SLAM: The Top 50 FIBA Players
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 08/29/2010 8:29 PM

    Here's a nice listing of the Top 50 Non-USA FIBA players.
    All of our 4 Trail Blazers made the list one way or another...and I personally loved his comment on Batum-
    1. Juan Carlos Navarro, Spain: He has more shots in his bag than John Daly at the liquor store.
    2. Luis Scola, Argentina: Jordan had his tongue thing. Luis has his jet black hair neatly tucked behind his ears.
    3. Tiago Splitter, Brazil: Antagonist of upcoming Stallone joint, Rocky VII: Rumble in Rio. He must split you.
    4. Linas Kleiza, Lithuania: The Keanu of the court. You know he’s The One, but sometimes he disappears like Shane Falco. Exactly why Kestutis Kemzura brought along Laurence Fishburne and Gene Hackman as special assistants.
    5. Ricky Rubio, Spain: A bell rings over the Target Center’s PA system every three hours. Moments later, you’ll find David Kahn facing Barcelona and praying on a bamboo mat.
    6. Nicolas Batum, France: He’s done some serious work on the biceps, triceps and shoulders this offseason. That NBA Most Improved Player Trophy is heavier than it looks.
    7. Goran Dragic, Slovenia: Derek Fisher just collapsed with dizzy spells.
    8. Hedo Turkoglu, Turkey: Just received word that Hedo has asked Turkey to trade or release him. He could not be reached for comment, however, as he was being treated for flu-like symptoms at a Toronto nightclub.
    9. Dimitris Diamantidis, Greece: The recurrence of Ds in his name is no coincidence. It would be the equivalent of Woolt Choomberlain or Karoom Abdool-Jaboor.
    10. Viktor Khryapa, Russia: When Mikhail Prokhorov signed Travis Outlaw’s contract, he closed his eyes and imagined it was Viktor.
     16. Rudy Fernandez, Spain: If Nate McMillan wants to get anything for Rudolph the Blonde-tipped Rain-threer, he’d better hold him for ransom in Istanbul.
     23. Patrick Mills, Australia: Quicker than a Shake Weight. Slightly less suggestive.
     The 10 that missed: Marko Banic, Croatia; Brad Newley, Australia; Nando de Colo, France; Ali Traore, France; Paulius Jankunas, Lithuania; Sergey Monya, Russia; Kostas Tsartsaris, Greece; Victor Claver, Spain; Zoran Planinic, Croatia; Fabricio Oberto, Argentina

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  1. RipCityRevival
    Posts: 684

    Posted 08/30/2010 9:08 AM

    Am I missing something? I only counted three current Blazers. Khryapa hasn't been a blazer for a while we traded him. It does tell me a lot that Freeland, Koponen, and Claver aren't in the top 50.
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 08/30/2010 10:07 AM

    Claver is in the 10 that missed category. Basically received Honorable Mention.
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  1. RipCityVice
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    Posted 08/30/2010 10:49 AM

    This writer's clever.
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  1. RipCityVice
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    Posted 08/30/2010 11:16 AM

    Remember when we had both Sergei Monia and Viktor Khryapa? Didn't think so.
    Glad to hear Batum's (literally) lookin so good. 
    Rudolph the Blonde-tipped Rain-threer oughta keep makin plays if he's not gonna put up a stat sheet.
    Nice to hear Patty's like a shake weight... even though Nic's the one using it, maybe.
    Hopefully Victor eventually is the victor of Victor vs. Viktor. But he's gotta step it up and prove himself.

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  1. ClydeFrog
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    Posted 08/30/2010 4:10 PM

    Not a fan of Rudy at all right now but I am glad he is at least showing up and increasing his trade value!
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