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  Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Angelo Gigli a small forward?
By Luis Fernández

After href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> watching href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Angelo href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Gigli’s href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Sic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Jessi, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> I href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> can’t href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> avoid href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> remembering href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> statement href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> made href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Chris href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> McNealy, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> European href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scout href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Golden href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> State href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Warriors- href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Il href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Resto href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> del href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Carlino href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> about href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Italian href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> player: href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> “Under href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> my href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> point href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> view href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he’s href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> pure href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> three, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> never href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> plays href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> backing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> basket.”

Why href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> pure href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> three? href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> I href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> don’t href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> get href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Just href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> because href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> usually href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> faces href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> basket href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> doesn’t href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> mean href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he’s href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> pure href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> three. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Gigli href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> has href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> size, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> moves href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> very href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> well href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> paint href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> will href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> probably href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> become href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> big href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> enough href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> play href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> there. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> He href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> just href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hair href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> under href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 7 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> feet href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> tall href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> if href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hasn't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> reached href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> point href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> already. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Meanwhile, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> handles href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> aren’t href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> good, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> perimeter href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> shot href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> needs href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> lot href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> consistency href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> will href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> most href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> definitely href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> suffer href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> defending href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ultra href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> athletic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> much href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> smaller href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> small href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> forwards href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> NBA href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> even href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Europe. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> He href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> has href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> all href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> characteristics href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> necessary href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> play href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> four, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> except href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> bulk href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> like href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> most href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> European href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> players href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> age href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> are href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> lacking, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> even href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> if href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> spends href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> lot href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> time href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hanging href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> around href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> three-point href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> line.

I href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> simply href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> don’t href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> get href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> obsession href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> moving href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> every href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> European href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> seven href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> footer href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> out href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> paint. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> We href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> seen href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Kosta href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Perovic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ranked href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> power href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> forward, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guy href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> who href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 7-2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> tall href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> barely href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> athletic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> enough href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> NBA href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> center. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> We href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> read href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> many href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> times href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> about href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> another href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 7-2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> prospect, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Martynas href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Andriuskevicius, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> having href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> future href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> at href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> four href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> spot href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> sometimes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> even href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> at href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> three href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> some!) href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> just href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> because href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> has href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> nice href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> jumper, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> good href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> athleticism, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> no href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> body href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (at href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> moment) href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> fight href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> paint, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> while href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> forgetting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he’s href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> still href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> only href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 18 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> years href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> old. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Who href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hasn’t href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> heard href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> about href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tiago href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Splitter href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> being href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> mentioned href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> small href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> forward? href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Not href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> mention href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 7-1 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Russian href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> kid href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> who href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> supposed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> be href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> next href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Magic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Johnson href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> according href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hype href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> machine. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> We href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> won't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> even href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> start href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> talking href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> about href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Yi href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Jianlian, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> here’s href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> fair href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> warning. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Do href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> names href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Maciej href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Lampe href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Nikoloz href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tskitishvili href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ring href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> bell href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> anyone?

It href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> seems href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> every href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Euro href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> big href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guy href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> has href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> be href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> second href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> coming href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Dirk href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Nowitzki. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Indeed, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> German href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> has href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> already href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> been href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> mentioned href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Italy href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> when href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> comparing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Gigli href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> other href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> players. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> But href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> even href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Dirk href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> plays href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> power href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> forward href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> NBA href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> spite href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> wonderful href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> perimeter href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> skills, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> strictly href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> because href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> fact href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> basketball href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> played href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> BOTH href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> sides href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> court, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Dirk href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> wisely href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> learned href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> adapt href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> himself href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> adding href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> some href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> back href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> basket href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> moves, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> along href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> some href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> much href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> improved href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounding href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> skills.

So href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> just href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> piece href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> advice: href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> every href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> time href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> you href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hear href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> about href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 7-5 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> European href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> shooting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guard, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> please href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> take href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> grain href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> salt. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> And href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> if href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> you href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> can href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> put href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> your href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> finger href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> one href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 7 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> footer href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> who href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> HAS href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> made href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> at href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> small href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> forward href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> position href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> successfully, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> please href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> tell href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> us href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> all href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> about href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it.

 
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