BACK ON THE EASTSIDE: GIRA JE NAKON KUKOČA DRUGI HRVATSKI KOŠARKAŠ NA ROSTERU 76ERSA...
Drago mi je da je Gira s nama. Imamo mladu i vrlo talentiranu momčad i vjerujem da će Gordan biti pravo pojačanje.
Nakon svega što je proživio u Utahu, te u privatnom životu očekujem novi početak u njegovoj karijeri.
Početak koji će ga vratiti u vrijeme kada je bio miran, precizan i efikasan.
scout, Philadelphia 76ers
Gira novi Sixer!
KLARA, SRETAN TI PRVI ROĐENDAN!
..dobro da su dečki iz Euroleague na TOP 10 dodali imena, kada već nema komentara...
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REGIONALNI KOŠARKAŠKI SPEKTAKL
NLB All Stars @ Ljubljana: the East and West selections are known
After we received votes from you, our dear basketball fans, we continued with the voting poll among all 14 coaches in teh NLB league which finally gave us results. The East and West selection is now finally known in its complete form as shown below.
HRVOJE KOVAČEVIĆ COMEBACK MIX: H, ako se nakon ovog zakucavanja vs Partizan ne prijaviš za cro-all stars slam dunk competition, Mi ćemo...
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Just for the record: T-Blazers looking to win 11th straight...
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COMING UP: HRVOJE KOVAČEVIĆ COMEBACK MIX, PRESS CONFERENCE...
NBA zurück im DSF
Buzzer-Beater, Monster-Blocks und atemberau-bende Dunks - die weltbeste Basketball-Liga spielt auch in der Saison 2007/08 im DSF: Je-den Samstag präsentiert NBA Action in einer halben Stunde News, Portraits und Hintergründe aus der National Basketball Association.
ZADNJA JOKINA ZG PRESSICA (20-12-2007) + SERGIO SCARIOLO'S COMMENTS ON CIBONA CHEMISTRY...
Kako si...šta ima?
Vidim burno je pod Tornjem! Vjerujem da je zanimljivo sve to pratiti. Zaista se slažem s tobom. I za Ayusa i za ostalo..ponekad mi se čini da Ayuso jedini razmišlja ko je u boljoj poziciji u nekim situacijama...umjesto da je "pripaljuje"!
Bar je tako bilo u ovoj zadnjoj tekmi...
Večeras NBA na OBN uz "mile i stručne tonove" glasa Edina Avdića:
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Kada bi barem Garnettovi Celticsi & Royevi T-Blazersi nastavili u pobjedničkom tonusu i osvježili nas tijekom svibnja/lipnja iduće godine...sit sam Spursa & Pistonsa...i Vi pretpostavljam...
Zvuči kao Božićna želja...
CIBONA vs UNICAJA by REPRIZA.NET
Danas jednostavno nisam mogao ostati imun na pisanje. Smučilo mi se od copy-pastea u posljednje vrijeme, a pogotovo kada sam incognito u Tram 14 čuo da urednica ovog portala traži mlade i nadobudne novinare koji neće ići po pressicama i baviti se istraživačkim novinarstvom u slobodno vrijeme, već će isključivo surfati, prevoditi razno-razne showbiz vijestice, i zarađivati 2-3 soma, taman koliko im je potrebno za paraleni noćni život.
Moja priča je drugačija; mnogi od Vas je znaju, mnogi od Vas je žele znati. Novinarstvom se bavim u slobodno vrijeme nakon posla, dogurao sam poprilično daleko u posljednjih par sezona, pratim isključivo košarku. Imam veliki kredit kod svoje žene s curicom, uže i šire obitelji i mnogobrojnih & dragocjenih prijatelja. Ova sezona je za mene na neki način specijalna - nikada nisam bio uključen u toliko projekata, nikada prije nisam imao ovakav backstage pristup događanjima.
Zahvaljujući uredniku magazina SuperKošarka Vladimiru Radičeviću i ljudima iz uprave KK Cibona ove sezone sam postao i akreditirani novinar pod Tornjem. Dobio sam pravu priliku biti bliže igračima i trenerima, kako domaće tako i gostujućih ekipa. Za sada, stišao sam navijačke strasti i ograničio sam se na ulogu objektivnog promatrača – ipak ima poprilično iskusnijih kolega koji će pitati na pressici, ipak oni zarađuju za kruh, a ja sam tamo u svoje slobodno vrijeme.
Priznajem da sam pod teretom poslovnih i obiteljskih obaveza Vama ostao dužan u posljednjih par mjeseci za barem brief inside o tome što se zaista događa u Ciboni.
Probati ću to nadoknaditi večeras, prije sutrašnjeg predbožićnog shoppinga...
Ovosezonski roster Cibone ponudio je jednu šaroliku raznovrsnost imena koja je barem na papiru trebala biti garancija solidnih predstava, ako ne i dobrih rezultata. Doveden je svježi (da ne kažem rookie, coach) koji je unatoč relativnom neiskustvu, svojom energijom i igračkim (ako ne trenerskim) iskustvom trebao biti garancija kakve-takve igračko-trenerske kemije.
