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  Thursday, November 4, 2004

Jerry West takes a look at Fran Vázquez
By Luis Fernández

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
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