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Dirkenstien
11-03-2004, 11:01 PM
AK47 started off with the first plays of the game....first a block on the defensive end and then a rebound converted into a dunk on the offensive end...guy is a pleasure to watch

ocelot_ark
11-03-2004, 11:02 PM
That guy already has THREE blocks. I believe the lakers have THREE total FGA's. Simply a badass.

Dirkenstien
11-03-2004, 11:03 PM
2 and a half minutes in and AK47 already has two blocks. He would have had three but one got turned over because the shot clock ran out

Dirkenstien
11-03-2004, 11:06 PM
Originally posted by: Dirkenstien
2 and a half minutes in and AK47 already has two blocks. He would have had three but one got turned over because the shot clock ran out


I take that back..in three minutes of play he has three blocks, three points and one board

grndmstr_c
11-03-2004, 11:07 PM
AK's easily the most underrated player in the league. It's a crime that he didn't get stronger consideration for DPOY last year. Hopefully he'll get the accolades he deserves this season.

Dirkenstien
11-03-2004, 11:09 PM
I see him getting the MIP this season and being a major competitor for the DPOY

grndmstr_c
11-03-2004, 11:16 PM
He was too good last year for me to think he'll be in the running for MIP.

Dirkenstien
11-03-2004, 11:16 PM
Make it four...Kerilinko now has four blocks in less than half of one quarter

Dirkenstien
11-03-2004, 11:18 PM
Originally posted by: grndmstr_c
He was too good last year for me to think he'll be in the running for MIP.


true, but you never know...he could be THAT good

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Dirkenstien
11-03-2004, 11:42 PM
Kirilenko now with 5 blocks with 7 minutes to go in the 2nd quarter

Dirkenstien
11-03-2004, 11:56 PM
Utah looking really good right now..Kirilenko is playing phenomenally

ocelot_ark
11-04-2004, 12:25 AM
Nothing like seeing the Lakers get raped....err....Kobed.

Male30Dan
11-04-2004, 12:40 AM
I know its early and its the Lakers, but man... I dont want any part of Utah!!!

Dirkenstien
11-04-2004, 01:09 AM
Originally posted by: Male23Dan
I know its early and its the Lakers, but man... I dont want any part of Utah!!!

I'll second that...Sloan is going to have a great time coaching these guys. They are going to be GOOD.

Dirkenstien
11-04-2004, 01:26 AM
Kirilenko leaves the game with 2 minutes left in the fourth earning 8 blocks.

guy is amazing


Jazz beat Lakers 104-78

bradleywillcrushyou44
11-04-2004, 03:41 AM
AK47 will be in the runnings for Defensive Player of the Year

JLEEHASMUCHGAME
11-04-2004, 10:10 AM
kirilenko is an absolute monster.

Thisnamethingisgettingoutofhandwouldn'tyousay?

EricaLubarsky
11-04-2004, 01:28 PM
That was a pathetic showing by the Lakers.

It's early right now but neither the Lakers nor the Nuggets have what it takes to beat Phoenix and Utah to the playoffs.

On a side note, Kirilenko is absolutely uncomparable. Where did this guy come from? He's just intense and fun at the same time.

seal614
11-04-2004, 02:25 PM
haha watching the Lakers embarrass themselves is almost as good as watching the former lakers get shut down by Detroit.

Ahhh I LOVE YOU KOBE. KEEP BEING A TOTAL DUMBASS.

- Brian

FINtastic
11-04-2004, 05:22 PM
8 blocks is a sick amount. AK47 is a player.

NBAGnome
11-04-2004, 05:52 PM
I finally got to watch this guy, made me happy. The only jazz game i caught last year on the national broadcast he was injured. He is definately fun to watch, hope there is more jazz games on tv this season. Wish i could get league pass or nba tv =/, sometimes living in alaska sucks.

The Jazz seem to rarely force anything, they are always taking good shots....they are definately making the playoffs. With Harpring out of the starting lineup they are really deep with him backing up the 2 and 3.

Kirilenko is definately the key though...he was everywhere...its interesting to look at his rankings on 82games.com...in one ranking system he tied with tim duncan for 2nd....definately underrated guy, he does so much for that team.

Dirkenstien
11-04-2004, 11:23 PM
Originally posted by: NBAGnome
I finally got to watch this guy, made me happy. The only jazz game i caught last year on the national broadcast he was injured. He is definately fun to watch, hope there is more jazz games on tv this season. Wish i could get league pass or nba tv =/, sometimes living in alaska sucks.

