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Interminator 05-20-2009 05:31 PM

Donatas Motiejunas
 
http://www.nbadraft.net/players/donatas-motiejunas

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NBA Comparison: Chris Bosh/Dirk Nowitzki

Strengths: Versatile lefty bigman with a high ceiling ... Has a lot of potential due to his size, agility and offensive development ... A finesse 4-man with excellent versatility, but shows the toughness to play inside with contact ... Shows a strong ability to run the floor and change directions, start and stop ... Has great legs (strong) and feet (quick) ... Has inside/outside ability with the ability to defend inside and play with his back to the basket, as well as knock down shots on the perimeter ... His outside shot has both range and consistency, and he has begun to develop some excellent moves including a jump hook, a turnaround fadeaway as well as fakes to draw opponents off their feet and excellent footwork ... Shows a competitive fire. He has a strong desire to win and improve, he just needs to show that at all times ... Gets off the floor quickly and has solid explosiveness ... A solid shot blocker ... Comfortable handling the ball when necessary to break the press and has solid vision and passing ability ... Has a very good body and appears that he will be able to add upperbody strength and become a solid rebounder and interior post player at the NBA level ...

Weaknesses: Is extremely talented and he knows it. At times he doesn't keep the pedal to the metal, exhibiting some lapses in focus and intensity (laziness) in practices ... Sometimes appears content to be better than others without dominating them the way he's capable ... That's the type of thing that he'll need to mature out of, learning to work hard at all times in order to reach the stature of a Gasol or Nowitzki ... Still needs to add polish on his moves on the perimeter but has excellent potential to do so ... Has thin arms and upperbody, although he has solid strength. He'll need to get stronger to contend with NBA bigs ... Solid length (6-11 wingspan) but nothing extraordinary ... Not as experienced or established as other European talents (such as Gasol or Nowitzki) were when they entered the NBA.

I dont know much about this kid, but they have him ranked as the #3 pick in 2010 over studs like Favors,Cousins,Monroe,and Paul George.

InspiredLebowski 05-20-2009 05:36 PM

Re: Donatas Motiejunas
 
Not sure where I'd rank him, but guy looked like the real deal at the Nike Hoop Summit.

Interminator 05-20-2009 05:39 PM

Re: Donatas Motiejunas
 
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Originally Posted by InspiredLebowski
Not sure where I'd rank him, but guy looked like the real deal at the Nike Hoop Summit.

I think a lot of people are just weary of Dirk comparisons, including myself.

He looks like a Lottery Pick though.

InspiredLebowski 05-20-2009 05:44 PM

Re: Donatas Motiejunas
 
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Originally Posted by Interminator
I think a lot of people are just weary of Dirk comparisons, including myself.

He looks like a Lottery Pick though.


I didn't really get a Dirk (or especially Pau) vibe from him at all. Granted, it's the only game footage I've seen of him. Much more athletic than either (the kid can RUN), he looked like a lot more of a slasher. If a team took him thinking they were getting a clone of Pau they'd be mistaken.

el gringos 05-20-2009 06:07 PM

Re: Donatas Motiejunas
 
I couldn't figure out why he didn't enter this draft- he would have been the 2nd or 3 rd pick - next year he will be a top 3 pick also- moteinjunas, monroe, and aminu would have made this a lot better draft- those 3 and wall, avery bradley are my guesses for next years top 5

Interminator 05-20-2009 06:30 PM

Re: Donatas Motiejunas
 
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Originally Posted by el gringos
I couldn't figure out why he didn't enter this draft- he would have been the 2nd or 3 rd pick - next year he will be a top 3 pick also- moteinjunas, monroe, and aminu would have made this a lot better draft- those 3 and wall, avery bradley are my guesses for next years top 5

If Donatas entered he this year he wouldn't be top 3.

el gringos 05-20-2009 10:06 PM

Re: Donatas Motiejunas
 
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Originally Posted by Interminator
If Donatas entered he this year he wouldn't be top 3.


Well there's no way to know, but I really don't think there is any chance hed last past both memphis and okc's picks- besides for being a top 2 or 3 prospect both teams would seem to be interested in a pf

Who besides rubio(who I feel is very eqaul or behind as a prospect to moteijunas) would you select before him?

Interminator 05-20-2009 10:08 PM

Re: Donatas Motiejunas
 
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Originally Posted by el gringos
Well there's no way to know, but I really don't think there is any chance hed last past both memphis and okc's picks- besides for being a top 2 or 3 prospect both teams would seem to be interested in a pf

Who besides rubio(who I feel is very eqaul or behind as a prospect to moteijunas) would you select before him?

Im too tired to name them all.

el gringos 05-22-2009 08:44 AM

Re: Donatas Motiejunas
 
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Originally Posted by Interminator
Im too tired to name them all.


Name them all? you are underrating moteinjunas and/or overrating a lot of other prospects

Glo41 05-22-2009 08:53 AM

Re: Donatas Motiejunas
 
Haha his weakness in that article is that he is extremely talented and he knows it.

Interminator 05-22-2009 11:47 AM

Re: Donatas Motiejunas
 
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Originally Posted by 1017
nowhere near Dirk in terms of potential and talent..

Donut Motijuana here looks good running for a big man, Dirk moved like a natural SF

If his name is pronounced "Do'nut'eS" I will have a new favorite player.

Donuts would be his given name.

Interminator 05-22-2009 11:55 AM

Re: Donatas Motiejunas
 
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Originally Posted by 1017
interminator, you're a homosexual idiot....

You know damn well you ckouldn't name 2

You know damn well your a fake gang member, I already got your info cartman.


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