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    Zalgiris picked up an easy victory tonight against Pieno Zvaigzdes at the season opener in Kaunas. Here are the stats:

    "Zalgiris" - 103
    Edgaras Ulanovas: 17 pts, 5 asts
    Paulius Jankunas: 14 pts, 7 rebs
    Brandon Davies: 13 pts
    Aaron White: 12 pts, 7 rebs

    "Pieno Zvaigzdes" - 66
    Gytis Sirutavicius: 11 pts
    Eric McClellan: 9 pts
    Emmanuel Omogbo: 8 pts
    Lance Jeter: 7 pts
    Justin Watts: 7 pts

    Who do you think had a better performance tonight? Jankunas or Ulanovas?
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    Predictions for 1st third of season (until changes begin)
    Teams most likely to remain in same positions as last season: Zalgiris and Rytas
    Teams most likely to improve: Skycop and Juventus
    Teams most likely to slide down: Siauliai and Neptunas

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuDux View Post
    Predictions for 1st third of season (until changes begin)
    Teams most likely to remain in same positions as last season: Zalgiris and Rytas
    Teams most likely to improve: Skycop and Juventus
    Teams most likely to slide down: Siauliai and Neptunas
    How did Skycop become an LKL team, if I may ask?
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    Adomaitis continues to pove to be predictable, lame and shallow coach as he didn't even register Sirvydis, arguably most talented player in Rytas roster, but he found place for scrubs like Normantas and Pilauskas. That's the coach which according to new Rytas' staff should be emphasizing youngsters and so on... Maybe it's an injury, otherwise to me Rytas is complete enigma to me...

    Watched a bit Nevezis- Neptunas and I have to say Martynas Varnas looked pretty well. I don't think we can call him a bust as of yet. He's only 21yo still. I'm not sure he can become Zalgiris' material as he doesn't seem to be so fluid athlete with great foot work as he used to be at Youth level, but he still can be a good players. He's just too talented to be another Tomas Dimsa. Still missed his 2 threes though I expect him to have few monster offensive games this LKL this season when he will start hitting his trees (he used to be a reliable shooter at Youth level).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight forward View Post
    Adomaitis continues to pove to be predictable, lame and shallow coach as he didn't even register Sirvydis, arguably most talented player in Rytas roster, but he found place for scrubs like Normantas and Pilauskas. That's the coach which according to new Rytas' staff should be emphasizing youngsters and so on... Maybe it's an injury, otherwise to me Rytas is complete enigma to me...
    He missed latest friendly too, most likely injured, otherwise it would make no sense as he did pretty good in preparations


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    I saw what Skycop did to Lietkabelis, and it was not very pretty. 6 Skycop players scoring in double figures compared to Lietkabelis's five players. What a game!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mindozas View Post
    He missed latest friendly too, most likely injured, otherwise it would make no sense as he did pretty good in preparations
    You can prove anything with facts


    Also if he didn't play Sirvydis in meaningless friendly games he wouldn't get injured. BOO, ADOMAITIS, BOOO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuDux View Post
    You can prove anything with facts


    Also if he didn't play Sirvydis in meaningless friendly games he wouldn't get injured. BOO, ADOMAITIS, BOOO!
    Oh, looks like we have Adomaitis fan here and he just got hurt...


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    Sirvydis has some issues with his arm. There were 11 players registered, so if he could play then he would be in the squad at least to make a full 12 players roster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mindozas View Post
    Oh, looks like we have Adomaitis fan here and he just got hurt...
    Yeah, facts hurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kapustelis View Post
    How did Skycop become an LKL team, if I may ask?
    An old-fashioned airlift into the Lithuanian city where a brown river flows.

    Last edited by Hepcat; 09-25-2018 at 05:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight forward View Post
    Adomaitis continues to pove to be predictable, lame and shallow coach as he didn't even register Sirvydis, arguably most talented player in Rytas roster, but he found place for scrubs like Normantas and Pilauskas. That's the coach which according to new Rytas' staff should be emphasizing youngsters and so on... Maybe it's an injury, otherwise to me Rytas is complete enigma to me....
    Speaking of youngsters and playing time, why did Laurynas Birutis get zero seconds of playing time in Žalgiris blowout victory against Pieno Žvaigždės? That's precisely what worried me when I saw that Žalgiris lifted him from Šiauliai's roster, that perhaps the most promising youngster Lithuania has would languish at the end of the bench and not get the playing time to develop his skills.

