Victor Claver has officially informed Spain's Valencia BC of his decision for next season, and will leave the Spanish club to join the Trail Blazers, according to ElMundo.es (Spanish translation via HoopsHype). There's no word on an agreement with the Blazers yet, but Claver will have to pay an approximate buyout of $740K to come to the NBA.
After reports surfaced last Tuesday suggesting that Claver was on the verge of buying out his contract with his Spanish team and agreeing with the Trail Blazers, both Claver and the Blazers released statements to say that news was premature. At the time, Claver said that Valencia would be the first to know about his decision when he made it.
Claver, who will turn 24 later this summer, was the Trail Blazers' 22nd overall pick in 2009, and the team has expressed a desire to bring both him and 2006 first-rounder Joel Freeland to the NBA this season.