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Bender to play in Russia
« on: July 17, 2019, 12:34:40 PM »

Offline apc

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Bender is going to play for CSKA.
I wonder if he had an opportunity to stay in NBA at all, or back to Europe was his own preference.

https://www.eurohoops.net/en/euroleague/908559/dragan-bender-has-a-deal-with-cska-moscow/

Re: Bender to play in Russia
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2019, 12:45:43 PM »

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Bender is going to play for CSKA.
I wonder if he had an opportunity to stay in NBA at all, or back to Europe was his own preference.

https://www.eurohoops.net/en/euroleague/908559/dragan-bender-has-a-deal-with-cska-moscow/

Bust

Ryan Mcdonagh set the Suns back with Bender and Jackson picks

Re: Bender to play in Russia
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2019, 12:49:37 PM »

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He certainly wasn’t Porzingis 2.0

I guess Kristaps really is a unicorn, because I don’t think Bol Bol will reach that level either.

Re: Bender to play in Russia
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2019, 01:30:41 PM »

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My worst draft pick choice ever! Thank You Danny for avoiding that tall Euro with so much potential.

 Hopefully, he gets in a groove overseas and comes back ready to excel here.

Re: Bender to play in Russia
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2019, 01:31:40 PM »

Offline PhoSita

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Jan Vesely 2.0

Talented guy drafted by a team that doesn't have the first clue how to help him develop or succeed.

Will probably be valuable player over there and make good money.
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2019, 02:01:39 PM »

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I am so glad I am not a GM. I saw stretch 5 with defensive switching all over Bender. I am so happy we ended up with Brown instead.
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Re: Bender to play in Russia
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2019, 02:16:34 PM »

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He was picked way too high based on expectations. He didn't even get playing time at Maccabi before he was drafted. 

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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2019, 02:18:02 PM »

Offline Birdman

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Its rare a very tall Euro makes it in NBA
C/PF-Horford, Baynes, Noel, Theis, Morris,
SF/SG- Tatum, Brown, Hayward, Smart, Semi, Clark
PG- Irving, Rozier, Larkin

Re: Bender to play in Russia
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2019, 02:33:36 PM »

Offline PhoSita

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Its rare a very tall Euro makes it in NBA

Uh....
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2019, 03:20:58 PM »

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Despite a lot of us getting on the bandwagon, he clearly came across too early. I still think he could end up a Croatian version of Greens story, we'll see.

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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2019, 04:12:29 PM »

Offline liam

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He was picked way too high based on expectations. He didn't even get playing time at Maccabi before he was drafted.


I really like him in the draft but you are right he got picked too high and he wasn't treated as the long term project that he was. Bender is only 21 now. Too early to give up on him.

Re: Bender to play in Russia
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2019, 04:16:04 PM »

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It was a toss up between Bender and Brown for me pre-draft; glad Danny picked the right one.

Still prefer Brown to Murray, although I realize Murray has ranked higher at the moment.  Fell like Brown has more room to grow his game.

Re: Bender to play in Russia
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2019, 04:47:24 PM »

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It was a toss up between Bender and Brown for me pre-draft; glad Danny picked the right one.

Still prefer Brown to Murray, although I realize Murray has ranked higher at the moment.  Fell like Brown has more room to grow his game.

It was Brown and Bender for me as well and i still wouldn't give up on Bender. He would've been a good fit in Brad's system. Phoenix has no system and just flushed two high draft picks and TJ Warren for nothing....

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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2019, 04:47:26 PM »

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Never belonged in the NBA, in my opinion benefited off Unicorn hype, with nothing to back it up.

Re: Bender to play in Russia
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2019, 06:12:44 PM »

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 We always talk who were you right and wrong about prefraft.

 Happy to say I was super right about Bender. I had the Forget Bender draft Zizic thread which amazingly happened

 

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