Originally Posted by gabepizza
This is the same thing over and over. Kirilenko was league MVP and DPOY so not only was he the best player on CSKA he was the best player in the league.
As for Sonny Weems, this is the same discussion I have with FIBA basketball. If a player for one game leads the team in points you can say he got all open shots and lay-ups because of his teammates. If a player leads the team in scoring for the season than he is a team leader. You see, while maybe not on the level of the NBA, Euroleague teams have scouts and coaches too who work. They scout their opponents and will try to stop or at least slow a team's leading scorer.
And I did watch the game. Yes Weems finished lots of great passes but also passed to his teammate for his 4 assists. He was a major component of a team that just eviscerated Panathinaikos.
Sorry, but no he was not.
As for Weems, he is limited on offense, period. Without Teodosic, he would not score more than 10 a game on that team. He's nowhere near to being one of the better scorers in Euroleague.
I would describe Weems as a poor man's Linas Kleiza (prior to the micro fracture surgery). Weems is a good player, maybe even a very good one, but he's clearly not as good as you say he is - not even close to that.
You have this bizarre fascination with overrating a select few of Euroleague players like Rubio, Jennings, Lawson, Dragic, Childress, Bobby Brown, Weems......it's really odd.