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Old 02-16-2007, 11:23 AM   #76 (permalink)
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Re: Nene vs. Verejao: Perception vs. Reality

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Backtracking a little. The thread started out with quite a bit of arrogance, calling anyone who thinks Nene the better player as "behind the times" and "misguided". Now you merely want an acknowledgment that Varejao is pretty good?
The arrogance came from Mebarak who I believe has a grudge against Nene because Chicago was looking at him for a long time instead of doting over his favorite Curry.

And it's not just an acknowledge taht AV is good but that his defense and rebounding at least equal out Nene's advantage on offense. Both players are not All-Star player but we're just comparing the two vs each other
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:26 AM   #77 (permalink)
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The arrogance came from Mebarak who I believe has a grudge against Nene because Chicago was looking at him for a long time instead of doting over his favorite Curry.
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Who do you consider the better player?

I notice a lot of people are behind the times and think Nene is better than Verejao. But Nene hasn't really developed his game much because of injuries, and Anderson has. Verejao has a much more complete skill set, and just seems to be the better player.

Thoughts? Misguided opinions?
If that's not presumptuous and condescending, I don't know what is.
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:30 AM   #78 (permalink)
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Re: Nene vs. Verejao: Perception vs. Reality

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If that's not presumptuous and condescending, I don't know what is.
Did you see the date of that first post? It was when a lot of people didn't know a lot of about AV and were more familiar with Nene and he's asking a question indicating grammatically is it a misguided opinion. I think you're overblowing the tone of the first post greatly
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:32 AM   #79 (permalink)
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Re: Nene vs. Verejao: Perception vs. Reality

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If that's not presumptuous and condescending, I don't know what is.
Well personally, I think the "behind the times" comment was meant to imply that people judge the AV of a couple of years ago to the Nene of a couple of years ago, and are thus not making a fair comparison of the two players today. I don't think it was meant to imply "primitive" or anything like that.

And as far as the "misguided opinions" part, that wasn't directed at people who think Nene is better. Sounded pretty lighthearted to me. Just a half-joking way of asking people their opinion on the matter.
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:34 AM   #80 (permalink)
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Re: Nene vs. Verejao: Perception vs. Reality

Good way to ask an opinion, by telling them what the correct answer is supposed to be and calling them names if they don't fall in line.
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:39 AM   #81 (permalink)
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Good way to ask an opinion, by telling them what the correct answer is supposed to be and calling them names if they don't fall in line.
There's no reason to believe that the "misguided opinions" was in reference only to people who think Nene is better.

It was probably directed at people who think Nene is better for an invalid reason (i.e. because Nene was better two years ago).
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Re: Nene vs. Verejao: Perception vs. Reality

No one on the planet would say "Nene is better because he was better 2 years ago", so I don't buy that excuse.
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Re: Nene vs. Verejao: Perception vs. Reality

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No one on the planet would say "Nene is better because he was better 2 years ago", so I don't buy that excuse.
A lot of people would think it if they haven't seen the two play much lately.

I'm not trying to sell you anything. I'm trying to give you another outsider's view of how I interpreted her first post.

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Old 03-30-2007, 01:09 AM   #84 (permalink)
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Re: Nene vs. Verejao: Perception vs. Reality

I think it is time for some certain posters to come clean.
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Re: Nene vs. Verejao: Perception vs. Reality

Yep Nene looks really good. Anderson is still the second best player on the Cavs. Leading the NBA in charges drawn too. Incredible defender.

But offensively Nene looks fantastic. He still doesn't look like he's all the way back. Hopefully he can stay healthy.
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Yep Nene looks really good. Anderson is still the second best player on the Cavs. Leading the NBA in charges drawn too. Incredible defender.

But offensively Nene looks fantastic. He still doesn't look like he's all the way back. Hopefully he can stay healthy.
All that is good and well, but I believe the issue was whether Varejao is a better player than Nene. Just come clean, along with your cohorts, and you won't be berated.
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Re: Nene vs. Verejao: Perception vs. Reality

Varejao is a bench hustle player. Nothing more, nothing less. Of course Nene has more gifts then he does.
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Re: Nene vs. Verejao: Perception vs. Reality

2009 now. And still a good question regarding Varejao vs. Nene.

Season stats's

Varejao 9 points per game, 6.9 rebounds per game. Nothing else stands out stats wise for Andy.

Nene 14.7 points per game 8.0 rebounds per game 1.43 BPG 1.28 steals per game.

Both playing great this year, but no doubt Nene is on the verge of being an all star, and Varejao is about where Nene was a few seasons back as far as production.

Nice to see these two guy's getting better though, and nice to see Nene making a full recovery after his fight with cancer. Both guys' stock should continue to rise as they continue to get better.
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Re: Nene vs. Verejao: Perception vs. Reality

at this point, i dont think its even a contest. nene hands down.
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Re: Nene vs. Verejao: Perception vs. Reality

What a dig for a thread.

The difference is also in reliability. Cleveland doesn't really rely on Varejao that much, if any. Nene seems to be more of a necessity to the Nuggets, than an extra body.
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