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NBA MID-SEASON CUP ?? - EUROPEAN CUP TIME - ONE & DONE TOP EIGHT TEAMS - SIXERS TRADE MCW & SOME FANS UPSET BUT 2015 DRAFT PICKS COULD MEAN GO TO GUY - EJBB SAYS TAKE MARIO HEZONJA & GRAB THE RIGHTS TO TOMAS SATORANSKY TO PLAY PG FROM WIZARDS PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 22 February 2015 11:53

-         FIBA WORLD CUP PODCAST ON NBA.COM EPISODE 172 JOHN DIMOPOULOS

 

-   LAST NATION TO BEAT NBA USA - HOW GOOD WAS THAT 2006 GREEK SQUAD ?

 

-    FEB 27th - EURL - DARIO SARIC - 18(PT)25(M)4-12(FG)1-3(3PT)9-10(FT)4(R)2(A)

 

-   SP. ACB MINI-COPA - 13 YR OLD KAREEM QUEELEY NAMED MVP - 36 PTS 13 REB

-    FEB 25th - NBA - D. MOTIEJUNAS 18 PTS - BUT AGAIN TOO FEW POST TOUCHES

 

-          TOP EUROS VETS - NOT DRAFTED BY NBA BUT COULD HELP TEAMS

-     NBA 2ND ROUND PICKS A BUST ?  -  TOP EUROS IN 2ND RD THAT CAN PLAY

-    THE MYTH EURO BIGS SOFT & JUST SHOOT JUMPERS - WATCH POST MOVES

 

-           FEB 24 - EUROLEAGUE - ANDREI KIRILENKO JOINS CSKA MOSCOW

-   CSKA MOSC DEEP W KIRILENKO - TEODOSIC & ANDREI LOOK FOR 1st EL TITLE


-               FEB 23 - NBA - GORAN DRAGIC 23 PT 10 ASSISTS VS SIXERS

-      FEB 22 - NBA - NIKOLA VUCEVIC - 31 PTS 14 REB - PAST COACH DOUG COLLINS

-  EASIEST POSITION TO FIND HELP IN EUROPE - THE CENTER SPOT - POST MOVES

 

-      ANADOLU EFES 70 FENERBAHCE 60 - FULL - 1st - 2nd - 3rd - 4th - TROPHY

-        FEB 22nd - DARIO SARIC 17 PTS LEADS ANADOLU EFES TO TURKISH CUP

 

-         FEB 22nd - SPANISH CUP FINAL - REAL MADRID 77 FC BARCELONA 71

-   RUDY FERNANDEZ 16 PT - BARCA GOES INSIDE 25 PT ANTE TOMIC 9-14 FG 11 R

-                  SPANISH CUP MVP - RUDY FERNANDEZ - COPA CHAMPS

-  TALENTS MARIO HEZONJA WASTING WITH DEEP FC BARCELONA - 11 M - 0-2(3PT)


-           FEB 22nd - ITALIAN CUP FINAL - SASSARI 101 EA7 MILANO 94

 

- FEB 19 - GREEK A1 OLYMPIACOS ON TOP 16-1 - VASSILIS SPANOULIS 21 PT 12 ASSIST

-      NICK GALIS 33 PPG CAREER NOT IN NAISMITH - 2015 PICK SUB-PAR LEAGUE

 

-    NBA MID-SEASON CUP ? SPANISH ACB COPA DEL REY CUP SEMIS - FEB. 21st

-             FC BARCELONA 87 UNICAJA 79 -  REAL MADRID 100 JOVENTUT 83

-        QT FINALS - FULL GAME - MARIO HEZONJA 13 PT 5-10 FG - 1st H - 2nd H

 

