I was also very pissed me when the Sixers traded Kopponen for who, as venja, I was pretty high on.
But looking backwards, Kopponen not only seems to be developing well and could fit nicely to the current roster, but the kid for who he was traded for, Derrick Byars, was cut shortly after -when Kopponen would've stayed in Europe not creating roster logjams-.
King was a good drafter, but this was one of the couple of things I really didn't liked, though it didn't matter much at the time since it's low draft picks we're talking about here. But still...
C'mon blazers, you don't need him with your current roster, give him back...
Originally Posted by iggy>
what about the ukrainian big guy we traded? hes supposed t be good as well. i think hes with the jazz.
Kyrylo Fesenko? He seems to be developing slowly, but steadily. Will see him in a season or two. Not sure if he'll be a solid player one day, but he's still on the roster, something Herbert "DUI while looking for a contract
" Hill can't say. (Yes, Fesenko was traded for Hill).