Marcus Vinicius?

Marcus Vinicius?

Postby L8KERS4LIFE on Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:35 pm

Marcus Vinicius
Birthdate: 1/4/84
NBA Position: Small Forward
Ht: 6-9
Wt: 220
Int Team: San Carlos
Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Strengths: A natural born offensive player, Marcus can do anything with the ball. Has a perfect shot, shooting from the 3-pt line or the perimeter. With his size, can shoot over anyone and his long arms provide a high release point. Has all the fundaments of the game, can pass, dribble, play post-up, penetrate the boards and his ball-handling is very strong for a men of his size. Runs the floor like a 6-3 guy, with spectacular agility and he excels in the fast break situation. Already has a good leaping ability and his body hasn't fully developed so it can improve.

Weaknesses: Defense; he has a lot to learn defensively. Doesn't seem to enjoy playing defense and will have to improve his intensity and effort here. Also must gain some strength and bulk to contend with NBA players. Sometimes looks lost and has bouts of inconsistency, but his knowledge and feel for the game will improve as he gains experience. He's still learning the game but with international experience (Italian league), in three years Marcus could be a top 3 International prospect.

Full name: Marcus Vinicius Vieira de Souza

-Vinicius Fontana

Do you know anything about this guy? Nbadraft.net has the Lakers pickn' him with the 26th pick.
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Postby L8KERS4LIFE on Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:55 pm

Do you think we need another Euro player? Sounds like Medevdanko.
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Postby KB24 on Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:55 pm

sucks on defense. This kind of players are dime a dozen these days.
We need 2 way players. Thats why I don´t want any matadors anymore on this team.
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Postby Flatlyner on Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:19 pm

Yes, please no more euro softies. We already are hanging onto one. Lucky Sasha shoots lights out in practice or he'd be gone.
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Postby J-Smoove5 on Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:50 pm

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Postby Crispy on Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:54 pm

have enough sf at walton and odom. were still missing a reliable starting pf
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Postby rydjorker121 on Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:54 am

He supposedly didn't impress much in the Reebok Trevisio EuroCamp 2006 competitions. His shot abandoned him and his team defense is fairly poor. I think people (including me) may have overhyped him in thinking that he can potentially be the next Rashard Lewis or Boris Diaw given his long arms, outside shooting ability and decent slashing ability, but that was all against weak competition and he's been moderately exposed in workouts. He may be a triangle fit with his versatility, unselfishness and his triple threat position ability, but he has a tendency to get passive and hurt his team both offensively and defensively when he does so. He's not a big athletic freak either. I'm actually starting to develop doubts about his game, and considering that there's many prospects jockeying for position in the late 1st round, he could potentially be the odd man out, if not at the end of the 1st round.
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