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Euro basket
« on: September 13, 2015, 03:17:05 PM »

Offline konkmv

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Watching the euro basket and i cannot understand why some players did not try harder to play at nba level... bourousis spanoulis rodriguez teodosic raduljica llull woulb be decent nba players at their prime

Re: Euro basket
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2015, 03:25:26 PM »

Offline Celtics18

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Watching the euro basket and i cannot understand why some players did not try harder to play at nba level... bourousis spanoulis rodriguez teodosic raduljica llull woulb be decent nba players at their prime

Spanoulis came over for a little while after having already been highly successful in Europe.  He was okay but not overly impressive.

Spanish Chocolate played a couple years in the league, but couldn't really establish a role. 

Look at what Jan Vesely is doing for the Czech Republic.  He struggled as a young NBA player, but is playing like a star in Europe. 

It takes patience for a Euro to make it in the NBA. Some of these guys can make huge money and be superstars for teams competing for titles back home rather than struggle to carve out a role in the NBA.

It's no surprise to me that many choose the former path. 
DKC Seventy-Sixers:

PG: G. Hill/D. Schroder
SG: C. Lee/B. Hield/T. Luwawu
SF:  Giannis/J. Lamb/M. Kuzminskas
PF:  E. Ilyasova/J. Jerebko/R. Christmas
C:    N. Vucevic/K. Olynyk/E. Davis/C. Jefferson

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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2015, 03:45:57 PM »

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Re: Euro basket
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2015, 04:41:33 PM »

Offline Celtics18

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http://www.sheridanhoops.com/2011/10/19/playing-in-europe/

This might be an interesting to some

TP for the find.  I haven't read the whole thing yet, but I'm impressed by that guy as a writer.  Pretty cool stuff, good stories, well written. 
DKC Seventy-Sixers:

PG: G. Hill/D. Schroder
SG: C. Lee/B. Hield/T. Luwawu
SF:  Giannis/J. Lamb/M. Kuzminskas
PF:  E. Ilyasova/J. Jerebko/R. Christmas
C:    N. Vucevic/K. Olynyk/E. Davis/C. Jefferson

Re: Euro basket
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2015, 05:11:43 AM »

Offline ederson

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What Celtics18 said ....

Most European top players preffer to stay in Europe where they get the superstar treatment rather than coming of the bench for 10-12mins per game. Drazen did that , he went through a lot in order to make it in the NBA but at that time NBA seemed unreachable to the Europeans. Today it doesn`t look such an impossible task. Most of them sign a contract just to get a taste of an NBA season and  then return to europe

There is also the unique case of Diamantidis who has absolutely no interest in the NBA !

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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2015, 09:38:58 AM »

Offline soulman

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Let s go Serbia!!!  :D

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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2015, 12:01:53 PM »

Offline konkmv

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Hail to diamantidis

Re: Euro basket
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2015, 12:42:52 PM »

Offline ederson

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Serbia has the easiest path to the final but also one of the top 2 teams in the tournament. Teodosic when playing for the NT is the best pg in Europe by far!

@konkmv tp for liking 3D

Re: Euro basket
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2015, 05:38:33 PM »

Offline sahara

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Pau dropped 40 against France, wow :D

E. Wrong topic ugh