Sergio Scariolo, trener koji je s Scavolinijem na početku svoje trenerske karijere držao u pat poziciji jedne NY Knickse (McDonalds Open 1990.), jučer je na upit kolega Nevena Bertičevića odlično primijetio:
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JUČER U CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA..
Michael Jordan Works Out,
Talks About Bobcats
Managing Member of Basketball Operations Michael Jordan took the court with the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday for a brief workout with the team. While Jordan demonstratively laughed off the possibility of a comeback, he did take time after practice to talk with the media about a host of different things pertaining to the Bobcats. The following is a transcript of Jordan's meeting with the media:
(On his being involved in practice the last several days)
This was more or less for the morale of the players. The last couple of days it has been all about trying to get them to focus on the little things and to play as a team. They’ve been in a lot of games. The Orlando game was a great example, they came out and played great as one unit. In the second half it became a bunch of individuals, which in essence shows that when you play together as a unit you can beat some good solid teams. But as soon as you become individuals, you can’t do anything right. I also told them yesterday that on this team we have no All-Stars – none. That means everybody has to rely upon each other to be successful. Until we develop an All-Star that can take over a game, I think it’s very important for them to understand that they have to play as a unit. I think that’s the message that a lot of the guys got. As I said in the meetings yesterday and watching film, I utilized my experience on a team and in a structured situation to know that a lot of the little things, these guys are not doing.
They need to focus on utilizing everybody’s talents. It’s starts with Raymond (Felton) and it starts with Jeff (McInnis), in terms that they are the leaders on the basketball court. They are the most integral part of our team right now because everybody goes with their leadership, from their aggressive defense to them setting up plays. Most of my conversation were with them, as well as with Gerald (Wallace), (Emeka) Okafor and Jason Richardson, because they’re leaders too, when you look at it, but everything starts with them (point guards) as well as with the coaching staff and the team in terms of understanding what their responsibilities are. It was a workshop this week because I felt like they needed it. They were getting at a point, where they just could not get over the hump. A lot of that is because of their own play, partly because of the way they go out and focus on some of the little things. It was good. Today wasn’t anything, except me getting exercise, so don’t take it out of context.
(On why he initially didn’t want to practice with the team)
Initially I said no, mainly because I felt like if you’re going to compete at this level you have an inner drive to be the best athlete. You definitely don’t need anybody else to motivate you. That’s all though predicated on the way I approached the situation as opposed to how some of these kids approach it. We have to see how they respond to this, this is just practice, we still have games to play to see how this all plays out. Don’t use this as an excuse, use it as a stepping-stone to go out and play. If you go out tomorrow and do the same thing, you can care less if I come here and hang out with you. But if you take what I said and my actions of being around and put it to good use, then it’s a tool we can revisit quite often, but if there are not results, don’t use it as an excuse.
(What made him decide to come to practice)
What we really made me (decide to come to practice), was because they were missing so many little things. You can see if they play with the right focus, they can do it. The Boston game was a great game, there was just one mistake at the end of the game. The Orlando game, which I saw the other night when I was here. I was nervous about, obviously because it’s the first national television game and you didn’t know how they were going to come out. They were nervous and they came out and relied upon each other and they played extremely well and had a nine-point lead. Once they got that comfort, they reverted back to old habits. “It’s a television game, this is where I can showcase my talents.” It became more an individual game and not using all the components within the team as they did in the first half.
That’s when I made the point to say, “Let me see if I can look at the film with these guys and let them see what I see from my perspective and then relay it to them and see if they understand what I’m seeing.” Not in a derogatory way, but more or less in helpful way. I thought the game against Orlando, they could have stepped out and made a name for themselves. They did, but so quickly they reverted back to old habits in the second half. That proves to me that they have it, you just have to somehow get it out of them, so they focus on all 15 guys, as opposed to one guy here or one guy there being the focus. I think the last couple of days we had great conversations. We had a great dialogue between myself and every player on this team. I felt good about it, but now can they take it and use it tomorrow. It’s a tough opponent tomorrow. Utah’s strling, but they are very solid in screen-and-rolls, which is one of our weaknesses. It’s going to test whether we comprehend what we were always discussing in the film session yesterday. I think they have it, but we’ll know tomorrow.
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(On if he and the coaching staff are tough on Raymond Felton)
Not tough, just demanding. Raymond’s fourth year is coming up. By now we should start to see more consistency in his play, less turnovers, more leadership so that you don’t have periods where you come down and lose the ball with no shot on three straight plays On that fourth play you have to focus. What we used to do is have a designed play where we know we can get a good shot. He still strles with that. He still takes it upon himself to say, “I can do it myself.” It’s not what we probably expect.
