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BJF
Two years ago

#29845

Braswell cut, replaced by Jonny Flynn

Boti has suggested on Twitter that Johny Flynn may play v the 36ers on Friday night.

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Anonymous
Two years ago
11:40 5 Nov 12

Reply #385973

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

he must really want a holiday. Whatever the reason will be nice to see some new talent here, should get some exposure you would think.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
12:03 5 Nov 12

Reply #385978

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

Flynn will kill it in this league. Will be an immediate impact player, and Adelaide with its restrictive stubborn style, wont counteract his abilities... ala the hawks imports went to school on us with little fight from the home team.


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LC
Two years ago
12:05 5 Nov 12

Reply #385980

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

Wow - if that turns out to be true...


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Anonymous
Two years ago
12:06 5 Nov 12

Reply #385981

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

wow, very exciting for the league,

if you compare his nba stats to other exnba imports who have played nbl, he is well above, but also likely played more minutes in the NBA than most, but if his head is switched on, he should be a real top notch import, as i doubt any top 10 nba picks have played NBL.

Will be interesting to see if he is a level above say Cedric Jackson, currently the best import in the league, or if about the same or worse, to me it will be a good guage on the standard of the NBL, will also depend on how hard he works and how switched on he is mentally.

Its great for the league to get a exNBA guy who is young and a high draft pick and i hope the league can get similar talents in the future.


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DB5
Two years ago
12:10 5 Nov 12

Reply #385983

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

Todd Fuller was pick #11 in the NBA draft.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
12:12 5 Nov 12

Reply #385984

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

Why was he cut from the NBA? I thought he was doing ok?


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LC
Two years ago
12:17 5 Nov 12

Reply #385987

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

The Age: Tigers sack import Braswell



The Tigers are believed to have a replacement player ready to join the side for their clash against Adelaide at Hisense Arena on Friday night.

But the club could also add a new import to take Braswell's place permanently.

The Tigers are expected to formally announce the move this afternoon.


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Mick
Two years ago
12:32 5 Nov 12

Reply #385994

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

Damn, if this is true it would be good. He was just waived by the Pistons.

Even though Flynn is considered somewhat of a bust, he has seen decent court time time in the NBA and had some big games. This is possibly the most well-credentialed NBA player(still only 23 years old too!) ever to play in the NBL.


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threeball
Two years ago
12:33 5 Nov 12

Reply #385995

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

It's up on the Herald Sun:

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/more-sport/jonny-flynn-to-replace-kevin-braswell-at-melbourne-tigers/story-e6frfglf-1226510604467

The guy averaged 13.5ppg in his rookie year at Minnesota, before a hip injury and Ricky Rubio's arrival saw him drop off the map.

A nice breakdown of his playing style here:

http://www.detroitbadboys.com/2012/10/18/3522126/jonny-flynn-running-out-of-chances

He was waived by Detroit on Oct 22, so its somewhat of a coup that he would come to Australia rather than keep trying to crack an NBA roster.

There isn't really any reason why he shouldn't kill it over here but we'll see I guess once he gets a few games under his belt.

Hopefully he can give the league a bit of a push and generate some highlights.


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Rainmaker
Two years ago
12:35 5 Nov 12

Reply #385997

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

Johnny Flynn??? How much money do the tigers have?


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Mystro
Two years ago
12:37 5 Nov 12

Reply #385999

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

great signing. they might just get that ball over halfway


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MW
Two years ago
12:46 5 Nov 12

Reply #386001

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

Flynn was who I was referring to last week in the other thread. his career has been derailed by injury now he just wants to play minutes now and get his flow back. wouldn't expect him to stay for the full season as you'd think he would be on NBA-out clause. he's a legit NBA player and you would expect him to kill the league as words are that he's extremely focused on playing well to be back in the big league.

on another note, I think this move further validates that you cannot trust whatever comes out of Anstey's mouth, he only just supported his point guard last week in the paper last week and this breaks out within days.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
12:47 5 Nov 12

Reply #386002

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

Hahahahaa ^


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BigAds
Two years ago
14:00 5 Nov 12

Reply #386015

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

Brasswell's exit from the league might be brief if he gets his NZ citizenship. Victim of circumstance?

Will be interesting to see how Flynn adapts to the the local style of play should he end up at Melbourne. I expect he'll make a similar impression on the league to the one Patty made last year but with a little bit less fanfare. Expect him to make the clutch plays.

Nevertheless it is still a risky move by Tigers if he doesn't hang around and even with his addition, Melbourne still lacks ball carrying depth past Flynn.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
14:17 5 Nov 12

Reply #386019

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

Self confessed Tigers man here so will openly admit I could be looking at this through rose colored glasses but I think things are starting to look up for the Tigers.

Seth Scott has been a great pick up for the Tigers, based on the first 5 games he would have to be right up there in the best few big men in the league.

We all know what Adam Ballinger can do when he is fully fit and we saw evidence of that on Sunday, if he stays fit he could do some massive damage.

Goulding I was super critical of in the first few games, but it seems he is starting to find his feet.

