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dallmav
04-05-2001, 09:08 PM
I though he (Wang/Dodger)played very well for the first time in a mavs uniform.

Mavinator
04-05-2001, 09:11 PM
The Dodger- the Big "Z"- the Chinese Zydrunas?

LonestarROB
04-05-2001, 09:15 PM
Yea, he wants to be known as Dodger i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif . And I agree dallmav, he looked pretty good for his first game.

dallmav
04-05-2001, 09:22 PM
He looked NBA ready to me. He probably not used to the physical play, but it will come in time. Hes definitely got a nice touch on the ball. He looks as comfortable as dirk does when he shoots. I just hope that he is as good as dirk. Im excited about this guy. I think reunion gave him a very good welcome. He should like being a maverick.

LonestarROB
04-05-2001, 09:25 PM
Yeah, they were chanting his name i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif .

WE WANT WANG! WE WANT WANG!!

That had to make him feel good.

Mavinator
04-05-2001, 09:25 PM
The Chinese Kukoc!

djb
04-05-2001, 09:27 PM
His defense is definitely suspect right now, but I'm sure the coaches are working with him on that. He needs to be more assertive on the defensive end. At times tonight, he'd just watch the other guys battle for the ball or wait for the guy he's guarding to take the shot (not much defensive pressure at all). At one point he even started running back to the other end, thinking the other Mav players had secure the rebound (if he had gone after it, it would have been a Mavs ball). But I'm just nit-picking i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif All in all I'm extremely happy with what I saw tonight! Give him time..the guy's got game! Azn pride yo! i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif

Mavinator
04-05-2001, 09:31 PM
The Chinese Bill Russell!

djb
04-05-2001, 09:34 PM
Hopefully he'll be the Chinese Dirk i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif

MavsFanFinley
04-05-2001, 09:36 PM
I was impressed with him. Sure, you could easily pick some things out that he needs to improve on--namely defense. But, you can see the potential. It's just a matter of time for him to build upon it. I was surprised how comfortable he looked out there. I know there was some miscommuncation at times but that was expected. Honestly, I wasn't even expecting him to score, I was thinking fouls and turnovers.

Not a bad line:

8 minutes

6 points, 2-5 (fg), 0-1 (3-pt) 2-2 (ft), 3 rebounds and 2 fouls

Again, it was garbage time and against the Hawks but you can see he has some game in him. Who would of guessed that he'd make it to the free throw line and be the Chalupa hero?

Mavinator
04-05-2001, 09:38 PM
6 points, 2-5 FG, 0-1 3PG, and 3 rebounds?

The Chinese Robert Horry!

Except Robert Horry would do it in 22 minutes, and commit a couple of turnovers.

MavsFanFinley
04-05-2001, 09:45 PM
His shot reminds me of Dirk's, it looks like it comes so easily to them. It was nice to see the Dallas fans give him a warm welcome too. I hope he sees some time against the Jazz but not sure. Nelson has already said he won't play him if the game is in jeopardy, which I agree with. But, hopefully his only playing time won't be in blowout situations. Cause after tonight, I want to see more.

If he turns out to be half of what Dirk is, Nelson has himself another steal.

Jordan23TX
04-05-2001, 09:46 PM
He looked good....I wasnt expecting a whole lot .. So he showed me a whole lot..... But Do u guys think he will make the playoff roster????

djb
04-05-2001, 09:48 PM
I wonder if they'll have some kind of Asian night next year, kinda like all the Fiesta Night's this season i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif

djb
04-05-2001, 09:49 PM
Not sure if he made the playoff roster, but I doubt he'd get many mins in the postseason anyway. Then again, he seems to be a better shooter than Bryant/Ekezie..

Mavinator
04-05-2001, 09:50 PM
Wang will be on the playoff roster... Ekezie had better not be...

djb
04-05-2001, 09:51 PM
After seeing him play these last couple games, I've come to the conclusion that Ekezie sucks..HARD!

MavsFanFinley
04-05-2001, 09:54 PM
Wang will make the playoff roster.

I was thinking Ekezie could be used for 6 fouls, at least, or to give certain guys rest. But, this guy sucks. I just don't want to talk about him right now i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif

djb
04-05-2001, 09:56 PM
Not scoring is one thing, but not scoring during garbage time is just sad.

Jordan23TX
04-05-2001, 09:57 PM
LOL..... u guys are ripping Ekezie.... Well if we need 6 fouls to use then I guess Ekezie has his benefits. Oh BTW, we are now the 4th seed ...& the Lakers are 3rd so we may avoid the Lakers in rd 1.

djb
04-05-2001, 10:00 PM
This Saturday's game against the Jazz is going to be HUGE!

MavsFanFinley
04-05-2001, 10:01 PM
We're ripping Ekezie cause it's called for.

Wang did have more minutes than Ekezie, but he's never played in an NBA game before and looked like he fits with the team. Ekezie = no fit. I would much rather use Wang for 6 fouls than 'no game' Ekezie i/expressions/face-icon-small-disgusted.gif

Mavs#1Fan
04-05-2001, 10:02 PM
A good Asian Night would be Feb 12, 2002 if they have a home game.

Chinese New Year 4700. The year of the Horse.

