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Vassilis Spanoulis named Euroleague Player of the Week

Discussion in '2019 NBA Draft' started by Keyser Soze, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. Keyser Soze

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    He's always been a nice player. It's too bad he couldn't adapt to the role of an NBA rookie long enough to possibly make an impact here.
     
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    He would have been a fine NBA starting PG, but he chose to leave too early to be a big fish in a small pond, his talent was never in question by anyone who knew anything about basketball.

    :)

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    I think he was destined to be a career backup in the NBA. ;)
     
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    He sucks
     
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    Such an uneducated opinion, when did you even see him play? 5 years ago?
    Given time to transition better, he would have been just as good as Parker in the NBA.
     
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    He is proof that the Euroleague is a poor level of competition.

    Poorer than D-League, poorer than NCAA, poorer than NCAA Division II...
     
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    Career 6th man ala Jamal Crawford would be great for any team.
     
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    9 assists ON TOP of 5 assists! V-Span is no won hit oneder. (RealGM Staff Reporter)
     
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    Spanoulis obviously wanted to play with his own rules. After mundobasket(which he was terrific) he believed that he will be a star in the Nba. He knew that the biggest club in Europe would welcome him back immediately if he failed, so his decision was rather easy. But some european players are growing up with the dream to play in the Nba as soon as possible and some don't want to leave Europe. You must be delusional to believe that everyone want to play in the NBA.
     
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    Just watched the last game agains Ulker. One word: OVERRATED! Not a surprise he's not in NBA, and will never be. Guess why. He is such a flopper, and beside this his only strenghts is 3pt% and bbIQ.

    Smart choice to stay in Europe (extra bbIQ tho), because in NBA he could've been below average point-guard. He is turnover prone even in Europe, how about playing against best NBA PG's??
     
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    Dunno - how are Lin and Harden doing, as they are both turnover prone..

    ;)

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    Have Lin or Harden ever plaid in Europe? Seems you do not understand the difference. And yeah, 2.9 turnovers per 27 minutes is too much for european basketball. I imagine he has nearly 5 in NBA with those short hands and poor speed and athletism.

    3.8 turnovers per 28 minutes last year. It's like the same as Rondo or Harden last year, but per 38 minutes. LMAO
     
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    JVGs' biggest blunder in his tenure here. Well, that and the inability to coach a decent offense.

    Love JVG other than that.

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    Absurd comment. Spanoullis could play in a rotation in the nba. But he would rather be the best player in Europe and make a helluva lot more money.

    I love JVG as a commentator, but he was not a good coach, him being unable to coach a guy like vspan was a huge flaw in his coaching ability. If you guys remember, Rick adelman really wanted vspan to stay, but he just didn't want to.
     
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    I know one thing, a bunch of underated, young and unexprerienced players with "overrated" Spanoulis as the leader won euroleague two years in a row. FACT.

    In the NBA, if he had stayed, he would have probably succeed or failed. I don't know. But you know very well that in Europe , stats don't matter so much as NBA. You need to be strong mentally because you will play against passionate teams with crazy fans (Greeks,Turks,Serbian,Lithuanians). How many times you will see a boxscore in Europe and you will criticize a player if he shot poorly when his team won and played through the team's system.We will not use stats like TS,FG% ... 3P% and good defence are the most common things that every team want.
     
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    How do you explain games like this then?

    http://www.nba.com/games/20131007/MOSMIN/gameinfo.html?ls=slt#nbaGIboxscore

    http://www.nba.com/games/20121009/DALFCB/gameinfo.html#nbaGIboxscore

    http://www.nba.com/games/20121005/BOSFBU/gameinfo.html?ls=gt2hp0011200001#nbaGIboxscore

    http://www.nba.com/games/20101007/LALBAR/gameinfo.html?ls=gt2hp0011000024
     
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    I've a hard time believing this statement. His lone season with the Rockets was forgettable, save for the outburst in which he called Jeff Van Gundy a liar because he was unhappy with his (justifiably) limited playing time.

    Be that as it may, neither is an appropriate comparison for Spanoulis, who played virtually no meaningful minutes during his NBA career.

    --Captain Decker
     
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