Warriors call up Kelenna Azubuike from the D Leauge

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» Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:45 pm
Quite the nickname for Azubuike ya got there dstown. No need to Roberson really. This kid is far more impressive than Anthony. So there's really not much we can do with Roberson now, and when everyone is back, I doubt he'll get any playing time.

Plus if Roberson leaves Caparkab*tch can move up a seat on the bench! From 13 to 12!

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» Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:50 pm
I remember the Mavs scouting this guy when he was in HIGH SCHOOL somewhere in Oklahoma. I've been following his career ever since. He was a little disappointing at UK, but you could tell the guy had talent out the ass and he really ripped it up at times for the wildcats.

The Mavs brought him into camp, but he appears to be a Nelson-guy all the way. Don is good at finding overlooked gems like this. My bet is Azubuike will be a good fit in Nelson's system and will break into the rotation for the Warriors this year.
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» Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:59 pm
madape wrote:The Mavs brought him into camp, but he appears to be a Nelson-guy all the way. Don is good at finding overlooked gems like this.


"Mully called me on New Year's Eve and asked me if I liked sambuca, and I said, 'Yeah,' " Nelson recalled. "And he went out there and signed this guy, Azubuike.

"I thought it was a drink, and he was talking about a player."


Yep. Nellie seems to have been watching this guy closely. :mrgreen:

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» Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:19 pm
TMC wrote:
madape wrote:The Mavs brought him into camp, but he appears to be a Nelson-guy all the way. Don is good at finding overlooked gems like this.


"Mully called me on New Year's Eve and asked me if I liked sambuca, and I said, 'Yeah,' " Nelson recalled. "And he went out there and signed this guy, Azubuike.

"I thought it was a drink, and he was talking about a player."


Yep. Nellie seems to have been watching this guy closely. :mrgreen:


On the KNBR interview this evening Nelson said good things about Azubuike (calls him Kleenex), close to glowing. He did evade questions about Ike, though, rambling about big and small line-ups, substitution patterns and trying to get Murphy back in the saddle again.

Also, he bought up the sambuca drink joke again.
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» Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:05 pm
carlgo wrote:
TMC wrote:
madape wrote:The Mavs brought him into camp, but he appears to be a Nelson-guy all the way. Don is good at finding overlooked gems like this.


"Mully called me on New Year's Eve and asked me if I liked sambuca, and I said, 'Yeah,' " Nelson recalled. "And he went out there and signed this guy, Azubuike.

"I thought it was a drink, and he was talking about a player."


Yep. Nellie seems to have been watching this guy closely. :mrgreen:


On the KNBR interview this evening Nelson said good things about Azubuike (calls him Kleenex), close to glowing. He did evade questions about Ike, though, rambling about big and small line-ups, substitution patterns and trying to get Murphy back in the saddle again.

Also, he bought up the sambuca drink joke again.



Nelson really does seem like he has something against Diogu. Wonder if they had an altercation

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» Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:16 pm
TMC wrote:
madape wrote:The Mavs brought him into camp, but he appears to be a Nelson-guy all the way. Don is good at finding overlooked gems like this.


"Mully called me on New Year's Eve and asked me if I liked sambuca, and I said, 'Yeah,' " Nelson recalled. "And he went out there and signed this guy, Azubuike.

"I thought it was a drink, and he was talking about a player."


Yep. Nellie seems to have been watching this guy closely. :mrgreen:


It took a little digging... but here's a link to a 2001 article, just so you know I'm not full of ****.

Of course, just because the Mavs sent scouts doesn't mean that Nelson remembers everything about this guy. 2001 was about 10,000 Miller Lite's ago.

http://board.okayplayer.com/okp.php?az= ... c_id=19192
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» Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:44 am
madape wrote:It took a little digging... but here's a link to a 2001 article, just so you know I'm not full of ****.

Of course, just because the Mavs sent scouts doesn't mean that Nelson remembers everything about this guy. 2001 was about 10,000 Miller Lite's ago.

http://board.okayplayer.com/okp.php?az= ... c_id=19192


I know, I was just kidding.

Still, the Mavs have the biggest coaching staff of the whole league. I doubt Nellie was aware of every single player they scouted.

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» Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:43 am
The Warriors are keeping Azubuike for the remainder of the season :D
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» Sat Jan 06, 2007 5:22 am
O.G. broe wrote:The Warriors are keeping Azubuike for the remainder of the season :D


Good news. He certainly looks better than Roberson. And with J-Rich out for a while, we need all the help we can get.
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» Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:03 am
TMC wrote:
O.G. broe wrote:The Warriors are keeping Azubuike for the remainder of the season :D


Good news. He certainly looks better than Roberson. And with J-Rich out for a while, we need all the help we can get.



This is really it. Without JRich the team needs as many athletic guys that have decent skills as possible

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