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  Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Partizan kids: Tripkovic up, Perovic down
By Luis Fernández

This href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> year's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Partizan href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Belgrade href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> roster href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> younger href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> than href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ever, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> full href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> draft href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> prospects. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Two href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> them href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> are href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> having href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> important href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> role href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> their href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> stock href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> moving href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> different href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> directions.

Uros href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tripkovic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> already href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> proved href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> summer href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> be href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> excellent href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guard, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> DraftCity href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> reported href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> from href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> last href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> European href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Junior href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Championships. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> But href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> maturity href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> consistency href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> playing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> grown href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> man href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> surprising href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> everyone.

In href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> words href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> our href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Slovenian href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scout href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Matiz href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tratar, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> has href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> great href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> shooting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> mechanics, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> knows href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> how href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> penetrate, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> can href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> play href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> PG, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> defend href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> both href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guard href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> positions, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> even href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> though href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> still href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> has href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> some href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> problems href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> passing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> through href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> set href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> screens href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (nothing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> won't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> be href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> solved href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> bulking href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> up href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> little). href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> With href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> defense, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ability href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> score, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> creativeness href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> nice href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> athleticism, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> looks href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> like href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> future href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> first href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rounder.

Next href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> June href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> probably href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> little href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> early href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> just href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 18 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> years href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> old, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> we href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> feel href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2006 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> might href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> be href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> year href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> if href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> continues href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> develop. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> He's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> averaging href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> right href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> now href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 13.3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Adriatic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> league, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 6.2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> just href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 0.5 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> turnovers href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Euroleague.

Meanwhile, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Kosta href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Perovic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> isn't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> getting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> so href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> much href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> love. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> You href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> wonder href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> why, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> considering href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> skilled href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 7-2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> specimen. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Again href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Matiz href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tratar href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> gives href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> us href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> answer: href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Perovic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> too href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> soft, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> cam't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> even href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hit href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> backboard href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> after href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> taking href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> contact. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> He href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> does href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> not href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> represent href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> defensive href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> threat href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 217 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> cm href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (7'2) href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> player href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> should. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> reason href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> could href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> be href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> recent href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> injury, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> there href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> no href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> progress href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> seen href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him" href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Indeed, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Kosta href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> fills href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> prototype href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> European href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> big href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> man href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> still href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rules href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> many href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> NBA href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> minds: href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> skilled href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> player href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> gifted href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> nice href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> stroke, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> way href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> too href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> soft, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> pretty href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> unathletic. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/>

To href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> be href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> honest, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> we href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> can't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> forget href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> coming href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> out href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> injury. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> But href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> after href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> watching href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> last href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> games, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> looking href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> quite href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> recovered, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> doesn't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> seem href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> has href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> improved href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> at href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> bit href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> since href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> last href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> season. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> In href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> spite href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> stats href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> may href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> eventually href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> get, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> nowhere href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> near href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ready, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> considering href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> youth href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> stock href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> draft href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> would href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> be href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> really href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> low, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> we href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> placed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> next href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> season's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> late href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> first href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> round.

 
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