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Victor Claver | Forward

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/30/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 235
Contract: view contract details

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Victor Claver played 12 minutes against the Celtics on Thursday with five points, two rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.
He is likely going to be in the rotation now with the Blazers essentially losing 70 minutes per game because LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) and Nicolas Batum (wrist) are hurt. Claver's minutes will be sparse and unpredictable, so he's only worth a look in extremely deep leagues. Jan 23 - 2:22 AM

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Victor Claver started the second half of Monday's game for injured LaMarcus Aldridge, but finished with just three points and three rebounds in seven minutes.

Owners outside of ridiculously deep formats can wait-and-see if he can earn a role, assuming Aldridge misses significant time with his thumb injury.
Jan 20 - 3:09 AM

Victor Claver started the second half for LaMarcus Aldridge (hand) on Monday against the Kings.

Claver had not played in the first half, highlighting the dearth of options the Blazers have to back up the big man slots. We'll let you know if Claver does anything to justify your attention, but as of now both Robin Lopez and Chris Kaman should be owned across the board, Meyers Leonard is worth a hard look in 12-team formats, and then Thomas Robinson, Dorell Wright and currently injured Joel Freeland are worth a look in 14-16 team formats. Kings TV announcer Grant Napear said he was told there is concern the Aldridge injury is serious.

Victor Claver's representatives are reportedly "scouring the NBA" for trade opportunities.

Claver has resisted a buyout and seems to prefer staying in the NBA, but he's simply not part of coach Terry Stott's rotation in Portland. It's unclear if there's any interest in him around the league and he's a dubious fantasy option no matter where he finishes the season.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 06:20:00 PM

Victor Claver said he doesn't plan on seeking a buyout from the Blazers.

"I have one more year on my contract and I want to play one more year," Claver said. He played a total of seven minutes in the playoffs -- all garbage time -- and rarely finds himself in the rotation while the Blazers are healthy. He added he plans on playing with the Spanish national team this summer and not in Las Vegas Summer League. If he wants playing time at the NBA level, the Blazers probably aren't the best place for him.
Fri, May 16, 2014 03:19:00 PM

Terry Stotts said that he'll likely place Victor Claver and Allen Crabbe on the inactive list for Sunday's game vs. the Rockets.

Even if these guys were in uniform, it's highly unlikely either would step on the court. These are simply emergency depth guys and they're not the type of players that have an impact on games.
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 12:33:00 PM

Victor Claver came off the bench for 13 points, five rebounds and a 3-pointer on 5-of-7 shooting in 22 minutes on Wednesday.

Claver was playing heavy minutes tonight for several reasons, including the absence of LaMarcus Aldridge and Thomas Jones, along with the fact the Blazers won 124-80 over a terrible Nets' team. We hadn't blurbed Claver since 2013 and there's a reason for it.
Thu, Feb 27, 2014 03:02:00 AM

Blazers forward Victor Claver said that he'll consider returning to Europe if he's not earning playing time once his current NBA contract expires.

"I want to feel like I'm part of a team and that I can help the team win. For the moment, this season, I’m not doing it," Claver said. "If I’m still not playing [couple years from now], I will have to think of other options because I’m not going to be on the bench. I’m not a coach. I want to play. That’s what everybody wants to do." He has yet to attempt a field goal this season, as he's buried on Terry Stotts' bench.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 09:45:00 AM

Victor Claver will play on Tuesday after missing Sunday's game with a right quad contusion.

Obviously, he should be fine for the start of the real season, but he's going to struggle to see enough minutes to offer fantasy value. Ignore him on draft day, unless he goes nuts in Summer League and preseason.
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 08:23:00 PM

Victor Claver will not play on Sunday due to a right quad contusion.

He suffered it on Saturday night and did not return to the game. Claver said that he's feeling better, but he's not quite ready. The Blazers added a little more depth during free agency and the draft, so Claver will have an even tougher time getting consistent minutes during the regular season.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 06:16:00 PM

Victor Claver did not return to Saturday's game after suffering a right quad contusion.

This could be the end of Claver's brief Summer League experience, but it shouldn't have any lingering effect as he prepares for the Blazers' training camp.
Sat, Jul 13, 2013 09:36:00 PM

Victor Claver (ankle) scored three points with two boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes against the Thunder on Friday.

He's going to start for Nicolas Batum, but Claver has yet to really make an impact for the Blazers in his rookie season. His upside is too low to be considered as a asset in most fantasy leagues.
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 02:02:00 AM

Victor Claver suffered a sprained left ankle in the second half of Wednesday's game and went to the locker room.

He rolled his ankle in transition and hobbled back to the locker room after calling for a sub. He was playing well with nine points, but now the Blazers will likely go with a combination of Sasha Pavlovic and Luke Babbitt to replace him.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 11:44:00 PM

Victor Claver, starting at SF in place of Nicolas Batum (shoulder), finished Wednesday's rout with seven points and two rebounds in 26 minutes.

Nicolas Batum's shoulder injury opened up plenty of minutes, but Claver didn't do much with them. Batum is day-to-day and we'd continue to avoid Claver, even though Terry Stotts intends to use the final eight games to give his young players "more of a learning experience."
Thu, Apr 4, 2013 01:05:00 AM

Victor Claver will start in place of the injured Nicolas Batum (shoulder) on Wednesday.

Claver is coming off a solid Monday night that saw him score a career-high 12 points to go along with five rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers. Claver will be one of three rookies starting Wednesday with Meyers Leonard again in for the injured LaMarcus Aldridge. Both Claver and Leonard should be on the radar of teams in deeper leagues.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 02:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Damian Lillard
2Steve Blake
SG1Wesley Matthews
2C.J. McCollum
3Will Barton
4Allen Crabbe
SF1Nicolas Batum
2Dorell Wright
3Victor Claver
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2Thomas Robinson
C1Robin Lopez
2Chris Kaman
3Meyers Leonard
4Joel Freeland