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Old 07-15-13, 07:44 AM
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This is what Iggydustballs had to say...

Kirilenko is slowly becoming the white Richard Jefferson. He shrinks at clutch time, especially against physical players. He never was a great perimeter defender. He was quick and was able to cover up for the mistakes of his much slower former team mates, Carlos Boozer and Mehmet Okur. Fans and sports writers got carried away his his shot blocking, but he was not blocking the shots of the player he was defending. He was blocking the shots from the weak side helping out for slow footed team mates.

Kirilenko was once the most overpaid player in the NBA. Now he is only worth $2-3 million for a team desperate for a decent sub who can contribute 8-10 minutes a game.

The Spurs did not mess up by signing Kirilenko. Belinelli improved vastly by playing for Thibbs. He was one of the best players in the league in the last minute in one possession games. He can create his own shot while he also able to hit the jumper. He played well in the team defense concept taught by Thibbs.

I doubt if this writer watches the game with any skill to evaluate the true worth of a player.

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