Although the Spurs will bring one international prospect stateside this season, having signed Nando De Colo to a contract, another of the team's top international players doesn't appear headed for San Antonio. Spanish club Regal Barcelona announced today that they have re-signed Erazem Lorbek to a three-year deal to remain with the team (English translation via Emiliano Carchia of Sportando). The Spurs, who hold Lorbek's NBA rights, were said earlier this offseason to be "very close" to a deal with the Slovenian forward, so it's a little surprising to see him re-up with Regal Barcelona.
Let's round up a few more Friday morning odds and ends….
- Jacque Vaughn is "gathering momentum" for the Magic's head coach opening, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
- Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel examines D.J. Mbenga's quest to earn a spot on an NBA roster. The seven-year veteran, who didn't play in the NBA last season, is on the Bucks' summer league roster.
- While we heard yesterday that the Mavericks and Raptors have discussed Jose Calderon trade scenarios, Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News writes that Calderon will probably only end up on Dallas if he's amnestied.
- Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com applauds the Mavericks' front office for making a series of solid roster moves after the team's original plan fell apart.
- Steve Nash's three-year contract with the Lakers includes a 15% trade kicker, according to Eric Pincus of HoopsWorld.
- Dionte Christmas has made a strong impression in summer league action so far and may have earned a training camp invite from the Celtics, tweets Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe.