers. Then, just before it ended, the shock of the night: Erazem Lorbek was involved in a trade.
Lorbek was one of three players whose draft rights were dealt to the Spurs for guard George Hill. And Lorbek could very well return to the U.S., if San Antonio can work out the arrangements.
Meanwhile, it's quite possible the next basketball for Lucas and Summers could be played overseas. They normally would be hoping their agents could land them a spot in the NBA Summer League. However, the usual team evaluations in Las Vegas reportedly have been scrapped this year with a pending lockout.
EDIT: Looks like Lorbek is staying with Regal F.C. Barcelona for another season.