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  Friday, May 20, 2005

Spanoulis Interacting with the Houston Rockets
By Jonathan Givony

by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Dimitris href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Ritsonis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
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