Getting Flynn in to help these guys out, plus add in Walker who seems to be getting over his hip injury and Tigers may do alright.

What I think we really lack is depth.
Rush - well he has contributed but can't say he has had many standout games ion the last 2 seasons.

Tomlinson - shocking first few games, does appear to be getting better but still a long way off it.

Greer - Doesn't seem to have the same energy levels as in the past, can defend but not much of an offensive game.

Lewis - In limited minutes you can almost see he has potential but really hasn't done anything to warrant more minutes.

Burston - Can't remember the last time he dominated a game. Had lots of injuries over the journey and not sure if he is injured now but really isn't doing much when he is on court.


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paul
Two years ago
14:35 5 Nov 12

Reply #386026

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

That fact that teams will no longer be able to pressure Melbourne out of their offence on a high number of possessions should make everyone on the team better. With multiple bigs who can hit shots, if oppo teams help on Flynn their should be some good looks available.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
14:46 5 Nov 12

Reply #386031

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

Braswell was shit


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LV
Two years ago
15:18 5 Nov 12

Reply #386039

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

Very exciting.

Scott and Ballinger is the best big man combo in the NBL right now. Add Flynn and it should make for a winning team.


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Mystro
Two years ago
15:18 5 Nov 12

Reply #386040

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

if the opposition PG can keep the ball out of Flynns hands they are still weak in the ball handling department compared to the top teams in the league


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MACDUB
Two years ago
15:40 5 Nov 12

Reply #386045

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

Flynn vs. Cedric


Shit, I"ll have to mark the next Tigers vs. Breakers game in my calender!!


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Naph
Two years ago
15:41 5 Nov 12

Reply #386046

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

He was a heck of a player in college. Great energy guy. The six-OT game against UConn in the Big East Tourney where he logged 67 (out of a possible) 70 minutes was insane.

The Timberwolves (who drafted him #6) was a horrible fit for him. He was asked to start as a rookie, on a horrible team, running an unfamiliar, PG-unfriendly triangle offense.

Hindsight is great and all, but to give you an idea of how good he was in college he was drafted ahead of Steph Curry, Demar DeRozen, Brandon Jennings, Jrue Holliday and Ty Lawson.


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boss
Two years ago
15:41 5 Nov 12

Reply #386047

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

would there be any teams who would add braswell right now if he gained citizenship....


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xztatik
Two years ago
16:07 5 Nov 12

Reply #386048

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

"He was a heck of a player in college. Great energy guy. The six-OT game against UConn in the Big East Tourney where he logged 67 (out of a possible) 70 minutes was insane."

And one of his teammates in that game: former Tiger Eric Devendorf!


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Mick
Two years ago
16:39 5 Nov 12

Reply #386061

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

Definitely gives Melbourne a weapon if Flynn's head and heart are in it. They may have been winless for a long while, but they hadn't played as many games as fellow spoon contenders Townsville.

At only 1-4, it isn't that hard to come back and make a season of it.


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Moon
Two years ago
16:53 5 Nov 12

Reply #386064

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

Up there with Todd Lichti as a legit former NBA player in the NBL


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Jake
Two years ago
16:56 5 Nov 12

Reply #386065

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

I hope it is agent zero!!!


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MJ @ Super
Two years ago
17:07 5 Nov 12

Reply #386068

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

Kevin Brooks legit NBA?


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Mick
Two years ago
17:07 5 Nov 12

Reply #386069

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

errr...Jake...

Screw it I couldn't be bothered...


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Mick
Two years ago
17:18 5 Nov 12

Reply #386074

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

Was drafted high (18th overall) but had no where near the prominence in terms of production, overall games played or minutes per game compared to Flynn.

But at the same time there is every chance Flynn's head is not right at the moment and he doesn't impress...

Either way will be a great barometer of where our league is at. He actually has similar NBA numbers to Patty Mills...


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Spursfan
Two years ago
17:34 5 Nov 12

Reply #386081

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

Amazing that a guy of his calibre wants to come over here. We have seen quite a few little quick guys like that in the league so it's not like he's bringing a totally unprecedented style of play to the league.

I doubt any players will be able to keep pace with him, but then again, American guards don't like to body up defensively like the ones here. Flynn will definitely have to adjust. Plus, the arc is a little closer to the goal in Australia and the charge circle rule is different, favouring defenders. He may not cut up the D like everyone is thinking. He does have a streaky jumpshot from what I've heard though, so I wouldn't want to give him much space outside. The jury is out on whether he will be the force his credentials say he will.


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xztatik
Two years ago
17:42 5 Nov 12

Reply #386084

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

Will be significantly more effective than Mills was last year I predict.


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anon
Two years ago
18:35 5 Nov 12

Reply #386094

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

huge signing.. now someone can dribble the ball up half court for the tigers they might actually win games


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:05 5 Nov 12

Reply #386100

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

Will be significantly more effective than Mills was last year I predict.


I doubt it. Mills had a shithouse Tigers top of the ladder at 6-3 when he left, was equal league leader in scoring (18.6ppg) and 4th in the league in assists (5apg).



