Originally Posted by LJJ
It's not weird. He doesn't have the athleticism, skill or basketball IQ to hang in the NBA. While Rubio obviously does.
If you don't have that it doesn't matter how well you can score the basketball against lower level competition.
Are you serious now? Since when is the NBA putting that much emphasis on coaching, team play and basketball IQ? Because, last time I checked, guys like Iverson who shoot at 40-42% from the field and yet still have the nerve to take 25 shots per game only
thrive in the NBA. Vujacic is taking less than half as many shots in Europe and is considered a chucker.
Since when are good Europeans NOT known for their basketball IQ? And how did you notice the basketball IQ of a player you rarely, if ever, got to see play in the NBA?
Skill? As I posted before, a guy that averages 20 ppg on 60% FG (and lots of assists, as well) in the 2nd best league in the world can't be unskilled, and supposedly more talented players than him that fail to do so have no excuse, in case you bring up the "it doesn't matter what you do in a much weaker league" excuse.