How good was Dino Rada?

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How good was Dino Rada? 

Post#1 » by Tracymcgoaty » Tue Nov 3, 2020 5:47 am

Played 4 years for the Boston Celtics posting some good numbers.

4 years 16/9 with 1 block on good efficiency. So why did he only play 4 years? Was it like Arrvydas where he joined the Nba late in age? How would he had fared in todays game?
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Re: How good was Dino Rada? 

Post#2 » by penbeast0 » Wed Nov 4, 2020 9:07 pm

Radja reminds me more of an Al Jefferson or Luis Scola type, somewhere between those two. Don't remember him playing good defense or having particularly good passing skills though the fundamentals were there. Good post play with a bit of range. Could score and had some primacy on some weak Celtic teams, but never scared anyone.
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Re: How good was Dino Rada? 

Post#3 » by Yuri36 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:13 am

He was a good player but still can't swallow the fact that he made the HOF while his far more talented fellow countryman, Toni Kukoc, didn't make it.
Toni just was "unlucky" to play when he was at his peak in a team with probably the 2 best players around back then and so his minutes were limited.
But anyone who watched the games knew that Kukoc was all star caliber.
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Post#4 » by DQuinn1575 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:50 pm

Yuri36 wrote:He was a good player but still can't swallow that he made the HOF while his far more talented fellow countryman, Toni Kukoc, didn't make it.
Toni just was "unlucky" to play when he was at his peak in a team with probably the 2 best players around back then and so his minutes were limited.
But anyone who watched the games knew that Kukoc was all star caliber.


Based on his play in Europe and world championships Kukoc will someday make the hall of fame.
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Re: How good was Dino Rada? 

Post#5 » by HeartBreakKid » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:32 pm

DQuinn1575 wrote:
Yuri36 wrote:He was a good player but still can't swallow that he made the HOF while his far more talented fellow countryman, Toni Kukoc, didn't make it.
Toni just was "unlucky" to play when he was at his peak in a team with probably the 2 best players around back then and so his minutes were limited.
But anyone who watched the games knew that Kukoc was all star caliber.


Based on his play in Europe and world championships Kukoc will someday make the hall of fame.

I'm shocked he's not already in it.
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Post#6 » by DQuinn1575 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:40 pm

HeartBreakKid wrote:
DQuinn1575 wrote:
Yuri36 wrote:He was a good player but still can't swallow that he made the HOF while his far more talented fellow countryman, Toni Kukoc, didn't make it.
Toni just was "unlucky" to play when he was at his peak in a team with probably the 2 best players around back then and so his minutes were limited.
But anyone who watched the games knew that Kukoc was all star caliber.


Based on his play in Europe and world championships Kukoc will someday make the hall of fame.

I'm shocked he's not already in it.


He should have made it before Radja or Divac, he has a much better case for either of them, and I would say Bon Morse who played in Italy in the 70s, probably should be in ahead of those two as well.
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Re: How good was Dino Rada? 

Post#7 » by Kukoc-Lauri » Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:13 pm

He was verry good offensively 20/10 with high shooting percentage, good finishing, good mid range game, technically verry solid with sneaky athleticism. He was not great defender and he had injuries in early 30 so he didnt last many years, which was product of many games played with national team and long training camps in mid 80 (4-5 months). If i have to compare him with currrent nba players better version of Nurkic, Domantas Sabonis, John Collins or Elton Brand from 2000.
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Re: How good was Dino Rada? 

Post#8 » by ronnymac2 » Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:39 pm

Whoever was running the Toronto Raptors at their start should be banned from the NBA for life for not trading for a guy named Dino.
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