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    Any word if this guy is coming over for a work out like Hanga and Bartens?

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    Any word if this guy is coming over for a work out like Hanga and Bartens?
    Put a fork in him, his days as a possible Spur are done...

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    Looks like our ol' friend Sanikidze is signing with Mens Sana Siena. Not sure if this is an upgrade, downgrade or lateral move but it sounded like he had quite a number of teams after him. Too bad this probably keeps him off of summer league and lessens the chances that he'll ever even get a training camp invite with the Spurs.

    http://www.sportando.net/eng/italy/s...sanikidze.html

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    Siena is the best team in Italy and a top10 team in Europe, so it's a quite big upgrade for Sanikidze.

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    Thanks for the info. Sanikidze is still only 26 so if he explodes over the next year or two, he could re-enter the Spurs picture.

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    Checked his stats from last season and his rebounding is impressive, 11 per game. Plus, he was getting major minutes, 32+. It looks like he's on his way up.

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    I guess while we are talking about him, can post some recent vids of him:




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    Guy might have finally got his head right... Reggie Evans type player in my opinion.

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    Guy might have finally got his head right... Reggie Evans type player in my opinion.
    Really? Never heard he was a headcase, but I guess there are lots of things I haven't heard

    Also, while I defer to you since I assume you've seen him play beyond the youtubes I've watched, I never seen/read/heard anything to suggest he was as one-dimensional as Evans.

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    Really? Never heard he was a headcase, but I guess there are lots of things I haven't heard

    Also, while I defer to you since I assume you've seen him play beyond the youtubes I've watched, I never seen/read/heard anything to suggest he was as one-dimensional as Evans.


    All you have to do is watch 1 game and you will see that his offensive game is limited to put backs and cuts to the basket for dunks. That is 90% of his offensive game with the occasional jump shot when all else fails. What have you seen/read/heard to think otherwise?

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    Looks like our ol' friend Sanikidze is signing with Mens Sana Siena. Not sure if this is an upgrade, downgrade or lateral move but it sounded like he had quite a number of teams after him. Too bad this probably keeps him off of summer league and lessens the chances that he'll ever even get a training camp invite with the Spurs.

    http://www.sportando.net/eng/italy/s...sanikidze.html

    MBS TV reports that Mens Sana Siena will play two games in US in October against Spurs and Cavaliers

    https://twitter.com/SportandoBasket

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    All you have to do is watch 1 game and you will see that his offensive game is limited to put backs and cuts to the basket for dunks. That is 90% of his offensive game with the occasional jump shot when all else fails. What have you seen/read/heard to think otherwise?
    The fact that he took 3.9 three-pointers per game in Italy last season (more than 40% of his shots). Now he only made 30.2%, but that appears to be a bit of a down year for him - the last 2 years he hit 37% +. (This may be a result of a deliberate change in shot selection; this was an unusually high number of 3 pt attempts for him).

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    All you have to do is watch 1 game and you will see that his offensive game is limited to put backs and cuts to the basket for dunks. That is 90% of his offensive game with the occasional jump shot when all else fails. What have you seen/read/heard to think otherwise?
    Didn't have any evidence to counter your assertion -- I'd just never encountered any to support it, hence the question. Thanks for the explanation.

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    The fact that he took 3.9 three-pointers per game in Italy last season (more than 40% of his shots). Now he only made 30.2%, but that appears to be a bit of a down year for him - the last 2 years he hit 37% +. (This may be a result of a deliberate change in shot selection; this was an unusually high number of 3 pt attempts for him).
    I have seen most of his games with Georgia in 2011 and none this season with his italian club, but I can assure you that 3 pt shooting is not one his strengths currently. The guy is a gritty player who will battle the boards, play solid defense, and provide lots of energy for his team...

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    [QUOTE=yavozerb;6015816]I have seen most of his games with Georgia in 2011 and none this season with his italian club, but I can assure you that 3 pt shooting is not one his strengths currently. So he is like Boner in this regard

    The guy is a gritty player who will battle the boards, play solid defense, and provide lots of energy for his team...The exact opposite of Boner..

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    Sanikidze is in the same tournament that Bertans and Hanga are playing in:

    http://www.eurobasket2013.org/en/cid...rID_45506.html


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    Sanikidze's team - Montepaschi Siena is playing right now:

    live box score

    http://195.56.77.56/n4/?itascup_1

    Last edited by ace3g; 09-24-2012 at 04:29 PM.

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    Just a general update, 15 games into the Italian league and 14 into Euroleague. I've not watched him this season, but here are the numbers anyway.

    Judging by a number of stats, Sanikidze has a different role for Sienna than he did for Bologna. Instead of over 32 minutes a game, he's down to 21. Instead of 3.9 three point shots a game, he's down to 1.3.

    Italian League:

    21 mpg
    7.4 pts
    62.8% from 2
    42.1% from 3
    5.8 rebounds

    His rebounds are down. Instead of being top 5 in rebounds per 40 like he was last year iirc, he's now 14th in the league for rebounds per 40.

    Euroleague

    Sienna is in the round of 16. 4-0 so far in this round. The stats for all phases of Euroleague:

    19.5 mpg
    6 pts
    47.1% from two
    35.7% from three
    6.1 rebounds

    Sanikidze is 7th in the Euroleague for rebounds per 40 minutes.

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    Thanks for the update. Not so sure the ship has sailed on this guy coming over so it's good to keep tabs.

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    Sanikidze just RT this pic:


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    Dude is balding like a champ!!

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    He's a free agent this summer and as a back-up combo forward, mostly a smallball 4, he might be useful on a small contract now that Jackson won't be brought back. He'd bring some passion as a back-up, a mediocre 3 point shooter, but still a good rebounder.

    He's top 5 in Euroleague for rebounds per 40. Garbage from 3 in euroleague at 23%, but shoots 42% in the Italian league.

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    He's a free agent this summer and as a back-up combo forward, mostly a smallball 4, he might be useful on a small contract now that Jackson won't be brought back. He'd bring some passion as a back-up, a mediocre 3 point shooter, but still a good rebounder.

    He's top 5 in Euroleague for rebounds per 40. Garbage from 3 in euroleague at 23%, but shoots 42% in the Italian league.
    I like Sanikidze, but I think/hope there will be better options.

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    Do the Spurs still have his phone #?

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