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Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #375 on: August 05, 2018, 05:53:48 PM »

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Title calls them anklebreakers which is slightly misleading, still fun to watch

https://youtu.be/Y6jOX842KAU

Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #376 on: August 05, 2018, 05:59:38 PM »

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the man really should be a celtic. well, we will just have to wait until his rookie contract is up, then danny can scoop him up.  ;D
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Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #377 on: August 05, 2018, 06:19:23 PM »

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Title calls them anklebreakers which is slightly misleading, still fun to watch

https://youtu.be/Y6jOX842KAU

Will be very interesting to watch the Cs defend him. I don't expect him to break ankles against Smart, Brown, or Hayward, but we'll find out.

Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #378 on: August 22, 2018, 02:46:17 PM »

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none of the 36 surveyed nba rookies picked Doncic for best career lol

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Which rookie will have the best career?
1. Wendell Carter Jr., Chicago -- 13%

2. Kevin Knox, New York -- 10%
    Jerome Robinson, LA Clippers -- 10%

3. DeAndre Ayton, Phoenix -- 7%
    Mohamed Bamba, Orlando -- 7%
    Mikal Bridges, Phoenix -- 7%
    Collin Sexton, Cleveland -- 7%
    Lonnie Walker IV, San Antonio -- 7%

Others receiving votes: Marvin Bagley III, Sacramento; Miles Bridges, Charlotte; Troy Brown Jr., Washington; Hamidou Diallo, Oklahoma City; Donte DiVincenzo, Milwaukee; Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, LA Clippers; Devonte' Graham, Charlotte; Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis; Michael Porter Jr., Denver; Trae Young, Atlanta

http://www.nba.com/2018-19-nba-rookie-survey

Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #379 on: August 22, 2018, 02:54:29 PM »

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none of the 36 surveyed nba rookies picked Doncic for best career lol

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Which rookie will have the best career?
1. Wendell Carter Jr., Chicago -- 13%

2. Kevin Knox, New York -- 10%
    Jerome Robinson, LA Clippers -- 10%

3. DeAndre Ayton, Phoenix -- 7%
    Mohamed Bamba, Orlando -- 7%
    Mikal Bridges, Phoenix -- 7%
    Collin Sexton, Cleveland -- 7%
    Lonnie Walker IV, San Antonio -- 7%

Others receiving votes: Marvin Bagley III, Sacramento; Miles Bridges, Charlotte; Troy Brown Jr., Washington; Hamidou Diallo, Oklahoma City; Donte DiVincenzo, Milwaukee; Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, LA Clippers; Devonte' Graham, Charlotte; Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis; Michael Porter Jr., Denver; Trae Young, Atlanta

http://www.nba.com/2018-19-nba-rookie-survey
Well of course they wouldn't vote for him. He is a Euro product that none of them have ever seen or played against.

Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #380 on: August 22, 2018, 04:14:33 PM »

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Well of course they wouldn't vote for him. He is a Euro product that none of them have ever seen or played against.

That didn't prevent him from receiving votes in other categories including ROTY and best playmaker.

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Who will be the 2018-19 Kia Rookie of the Year?

1. DeAndre Ayton, Phoenix -- 18%
    Collin Sexton, Cleveland -- 18%

3. Luka Doncic, Dallas -- 9%
    Kevin Knox, New York -- 9%

5. Mohamed Bamba, Orlando -- 6%
    Devonte' Graham, Charlotte -- 6%
    Michael Porter Jr., Denver -- 6%
    Trae Young, Atlanta -- 6%

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Which rookie is the best playmaker?

1. Trae Young, Atlanta -- 35%

2. Jalen Brunson, Dallas -- 15%

3. Luka Doncic, Dallas -- 9%
    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander -- 9%
    Collin Sexton, Cleveland -- 9%

6. Troy Brown Jr., Washington -- 6%
    Aaron Holiday, Indiana -- 6%

http://www.nba.com/2018-19-nba-rookie-survey

Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #381 on: August 22, 2018, 04:40:06 PM »

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Where is robert Williams?

Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #382 on: August 22, 2018, 07:22:15 PM »

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Where is robert Williams?

Probably looking for his wallet.

Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #383 on: August 26, 2018, 09:45:42 AM »

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Sarunas Jasikevicius is Doncic Aware:

>"Dražen  [Petrovic] and Luka can be compared in some way. Luka is taller, Drazen, however, was a more prominent shooter: they are from different eras, but they both have similar qualities and are similarly talented. Both can reach the basket, shoot  from distance, create. [...]

