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chicagowhitesox
07-01-2008, 03:56 PM
Why do NBA teams seem to favor Foreign players over American? Most of the time the players never even make it to the States and are a wasted pick. Then the ones that do come over are a bust half the time (Tskitishvili, Bargnani, Milicic). There are rare exceptions like Dirk and Manu, but it seems stupid to me for teams to be selecting so many players who they can't see play as much and have to guess about and draft solely on potential. IMO it's a ridiculous method. I would bet money that 6 of the 9 foreign players drafted in the second round this year never even play in an NBA game. Tadija Dragicević? Yeah, I bet he'll be a superstar.

blams
07-01-2008, 04:40 PM
andrea bargnani i agree

abe_froman
07-01-2008, 05:26 PM
thats about the same ratio of american players that never do anything in the league,so...