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The Marko Simonovic season thread

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The Marko Simonovic season thread 

Post#1 » by Grodoboldo » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:37 pm

Didn't find any thread about him, so I decided to create one.

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Simonovic season started in October and he's currently averaging 16.1 PPG, 9.9 RPG, 50% FG, 40.5% 3PT over 8 games in the Adriatic League (ABA).

Dario Saric, Jusuf Nurkic and Nikola Jokic played in the ABA.

https://t.co/q2MgkGlIdW

Yeah, it's a highlight video, but damn, that looked pretty good!
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Post#2 » by sco » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:39 pm

I'm not saying he's gonna be good in the NBA, but I feel like those stats are more valid than Deni's.

I'd be thrilled if he came in as a low-cost viable backup stretch PF in a year or two.
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Post#3 » by VolumePoster » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:45 pm

Nice. Skilled and quite coordinated. Needs a lot of work on strength but a good player to stash at Mega for 1-2 years and eventually replace big Luke. The Adriatic league is legit. Love the uniforms too!

I’ve heard he’s 6’11-7 foot but poor wingspan. Can anyone corroborate?

In any case...always love an excuse to follow international hoops.

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Post#4 » by RSP83 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:49 pm

I don't see anything special other than smooth stroke from 3. He's just a floor spacer right now.
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Post#5 » by ZOMG » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:53 pm

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Post#6 » by Grodoboldo » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:54 pm

VolumePoster wrote:I’ve heard he’s 6’11-7 foot but poor wingspan. Can anyone corroborate?


Heard the same on the latest Bulls Gold Podcast, but I can't confirm it.

https://pca.st/episode/85570b16-40e8-4376-9644-2b3a25873256

Edit: Here's Pearlman's profile on him:

"Marko Simonović Scouting Report - The Stepien" https://www.thestepien.com/2020/04/21/marko-simonovic-scouting-report/
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Post#7 » by VolumePoster » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:56 pm

Grodoboldo wrote:
VolumePoster wrote:I’ve heard he’s 6’11-7 foot but poor wingspan. Can anyone corroborate?


Heard the same on the latest Bulls Gold Podcast, but I can't confirm it.

https://pca.st/episode/85570b16-40e8-4376-9644-2b3a25873256

Edit: Here's Pearlman's profile on him:

"Marko Simonović Scouting Report - The Stepien" https://www.thestepien.com/2020/04/21/marko-simonovic-scouting-report/


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Post#8 » by imagge » Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:21 pm

Don’t watch what he does but how he moves, he is extremely fluid, I amencouraged with what I have seen in that video
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Post#9 » by fleet » Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:26 pm

FYI

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2018865

He has a severe dip in his shot set up. I am not sure I can recall seeing this.
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Post#10 » by rtblues » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:03 pm

He shows a bit more in this video and the video shows some of the minus plays too.
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Post#11 » by VolumePoster » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:03 pm

fleet wrote:FYI

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2018865

He has a severe dip in his shot set up. I am not sure I can recall seeing this.


It looked less pronounced to me in the more recent footage. Professional training in Europe is generally superb...I would guess they are working on a quicker release. Everything from above the shoulders is excellent.
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Post#12 » by sco » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:06 pm

rtblues wrote:He shows a bit more in this video and the video shows some of the minus plays too.

yeah, I forget how he needs to fix that 3pt shoot form. Taking the ball down to his thighs and taking a jumper is a little man's shot. He will get zero of those shots off in the NBA.
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Post#13 » by R3AL1TY » Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:18 pm

If he can get stronger in the post or stronger for interior offense (he looks worse than even Lauri) and have a higher release on his shot, he can be a serviceable player for sure. Right now, I can see him being limited to a catch n shoot guy that can only get other points through transition. But he looks decent on the defensive side of the ball and he'll get you rebounds, so those things are worth playing time too.
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Post#14 » by TheStig » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:01 pm

If there is one thing AK is elite at, it's plucking these dudes from Europe. I'm excited to see his draft picks over the years to come.
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Post#15 » by Indomitable » Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:02 am

Grodoboldo wrote:Didn't find any thread about him, so I decided to create one.

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@chicagobullsbot: Chicago Bulls Marko Simonovic 2020 Highlights

Simonovic season started in October and he's currently averaging 16.1 PPG, 9.9 RPG, 50% FG, 40.5% 3PT over 8 games in the Adriatic League (ABA).

Dario Saric, Jusuf Nurkic and Nikola Jokic played in the ABA.

https://t.co/q2MgkGlIdW

Yeah, it's a highlight video, but damn, that looked pretty good!

Is he definitely a center only.
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Post#16 » by detlef_schrempf » Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:40 am

Y’all should read some scouting reports on Jokic before he was drafted. They aren’t similar prospects, but I see a strong chance of a similar path of growth.

AK knows what he is doing, period. Enough with the GarPax PTSD!

I’m lauding AK for this pick, and that of Williams at 4. I’m expecting good things at the very least.
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Post#17 » by meekrab » Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:21 am

Indomitable wrote:Is he definitely a center only.

He's a skinny 220, he's definitely not an NBA center.
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Post#18 » by CjayC » Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:22 am

Looks like a Catch n shoot stretch 5, which is fine that's about all you can realistically expect from a 2nd rounder. Always hope by some miracle some other skills develop though.
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Post#19 » by JimmyButler21 » Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:32 am

He was a 2nd round pick in a weak draft, hard to expect much from him. I would have liked someone like Jay Scrubb with a high upside but we'll see.
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Post#20 » by sco » Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:39 pm

JimmyButler21 wrote:He was a 2nd round pick in a weak draft, hard to expect much from him. I would have liked someone like Jay Scrubb with a high upside but we'll see.

We didn't have the roster spot for someone...a draft and stash was the only real alternative to trading the pick (likely for $).
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