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Nikola Vucevic - anyone follow him??

the microwave
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Nikola Vucevic - anyone follow him??

my Sixers took this guy 16th as i thought they might.. They needed size. I have read he has a decent post game, and a very solid face up game. Also read he should be in our rotation starting this year.

What is his ceiling? Nba comparison? Will he start over Hawes + speights if no one else is brought in? Any feedback would be appreciated!


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You realize you're on a site

You realize you're on a site right now that has NBA comparisons for like everyone, right? This site's Okur comparison seems right on.

He's a big, slow center who can play defense and has a few post-moves and even spread the floor some. He should be ready defensively quickly, which is why the 76ers took him, as he fills a need for size.

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I obviously read the sites

I obviously read the sites comparison lol.. Was hoping there were alternative opinions to the forum (comparisons themselves)..

I have seen numerous sites comparisons, and to say the least Okurs name is not on all of them... A few sites said Marc Gasol.. pretty big difference between marc / Okur - hence the reason i was looking for others feedback.

hoping to get some feedback from the sites west coast people.

(pulse glazer - thanks for the feedback!)

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Real back to the basket

Real back to the basket moves, so I think much more like Marc Gasol. Also has possibility of getting a little faster and more athletic as despite his already huge size I believe he is not done developing. He should be able to score against NBA centers and while he won't help your team defense or rebounds (and that is a problem), there are a lot centers who can't score so it isn't the end of the world if your center isn't a good one on one defender.

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I'm not overly excited about

I'm not overly excited about the pick as a Sixers fan, but a big man was a must need for them. Hawes didn't show me much anything last year, Speights has gotten worse every year, and Brackins is a complete unknown. Things were so bad Elton Brand was getting time at center, and he is come back a year older. So Vucevic didn't exactly fill their needs, but he isn't another tweener without a true position who the Sixers roster is chalk full of.

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yea i feel you Sonny. Im a

yea i feel you Sonny. Im a huge Sixers fan as well.. I just truly jope (although not positions of need) we are not smacking ourselves for not taking jordan hamilton, or singleton... This better not feel like taking Hughes over Paul Pierce all over again.

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I've been saying this for a

I've been saying this for a lil while. But I see Nenad Kristic on the Nets potential before the injuries in him. Which is basically a solid starting C with a multitude of skills on the offensive end. Capable in the pick and pop game and has very good moves on the post. Solid on D, plays good positional defense, but won't be a game changing shot blocker or anything. Don't think it was a reach at all. Whether or not he starts depends on how fast he can adjust to the speed of the game. Might take a year or so, it'll be best to bring Hawes back and have them compete. You can never have enough bigs.

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Marc Gasol is a pretty good

Marc Gasol is a pretty good one yet faster

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