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    Default Conrad QotD: Bruno on Saras

    Warning: You people who think he's God's gift to the point guard position won't like Brunner's characterization of him.

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    QUESTION
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    Q. It's been told, especially in Israel, that President Larry Bird has shown a lot of interest in Sarunas Jasikevicius, the point guard of Macabi Tel-Aviv (the Israeli and European champions), and even had a meeting with him. In your opinion, can Sarunas play for the Indiana Pacers next year? I know that he played an excellent game against the USA in the Olympics, but can he play defense against all of the American point guards? (From Yoav in Israel)



    A. Bird does indeed like Jasikevicius, describing him as "the best player in Europe" and "one of the best competitors I've ever seen" in an interview with the Indianapolis Star. Bird has spent extensive time in Europe scouting talent, particularly Jasikevicius. Whether this will translate into a job with the Pacers remains to be seen.

    Because he is at the absolute peak of his career, Jasikevicius is attracting quite a bit of interest from NBA teams. Cleveland, Boston, Portland, Dallas and Utah all are reportedly in pursuit of the 6-4 shooting guard. In addition to his starring role for Lithuania in international competition (including 55 points in two games against the U.S.), Jasikevicius has led Maccabi Tel Aviv to consecutive Euroleague titles. Nearing age 30, it appears Jasikevicius (who played collegiately at Maryland) has decided the time is right to make his much-anticipated move to the NBA.

    Money will be a factor (his agent reportedly is seeking a three-year deal for at least $10 million), but Jasikevicius has said in numerous interviews his primary interest is in a winning environment. The Pacers certainly can offer that and, with Reggie Miller's retirement, there is both opportunity and need for a player who can have an impact at shooting guard. There are some questions about his ability to defend NBA players but it seems the greater questions should be about their ability to defend him.

    There have been no firm reports of any kind of agreement with any NBA team, and Jasikevicius certainly has the option of returning to Europe, where he is not just a star, but an icon. In other words, stay tuned, because this story is still developing.
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    Default Re: Conrad QotD: Bruno on Saras

    Shooting guard?

    Whuh?


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    Shooting guard?

    Whuh?

    You know, like Jerry West......
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    Default Re: Conrad QotD: Bruno on Saras

    I had posted this at the end of the "ANOTHER SARUNAS RUMOR" thread, but I guess nobody saw it.
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    I had posted this at the end of the "ANOTHER SARUNAS RUMOR" thread, but I guess nobody saw it.
    Everyone looks at the thread titles to see if something has already been posted. Posting a new article after an old one doesn't get seen by everyone.

    I posted an article from Bruno yesterday about Chris Thomas, and then later found another article by Bruno on Thomas so I changed the title of the thread to report that fact. I knew if I just posted it in the thread someone would just post it again.

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    Default Re: Conrad QotD: Bruno on Saras

    I guess in a way I was "testing" the system (or maybe jerking the systems chain a bit) because I stated that I was posting it there in order to avoid starting another thread about the guy. It took about 2 hrs.











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    Actually, this make sense to me. Bird wants him as a specialist, plain and simple. If he can show he can defend in the NBA or run the offense, that's fine too.
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    Default Re: Conrad QotD: Bruno on Saras

    Isn't Bender going to play shooting guard?
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    Damn Geez, have you ever had one of those "I wonder why I got out of bed days"? Go back to bed my friend.
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    Damn Geez, have you ever had one of those "I wonder why I got out of bed days"? Go back to bed my friend.

    yeah, I kinda been wonderin' that myself.

    I took jr. out for lunch and even he was raggin' on me.....'til I played the "Drivers License" card.
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    Hey, now that I know who you guys are: Why don't you guys like Creed or any of the bands Hicks likes?
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    Hey, now that I know who you guys are: Why don't you guys like Creed or any of the bands Hicks likes?

    I never held anybody's Creed, color, or Religion against them. How can you say I hate them?
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    I never held anybody's Creed, color, or Religion against them. How can you say I hate them?
    Okay, who are you and what did you do with Geezer?

    Is that you Geezer Jr. or Geezeret?

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    Okay, who are you and what did you do with Geezer?

    Is that you Geezer Jr. or Geezeret?

    well alright, there was that time some liberals came into town......


    but that was just once!
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    My instincts tell me stay away from this guy

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    My instincts tell me stay away from this guy


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    My instincts tell me stay away from this guy

    Seriously, I can understand your reluctance to get on his bandwagon UB. But man, after last season aren't we OWED ONE????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unclebuck
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    My instincts tell me stay away from this guy
    Well, that cuts it. I'm officially against this guy coming here. Anybody asks why, I can just blame UB.

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    Is it bc he's a shooting guard in a cavs uniform.

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