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NBA Breaking News: Raul Neto to return to Europe for at least one more season

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Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

I just got a tweet from super awesome Utah Jazz fan Rafael Amarante about Raul Neto.

Well, a translation of the article states:

The entry of Brazilian Raul Neto, the Raulzinho, mostly basketball league in the planet can be postponed for a year. In an interview on Thursday (18) in the presentation of the Brazilian team, revealed that the owner will probably take at least another season in the Spanish basketball before migrating permanently to the NBA.

I think we took the first step, but it is something that can not be in a hurry. I have to wait for the right moment

- Go to the NBA is a dream I want to accomplish. I think we took the first step, but it is something that can not be in a hurry. I have to wait for the right moment. Go there and not playing at the age I'm not going to be a good deal, said the athlete.

Raulzinho was selected in the 47th position of the last Draft in June by the Atlanta Hawks, then sent by an exchange, the Utah Jazz. Team in Salt Lake City, was officially presented to the press conference and played in the Orlando Summer League in July.

In the Utah Jazz, Raulzinho have strong competition at the position of point guard. To the post, the franchise has Trey Burke, drafted in the 9th position of the 2013 Draft after good pass by the NCAA last year, and the newly hired John Lucas III, consolidated five seasons in the NBA.

They are not interested in me this year yet. So, it is almost certain that I will not now

- They are not interested in me this year yet. Just hire another guard and got what was drafted along with me. So, it is almost certain that I will not now revealed the player.

Formed in the youth of Minas Tennis Club Raulzinho dug their space in the NBA after standout seasons in Liga Endesa, the national basketball championship in Spain. Despite his youth, the shipowner to shine, but did not prevent the fall of his team to the second division last season. He intends to follow evolving in Spain to gain more experience and get more prepared in the future to the NBA.

- I'm thinking of taking minutes and continue evolving my basketball and, later on, try to stay in the NBA, without haste and without skipping stages in the career completed.

Amid the decisive period about their future, not Raulzinho fled to commitments with Brazilian team and usually attended the presentation of the adult team of Brazil, on the afternoon of Thursday, in São Paulo. The shipping company will participate in the training camp in preparation for the Copa America 2013, which will be played in the months of August and September, in Caracas, Venezuela.

I think that's fine though, we need this year to focus on Trey Burke, and getting him up to NBA speed. Raul can come over next year and take us to the next level. I do feel like this is mostly damage control for the local audience as he could not get out of his contract in Europe anyway. If he did, perhaps, he sings a different tune to the media.