03-26-2013, 08:45 PM
You are brave man even to look at this thread ,my friend,let alone post some positives.Yes,there is one luckily -Kuzminskas.
Originally Posted by Straight forward
Zalgiris had some home grown players as in Jankunas,Maciulis and Kalnietis ,who are solid ,and at some point starters ,in national team,but he,Kuzminskas ,in my humble opinion ,has a potential to be a star.I have been here on the forum for a long time,and I do not remember people,including myself,putting any money on him.Suddenly it is like,shit,where did he come from.
I know I am getting carried away,but bear with me - I remember him since he was in that excellent Siauliai team from 3 years back together with Gailius and Siksnius.My money was on Gailius,who unfortunately made some bad carrier choices ever since.Siknius disappeared in to oblivion.Yet Kuzminskas slowly,but steadily progressed .
03-26-2013, 09:33 PM
Regarding the future - I think the team should should aim for top 16 ,and that is not that hard .Most of the teams have budgets shrinking,so why not-
money is there waiting to be collected .
Other than that,my all "benefit of the doubt " theory did not work out that well at all.
I feel betrayed ,no less.And stupid.But I have no regrets.I am sure that that fuck fooled many more people and for real money too.
As for me,there will be no other team whatever happens to Zalgiris .
Sad thing is that my kids know no such thing as basketball,Zalgiris or Lithuania for that matter.So it ends with me.
My grandfather went to 1939 European championship in Kaunas ,later on to create basketball museum in Lithuania ..
I went there too...Hale...40 years later....34 years later ...pffff.Maybe I should take it easy
03-26-2013, 09:52 PM
I see what you saying, auris, but Kuzminskas was expected to be good. He made some noise in Eurocup and was considered by NBA scouts. Few gloomy seasons in Žalgiris kinda took him out of the picture, but I expected he will brake out sooner or later. BTW, I still think Žalgiris made more damage than good for this fella. I remember when Trifunovič was keeping him on the bench without a reason. Yeah, maybe Lipkevičius was a little bit better defender, but Kuzminskas' abilities in offense is in different dimention. Kuzminskas had problems with positioning and used to be pretty soft. Now he's better at both things, but he still should become stronger. Specially if he has ambition to take a shot in NBA.
Originally Posted by auris1
It's nice talk about the lights, even fire at some points, and not to mention JV and DM names in that sentence. Imagine Kuzminskas pan outs to NBA level (or becomes Euroleague's elite player), Kleiza keeps his career going and we suddenly have 4 world class players! Too bad Domantas Sabonis is still so young. It would be nice to put all that frontline in the same team. Besides, IMO, Arturas Gudaitis will be a beast. If some of our guard prospects will pan out to the elite level, we might be standing at the threshold of the best times of Lithuanian basketball.
The flick from the future...