skangles, on 06 November 2011 - 10:40 PM, said:
I caught the Lietuvos Rytas vs. CEZ VTB league game this morning. Lietuvos Rytas TV typically streams the games, which is convenient for foreigners. Tyrese Rice and Lawrence Roberts both had a big game and Rasic put the game away with back-to-back-to-back three pointers. I was surprised that Dzikic preferred to go with Roberts and Samardziski over Valanciunas for most of the second half.
I don't like it either. Valančiūnas had some injuries and so on, but seems like the big, I mean the fat guy doesn't understand it's not only about the question of mediocre Euroleague's clubs interests, but it's a question of the Lithuanian basketball tradition. In other words, for most of the fans, specially since Džikič wasted Euroleague's qualification, it's not the question how Rytas is doing, it's the question - how the hell Valančiūnas is doing!?
And to be honest, after this summer, Samardžitski is the last guy I want to see eating Valančiūnas' developing minutes on the flour