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    22 sec (assist to love for 3), 30 sec (drive to basket (first points in the NBA), 1 min 42 sec (sweet no look behind the back pass for 3pter), 1 min 52 sec (steal), 2:03 (alley-oop to williams.)

    On the night 6 points, 1-4GH, 4-4FT, 0-1 3PT, 6/2 RB (more than Bargnani :P), 7 assists, 1TO and 2 steal in 24 min.

    I know this is just a preseason game but it's still impressive. Should be interesting to see what he can bring this season.

    BTW Love is still on fire, 4/7 from 3 and 15/3 rebounds O_O

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    More Angles of the alley-oop

    Last edited by RaptorsFan4Life; Sun Dec 18th, 2011 at 05:51 AM.

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    Rubio looked great! Twolves have some talent.

    How about Jimmer last night. 21 points and 4 assists.


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    meh Rubio was ok. I've never been a fan of Jimmer he's a chucker, they were sagging off of him the whole game.

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    Someone should put up a poll for ROY. It's wide open. Jimmer will be in the running.

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    Ricky Rubio is a spanish Luke Ridnour there i said it
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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    Ricky Rubio is a spanish Luke Ridnour there i said it
    And Luke Ridnour is the white Andre Miller.
    Those pure distribution PGs never get the props they deserve.

    I'd say Rubio is a little more flashy than those guys though.
    Ala Steve Nash.
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    Actually Luke is a better shooter that was unfair of me to say
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    And Luke Ridnour is the white Andre Miller.
    Those pure distribution PGs never get the props they deserve.

    I'd say Rubio is a little more flashy than those guys though.
    Ala Steve Nash.
    Looked like Nash to me. Minnesota fans are in for an exciting year. They deserve it.

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    jimmer the chucker

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    Rubio appears to have Steve Nash like court vision. It;s like their brain has the ability to visulize the fast pace of the NBA but be able to process and make the right pass or action in real time.

    As for Jimmer he is a winner and he may surprise a few people. However before too long around he may find himself struggeling to get his shot off. The question is will have the IQ to make adjustments? Only tme will tell.

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    Man, I wish they could have worked something out for this guy. DeRozan or Bargnani would have been on the table if I was talking.

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    Man, I wish they could have worked something out for this guy. DeRozan or Bargnani would have been on the table if I was talking.
    DeRozan? hell no i wouldn't trade him for rubio. Bargnani maybe

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    I think Rubio is going to be a better player and the PG position is more important.

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    I think Rubio is going to be a better player and the PG position is more important.
    i'd much rather draft a pg like kabongo. Rubio idk he seems like a younger Calderon, maybe a bit better with all star potential but not a game changer or franchise player

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    i'd much rather draft a pg like kabongo. Rubio idk he seems like a younger Calderon, maybe a bit better with all star potential but not a game changer or franchise player
    WAY WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! Too early to say that.

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    Quote Vincent wrote: View Post
    Rubio appears to have Steve Nash like court vision. It;s like their brain has the ability to visulize the fast pace of the NBA but be able to process and make the right pass or action in real time.

    As for Jimmer he is a winner and he may surprise a few people. However before too long around he may find himself struggeling to get his shot off. The question is will have the IQ to make adjustments? Only tme will tell.
    that's a possibility, but he's got such range on his shot, it puts defenses in awkward situations. as a defense, you don't want to have to defend a guy 30-ft from the hoop all the time, it screws up rotations & help assignments. because jimmer is a threat from that distance, you have to honour the shot & play him tight pretty much from half-court & in...which should lead to easier pentration for 'reke, easier post-ups for cousins, and easier PnR's in general (when he - jimmer - is off the ball). then, when defenses are forced to adjust & pack it in, you've got him out there to make them pay. they could also set up some nice PnR action with him as the ball-handler...if his man goes under the screen, he pops the 3, if he goes over (and the pickers man chases jimmer), the picker can slip the screen & cut hard.

    also - he's a better athlete than he's given credit for, and gets a significant amount of lift on his jumper...meaning he'll more than likely be able to get his shot off even when being guarded fairly tightly.

    that being said...i have no idea what his impact will be. i assume he'll have a decent & lengthy career, but beyond that???
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    rubio is an awful, awful shooter. like, abysmal. its going to catch up to him soon.
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    Quote RaptorsFan4Life wrote: View Post
    WAY WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! Too early to say that.
    no its not.

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    Rubio is far more physically gifted than Calderon. He's going to be a plus defender and he's going to be excellent in transition. He also is a much, much better playmaker than Calderon. Rubio can break down guys one on one and create for himself and others. To me, they aren't similar players at all.

    Is he a franchise guy? No, but that is reserved for trult great PGs. His shot is awful but that be repaired and Rondo did okay without being able to a 10-footer for a couple years.

    Would I rather have Kabongo than Rubio? Too soon to tell but Kabongo isn't Steve Nash or Isiah Thomas and since it's highly, highly unlikely either one ends up in Toronto, it's a moot point.

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    no its not.
    Yes it is.


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