But that detail is moot if Llull – the No. 34 pick in the 2009 draft whose rights the Rockets hold – isn’t interested in jumping to the NBA anyway.
Llull on Cope, as translated by Jorge Sierra of HoopsHype:
“I have a contract with Real Madrid until 2021 and I plan on fulfilling it.”
Perhaps, this is just a negotiating ploy by Llull. But if we take him at his word, he’ll be 33 when his contract expires. That might be too late for an NBA jump.