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Report: Rockets prospect Sergio Llull signing contract extension with Real Madrid through 2021

Real Madrid vs Barcelona - Liga Endesa

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JUNE 24: Sergio Llull of Madrid in action during Liga Endesa play off finals game three between Real Madrid and Barcelona at Palau Blaugrana in Barcelona, Spain on June 24, 2015. (Photo by Albert Llop /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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The Rockets made a play to sign Sergio Llull, the No. 34 pick in the 2009 NBA draft.

But the Spanish point guard spurned Houston.

E. Carchia of Sportando:

Sergio Llull reached an agreement with Real Madrid for a contract extension till June 2021.
Llull’s new buyout for the NBA will be lower than €5 million as in his old deal which was set to expire in 2018.

It might not be viable for Llull, 27, to join the NBA when his contract expires in six years. But with a lower buyout, I bet the Rockets keep pushing to bring him over sooner.

For now, they’re set with Patrick Beverley. He agreed to a four-year contract, and his defense-first, low-usage style meshes well with James Harden.