Claver in 2009
|No. 30 – FC Barcelona|
|Position||Power forward / Small forward|
|Born||30 August 1988|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||224 lb (102 kg)|
|NBA draft||2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall|
|Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers|
|2012–2015||Portland Trail Blazers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
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-tier 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 European top-tier level, EuroLeague, during the 2010–11 season, and averaged 10.9 points and 4.9 rebounds, over 14 games.
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. He was assigned to the NBA D-League's Idaho Stampede on 7 December 2012, and recalled on 9 December 2012. The following day, he made his first NBA start, scoring 4 points in 25 minutes with 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Claver was reassigned to the Idaho Stampede on 14 December 2012, and recalled on 16 December 2012. 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. Three days later, he was waived by the Nuggets before playing in a game for them.
Attempt to return to Spain
In August 2015, he had a deal with Baskonia, but Valencia using the right of first refusal, matched the offer, and kept his rights in Spain. 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 reports, he didn’t want to play in a team which in the next season was going to compete in the 2nd-tier level EuroCup. That’s why his way out was to sign outside the Spanish borders.
Escape to Russia
Return to Spain
On July 20, 2016, he signed a three-year deal with FC Barcelona Lassa, after his new team reached an agreement with Valencia for acquiring his rights. On July 2, 2019, he extended his contract with FC Barcelona through 2022.
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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.
Spanish national team
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 national team. With Spain's senior team, he won a gold medal at the EuroBasket 2009, EuroBasket 2011, and at the EuroBasket 2015, and a bronze medal at the EuroBasket 2013.
He also played at the 2010 FIBA World Championship, the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where he won a silver medal, and at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where he won a bronze medal.
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- "2012–13 NBA Assignments". Archived from the original on 27 March 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
- "Box Score, Portland vs. Toronto, Monday, December 10, 2012". nba.com. 10 December 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
- "Nuggets Acquire Barton, Claver, Robinson and Protected First Round Pick From Portland". NBA.com. 19 February 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
- "Nuggets Waive Claver and Robinson". NBA.com. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
- "BC Khimki signed with Victor Claver". bckhimki.ru. 1 March 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
- Khimki parted ways with Victor Claver
- "Claver in Loko, Randle back in Maccabi". eurohoops.net. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
- "El Laboral Kutxa Baskonia presenta oferta por Víctor Claver" (in Spanish). acb.com. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
- "Valencia Basket iguala la oferta del Laboral Kutxa Baskonia por Claver" (in Spanish). acb.com. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
- "Lokomotiv Kuban announces Victor Claver". sportando.com. 2 September 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
- "Victor Claver signs with FC Barcelona Lassa for three seasons". fcbarcelona.com. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
- "Barcelona announced Victor Claver". eurohoops.net. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
- "Barcelona extends Claver through 2022". EuroLeague.net. 2 July 2019. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
- Victor CLAVER (ESP) participated in 14 FIBA / FIBA Zones events.
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