With that said, I truly believe he jumped to Europe too soon. He has been in the NBA mix for about 5 months, and he would have been entering this season at the top of the call up list. The Euroleague is great, but it does not compare to the NBA, and Oliver is a NBA player. I understand the lure of the money being offered, but I hate to see him give up on the NBA so soon. Unfortunately, his NBA prospects are gone for this year, because once you are out of sight in Europe, you are out of mind.
I am sure we all are very happy for Oliver and wish him the very best. He is always welcome here back with the Mad Ants, and we will be rooting for Partizan this season!