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#1 OvintonFan1978

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 12:36 AM

Since Darko gets multiple threads devoted to bashing him when he plays badly, I thought I'd start a thread to giving him props for his solid play of late. He's obviously working harder and more into the game during the last five games (four of which we won), and he's actually contributing on the offensive end a little. And I believe that his Hulk Hogan impersonation Monday night has given this team a bit of a spark. Anyway, nice little stretch of games for Darko, and I hope he continues to build on it.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 12:47 AM

A five game stretch doesn't mean Darko is suddenly good at basketball.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 12:54 AM

I love how is has been playing as of late. I just like the fact that he seems to be accepting his role of being a role player and understanding that he will get easy points if he just plays hard and gets rebounds. He is a very solid defender and I hope he continues to improve on D. And everyone in the world knows he shouldnt have been taken 2nd overall but I hope he finally just forgets about that and becomes a solid role player and helps us get some more wins.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 12:59 AM

Darko's head seems to be in the game a lot more lately and its improving his play.He's been a lot better.Of course,I cant praise him too much for doing what he's SUPPOSED to do.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 01:00 AM

Does anyone have a problem with starting him alongside Gasol? The Griz frontline killed the Bulls last night.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 01:05 AM

He HAS been playing better as of late but I said at the beginning of the year that I wanted 8 pts 4 rebs and a block for his averages. When he can put up his current play for at least a month and become a decent role player, come holla at me. wink.gif

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 01:05 AM

he does look more mature and plays with a passion wink.gif

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 01:13 AM

He still sucks! biggrin.gif

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 01:23 AM

It's a lot easier to get your head into the game when you play 30 minutes than when you play 12 or 13. And it's a lot easier to play 30 minutes when your head is in the game. Self-fulfilling situation.

Another thing makes it easier, as well. When you expect that you might possibly get a pass or two near the basket, you can be prepared for them, and if you are catching and finishing them, you will get more.

And those 6 offensive boards helped some against the Bulls.

Just keep things going. And Hak coming in as the first big really is working out. I am really glad to see Marc, Darko and Hak getting a lot of minutes. Later on, Arthur can get some but right now, with this rotation, we are winning games, and that aint't all bad, either. If they keep this up, there might be some minutes for Arthur and he will be ready, I hope.


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Posted 13 December 2008 - 01:25 AM

QUOTE (BealeSt.BlueBleeder @ Dec 13 2008, 01:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He still sucks! biggrin.gif



I wanna suck too if I get paid millions of dollars a year.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 01:32 AM

QUOTE (Memphissippi @ Dec 13 2008, 01:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wanna suck too if I get paid millions of dollars a year.

+1 on the suck = millions bandwagon!

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 02:21 AM

still overpaid... still only goes to that left handed hook...

i will say this though... he got fouled and jammed it hard at one point in the bulls game... it looked like me out there playing PF with a jam like that... wink.gif

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 02:31 AM

He actually had a couple of dunk tonight , but I do wish he would do it a lot more often than he does.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 09:36 AM

QUOTE (Jacob @ Dec 13 2008, 10:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
still overpaid... still only goes to that left handed hook...

i will say this though... he got fouled and jammed it hard at one point in the bulls game... it looked like me out there playing PF with a jam like that... wink.gif


Only difference? 3 feet in rim height. tongue.gif

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 10:09 AM

I wish him more success! It'll help us out plenty!

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 10:12 AM

Yeah...good game by Darko. But he's a LOT more fun to talk about when he's playing poorly though. wink.gif

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 10:20 AM

better play.... still needs to learn how to finish around the basket.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 11:03 AM

Somebody said that he should rip his jersey more often.

Better idea: He should rip the jerseys off a few of the Grizz teammates and he might get even more lobs and
set-ups. angry.gif rolleyes.gif

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 12:12 PM

D Milli should Dunk more instead of laying the ball up but do I see improvement mentally? I sure Do! Keep it up Big Man!

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 12:17 PM

D-Milli is out there slapping hands with teammates and going after rebounds and dunkin'. I can live with 10ppg and 8 reb from D-Milli