There may be situations where he can do it, but you still need all 11 players. My comment, I don’t mean it as a derogatory sense, is that we don’t have any All-Stars on our team. We have a lot of guys who are on the verge, but those little things get you over the hump. Consistency gets you over the hump. It’s not what you think, but it’s what your productivity is over a consistent basis. I felt like I needed to say that so everybody understands and they can look and say, ‘You know, you’re right.’
None of these guys have been All-Stars. We have two guys who have been on winning teams D.A. (Derek Anderson) and now, Nazr (Mohammed). The rest of the guys are trying to establish themselves in terms of a winning situation. Let’s understand who we are so we can move from that and utilize each other as pieces of puzzle to paint a different picture. But if you have a different vision of the picture then we’re losing the battle already. So let’s get everybody on the same page.
(On if it’s important for the Bobcats to focus on getting the ball in the post)
Totally. We have a good post up guy in Mohammed, as you saw in the Atlanta game. He goes in and Raymond got a layup. He got everybody operating and moving without the ball. He’s able to find people. Okafor can do that but we have to get him the ball and allow him to be part of it – make him a threat. If we can’t penetrate the defense with our dribble, then penetrate with a pass. We have in certain situations been able to get good things once the ball goes in the middle. Now it’s not going to be every night, but at least you focus on it and put the pressure on the defense to react in some way and now the perimeter comes into play.
When you start individualizing the game, where everybody wants to be “the guy” then you’re going to have that lull in our success. Let’s focus on what has really been a strong point for us, which is getting the ball in the post. Granted you have Jason Richardson, who is probably shooting the best three-point shot, but we have yet to figure out how to get Matt Carroll operating. His strong play is coming off screens, extending the defense, keeping the spacing. If we have Matt Carroll out there trying to go one-on-one, we have problems.
These are the conversations I made a point to have with the guys as well as the coaching staff from my perspective. Sam (Vincent) is totally saying the same thing but coming from me is resonates a little more and a little bit fast. How I look at the value of each player, is to evaluate the components of the team. It’s not about paying a guy $15 million because he averages 30 points, but you win 15 games. That to me doesn’t benefit the team. To me it’s about building with 12-13 solid players and you go out and win ball games and everybody consistently plays their role.
(On Nazr Mohammed)
I’ve played with Nazr (Mohammed) quite a bit. I’ve seen him play. He’s a consistent guy, a great locker room guy, a great veteran and he wasn’t getting much time in Detroit. We’ve been beating the wires trying to find someone consistent, someone of value, not too extreme where it hurts us long-term as far as financial planning with the cap. Nazr’s contract didn’t hurt us. We made a commitment with it, but it didn’t hurt us. If we feel like we have the right components to make it work, let’s do it.
We feel like we’ve been doing that for the last couple of months, trying to find replacements for Sean (May) and Adam (Morrison), who are out for the whole year. We ask our young kids to do a lot. They’re learning at the same time so we can’t expect the consistency each and every game. I think Jared (Dudley) has given us a lot, a lot more than what we expected at this stage. For him to see more time, it’s only going to elevate his skills long term, but to ask to get immediate results, we had to go out and find someone.
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(On what they are going to do with the open roster spot)
Nothing right now. We don’t want to just make a deal to make a deal because we have an empty space. If there is something out there that can add to this team and it’s economically worthwhile, we would look at it. We have the flexibility to add another player. I don’t see a need right now, but our options are always open which to me is most important thing with this organization is to keep your options open.
To see and hear more from Jordan's practice with the Bobcats tune into News 14 Carolina on Wednesday at 7 p.m. as the Bobcats take on the Utah Jazz.
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That’s why we love Ricky Rubio
Did we need a bounce pass between the legs to start talking about the Spanish prodigy again?
Since his team - Joventut Badalona - does not play the Euroleague this season, Ricky Rubio has gone a little off the radar those last few months. Well for anyone outside of Spain because on the national scene, he’s been unbelievable. Leading the ACB in steals and bringing wins after wins to his Badalona team.
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The scary thing with Rubio is he’s still unable to rent a porn in a video store. He’s still 17 and if I’m the head coach of the Spanish National Team, I already feel like having an aspirine if I have to choose between Calderon, Cabezas, Raul Lopez, Sergio Rodriguez, Sergio Llull and Ricky.
Ricky has developped a good stroke from the outside and generally speaking has established himself as a true offensive threat (14 ppg in 23 minutes in the Spanish League), without taking it easy in any way on the defensive end. Word is he has become a better distributor and has cut down on his turnovers. You’d think he takes fewer risks with the ball in his hands? Have a look at above video clip (fast forward to 1257) and I’m sure you couldn’t tell…
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Trail Blazers Look To Make It 8 In A Row
Seven wins and counting. At least the Trail Blazers hope to continue the count Monday when they play the New Orleans Hornets for the 3rd time this season.
The Trail Blazers seem to be unstoppable right now. They are the hottest team in the Western Conference, only the Celtics are currently on a larger winning streak. Portland picked up their 7th continuous victory on Sunday against the Nets, the same team who snapped the Blazers second largest streak this season, when they grabbed 4 wins in a row at home. This time the Hornets are hoping to be the spoiler, but with the way Portland has been performing, combined with their home wins record this season (9/3), it won’t be easy.
