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    Nikola Topic the son of the former Red Star and Yugoslavian NT player ,Milenko Topic , might be the next big thing at PG position for Serbia, certainly since Micic the best prospect at the point guard position. Too bad he injured his hand in the first game against Czech Republic , so he didn't play rest of the tournament, but even in that game he has shown many good things, he's a great passer, he could have easily had 10+ assists if his teammates didn't miss the open shots and lay ups, he can beat his defenders of the dribble and drive to the basket , he's a solid shooter and he's playing a very good defense, , he's not a bad athlete by any means , he's deceptively very quick , overall he has a very good feel for the game. I hope he don't get ruined at Red Star like many young players before him. Some highlights from ANGT of this year, he was two year younger than the most of the players in the tournament.

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    He has quick dribble moves, and seems to be faster than expected with ball in his hands. Not much of a leaper, but good size, IQ and craftiness should be enough to make a good transition to senior level.

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    He can dunk I am really excited about his potential , we finally have another promising prospect at the point guard position , first one since Micic. I really like Nikola Topic game, his basketball iq , playmaking ability , its going to be interesting to see his development.
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    Smailagic with 22 points in a prep game against Cedevita. Got a chance to watch him play in extended minutes and definitely didn't disappoint. Works great as a small ball 5 but definitely plays like a 4. Really interesting skill set, he scored in a variety of ways, fluid with ball in his hands. He loves dribbling face up, also showed great handle in transition, can shoot, attack closeouts...Sneaky athletic with quick finishing around the rim, and what I liked is his quick decision making whether he is attacking or passing the ball. Might be a solid piece to our NT. Defense is a work in progress.

    I can't get away from feeling that Obradovic is trying to model Avramovic's game after Sloukas. Very curious to see his developmental curve this season, he was known as more of a scoring combo guard but these first games with Partizan he is focused on making right plays for his team way more.

    Trifunovic could be a nice 3&D threat, great chance for him to develop under Obradovic.

    Koprivica is raw offensively, but definitely big upside as a defensive anchor. Needs time to adjust to Euro ball.

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    Kari Pešić is taking over according to Serbian media. What a romantical playback.

    Feel bad for Igor, though. I am still curious why he hasn't officially left and if it's true that we will continue with Kari.
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    Smailagić looking really good vs Monaco...he's got such interesting skill set with really quick instincts on offense whenever he is attacking face to basket, closeouts or shooting.

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    Attention to Smailagic. I knew what his strengths were, but after watching him in real games that's just a lot better than expected. So far he has been playing almost exclusevely on 5, because Partizan lacks a classic big man. Lacks strength in the post against bigger players and sometimes loses his position easily with questionable footwork on defense, but he's got such a good first jump, had three blocks against bigger guys just from positional jump. I think he likes to play at 4, definitely showing he can adequately play at 5 also.

    Now, his offense is just fire. Looks so clumsy at first sight, but what a sneaky combination of athleticism and coordination. A few highlight dunks, especially one of off p&r, he just blew by everyone in a blink of an eye and exploded on the rim. Really, really great at rolling to the basket, and I think his ability to put the ball on the floor fluidly is helping him a lot to find different ways to finish or draw a foul while staying well coordinated and with such a burst in his first jump. He was dribbling everyone on Monaco today, from guards to centers, and basically drew a foul or scored a bucket on every single possession he took. A very capable shooter also, which is going to help him imensely when using his ballhandling and dribbling to attack on closeouts, which he likes to do a lot. Really impressed watching him in two prep games so far. NT might be getting a real deal player just in time on 4-5 position. Not to mention how valuable he is going to be in these upcoming windows. 32, 8, and 3 blocks vs Monaco.

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    When it comes to selekcija I think Partizan will make up 50% of the roster in the first window as also Jare, Petrusev and Andjusic went to Euroleague and won't be accountable - Smailagic will take heavy minutes in November. 2nd window will be Slovakia twice what should be done witih two wins no matter what and 3rd window falls in the beginning of Eurobasket preparation so we will have our strongest roster for difficult games in Latvia and Belgrade against Belgium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katastroika View Post
    When it comes to selekcija I think Partizan will make up 50% of the roster in the first window as also Jare, Petrusev and Andjusic went to Euroleague and won't be accountable - Smailagic will take heavy minutes in November. 2nd window will be Slovakia twice what should be done witih two wins no matter what and 3rd window falls in the beginning of Eurobasket preparation so we will have our strongest roster for difficult games in Latvia and Belgrade against Belgium.
    So, November window is going to be crucial considering that every win matters for the next phase. It's good that third window coincides with preparations for Eurobasket.

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    https://youtu.be/9D6zOZLBjYU

    Smailagić highlights vs Monaco. A lot of heart and energy.

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    Vukcevic with 10 really solid minutes in ACB supercup vs. Barca. He looks much more fluid. Seems like he worked a lot this summer on footwork. Looks really good in defense. Interestingly still (at least at first view) he hasn't gained weight. Real as always working slow and good with young players.

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