As was the case when Tiago Splitter was preparing to join the NBA two years ago, the San Antonio Spurs might arguably have the best big man in Europe once more as Slovenian big man Erazem Lorbek was named MVP of the Liga Title, as his team FCB Regal Barcelona defeated Real Madrid 73-69 today.
In the game five win, Lorbek scored 10 points while shooting 50% from the field, though he went 0-4 from 3-point range. Lorbek grabbed six rebounds in 27 minutes of action. Pete Mickeal led Regal in the game with 17 points.
The next question for Lorbek now becomes whether or not the he’s ready to come to the NBA and join the Spurs, and whether or not the Spurs are ready to bring Lorbek in on their side? The last news of Lorbek came from a report on April 17, where a news site said Lorbek was ready to come to San Antonio, though those exact words never came from Lorbek himself.
Lorbek is now a free agent in Europe, so it’ll be interesting to see if he re-signs with Regal, looks for a new team, or makes his way to San Antonio. The Spurs’ first offseason move will be to re-sign Tim Duncan, but after that, it’ll be interesting to see what the future holds for Lorbek and the Spurs.