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    Like it or not, Diogu has been one of the best players in this tournament so far. Really impressive performances...

    Actually, it seems that he was vastly underrated in this topic.

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    lol, FIBA writes Semen Antonov . Isn't it Semyon Antonov?

    Source: http://london2012.fiba.com/pages/eng...1/profile.html

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    Bo McCalebb
    Vassilis Spanoulis
    Andrei Kirilenko
    Ike Diogu
    Al Horford

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    Quote Originally Posted by GEORGE_4 View Post
    Bo McCalebb
    Vassilis Spanoulis
    Andrei Kirilenko
    Ike Diogu
    Al Horford
    Interesting tha lithuanian who finished 2nd dont even have their player in your list.But on the other hand you may be right,we didnt have one very bright star in all 4games,but we had 10players who were bring their own part to teams winning table...This is lithuanian team basketball at their best!

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    Interestingly, no one mentions Kalnietis. Guy with 7 assists per game and highest assists/turnover ratio amongst those who had 3 ast. or more per game. Frankly, I don't know what are the criterias for "top players" election, but player from team who got in the finals, with 7ast per game and doesn't even get honorable mention? Smh
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    Quote Originally Posted by GEORGE_4 View Post
    Al Horford
    No freaking way. Struggling and lost Valančiūnas outplayed this NBA star. He also completely sucked against Macedonia for the biggest time of the game and only later took some rebounds. Horford is nowhere near being here. Sasha Kaun takes this and laughs him in the face I'm afraid
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawshank View Post
    Interesting tha lithuanian who finished 2nd dont even have their player in your list.But on the other hand you may be right,we didnt have one very bright star in all 4games,but we had 10players who were bring their own part to teams winning table...This is lithuanian team basketball at their best!
    That is correct! It was a total team effort, and you could even add Tomas Delininkaitis to the ten to make it eleven.


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    McCalebb
    Spanoulis
    Kirilenko
    Diogu*
    Kaun


    Diogu gets an asterisk though, because he wouldn't be in consideration without all the help he and his team got from the refs in every game.

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    Kirilenko is probably the single best player in this tournament (skill wise)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiggawhat View Post
    Kirilenko is probably the single best player in this tournament (skill wise)
    Skill wise? I don't think so. His skill is nothing more than average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGX View Post
    I don't understand how anyone could have Diogu on their list.
    Certainly came up big today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JGX View Post
    Certainly came up big today.
    Not just today...
    He did brilliant during the whole tournament. Four double-doubles in five games...

    He will probably find a good contract after these performances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixama23 View Post
    Not just today...
    He did brilliant during the whole tournament. Four double-doubles in five games...

    He will probably find a good contract after these performances.
    Really, doing well in this kind of tourney does not mean anything. Maybe in Europe but in NBA, just another scrub.

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    My five:

    Kalnietis
    Fridzon
    Spanoulis
    Martinez
    Diogu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    Really, doing well in this kind of tourney does not mean anything. Maybe in Europe but in NBA, just another scrub.
    I know that he is undersized and average athlete for the NBA. But in Europe he can be a top PF/C at Euroleague level and earn some good money.

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    McCalebb - He dominated again and it was such a pity that 2nd half of FYROM against DR. I was already picturing him playing against Team USA in London.
    Fridzon - Great fit in the well oiled Russian machine with his accurate 3pt shooting.
    Kirilenko - Led Russia to a trouble-free OQT with his all-around game.
    Diogu - Showed good offense, finishing effectively with either hand and providing some outside shooting. Pleasant surprise.
    Martínez - While Horford struggled in the knockout stage, this guy continued to bother the opponents with his energetic play. Excellent rebounding skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    Really, doing well in this kind of tourney does not mean anything. Maybe in Europe but in NBA, just another scrub.
    Stop the flame baiting please.

    Quote Originally Posted by sixama23 View Post
    I know that he is undersized and average athlete for the NBA. But in Europe he can be a top PF/C at Euroleague level and earn some good money.
    In the Euroleague, he would be playing 5 on 5 and not 8 on 5, like he was at this tournament.
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    You are ridiculous. There is no player at this tournament better than Kirilenko. He is the most skilled player in this tournament, hands down. He was Euroleague MVP too

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiggawhat View Post
    You are ridiculous. There is no player at this tournament better than Kirilenko. He is the most skilled player in this tournament, hands down. He was Euroleague MVP too
    There is absolutely no way in the world that Kirilenko is even remotely in the discussion of being the "most skilled" player at this tournament.

    Average shooter
    Average ball handler
    Average free throw shooter
    Average or below average at creating his own shot
    Very good passer
    Above average at creating for others
    Very good rebounder
    Excellent dunker
    Good 3 point shooter, when left open, but otherwise no

    His greatness is in his athletic ability, his versatility on defense, his length, and his shot blocking. Those are all 100% based on his physical attributes, and not his "skills".

    It's absolutely laughable to even suggest he was the most skilled player at that tournament.

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    Whatever. Defense and shot blocking is a skillset. He is the best player in the tournament. Certainly better than any Greek NT scrub

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