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Dealt to FC Barcelona in unique trade
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August 2, 2016
Hanga was traded Monday from Spanish club Saski Baskonia to FC Barcelona Lassa, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports.
Hanga, whose NBA rights belong to the Spurs, was involved in quite an usual transaction between the two Spanish organizations. Since both organizations also support soccer teams, among other sports, Barcelona will send cash and one or two of their current soccer players to Saski Baskonia in order to acquire Hanga and buy out the final year of his deal. Hanga will then ink a multi-year contract with Barcelona, which is expected to include an NBA out clause for next summer. If the Spurs determine Hanga, the 59th overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft, is ready to come over to North America at that time, he could be a candidate for a roster spot in 2017-18. The 27-year-old is regarded as more advanced on the defensive end of the floor, as he finished third in the Euroleague balloting for the Best Defender Trophy last season.