Having played ball. who you practice with makes you a better player. as i progressed through the ranks, i got better because i had to adapt to playing at a high level consistently.
im not sure of the point guard situation at lottomatica, but i'd put it out there that its nowhere near tj freakin ford and jose holy calderon. get what im saying. it also gives the coaching staff to see what the kid is capable of. putting him out there on the court gives people the chance to gauge what potential he has to be a playmaker and what not.
bringing him over and having him on the bench is far from the worst thing in the world. if anything it'd put an end to the endless speculation as to how good ukic is, or how much he looks like a poorman's jason williams. which yeah, is such a waste of a second round pick.