- Feb 17, 2009
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This is why I don't worry so much about the minutes/touches Zizic gets. I like Zizic and think he will be part of our big man rotation in the future. Outside of getting better on defense, I think he is pretty much a ready made player. I think he will get better as the game slows down for him but I don't think he gets dramatically better because of his limited ceiling.15-12 on 7/9 shooting with 2 blocks and 1 steal in 25 minutes. Really nice bounce-back game for Ante. When he gets the shot opportunities he produces.
This team isn't going to be truly competitive while Zizic is on his rookie contract. There is always a team that will grossly overpay a young productive center. I don't mind not completely unleashing Zizic until we have him on an extension. It just insures he is part of our future while hopefully giving us the building blocks and salary space for a competitive team.