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Saturday, June 10, 2006

Connecting the dots, Euroleague style

I've been following the Euroleagues for almost 5 years 30 minutes, and would like to share a little in-depth analysis with you.

Andrea Bargnani's season statistics with Benetton Treviso are worth a quick look. The numbers aren't spectacular, but ppg averages are lower across the pond, and Bargnani had to share the rock with Drew Nicholas, who is a Euroleague scoring machine.

Also playing for Treviso is the formidable gumby Uros Slokar, whom the Raptors picked up in the second round of the 2005 draft. His per-40 numbers are decent (16 ppg, 10 rpg), and he owned AEK in game #13, which is pretty exciting.

Over in Spain, we find another Raptor second rounder from the 2005 draft at Tau Ceramica. Roko Ukic played injured for much of the year, and it shows. This just isn't is same Roko who won the Croatian National Championship with KK Split, the 2006 King's Cup with Taugres Saski Baskonia Vitoria, led the 2003-04 Adriatic League in steals (2.0 spg), and the 2004-05 Croatian League in assists (4.5 apg).

I think I speak for everyone when I say that I'm looking forward to better things from Roko's Euroleague web page next season.

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