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Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by BreakYoSelfFool, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. BreakYoSelfFool

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    I was wondering how everyone else envisions the game/potential of Donatas Motiejūnas:

    I think the upper end of his potential may be a mix of 1 part Kevin Love and 2 parts Dirk with a pinch of Robert Horry and a dash of Tim Duncan, but I think he will be a little like Pau Gasol with a dash of Matt Bullard.

    My personal dream for him would be a KG/Dirk/Blake Griffin hybrid

    My apologies for not making another thread about whether or not Morey/McHale/Les should be fired.
     
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    I think you're setting your expectations too high. I'd be happy with a poor mans Pau Gasol.
     
  3. thejav

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    A young gasol is more likely.. with better passing ability...
     
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    I'm thinking a 19 ppg with 8rbds is his ceiling. Someone has to score.
     
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    I would expect much from him until he actually plays an NBA game. How many Euro stars turned out to be busts as opposed to exceptional when they played in the NBA?
     
  6. albuster

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    not expect much- Fixed.
     
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    ...a younger, quicker, cockier Pau Gasol. And he looks less like a wookie.
     
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    wow, he's going to dissapoint
    Relax guys
     
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    I think his biggest problem will be getting used to the speed and how physical the NBA game is. Haven't seen too many videos of him, but in the ones I did see he seemed to avoid body contact. Despite that, he is very mobile, has good hands and dribbling skills, and can shoot. I think he can be a rotation player. If he can averaged 10pts, 5rbs I will be ecstatic.
     
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    Poor man's Dirk with Gasol's passing, mobility, size, body type
     
  11. BreakYoSelfFool

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    I would also be happy with that. Im not a big Gasol fan, so I dont rate him that high. Honestly I think Donuts style of play is closest to Dirk than anyone, but I dont hink he has as the elite 3pt shot and driving ability.

    Im most curious to see how Donatas defends the post, also it seems like he has made tremendous growth, I wonder hwo much better he can get under Mchale's tutalage. Maybe KG with a decent 3 pt shot...

    Also, I was shocked to learn that his name is pronounced closer to Donte than Donuts :confused: oh well Donuts sounds much better
     
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    I think that's about accurate. Which we all should be excited about for a 20th pick!!
     
  14. Plowman

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    Ahh, from what I've seen and heard, Mounty should eclipse those numbers and then some ........My guess is he will get to the line alot AND be a force on the boatds. His refined offensive game and elite athleticism for a bigman should eventually lead him to many 20 and 10 seasons.

    CD, Dream,Kevin.....They'll bring out the best in this kid.


    *Unless he goes out for Dwight
     
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    12 points 6 rebounds a game
     
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    He's got great athleticism for a big man and grew up on euro ball. I'd say upward comparisons of Dirk and Pau are fair but he's got much to do to bring those comparisons through. Definitely excited to see what he can do.


    I don't think they should be asking serious starter minutes of him as a C though. Funny, when talking positions it's mostly about who you can guard and I see him more in the F category there. Offensively, he should just be a nightmare with his size, athleticism and skill.
     
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    Dude looks like he has potential, but I have to be honest and say that it kind of blows my mind the kind of expectations we have for him.

    1st off I think he can be good, I honestly hope he turns into the next great PF/C, but I do believe his ceiling is somewhere around a more athletic Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Serviceable defensively, can knock down an open shot, but may have trouble creating on his own against Taller defensive players.

    But after he dominates a few international 6'7 centers he starts getting compared to Dirk, KG, Tim Duncan, Pau Gasol, and Blake Griffin?!?! Are we serious or is there that much homerism here? This guy has not played an NBA game and we're going to compare him to some of the best to ever play in the NBA at their respective positions? C'mon are we that bias???......
    nvm I already know the answer

    Let's give him a chance to show us what he can do before we give him a bar he can never live up to.
     
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    Wow. And I'll be thrilled if he proves to be a quality NBA rotation player. Talk about a difference in expectations.
     
  19. primtim24

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    ^^^this^^^
     
  20. BreakYoSelfFool

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    If he only gets 20 mpg maybe. Also, I was more interested in his game and style of play than his projected stats. Ive only seen limited footage, but he looked pretty impressive
     

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