Pablo Prigioni wants to finally see Sergio Llull in Houston
His rights were then acquired by the Houston Rockets for around $2.25 million, the largest amount of money paid for a second-rounder, but he is yet to arrive in Texas.
The dynamic Spanish guard has been tipped to head to the NBA every summer since then and fans are beginning to grow frustrated at the waiting process.
Llull has played for supreme European outfit Real Madrid since 2007, being named to the All-Spanish League Team twice, earning the title of Spanish League Finals MVP on a couple of occasions and winning the league four times. He has also represented his country in both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.
“He’s great,”said Prigioni. “He should be playing here in this league, probably on this team. He’s ready, he’s ready. A couple of years ago he was ready. But he decided to stay there a little bit more, I don’t know if he is going to change his mind in the future. I’m pretty sure he’s comfortable over there, that’s why maybe he hasn’t made the decision to come yet.”
When Llull comes to Houston, Prigioni feels that he will have no problem making the necessary adjustments to fit into the league.
“He’s very athletic, his body, his physical condition is perfect for this league,” Prigioni said, “he’s strong, he can jump, he can run, he can shoot, he’s smart and can make plays for the team.”