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Old 07-07-2011, 11:17 AM   #76
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I was joking like Toni was. So far Val is the anti-Bargs!





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Old 07-07-2011, 02:20 PM   #77
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I can see this kid turning into the next pau gasol.
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:40 PM   #78
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I can see this kid turning into the next pau gasol.

Gasol had an unreal skill level coming into the league and despite not being a household name until reaching the Lakers, he was an immediate producer (ROY IIRC) coming into the league.

Hopefully Jonas can continue to stay on the floor when he faces some better competition this upcoming season. Not much to take from him beating up a bunch of kids when he normally would play against older players anyway.
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:05 AM   #79
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Gasol had an unreal skill level coming into the league and despite not being a household name until reaching the Lakers, he was an immediate producer (ROY IIRC) coming into the league.

Hopefully Jonas can continue to stay on the floor when he faces some better competition this upcoming season. Not much to take from him beating up a bunch of kids when he normally would play against older players anyway.

Gasol was also 21 years old when he was drafted.
Imagine if Val had the next 2 years to develop BEFORE being drafted.
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:55 AM   #80
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The season before being drafted, Gasol was already one of the best players in Europe, playing at the highest level. On the other hand, Valanciunas is playing an U-19 championship. There is no reason to think that Valanciunas will improve so much in two years. I think that he will be a solid NBA player, though.
Bargnani is still the most talented player in the roster and Valanciunas can be a good compliment at C, while Ed Davis can become an above average 6th man. That's a soild rotation.
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