<div class="quote_poster">Quoting wtwalker77:</div><div class="quote_post">First the disclaimer: I don't know anything more than anyone else on this site. I've never seen Splitter in person, and I've only seen some grainy, low resolution clips of him playing in a game against who knows what kind of competition. But what I do know is that this is a guy we've been hearing about for 2-3 years (I remember when nbadraft.net projected him as the #3 pick in the '03 draft...back in November of '02 this guy was already on their radar). Now I'm not saying that this guy won't be a very good player and I'm not saying that his development has been slower than average, even by European standards. But it just seems like every year the luster has worn off him some. When I think of all the guys in the draft who are listed as guys with a lot of potential, Splitter's name doesn't make it onto those lists nearly as often as it did a year or two ago. I dunno, I'd say I know a pretty fair amount about draft prospects for just being an average guy, but I don't know anything compared to what Mullin and the rest of the brain trust will know about these guys when they get 'em in for individual workouts and see them play in person. So it doesn't really matter what I think, whoever Mullin takes is going to be the guy he believes has the most potential.</div> When it comes to Splitter/Vasquez,I tend to agree very much with this. I see reason to have doubts,but I just don't have the info and resources a team will have. I do trust what I see. I somewhat trust my experiance interpreting stats,but I'm wary about the vague sort of profiles that get put up on guys online,some not updated for a few years,some never even close to relevant. Webster is getting top 10 rumors now. As a 15-20 pick he's interesting as a top 10,nope. Webster seems always listed as 6-6 235. That's a tad short at SF. At G can a guy 10 pounds heavier than Biedrens guard a 2 Guard? Webster is a great catch and shoot guy,is raw on D,just okay as a ballhandler. His game has to grow or he's a short Pat Garritty. An issue with these imports is that several started the year on NBA draft.net's top 10 based on the idea they had been "on the radar" and this would be the big breakthrough year. Splitter and Vasquez improved a little,but not near as much as needed. Martynas floundered and Petro and some others hardly made a mark in Euroball. To me ,UPSIDE is about he has some real game and is improving fast. I recall seeing Olajuwon in college,every time I'd see him he was MUCH better than the last.If a guy has minor talent at the start of the year...and is no better at the end,then the learning curve is flat and "potential" is a tag not yet earned. I don't say Splitter/Vasquez don't have potential to get better,they can,but how much and how soon is relevant. We have Murphy,Foyle Biedrens and Zarko. Right now neither Splitter nor Vasquez seems as good as any of them,so bacically,they'd be 3rd string at PF,at best. As guys who are not real skilled or developing fast, a season of few minutes would mean not much progress. If it happens we do pick one of those guys,I can only hope it works out. It's all in playing the percentages/probabilities.