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Rubio Thread Seis (VI)

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Post#556 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:36 pm by FinnTheHuman

Klomp wrote:Good to know that Ricky is just an average NBA starting point guard.


If it was sarcasm, I don't see who you're responding to, if you're serious, then gtfo. :D
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Post#557 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:38 pm by C.lupus

He's referring to this idiotic thread: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1220234
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Post#558 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:39 pm by Mattya

Come on guys we all know Jeff Teague, Jason Kidd, and Andre Miller are all better than him.

He has to prove he can win before he even gets mentioned in the same sentence with those guys.



Honestly though, he is just amazing. I can't imagine how good we will be once everyone is healthy and finds their groove.

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Post#559 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:45 pm by FinnTheHuman

Man, guys on that board are mostly guys who follow only their own teams and the best or most hyped players, and they base their opinion on teams and players they don't watch from their stats. I don't read a thing there anymore, when I did it caused me some serious IQ drop.
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Post#560 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:46 pm by Mattya

FinnTheHuman wrote:Man, guys on that board are mostly guys who follow only their own teams and the best or most hyped players, and they base their opinion on teams and players they don't watch from their stats. I don't read a thing there, when I did it caused me some serious IQ drop.


More likely they have never watched basketball in their lives.
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Post#561 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:53 pm by C.lupus

viewtopic.php?p=34014362#p34014362

So now he's saying Rubio got benched in Europe for shooting poorly so that is why he's only average in the NBA. :rofl:
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Post#562 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:02 pm by FinnTheHuman

The only reason he didn't play big minutes in Europe is because he was a teenager, and Barcelona is the strongest team in Europe, half of their players would play important roles in the NBA. Also, Rubio's game is better for NBA because of a bigger court (3 point line in Europe was 6.25 until couple of years, and now it's 6.75 opposed to NBA's 7.25), and because of better shooters and drivers in the NBA who use his assists better.
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Post#563 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:04 pm by Klomp

“@davebenzwolves: Just asked @rickyrubio9 about his new tattoo and he prefers to keep its meaning a mystery. #twolves”
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Post#564 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:56 pm by eldans

FinnTheHuman wrote:The only reason he didn't play big minutes in Europe is because he was a teenager, and Barcelona is the strongest team in Europe, half of their players would play important roles in the NBA. Also, Rubio's game is better for NBA because of a bigger court (3 point line in Europe was 6.25 until couple of years, and now it's 6.75 opposed to NBA's 7.25), and because of better shooters and drivers in the NBA who use his assists better.


No, this is the only reason.
FC Barcelona played the "Navarro System". Navarro is going to be a mith of european basketball. If you have such a SG in a team there is no room for a brilliant young (actually a teenager) PG. All the offence runs through Navarro´s hands. Rubio needs total freedom to create.

That´s Spain NT, not FC Barcelona but you will understand

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Post#565 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:15 pm by Klomp

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Post#566 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:29 pm by Tirion

Letting this thread fall all the way down to the 2nd page. I'm ashamed of yall and I'm teling Grandma too.

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Post#567 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:05 pm by The J Rocka

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Post#568 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:29 am by lobishome

This is scary, I don't want it in my home.

I don't know why, but this grandmother reminds me the movie "Misery".
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Post#569 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:34 am by Viljanen

weird! :-?
I like it.

So today against HOU... Rid and JJ guarding Lin and Harden? I hope RR can increase his minutes. To me, even at his current shape he´s still a positive just because of his defense alone. With him, Shved and kirilenko helping... I think we could be a very tough team for Houston to match up against.

His shooting... I think it will be fine eventually. During warmups his mechanic looks clean and effective and that´s the key. In the games his jump is not vertical (he jumps forward) and the release is often flat, no arc. I think he´s just nervous.
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Post#570 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:08 pm by tsherkin

Nice to see Rubio back, hope he finds his game shape and rhythm soon. :)
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Post#571 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:48 am by Klomp

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Post#572 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:17 pm by TMo519

Ricky for slam dunk comp?
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Post#573 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:40 am by lobishome

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Post#574 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:16 pm by kmgarnett21

Question:

Why does Rubio always have to be on the court with Barea? That seems to diminish Rubio's abilities, having a 5'9 chucker out there. I'd rather Rubio play with Ridnour or Shved in the backcourt, but it seems like when Rubio's out there, it's always with Barea.
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Post#575 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:32 pm by phonzadellika

kmgarnett21 wrote:Question:

Why does Rubio always have to be on the court with Barea? That seems to diminish Rubio's abilities, having a 5'9 chucker out there. I'd rather Rubio play with Ridnour or Shved in the backcourt, but it seems like when Rubio's out there, it's always with Barea.


I like the Rubio/Barea pairing. Rubio's D overcomes Barea's weaknesses, Rubio has 3 other guys that he can try to set up and if it doesn't take then he just dumps it to JJ and lets him play hero-ball.

Although JJ can get a little obnxious when he brings the ball up himself and ignores everyone else on the court. It's almost shocking to me that someone who is 5'9" can make it in the NBA without even pretending to pass the ball every once and awhile.
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