jinxed wrote:Ah yes, the great Hollis Thompson of the AUSTIN Spurs, who was already out of the NBA and playing the D-League before signing with Olympiacos.
Nope, that does not count as an example of a good NBA STARTER who left in his prime to go to the Euroleague and was a bust.
And Goran Dragic..LOL.. are you talking about the TWO games he played in for Caja Laboral immediately after signing, without getting to practice much for them and came in off the bench after Prigioni because he didn't know the team, the offense or anything, before going back to the NBA two weeks (literally) later? Are you talking about before he got to the NBA when he was all of 20 years old?
We are still waiting on you to name an NBA starter who went to Euroleague and was a bust during his prime. Just one name please.
Patrick Beverley was a third string player in EuroLeague. We can go through a long list of such examples. Your last post shows you are not being at all genuine in having an actual debate.
Hell, just using European players only, many of them came right from the NBA, where they had good roles and were busts. Gordan Giricek, Nenad Krstic - just from recent years, all we heard was how "they would dominate EuroLeague", and they came to EuroLeague and did absolutely nothing. Udrih also, but I wouldn't count him since he was old and wasn't a starter but a rotation player. A lot more American NBA players were busts in EuroLeague.
Patrick Beverley was a third stringer in EuroLeague.
Hell, Brandon Jennings was one of the worst players on his EuroLeague team, then a few months later he scored 55 points in an NBA game. You can make up whatever NBA only fan talking points you want. But that's all it is.
A few years ago they were, "but Trajan Langdon", "but Anthony Parker".........
I am sorry, but you keep saying you watch EuroLeague, then you claim an NBA starter never failed in EuroLeague, which is way untrue, and simply no one that follows EuroLeague would believe that, because it's happened many times. It's very hard to take it at all seriously.
Especially when you just say "one name please", and I gave you the list of EuroLeague players since 2000, from which someone that actually watches EuroLeague would know, and would easily find numerous such examples. It was a test, to see if you really watched EuroLeague that much at all, and you failed.
You would very quickly find names from the list at that link of NBA starters that failed in EuroLeague - if you really did follow EuroLeague.