HoopsHype Vladimir Radmanovic rumors


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He was one of the Bulls’ first offseason acquisitions and coach Tom Thibodeau said early in camp that he had big plans for the 11-year forward, so there would seem to be something more than what’s on the surface, but Thibodeau downplayed that Thursday. “I want to make sure he’s ready,’’ Thibodeau said. “We’ll see how it unfolds. He’s a good pro, comes in and gets his work done. He knows what he’s trying to get accomplished. I do want to see him some at the three, which I haven’t done yet, but I have a pretty good idea of what he could do.’’ It’s the “make sure he’s ready’’ part that seems to be the key. Radmanovic admitted that Camp Thibodeau is a lot more work than advertised, and he might need to play catch-up physically before those minutes are given. Chicago Sun-Times

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As first reported by Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s David Kaplan, the Bulls will sign veteran forward Vladimir Radmanovic to a one-year contract, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Radmanovic, a 6-foot-10 sharpshooter, gives the Bulls an added dimension of a “stretch” power forward, though he wouldn’t bring the physicality and defensive presence the Bulls could potentially lose if they choose not to match an eventual offer sheet for backup center Omer Asik from the Rockets. CSN Chicago

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According to CSN's David Kaplan, the Bulls have signed veteran Vladimir Radmanovic to a one-year deal. Radmanovic confirmed to Kaplan that the one-year deal will be officially announced on Thursday. CSN Chicago

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How does it feel to be part of Basketball Without Borders? Vladimir Radmanovic: Well, it’s a good feeling to be part of something like this. Every chance I get to participate in things like this, Basketball Without Borders, it’s a good thing. Helping young players develop their game and their skill set, it’s a win-win. What is it like working with Dikembe Mutombo? He has been all over the place and is very well-recognized as an NBA ambassador. I’ve been with him on a couple trips and it’s always a good experience. NBA.com

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HAWKS.COM: The Hawks began another long road trip (five games in eight days, starting Feb. 14 in Los Angeles). How have you dealt with the crazy road trips this season, especially that last crazy 10-day, five-city trip? RADMANOVIC: You know what? The longer you’re in this league the shorter the days are. It was a 10-day road trip but it didn’t really feel like that for me. I’m here by myself. So not having anything to look forward to come back home probably makes things easier. For me, being on the road or being at home, is pretty much the same thing. HAWKS.COM: Atlanta won four of five on the last road trip. Is it easier to fly so much when you’re winning? RADMANOVIC: Winning makes life easier. Even when you feel miserable, as long as you win the game, you forget about your misery. Losing just exaggerates things, though. I’ve been on winning teams. I’ve been on losing teams. I can tell you, when you’re on a winning team it’s a really short season. When you’re on a losing team that season kind of stretches. Even though you don’t get in the Playoffs, it feels like you’ve played for five years because you can’t get a win. NBA.com

HAWKS.COM: You’ve gotten to the NBA Finals. What was the experience like and how can you help this team get there? RADMANOVIC: I had a chance to experience being on a team that competed for the championship at the level where every night when you walk out you feel like you’re going to beat the team that you’re playing against. That feeling is priceless. That’s something that, as a player, no matter how many minutes you play, no matter what your role is on the team, when you know you can step up and beat any team, that’s just the ultimate feeling. Obviously, I was with the Lakers when we lost in the Finals (2007-08, they lost 4-2 to Boston). That’s one of the worst feelings in the world, getting to the end and not being able to accomplish your goals. It’s tough. When you see that team celebrating, your whole world just breaks down. You go deep in the Playoffs, you get into June, your legs are out, you’re giving your last source of energy and you just can’t do it. It’s like running away from a lion but in the end you don’t escape that lion. He catches you. That’s basically the feeling that you have. NBA.com

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The Atlanta Hawks today signed forward Vladimir Radmanovic, according to Executive Vice President/General Manager Rick Sund. Per team policy, terms were not disclosed. RealGM

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Radmanovic is at the end of a contract that paid him more than $6.8 million last season. He said he'll stay overseas, if he starts playing in the Basketball League of Serbia. "I was never playing for one last (NBA) contract," Radmanovic said. "Let them argue. I might be over here, playing basketball." San Francisco Chronicle

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With that in mind, official Warriors hypeman Franco Finn recently sat down with Vlad Rad to talk about this years nominated films and performances. Sadly, it looks like we'll have to wait a bit to find the NBA's version of Roger Ebert. Because while Vlad could appreciate the twists of "Inception" and "Black Swan" and the authenticity of the ridiculous Boston accents in "The Town" (and even seems to think everyone in a single movie is eligible for the Best Supporting Actor statuette), he found "The Social Network" to be little more than an interesting story with subpar acting and direction. That's hogwash, naturally, because when everyone heard about the idea for the film it was laughed away as some stupid studio's attempt to cash in on a popular website. That the film worked at all is a tribute to the serious talents of director David Fincher, writer Aaron Sorkin, and the excellent cast. It's not all bad for Vlad, though, because he seems to have endless stories about Ronny Turiaf(notes) and his love of animated features. Which isn't surprising, when you think about it, since Ronny's always seemed like a better fit for a cartoon world than our own. Yahoo! Sports

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