Did you ever notice that every foreigner that comes to play in the NBA expects to take a starting role in a league that, while pretty shitty overall for American standards, is clearly better than anything outside of North America?
I don't get how guys like Theo Papaloukas
expect to look at top tier clubs in the NBA and desire to sign and start
for them. Theo's 30 years old. The time to do that jump and create a spot for one's self was back at least in the '99-00 season, not now. Theo expects to consider the NBA this next year as his destination after CSKA. If he chooses NBA by mid-July, he has to know that Cleveland, Phoenix, San Antonio, Detroit, Utah, Dallas, and company are not
going to be able to sign him to what he wants. He has to expect that the only place he'll get burn is a place like Atlanta, but that's the very place he's trying to avoid. Theo should just keep his veteran foreign ass where it belongs. We had Sarunas, and he was a bench warmer for Golden State this year after clearly not being all that great in Indiana the previous year.
I mean, look at most of this shit besides Splitter.http://www.draftexpress.com/viewarticle.php?a=2047
This list screams that foreigner, Ivan, from Eddie
- the guy who said, "I make basket."
I don't know what's worse - glorifying these pieces of And-1 shit from America (Rafer Alston, would-have-been-Globetrotter Sebastian Telfair), or allowing these pieces of shit from abroad to think they can come in and take Steve Nash's place as starter for the Phoenix Suns.
Eurobasket is such garbage. These guys come over here, and almost 60-80 percent of them can't ball like Manu. Manu's got fucking grit - true fucking grit
. Ditto Tony Parker. They use their speed to slash the lane. They find the open man for a J after they've collapsed the D by beating their guy on the slash. Or they finish on a shitty interior D, and often get the and-1. Find me more than 3 guys in Eurobasket who can drive the lane from this league of perimeter shooting guards who play too nice and drop like Varejao at first contact. I mean, Trajan Langdon, for God's sake.