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Report: Rockets to offer Sergio Llull three years, $21 million

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Rockets appear ready to go all in on Llull.

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A report of out Spain states that the Rockets are prepared to offered Real Madrid guard Sergio Llull a three year, $21 million contract.

Wednesday, Real Madrid Baloncesto finished the 2014-15 Euroleague on top. The team defeated Olympiacos 78-59 in the finals held at Barclaycard Center in Madrid, Spain -- collecting their ninth Euroleague Championship in team history.

Real Madrid, also leads rival FC Barcelona Bàsquet two games to none in the Endesa League finals -- in a best of five series. In game two, Sergio Llull went five-for-five from behind the arc in the first quarter.

Llull was drafted by Nuggets in 2009, the Rockets bought his rights for approximately $2.25 million. At the time it made Llull the most expensive player ever to be purchased during the draft's second round.

Llull is currently signed with Real Madrid the 2018 season. The same report out of Spain reports that the buyout clause for Llull is 5 million euros, roughly $ 5.674 million.

The Rockets have been connected to the guard year after year during the offseason.  Llull has won two Spanish league champions (2007, 2013) and is closing in on a third in his playing career. He has won three Cop del Rey champions (2012, 2014, 2015), three Supercopa de España championships (2012, 2013, 2014), and one Euroleague title (2015). If Real Madrid finishes their championship run in the Spanish League, this would be the perfect time for Llull to go out on top and get his NBA money.

LLull averaged 10.4 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 5.8 assists per game during the Euroleague (30 games).