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Welp... Ante Zizic Looks Good
« on: March 19, 2018, 10:25:39 PM »

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Our old friend and former "savior in the bigs department" had 13 points and 6 rebounds in 17 minutes against the Bucks tonight on 4-6 shooting.

Had 14 points, 6 rebounds on 7-9 shooting against the Bulls two nights ago.

For the month of March, he's averaging 8 points/4 rebounds/1 block a game in 13 MPG and he's doing it on 81% shooting  :o

Kind of a shame that we had to trade him away just to make the salaries work in the Kyrie trade. An intriguing prospect who looks like he can be a very solid rotational big in the future (could have helped us out a bit as well it seems).
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Re: Welp... Ante Zizic Looks Good
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2018, 10:27:32 PM »

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Considering how the Cavs front office/Lebron rewards this type of output from big men with minimal talent (see Tristan Thompson), he's likely to get a max contract soon if he keeps this up.

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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2018, 10:29:04 PM »

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I think Zizic will turn into an above-average backup center.


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Re: Welp... Ante Zizic Looks Good
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2018, 10:29:19 PM »

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Considering how the Cavs front office/Lebron rewards this type of output from big men with minimal talent (see Tristan Thompson), he's likely to get a max contract soon if he keeps this up.

LOL.

But it's also kind of sad, because despite that, Thompson ALWAYS kills us.

Seems like opposing bigs (even third stringers) always kill us. That's why I'm glad we have the likes of Monroe and Baynes on this team this year. I can understand Anthony Davis killing us last night, but it's annoying when "scrubs" on the other team suddenly have career rebounding nights or something against us, which seemed to be the case a lot last year.  :P

And don't even get me started with us giving up a ton of offensive boards late in games last year...
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Re: Welp... Ante Zizic Looks Good
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2018, 10:34:08 PM »

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Injury aside, I am perfectly happy with Theis over Zizic. I realize Zizic could evolve and we would have more years of control over him, but good teams (like us) can always pick up a back-up center for the minimum the quality of Zizic.

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Our old friend and former "savior in the bigs department" had 13 points and 6 rebounds in 17 minutes against the Bucks tonight on 4-6 shooting.

Had 14 points, 6 rebounds on 7-9 shooting against the Bulls two nights ago.

For the month of March, he's averaging 8 points/4 rebounds/1 block a game in 13 MPG and he's doing it on 81% shooting  :o

Kind of a shame that we had to trade him away just to make the salaries work in the Kyrie trade. An intriguing prospect who looks like he can be a very solid rotational big in the future (could have helped us out a bit as well it seems).

He's churning out meh production on completely unsustainable shooting. Might be a tad premature to crown him as "the one who got away."
Danny Ainge got fleeced.

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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2018, 10:40:19 PM »

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I think Zizic will turn into an above-average backup center.

Same.

I truthfully don't see all-star in him, but he could be a solid player who can also get some starter minutes through the course of a season in case of injuries and such.
2018 Mock Trade Deadline (New York Knicks)

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Re: Welp... Ante Zizic Looks Good
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2018, 11:35:07 PM »

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Iím other news Kyrie has been really good this season and has yet to shift his production and the team into a higher gear

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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2018, 11:36:03 PM »

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But we have the real "Anti-Zizic" in Theis....rather have him.

Remember this:

https://youtu.be/32bal9DQWGg

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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2018, 12:29:29 AM »

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I think Zizic will turn into an above-average backup center.

Same.

I truthfully don't see all-star in him, but he could be a solid player who can also get some starter minutes through the course of a season in case of injuries and such.

We could sign jeff withey if we really miss him. Lots of big stiffs out there

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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2018, 12:40:09 AM »

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Considering how the Cavs front office/Lebron rewards this type of output from big men with minimal talent (see Tristan Thompson), he's likely to get a max contract soon if he keeps this up.

 ;D

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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2018, 01:03:26 AM »

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Are we really judging Ante Zizic to be more than he really is based on two games of unsustainable shooting? I must be posting this on Celticsblog!

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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2018, 02:14:14 AM »

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He played great in summer league so I wasnít surprised.

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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2018, 06:23:04 AM »

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Please take notice that I didn't start this thread  ;D
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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2018, 07:26:07 AM »

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Injury aside, I am perfectly happy with Theis over Zizic. I realize Zizic could evolve and we would have more years of control over him, but good teams (like us) can always pick up a back-up center for the minimum the quality of Zizic.

Yep, we can sign guys like this with our exceptions like we did with Baynes.

If his potential is that of a starter on a quality team then maybe we did miss out.  Iím not too concerned.  We have Irving potentially on our team for a long time.