Mickael Pietrus According to FIBA + The +'s of MP2

From Mickael's FIBA profile:

Career: Pau-Orthez (France-Pro A, 1998-2003), Golden State Warriors (2003-06).

One of the flashiest players to ever come out of Europe. Like his brother Florent, Mike's story is as sad as it is beautiful. Born and raised in Guadeloupe, Micka?l became an orphan very young. He came to Pau-Orthez as a teenager where he found a family.

Unbelievably athletic, Mike is a streaky shooter. But he's a nightmare for those facing his defensive pressure. Pietrus has already won three medals with France. In 2000, he won the juniors title. In 2002, he finished third at the U-20 tournament. And last but not least, he earned the Bronze medal last year at the EuroBasket. Pietrus has had three rocky seasons with the Golden State Warriors, marked by promising sparks but also by injuries and inconsistency.

Mickael deserves a lot of credit for making it this far and overcoming some serious obstacles. Some of our inside sources within the Warriors have told us that he's the jokester on the team and that he's really fun to hang out with.

Pietrus struggled last season with some injuries and sporadic playing time. He's still learning how to play the game, but let's focus on his positives:

FRA_Mickael_Pietrus_02_o.jpg
He's got some major hops!

FRA_F_Pietrus_03_o.jpg
Just like Mickael, when his bro takes it to the rack, he's fearless!

FRA_M_Pietrus_01_s.jpg
He can pretty much drive past anyone with his speed!

FRA_Mickael_Pietrus_05_o.jpg
Mickael always hypes up the crowd!

FRA_Mickael_Pietrus_01_o.jpg
He's always enthusiastic!

Despite the ups and downs of his 3 years with the Dubs, MP2 still has tremendous upside. He's my candidate for the next Warrior most likely to blow up to All Star levels on another team. Pair him up with a solid head coach and some savvy veterans, give him a well defined role with some consistent playing time, and Pietrus will really shine.

What's your favorite part of Mickael's game? Let's keep this thread focused on MP2's pluses.

Also see: FIBA 2006: Warriors World Championships

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Golden State Of Mind

You must be a member of Golden State Of Mind to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Golden State Of Mind. You should read them.

Join Golden State Of Mind

You must be a member of Golden State Of Mind to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Golden State Of Mind. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker