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Old 03-14-2009, 03:15 AM   #1
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Default Roko Ukic

Is it just me is anyone else impressed from what we've seen from Roko this year? I love his aggressiveness and ability to slash to the rim. I remember when he was drafted some people were touting him as one of the best players in Europe at the time and a steal in the second round. I think he's been one of the lone bright spots on the team this year. Sure he makes mistakes here and there but he's a rookie, he'll learn with experience. He should have been getting minutes early in the season instead of Will Solomon
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:13 AM   #2
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Yeah hopefully he can be a good backup next year.
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:58 AM   #3
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He has a lot of skill, he just needs to work on consistency and getting stronger, and he'll be a very good player.
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:30 AM   #4
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He has a lot of skill, he just needs to work on consistency and getting stronger, and he'll be a very good player.

He eerily reminds me of Calderon's in his first season. I'm not saying he'll improve as much or as fast but even if the jumper doesn't come along as well, and his assist/turnover ratio isn't completely unheard of like Calderon's his height may end up making him a better player. Oh and also if he can defend AT ALL that could give him an edge.
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Old 03-14-2009, 02:35 PM   #5
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He eerily reminds me of Calderon's in his first season. I'm not saying he'll improve as much or as fast but even if the jumper doesn't come along as well, and his assist/turnover ratio isn't completely unheard of like Calderon's his height may end up making him a better player. Oh and also if he can defend AT ALL that could give him an edge.

His defense is pretty good. I don't know if anyone else noticed this but whenever Roko is on the floor we always play so well and go on a run. Then Jose/AP/Marion all get put back on the floor and the deficit gets bigger again. I don't know why Triano always messes with the lineup when the team is on a roll.
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Old 03-14-2009, 02:49 PM   #6
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His defense is pretty good. I don't know if anyone else noticed this but whenever Roko is on the floor we always play so well and go on a run. Then Jose/AP/Marion all get put back on the floor and the deficit gets bigger again. I don't know why Triano always messes with the lineup when the team is on a roll.

With Jose on the floor is seems difficult for the Raptors to try and run
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He'll be a good player, he has shown the ability to blow by his defenders and get to the rim...he just needs to work on his finishing.
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:39 PM   #8
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he needs to be given minutes at the pg position. Our coach is doing a very bad job of that.
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:46 AM   #9
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With Jose on the floor is seems difficult for the Raptors to try and run


The fact that they are having a tough time running has more to do with the fact opponents have been shooting50%+ the last few games... hard to run when you have to inbound the ball every trip.

How about we give Jose another healthy year before we write the guy off? As we saw the other night vs. Detroit be is capable of playing good defense. He takes care of the ball at an unheard of level. Lets see what happens when he has a good leg for a whole year.
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Old 03-15-2009, 03:51 PM   #10
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His defense is pretty good. I don't know if anyone else noticed this but whenever Roko is on the floor we always play so well and go on a run. Then Jose/AP/Marion all get put back on the floor and the deficit gets bigger again. I don't know why Triano always messes with the lineup when the team is on a roll.

I noticed that during the Detroit game. Even thought I'm one of the fans who believes we should tank the remainder of the year, it's good to see the team put up a fight and actually be in the game at the end. In the San Antonio game(although Jose was hurt), Roko was left in down the stretch and it paid off.
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:52 PM   #11
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If Triano gives him minutes he will become a decent back up point guard, if Triano plays Parker at the point Roko will simply become a next " What if " player ......
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:08 PM   #12
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If Triano gives him minutes he will become a decent back up point guard, if Triano plays Parker at the point Roko will simply become a next " What if " player ......

Yeah, Triano should just give Ukic more minutes. This season is already over...no need to give old man parker more work.
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If Triano gives him minutes he will become a decent back up point guard, if Triano plays Parker at the point Roko will simply become a next " What if " player ......

For some reason I can never take you seriously, lol
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:22 PM   #14
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His defense is pretty good. I don't know if anyone else noticed this but whenever Roko is on the floor we always play so well and go on a run.

Except for last night when he came in, turned the ball over on consecutive trips down the floor immediately after coming into the game (or generally whenever there's significant pressure) and ruined a run Calderon and Co. had put together.

Let's all be honest, here. Roko is young, raw, can't shoot (I mean, he really can't shoot), is prone to turning the ball over, and tends to get tunnel vision at times when he feels hot. These are all things you'd expect out of a young PG. The good thing is that we all hear he's a gym rat, so hopefully that work ethic pays off int he long run.

Not saying he won't round into form in a couple of years, but to anyone looking for a replacement for Jose next year... he ain't the guy. Don't know whos' noticed, but in the last couple games, Jose has actually played serviceable D, on 1.8 legs. Said it before, but I'm gonna give the guy one more year before I write him off.
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:12 PM   #15
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Default Re: Roko Ukic

Roko was pissed last night. After the second turnover and Jay called the time out Roko went to the bench and one of his team mates (I don't remember who it was) tried to talk to him. He brushed the team mate off and anger was in his eyes.

I liked that. Real emotion about screwing up, something we haven't seen from enough Raptors this year. He knew he screwed up and aknowledged it with his anger, and from that the young man learns.

The first year is the toughest for a european point guard, and Roko's learning curve is no diferent. I look forward to seeing him play more because he brings so many things Joses can't. This tandem are an execellent duo.

Know we just have to give them time.
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