Calathes in the NBA next year?

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  1. your_perfect_enemy
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    Cool. I've been hoping he would make that call soon. I'm really interested to see how he would do in the NBA.
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    Can he dunk yet?
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    I aplogize for butchering his name,
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    i thought it was a mix between calathes and hypothesis. like, "calathes will play in the nba?"
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    Now you have to apologize for butchering aplogize.....*runs away* :grin:
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    He would be a great pick up for the Miami Heat

    They could let Chalmers go and keep Cole and Nick
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    o dear lord :embarrased:
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    maybe he wanted to aplogize instead of apologize...
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    Back to the topic at hand, I will be very interested to see Calathes in the league. For all his faults (defensive, finishing ability, set shot), he is a phenomenal pick and roll player with great court vision, quick hands, and unbelievable stamina. Not sure he fits what the Mavs are doing, but he any team that wants to play an up tempo game would do well to take a chance on him.
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    Can he play offense only? If not, he best stay in Europe.
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    FIFY
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    he was on the all defensive team in Europe a year ago i believe.
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    Calathes' defensive inadequacy has often been exaggerated here. He was no defensive ace (well, maybe in the Euro league), but I seem to recall Donovan putting him on the other team's best offensive perimeter player fairly often. He has decent size and moves his feet better than most here give him credit for (even though it's true he can't jump very high).

    Besides what rserina said, Calathes was also exceptional at moving without the ball (even though he handled it most of the time he was on the court for the Gators), and he had a knack for coming up with loose balls/rebounds.

    I loved Nick's play as a Gator, but I've always been a fence-sitter regarding whether his remarkable college play would translate to the NBA level. But, I really hope we get a chance to see him try.
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    Dallas gets Shane Larkin which doesn't bode we'll for Calathes
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    Nick has size and he has been in Europe for a while, so I am sure that he can now flop with the best ones. Isn't that enough D for the NBA?
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    For the life of me I still don't understand how he can't dunk. I'm almost exactly 6' and when I was 18 (and 40 pounds lighter) I was maybe an inch from being able to dunk and was nothing close to a pro athelete. He's 6'5" so he's only a foot or so from the rim when he puts his arm up just standing and has played basketball all his life so he's had plently of opportunity to practice jumping.

    he should invest in those shoes Jimmy from Seinfed was selling.
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    Not quite... I'm 6'4" and my reach is about 8'-2" flat-footed. I have fairly long arms so I would bet that Calathes' reach is about similar. That being said, he should still be able to dunk! :D
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    Same for me. At 6', I could dunk a volleyball in high school, but I was the only person on our volleyball team who could do so. My vert was about 30". If Calathes' vert is about 25" (which I think is correct), he should have some trouble dunking in a game.
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    I'm sure he can jump as high as Jason Kidd could, even in his prime.

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