I dont know much about him, but from what I have read I think he can be a Tony Parker type player. Not that they have simillar games, but that they have both been playing profesionally overseas, and have the ability to step right in. If the Clips dont trade for a big name point guard, I expect Tony Parker like numbers for his rookie year. ( About 10 points and 5 assists)
Marko Jaric has signed a multiyear contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on July, 18. Terms of the deal were not announced.
Jaric has a member of the Yugoslav National Team, he played the 1998 Under 22 European Championship winning the gold medal. Won the 2001 European Championship in Turkey. Played the 1999-00 Italian All Star Game. Won the 1999-00 Italian National Championship with Fortitudo Bologna and the 2000-01 with Virtus Bologna. Won the 2000-01, 2001-02 Italian National Cups and the 2000-01 ULEB's Euroleague.
Jaric is an outstanding athlete, with size and good body structure. Quick, reactive, Marko has great leaping ability, and possesses good control of his body. He's versatile, fits better at the shooting guard spot, but can also play the small forward or the point guard spot, if needed. Can be dangerous without the ball, making cuts or using screens. With the ball he can drive to the basket and finish or dish the ball outside. He's also a very good passer. Excellent shooter who can hit the three's coming off picks or off the dribble, he has an effective pull up jumper, which allows him to finish penetrations in traffic. He is a REAL prime time player in Europe, and has some chances also at Clippers.
I wanted the Lakers to take this guy with the last pick(they took Madsen) in the 1st round two years ago, instead he went the next pick to the Clippers. My buddy thought I was retarded but he is admitting now I may have been on to something..??????
Wow. I didn't even know about this guy until this year. I didn't know that he was a natural shooting guard. That makes things a bit more difficult.... As long as he can still play some point guard I can see him getting minutes for the Clippers.