Originally Posted by Superjudge
Think of it this way.
He was rated top 3, other teams were afraid of his massive buyout, Minny and cleveland have zero cash and couldnt afford it. Colangelo likes it, he says, we'll take him, we suck already anyhow and wont be good right away, and if there's a lock out, he plays, develops and we avoid the buyout.
I just don't see why so many people don't like this pick. Is it because he's white? From Lithuania?
Exactly. If there's a lockout, then no worries at all!
He'll get to play, Raps can avoid the buyout, it's a win-win.
It'll be exciting to have Jonas and next year's rookie both debut together.