NBA fans are crazy and delusional when it comes to anything and everything related to European basketball. They really need to STFU about European ball already. Motiejunas has all the tools, but he is soft, arrogant, has a poor work ethic, and puts himself above his teams. He also helps contribute losses rather than wins.
Calling him the greatest European prospect ever is so insulting that words cannot even describe it.
Well who is then? Who was the top nba draft prospect- not the greatest european player, the best draft ready prospect? Lots said rubio and I don't see how rubio is on moteijunas level
Motiejunas seems to be developing nicely in Europe - he was ULEB Cup MVP of the previous week and had a stellar game in Italy with 21 points and 7 rebs. He seems to be flourishing under the new coach, we can expect some good things from this kid
I was in Kaunas last summer and saw him play, practicing with some of the local Zalgiris talent. Going back there this May, dunno if he will be there or not.
Here's a scouting report from a Lithuanian friend of mine who has seen him a lot more, in games not practice:
Best case scenario (which is a real possibility from what I've seen of him) he is the next Dirk Nowitzki. A 7'er who can work inside, and play sniper from outside. He is never going to bang the boards with D Howard, he just does not have the body. (He'll actually play PF in all likelihood), but he does have a beautiful shot to make up for it. He NEEDS to work on his defense. Defensively he is simply not ready for American iso-ball. He also loafs and takes possessions off, but like many greats who did this in college he'll outgrow this once he gets to the NBA or very soon after.