We should have kept Bargnani
My understanding was the MU arrived in the NBA with a skill set that included recruiting "foreign" players. He knows the African continent and where to find talent there. How does this perception align with your suggestion that he wants to reduce the non-American content on the team?
Perhaps he's been in the NBA long enough to realize how important player development in America is to success in the NBA. I mean check out the "Canadian" talent being drafted to the NBA recently - did they develop in Canadian universities? I think not.
Hmmm seems like people are misinterpreting me. My logic isn't that international players aren't talented (of course there are many, some of you listed several examples). What I was implying was that perhaps the management has made a conscious decision to stop building a team with international flavour overall to be successful. Maybe they even avoid international players unless they are clear-cut fantastic, game-changing players. Making an effort to go Euro was how Raptors fans and the rest of the league described/perceived it 6-7 years ago was it not (and even more recently than that)? It's just interesting to see the style change, no matter what the reason may be.
Of course it could be coincidence, absolutely! But its a strange one at least warranting discussion, considering how many people bashed the Euro flavour, and now it's almost completely "domestic".
Last edited by p3t3ypablo; Thu Aug 1st, 2013 at 12:30 AM.
I missed the days when we had Bargnani, Calderon, Turkoglu, Nesterovic, Brezec, Bellinelli, Ukic, Garbajosa, Slokar...
only in the off season would I give a shit about looking up that info
google is a powerful tool
There's a certain irony to this whole European vs USA player discussion - as our only European will most likely be our best player.
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