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Re: Welcome to Charlotte : : Arnoldas Kulboka 

Post#61 » by Lwcasu » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:45 am

fatlever wrote:https://basketball.realgm.com/international/league/4/Spanish-ACB/team/342/RETAbet-Bilbao-Basket/stats

strictly a 3pt shooter currently?


There’s like a three game highlight video on YouTube from this year (too lazy to pull it up). It’s basically him shooting threes. At least he seems to do this well.
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Post#62 » by Jstock12 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:15 am

fatlever wrote:https://basketball.realgm.com/international/league/4/Spanish-ACB/team/342/RETAbet-Bilbao-Basket/stats

strictly a 3pt shooter currently?


He's got some other things in his bag of tricks. I think he's gonna be more than just a spot-up shooter:

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Post#63 » by Soul Rebel » Fri Feb 7, 2020 8:10 pm

Any reason why he's still overseas, versus being in GBoro? If we are getting a look at our youth movement, wouldn't this be the time to bring him around and let him cut his teeth.

Does he have a contract with his Euro team that we don't want to buy out?
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Post#64 » by Liver_Pooty » Fri Feb 7, 2020 8:11 pm

Soul Rebel wrote:Any reason why he's still overseas, versus being in GBoro? If we are getting a look at our youth movement, wouldn't this be the time to bring him around and let him cut his teeth.

Does he have a contract with his Euro team that we don't want to buy out?


Basically from my understanding he just makes more money over there. I don't blame him.
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Post#65 » by Jstock12 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:23 am

Read an interview with Kulboka. Arnas is saying he has gained 6 kg (13 pounds) of muscle mass since the start of the season. He also said his current weight is at 104 kg (229 pounds). He plans to remain at this weight for the foreseeable future. Says he's in constant communication with the Hornets athletic coach who sends him training programs/plans.
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Post#66 » by Jstock12 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:28 am

Liver_Pooty wrote:
Soul Rebel wrote:Any reason why he's still overseas, versus being in GBoro? If we are getting a look at our youth movement, wouldn't this be the time to bring him around and let him cut his teeth.

Does he have a contract with his Euro team that we don't want to buy out?


Basically from my understanding he just makes more money over there. I don't blame him.


More money, and gets to play a lot of minutes against the strongest competition outside of the NBA. His team (which isn't in the Euroleague) has beaten all of the top Spanish teams that participate in the Euroleague. They're playing a very fast paced style, with lots of three-point shooting. Arnas is playing the power-forward, says he's getting more experience defending against bigger guys in the paint.
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Re: Welcome to Charlotte : : Arnoldas Kulboka 

Post#67 » by Diop » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:07 pm

Jstock12 wrote:Read an interview with Kulboka. Arnas is saying he has gained 6 kg (13 pounds) of muscle mass since the start of the season. He also said his current weight is at 104 kg (229 pounds). He plans to remain at this weight for the foreseeable future. Says he's in constant communication with the Hornets athletic coach who sends him training programs/plans.

Sounds like he might fit well with miles and/or Washington
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Post#68 » by Soul Rebel » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:00 pm

We have a dearth of PFs on this roster and wonder the vision Kupchak/JB have for them. It's looking like Miles might be a better fit at the 4, but PJ is more of a natural 4. I'm assuming McDaniels is more of a bench/role player, as is Kulboka, but either can probably also play SF. Seems like a logjam of guys and one will be moved..... but who?
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Post#69 » by amcoolio » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:52 pm

I think Washington can eventually play an Al Horford-like 5 when he puts on more muscle and gains more experience. He has post moves and 3 point range.
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Post#70 » by Vanderbilt_Grad » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:15 pm

I view Miles as a 3-4, PJ as a 4-5, and no idea about Arnoldas. He sounds a lot more like a pure perimeter 4.
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Post#71 » by Jstock12 » Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:09 am

Wait for it :o

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Post#72 » by Diop » Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:03 pm

Jstock12 wrote:Wait for it :o

Read on Twitter

i was a bit disappointed at first, then he gets in a rhythm and strokes the crap out of it.

does he shoot a bit left handed for fun as well?
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Post#73 » by Snidely FC » Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:57 pm

I like that he no longer looks like a twiggy teen, could play NBA at that weight, no?
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Post#74 » by Liver_Pooty » Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:13 pm

Saw somewhere that he signed with another team. Doubt he's in Charlotte next season
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Post#75 » by KEMBAtheMETEOR » Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:37 pm

Liver_Pooty wrote:Saw somewhere that he signed with another team. Doubt he's in Charlotte next season

https://swarmandsting.com/2020/04/15/charlotte-hornets-arnoldas-kulboka-signs-zalgiris-kaunas/

News about this signing was confirmed in a tweet by Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports. Smith then responded to a reply asking about Kulboka’s future with the Hornets by saying it’s “pretty unclear if he ever will”. He added that Kulboka seems “happy in Europe”.
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Re: Welcome to Charlotte : : Arnoldas Kulboka 

Post#76 » by Jstock12 » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:01 am

Diop wrote:
Jstock12 wrote:Wait for it :o

Read on Twitter

i was a bit disappointed at first, then he gets in a rhythm and strokes the crap out of it.

does he shoot a bit left handed for fun as well?


Yup, it seemed like he shot left handed for a bit too.
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Post#77 » by UcanUwill » Fri May 22, 2020 11:50 pm

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