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Re: Euroleague Game Thread 

Post#41 » by aporel18 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:05 pm

UcanUwill wrote:
aceking79 wrote:46 on Efes today. Impressive!


That team is ridiculous. Bourousis finally delivered for my fantasy challenge as well. Real are so deep, they were using him as a fouling post stopper prior, ala Jason Collins :oops:


Well, if you're on the same team with great offensive players like Rudy, Sergio, Llull, Carroll or Mirotic it's not easy to get shots. But the really special thing is how good they're this year on defense. Last year they had all those shooters, and they were quite good on the boards, but this year they're shutting down the opposition. Credit Slaughter, Draper, but also Mirotic, Carroll(!) and Bourousis.

Right now, they have a big advantage on teams like Barcelona or Fenerbahce, still trying to build chemistry, or CSKA with a struggling Messina, in that they're a real team in their 3rd year together with Coach Laso. As the season advances, things will even up, but right now they're beasting on the ACB and Euroleague.

The scary though is, Bourousis is still clicking with the team. He's a quality player and a veteran pro, so he's got it very quickly, but he has good room for improvement. And Dani Díez and Mejri are still very raw, those blowouts allow Coach Laso to give them some minutes and if they can improve their game and contribute that team will be even better by February.
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Re: Euroleague Game Thread 

Post#42 » by UcanUwill » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:52 pm

aporel18 wrote:
Well, if you're on the same team with great offensive players like Rudy, Sergio, Llull, Carroll or Mirotic it's not easy to get shots.


Bou is all skill, and he is the best rebounder in Europe, he doesn't need many shots to be effective. But you know, that team is so damn deep, they can allow themselves experiment like that, put a star big in a 10 minute trash role, and don't miss a thing. Its quite astonishing.

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