Darko

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  1. TWOTIMESRALPHI

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    I see the channel names:
    "Darko general discussion"
    "Darko's smoking habits"
    "Darko on international level"
    "Darko with the Magic"
    "Darko with the Pistons"
    "Darko in his early days"
    "Darko off- court"
    "Darko Draft 2003"
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    Alright..alright..alright...

    lol. Bballjay sucks me in everytime. I'm such a pawn sometimes. :)
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    whew!! we just averted a disaster to the time space continuum. Thanks boss...I'll go easy on you in trial league...:pound:
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    you missed the obvious the guy was 17 years old. why would you expect dedication and maturity? if he had been treated like a young prospect and given motivation a teen can understand then he'd be our starting center right now. coming off 3 straight championships.

    instead we treated him like a step child that had to earn every bit of love from his parents. sometimes that works and other times the kid just runs away. he's found a good positive enviroment in orlando now. they are pushing him and rewarding him and not settling for anything less than great things from darko. the exact way we should have been using him.

    instead we chose to teach him a "lesson".
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    :MusicBigGrin: La..la..la..la...

    I can't hear you. ;)
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    BBall, I think you are one cool guy. I bet you are or will be a great parent. You seem to have unlimited patience, and believe in encouragement, forgiveness, and reward.

    If you ever consider adopting a 36 year year old "kid" who loves the Pistons, let me know!
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    Sam Smith? Gee, I bet he didn't just make that up like he usually does.

    Smith has negative credibility.
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    After watching Darko a couple of games in Orlando this year, my gutt feeling is......

    Darko is mediocre. He does not suck, but he is a serviceable player. Great complimentery player at best....in my humble opinion. John Salley-esque career if he's lucky. He will never live up to the #2 draft pick status that follows him around.

    If he proves me wrong, good for him. I'd be shocked though. I don't think he has what it takes to transend to the next level. Darko without all-star quality players around him is like "Harold Melvin without the Bluenotes, He'll never go platinum" *.

    * inspired by Snoop Dogg.
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    Is this based on the game where his Bulls got smoked by Orlando? In the loss to Atlanta last night, Darko was one of the few Orlando players (Arroyo the other) that played well. 9 points, 6 rebs, 3 blocks off the bench. Played with a ton of energy.
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    9 points, 6 boards and 3 blocks is GOOD off the bench. Not the best bench performance I've seen this season.... In fact its not even in the top 10. Outlaw from Portland came off the bench to score 18 pts 15 boards 2 steals 1 block 3 assists with one turnover. Earl Boykins is another player who had an awesome game from the bench. Darko is contributing but he's yet to show the spectacular. At this point, I'd expect nothing less.
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    From Roscoe's post on Mcoskey's article
    http://www.pistonsforum.com/detroit...chris-mccoskey-fire-hoopsworld.html#post57517

    This kind of burns me up. The guy has very little rumor coming out of detroit where he works but has an inside scoop on another organization. I hadn't even heard of this before. Fans in other forums are still high on him which is more than I could say for Pistons fans in general. Think what you want about Darko but this is pure Pistons spin machine at work. Next in hoopworld Chris talks about how some friend of a friend who hangs out with Tyrus Thomas is saying that Ben Wallace is a lockerroom cancer and he's icing out Thomas' playing time. :sherlock:
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    Speaking of strong performances off of the bench... what about Arroyo tying a Magic franchise record by making 9 out of 9 FGs? That is smokin.
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    Tay, Carlos had another game in the 20s tonight. He has been on fire and no one is complaining about whether he shoots first or passes first. He has been distributing the ball well.

    Darko has been slow getting started and I don't know if it is because of his back injury or not. No excuses. He and Battie have been playing about equal so far, but DMC has to clearly outplay Tony before he gets Tony's job. That's as it should be.

    And he better get started on it if he is going to get that big contract. Ball is in his court.
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    I'm sure nobody will mind if I hijack a Darko thread for make benefit glorious player named Arroyo.

    In his last 2 games:
    FG 18-22
    3pFG 3-4
    Points- 45
    Assists- 7
    TO- 2
    Reb- 4


    And just for the heck of it, how about Etan Thomas?
    14 points, 15 rebs (9 offensive), 6 blocks, and a steal.

    Plus, he looks like the incredible hulk right now.
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    Darko=boring
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    when given decent minutes and responsibility last season...Arroyo did very well. It's great to see that guy flourish. Giving him up for so little is where we got burned.
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    Biggest snafu of the season last year. Sad.
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    I'll make two observation about Darko in the win over Washington. On one play, he was at the basket, denying the shot. The ball gets whipped out to the three line. Darko flew out from under the basket to the three line and made the guy miss his triple try. Amazing quickness.

    Etan Thomas routinely shot the ball over Dwight Howard, but dare not atttempt to shoot over Darko. Yes, Darko did poorly on offense in this game, but Washington, a pretty good team, went down, and Darko surely contributed. Oh, and another ex-Piston I like to watch, Grant Hill, had some good moments too.
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    I hear he inbounds the ball with amazing quickness and precision too.

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