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    Quote Originally Posted by Svajunas View Post
    I hope he will only sign if he wont get chance in nba.
    These are big fat lies from the Spanish Media, they say Kuzminskas wants to win the Euroleague before heading of to NBA, ridiculous. I just wonder how much is Kuzminskas worth now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight forward View Post
    Rumours: Kuzminskas agreed with CSKA for next season. Would be interesting, anything but Unicaja would be interesting
    Indeed it would, just hopefully it wouldn't end up like in sayin' "jumped from the fryin' pan into the fire" (nuo vilko ant meskos) It'd be hell of the task to break into CSKA rotation and have those 20mins he is getting now. Higgins might still be there, Kurbanov is having really good season and is very similar player to Kuzia. One way or another, with Unicaja most likely bein' out of EL since next season, he must move somewhere else


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    Well, now I think he's ready to compete for minutes at the high level. He added mass and toughness compared to Zalgiris' days and is able to play physical basketball, to take it to the rack. That's how he finally cracked NT rotations and became one of the most valuable players in the knock out stage, kinda became an X factor. Here's nice fresh mix and you can see the differences of his body there as well:
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    General managers of Euroleague clubs think that the best small forward in Euroleague is Mindaugas Kuzminskas. Nice appreciation. Hopefully we'll see Kuzminskas on the beast mode in Olympics as well
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    Nice.. But I Would like to see how he would compete in a stronger roster team like CSKA Real or Fenerbache or even NBA.
    Last edited by Modis; 02-09-2016 at 10:14 PM.

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    Kuzminskas' highlights against Cedevita. I like how he's trying to dunk everything around the basket.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbFTqfsxrN4
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    He is so dangerous inside the paint,posts up well fights for every ball.. I wonder if he could play a little of PF.. His three point shooting only has went down, had another few open good looks yesterday but just couldn't knock them down.

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    Whats up with Plaza not playing Mindaugas in 4th quarter two games in a row? He is obviously very good on offence, could it be his defence?
    I saw first quarter yesterday and he did one obvious mistake, but at the same time , his scored 9pts in first quarter...

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    Kuzminskas is doing very good. Lots of players could be lost with the way Plaza rotates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher View Post
    Kuzminskas is doing very good. Lots of players could be lost with the way Plaza rotates.
    True. This regular season belongs to Kuzminskas. Most consistent and most impressive Lith players. Here's his dunk:
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    With the news coming out again that Kuzminskas is linked with the NBA teams but mostly the Boston Celtics, there is a lot of debate should he go.
    Personally I don't think he's ready but even though if he doesn't adapt there he can always go back to Europe after one season, here he already earned name for himself also being the best SF this season according GMs. He's got nothing to lose. Now its up to Kuzminskas to finish of the season as best as possible so he wouldn't need to play the Summer League and move directly to the states.
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    I would prefer Kuzminskas to play for CSKA or other Euroleague powerhouse. He's the only Lith rocking in Euroleague these days. Besides, he would surely get playing time and would fight for big wins in Euroleague. If he desperately wants to try his chances in NBA than he should do it, but generally I doubt he can brake the rotation on consistent basis and I see Victor Clavers' NBA career for Kuzminskas...Kuzminskas is better offensively, but he's worse defensively.
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    Kuzminskas will sign with the Knicks. Well, 4 Lithuanians in NBA next season and maybe Mockevičius as well (I doubt he would face any playing time though). Hopefully Kuzminskas will be playing there not riding the bench. It would be a shame to waste his time now when he's so good. On other hand, the best time to chase an American dream. Kuzminskas looks very well and I expect very good performance in OG.
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    Well even if he gets little minutes lets look at the bright side he will definitley get better develope stronger mentally and physically practising along Melo Porzingis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight forward View Post
    Well, 4 Lithuanians in NBA next season and maybe Mockevičius as well....
    Huh? Who's the fourth?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hepcat View Post
    Huh? Who's the fourth?

    Sabonis junior.

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    Solid article on Kuzminskas' advantages, skillset. I could agree with most parts except that I'm not sure if Americans don't overrate his ability to shoot. Kuzminskas used to be very unstable at this point, maybe he has more consistency now (from 2 friendly games with NT I wouldn't say so, air balled one shot badly), shot very solid 41,5% in the TOP 16. Another thing, I doubt his ability to post up in NBA. Against 3 maybe, but barely against 4. And another weakness of Kuzminskas - he's bad defensive rebounder and doesn't have any elite skill. He's pretty good at many aspects of the game, but no single elite skill (maybe transition offence could be close to that). Kuzminskas could surely score under uptempo game, would go to the FT line, but I would want to see how he's able to stay with athletic and fast 3 of NBA first to be sure he can be a consistent rotation player. However, I read somewhere he could be defined as super role player, because it's exactly what he is (and it's very nice while it's his ceiling as well) and under right playing style, he might make it in the NBA. I kinda think that he can go wither way- to become reliable, a bit inconsistent role player (a la Jonas Jerebko at the best scenario) or to become unplayable because of inconsistent perimeter shooter and too soft defence (at worst scenario). It's low risk, high reward deal for Knicks, the contract is not big for current days and Kuzminskas said he had better options in Europe in terms of money.

    https://dailyknicks.com/2016/07/06/k...kas-signing/5/
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    Quote Originally Posted by usagre View Post
    Sabonis junior.
    I was so busy wondering which of Artūras Gudaitis or any of the other half dozen or so Lithuanians who have had tryout drills with NBA teams over the past thirteen months got a contract offer that I overlooked the obvious!


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    They're going crazy about Kuzia's signing on this New York sports fan forum:

    http://forums.realgm.com/boards/view...008#start_here


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