The Jazz seem to rarely force anything, they are always taking good shots....they are definately making the playoffs. With Harpring out of the starting lineup they are really deep with him backing up the 2 and 3.

Kirilenko is definately the key though...he was everywhere...its interesting to look at his rankings on 82games.com...in one ranking system he tied with tim duncan for 2nd....definately underrated guy, he does so much for that team.


here is the link (http://www.nba.com/jazz/schedule/) for the Jazz' season shedule.. includes a listing for all nationally televised games.

irontoad
11-07-2004, 02:53 PM
Andrei with another 8 block performance...

Dirkenstien
11-07-2004, 11:24 PM
Originally posted by: irontoad
Andrei with another 8 block performance...


The kid is just silly rediculous. He's the first player other than Ben Wallace that I've looked forward to watching play defense in a while.

Fidel
11-08-2004, 09:19 AM
LOL hes averaging 7 blocks per game right now.

On a side note. I looked up the boxscore for that last game against Denver and Melo went 3-20 in that game. I wonder if AK had anything to do with that. Hes definitly a great defensive player but a bit limited on offense. Something like the "Anti-Dirk".

rakesh.s
11-08-2004, 12:29 PM
kirilenko or ratliff will win defensive player of the year this year for sure

artest has too much to worry about on offense in indy

mcsluggo
11-08-2004, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by: Fidel
LOL hes averaging 7 blocks per game right now.

On a side note. I looked up the boxscore for that last game against Denver and Melo went 3-20 in that game. I wonder if AK had anything to do with that. Hes definitly a great defensive player but a bit limited on offense. Something like the "Anti-Dirk".


Limited on offense... to 17-18 points a game?

I wish the Kings had a few more limited players like that.



(I agree that O is not his relative strength, but I sure wouldn't call it limited)

Dirkenstien
11-08-2004, 02:41 PM
Originally posted by: mcsluggo

Originally posted by: Fidel
LOL hes averaging 7 blocks per game right now.

On a side note. I looked up the boxscore for that last game against Denver and Melo went 3-20 in that game. I wonder if AK had anything to do with that. Hes definitly a great defensive player but a bit limited on offense. Something like the "Anti-Dirk".


Limited on offense... to 17-18 points a game?

I wish the Kings had a few more limited players like that.



(I agree that O is not his relative strength, but I sure wouldn't call it limited)

I agree. Although AK isnt necessarilly a great offensive threat, he is good and can definitely be dangerous on O if he gets the chance, but it's just amazing to see how much he changes the game when he enters the lineup on defense. He without a doubt is my favorite non-maverick.

Fidel
11-09-2004, 10:49 AM
Originally posted by: mcsluggo

Originally posted by: Fidel
LOL hes averaging 7 blocks per game right now.

On a side note. I looked up the boxscore for that last game against Denver and Melo went 3-20 in that game. I wonder if AK had anything to do with that. Hes definitly a great defensive player but a bit limited on offense. Something like the "Anti-Dirk".


Limited on offense... to 17-18 points a game?

I wish the Kings had a few more limited players like that.



(I agree that O is not his relative strength, but I sure wouldn't call it limited)
Thats why I said "a bit limited", meaning not great but very solid. Hes a career 45% shooter despite not getting alot of calls in the offensive scheme and despite picking his shots. I doubt hed even shoot 45% if he was to take say 17 instead of 9 shots per game.

All I wanted to say is that hes a stellar defensive player and solid on offense. I might be a bit out of date though in my evaluation since the last Utah game I saw was sometime in the middle of last season (the german networks who cover the NBA both suck, we cant get NBA TV or anything like it over here).

I really like AKs game, hes been one of my favourite non Mavs players for quite some time.

4cwebb
11-09-2004, 11:06 AM
Originally posted by: Fidel
LOL hes averaging 7 blocks per game right now.

On a side note. I looked up the boxscore for that last game against Denver and Melo went 3-20 in that game. I wonder if AK had anything to do with that. Hes definitly a great defensive player but a bit limited on offense. Something like the "Anti-Dirk".

I think "Anti-Dirk" would be a pretty apt description of AK-47's game, especially since there are so few skilled low post players in the NBA to take advantage of Dirk's weakest defensive area (low post defense). But, Dirk has supreme offensive skills to AK-47s supreme defensive skills, and each is at least adequate on the other end of the floor, although at the moment I'd say AK-47 is a better offensive player than Dirk is a defensive player. I'd still take Dirk first on my team before I'd take AK-47 first, though.