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TORaptor4Ever 12-15-2012 02:49 PM

Move over Jonas... you might have some company!
 
JV gets a lot of pub... and deservedly so... but I just thought I'd throw some love to another "eurobig" who's doing work in ORL.

Nikola Vucevic (2nd yr with the Magic).

6'10" 240lbs and VERY solid as a "traditional big" who protects the rim, rebounds and plays tough D.

Currently avging 10 & 9 + 1blk/gm on 48% FG in 29MPG.

He & Nicholson should be 2 bright spots for that team in the future.

Raptors1995 12-15-2012 02:55 PM

I wanted Vucevic in the offseason. We should have tried to pick him up in a larger trade for Iggy.

Raptors1995 12-15-2012 02:56 PM

DeMar DeRozan, Terrence Ross, Jose Calderon, Ed Davis for Andre Igudola and Vucevic.

Raptors1995 12-15-2012 02:57 PM

The only thing I didn't like about the deal was that he could opt out after this season and we could lose him for nothing.

Ball Don't Lie 12-15-2012 03:43 PM

Hes a solid player but I dont think he has a high ceiling. I think his ceiling is 12+9 on a decent team. The good thing is he wont make too many mistakes and will make plays around the rim, but hes not going to be a star.

Nicholson I think has a much higher ceiling IMO. His touch and footwork is extremely impressive.

Bill Haverchuck 12-15-2012 03:55 PM

You're late. A couple of us have already praised him. Oh, ya, you have me on ignore. Nevermind.

Bill Haverchuck 12-15-2012 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Raptors1995 (Post 722205)
I wanted Vucevic in the offseason. We should have tried to pick him up in a larger trade for Iggy.

I also remember you talking about him regarding Philly sweetning the pot too much in the Bynum deal. I agree. Giving up Iggy was one thing, since they have Turner, but throwing in Vucevic, Harkless and that pick is looking bad now.

DonMughal 12-15-2012 08:34 PM

Big note there. It's his SECOND year. I wanna see how JV will be this time next year. Probably a double-double machine consistently.

LOG 12-15-2012 09:31 PM

he is two years older than JV

SoGood 12-16-2012 12:29 AM

He's out of USC... he might have a Euro name, but I think he's well accustomed to the North American game. He was a bit more of an outside shooter when he was at USC, looks like he really expanded upon his game down low... Only if Bargs could do that...

Dario 12-16-2012 07:00 AM

i guess orlando didnt get too bad of a deal then?

bigwillie 01-02-2013 12:49 PM

This guy picked up 29 boards in the overtime loss against the miami heat this past couple of days. He's no Dwight Howard but he's got a bright future if he can keep this up.


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