That’s not to say maintaining their hot streak is going to be simple for Portland. The Hornets, 15-9, are having an incredibly strong season of their own. The young Hornets team is hot off a victory in Phoenix, and if they can take out the number 2 team in the western conference, then Portland is faced with a serious challenge. Both teams picked up a victory off the other this season, and this 3rd match-up will be the tie- breaker. So fans can expect a high energy-and high scoring- affair. Last game Portland had a new season high with 61 points at the half, and with Aldridge returning to the line-up, they might surpass that.
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The Portland team has been playing incredible in the absence of Aldridge who has been out with an injury the past 4 games. This is due mostly to the stand out performances of the bench. Channing Frye has filled Aldridge’s shoes successfully, especially on Sunday when he scored 14 points in the first quarter alone. The team must continue to play in this fashion even with Aldridge’s return - as the combination will be unstoppable.
Brandon Roy will be matched up with Chris Paul, the Hornets’ leading scorer- averaging 21.5 points this season. Roy has led Portland in scoring, averaging 18 points. Roy can expect to be double teamed excessively, so he’ll have to concentrate on delivering assists as much as gathering his own baskets.
Joel Pryzbilla has been a standout player for Portland this season, and he will be a key factor when it comes to blocks and rebounding, two big factors in their last victory. He will have to battle Tyson Chandler for those R’s, which will be a tough match as the New Orleans’ center has averaged 11 a game this season.
This will be LaMarcus Aldridge’s first game back, and immediately upon returning he is faced with the great task of taking on power forward David West. West played phenomenally in their last game against Portland, scoring 34 points in that match-up. So defending West will be crucial, they need to try to hold him to single digits to take the victory.
BULLS vs SPURS 1995/96 – MJ23 38pts, 9 rebounds, 4 steals: This is the 10th game of the Bulls' historic 1995-96 season, where they end the regular season with a record of 72-10. This win was their 4th straight, improving their record to 9-1. Jordan was his usual self, coolly dropping an efficient 38 points. His impeccable mid-range game was on display here as he sank his smooth fade-aways all night long.
The Trail Blazer team never likes to disappoint the home crowd, and the confidence they’ve gained over this winning streak can certainly carry them to that 8th straight victory, making this the game to see.
The game airs locally at 7 pm on Comcast Sports Network.
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Keeping it real isn't always the best motto
In the wake of someone allegedly shooting at Jamaal Tinsley Sunday in Indiana and Sean Taylor’s recent murder – as well as this summer’s home invasions of Antoine Walker and Eddy Curry – it’s understandable to wonder about the danger of being a professional athlete.
Athletes are often criticized for carrying guns, but are these examples why they feel the need to carry?
Could athletes eliminate much of the threat by better picking the company they keep and choosing where (or where not to) go at night? Is it even fair to ask athletes to stay away from clubs?
Is it fair to ask them to leave their friends behind? The same people who cared and believed in them before they became successful?
Unfortunately, yes. Anyone who is successful will tell you firsthand that with success, change has to occur. In my estimation that is why most people aren’t successful. They are afraid of change.
In religion they call it blocking your blessings. In sports, it’s called knowing your personnel.
Some people are actually afraid of success because success sometimes requires you to remove yourself from familiar surroundings. Who doesn’t want to be in a place that everybody knows your name?
It’s the same reason why an abusive couple stays together. They’re afraid not of the consequences of their current problems, but what will happen if they do change.
In today’s society, having a gun in the house is acceptable, in my opinion. But if you’re going out and risking your multimillion-dollar livelihood in the less-controlled environment of the streets, you might want to consider hiring a bodyguard.
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I totally understand that random stuff happens and that most players and other successful people are targets. But we increase our chances of becoming a target based on whom we hang with and where we go.
Are you more prone to run into trouble if you’re a regular attendee of strip clubs and night clubs, and you have a crew of friends that can’t adapt to your success? Yes! That’s where the madness happens.
I’m not saying that you have to stay home and be a hermit, but you do need to be selective. And even then you can still have problems. The key is bringing along friends who can adjust to your success.
Everyone in rap music screams, “Keep it real!” But do you honestly think Jay-Z has every member of the Marcy Projects still hanging with him? Do you really think that all of Michael Jordan’s crew from Wilmington, N.C., was sitting in Chapel Hill when he went to college? Or, for that matter, now sitting in one of his mansions?
With success comes change, and that change sometimes involves selecting better company. There’s an endless list of superstars, including Mike Tyson, Pacman Jones and Michael Vick, who haven’t been able to make wise decisions. That’s because they’re too concerned with trying to “keep it real.”
I have a new philosophy: Keep it right. It’s one thing to become successful. It’s another thing to maintain that success.
