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  Monday, October 24, 2005

Euro Roundup: Bargnani Tops 2006 Mock Draft
By Luis Fernández

We href=/profile//> couldn’t href=/profile//> start href=/profile//> our href=/profile//> weekly href=/profile//> roundup href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> any href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> Andrea href=/profile//> Bargnani. href=/profile//> Benetton href=/profile//> Treviso’s href=/profile//> forward href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> tearing href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Italian href=/profile//> Lega href=/profile//> lately, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> perhaps href=/profile//> might href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> right href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> process href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> blossoming href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> dominant href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Europe. href=/profile//> That’s href=/profile//> why href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> earned href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> spot href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> our href=/profile//> 2006 href=/profile//> mock href=/profile//> draft.

Andrea href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> getting href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> production href=/profile//> per href=/profile//> minute href=/profile//> played, href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> its href=/profile//> probably href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> inconsistent href=/profile//> defense href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> youth href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> prevented href=/profile//> coach href=/profile//> Blatt href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> giving href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> minutes. href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> week href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> given href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> prove href=/profile//> himself, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> results href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> obvious. href=/profile//> On href=/profile//> Thursday, href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Navigo.it href=/profile//> Teramo, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> 19 href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> finish href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 17 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> rebounds. href=/profile//> On href=/profile//> Sunday, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> Benetton href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Lottomatica href=/profile//> Roma href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 25 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> (including href=/profile//> 4/4 href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> pointers), href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> steals href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 28 href=/profile//> minutes.

He’s href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> hottest href=/profile//> name href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> moment href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> international href=/profile//> scene. href=/profile//> Watch href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> upcoming href=/profile//> performances.

There href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> decent, href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> showings href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Italian href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> division. href=/profile//> It’s href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> division href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> calls href=/profile//> our href=/profile//> attention, href=/profile//> though, href=/profile//> again href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Danilo href=/profile//> Gallinari. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> skilled href=/profile//> forward href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> adding href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> another href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Edimes href=/profile//> Pavia. href=/profile//> He’s href=/profile//> averaging href=/profile//> 16.3 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 29 href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> per href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> hitting href=/profile//> 56% href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> 25 href=/profile//> three-pointers, href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> rather href=/profile//> tough href=/profile//> LegaDue, href=/profile//> becoming href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> impressive href=/profile//> prospects href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Europe href=/profile//> performance-wise.

Our href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> stop href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Spain, href=/profile//> where href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> find href=/profile//> Ivan href=/profile//> Koljevic href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> new href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> Lagun href=/profile//> Aro href=/profile//> Bilbao href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> showing href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> same href=/profile//> old href=/profile//> inconsistency. href=/profile//> After href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> forgettable href=/profile//> games, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> impressive href=/profile//> offensive href=/profile//> outbursts href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> weekend href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Bilbao’s href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Caja href=/profile//> San href=/profile//> Fernando, href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> 19 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> less href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> 12 href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> time.

Earlier href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> week, href=/profile//> Sergio href=/profile//> Rodríguez href=/profile//> enjoyed href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> far href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> season, href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> dishing href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> Adecco href=/profile//> Estudiantes href=/profile//> lost href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Leche href=/profile//> Río href=/profile//> Breogan. href=/profile//> Estudiantes href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> currently href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> winless, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> inconsistent href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Sergio href=/profile//> isn’t href=/profile//> helping href=/profile//> too href=/profile//> much. href=/profile//> Although href=/profile//> perhaps href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> bit href=/profile//> early href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> reach href=/profile//> any href=/profile//> long-lasting href=/profile//> conclusions, href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> feel href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> makes href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> sense href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Rodríguez href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> placed href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> our href=/profile//> 2007 href=/profile//> mock, href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> seems href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> long href=/profile//> way href=/profile//> before href=/profile//> considering href=/profile//> enter href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> draft. href=/profile//> His href=/profile//> stock href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> decline href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> few href=/profile//> months href=/profile//> now.

As href=/profile//> usual, href=/profile//> there href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> quite href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> few href=/profile//> performances href=/profile//> worthy href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> being href=/profile//> mentioned href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Balkans.

Domen href=/profile//> Lorbek href=/profile//> showed href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> offensive href=/profile//> power href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> week href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Pivovarna href=/profile//> Lasko href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> then href=/profile//> 33, href=/profile//> plus href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Partizan, href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> losses href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> winless href=/profile//> Helios href=/profile//> Domzale. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> found href=/profile//> Uros href=/profile//> Tripkovic href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Kosta href=/profile//> Perovic href=/profile//> returning href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> old href=/profile//> form; href=/profile//> Uros href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 18 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> Kosta href=/profile//> netted href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> rebounds.

Yotam href=/profile//> Halperin href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> showing href=/profile//> offensive href=/profile//> consistency href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Union href=/profile//> Olimpija, href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> 12 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Hemofarm href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 14 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Pivovarna href=/profile//> Lasko. href=/profile//> Unfortunately href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team, href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> resulted href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> losses.

Outside href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Adriatic href=/profile//> League, href=/profile//> Hrvoje href=/profile//> Kovacevic href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> another href=/profile//> monster href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Croatian href=/profile//> League href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 28 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> Slavonski href=/profile//> Brod href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> already href=/profile//> leading href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> competition. href=/profile//> For href=/profile//> Split, href=/profile//> Hrvoje href=/profile//> Peric href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 17 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 8 href=/profile//> rebounds.

In href=/profile//> Serbia, href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> young href=/profile//> Vladimir href=/profile//> Dasic href=/profile//> making href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> noise href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Buducnost. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 17 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> steals href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> blocks href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Hapredak href=/profile//> Rubin. href=/profile//> Meanwhile, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> European href=/profile//> Junior href=/profile//> Championships' href=/profile//> MVP href=/profile//> Dragan href=/profile//> Labovic href=/profile//> keeps href=/profile//> showing href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> ability href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> produce href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> point, href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> rebound href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assist href=/profile//> performance href=/profile//> helping href=/profile//> Borac href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Masinac.

The href=/profile//> Greek href=/profile//> League href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> finally href=/profile//> running href=/profile//> and, href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> expected, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> offensive href=/profile//> show href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Costas href=/profile//> Vassiliadis, href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> bound href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> excel href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> PAOK, href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> already href=/profile//> begun: href=/profile//> 18 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> loss href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> AEK. href=/profile//> Another href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> should href=/profile//> draw href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> attention href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> Renaldas href=/profile//> Seibutis, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> nice href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> start href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 12 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 8 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals href=/profile//> helping href=/profile//> Olimpiakos href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> Panellinios.

Israel href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> another href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> later href=/profile//> openers, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> round href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> weekend, href=/profile//> Lior href=/profile//> Eliyahu href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 18 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Galil href=/profile//> Elyon href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> loss href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Bnei href=/profile//> Hasharon. href=/profile//> Pape href=/profile//> Philippe href=/profile//> Amagou href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 14 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> helping href=/profile//> Le href=/profile//> Mans href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Nancy href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> keep href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> leadership href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> French href=/profile//> League.

 
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