What Luka Doncic is doing at EuroBasket is Not Normal

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What Luka Doncic is doing at EuroBasket is Not Normal 

Post#1 » by jinxed » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:56 pm

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18 years old and has been putting up dominating stat lines against good teams in EuroBasket preps. He's already the leader of his tea, along with Goran.
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Post#2 » by lambchop » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:18 pm

I LOVE doncic game, but these were just exhibition games and most of the teams (hungry, check republic, isreal) are actually very very bad teams.
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Post#3 » by Ferulci » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:24 pm

I hate to do white to white players comparisons, but from the highlights and few games I saw, Doncic game kind of remind me Larry Bird.
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Post#4 » by DaKnicksAreBack » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:29 pm

Ferulci wrote:I hate to do white to white players comparisons, but from the highlights and few games I saw, Doncic game kind of remind me Larry Bird.


What's so bad about white to white comparisons lol?
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Post#5 » by UcanUwill » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:30 pm

Ferulci wrote:I hate to do white to white players comparisons, but from the highlights and few games I saw, Doncic game kind of remind me Larry Bird.


If we comparing him to legends already, I would say Magic.
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Post#6 » by clyde21 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:31 pm

He's really good but I don't know if I'd take him over some of the other guys (Bamba, Bagley and Carter primarily). Maybe over Ayton and Porter.

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Post#7 » by UcanUwill » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:35 pm

clyde21 wrote:He's really good but I don't know if I'd take him over some of the other guys (Bamba, Bagley and Carter primarily). Maybe over Ayton and Porter.


He lacks athleticism, especially first step. He cant blow pass anyone, has very reliable step back, but from a big star, you want some other ISO skills than just a stepback.
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Post#8 » by Ferulci » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:36 pm

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Ferulci wrote:I hate to do white to white players comparisons, but from the highlights and few games I saw, Doncic game kind of remind me Larry Bird.


What's so bad about white to white comparisons lol?

They are very lazy most of the time. I think Morey's once said that his role while scouting was to compare a prospect to a player from another race. Forces you to focus on his skills and attributes rather than his color.
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Post#9 » by Big Mac Biyombo » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:43 pm

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Ferulci wrote:I hate to do white to white players comparisons, but from the highlights and few games I saw, Doncic game kind of remind me Larry Bird.


What's so bad about white to white comparisons lol?

They are very lazy most of the time. I think Morey's once said that his role while scouting was to compare a prospect to a player from another race. Forces you to focus on his skills and attributes rather than his color.

I hate how lazy those comparisons always are. That quote from Morey is great. I've been saying that RJ Barrett reminds me of Ginobili, but none of my friends take that comparison seriously because he's black. :roll:
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Post#10 » by DaKnicksAreBack » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:47 pm

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Ferulci wrote:I hate to do white to white players comparisons, but from the highlights and few games I saw, Doncic game kind of remind me Larry Bird.


What's so bad about white to white comparisons lol?

They are very lazy most of the time. I think Morey's once said that his role while scouting was to compare a prospect to a player from another race. Forces you to focus on his skills and attributes rather than his color.


Wow morey is more of an idiot than I thought. By doing that he is focusing on color. I think there's only a problem when you're comparing a white player to another white player because they're of the same race. My policy is to compare players with similar skill sets and ability without race ever entering into the thought process. But that's me.
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Post#11 » by UcanUwill » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:53 pm

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What's so bad about white to white comparisons lol?

They are very lazy most of the time. I think Morey's once said that his role while scouting was to compare a prospect to a player from another race. Forces you to focus on his skills and attributes rather than his color.


Wow morey is more of an idiot than I thought. By doing that he is focusing on color. I think there's only a problem when you're comparing a white player to another white player because they're of the same race. My policy is to compare players with similar skill sets and ability without race ever entering into the thought process. But that's me.


I dont think Morey is idiot for that at all. People always subliminally make terrible comparisons because compared players look alike. Its just inescapable human mind fart. That rule takes that away, definitely makes you think before making comparisons.
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Post#12 » by PhilBlackson » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:55 pm

He just seems like an incredibly smart player....great feel for the game!
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Post#13 » by UcanUwill » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:09 pm

He doesn't have fancy dribble, but his handle and ball protection is very effective. He can dribble around active hands and bodies so well, that is his most useful skill really. When he gets defensive rebound (very good rebounder), he always tries go coast to coast, not slowing down near defensive bodies, going straight to them and drawing tons of fouls. Most Euros in these competitions avoid defenders like its plague, because they cant handle the ball around them, its just a turnover waiting to happen.
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Post#14 » by Deezzraptors » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:05 pm

He's solid
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Post#15 » by jinxed » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:56 pm

Big Mac Biyombo wrote:
Ferulci wrote:
DaKnicksAreBack wrote:
What's so bad about white to white comparisons lol?

They are very lazy most of the time. I think Morey's once said that his role while scouting was to compare a prospect to a player from another race. Forces you to focus on his skills and attributes rather than his color.

I hate how lazy those comparisons always are. That quote from Morey is great. I've been saying that RJ Barrett reminds me of Ginobili, but none of my friends take that comparison seriously because he's black. :roll:


Both Harden and Deangelo Russell often compared themselves to Ginobili. He's one player who gets a lot of cross comps. It's the jerky lefty thing.
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Post#16 » by Veyron » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:45 pm

clyde21 wrote:He's really good but I don't know if I'd take him over some of the other guys (Bamba, Bagley and Carter primarily). Maybe over Ayton and Porter.

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Ye but his BB IQ is higher than all those guys together.
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Post#17 » by Pachinko_ » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:52 pm

My super lazy comp is Peja Stojakovic.

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Post#18 » by burek3 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:09 am

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Looks quite normal to me :D
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Post#19 » by Stephback 3 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:47 am

He looks like a Hedo Turkoglu/Peja Stojakovic hybrid to me. Reminds me a little of Steve Nash in terms of high bball IQ, with the defensive upside of Mike Dunleavy Jr. Might have the potential to become a coach one day like Luke Walton.
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Post#20 » by pickle rick » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:56 am

Doncic going #1

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