"[Fran Vazquez's] contract was up and we were hoping to get him, but he has to look after his own interests," [Orlando Magic Director of International Scouting Sam] Foggin said. "He signed a one-year deal with Barcelona, and we’re hoping that in a year’s time we can come to terms with Fran. He wants to come. He was committed to come, but for reasons outside of our control it didn’t work out [...]"
[FC Barelona] has offered [Fran Vazquez] a four-year contract, but Orlando wants him to play with them in the NBA. His agent is in Madrid and he has already met with [FC Barcelona] and Magic representatives.
(Translated from the Spanish: "El Barça le ha hecho una oferta de renovación por cuatro años pero Orlando le quiere convencer para que vaya a la NBA. Su agente está en Madrid y ya se ha visto las caras con representantes del Barça y de los Orlando Magic.")
(Fran Vazquez's) self-esteem has grown so much he will not rule out joining the NBA, to compete against Kevin Garnett, his idol.
(Translated from the Spanish: "Su autoestima ha crecido tanto que ni siquiera descarta la NBA, donde competiría con Kevin Garnett, su ídolo.")
Question: Are there any plans for Fran Vazquez to play for the Magic? After all, he was a high pick and would be a good fit in Stan Van Gundy's system paired with Dwight Howard. – Erik, Charlotte, NC
Otis: "Sure. Those are the conversations we’re having now. His contract is up. There are a few things that are keeping us in limbo too. The CBA has been the main one, probably the biggest one for him. Then from there, you just negotiate out from there. But we probably started talking to him seriously about it few months ago. But how we do it, that remains to be seen."
[Fran Vazquez is] starting to show the beast he was before being drafted. I like him better and should be one of the reasons for [FC Barcelona] to battle for every title.