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    He had a pretty decent game today against Unics Kazan in the Euroleague.

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    # Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
    11 MILUTINOV, NIKOLA 20:18 11 5/7 1/1 6 1 7 1 1 2 1 1 18

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    I get the feeling he's gonna be a Spurs next year if Dedmon walks.

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    I went ballistic when he was picked. There haven't been a ton of great players to take over him, but any of Harrell, Nance and Holmes would have been improvements.
    Weren't they trying to maintain optimal flexibility for LMA that summer?

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    He's been better lately, both in the greek league and the euroleague. Had 18 points against Real Madrid last night on 5/6 shooting and 8/10 from he foul line, which is a career high.

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    Can someone remind us of his buyout situation? Can he easily come over next summer or are there complications?

    Dude needs to come over this summer. The big situation seems tenuous.

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    Another good game from Mulitinov against Efes in Euroleague quaterfinal.

    Olympiacos won 87/72, Mulitinov starts at center and finish with 11 pts (5/9 ) 7 rebounds 2 assists and 2 blocks in 26 minutes.

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    Happy to see he's recovering. Spurs are in an awkward position with him. He hasn't shown enough to have him in the future plans. But he still has enough potential to where he could be a rotation player soon. So should the Spurs hesitate to draft a big? The front court will likely be okay for another year, and Nikola and Cady might have chances to earning a rotation spot. The back court needs new blood, even with Murray. So if the Spurs are at 29 and both Hart and a big like Adebayo or Lessort are there, where does the team go? Should they big a third project big or a rotation-ready two?

    Decisions, decisions.

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    if they actually sign Printezis
    0% chance. He is definitely re-signing with Olympiacos.

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    Happy to see he's recovering. Spurs are in an awkward position with him. He hasn't shown enough to have him in the future plans. But he still has enough potential to where he could be a rotation player soon. So should the Spurs hesitate to draft a big? The front court will likely be okay for another year, and Nikola and Cady might have chances to earning a rotation spot. The back court needs new blood, even with Murray. So if the Spurs are at 29 and both Hart and a big like Adebayo or Lessort are there, where does the team go? Should they big a third project big or a rotation-ready two?

    Decisions, decisions.
    I think the back court need is greater. Not sure a big man at the 29th pick is going to be more ready than Multinov is now, even if he needs a year riding the pine.

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    I think the back court need is greater. Not sure a big man at the 29th pick is going to be more ready than Multinov is now, even if he needs a year riding the pine.
    But that's what I'm talking about. Milutinov has been bad enough to where you can't assume he's going to be "ready" to be a rotation player. So if you see a guy like Adebayo who you think will be a rotation player within two years, maybe you go for it. Because center is a long-term need, and this is a draft where you can find a really good one at 29.

    However, that decision could bite them in the ass if they pass up on a good perimeter player and Nikola ends up being a good project and the other big never gets a role.

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    It's a valid concern of course, I'm just more worried about the backcourt. I feel there is a way forward for the front court in the short term if at least two of Pau/Lee/DD return, and Bertans getting more minutes. The way forward for the backcourt looks bleak if you assume little money to add depth via FA. That is a lot of pressure for Murray to take a big step next year.

    Given the depth in this draft I wonder if this is the year to trade back. Would you flip 29 to Philly for 37+39, or even better see if an embattled Orlando FO takes the bait for 33+35? I think I'd do either of those deals.

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    I've watched him, not a lot this year compared to last, but I've watched full games, and I don't think he's been that bad

    Not enough to dismiss him as a role player next year anyway. My problems with him are his physicality, he's just not in great shape. He's been worse covering the pick, looks like he has stiffer hips, can't get around like before. He's also weaker in general and gets worked in the post like David Lee, but at least he's taller.

    If he can get on the Spurs program instead of the Greek League cigarette diet and workout routine he'll progress a lot, I'm sure of it. He's smart enough, can make all the passes required of Spurs bigs, and has a nose for the ball.

    One thing that's made me higher in him recently quite frankly, and should do so for other fans, is the massive success and translation if Adriatic centers in this current generation. Boban was the elite over there and a little older, but look at the other ones:. Jokic, Nurkic, Zubac and Zizic (one day). Quite frankly that region and league has been a gold mine and that generation has been excelling, and Milutinov was right there with them.

    I think he'll probably fair better in the NBA than trudging in the Greek League.

    The bigger picture issue with him is that he's only one more year away from being free from the rookie scale. Not that he'll be in line for some big payday, but the temptation will be there.

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    Thanks for the update. I might watch some of the remaining Euroleague games.

    I hope that Milutinov finally comes over for Summer League this offseason. I can't imagine him getting called up to the national team with Jokic, Boban, Raduljica and Kuzmic sitting above him in the center hierarchy.

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    Bring him over and let him develop in Austin. Seemed to help LJC more than the euro league.

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    Bring him over and let him develop in Austin. Seemed to help LJC more than the euro league.
    Great write up, thanks. Based on that, I kind of think the Spurs draft for backcourt help this year and roll the dice on him as their big man prospect next year. They can also see what Cady and Livio can offer.

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