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Old 06-17-2009, 08:50 PM   #56 (permalink)
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To tell you the truth, I love this guy! Mainly because he helped Argentina when nothing and nobody seemed to work! He won that Beijing medal. It was not Ginobili, it was delfino. He and Scola defeated brazil's team (barbosa, splitter, nene, varejao, marcos vinicius, marcelinho machado) when Manu was resting. Delfino carried our team against Greece (he looked like MJ that game - if you doubt about it download the video http://www.bckhimki.ru/files/gallery...lfinooly08.wmv)



the real truth - At the age of 26, he has outstanding talent, but he needs to change his mind a bit. He has to learn that he needs to take over his teams, and he progressed a lot in Russia. He still has a lot of room to improve! He has all the physical tools to become a great scorer in the NBA

Strenghs - He makes a fade away look like an easy shot. He can hit unbelievable shots. His drive has never been outstanding, but he has improved it a lot since he's tall and strong for a guard. He has great ball handling, he developed himself into a reliable game distributor (he can replace Calderon down the strecht or bring up the ball when Jose rests). He has good lateral quickness, what makes him a good defender. He'd be Raptors' best perimeter defender (in case we play D-Wade, Ray Allen, Pierce, Hamilton and other fellows). He's a much more consistent shooter and he improved his court vision (much more assists). He learned how to play off screens. This is the moment for him. He's at his best. He'll be back to the NBA to be great

Weaknesses - he can disappear sometimes (it's much less frequent nowadays), he can turn the ball over when he drives to a crowded basket, he is a backcourt player! Don't let him dead on the corner. He's a streak shooter He can get 6/6 or 1/6

I'm pretty sure Boston would trade Ray Allen for Delfino and fillers (youth movement, defense and cost cutting) . I'm pretty sure Delfino can start on the Bobcats, on the Spurs, on the Magic, on the Heat (SF), on the Hawks (SF), on the Wolves, Thunder, Knicks ... Why not on the Raptors (Bargs and Bosh /whoever he's traded for/ need 3pt shooting and a guy to make a little bit of everything
Nice Great video!


Carlos Delfino, when he's on is very fun to watch he has some intesity and confidence in his ability. He is streaky, but imo he's a better option at SG the AP. I'm looking forward to his return.

I think he'll enjoy playing w/Marion (if he re-signs)
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