Originally posted by TheSixthRing:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Originally posted by BobS:
I forgot about Sabonis, wasn't he already 30 and had injury problems when he hit the NBA? Wasn't the guy like 7'3"?
...yea, but Sabonis was no Dirk or even close.
Sabonis was 31 and had had several debilitating injuries by the time he joined the Blazers. According to everyone who saw him play in his prime, he could have been an all-time NBA great.
He would have had a great early part of his career but still would have been average at the age of 30 due to his injuries.
It's difficult to rate a player who was considered this or that in Europe but Sabonis was still effective at 60% healthy knees in the NBA.
Remember, Kukoc was once considered the Jordan of Europe league.