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Old 05-21-2012, 10:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i select only question and answer about the nba and him.
the chat just finish ten minutes ago. i ask about his relation with the raptors, and if he would come here, but no answer. next time maybe.


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Quels sont pour toi les grandes différences entre le basket européen et le basket américain? Comment expliques-tu que les européens s'intègrent de mieux en mieux en NBA?



Aucune différence. C'est deux paniers, un ballon et cinq contre cinq. C'est juste le même jeu. Avant, on n'était pas à la hauteur physiquement. Maintenant, les Européens sont très physqiues. Ils arrivent et sont prêts à jouer en NBA tout de suite.

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Bonjour Nicolas, avec ce que tu as vu pour l'instant sur les Play-offs, qui va être champion selon toi ?



Sur ce que j'ai vu, San Antoinio et Oklahoma sont largement au-dessus à l'Ouest. A l'est, c'est plus indécis. On ne peut pas dire qui sera en finale. Indiana peut créer la surprise. Je vais la jouer frenchy et jouer une finale San Antonio-Boston et une victoire des Spurs (4-2)
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Penses tu rester à Portland l'an prochain?

Je suis libre au 1er juillet. Retricitive free agent comme on dit. Je vais voir ce qu'il y a sur le marché. Je me dois de regarder, je vais voir les offres. Si une offre m'intéresse, hors Portland, je vais réféléchir. Si je ne trouve rien, je peux rester. (ndlr: Si Portland s'aligne sur l'offre d'un autre club, il peut le garder).

Je suis prêt à rester à Portland. Si Portland s'aligne, vu qu'ils m'ont donné ma chance que les fans y sont géniaux et que je m'y plais. Si j'y reste, ça va. Il y a pire.

J'ai pas envie de gagner plus d''argent pour être sur le banc.
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Quels sont tes stades préférés ? les plus chauds au niveau de l'ambiance ?

Hors Portland? Je ne vois pas... Il n'y a pas mieux que le Rose Garden. C'est 48 minutes d'ambiance. Ils poussent quelque soit le résultat. Même cette saison, avec les résultats décevants, ils sont là. Au dernier match, dernière minute, on recoit quand même une ovation, malgré notre élimination prématurée.



Après, Oklahoma, Utah et Boston, ça peut être chaud aussi.


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Salut Nico, Si tu pouvais réaliser les trades de ton choix, tu irais dans quelle équipe, et avec quels joueurs dans ton 5 idéal?

Je ne parle pas d'une équipe et d'une ville. A San Antonio avec Rodrigue Beaubois, Tony Parker, Ronny Turiaf, Ian Mahinmi, Mickael Piterus, Petro et Kévin Séraphin. Avec Vincent Collet en coach. On serait propres...
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Préfères-tu avoir un statut de franchise player dans une équipe moyenne ou de bas de classement ou être le deuxième, troisième voire quatrième homme d'une grosse cylindrée de la ligue ?

Il y a deux cas. Soit être un joueur important dans une équipe qui joue la gagne. Soit être une star dans une équipe qui perd mais que je ferais remonter...

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Quels sont tes objectifs statistiques pour l'année prochaine ?

J'en ai quatre.

Plus de temps de jeu: Plus de 30 minutes

Pourcentage aux tirs: 50% aux tirs, 42% à 3 points et 88% au lancer.

Et les victoires. C'est la stat la plus importante à la fin.

Après, si je ne fais aucune saison à 20 points de moyenne mais que je ramène trois titres, ça me va!
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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thanks Bankiz - looks cool - I look forward to the translation. I'm going to move this over to the NBA section though.
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
Nasty, right? I cocked that joint back and banged on him!

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I was hoping you'd manage to subtly slip a Toronto question in there and see if he comes back with nothing but venom.
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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From the little french that I somewhat remember, he wants to remain in portland and believes the pacers will beat the heat and it will be a boston okc final
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Here's the Chrome translation. It's not great but you get the gist.

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What are for you the major differences between European basketball and American basketball? How do you explain that Europeans are increasingly integrated in the NBA?

No difference. It's two baskets, one ball and five against five. It's just the same game before, we did not measure up physically. Now the Europeans are very physqiues. They arrive and are pr Ets to play in the NBA right now.


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Hello Nicolas, with what you have seen so far in the Playoffs, who will be champion you think?

On what I saw, San Antoinio and Oklahoma are well above the West. To the east is more uncertain. We can not say who will be in the final. Indiana can cause an upset. I'll play it and play a final frenchy San Antonio-Boston and a victory for Spurs (4-2)


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Do you stay in Portland next year?