FIBA PR N°58
Meeting of the FIBA Central Board in Chicago
The FIBA Central Board met yesterday, Saturday 8th December, and today, Sunday 9th December, for its 3rd Session of the 2006-2010 Term of Office in Chicago, USA.
The meeting of the Central Board was organized in cooperation with USA Basketball, with the assistance of the United States Olympic Committee and World Sport Chicago, and featured the presence of the leaders from the NBA, the NCAA and of the host national federation, USA Basketball.
NBA Commissioner David J. Stern, NCAA President Myles Brand and USA Basketball President and FIBA Central Board member Val Ackerman all participated in phases of the meeting, accompanied by their respective top executive officers. Mr. Stern, Mr. Brand and Ms. Ackerman provided presentations on their organizations and participated in very productive debates with the FIBA Central Board members.
The working sessions with the NBA and the NCAA have been regarded by the FIBA Central Board as another very positive step in a long and fruitful collaboration with these two prestigious basketball organisations operating in the USA. Indeed, the presence of the NBA and the NCAA at the FIBA Central Board meeting is unmistakable proof of the continuous willingness of all parties involved to work together on many future initiatives and projects for the growth of basketball.
Below are some of the issues discussed and some of the decisions taken by the FIBA Central Board, which concluded its meeting on Sunday evening.
2. FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament to take place in Greece
The Central Board decided that the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men will take place, from 14th to 20th July 2008, in Athens, Greece, in the 18.000-seat OAKA Sports Arena located in Maroussi.
The remaining three men's berths for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games will be decided in this 12-team FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament that will feature the following participants: Brazil, Cape Verde, Canada, Cameroon, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Korea, Lebanon, New Zealand, Puerto Rico and Slovenia.
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The following nine teams have already booked their tickets for the Olympic Basketball Tournament for Men that will take place in Beijing, China, from 10th to 24th August 2008: Angola, Argentina, Australia, China, Iran, Lithuania, Russia, Spain and USA.
The draw that will determine the composition of the four groups of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men will take place on 31st January 2008 in Athens, Greece.
For further information on the system of competition of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men, please refer to Press Release # 53 or to the following link.
10. Opening of the bidding process for the FIBA 2014 World Championship
The FIBA Central Board decided to open the bidding process for the 2014 World Championship for Men. All National Federations interested in hosting FIBA's premier championship in 2014 will be required to send their letters of interest to FIBA by 30th April 2008. The complete bidding process will end when the Central Board decides the host during its meeting of April 2009.
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Evo par instant savjeta iz moje ponoćne kuhinje o tome kako postati sezonski hit, a ne instant mit:
- OBRANA1: inferiornost u skoku, posebice obrambenom
- OBRANA2: no help-defence (nema pomaganja suigračima)
- NAPAD1: beskonačno «carinjenje» lopte od strane playeva
- NAPAD2: napadačka neprotočnost lopte, posebno u obliku nastavaka JEDINE AKCIJE
- OBRANA: prima se previše laganih koševa
- NAPAD: ofenzivne akcije «pročitane»
- promijeniti akciju ili uigrati potencijalne nastavke postojeće akcije
- dati Andriću/Kaštropilu/Žoriću više minuta u rotaciji s Hoskinom
- dati Roziću/Krasiću više minuta na niskom krilu
- razmisliti o eventualnom pomicanju Larrya Ayusa na jedinicu
- REANIMACIJA MINUTAMA ANDRIĆA & ROZIĆA, LOPTAMA AYUSA...
- TEŽIŠTE IGRE U NAPADU PRIBLIŽITI KOŠU, IGRATI S VIŠIM PETORKAMA
Naravno, vrijedi spomenuti i BITNE PRETPOSTAVKE gore navednog plana:
1. Lukša Andrić u potpunosti je spreman za pravu euroligašku minutažu.
2. Sukob Ayusa i Vrankovića izmišljotina je vladajućeg cro-sportskog lobija.
Ayuso još uvijek predstavlja potencijalno najveći magnet za cro-sportsku publiku...
Marjan Crnogaj a.k.a. Muraya
CIBONA vs HELIOS 08-12-07: Press conf.
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NBA na OBN-u
Sutra prema (NE)pouzdanom infou sa TXT-a planiran je (opet) odgođeni prenos Toronto vs Houston sa neizbježnim & super sjajnim EDINOM AVDIĆEM.
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Yi Jianlian Mix by Patrys15
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Take it with a pinch of salt, što bi se reklo... i opet budite spremni na OBN akrobacije poput one od prije dvije sedmice (Warriors @ Raptors) ali mislim da ipak stoji termin između 22 i 22.20 za ovu tekmu!!!
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REDOVITI GOST UTAKMICA UTAH FLASHA: Jerry Sloan, head coach Utah Jazza (13-7)...
CROATIAN NBDL AMBASADOR
Aleksandar Ugrinoski: "Borim se!"
Na treningu sam odličan, svi su jako zadovoljni sa mnom i polako dobijam sve veću minutazu.