-   MARIO HEZONJA IS NEXT GINOBILI - DUNK VID - 8-8(3PT) - MIX - MIX - MIX - 22 PT

-       TOMAS SATORANSKY - CAN PLAY PG NBA - MIX - MIX - MIX - MIX - MIX - MIX


- THIS SIXERS GM SAM HINKIE LOOKS AT EUROPEAN BBALL MORE THAN BASEBALL

The 2015 NBA trading deadline just past and many players were moved, as Suns PG Goran Dragic got moved to Miami, where he can use his great PG skills again, instead of being used in a three guard rotation in Phoenix at PG.  Another PG moved was in Philadelphia, as 2014 NBA rookie of the year Michael Carter-Williams, or MCW as he is known, got moved to the Bucks, to team with coach Jason Kidd and Greek SF Giannis Antetokounmpo.  EJBB listened to callers on local sports radio in Philly, talk about how upset they were for losing the sometimes explosive triple-double threat of MCW, who won NBA rookie of the year in a weak NBA draft class and was amazed after using the EYE TEST for the time MCW was in Philly, that fans could not see that his stats this season, of 38.0(FG) percentage,  25.6(3PT), 64.3(FT) and a league leading 4.2 TO's per game, was not going to get it done from the PG spot, no matter how many Triple-Double games he sometimes mixed in there.

MCW stats for his career were not much better, 39.6(FG) percentage, 26.(3PT), 68.3(FT), 3.8 TO's to his 6.7 assists, and 16.0 PPG.  The 2015 NBA draft has some better perimeter players with more GO TO GUY upside ability than MCW, so Sixers GM Sam Hinkie used the EYE TEST and looked at those stats and turned the number 11 pick into maybe the 6th or 7th pick in this years NBA draft, grabbing the Lakers pick and also grabbed the Thunder pick in this NBA draft.

What EJBB likes about new Sixers GM Sam Hinkie is, that he looks to Europe to find players and watches less BASEBALL in the summer months when U-16, U-18 and U-20 FIBA European championships are taking place. Past Sixers GM Tony DiLeo had a good grasp on Europe, when EJBB talked to him before his firing, but Doug Collins, did not let Tony do his job, so Andrew Bynum and Kwame Brown were brought in and Nikola (NOT NIK) Vucevic got traded to Orlando.  DiLeo knew and watched Europe, but other Sixers GM's before Tony DiLeo had season tickets to Philadelphia Phillies games in summer months and could tell you about a Phillies left handed relief pither more than they cared about summer European FIBA titles in Europe or finding the next great Go to Guy in Europe.

The Sixers grabbed Croatian young PF Dario Saric last year with the 12th pick in the draft, after most that do not watch Europe thought Doug McDermott should be the pick and  just like last year, most that do not watch European games think PG Emannuel Mudiay who went straight from high school to playing pro ball in China, should be a name in the Sixers minds, but just like MCW, Mudiay does not have a great outside jump shot and the highlights versus pros in China, is not a great look at what Mudiay might do in the NBA, as PG's and perimeter players in the China pro league, do not compare with NBA PG's or European leagues, Mudiay is playing versus Division 2 level PG's in China, if he was in the USA.  EJBB likes D'Angelo Russell from Ohio State much more than Mudiay to play PG in Philly, but the guy that could be the best GO to GUY in the 2015 NBA draft is Croatian SG Mario Hezonja, who is playing at the highest level in Europe in the Euroleague and the Spanish ACB league.

The talk is that Duke center Jahlil Okafor is the guy that should be the number one pick, but in this NBA, where the GREAT Post moves of Lithuanian Big Man Donatas Motiejunas, can only get 3 to 5 post touches per game, the Jahil Okafor footwork, might be good, but not near the Motiejunas Post moves, thus with the Sixers having Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel inside and Dario Saric coming over in 2016-17, the Go to Guy ability of Mario Hezonja from the wing spot is just hard to pass up, as he can stick the deep 3 point shot, has good ball skills to get his own shot and just like 2014 number one pick Andrew Wiggins, Hezonja can put on a show with highlight DUNKS to get fans out of their seats, but what he can do better than Wiggins, is put the ball on the floor and get his own shot.   The NBA up and down, faster paced game will bring out the EXPLOSIVE game of Hezonja, who at times is being held back on a Deep and Veteran roster with FC Barcelona.  Bottom Line Mario Hezonja has the ability to be the next Manu Ginobili.

At the PG Spot if Philly does not grab DeAngelo Russell, a guy that does not want to sit behind John Wall in the Wizards system is Czech PG Tomas Satoransky, who also plays with deep FC Barcelona squad and if the Sixers could use some of those draft picks they have to grab the rights to Satoransky from the Wizards, they will have a better fit at PG when Dario Saric arrives, because Saric needs the ball and Satoransky is a better spot-up 3 point shooter than MCW and just like Hezonja does, Tomas Satoransky is a high flyer that will get fans out of their seats with BIG TIME FACIAL DUNKS.

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