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Re: Knicks select Rokas Jokubaitis (34th overall) 

Post#41 » by Clyde_Style » Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:14 am

thebuzzardman wrote:Bring this guy in and trade Argentinian Austin Rivers!


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Post#42 » by Adelheid » Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:59 am

Rokas can go anywhere on the court. Dude has good handles and shiftyness dunno if that can translate to the NBA but he is darn much better than Vildoza
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Post#43 » by 2010 » Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:33 am

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Post#44 » by Makar » Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:36 am

coopnyc74 wrote:Dragic Jr hopefully.

Your mean Sr? Goran?
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Re: Knicks select Rokas Jokubaitis (34th overall) 

Post#45 » by thebuzzardman » Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:45 am

He seems intriguing. I'll admit to not being able to truly ascertain the difference between a guy who make an NBA bench a the guy who just misses it and has a great career in other leagues.

That said, he'll get bundled with other stuff into a trade, maybe as early as Monday.

Because the Knicks didn't convert one pick out of a fixed $ amount and into a $ free asset (2021 pick #19 turned into future pick) and then convert pick #32 into a player and ANOTHER $ free asset (Rokas) for nothing.

Then again, it might not be Monday, but be for something next year.
In any event, whatever the 2021 #19 conveys to, and whatever Rokas becomes, those players won't be Knicks.
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Post#46 » by LuDux1 » Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:40 pm

The Lamma wrote:It's about time we drafted someone with a last name that sounds like a health condition


WOW, as a Lithuanian I never read ending -aitis ending that way!

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Post#47 » by thebuzzardman » Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:20 pm

I just hope he never comes over and joins the Knicks and gets on their cap space. Right now, he is perfection. May it always be so.
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Post#48 » by Gravy » Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:24 pm

Phil would have picked this guy 19th and Vrenz 21st
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Post#49 » by gavran » Sun Aug 1, 2021 7:00 am

Makar wrote:
coopnyc74 wrote:Dragic Jr hopefully.

Your mean Sr? Goran?

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Post#50 » by PeteW » Sun Aug 1, 2021 7:43 am

Drafting an Euro is always fun like spinning a wheel you never know what you'll get but if everything goes right it can be a game changer
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Post#51 » by HighRyzer83 » Sun Aug 1, 2021 9:13 am

I need to see how to leads an NBA offense before hating this pick. He appears to be crafty and creative, which is critical for a PG but means jack if it works on kids and euro bums.
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Post#52 » by Adelheid » Sun Aug 1, 2021 9:26 am

He is coming over for summer league, he says
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Post#53 » by Jstock12 » Sun Aug 1, 2021 10:49 am

Adelheid wrote:He is coming over for summer league, he says


^ This. Exact quote:

"I'm waiting to hear from my agent regarding the summer league. Of course it also depends on the club (Barcelona). It will be an interesting time. If I go to the States now, then I'd have to fly back straight to Barcelona (as opposed to Lithuania) so I won't get to see my family for a while, interesting feeling. I'd really like to try myself in the summer league though, for such an organization like the Knicks. It depends how the Knicks will plan it out, who they will choose to invite. The Barcelona training camp starts in the middle of August. Right now I'm training and preparing for the season, but the summer league could adjust those plans."
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Post#54 » by jvsimonetti0514 » Sun Aug 1, 2021 2:12 pm

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Adelheid wrote:He is coming over for summer league, he says


^ This. Exact quote:

"I'm waiting to hear from my agent regarding the summer league. Of course it also depends on the club (Barcelona). It will be an interesting time. If I go to the States now, then I'd have to fly back straight to Barcelona (as opposed to Lithuania) so I won't get to see my family for a while, interesting feeling. I'd really like to try myself in the summer league though, for such an organization like the Knicks. It depends how the Knicks will plan it out, who they will choose to invite. The Barcelona training camp starts in the middle of August. Right now I'm training and preparing for the season, but the summer league could adjust those plans."



That's great news, I'd love to see him in summer league and hope the Knicks invite him to play.
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Post#55 » by 3toheadmelo » Sun Aug 1, 2021 2:14 pm

My expectations are pretty low for him to be honest
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Re: Knicks select Rokas Jokubaitis (34th overall) 

Post#56 » by Jstock12 » Sun Aug 1, 2021 2:40 pm

3toheadmelo wrote:My expectations are pretty low for him to be honest


As they should for someone who's most likely a role player material.
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Post#57 » by nedleeds » Sun Aug 1, 2021 3:03 pm

Good to hear his contract let's him play Summer League. Can he come to camp under his deal or the EL schedule?
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Post#58 » by nedleeds » Sun Aug 1, 2021 3:14 pm

F N 11 wrote:heard he gave Melo 30. This is a Thibs pick too. Thibs always had off the dribble shooters. 46% on open 3s. This guy a sleeper too...



Nice video. Lefties in pick and roll (i'm left handed) have a bit of an advantage given most roll men are right handed and prefer to finish right. The majority of lefties shoot better off the dribble going right, looks like he's this way as well. His jumper is really nice lefty form with a nice triangle and his shooting elbow pretty consistent whether it's set or pull up. One thing you can't do in Europe that you can do under the broken NBA rules, is set the screen and go right and if they go over just jump back left and act like you've been shot with a bow and arrow.
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Post#59 » by Jstock12 » Sun Aug 1, 2021 3:15 pm

nedleeds wrote:Good to hear his contract let's him play Summer League. Can he come to camp under his deal or the EL schedule?


Barcelona training camp starts in the middle of August, right after the summer league, so no that would be impossible. Unless the Knicks buy him out and bring him over this year.
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