The highest level of European basketball is definitely physical. Most of the dirty dudes in the league are international. You seem to be coming from a real old school mentality. If he's built for the league, he'll adapt. Plenty of them are extremely physical and never back down. If he's not, he won't. Okafor wasn't seeing the physicality or slick talk of the NBA while he was posting up scrubs either. It's an adjustment everyone has to make - international, American, white, black, etc.
Yea I hear you but is from Chicago. He's seen plenty of what I was talking bout.