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corndeaux
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Progression of Vasquez

Nice read on how much he has improved. Agree with the author both in how wrong I was about him and also where he ranks among pgs.

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And so here we are. Fringe pro to legitimate, NBA-caliber starting point guard.It stops here because it must stop here. Unless, of course, it doesn't.




VOR
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Good read. The guy has been playing well.


BC Tweeker
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I only watched the last couple of mins and he turned the ball over twice in consecutive possessions during a crucial part of the game. I am guessing he played well enough earlier in the game to be getting this love.


Hazelnut
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He's grown on me. I'm loving the way he's running this offense.


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quail man
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he played well enough earlier in the game to be getting this love


RonFNSwanson
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Proud of him. He is progressing in to an asset for this team going forward.


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Jester
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Toot!


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wope
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need a GIF of his dance/walk after he made a big 3


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TigerinATL
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Vasquez getting a mention in a HW article on the MIP race.

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Greivis Vasquez – New Orleans Hornets

The New Orleans Hornets drafted combo guard Austin Rivers with the tenth overall pick of the draft last June with visions of him being the team’s point guard of the future. But as we approach the All-Star break, Rivers has routinely struggled to find his groove at the pro level and Greivis Vasquez has emerged as the clear frontrunner for the Most Improved Player award.

Simply put, Vasquez is putting in work every single night this season and is averaging 14.1 points, 9.1 assists and 4.5 rebounds on 44 percent shooting from the floor. And those numbers don’t reflect a bloated start because Vasquez has gotten better as the season has progressed with averages of 17.6 points and 11 assists on 52 percent shooting during the month of January (now playing alongside a healthy Eric Gordon in the lineup).

If you’re looking for your MIP this season then head down to Bourbon Street. There may be a few more “well known” names on this list, but this young man has been sizzling. Time for some mainstream respect.

– Lang Greene

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corndeaux
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Nice link.

I doubt Vasquez will win it, though he should be a heavy favorite at this point.

The award never goes to guys that actually get better, just guys that finally get more minutes/expanded roles.

Case in point Ryan Anderson last year.


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RonFNSwanson
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Awesome to see a national site take notice. Cool interview with Davis a little lower too.


Stewie Griffin
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I've always like Vasquez's game, but was never sure how it would translate. He's been a really nice surprise. His understanding of the game, vision, and knack for finding angles are among the best in the league at his position. Makes up for his lack of explosion and limited scoring ability in big ways.


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drake20
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re: Progression of Vasquez
good read.

...Vasquez has had a surprisingly good year, and he's been even better lately.

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And so here we are. Fringe pro to legitimate, NBA-caliber starting point guard.It stops here because it must stop here. Unless, of course, it doesn't.


it doesn't have to stop here. why can't he keep improving? He's 25 with only 62 starts


TigerinATL
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why can't he keep improving?


His biggest negatives are his defense and turnovers and those are mostly attributable to him being slow. He might improve his shooting a bit, but he's already doing a pretty good job of that. I'd say what we're seeing now is about as good as he gets, but he did get a Western Conference Player of the Week award last week...


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TigerinATL
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Another article highlighting Vazquez. Win one WCPOW award and everyone pays attention all of a sudden

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Curt
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I like GV better that Jeremy Lin.


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corndeaux
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Another article highlighting Vazquez


Another great link.

Vasquez needs to be Gordon's PR man


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