You imply that Chauncey was either being completely honest -- or "fraudulent" -- when he lavished praise on Darko a few months ago. But there is also a third possibility: Chauncey may have been trying to build Darko up, even while harboring some private doubts about his talent. There is nothing dishonorable about overpraising a player to try to make him perform better. If you are suggesting that Darko's confidence has been undermined by his lack of playing time here, then I think I can agree with you. I hope you are right about his future in the NBA.