Llull's exploits aren't new in NBA circles as the Denver Nuggets drafted the 6-foot-3 guard in the second round of the 2009 draft. The 28-year-old guard has flirted with coming to play in the NBA for the Houston Rockets, including nearly coming over in 2015 when Houston offered him a $28 million deal. Llull's ability makes him an attractive target for the Rockets, and the team may try to lure him over next offseason, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.
The Rockets, I'm told, are hopeful Llull will join them next season. It's been the Spaniard's choice to stay home to date; Houston wants him— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) October 4, 2016
The Rockets bought Llull's rights from the Nuggets for $2.25 million and have tried for several years to entice him to come over to the NBA. Llull is under contract with Real Madrid until 2021, though he has a buyout clause if he would like to leave the team to go to the NBA.
-- John Silver