Originally Posted by carp
Valanciunas hasn't proven anything yet? I think that's a poor statement. The kid has been dominant in a strong league as a teenager and dominated his under-19 and 20 tournies as well. He's come over looking decent as a 20 year old and it's not difficult to foresee a possible longterm and successful career with what he's shown. As far as trading a skilled, young, athletic seven footer for a guy that was the third and maybe fourth best player on his team his team while coming off of a very inconsistent playoff showing, I'm not sure it's a good decision given that you'd have to max out the guy you're getting.
I'm speaking about the NBA.