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Erazem Lorbek
PF - 6'10, 240lbs - 38 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2018 season
  • Birthdate: 02/21/1984
  • Drafted (NBA): 46th pick, 2005
  • Pre-draft team: Fortitudo Bologna (Italy)
  • Country: Slovenia
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
Transactions
DateLeagueTransaction
10th May, 2003NCAALeft Michigan State.
18th August, 2003ItalySigned a four year contract with Fortitudo Bologna,
2005 NBA DraftNBADrafted 46th overall by Indiana.
20th July, 2006ItalyLeft Fortitudo Bologna.
20th July, 2006SpainSigned a two year contract with Unicaja Malaga.
3rd January, 2007ItalyLoaned by Unicaja Malaga to Benetton Treviso for the remainder of the season.
27th February, 2007ItalyReturned to Unicaja Malaga.
27th February, 2007ItalyLoaned by Unicaja Malaga to Lottomatica Roma for the remainder of the season.
July 2007ItalySigned a one year contract with Lottomatica Roma.
3rd July, 2008RussiaSigned a two year contract with CSKA Moscow.
18th August, 2009RussiaLeft CSKA Moscow.
21st August, 2009SpainSigned a three year contract with Barcelona. Included team option for 2011/12.
2011 NBA DraftNBADraft rights traded by Indiana, along with the draft rights to Kawhi Leonard (#15) and Davis Bertansk (#42), to San Antonio in exchange for George Hill.
24th June, 2011SpainBarcelona exercised 2011/12 team option.
13th July, 2012SpainRe-signed by Barcelona to a three year contract.
27th August, 2014SpainLeft Barcelona.
7th October, 2016SpainSigned a one month contract with Barcelona B.
7th December, 2016ItalySigned a one week tryout with Cantu.
20th December, 2016FranceSigned until the end of the calendar year with Limoges.
14th August, 2017ItalySigned a one month contract with Dinamo Sassari.
19th January, 2018SloveniaSigned for the remainder of the season with Union Olimpia Ljubljana.
Career Moves
1999 - 2002Union Olimpija Ljubljana (Slovenia)
2002 - 2003Michigan State (NCAA)
August 2003 - July 2006Fortitudo Bologna (Italy)
July 2006 - January 2007Unicaja Malaga (Spain)
January 2007 - February 2007Benetton Treviso (Italy)
February 2007 - June 2008Lottomatica Roma (Italy)
July 2008 - August 2009CSKA Moscow (Russia)
August 2009 - August 2014Barcelona (Spain)
July 2016San Antonio Spurs (Summer League)
October 2016 - November 2016Barcelona B (Spain, LEB Silver)
December 2016Cantu (Italy)
December 2016Limoges (France)
August 2017 - September 2017Dinamo Sassari (Italy)
January 2018 - June 2018Union Olimpija Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Articles about Erazem Lorbek

June 29, 2017

Erazem Lorbek - 46th pick, 2005
Aside from workouts and a summer league stint where he looked a shell of himself, Lorbek has not played for three years after serious injury. It may have cost him the NBA shot he had long put off.

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June 25, 2011

[Incidentally, as a throw-in to the Kawhi Leonard trade, Lorbek managed to get his draft rights traded to San Antonio, and sign an extension with Barcelona, on the same day. Big day for Erazem Lorbek.]

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April 2, 2011

Erazem Lorbek (46th pick, 2005)

- Lorbek is playing for Spanish team Barcelona, and thus was recently covered in the recent Euroleague round-up:

Between the four, Barcelona can offer every kind of look. Vazquez and N'Dong are the big and athletic interior defenders; Perovic is even bigger than them both, whose size alone can serve as a deterrent. On offense, N'Dong and Vazquez can run the court, as well as the pick and roll, and make their mid-range jumpshots. Perovic can create around the basket and has footwork and touch, if not much speed or strength. Lorbek can do both; he can create in the post, step out for the mid range jumpshot, and drive on slower opposing bigs, armed with the best mid-range game of the four.


Lorbek was drafted by Indiana out of Michigan State at a time when his lookalike, Rick Carlisle, was the Pacers's head coach. That may have been his best chance. He is a good quality player on an elite quality team, but he's stopped improving.

Chances of making the NBA expressed as an arbitrary percentage: 4%

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March 24, 2011

The frontcourt is no shallower. Fran Vazquez, Boniface N'Dong and Erazem Lorbek all returned this season, and added to the bunch was Kosta Perovic, who transferred in from Valencia. Between the four, Barcelona can offer every kind of look. Vazquez and N'Dong are the big and athletic interior defenders; Perovic is even bigger than them both, whose size alone can serve as a deterrent. On offense, N'Dong and Vazquez can run the court, as well as the pick and roll, and make their mid-range jumpshots. Perovic can create around the basket and has footwork and touch, if not much speed or strength. Lorbek can do both; he can create in the post, step out for the mid range jumpshot, and drive on slower opposing bigs, armed with the best mid-range game of the four. And if Barcelona need a small ball four, they can turn to Terence Morris.

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April 7, 2010

- Erazem Lorbek

Domen's brother is with Barcelona, whose basketball team are almost as much of a juggernaut as their football team. But let's not talk about their football team. Lorbek is averaging 10.1 points and 4.0 rebounds in the ACB, alongside 8.7 points and 3.9 rebounds for the inevitable Euroleague champions. He could play in the NBA, but he won't.

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