2006 NBA Draft Profile: Sergio Rodriguez

June, 28, 2006
6/28/06
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Jonathan Givony of Draft Express is a freaking machine. He doesn't need notes. He just does this. Here he tells TrueHoop about "Spanish Chocolate," although he accidentally calls him white chocolate. (Maybe, this one time, he should have used some notes.)

Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald:
Just as [Jason] Williams was tagged White Chocolate because of his race and style, Rodriguez is now called Spanish Chocolate in Spain.

“Since I was a child I have been that kind of player,” said Rodriguez, who has played professionally since he was 15 and this year led the club Estudiantes (Madrid) into the first round of the Spanish League playoffs, where the team lost to eventual champion Malaga.

He acknowledges the Jason Williams comparison, though, “I want to play like Steve Nash. But Jason Williams does a lot of things I like.”

Rodriguez’ visit only reinforced what Danny Ainge liked when watching him in Spain.
“Sergio is going to be a terrific NBA player,” the Celtics’ director of basketball operations said. “Point guard workouts in particular are tough to evaluate, but he’s looked good.”
A player like that you want to see on video, right? Here you go:




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