I'm free at 1 July. Retricitive free agent as they say. I'll see what's on the market. I must look, I see the offers. If an offer interests me, off Portland, I will réféléchir. If I find nothing, I can stay. (Note: If Portland is aligned with the offer from another club, he can keep it). I pr and stay in Portland. If Portland is aligned, as they gave me my chance that the fans are awesome and I like it. If I stay, so good. It gets worse. I do not want to earn more money'' to be on the bench.


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What are your stages pr éférés? hottest in the atmosphere?

Outside Portland? I do not see ... There is no better than the Rose Garden. It's 48 minutes of ambience. They push whatever the outcome. Even this season, with disappointing results, they are there. The last game, last minute, we nevertheless receives a standing ovation, despite our elimination pr ématurée. After, Oklahoma, Utah and Boston, it can be hot too.


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Hi Nick, If you could make the trades of your choice, you would go to what team and what are your five best players?

I'm not talking about a team and a city. In San Antonio Rodrigue Beaubois, Tony Parker, Ronny Turiaf, Ian Mahinmi, Mickael Piterus, Petro and Kevin Seraphin. With coach Vincent Collet. It would own ...


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Pr éfères you have a franchise player status in an average team or be ranked lowest or the second, third or fourth man in a large displacement of the league?

There are two cases. Either be a major player in a team that plays wins. Either be a star in a losing team but I'd go back ...


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What are your goals for next year's statistics?

I have four. More playing time: More than 30 minutes to fire Percentage: 50% shooting, 42% to 88% and 3 points to start. And the victories . This is the most important stat to finish. After, if I make no season to average 20 points, but I took three titles, it suits me!

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Old 05-21-2012, 11:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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here is finally my translation :

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for you, which are the difference between european baskball and the NBA ?

Quels sont pour toi les grandes différences entre le basket européen et le basket américain? How do you explain that Europeans have increasingly better integration in the NBA?


NO difference. still 2 buckets, a ball and 5-on-5. It's the same game. In the past, europeans were not body-ready. In recent years, europeans came a more body-ready.
They come in the NBA and are ready to play right away.
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At the moment during the PLayoffs, which team do you see champion ?

For what i see, San Antoinio and Oklahoma are above in the West.
In the East, more complicate.
No one can say whom will be in the finals. Indiana can create THE surprise.
I support my french teammate and bet a finale San Antonio-Boston.
Spurs win 4-2
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Would you stay in Portland next season ?

I'm a Retricitive free agent the 1st july. I will test the matket. I own to myself to see what's out there.
If an offer has some interest for me, i will take it under consideration.
If i find nothing, i can stay in portland.

I'm ready to stay in portland. IF they match any offer. They gave me my first opportunity, the fans are great and i love Portland. i can do worst.
I don't want a big contract to be on the bench.
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Would you prefer to be a franchise player with a mid-league team or bad-team or would you consider or being the second-third or fourth option with a contender ?

2 possibilities :
1. being a starter with a team to compete for the championship.
2. Being the big star on a bad team and get this team to the next level.
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What are your goal for next season (stats) ?

I have four.
More game time, more than 30 minutes
50% FGs, 42% 3P and 88% FT

and more win, it's what matter the most at the end of the season.

But if i don't have a 20ppg season, but if i have 3 titles, i would be fine
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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From the little french that I somewhat remember, he wants to remain in portland and believes the pacers will beat the heat and it will be a boston okc final

just a spurs boston final, and you will have understand it all. but he don't believe it, he hope, because there are french player on those two teams.

But i'm not sure for him to stay in portland, but i think he knows that spurs are not an option now that Leonard is the starter at SF.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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so we need to promise him starter a position with 30+ minutes and pay more than any other team
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Being the big star on a bad team and get this team to the next level.
Welcome to the Raptors Nic.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:01 PM   #10 (permalink)
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so we need to promise him starter a position with 30+ minutes and pay more than any other team
Tat would be a terrible approach. We need to offer him a good chance to compete for a role as big or bigger than that. We can offer him a lot of opportunities, but there can't be any promises, and he surely understands that a lot would be up to him as to how that translates so to speak. If he is looking for nothing more than minutes and cash than he's of no use to anyone, but from his answers here there's a good indication that he has the right mindset.
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just a spurs boston final, and you will have understand it all. but he don't believe it, he hope, because there are french player on those two teams.

But i'm not sure for him to stay in portland, but i think he knows that spurs are not an option now that Leonard is the starter at SF.
haha ya my french is iffy at the moment and i think he likes portland because of the fans, which may make him stay
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:47 PM   #13 (permalink)
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YES! I'm surprised by these answers. BC better see this!!
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:51 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Nice! Batum is the SHIT! I got his autograph and stuff. Such a nice young man.
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