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Donatas Motiejunas Footage

I FOUND SOME GAME TAPE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E37MBYJ-w7k&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JNjxJ8kmR0

he has a very smooth game , what do u think of his game ???


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Impressive

Impressive for a guy his size good movement,there's was another kid who played good in the nike game I think his name was Zubcic good upside as well

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he could develop into a Dirk

he could develop into a Dirk Nowitzki (A bit worse on the perimeter but a bit faster and better in the paint)
I really like the guy

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he also

has some very good handle, and a crossover

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Bargani 2.0

Bargani 2.0

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Way Better

The guy is way better than Bargnani. He should go second next year if not first, if John Wall performs bad in college. If it was him Davis or Favors. I'd choose him first.

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you do realize what

you do realize what highlight tapes are dont you...wayyy better then bariarni?.....highlight tapes show highlights which make players look like all stars..yes he is good but to base a players ability off of just highlights is pretty dumb

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but you said yesterday...you

but you said yesterday...you wouldnt be surprised if he goes top 3

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yea hes good but people get

yea hes good but people get carried away off of highlights......why not just get a and 1 players highlight and say hes better then a pretty good young nba player

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josh ur right

but highlights do show their offensive talent and potential

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yeah if you only tape the

yeah if you only tape the shots a player makes and good moves..ive seen highlights of brue bowen that makes u think hes micheal jordan..thats why peopel in the know dont draft a guy om just highlights

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agreed

shows potential but not complete game .

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u need a whole game to show

u need a whole game to show potenial...matter of fact ill prove the point by showing a highlight tape of a palyer named darko who was killing in the highlight tape

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why do u think nooooooooo

why do u think nooooooooo nba team looks at youtube but instead chooseing to get a full game tape or going to see the player before thinking of drafting them or saying if they have potenial or not...highlight tapes arent a good indication of how good a player is...any recruiter will tell you that...it does indicate how athletic a player is.....some can make big men look like great shooters

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Josh

IMO Darko could have been really good in the NBA if he wasnt put in a position to fail. and highlights do show potential if i see someone sprint down the court on a fast break and tomahawk it with their left over some1 that can show me how good they might be able to finish because of leaping ability and while on the break u can see how fast they are or their ( u can see all the athletic ability they can hav in that 1 play) IMO

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well to u they do to

well to u they do to actually pro teams they dont...

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He looks like a big softee

He looks like a big softee that doesnt utilize his size except to shoot over smaller defenders. I personally cant stand big players that sneak out of the paint all of the time. People become enamored by tall players that are somewhat athletic and can shoot. I'm not even as impressed with the footage I've seen of him as I was of the footage I saw of Victor Claver. I highly doubt he goes top 5 in such a loaded draft. Too much risk.

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KNICKSFREAK

if u had pick #5 would u take him if he was still on the board

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and darko wasnt put in a

and darko wasnt put in a position to fail..hes just not that good..same with kwame brown...he has a great highlight tape

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come on

he was drafted #2 and never ever played ,that just F's up ur confidence at a young age

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josh stop it...you know good

josh stop it...you know good and well you cant argue with fans..they watch a youtube clip and think a guy is just great..granted this guy is good but i see the point you are making is you cant base someone games potenial off highlights and i agree..college and pros teams dont base a players potenial on that..every team ive sent of just highlights say....nice but i wanna see a game tape or see this kid in person before i make any commentment

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you shouldnt be in the

you shouldnt be in the leauge then..jermaine oneal sat on the bench for years..a good player sucks iit up and gets threw it..someone who wasntas good as hyped to be doesnt

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mikenike

No I wouldnt. Wall, Favors, Monroe, Aminu, Aldrich are all safer bets. Davis, Henson, Warren, Teague, Ebanks also could have terrific seasons next year. Any/all of those players have great upside like DM but with less risk. Josh is right. Darko blew people away with his skillset, size and athleticism but things still havent panned out for him. Same goes for 95% of the other European players that have been drafted by the NBA. Does anyone remember Maciej Lampe? He was a top talent in the draft but his buyout caused him to drop. Where is he now? DM reminds me alot of Lampe.

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right now the only safe bets

right now the only safe bets are the soph alllt he freshman comming in are if's like bj mullans holiday,felipe lopez,marvin stone, omar cook,....once they play then the picture becomes more clear

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ok lets hold off the Darko talk till

he plays with the Knicks then he will get all the opportunity he needs and we can truly see if he was a bust

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Darko

I agree that he still has the potential to be good. I'm not calling him a bust but he was obviously not the 2nd BPA.

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he had that same opportunity

he had that same opportunity when he was with the grizz..they started him at first and gave him touches...thing i he didnt do anything with them...i remeber hearing these same things with kwame brown..."well when he goes to the lakers then hes really gonna show"....years later..well when he goes to the grizz he doesnt have to worrry bout kobe"....next... well in det is when he real is gonna shine...lol..come on now darko is what he is..average big man at best that can provide some minutes and fouls......by the way in ny hees still comming off the bench

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yeah he has the potenial to

yeah he has the potenial to be average

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by the way..off topic..just

by the way..off topic..just got off the phone with my boy who was chillin with bron and blake. is clearly 6'10 (which we already knew) and he is bigger then lebron( says he is huge,solid)....just thought some people would like to know...

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Highlights

Highlights make a player as good as you want them to be, but you can still find flaws in highlights, you can see what he can do, and what are his limitations. IF you know how to watch highlights than they can be important, and can tell you how good a player is, if you just watch them for enjoyment, than you get nothing out of them. This guy looks good, but alot of the things he is capalitying on is basic mistakes, and bad defensive players.

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