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  1. Dumars4Ever

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    Delfino's has a good season overall for Toronto, but he actually had one of his worst games yet with them yesterday against the Pistons.
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    Shooting 40% from the field and 66% from the foul line. I would hate to see what a bad season for him is.

    It seems to me that Delfino has two pretty good skills as an NBA player.

    1. He is a decent 3 point shooter
    2. He is an above average rebounder for a #3.

    His game is definitely better suited for the European style of play.

    Carlos Delfino - Toronto Raptors - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
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    Grant Hill: I really wasnt expecting him to start in the lineup but he did nd he is playing good his ankle seems fine he could very solitify his career in phoenix not just wrap it up

    Ben Wallace: Really he hasn't been as good in Chicago as he was in Detroit.He started the season of rough, but hes picking it up and led his team to a comeback victory the other night still the one thought that comes to my mind when i think of ben wallace is: "Mo' Money Mo' Problems"

    Darko Milicic: Really right now in memphis darko is playing just as he would if he was still in detroit. wich is average. He is deffinately not playing like he did in orlando though. he has'nt made the adjustment to memphis yet

    Carlos Delfino: He really has'nt played as well as he did in Detroit despite getting a lot MORE minutes. At least nothing statworthy. He doesent have the right teamates to become the energy delfino
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    I guess Baby Fats is still soft as a baby's bottom

    This doesn't surprise me. Most players with heavy European backgrounds like Okur and Gasol tend to be softer than players with American backgrounds. Of course we can all name a number of prominent exceptions.

    Maybe that is why Sir Charles said "you can't win when your toughest player is a kicker"; i.e., European trained.

    Rumors - NBA - Yahoo! Sports

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    You can't just look at Delfino's shooting %. You have to factor in the 3-pointers that he hits with the eFG.

    His eFG is .508 compared to Prince's .469.

    So, regardless of their regular shooting %, Delfino gets more points per shot than Prince.

    Also, he has the best on-court defensive stats on the Raptors.
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    Based on his game against the Lakers last week, Delfino still can't finish at the rim, though his defensive seems to have improved from the days when he played for Brown. Delfino actually started twice as many games playing for Brown in 2004-05 then he has the rest of his career including this year with the Raptors.

    NBA.com : Carlos Delfino Career Stats Page

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    All that really matters is playing time. You know how coaches like bringing Argentinian wingmen off the bench.
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    As for Okur, the local columnist seems to be correcting the mistaken viewpoint of the New Yorker. Okur doesn't rebound and he can't block shots, but he's a fair to good man defender (playing in Utah helps, as Malone would attest). The job he did on Yao in last year's playoffs was quite good.

    Charles Barkley knows soft.

    Which Phoenix Sun has ever played in Europe? Unless you're using "European" as a synonym for "white."
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    I am just quoting Sir Charles. Draw your own conclusions.

    D. Wade knows soft. Anyone nicknamed "Pooky" has got to be soft. LOL

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    You were the one who added the "European-trained" to the end, though. Which one's that? Cali-Canadian Nash?
    Wade plays more defense than I ever remember Chuck playing, though.
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    Draw your own conclusions about what Sir Charles said which was "Any team whose toughest player is a kicker ain't going to win a NBA championship"

    I was joking about Wade.

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    Sign Up

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    Oh Smush...

    I never understood the big deal about this kid anyway. We knew when he came to Detroit that he had a screw loose. He should be happy he got that Miami contract.
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    Darko's damn lucky he has another two years on that contract. If it were up this summer he might very well be out of the league.
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    He is looking mighty sucky indeed. Total mental collapse.

    It is crazy to think that he is still young enough to be right out of college.
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    Primo just scored 11 on 5-for-5 shooting against the Knicks.
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    How's it gonna be when the Celtics pick up Flip Murray?

    If they do that, he'll probably get playing time with them as the backup point guard. Also, there is the possibility that he could win the starting spot (?) or maybe get there through injury of Rondo.

    I know he didn't fit with us, but he's dangerous and it would suck if he improved Bos.
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    Flip's got a career playoff average of 32%. If Boston wants to play him over Eddie House or Rondo, more power to them.
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    He can drive though. With KG, Pierce, and Allen out there, I think he could be effective.

    There must be some reason Boston is interested.
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    He can get to the rim against very small guards and ones who didn't pay enough attention to the line in the scouting report that says PLAY TEN FEET OFF OF HIM AT ALL TIMES.

    He could be effective in Boston if he's willing to move without the ball, which he wasn't when he was here. But even if he does, I'm not going to lose sleep over it.

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