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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Any insight in to why the un-JV-like shooting percentages?
    No Matt, only stats a can rely on for this game.

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    Quote e2thed wrote: View Post
    Seems like weak competition, or hes beasting on fools.
    is that lith. league? because it looks pretty lamesauce

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    Source: RotoWorld.com


    Well, well, well.... and Toronto was criticized for taking JV. At least JV is playing games.

    He played in the game yesterday but he wasn't very good. He did have a monster double handed block though. Can't wait to see him develop.

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    Quote RaptorsFan4Life wrote: View Post
    He played in the game yesterday but he wasn't very good. He did have a monster double handed block though. Can't wait to see him develop.
    Yes. I should have updated this. Basically Charlotte hired a bunch of lawyers - and one who could speak - spanish and they negotiated a buyout. They originally wanted $4.2M for the buyout.... yikes. I think they got down to $1.5M. Regardless, Biyombo is now a Bobcat.

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    Quote e2thed wrote: View Post
    Seems like weak competition, or hes beasting on fools.
    Unfortunately after watching the video I would tend to agree.



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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Looks like that Juventus team is playing small ball the whole entire game lol

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    Team of outsiders. Basically there are only 5 teams in that league which are really competitive, others are potential wins for Val's team. This one is not an exception.

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    L. Rytas wins 107-55.

    JV with a big game:
    22 points
    8/10 fg
    6/6 ft
    11 rebounds
    2 ast
    0 stl
    2 blk
    2 to
    1 foul
    35 efficiency.

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    Anyone aware of issues with JV's knees? He is wearing some clunky Bosh-like leg attire.

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    I love how JV just punishes inferior players. That should give him the confidence to play a really good game in the NBA even as a rookie. I'd love to see JV on the all-rookie team next year, or be a ROY candidate... doing that against the 2012 draft stud machine would be fantastic.

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    Palanga, the team they played, is hosted by a town of ~20,000 people. It's a seaside resort town. Pretty sleepy this time of year. So I wouldn't expect them to be able to pay the greatest players.

    I do like the fact that JV seems to be the fastest person back to his end of the court on his team, even against a team of this calibre. I like to see that work ethic.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Anyone aware of issues with JV's knees? He is wearing some clunky Bosh-like leg attire.
    Haven't been able to find anything on Lithuanian sites, so I don't think much of it.

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    Another blowout win for L. Rytas - 106-65.

    JV's statline:

    19 points
    7/7 fg
    5/7 ft
    6 rebs
    1 ast
    0 stl
    0 blk
    0 to
    27 efficiency

    12:55 MINUTES

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    Certainly the competition can be questioned. However if we diminish JV's accomplishments against inferior competition, one must do the same when top players for UNC, Kentucky, Syracuse, etc. are playing against teams like Nicholls State, Elon, Mississippi Valley State, Radford, Portland, Samford, Loyola (MD), Manhattan, Bucknell, Fordham, etc.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Another blowout win for L. Rytas - 106-65.

    JV's statline:

    19 points
    7/7 fg
    5/7 ft
    6 rebs
    1 ast
    0 stl
    0 blk
    0 to
    27 efficiency

    12:55 MINUTES

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    Certainly the competition can be questioned. However if we diminish JV's accomplishments against inferior competition, one must do the same when top players for UNC, Kentucky, Syracuse, etc. are playing against teams like Nicholls State, Elon, Mississippi Valley State, Radford, Portland, Samford, Loyola (MD), Manhattan, Bucknell, Fordham, etc.
    This is still against a professional team, and he posted those stats in 13 minutes? Crazy. If a player like Drummond posted stats like those, even against a non-ranked team, people would be talking of how he is a future star in the league.

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    Quote planetmars wrote: View Post
    I'd love to see JV on the all-rookie team next year, or be a ROY candidate... doing that against the 2012 draft stud machine would be fantastic.
    Where would JV rank is he was in the 2012 draft? Still a top 5 pick?

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    Quote JoePanini wrote: View Post
    This is still against a professional team, and he posted those stats in 13 minutes? Crazy. If a player like Drummond posted stats like those, even against a non-ranked team, people would be talking of how he is a future star in the league.
    I most certainly agree. I try to update all his games (and if I miss one or am late irgigi or RytasFan97 do a fine job as well). What I've noticed is he will play very well or have a good stat line and the comments typically are along the lines of inferior competition. The NCAA vs. professional euro leagues is an old debate around here and one that, in my opinion, is based more on perceptions and opinions rather than realities.

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    Quote SandmanFan wrote: View Post
    Where would JV rank is he was in the 2012 draft? Still a top 5 pick?
    It is hard to say. Looking at his stats the case could be made he has regressed (I don't agree though as he is not playing with a pass first PG). One could also say he is playing inferior competition this year in the EuroCup versus the EuroLeague.

    Personally I think he would be top 5 (but I am biased). I would think top 10 for sure. Athletic 6'11"/7'0" with his skill set and motor are not common.

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    Quote SandmanFan wrote: View Post
    Where would JV rank is he was in the 2012 draft? Still a top 5 pick?
    If JV was in the 2012 draft, and the U19 tournament already happened, I could see him in the top 5. But just like Matt, I am biased too.

    Good centers are rare, and everyone needs one. JV is possibly the second best center (next to Drummond) in the 2012 draft class. If the top 3 are Davis, Drummond and Barnes.. then JV could be 4th. However it also depends on what happens after the NCAA tournament where someone can get hot like Kidd-Gilchrist, Miller, Sullinger, Lamb, Jones, etc.

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    Those last three games were against Lithuanian league bottom teams, so right, not strongest opponents. Next year they are starting with 3 games against really strong teams. And looking to a further schedule, it seems to be filled with high level VTB and Eurocup games for them, especially since Eurocup reached second stage, where bottom teams were removed.

    So JV still has chance to up his value for an upcoming fantasy draft, or screw it down

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    JV with another strong showing helping L. Rytas send Spartak of St. Petersberg, Russia home with their first loss of the season winning 72-61.

    JV statline:

    14 pts
    4/8 fg
    6/6 ft
    11 reb (4 offensive)
    2 asts
    0 stl
    4 blk
    3 to
    3 pf

    27:50 minutes



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    JV needs a little more lift in his jump. When he goes in for a dunk he's only a few inches off the floor.

    What he needs are a pair of Jimmy's training shoes:


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