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.