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Friday, June 09, 2006

The Raptors could use a little magic

I don't know if Andrea Bargnani's nickname is really "Il Mago", but there's definitely something special about this video where he goes off for 25pts shooting 10/11 against Lottomatica Roma. He shows a nice touch from beyond the arc (4/4 in the game), a quick first step, and a knack for scoring wild Ginobli-esque buckets on drives to the hoop.

4 Comments:

  • I'm really impresed by his speed and agility in that clip, but who knows how that would translate in the NBA.

    By Blogger dombort, at 8:25 AM  

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    By Blogger Ben Jammin, at 1:56 AM  

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    I wonder about his stamina and ability to take a beating. He seems to get knocked around quite a bit with very little contact. The NBA is a much more physical league.

    Speed and agility are great attributes, but I agree that they're no sure determinant of success in the league. I'm reminded about what all the scouts said last year of Joey Graham -- "freakish athelete" and "best athelete in the draft". But like John Hollinger writes at ESPN.com, "I'm just wondering where that athleticism goes once the games start."

    By Blogger Ben Jammin, at 1:58 AM  

  • Wild he's amazing in that league but you can never tell what it would look like in the NBA, with their kind of players.

    By Blogger N.R.R.S. Leader Zach, at 8:04 PM  

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