View Poll Results: Grade Valanciunas' Season

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    Quote omgsomuchpotential wrote: View Post
    I watched the game live, but it didn't look like JV got hurt... Sometime in 2nd quarter (near the end I think) coach just got really mad at JV and benched him.

    Anyway, Lithuania lost 74:78. Macedonia was missing 2 main guys, while Lithuania was playing without 5 key players (who should be on the final team come Olympics).

    JV got 10 pts and 8 boards.

    I can't find a boxscore so it's hard to provide more info.

    Today JV & Lithuanian national squad face off against Greece (roughly in about 14 hours). It will be their second and final friendly match here in Lithuania before they go to Houston, TX on 20th of June.
    Thanks for the clear-up. It must have just been a wince or it could have been him holding onto his pride as his coach ripped him a new one. Sounded like he played fairly well. Do you notice anything different? Does he look refreshed?

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    I saw only second quarter including the moment you are discussing. Coach benched him because of stupid fouls.
    Part of coach comments after the match:

    "There's such thing as momentum in basketball, at one moment you are behind, and after few moments you can be in lead. Jonas, for instance, he stole the ball slammed it and it seemed that everything is going to be great. But right after that he lost concentration, because of euphoria. This is young players flaw.""

    This is taken out of context so it may sound stupid, but I think this is the reasoning of benching him.
    Last edited by RandomGuy; Sun Jun 17th, 2012 at 07:03 AM.

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    Quote Miekenstien wrote: View Post
    kanter suffered in minutes behind jefferson and favours. i think he actually had a pretty decent rookie year. not bad production in 13 minutes.
    I have seen Kanter play a couple times and he looked over matched.

    I hope we don't have Darko Valenciunas....
    "I may be wrong ... but I doubt it"

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    Quote charlz wrote: View Post
    I have seen Kanter play a couple times and he looked over matched.

    I hope we don't have Darko Valenciunas....
    Pfffff

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