View Poll Results: Grade Valanciunas' Season

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    Team USA has not been as successful defensively as usual. Lithuania is taking very good care of the ball considering they're playing USA. Most turnovers are stupid turnovers, and the US has not been able to get their transition game going. On top of that, they have let LIT drive into the paint a lot, way more than usual, and with the US playing small a lot, there's not much rim protection. Without forcing turnovers, the game has been in the halfcourt way too much for USA to dominate easily.

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    so much for all that...

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    Lithuania wins 2 quarters against the US...that's practically a win!!

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    there's anything better for me as a fan.

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    damn LTU shocked me. if we play like that we can beat anyone apart USA

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    That's the kind of game I expect from Lithuania. Obviously not QUITE that good, but just in terms of effort/execution. In every other tournament I always felt like they're the Spurs of international ball. They just work so hard on creating a low-mistake system that plays to their strengths, especially shooting. And they played tough, and they've long been one of the only teams that never backed down from the US, thanks to Sabonis setting a good example.
    Last edited by white men can't jump; Sat Aug 4th, 2012 at 11:39 AM.

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    Quote RandomGuy wrote: View Post
    there's anything better for me as a fan.
    I think you meant "there's nothing better for me as a fan."
    TORONTOOOOOO RAPTORSSSSSS

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    oh man failing badly recently with English, not even thinking what I type... Yes you are right.

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    This Lithuania team is gonna make some noise in 2016 if Valanciunas and Motiejunas develop well.

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    I can't believe how Lithuania made the U.S look like a normal team. Great effort from the Lithuanians, I'm glad we have a couple of them on our NBA team

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    Just tuck this image away in your mind and hang on until Halloween.


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    Quote KingMaxwell47 wrote: View Post
    This Lithuania team is gonna make some noise in 2016 if Valanciunas and Motiejunas develop well.
    Especially if Val and Bargs mesh well, given how similar Motiejunas' offensive game seems to be to Bargs'. It would give Val years of repetition with similar players on both teams.

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    Kleiza scoring 25(50%) pts against US all star squad, hmmm, maybe this guy isn't just an 7th man, maybe all he needs is right coaching?

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    Quote RandomGuy wrote: View Post
    Kleiza scoring 25(50%) pts against US all star squad, hmmm, maybe this guy isn't just an 7th man, maybe all he needs is right coaching?
    He was Carmelo's backup in Denver.

    He finally got his shot when Denver didn't match the qualifying offer.

    He never played any regular season games for Toronto healthy.

    The guy really has got a raw deal the last 2 seasons. I hope he gets an opportunity to show what he is capable of this coming season and is finally 100% healthy.... actually for his sake and the Raptors.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    ...I hope he gets an opportunity to show what he is capable of this coming season and is finally 100% healthy.... actually for his sake and the Raptors.
    +1

    Healthy Kleiza, Fields, Ross, Lowry, Big V, Davis with a proper training camp and maybe some determination because of competition, JC off the bench, healthy Bargs, a more confident Gray, Anderson trying to prove he belongs, Amir being Amir...I am FREAKING PUMPED FOR THE SEASON.

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    Quote Puffer wrote: View Post
    +1

    Healthy Kleiza, Fields, Ross, Lowry, Big V, Davis with a proper training camp and maybe some determination because of competition, JC off the bench, healthy Bargs, a more confident Gray, Anderson trying to prove he belongs, Amir being Amir...I am FREAKING PUMPED FOR THE SEASON.
    Been waitin' for October 31st, 2012 ever since the summer of '10

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    Quote Tesla wrote: View Post
    Been waitin' for October 31st, 2012 ever since the summer of '10
    lol

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    6:15 EDT

    Who's staying up/waking up for this one?!


    woooooooooo
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    I just wanna place something in the back of your minds, and this is about Jonas Valanciunas and his nagging foul trouble...

    Amir Johnson.

    Remember he was a guy who always got in foul trouble, and him sitting out early cost good production, and we saw this season with his IMPROVED ability to stay on the floor, he showed how much of a spark-plug/energy player he could be.

    I wonder if Amir's improvements happened over time, or individual work, or possibly a above-decent defensive system compared to Jay Triano's *Hands out wide*.

    What I'm trying to say, is Amir obviously improved his ability to stay on the floor under Dwane Casey. I have the same faith that the improvement will come along to Jonas. Because as of now, that is the biggest flaw of his game, the inability to stay on the floor.

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    Almost tip-off!!!!! Anyone awake super early in north america to watch this thing? :P

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