>"I think Luka has everything he needs to become a great player. There is no doubt, but there were many players who had everything but  failed. What separates him from the rest, it is that he reads the game abnormally well for his age. He sees things that cannot be learned or that a 30-year veteran cannot see, but with him everything is natural, " Jasikevicius says that there is no comparison between what Luka can and what his peers can do at this year's draft.

>"It is impossible for anyone else to do the same things in the Euroleague that Luka did. Of course, he was in a good situation because he played at this level for three or four years, that's why it was not new to him, he was accustomed to it, but there is no way for these guys to do what he did. That's not possible. I played in college, in the Euroleague, practically everywhere, and I know that this Euroleague is really  great competition. It's really demanding and that's why when a young guy in such a big club does it, it's amazing. It's not a small team to have  the ball all the time[...]. His numbers are good,he played in the system, in an extremely strong team and led them to victory. These boys from college have no idea what they are talking about at this point and what Luka can do."

[original text in Slovenian, had to use google and imagination]

https://www.rtvslo.si/sport/kosarka/jasikevicius-fantje-iz-kolidza-nimajo-pojma-kaj-zmore-doncic/464089

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« Last Edit: August 26, 2018, 12:39:02 PM by greece666 »

Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #384 on: August 26, 2018, 11:26:30 AM »

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not just not aware ....

thats all

Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #385 on: Today at 02:01:36 AM »

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It's easy for Dončić to score in the NBA, he wouldn't be able to do it in ancient Persia.
"The joy of the balling under the rims."

Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #386 on: Today at 05:12:23 AM »

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Wasn't Rubio hyped alot too?
How does he do on shooting, rebounding, and defense?

Marcus Smart woulda stolen that ball and Bradley woulda never let him get that far
He's just a swiss army knife, solid at everything. I guess he'll be a rich man's Gallinari who could also handle the ball but I really don't think he'll be anything close to what people are hyping him up to be like Penny Hardaway (that's way off base)
::) guys are comparing him to Penny Hardaway...a guy on the level of the what if guys (he would've been in the conversation for GOAT SGs if he wasn't plagued by injuries) to a guy who's contributing normal stats in Europe at a very young age (very impressive by itself but are we really comparing the two? I think it's an insult to Anfernee Hardaway, who made an all nba team in his rookie season while Doncic most likely wouldn't even be in the conversation for a spot).

I'm glad this thread was revived to see some of the interesting takes.

It feels good to be so right ;D

Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #387 on: Today at 05:14:50 AM »

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Wasn't Rubio hyped alot too?
How does he do on shooting, rebounding, and defense?

Marcus Smart woulda stolen that ball and Bradley woulda never let him get that far
He's just a swiss army knife, solid at everything. I guess he'll be a rich man's Gallinari who could also handle the ball but I really don't think he'll be anything close to what people are hyping him up to be like Penny Hardaway (that's way off base)
::) guys are comparing him to Penny Hardaway...a guy on the level of the what if guys (he would've been in the conversation for GOAT SGs if he wasn't plagued by injuries) to a guy who's contributing normal stats in Europe at a very young age (very impressive by itself but are we really comparing the two? I think it's an insult to Anfernee Hardaway, who made an all nba team in his rookie season while Doncic most likely wouldn't even be in the conversation for a spot).

I'm glad this thread was revived to see some of the interesting takes.

It feels good to be so right ;D
One of those rare "love at first sight" players.
I am happy to see him entertaining everyone and doing so well.
"The joy of the balling under the rims."

Re: Luka Doncic Awareness Thread
« Reply #388 on: Today at 05:31:52 AM »

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Wasn't Rubio hyped alot too?
How does he do on shooting, rebounding, and defense?

Marcus Smart woulda stolen that ball and Bradley woulda never let him get that far
He's just a swiss army knife, solid at everything. I guess he'll be a rich man's Gallinari who could also handle the ball but I really don't think he'll be anything close to what people are hyping him up to be like Penny Hardaway (that's way off base)
::) guys are comparing him to Penny Hardaway...a guy on the level of the what if guys (he would've been in the conversation for GOAT SGs if he wasn't plagued by injuries) to a guy who's contributing normal stats in Europe at a very young age (very impressive by itself but are we really comparing the two? I think it's an insult to Anfernee Hardaway, who made an all nba team in his rookie season while Doncic most likely wouldn't even be in the conversation for a spot).

I'm glad this thread was revived to see some of the interesting takes.

It feels good to be so right ;D
One of those rare "love at first sight" players.
I am happy to see him entertaining everyone and doing so well.
Truly. As soon as I saw him play when he was 16-17 I knew he was going to be something special. He simply has "it"

 

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