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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 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.

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.
 

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He's playing really well tonight. One thing that just doesn't show up in his numbers is his screen-setting. Easily the best on the team at it. TT sets pretty good screens as well when he sets them, but Zizic sets multiple screens in each possession.
 

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He's playing really well tonight. One thing that just doesn't show up in his numbers is his screen-setting. Easily the best on the team at it. TT sets pretty good screens as well when he sets them, but Zizic sets multiple screens in each possession.
Played maybe his best overall game tonight. The ball movement with the first unit was fantastic tonight. Amazing what a little bit of spacing (Love) can do for a team. Needed it too.....the bench group outside of Delly was awful.
 

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He is a beastly setter of screens, Steven Adams esque.
It will become more evident and impactful with a good team and shooters around him.

His pairing with Love is awesome because he can set him up for wide open shots.

Zizic can be Bogutesque to a team without the defense, but with better offense (post injury).
 

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I am admitting that I was not that optimistic about Zizic, and was annoyed by those begging for minutes.. but it appears you guys were right. He has improved steadily since he has been getting playing time.
 

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I am admitting that I was not that optimistic about Zizic, and was annoyed by those begging for minutes.. but it appears you guys were right. He has improved steadily since he has been getting playing time.
The issue is do his mins go down when thompson comes back. Thin line there, you want to see zizic continue to grow but also need to show that TT still can play to trade so we can more for him.

I really do not have a huge issue with thompson playing and in the locker room but he is not someone to build around
 

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Zizic looking good and getting better. I like that he ain't too soft, he don't seem intimidated. Hope he's durable. Maybe add a few pounds of muscle.
TT was playing good prior to the initial injury. Better than expected even. But it's time for him to go asap. He brings the ever evolving drama thing too. I think with Ante, Nance and maybe Chriss we have a decent mix to work with.
 

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The issue is do his mins go down when thompson comes back. Thin line there, you want to see zizic continue to grow but also need to show that TT still can play to trade so we can more for him.

I really do not have a huge issue with thompson playing and in the locker room but he is not someone to build around
TT will be an expiring next season and can help a team in the playoffs. We can get a decent asset or two for him.
 

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He's playing really well tonight. One thing that just doesn't show up in his numbers is his screen-setting. Easily the best on the team at it. TT sets pretty good screens as well when he sets them, but Zizic sets multiple screens in each possession.
I've noticed that from day one. He sets really crunching screens and he's so big he doesn't have to cheat (moving screens) to do it. He has that "human wall" effect.
 

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Zizic under concussion protocol, might not be playing both games this weekend... Too bad he is having nice games lately elt, but may be good for the tank though
 

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Zizic under concussion protocol, might not be playing both games this weekend... Too bad he is having nice games lately elt, but may be good for the tank though
It will help some, but the teams we have beaten are the Knicks twice, Suns once and Memphis once. Three wins against teams worse than us, which is hard to do, and one win against a team barely better than us. The fact we play two teams currently in the playoffs and trying to keep their spot should be enough for us to lose.
 

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