Jučer sam igrao 13 minuta, te su me trener i GM jako pohvalili poslije utakmice, iako smo izgubili!!
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Ovdje nije lako igrati jer cijelo vrijeme dolaze igrači iz NBA-a; evo prije dva dana mi je došao Gabe Pruitt iz Bostona, ali borim se i nadam se da ću biti sve bolji i bolji te da ću dobijati veću minutažu.
Trener mi vjeruje, daje mi šansu i moram je iskoristiti! Ekipa mi je stvarno super, svi su me jako dobro prihvatili, igramo dosta dobro - za sada smo 3-3, ali sezona je duga - ima čak 50 utakmica na rasporedu!
IVERSON'S 51-POINT NIGHT (NUGGETS LOSS TO THE LAKERS)
Two group leads spoken for after Wednesday results
Week 7 got underway on Wednesday with seven games that already left a clear picture of how the group leadership situation shapes up at the halfway mark of the regular season.
For the second week in a row, CSKA Moscow overcame injuries to keep hold of first place in Group A. Even without starters Matjaz Smodis and Alexey Savrasenko, not to mention Euroleague MVP Theodoros Papaloukas, CSKA cruised past visiting VidiVici Bolonga 79-53 as six players scored between 10 and 16 points.
WE ARE ALL WITNESSES - BOSTON'S BIG TICKET (Copyright 2007 NBAE/Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images):
The Celtics are 14-2 after beating the LeBron-less Cavs on Sunday. They are limiting opponents to just 87.4 points per game and 40.5% FG shooting. They also boast a +4.8 rebounding advantage and a +6.9 assist advantage.
PO ZORI SE DAN POZNAJE...
Garnett leading early MVP field
The NBA season is a month old and there are a few subjects I’m already tired of discussing.
First, no more Kobe Bryant trade talk. I really doubt the Los Angeles Lakers’ Mitch Kupchak wants to be remembered as the GM who traded Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe.
Second, can we put a hold on the New York Knicks’ soap opera. There’s always drama on a last-place team, but do we need to talk about it this much.. I doubt it.
Lastly, the Big Three is for real in Boston. Stop waiting for their demise.
So this week I’m focusing on the top individuals in the early going who have separated themselves from the pack as MVP candidates. And, yes, they are listed in order of preference.
1. Kevin Garnett: He, along with Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, have transformed the Celtics into America’s team. But, more than any other player, Garnett has given the Celtics his identity.
2. Dwight Howard: He has put the Orlando Magic on his young shoulders. The league’s best center once again resides in south Florida.
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3a. LeBron James: He is the 2007 version of Oscar Robertson. Want to know what the Cavaliers would be like without him? Go back and watch their 70-point performance against Boston on Sunday.
3b. Deron Williams: Surprise. Some people think his teammate, Carlos Boozer, leads the way for Utah. Williams, however, is the engine that makes the team go. He’s the reincarnation of Jason Kidd, only with a jump shot.
5. Steve Nash: As each year goes by, he seems to only be getting better.
FORWARD WITH FUTURE MIX by PATRYS15: Sean Williams, New Jersey Nets...
ON THE FIRE BRIGADE...
Early Season Studs
These players have impressed early on, performing much better than their average draft positions. If you own several of them, then your team is probably at or near the top of your league's standings. Hopefully you checked out my Rankings Comparison before the season started, because I sested that Jefferson, Terry, Kirilenko, and Ginobili were all being underrated.
#1. Richard Jefferson
38.3 min, 26.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.1 steals, .5 blocks, .9 threes, 47.4% FG, 93.7% FT
R-Jeff is back! After a disappointing '06-07 season that was hampered by injuries to both his ankles, Jefferson is healthy and dominating early on. His +12.3 Roland Rating is tops on the Nets. He's been very aggressive on offense, getting to the line 10 times per game and shooting a remarkable 97.1%. However, considering his career mark is just 77.7% FT, that number will surely fall. His 26.9 points and 1.29 steals per game are also well above his career-highs. Those numbers may slide a little, but R-Jeff has room to improve both his rebounds (5.6) and assists (2.4). In '05-06 he averaged 6.8 boards and 3.8 dimes per game, a good sign that he'll improve on his current numbers. The recent injury to Vince Carter will only help his cause. Jefferson is looking like he'll be a top 20 fantasy player all season long.
#2. Ronnie Brewer
29.7 min, 14.7 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 2.8 steals, .2 blocks, .4 threes, 54.0% FG, 85.0% FT
Brewer has been phenomenal in his 2nd NBA season. On offense, he's scoring 14.7 points per game on 54% FG shooting and 85% FT shooting. With Deron and Boozer commanding most of the attention, Brewer gets a lot of quality shots, so he should be able to keep his FG% above 50%. Of course, most of his fantasy value comes from his defense. He's currently 4th in the league with 2.78 steals per game. This is not a fluke, as he averaged 2.59 thefts per game in college. Even if he starts to strle with his shot, Brewer will continue to get the majority of minutes at shooting guard because his defense is vastly superior to Giricek's. If he can average 14 ppg on 52% FG shooting and 80% FT shooting to go along with 2.5+ steals, he'll continue to be a top 50 fantasy player.