    Quote Originally Posted by Straight forward View Post
    Watched a bit Nevezis- Neptunas and I have to say Martynas Varnas looked pretty well. I don't think we can call him a bust as of yet. He's only 21yo still. I'm not sure he can become Zalgiris' material....
    Must every Lithuanian youngster aspire to be Žalgiris material? Signing with Žalgiris is not necessarily the best of career moves.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hepcat View Post
    Speaking of youngsters and playing time, why did Laurynas Birutis get zero seconds of playing time in Žalgiris blowout victory against Pieno Žvaigždės? That's precisely what worried me when I saw that Žalgiris lifted him from Šiauliai's roster, that perhaps the most promising youngster Lithuania has would languish at the end of the bench and not get the playing time to develop his skills.

    Must every Lithuanian youngster aspire to be Žalgiris material? Signing with Žalgiris is not necessarily the best of career moves.
    Birutis was injured, while Varnas belongs to Žalgiris, he was loaned to Nevėžis (18yo Jokubaitis played though). And no, Birutis is not most promising youngster of Lithuania, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight forward View Post
    Birutis was injured, while Varnas belongs to Žalgiris, he was loaned to Nevėžis (18yo Jokubaitis played though). And no, Birutis is not most promising youngster of Lithuania, IMO.
    Of couse he's not, that's Marciulionis junior

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher View Post
    Of couse he's not, that's Marciulionis junior
    Good joke man

    On the serious note, aside Sabonis who is just one year older than Birutis BTW, I think it's between Kulboka, Ehodas, Sedekerskis, Sirvydis, Jokubaitis.
    As for Marciulionis, gotta wait for few more years (maybe even more remembering his legendary father's ways), you right about this. I don't think Birutis tops this lists, he's just one of the best, at least at the moment. After Domas, we don't have one obvious "stand out", as of yet.

    Oh, and I missed Blazevic. He's still so young, but I believe he will be a real deal center. Too fundamentally sound not to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight forward View Post
    Good joke man

    On the serious note, aside Sabonis who is just one year older than Birutis BTW, I think it's between Kulboka, Ehodas, Sedekerskis, Sirvydis, Jokubaitis.
    As for Marciulionis, gotta wait for few more years (maybe even more remembering his legendary father's ways), you right about this. I don't think Birutis tops this lists, he's just one of the best, at least at the moment. After Domas, we don't have one obvious "stand out", as of yet.

    Oh, and I missed Blazevic. He's still so young, but I believe he will be a real deal center. Too fundamentally sound not to be.
    If there is Echodas in this list, there should be Birutis as well because i don't think he's any worse. They played together in U20 EC a year and some months ago and did very similar. Personally i think i like Birutis even more. He's a tall center with long arms and not slow body at all. His improvement has been awesome and his 2pt percentage has been great that makes him also a very effective player in the rym. On the other hand, he hasn't played in the top team yet unlike Echodas who already did it and very decently. But somehow i don't see any real improvement in Echodas's game in Rytas since one year and i'm not sure if he can be better. In this case of expect i'm looking forward Birutis more and even put him highier than Echodas, but it can easy be opposite as it's a new team and level for Birutis. Anyway, they both are promising and already good players and good frriends by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher View Post
    If there is Echodas in this list, there should be Birutis as well because i don't think he's any worse. They played together in U20 EC a year and some months ago and did very similar. Personally i think i like Birutis even more. He's a tall center with long arms and not slow body at all. His improvement has been awesome and his 2pt percentage has been great that makes him also a very effective player in the rym. On the other hand, he hasn't played in the top team yet unlike Echodas who already did it and very decently. But somehow i don't see any real improvement in Echodas's game in Rytas since one year and i'm not sure if he can be better. In this case of expect i'm looking forward Birutis more and even put him highier than Echodas, but it can easy be opposite as it's a new team and level for Birutis. Anyway, they both are promising and already good players and good frriends by the way.
    I said I don't think Birutis tops that list. I didn't say he is out from that list I agree with what you said.
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    Nevezis' coach Cvirka must be working for free. He's horrid by all means. Dzukija schooled Nevezis in the first quarter 38:4 ...Urlep does a good job. Most of our Lith coaches pretty bad, IMO.
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    I see that Žalgiris has cut Artūras Milaknis loose. Hopefully Rokas Jokubaitis is brought up to replace Milaknis on the twelve man roster and that Marius Grigonis and Edgaras Ulanovas now get more playing time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hepcat View Post
    I see that Žalgiris has cut Artūras Milaknis loose. Hopefully Rokas Jokubaitis is brought up to replace Milaknis on the twelve man roster and that Marius Grigonis and Edgaras Ulanovas now get more playing time.
    I wish... He's one of the keys Hepcat, at least in the locker room. So he's staying
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