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fstos
Two years ago
19:10 5 Nov 12

Reply #386101

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

" Flynn ultimately chose the Tigers for its world class best practices on and off the court"

Say no more............


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:20 5 Nov 12

Reply #386103

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

Hopefully better than Mills he was inconsistent.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:34 5 Nov 12

Reply #386105

re: Brasswell Cut replaced by a #6 pick?

I'm going to look at this pessimistically. Don't get me wrong, he has a lot of upside, but at the end of the day he is just another player that couldn't get a game in the NBA. The NBL has had plenty before. The main upside is that he is only 23 and has had injuries, so we may not have seen the best of him.


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Isaac
Two years ago
20:36 5 Nov 12

Reply #386113

re: Braswell cut, replaced by Jonny Flynn

99%+ of the NBL are players that couldn't make it in the NBA.


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johnny_sack
Two years ago
20:53 5 Nov 12

Reply #386115

re: Braswell cut, replaced by Jonny Flynn

Interesting signing. Having watched him play for my T-Pups for 2 years, it isn't a surprise to see him out of the NBA. We were all overjoyed to be rid of him after his sophmore season. He's quick and seems to have fun out there (part of the problem?) - but he's just not a #6 pick (in hindsight). Part of it was that he was a bit of a workout/interview wonder and teams put too much stock in his legendary 3 (or was it 4?) OT game. Sacto apparently wanted him if Minny could get a targeted player with their 2nd first-rounder (early teens), but since that player was gone the deal (which would have been Tyreke) fell through. Indy's 1st rounder a couple of years back (Paul George) was also on the table for him after his decent rookie season. The hip injury and his experience with the Rambis era probably didn't help him either.

Hopefully away from the spotlight he can get it all together and work his way back... Cause he does seem like a decent guy.


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MACDUB
Two years ago
20:59 5 Nov 12

Reply #386117

re: Braswell cut, replaced by Jonny Flynn

Still bemused why Minny got Rubio and Flynn in the same draft , with the picks right next to eachother!!


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Ingles13
Two years ago
21:07 5 Nov 12

Reply #386118

re: Braswell cut, replaced by Jonny Flynn

/Khan logic


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johnny_sack
Two years ago
21:11 5 Nov 12

Reply #386119

re: Braswell cut, replaced by Jonny Flynn

I think the Sacto deal was one of the motivators - then when that fell through they had the known unknown of Rubio's availability/desire to come to Minny as a justification to take Flynn (along with the Steph Curry stuff - not wanting to be taken by Minny apparently). It's water under the bridge now...


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:31 5 Nov 12

Reply #386121

re: Braswell cut, replaced by Jonny Flynn

This guy has waived more times than the queen!


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Anonymous
Two years ago
22:34 5 Nov 12

Reply #386126

re: Braswell cut, replaced by Jonny Flynn

Just another *Import* that couldn't make it in the NBA


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Big Ads
Two years ago
22:50 5 Nov 12

Reply #386129

re: Braswell cut, replaced by Jonny Flynn

Interesting to see if he lasts 3 months, I've circled Feb 10 on the calender.


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Hurls
Two years ago
00:01 6 Nov 12

Reply #386131

re: Braswell cut, replaced by Jonny Flynn

Gotta love the ignorance... "just another import that couldnt make the NBA"... millions of people play basketball... 200 odd make the NBA at any given time, a drop in the sea... he got more of a look then any guy on any NBL roster has.... So shut your trap.


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Lol
Two years ago
01:03 6 Nov 12

Reply #386133

re: Braswell cut, replaced by Jonny Flynn

Actually there are 450 players in the NBA in any given season.

30 teams with 15 roster spots.

Just saying :) nice try, but you finish last


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Ingles13
Two years ago
01:15 6 Nov 12

Reply #386134

re: Braswell cut, replaced by Jonny Flynn

Relax jarrad


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Anonymous
Two years ago
04:46 6 Nov 12

Reply #386136

re: Braswell cut, replaced by Jonny Flynn

450 NBA players is still a drop in the sea....


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Mick
Two years ago
06:29 6 Nov 12

Reply #386137

re: Braswell cut, replaced by Jonny Flynn

The joke is on you mate, either way the number is small. Even if it were a thousand guys it's still peanuts.


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Whitey
Two years ago
07:04 6 Nov 12

Reply #386140

re: Braswell cut, replaced by Jonny Flynn

Even if you included d-league rosters, its still a small number


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tickle
Two years ago
10:26 6 Nov 12

Reply #386151

re: Braswell cut, replaced by Jonny Flynn

Is it fair to say that his career was torpedoed by the triangle offense run in Minnesota during Kurt Rambis' failed coaching stint?

Had a fairly good rookie year only to drop off a cliff.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
12:49 8 Nov 12

Reply #386381

re: Braswell cut, replaced by Jonny Flynn

Good article on Jonny Flynn. Says he turned down much bigger offers from Europe and China to play here.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-07/flynn-wants-court-time-with-tigers/4359178?section=vic


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