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  Thursday, December 16, 2004

Marko Tomas suffering from false advertising
By Luis Fernández

You href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> may href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> heard href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> or href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> read href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> some href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> reports href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> lately href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Marko href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tomas, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Croatian href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guard href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> born href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 1985 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> who href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> averaging href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> almost href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> obscene href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> amount href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of 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-/> (close href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 20). href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Those href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> reports href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> mention href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ability href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Marko href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tomas href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> play href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> point, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> even href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> potentially href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> at href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> NBA href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> level. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> So href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> appears href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> we href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> another href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> mysterious href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Euro href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> freak href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> our href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hands, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> time href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 6-8 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> point href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guard.

I href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> won't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> deny href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> plays href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> position href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> during href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> some href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> stretches href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Zagreb href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> brother href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Ivan, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> only href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> true href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> PG href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> got href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> injured), href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> not href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> point href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guard, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> nothing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> even href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> near href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> actually.

To href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> start href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with, 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-/> special. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> He href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> can href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> barely href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> dribble href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> when href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> defender href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> actively href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guarding href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> at href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> same href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> time, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> face href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> teammates href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> look href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> good href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> pass. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> He's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> also href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> little href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> bit href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> slow href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guard, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> would href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> probably href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> real href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> trouble href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> bringing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> up href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> taking href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> care href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ball href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> over href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> course href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> entire href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> still href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> be href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> effective href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> if href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> matchup href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> were href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> decent href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> defender. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Not href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> mention href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> fact href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> would href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> surely href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> suffer href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> lot href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> trying href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> defend href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> many href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> point href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guards href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> league, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> practically href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> everyone href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> would href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> be href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> much href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> quicker href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> than href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> most href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> time href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> not href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> small href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> amount. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> It's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hard href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> enough href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guy href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> like href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Ron href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Artest href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guard href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> NBA href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> PG's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> over href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> entire href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> now href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> imagine href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 6-8 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> European href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> only href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> average href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> athleticism href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> defensive href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ability href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> NBA href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> level) href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> trying href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> stick href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> jets href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> like href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Stephon href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Marbury href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Dwayne href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Wade href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> over href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> course href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/>

Regarding href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> court href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> vision, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> while href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> certainly href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> decent, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> far href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> from href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> being href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> top-notch. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> nice href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assisting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> numbers href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> averaging href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> per href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game) href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> mostly href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> due href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> fact href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> primary href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ball-handler. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> When href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> you href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ball href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> your href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hands href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> so href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> much href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> time, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> obviously href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> much href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> easier href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> make href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> He href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> also href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> doesn't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> show href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ability href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> control href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> tempo href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game; href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> still href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> lacks href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> basic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> instincts href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> playmaker.

If href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> makes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> NBA, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> or href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> any href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> important href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> European href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> you href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> will href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> see href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> wing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> full-time. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> He's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> much href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> point href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guard href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> any href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> wing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> player href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> decent href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> handles href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> you href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> decide href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> put href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> playmaking href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> spot.

I href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> can't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> understand href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> why href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> anybody href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> would href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> want href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> big href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> shooting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scorer href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> like href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> enough href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> size href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> fill href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> both href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> wing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> positions, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> playing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> point href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> when href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> far href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> from href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> excelling href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> there, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> instead href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> having href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> PG href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> next href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> deliver href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ball. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> It href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> makes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> absolutely href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> no href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> sense.

It's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> truly href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> perplexing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> way href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> some href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> these href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> very href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> talented href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> prospects href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> are href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> being href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> falsely href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> advertised, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hyping href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> them href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> up href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> turning href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> them href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> into href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> something href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> they href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> clearly href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> aren't. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tomas href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> terrific href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> player, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> one href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> thing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> not href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> NBA href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> PG.

 
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