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  Thursday, November 4, 2004

Jerry West takes a look at Fran Vázquez
By Luis Fernández

Jerry href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> West href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Martínez href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Carpena href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Sport href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Palace href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Spain href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> yesterday href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> watching href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Euroleague href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> match href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> between href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Unicaja href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Málaga href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Panathinaikos. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> His href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> main href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> objective href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> clear: href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> evaluate href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> http://www.draftexpress.com/viewprofile.php?p=23 target="_blank">Fran href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vázquez.

The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Spanish href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> paint href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> player href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> didn't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> shine, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Panathinaikos' href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> aggressive href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> defense href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> letting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> only href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> blocks href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 23 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> minutes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> playing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> time, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Grizzlies' href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> President href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Basketball href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Operations href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> got href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> good href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> look href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> at href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vázquez's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> athleticism href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> potential.

The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> cameras href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> betrayed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> West, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> when href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> they href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> showed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> what href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> written href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> about href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vázquez: href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Good href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> arms, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> quick, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> slasher, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> works href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hard href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> both href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ends, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> runs href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> floor. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> That href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Nothing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> too href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> conclusive href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> regarding href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> opinion href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (perhaps href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> knew href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> being href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> spied href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> cameras).

But href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vázquez href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> wasn't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> only href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> point href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> attention. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Besides href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> veterans href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> like href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Walter href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Herrmann, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> J.R.Bremer, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Jorge href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Garbajosa, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Dimitris href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Diamantidis href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> or href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Jaka href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Lakovic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> surely href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> drew href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Mr. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Clutch's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> attention, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> there href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> another href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> draft href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> prospect href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> floor: href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> http://www.draftexpress.com/viewprofile.php?p=204 target="_blank">Dusan href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Sakota.

The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> young href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> talented href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Greek href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> forward href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (he's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> only href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 18 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> years href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> old) href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scored href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> couple href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> copyrighted href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> three href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> pointers href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> grabbed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 4 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> while href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> showing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> better href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> attitude href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> defense href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> than href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> displayed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Zaragoza href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> summer href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> at href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> European href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Junior href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Championships href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> coach href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Zeljko href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Obradovic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> probably href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> has href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> something href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> do href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that).

Back href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Fran href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vázquez, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> who href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> automatically href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> elegible href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> next href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> draft href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> due href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> age, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> agent href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Gorka href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Arrinda href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> talked href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> http://www.laopiniondemalaga.es/default.jsp target="_blank">La href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Opinión href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> de href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Málaga href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> about href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> player's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> situation: href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Club href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> knows href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> our href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> thoughts. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> To href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> get href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> drafted href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> doesn't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> mean href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Fran href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> will href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> go href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> immediately href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> NBA. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> We href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> know href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> there's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> interest href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> there href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> are href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> real href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> chances, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> still href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> too href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> early href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> until href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> March href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> we href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> won't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> make href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> final href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> decision.

 
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