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Re: Vucevic is a stud 

Post#31 » by arsenal6106 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:34 pm

TommyBeer: Nikola Vucevic has 12+ rebounds in each of his last 8 games. Shaq & D12 are only other players in #Magic history w/ matching streaks. #Elias

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Post#32 » by rcklsscognition » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:29 pm

Good job Rob getting him, wish you luck making him sign a contract extension that doesn't break the bank .
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Post#33 » by InFlames » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:22 pm

JBSouthpaw wrote:"....Basically what this leaves us is a player who is excellent on the defensive boards, decent on the offensive boards, and fairly crappy everywhere else. "

http://www.libertyballers.com/2013/1/17 ... ynum-trade

this was written by a Philly writer. Goes to show you can always make stats back your argument.

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Post#34 » by magic_turk » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:28 pm

IN HENNY WE TRUST :D Loving the direction this team is heading.
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Post#35 » by Luzern Walker » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:05 am

JBSouthpaw wrote:"....Basically what this leaves us is a player who is excellent on the defensive boards, decent on the offensive boards, and fairly crappy everywhere else. "

http://www.libertyballers.com/2013/1/17 ... ynum-trade

this was written by a Philly writer. Goes to show you can always make stats back your argument.

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Post#36 » by drsd » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:14 am

The Babycats are one of the worst teams in rebounding defense, giving up 32 per game as the #25 worst team. One could project a good rebound line for Vučević in the next game.

Vučević is already the 3rd best rebounder. And if Howard misses a game or two, here and there, Nikola could end the season leading in total rebounds.

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Post#37 » by drsd » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:07 pm

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Vučević is ahead Joakim Noah, age adjusted.

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Post#38 » by Def Swami » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:19 pm

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#Magic C Nikola Vucevic is averaging 15.0 ppg and 14.3 rpg in January. He'd be the 5th NBA player since '86-87 to avg 15/14 in Jan.

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Others to avg 15 pts/14 rebs in January since '86-87 are KG (03-04), DHoward (3x: 08-09, 10-11, 11-12), ZRandolph (10-11), KLove (10-11).
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Post#39 » by doct3r dr3 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:34 pm

can't wait for tomorrow's obscure nba factoid of the day™.

but seriously, loving vucevic right now. making hennigan look pretty smart indeed
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Post#40 » by OrlDave » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:08 pm

drsd wrote:The Babycats are one of the worst teams in rebounding defense, giving up 32 per game as the #25 worst team. One could project a good rebound line for Vučević in the next game.

Vučević is already the 3rd best rebounder. And if Howard misses a game or two, here and there, Nikola could end the season leading in total rebounds.

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Last 10 games he's leading the league by .8 rebounds (14.9 vs 14.1 of Chandler). Throw out November when JV was still figuring rotations and he''d be leading the league in rebounding today (13.2). Even despite all that, he's #1 in the east. Although besides Chandler and Noah there isn't a lot of competition for that title.
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Post#41 » by toofarjimmy » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:59 pm

I like what Vuc has done so far but I think he is being quite overrated. He has proved he is a very good rebounder and has a good understanding of the game for a young guy, but that is all. He is pretty weak defensively, gets lost on pick and rolls and gets outmuscled and outmanouvered. He has very little in the way of post moves, he gets basically all his points off put backs and open jump shots. I've read a lot of 'he'll be a 20 and 12 guy' but so far he has not shown he will be capable of scoring like that. Maybe it will come in time but we I won't assume he can score until I see him creating his own shot. Some people just aren't good scorers and never will be and that's okay. I think if he can put up 13 and 13 consistently and become a good defender we can be very very pleased.
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Post#42 » by damo[23] » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:07 am

The man has been a great bright spot on the season.

I think he helped us keep our intensity up and let the fans still get excited despite us not having a great record.
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Post#43 » by Hilltop » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:16 am

doct3r dr3 wrote:can't wait for tomorrow's obscure nba factoid of the day™.

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Post#44 » by Horcy » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:25 pm

toofarjimmy wrote:I like what Vuc has done so far but I think he is being quite overrated. He has proved he is a very good rebounder and has a good understanding of the game for a young guy, but that is all. He is pretty weak defensively, gets lost on pick and rolls and gets outmuscled and outmanouvered. He has very little in the way of post moves, he gets basically all his points off put backs and open jump shots. I've read a lot of 'he'll be a 20 and 12 guy' but so far he has not shown he will be capable of scoring like that. Maybe it will come in time but we I won't assume he can score until I see him creating his own shot. Some people just aren't good scorers and never will be and that's okay. I think if he can put up 13 and 13 consistently and become a good defender we can be very very pleased.


Dude, he's only 22 years old. Howard was also rough the first 1 or 2 years in the league (he's still kinda rough on some aspects of the game). He's not as physically gifted as Howard buy Vucevic basketball IQ is much higher.
I don't see him as a as a 20 / 12 guy, I see him more as a 15 / 15 (which I prefer more from a center)
He has the skills and the size to be the best rebounder in the league for many years to come.
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Post#45 » by BrettC03 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:03 pm

I'd like to get a shot-blocking 4 to pair with him in the frontcourt. Like a Nerlens Noel.
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Post#46 » by Orium » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:27 am

How about the clutchness Vuc has been showing late in games.. he's been cool as a cucumber under pressure.
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Post#47 » by OrlandO » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:27 am

Vuc can score 20 if Vaughn wanted him to be a top offensive option. He has the skillset to do it, but there's no point rushing his development so quickly in his first year as a starter. Afflalo, Davis, Nelson and JJ all get the green light ahead of him. Vuc has his plate full with grabbing all those boards, scoring 10+ and learning how to defend more experienced players as he's only 22.
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Post#48 » by Optimus_Steel » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:03 pm

Orium wrote:How about the clutchness Vuc has been showing late in games.. he's been cool as a cucumber under pressure.



He just doesn't get rattled in late game situations. He feels comfortable taking important shots. You can't teach that.
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Post#49 » by BadMofoPimp » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:50 pm

Vuc played great late in the game. He hit that open shot after receiving that great pass from BBD down low. Then, he played great defense on Dirk to force that bad shot or may have gotten a finger on it. I was impressed. He always has that same demeaner.
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