Heard on the grapevine: Toronto Raptors benchwarmer Rasho Nesterović is heading to Real Madrid. That’s the word currently making the rounds around the internet and back, though little press seems to indicate any tangible truth to the story.
Among the earliest to report the Spanish team’s seeming interest in Nesterović was the Toronto Sun, which via wire reports, stated that:
According to website Sportske.net, Spanish basketball team Real Madrid is searching for a centre and currently is negotiating with the Raptors little-used Rasho Nesterovic. If the club fails to sign the Slovenian, Darko Milicic will be coach Ettore Messina’s main target.
Plausible, one supposes, as Madrid might use more firepower out of the low post, except that the source cited carries no recent information on the pursuit. Ettore Messina was indeed reported at Sportske.net as coveting Nesterović, but that was back in July.
Well … anybody here hear anything…?