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Old 06-22-2011, 06:30 PM   #28
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Default Re: The 1998 Draft Makes Me Sick (on nbatv right now)

Originally Posted by RedBlackAttack
I was just watching the 2003 draft and hearing Bilas gush over Darko tempered my enthusiasm about the Cavs taking one of the unknown Euros at No. 4 (Valanciunas or Kanter).

It was honestly difficult to listen to those guys go on and on about how much potential Darko has to be a great player... Not good, but GREAT.

It gets much worse:

“Darko really is one of a kind. He runs the floor, handles the ball, shoots an NBA three and plays with his back to the basket. So you can slot him at the 3, 4 or 5. Okay, a few other guys can do that too; what sets Darko apart is his toughness in the post. You’ve got to love a guy who has the footwork to spin by an opponent but still prefers to lower a shoulder and bang. Fact is, Milicic plays in attack mode at both ends of the floor. The more you push, the more he pushes back.”
Chad Ford, ESPN Insider, June 23rd Edition, ESPN the Magazine

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