MavsFanFinley
04-05-2001, 10:04 PM
Yes, that game will be huge.

I feel that we'll take it though if our A game is on. Let's hope Finley comes out strong after that icky game he had tonight. And it would be nice if Bradley played like he did tonight.

Did you hear Barkley tonight? Kenny was pointing out how we're in 4th right now and that the Jazz better be careful. Barkley said something nice about the Mavs but said we wouldn't beat the Jazz in a series. Kenny disagreed as did I.

Mavs#1Fan
04-05-2001, 10:34 PM
8 minutes, 6 points, 2-5 (fg), 0-1 (3-pt) 2-2 (ft), 3 rebounds and 2 fouls

Wow, if you use the 48 minute stats the Bradley fans love so much, Wang would be averaging 36 PPG, and 18 RPG (of course he would also be averging 12 fouls a game, but hey who's counting) i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif

Mavs#1Fan
04-05-2001, 10:41 PM
ESPN's front page of the NBA section:

"Icy relations with China? Not in Dallas, where Mavericks fans are enjoying free chapulas thanks to Chinese import Wang Zhizhi. Thursday, he scored the bucket that put the Mavs past 100 points in their 108-94 victory over Atlanta, and assured chalupas for the crowd."

Lots of other Mav articles.

Mavs Madness
04-05-2001, 10:48 PM
Just wondering how many Asians we have in this forum. I'm Asian but most of all, I'm a Mavs fan just like y'all crazy people are. Although Wang is Asian, my hero is still Dirk. I'm excited about Wang though, it'd be great to see him succeed in the NBA. And it certainly wouldn't hurt the Mavs if he does. Go Mavs!!!!!!!

Jordan23TX
04-05-2001, 11:08 PM
Im glad u brought up BRADLEY......As you can see he had a HELLUVA game against A-T-L-A-N-T-A......He knocked some of the dust off ...This guy is incredible he got his shot blocked ....Pushed around... But on to the Hall of Fame (sarcasm intended).

TheKid
04-06-2001, 07:17 AM
Mavinator,
That was funny, the chinese Robert Horry.

dallaslaker
04-06-2001, 10:31 AM
For the Asin knowledgeable people in here, I've got a question about Wang's name, or should it be Zhi Zhi's name?!?

What is the correct pronunciation for Zhi Zhi? I've heard people lately calling him "Zshoo-Zshoo", but I don't see how this comes out with the i's in the name. How did this get translated?

Also, I've heard that his last name (in our country) is really Wang and his first is Zhi Zhi. Should we be calling him Zhi Zhi, or should we stick with Wang?

djb
04-06-2001, 10:38 AM
The Chinese place the surname first. That's why it's Wang ZhiZhi (Wang being his family name). In America, of course, we do it the other way around.

Since I don't speak mandarin, I really don't know the correct pronunciation of ZhiZhi. "zshoo-zshoo", "jew-jew", "gee-gee"..I've heard different people pronounce it differently. I'd have to ask my parents.

aexchange
04-06-2001, 10:53 AM
asian pride baby.

but seriously, wang looked silky smooth last night.

LAM0015
04-06-2001, 02:08 PM
thumbs up to poodlepooch finpup for getting wang the ball when zhizhi came into the game late into the second quarter

The Crippler
04-06-2001, 03:28 PM
dj, you don't speak mandarin? and you call yourself an educated man...

LAM0015
04-06-2001, 03:33 PM
i spoke some when i was younger, but after about 15 years of not using it.. i've kinda forgot a good part of it

ReggieThetaChi
04-07-2001, 08:28 PM
Give Wang a few years, and he'll be yet another weapon in what has become the U.N. of professional sports. And, the fans are diggin' him not because of a soft touch he has on his shot, but because he is el hombre de las chalupas!

Flying Tiger
04-09-2001, 11:21 PM
I think we should use him more now in case we do need him to play a vital role in the play-offs.

dallaslaker
04-10-2001, 09:55 AM
How about a Wang/Divac matchup? Man, I can see those flops every single possesion!! How would we explain to Wang that Divac is just the King of the Flops after he fouls out in 2 minutes?!?

LAM0015
04-10-2001, 10:05 AM
wang a vital role in the playoffs? maybe in 2003 or 2004

Flying Tiger
04-10-2001, 03:22 PM
I'm not saying that he'll play <u>over</u> Bradly or Booth, but if injuries or fouls cause a problem, we need him to be ready.

madape
04-10-2001, 05:24 PM
Wang is big, athletic, and has a great jump shot. That alone tells me that he'll be a great pro. Like Nowitzki, Wang comes into the league with no defense and very little experience with good competition. Nelson and his staff were able to turn Nowitzki into an NBA superstar in just a couple of years. If the Mavs can get Wang even half that far, then this is a steal of a deal for the Mavs.

Also, my chinese friends tell me its more like &quot;Juh Juh&quot;, but no matter how many times I try to say it, they tell me I say it wrong.

Mavs#1Fan
04-15-2001, 12:53 PM
The Fort Worth Star Telegram had a nice little note today.

&gt;The Mavs play at Golden State on Monday, which has also been designated &quot;Wang Zhizhi Day&quot; in San Francisco.&lt;

Kinda cool.