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  Monday, August 1, 2005

Vazquez signs four year contract with Girona
By Jonathan Givony

The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Orlando href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Magicís href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> #11 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> pick href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> yearís href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> draft, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Fran href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vazquez, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> has href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> officially href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> signed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> contract href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Akasvayu href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Girona href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Spain, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> according href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> announcement href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> made href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> both href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> new href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> former href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> club, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Unicaja href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Malaga. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Magic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> officials href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> belatedly href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> decided href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> fly href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> out href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> today href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> convince href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> otherwise, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> they href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> are href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> too href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> late href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> contract href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> sealed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> signed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Saturday. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Real href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Madrid href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> made href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> strong href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> push href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Spanish href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> centerís href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> services, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> at href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> end href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> day href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> up href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Malaga href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> let href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> out href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> contract href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> next href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> year href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> they href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> preferred href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> let href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> go href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> weaker href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Spanish href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> club, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> who href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> were href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> offering href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> more href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> money href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> well. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> No href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> details href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> contract href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> were href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> officially href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> released, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> sources href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Spain href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> indicated href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> first href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> year href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> could href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> be href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> much href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> two href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> million href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Euros! href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (2.4 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> million href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> dollars). href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Even href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> gross href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> amounts href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (contracts href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Europe href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> are href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> reported href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> net), href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> almost href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> exactly href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> twice href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> amount href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Magic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> could href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> offered href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vazquez. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> A href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> large href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> buyout href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> sum, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> should href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vazquez href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ever href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> decide href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> take href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> paycut href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> leave href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> home href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> country href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Orlando, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> already href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> place. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/>

The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> move href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> considered href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> major href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> coup href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Girona, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> finished href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 16th href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> place href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> last href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> yearís href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Spanish href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ACB href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> league. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Since href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> then href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> they href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> landed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> major href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> sponsorship href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> deal href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> their href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> namesakeís href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> company, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> real href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> estate href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> company href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Akasvayu, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> been href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> huge href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> force href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Spanish href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> transfer href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> market, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> budget href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> already href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> turning href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> into href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> one href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> largest href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> all href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Europe. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> They href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> currently href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> first href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> option href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> signing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> NBA href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> PG href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Raul href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Lopez href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> if href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> when href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> buyout href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> agreement href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> reached href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> new href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> club, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Memphis href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Grizzles. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> injury href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> prone href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> PG href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> has href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> apparently href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> landed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> himself href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> contract href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 1.5 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> million href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Euros href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Girona. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> In href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> addition, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> they href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> landed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 7-3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Spanish href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> national href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> center href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Roberto href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Duenas, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> who href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> drafted href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bulls href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 1997 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> late href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2nd href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> round. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> explosive href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> young href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Lithuanian href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guard href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Dainius href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Salenga href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> veteran href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> American/Slovenian href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guard href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Ariel href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> McDonald href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> also href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> joined href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> club href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> earlier href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> summer. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> With href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> their href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> European href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> transfers href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> out href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> way, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Catalonian href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> could href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> make href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> even href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> more href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> splash href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Spain href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> signing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> one href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> or href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> two href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> big href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> name href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> American href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> players href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> well.

 
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