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Re: Forget Bender, Draft Ante Zizic
« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2016, 03:11:24 PM »

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Re: Forget Bender, Draft Ante Zizic
« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2016, 03:15:39 PM »

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 Wrong Cannon, personally I'm all set with the risk of Bender with are hard earned Nets top 5 pick. When I can have a kid that's just as good late in the first.

So you wouldn't complain if the Celtics ended up drafting both players?




 I would complain if we drafted both, I just don't want to take Bender with the Nets pick that's all.

 If he wants to take two Euro's with the Mavs and Celtics pick that's fine.

 Nets pick either trade for a Veteran, or Okafor, or take a less risky American Stud.



 Bumped. Funny careful what you wish for, Wrote this before the draft and look what happened, we drafted an American Stud with the Nets pick, and Two Euro's with the Dallas and Boston picks. Tp KG, oh wait I can't tip myself...

 Spot on Kg though nice work.
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Re: Forget Bender, Draft Ante Zizic
« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2016, 11:37:00 PM »

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Hmm, very good point about Zizic.  I love that he is a tough rebounder, physical, has post skills, and uses what he has very well at a young age of only 19.  You've got to remember he is producing against adult pros in the Adriatic league so I find that more impressive than numbers put up against collegiate competition.

I've changed my mind several times about the draft but right now I'm thinking --
1. Jamal Murray - pure scorer with upside
2. Taurean Prince - jae crowder 2.0
3. Ante Zizic - tough rebounder/big man

That would give our team a lot of versatility, and hopefully Murray turns into that star player and Prince and Zizic add depth, toughness, and rebounding.

Of course if Blake Griffin becomes available, I'd be willing to trade all those picks and more... LOL

Re: Forget Bender, Draft Ante Zizic
« Reply #33 on: April 09, 2016, 06:28:44 AM »

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Re: Forget Bender, Draft Ante Zizic
« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2016, 07:04:33 AM »

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 Wrong Cannon, personally I'm all set with the risk of Bender with are hard earned Nets top 5 pick. When I can have a kid that's just as good late in the first.

So you wouldn't complain if the Celtics ended up drafting both players?




 I would complain if we drafted both, I just don't want to take Bender with the Nets pick that's all.

 If he wants to take two Euro's with the Mavs and Celtics pick that's fine.

 Nets pick either trade for a Veteran, or Okafor, or take a less risky American Stud.

But who is the less risky American Stud? His competition for the #3 pick as I see it is Brown, Hield and Murray. Brown there is a lot of uncertainty over, although I do think he'll come good. Murray seems like the best of both worlds, some upside and some surety. Which leaves us with Hield, he's had an outstanding year but there should be concerns over whether he can translate his scoring in front of NBA defences and whether he can defend at this level.

Basically I think everyone has risks and at this point in time there isn't enough to justify putting them ahead of Bender

Re: Forget Bender, Draft Ante Zizic
« Reply #35 on: June 24, 2016, 05:39:15 AM »

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 Boom! Nailed this pick on April 8th. And he actually was available at #23 as anticipated.

 Shocking though, Ainge will draft Euro's if he likes them.



 Bumped.

Re: Forget Bender, Draft Ante Zizic
« Reply #36 on: June 24, 2016, 05:49:37 AM »

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I liked Zizic better, I saw some of the stuff the scouts talked about when you saw tape on him.   I can't say this is the case when I watched Bender.   

Better stats too

http://basketball.realgm.com/player/Ante-Zizic/Summary/49134

Rather take this than potential that may never bloom.

Re: Forget Bender, Draft Ante Zizic
« Reply #37 on: June 24, 2016, 06:49:24 AM »

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Ive always hoped we would draft Zizic, was worried he would be drafted a few spots before.

Re: Forget Bender, Draft Ante Zizic
« Reply #38 on: June 29, 2016, 05:38:19 AM »

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 Not only did I say we should take an American Stud with the Nets pick, Check. I also said go ahead and draft Euro's with the Dallas and Boston picks Check and Check.

Re: Forget Bender, Draft Ante Zizic
« Reply #39 on: June 29, 2016, 03:10:09 PM »

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Boom! Nailed this pick on April 8th. And he actually was available at #23 as anticipated.

 Shocking though, Ainge will draft Euro's if he likes them.



 Bumped.

You nailed it.

Bender is going to need 2-3 yeara before his body is ready for the nba

Re: Forget Bender, Draft Ante Zizic
« Reply #40 on: June 29, 2016, 03:36:28 PM »

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The more I see of this Zizic kid what's not to like? I love the way he plays. Looks like he's got some Steven Adams in him.

Re: Forget Bender, Draft Ante Zizic
« Reply #41 on: June 29, 2016, 03:45:58 PM »

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http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Ivica-Zubac-73314/

This Zubac kid sounds raw, but might be a draft and stash option as well.

Smitty77

Should have with our 31st pick. Sigh.

Re: Forget Bender, Draft Ante Zizic
« Reply #42 on: June 29, 2016, 03:48:29 PM »

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Boom! Nailed this pick on April 8th. And he actually was available at #23 as anticipated.

 Shocking though, Ainge will draft Euro's if he likes them.



 Bumped.

You nailed it.

Bender is going to need 2-3 yeara before his body is ready for the nba

Every single person Danny drafted this year is built like a tank. Has anyone else noticed? They are all NBA ready physically, big time.

Re: Forget Bender, Draft Ante Zizic
« Reply #43 on: June 29, 2016, 04:08:13 PM »

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Re: Forget Bender, Draft Ante Zizic
« Reply #44 on: June 29, 2016, 04:23:22 PM »

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 Not only did I say we should take an American Stud with the Nets pick, Check. I also said go ahead and draft Euro's with the Dallas and Boston picks Check and Check.
TP for getting it right!

After watching the Zizic highlights I really like how hard he plays. If he can bring that type of energy consistently he has a place in the NBA. He is the type of rebounder this team will need if they move on from Sullinger long term.

 I'd be fine giving a free agent agent center a two year deal, then by year 3 Zizic, Yabusele or someone else we draft will be ready to take over in the front curt. Hopefully this is the start of drafting well internationally. The spurs have found countless quality players doing this and it would be nice if we could emulate that.
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