During last night's NBA draft, ESPN basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla, analyzing the 20th pick by the Charlotte Bobcats of Frenchman Alexis Ajinca, a 7-foot center with a 7'-8" wingspan, said the NBA has some major issues drafting foreign players:
This is going to be very interesting. He may actually benefit from staying overseas an extra couple years. The interesting thing about foreign guys right now -- the value of the dollar versus the euro, being picked 20th and lower in the first round, really becomes an issue.
Forget $140-oil -- when the weak dollar pushes potential NBA basketball players back to the French A-League, you know we're in trouble.