#3. Rudy Gay
32.9 min, 20.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, .7 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.1 blocks, 1.6 threes, 51.4% FG, 78.1% FT
Rudy Gay has also emerged in his sophomore season. His points (20.6) and threes (1.57) are about double what he averaged last season, and his shooting %'s are way up. After shooting just 42.2% from the field and 72.7% from the line last year, he's shooting 51.9% and 78.1% respectively early on. Gay's length and athleticism allow him to get a steal and a block per game no problem. Even if his shooting starts to decline, Gay can sustain his current fantasy value by improving his boards (3.7) and assists (.7). He averaged 4.5 boards and 1.3 dimes as a rookie, so his current numbers will surely improve. Gay's ceiling is very high, and if he continues to improve he'll be a 3rd round pick next year.
#4. Hedo Turkoglu
34.7 min, 18.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.2 steals, .2 blocks, 2.0 threes, 43.8% FG, 70.0% FT
What a resurgence for Hedo: he's currently averaging career-highs in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and threes per game! He has really benefited from the departure of Grant Hill and the loss of Tony Battie to injury (which forced Lewis to play more PF). Oh yeah, I'm sure playing with the Man-Beast helps a little bit as well. Can Hedo continue putting up these stellar stats? Well, judging by his current shooting %'s (43.8% FG, 70% FT), I'd say the answer is yes. In '05-06 he shot 45.4% from the field and 86.1% from the line, well above his current numbers. I understand if you want to sell high on Hedo, but he's going to be putting up solid fantasy lines all season long.
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#5. Jamal Crawford
40.3 min, 18.7 points, 2.6 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.6 steals, .6 blocks, 1.4 threes, 41.7% FG, 86.1% FT
Crawford is off to a sweet start this season, averaging career-highs in points, assists, steals, blocks, and FT%. There's a good chance his steals and blocks will decline, but Crawford can easily maintain his other numbers. In fact, his 1.4 threes per game are nothing compared to the 2.2 per game he averaged after the All-Star break last season. Considering that Isiah is having issues (to say the least) with Marbury but is giving Crawford all the minutes he can handle, Jamal should continue to put up big numbers.
#6. Kevin Martin
40.0 min, 26.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.8 steals, .3 blocks, 2.0 threes, 44.7% FG, 85.6% FT
Kev-Mart has been a top 20 fantasy player early on. He's currently 4th in scoring (behind Kobe, LeBron, and T-Mac) and is getting to the line more than ANYONE else in the league (11.3 FTA/ game). Martin has had to shoulder the scoring load with Artest and Bibby out, but don't expect his points to decline that much. The dude can flat out score. I think the return of Artest is actually going to help out Martin's FG% (which was a solid 47.3% last year). And while his steals are sure to fall, his boards should go up a little bit. Kev-Mart is one of the best young scorers in the game, and he'll keep that title all season long.
#7. Al Harrington
32.8 min, 20.0 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.0 steals, .2 blocks, 2.5 threes, 53.4% FG, 64.7% FT
Harrington has been a stud for the Warriors thus far. He's averaging 20 ppg thanks to a stellar 53.4% FG. Rebounding has been a weakness for Harrington in the past, but he's focused on improving that and is pulling down a career-high 7.2 boards per game. The 2.5 threes per game that he's making as a center-eligible player is what makes Al so special. Harrington is deadly from 3-point range and he's expanded his offensive repertoire by adding super quick spin moves in the paint. His FT% is currently an ugly 64.7%, so there is definitely room for improvement there. The points, threes, and FG% may slide a bit, but Al is clearly an improved player this season.
#8. Jason Terry
32.7 min, 22.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.0 steals, .6 blocks, 2.6 threes, 54.9% FG, 89.7% FT
After starting for most of his 8 year career, fantasy owners wondered how Terry would respond coming off the bench this season. Well, it clearly hasn't bothered him, as he's averaging career-highs in points, blocks, threes, FG%, and FT%. The blocks are an anomaly, but his stellar shooting %'s are not. Since arriving in Dallas 3 years ago, Terry has shot 47% or better from the field, 40% or better from 3-point land, and 80% or better from the line every single season. So his current shooting numbers may slide a bit, but they're not going to fall far. The Jet is one of the most underrated fantasy guards in the league.
MAGAZIN SUPERKOŠARKA BR.22, PROSINAC 2007.
Od ovog broja ekskluzivne NBA fotografije
Od ovog broja Superkošarka i njen izdavač NCL Media Grupa su posebno ponosni što će iz broja u broj imati prilike objavljivati ekskluzivne fotografije tvrtke Getty Images, a to se posebno odnosi na NBA i NCAA ligu.
