Vorda wrote:basketballwacko2 wrote:Scoot McGroot wrote:
It’s ok to admit that players take time to develop. I’m not at all criticizing foreign prospects alone for that. As I said, it took Lance 4 years here for him to be able to contribute in a positive manner. Kyle Lowry bounces between something like 4 teams and several seasons before he became a top notch PG in the nba. But he got moved often and quickly because teams were expecting him to be an immediate contributor, and he needed time to develop, and they burned out on him.
Not every kid that comes from the Euro-League is a super talented guy like Luka Doncic or Porzingis. Just like not ever kid from the NCAA is a Zion, or KAT.
I didnt say that he is super talent, but he can be decent back up for the start...
I understand that, I was looking at him last year they had him projected as a 2nd round pick but I guess he withdrew from the draft. I sure would have liked to get him for a late 2nd last year and have his rights. I can see him staying in Europe for a year or 2 then coming over and making a bit of a splash. He doesn't turn 20 til July so even if he spent 2 years in Europe coming in as a 22 year old he'd still be young and with a lot of quality experience in game. NBA.net has him projected as a mid to late 1st this year. A lot depends on the combines, if he comes for the combine he might help his stock and go higher.
There are several guys I like from 15-25 in this draft. Granted they may not blow the doors off the gym at first but, we're looking to build a long term winner.