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  Friday, May 20, 2005

Spanoulis Interacting with the Houston Rockets
By Jonathan Givony

by href=/profile//> Dimitris href=/profile//> Ritsonis

The href=/profile//> latest href=/profile//> news href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> Greece href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> Rockets href=/profile//> draftee href=/profile//> Vassilis href=/profile//> Spanoulis href=/profile//> forwarded href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> email href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Houston href=/profile//> Rockets href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> Greek href=/profile//> internet href=/profile//> site, href=/profile//> noting href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> improvements href=/profile//> he's href=/profile//> made href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> fields href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> shooting href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> penetration, href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> questions href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> defense. href=/profile//> There href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> interesting href=/profile//> comments. href=/profile//>

There href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> daily href=/profile//> contact href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Houston href=/profile//> Rockets href=/profile//> via href=/profile//> email, href=/profile//> such href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> 'I href=/profile//> feel href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> every href=/profile//> turnover href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> commit href=/profile//> lands href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> same href=/profile//> moment href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> side href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Ocean,' href=/profile//> Spanoulis href=/profile//> jokes. href=/profile//> His href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> videotaped href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> tapes href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> sent href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Houston href=/profile//> Rockets' href=/profile//> offices. href=/profile//>

Moreover, href=/profile//> during href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> weeks, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Rockets href=/profile//> try href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> implement href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> new href=/profile//> method, href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> order href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> improve href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Greek href=/profile//> International href=/profile//> player's href=/profile//> weaknesses, href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> order href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> alongside href=/profile//> Yao href=/profile//> Ming href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> soon href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> possible. href=/profile//>

They href=/profile//> sent href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> notes href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> information href=/profile//> via href=/profile//> email, href=/profile//> information href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> was...stolen. href=/profile//>

1. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> player's href=/profile//> penetration href=/profile//> skills href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> reached href=/profile//> such href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> high href=/profile//> level href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> gives href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> seat href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA.
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2. href=/profile//> His href=/profile//> shooting href=/profile//> skills href=/profile//> appear href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> improved href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> "ignorance href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> fear" href=/profile//> (the href=/profile//> fact href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> isn't href=/profile//> afraid href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> all) href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> result href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> freedom href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> coach href=/profile//> Panayiotis href=/profile//> Yiannakis href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> allowed href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> (Spanoulis href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team's href=/profile//> captain href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> way) href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> similar href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> offensive href=/profile//> freedom href=/profile//> noted href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA. href=/profile//>

3. href=/profile//> On href=/profile//> defense, href=/profile//> there href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> questions href=/profile//> concerning href=/profile//> facing href=/profile//> opposing href=/profile//> pick href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> rolls. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> might href=/profile//> need href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> become href=/profile//> tougher href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> that, href=/profile//> however href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> system href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Rockets href=/profile//> differs href=/profile//> greatly href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> tough href=/profile//> defensive href=/profile//> system href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Maroussi. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> defensive href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> obliged href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> chase href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> opposing href=/profile//> player, href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> screen, href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Europe href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> quite href=/profile//> normal href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> see href=/profile//> another href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> switching href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> similar href=/profile//> cases. href=/profile//>

"There href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> 4th href=/profile//> note href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> email, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> won't href=/profile//> reveal href=/profile//> it," href=/profile//> says href=/profile//> Spanoulis href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> leave href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Houston href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 10th href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> July, href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> order href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> participate href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Minneapolis href=/profile//> Summer href=/profile//> camp href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Rockets. href=/profile//>

"Going href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> summer href=/profile//> camp href=/profile//> doesn't href=/profile//> mean href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> I'll href=/profile//> sign href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> contract href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Rockets. href=/profile//> If, href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> course, href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> offer href=/profile//> me href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> 3-year href=/profile//> guaranteed href=/profile//> contract, href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> won't href=/profile//> say href=/profile//> no, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> it's href=/profile//> equally href=/profile//> likely href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> I'll href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> years href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Europe, href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> order href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> 100% href=/profile//> ready href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> go href=/profile//> there," href=/profile//> said href=/profile//> Spanoulis, href=/profile//> whose href=/profile//> contract href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Maroussi href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> expiring href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> summer href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> thing href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> knows href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> wants href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Euroleague. href=/profile//>

"The href=/profile//> fact href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> want href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Europe's href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> doesn't href=/profile//> necessarily href=/profile//> mean href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> want href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> leave href=/profile//> Maroussi. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> stay href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> team, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> players href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> order href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> compete href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> Euroleague href=/profile//> tickets href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> (2006-07)," href=/profile//> said href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> International href=/profile//> guard, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> now href=/profile//> preparing href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 3rd href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> vs. href=/profile//> Makedonikos, href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> dreaming href=/profile//> (again) href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> making href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> A1 href=/profile//> (Greek href=/profile//> league) href=/profile//> Finals.

 
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