Novi broj specijaliziranog košarkaškog mjesečnika Superkošarka na više od 100 stranica u broju za mjesec prosinac donosi pregršt zanimljivih tema od kojih izdvajamo veliki intervju s novim trenerom Estudiantesa Velimirom Perasovićem koji govori o svojim počecima, danima u Jugoplastici, odlasku u Španjolsku gdje je igrao 11 godina te o novom trenerskom izazovu.
Od ostalih tema izdvajamo veliki intervju s najboljim igračem Cibone Chrisom Warrenom, ekskluzivni intervju s igračem Toronta Joseom Calderonom te intervju s najboljim igračem Partizana, (21-godišnjim??) Crnogorcem Nikolom Pekovićem.
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Od NBA tema najveći prostor zauzima lice s naslovnice Carmelo Anthony koji od dolaska Allen Iversona igra sve bolje, zatim priču o Gordanu Giričeku koji se čini se na ljeto vraća u Europu, a zanimljiva je i životna priča igrača Bullsa Luola Denga, novog reprezentativca Velike Britanije.
Velik prostor u novom broju zauzima i najava nove NCAA sveučilišne sezone uz obilje zanimljivosti iz povijesti NCAA-a.
Za ljubitelje tema iz prošlosti izdvajamo sjećanje na utakmicu Cibone i Zadra iz 1986. s nekoliko atraktivnih fotografija, zatim životnu priču Elgina Baylora, igrača koji je s LA Lakersima izgubio osam NBA finala, a prisjećmo se i 30. godišnjice incidenta s NBA utakmice kada je Kermit Washington nokautirao najboljeg igrača Houstona Rudyja Tomjanovicha s fotografijama ta dva igrač danas i prije 30 godina.
THE COMEBACK TO HOUSTON S-FRANCHISE MIX...
Super-posteri u novom broju su Kevin Garnett, pojačanje Boston Celticsa i Ben Wallace, najbolji skakač(FTs:34.1%) Chicaga.
WILL HE PLAY TONIGHT? LeBRON JAMES, CAVS @ BOSTON (HOME: 8-0)
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Veliki pozdrav iz Tuzle....
2morrow on OBN....odgođeni prenos Cleveland @ Boston....predviđeno oko 22 h ali mislim da bi prije moglo biti oko 22 i 20...sudeći po dosadašnjoj praksi!!!!
Na TXT stoji direktan prenos ali....pošto je to "preciznost" na nivou svi znamo da se radi o odgođenom prenosu!
Nije isključena promjena u zadnji čas, ali mislim ipak da između 22 h i 22-20h može se očekivat početak ODGOĐENOG PRENOSA!!!
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KK ZAPAD (C1: 4-0) - COACHING KOMBINACIJI MLADOSTI & ISKUSTVA VEČERAS SLIJEDI OGLED S KK KRAPINOM...
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Bulls vs Suns 1988/89
MICHAEL JORDAN vs PHOENIX SUNS 1988/89 - SAŽETAK
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MICHAEL JORDAN vs PHOENIX SUNS 1988/89 – PART3
MICHAEL JORDAN vs PHOENIX SUNS 1988/89 – PART4
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On 21 January 1989, MJ treated us all to an amazing performance, hitting his first 9 shots on his way to scoring 53 Points in the Chicago Stadium against a tough Phoenix Suns team.
Jordan shot 20-28 from the field (71.4%) and 13-15 from the line (86.7%) along with 16 Rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block. Impossible right? Well not for Jordan -- he did that all season.
In perhaps his best all-round season, and maybe the best all-round season of all time, MJ averaged 32.5 points at 53.8% from the field and 85% from the line, along with 8 rebounds, 8 assists, 2.8 steals and 0.8 blocks per game over 81 games.
Brad Miller calls Beno Udrih a ‘metrosexual’
What Beno calls style, Brad calls something else. Kings center Brad Miller has been giving Udrih a hard time about his fashion, and his ridiculing became public on Sunday.
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Total of 18 Croatian players were selected
on NBA Draft throughout the last 30 years
1972 Kresimir Cosic C Portland 10 144
1973 Kresimir Cosic C L.A. Lakers 5 84
1986 Drazen Petrovic SG Portland 3 60
1987 Franjo Arapovic C Atlanta 7 159
1989 Dino Radja PF Boston 2 40
1990 Toni Kukoc F Chicago 2 29
1991 Zan Tabak C Houston 2 51
1998 Bruno Sundov C Dallas 2 35
1999 Gordan Giricek SG Dallas 2 40
2000 Dalibor Bagaric C Chicago 1 24
2000 Josip Sesar SG Seattle 2 47
2002 Mario Kasun C L.A. Clippers 2 41
2003 Zoran Planinic PG New Jersey 1 22
2005 Roko Ukic PG Toronto 2 41
2006 Damir Markota PF Milwaukee 2 59
2007 Stanko Barac C Indiana 2 39
2008 Ante Tomic PF Utah 2 44
2011 Bojan Bogdanovic G/F New Jersey 2 31
2012 Tomislav Zubcic F Toronto 2 56
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