According to elcorreo.com, Thomas Heurtel(1.86-PG) could be Marcelinho Huertas' next backup. The French point-guard is still bound by contact with ASVEL Villeurbanne but the article implies that Baskonia has already to pay 145,000 euros to Villeurbanne in order to break the contract and will be offering Heurtel a 5-season contract. There will also be an NBA buy-out clause for every season in his contract as scouts believe Heurtel could make that step one day.
Heurtel has been a member of the Young National Teams of France and started his pro career in Pau Orthez. This season he played for Alicante in Spain on loan from Villeurbanne where he averaged 9.5 points 1.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 31 games in the ACB.
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