Víctor Claver

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Víctor Claver
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Claver in 2009
FC Barcelona Lassa
Position Small forward / Power forward
League Liga ACB
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1988-08-30) 30 August 1988 (age 27)
Valencia, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 224 lb (102 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2012 Valencia
20122015 Portland Trail Blazers
2012 Idaho Stampede
2015 Khimki
2015–2016 Lokomotiv Kuban
2016–present FC Barcelona Lassa
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Claver and the second or maternal family name is Arocas.

Víctor Claver Arocas (born 30 August 1988) is a Spanish professional basketball player who currently plays for FC Barcelona Lassa of the Liga ACB.

Professional career[edit]

Valencia[edit]

Claver began his playing career with the youth teams of his school, Sagrado Corazón HH. Maristas de Valencia, in Spain. He made his professional debut with Valencia during the 2006–07 season. He played in Europe's second-level competition, the Eurocup, for the first time during the 2007–08 season and won it in the 2009–10 season.

He also played in the Euroleague during the 2010–11 season and averaged 10.9 points and 4.9 rebounds over 14 games.

NBA[edit]

Claver was drafted 22nd overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2009 NBA Draft. On 12 July 2012, Claver signed a three-year deal with the Trail Blazers.[1] He was assigned to the NBA D-League's Idaho Stampede on 7 December 2012, and recalled on 9 December 2012.[2] The following day, he made his first NBA start, scoring 4 points in 25 minutes with 5 rebounds and 2 assists.[3] Claver was reassigned to the Idaho Stampede on 14 December 2012, and recalled on 16 December 2012.[2] He played 80 games for the Trail Blazers over the next three years.

On 19 February 2015, Claver was traded, along with Will Barton, Thomas Robinson and a lottery-protected 2016 first-round pick, to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Arron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee.[4] Three days later, he was waived by the Nuggets before playing in a game for them.[5]

Russia[edit]

On 1 March 2015, Claver signed with BC Khimki of Russia for the rest of the season.[6] On 17 July 2015 Claver and Khimki parted ways.[7]

Attempt to return to Spain[edit]

In August 2016, he had a deal with Baskonia,[8][9] but Valencia using the right of “tanteo” matched the offer and kept his rights in Spain.[8][10] Baskonia obviously wasn’t eager to pay a buy out to Valencia, but the Spanish forward didn’t want to play in his old team. According to the reference, he didn’t want to play in a team which next season will compete in Eurocup. That’s why his way out is to sign outside the Spanish borders.[8]

Escape to Russia[edit]

On 2 September 2015, the Russian powerhouse Lokomotiv Kuban announced a one-year deal with Claver for the 2015–16 season.[11]

Return to Spain[edit]

On July 20, 2016, he signed a three-years deal with FC Barcelona Lassa after his new team reached an agreement with Valencia for acquiring his rights.[12][13]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The Euroleague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Portland 49 16 16.6 .392 .287 .467 2.4 .9 .5 .2 3.8
2013–14 Portland 21 0 8.8 .405 .167 .909 1.9 .6 .1 .1 2.2
2014–15 Portland 10 0 7.6 .450 .545 .000 2.0 .1 .1 .1 2.4
Career 80 16 13.4 .398 .293 .585 2.2 .7 .4 .2 3.2

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014 Portland 2 0 3.5 .000 .000 .000 0.5 .0 .0 .0 .0
Career 2 0 3.5 .000 .000 .000 0.5 .0 .0 .0 .0

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2010–11 Valencia 14 14 27.6 .472 .368 .841 4.9 1.4 1.4 .4 10.9 12.1
Career 14 14 27.6 .472 .368 .841 4.9 1.4 1.4 .4 10.9 12.1

Spanish national team[edit]

As a member of the junior national teams of Spain, Claver won a bronze medal at the 2006 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and a bronze medal at the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. He has also played with the senior Spanish national basketball team. He won a gold medal at the EuroBasket 2009 and at the EuroBasket 2011, and a bronze medal at the EuroBasket 2013.

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Professional career[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trail Blazers Sign Spanish International Victor Claver". iamatrailblazersfan.com. 12 July 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b 2012–13 NBA Assignments
  3. ^ "Box Score, Portland vs. Toronto, Monday, December 10, 2012". nba.com. 10 December 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Nuggets Acquire Barton, Claver, Robinson and Protected First Round Pick From Portland". NBA.com. 19 February 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Nuggets Waive Claver and Robinson". NBA.com. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "BC Khimki signed with Victor Claver". bckhimki.ru. 1 March 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  7. ^ Khimki parted ways with Victor Claver
  8. ^ a b c "Claver in Loko, Randle back in Maccabi". eurohoops.net. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "El Laboral Kutxa Baskonia presenta oferta por Víctor Claver" (in Spanish). acb.com. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "Valencia Basket iguala la oferta del Laboral Kutxa Baskonia por Claver" (in Spanish). acb.com. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  11. ^ "Lokomotiv Kuban announces Victor Claver". sportando.com. 2 September 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "Victor Claver signs with FC Barcelona Lassa for three seasons". fcbarcelona.com. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  13. ^ "Barcelona announced Victor Claver". eurohoops.net. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 

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