Izmir Cup (11-13 August) GER+SER+TUR+UKR

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Re: Izmir Cup (11-13 August) GER+SER+TUR+UKR 

Post#21 » by El Turco » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:16 pm

Blame Turk wrote:Averaging 2 points by 10% shooting along with 5 turnovers a game does not make Ersan the best player of the team.



wtf are you talking about?

2010 Worlds 13.4ppg 7.6rpg 48.5% 3pt
2009 Eurobasket 16.1ppg 7.3rpg 44.8% 3pt

leading his team in points, rebounds and 3pt percentage last 2 major championship does make him the best player.
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Post#22 » by El Turco » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:31 pm

Stretch82 wrote:Serbia looked really really strong. Teodosic was named man of the match and rightfully so. He pulled out some crazy passes and orchestrated their offense to perfection. Their only weak point was not being able to stop Turkey's Prelzic from penetrating the paint on defense. I expect them to reach at least the semis during the Euro championship.

Turkey on the other hand was all over the place. Again they played like crap and the defensive toughness they've shown during the world championship last year was not there. Ilyasova underachieved like he did in the previous two games. Fans expect more from an NBA player. Hedo didn't play due to some minor injury and the other NBA players Asik and Erden will join the team in the next tournament in Germany. Once Turkey's starting lineup from 2010 is complete I expect things to look better. Asik/Erden will take care of the paint and hopefully Hedo will get in shape to run the offense (I know, Orlando fans know this story too well). Prelzic was the only bright spot and proves to be a good addition to the team. Kanter is not ready yet and he often looked lost on the floor not knowing what to do. He seems a bit slow with his first 1-2 steps, but is able to gain considerable speed when running full court. Unfortunately he didn't look very good against Serbia's big men around the rim when he had the chance to score. My biggest concern is the coach. I'm not saying he's bad because I don't know him too well, but players like Hedo need someone to kick their ass on the bench - like SVG and Tanjevic.


Hedo has been garbage for awhile now but he always had the highest usage under Tanjevic. Tanjevic didn't have the guts either.
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Re: Izmir Cup (11-13 August) GER+SER+TUR+UKR 

Post#23 » by Blame Turk » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:45 pm

El Turco, we were talking about his performance in this specific tournament, not his best performances in the past! Still, those numbers are not that much impressive to call him the best player in the team.
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Post#24 » by El Turco » Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:30 am

no you were claiming the idiotic things like converted players playing worse than "naturals" even though the best player last two major tournaments obviously has been a converted player.
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Post#25 » by Stretch82 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:31 pm

Dont wanna make a new thread:

The Adidas Istanbul Cup starts today - Turkey, New Zealand, Montenegro and Ukraine are participating.

Turkey playing vs New Zealand today (20:00 CET)

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Post#26 » by Stretch82 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:56 pm

The game's about to start

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Post#27 » by Stretch82 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:07 pm

Asik has terrible hands ..
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Post#28 » by Stretch82 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:31 pm

Enes looking good on offense (vs an undersized opponent), but bad on defense. He often lets his opponent slip away and is slow to react on switches.

Turkey wins 70-64. Hedo and Ersan with 2 points each .. mehhhhhhhh
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Re: Izmir Cup (11-13 August) GER+SER+TUR+UKR 

Post#29 » by AdamTheGreek » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:00 pm

Bad performance for you guys. New Zealand could have won too if they controlled the ball better.
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