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PHILIPeurobasket
10-01-2007, 02:28 PM
Lukasz Obrzut sign today one year contract in NBA with Indiana Pacers :) !!! Obrzut will get 450 000 $ for season.

WOW WOW WOW :eek: :eek: :eek:
http://e-basket.pl/News__Czwarty_Polak_w_NBA__41876

mvblair
10-01-2007, 03:13 PM
Philip, can you translate that article? Is this a guaranteed contract? A training camp contract?

I just looked up Lukasz Obrzut on Google. He's a 7'1", 265 pound center out of the University of Kentucky. That's a big man! The Pacers must have seen something that they liked, because he only averaged 2 points and 2 rebounds at UK.

--Matt

woma
10-01-2007, 04:59 PM
It's the training camp contract, which probably will be valid for rest of the season if Obrzut will be on Pacer's roster at the beginning of the season. But seeing Pacers roster inside it's not gonna happen. I expect him to be cut in 2-3 weeks and go to D-League...
It's similar situation to last year deal of Cezary Trybanski with Toronto Raptors.

PHILIPeurobasket
10-01-2007, 06:40 PM
It's the training camp contract, which probably will be valid for rest of the season if Obrzut will be on Pacer's roster at the beginning of the season. But seeing Pacers roster inside it's not gonna happen. I expect him to be cut in 2-3 weeks and go to D-League...
It's similar situation to last year deal of Cezary Trybanski with Toronto Raptors.

I dont think so ... he sign contract to May 2008, and he must be in Pacers to May 2008 :rolleyes:

Mayo
10-01-2007, 07:09 PM
have no idea why they signed this...log

LuDux
10-01-2007, 07:14 PM
have no idea why they signed this...log

There are 85 reasons, each 2,54 cm long:D

PHILIPeurobasket
10-01-2007, 07:23 PM
There are 85 reasons, each 2,54 cm long:D

what :confused: who :confused: where :confused:

cheezdoodle
10-01-2007, 07:29 PM
non-guaranteed contract of course. He can be cut at any time. October 20th or so he will be free again.

stuart
10-01-2007, 07:30 PM
Yeah, I believe any signing of an unfamilir name at this point may be a training camp addition -- meaning non-guaranteed -- he'll have to earn his spot on the roster meaning he won't see most of the 450K if he doesn't make the opening-season rotation.

Stuart

edit: whoops, you beat me to it, cheezdoodle

PHILIPeurobasket
10-01-2007, 07:33 PM
non-guaranteed contract of course. He can be cut at any time. October 20th or so he will be free again.

So please tell me why they give him 450K and sign "contract" to 28 May 2008 :confused: So if they will cut contract, they must pay all moneys to Obrzut :confused:

stuart
10-01-2007, 09:21 PM
So please tell me why they give him 450K and sign "contract" to 28 May 2008 :confused: So if they will cut contract, they must pay all moneys to Obrzut :confused:

Key-word is "non-guaranteed" contact.

Stuart

PHILIPeurobasket
10-02-2007, 02:42 AM
Key-word is "non-guaranteed" contact.

Stuart

Ok thanks...

LuDux
10-02-2007, 02:45 PM
what :confused: who :confused: where :confused:

He's 7'1" tall: 7*12+1=85(reasons)*2,54(cm)

PHILIPeurobasket
10-02-2007, 06:44 PM
He's 7'1" tall: 7*12+1=85(reasons)*2,54(cm)

Sorry but this is "big" mistake :D Obrzut have 215cm's ...

mvblair
10-03-2007, 11:26 AM
I saw that the Pacers have another big man going to training camp. I think it's Courtney Simms from Michigan (I could be wrong). If the Pacers have a center position to fill, it is probably between these two players.

PHILIPeurobasket
10-03-2007, 08:42 PM
I saw that the Pacers have another big man going to training camp. I think it's Courtney Simms from Michigan (I could be wrong). If the Pacers have a center position to fill, it is probably between these two players.

I hope that they will give Obrzut chance... but I know that Americans like Americans so he have better chances :(

Matt if you will have any info, please write here :)

mvblair
10-04-2007, 12:25 PM
Matt if you will have any info, please write here :) We'll tell you if we hear anything!

mvblair
10-24-2007, 02:51 PM
Obrzut has not had very much playing time. Last night against Minnesota, he played for 6 minutes. He scored 2 points, 1 rebound, and no fouls (good for a rookie big man!). In a game against the Bulls, he played 2 minutes.

It looks like Indiana is going to have Jeff Foster start at center with David Harrison as a back-up. But Harrison injured his back last night, so who knows? That leaves room for another center, presumably Obrzut or Stanko Barac, a 7-1 Bosnian. Barac has not played in the pre-season.

--Matt

elaj
10-24-2007, 04:51 PM
Obrzut has not had very much playing time. Last night against Minnesota, he played for 6 minutes. He scored 2 points, 1 rebound, and no fouls (good for a rookie big man!). In a game against the Bulls, he played 2 minutes.

It looks like Indiana is going to have Jeff Foster start at center with David Harrison as a back-up. But Harrison injured his back last night, so who knows? That leaves room for another center, presumably Obrzut or Stanko Barac, a 7-1 Bosnian. Barac has not played in the pre-season.

--Matt
Stanko Barać is staying in Europe for this season. Barać is Croatian.

elaj
10-25-2007, 05:13 PM
Indiana waived Lukasz Obrzut.

PHILIPeurobasket
10-25-2007, 05:36 PM
Indiana waived Lukasz Obrzut.

This is not suprise ... I think now where he can sign contact :confused: USA or maybe Europe :confused:

mvblair
10-25-2007, 08:07 PM
This is not suprise ... I think now where he can sign contact :confused: USA or maybe Europe :confused:
I'm sure he'll find something. There are always roster spots open for big men.

PHILIPeurobasket
10-26-2007, 02:24 AM
I'm sure he'll find something. There are always roster spots open for big men.

Polish newspaper write that he will stay in USA, and will sign with one of team from D-league... but I dont want second Trybanski :(

mvblair
10-26-2007, 04:16 PM
Indianpolis Star (http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071026/SPORTS04/710260455)

The Pacers released centers Courtney Sims and Lukasz Obrzut on Thursday, bringing their roster to 14.

Sims and Obrzut, both training camp invitees, were long shots to make the roster. Obrzut played just nine minutes in the preseason. Sims averaged 3.3 points.

O'Brien spoke with both players Thursday and encouraged them to play with the team's NBA Development League affiliate in Fort Wayne... It sounds like both Sims and Obrzut have the option to play for Fort Wayne. I suppose that'll be a good move for both of them. Obviously, Philip, you'd like to see Obrzut get picked up by a better league, but maybe the NBDL is what he needs right now.

PHILIPeurobasket
10-26-2007, 06:36 PM
It sounds like both Sims and Obrzut have the option to play for Fort Wayne. I suppose that'll be a good move for both of them. Obviously, Philip, you'd like to see Obrzut get picked up by a better league, but maybe the NBDL is what he needs right now.

Yes Matt, this can be a good move for him, but I didnt want read few month ago that Obrzut didnt play or play very bad bball...and he will end just like Trybanski with nothing :(

elaj
11-02-2007, 11:56 AM
Lukasz Obrzut was picked as 8th pick in second round of 2007 D-League draft by Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

PHILIPeurobasket
11-02-2007, 12:44 PM
Lukasz Obrzut was picked as 8th pick in second round of 2007 D-League draft by Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

Good news for him, but I dont know second Trybanski :(

Btw: Gortat probably will play in NDBL ... http://www.sport.pl/koszykowka/1,65031,4635239.html