Anonymous
Last year

Is Dillard another Ware/Randle?

Read in the report he has played with Ware before and knows Randle. Could he be another injection of a star PG to boost a team late?

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AngusH  
Last year

Early signs are "no". Looks steady, but not sure he's going to be enough to get the Breakers into the semis.

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Mike  
Last year

Dullard more like it

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CT  
Last year

Not today he's not.

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XY  
Last year

Trouble for NZ. 22 points down at the half after giving up 64 points - with Randle and Sobey barely troubling the scorers

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XY  
Last year

Wrong thread, sorry. Dillard looks ok but not a game changer at this stage

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Tom  
Last year

Really helps with the balance of the offence, can't defend at all, can penetrate and kick which will help get others open looks. Shot is OK but doesn't look like he will light it up.
Can't understand what is with the double high post? And he comes down on one side for handoff.
Get in the middle of the floor with Loe who is really playing well and go to work that way it is easier to avoid the double and should be easier to find Loe.

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Anonymous  
Last year

^probably because he arrived in the country yesterday. First day with team today.

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Anonymous  
Last year

And shot isn't too bad. 4 3's so far.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I thought he looked pretty good out there, considering the lack of preparation. Apparently the first time he met his teammates was in the locker room before the game, so he wasn't even able to get a practice session in to acclimatize.

Let's not forget that Cotton had a full week of practice with his team before suiting up.

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Bill on the ball  
Last year



Adelaide has depth. At this point, only wildcats can match it.

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Tom  
Last year

Not even close. Decent....... but definitely not in the Cotton category.
He will help make the Breakers respectable but he won't be putting the team on his back and carrying them to playoffs.
Would have like to see Carter getting more time in the final quarter.
Don't know why a pure shooter of his ability doesn't get to put up more shots?
It is at the other end though that the Breakers are woefully inadequate right now. We managed to take very little away from Adelaide.
They did whatever they liked.

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Anonymous  
Last year

What's Cotton category, dude played one game and had the whole week to become accustomed to the Perth players, coaches and systems. Dillard meet most of the players today and overcame a cold start to put up respectable numbers considering.

It's only one game and ld take another few before making judgements on Dillard and even Cotton.

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AngusH  
Last year

Yeah, Dillard looked better as the game went on, but doesn't look like he's the same type of explosive scorer as Randle/Ware/Cotton, which is probably what it would take to get NZ into the top 4.

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Tom  
Last year

No doubt Dillard will improve...... but the difference between him and Cotton, POISE.
Cotton doubled on his first two plays. He was ready and passed out of it. Dillard seemed surprised and looked like he wasn't expecting it, almost turned it over . He also over dribbled when he was trying to wrong foot his defender. He won't get away with that with Lisch.
I liked the way Cotton stepped up to shoot. The manner he did this was far more assured than Dillard. Nothing wrong with Dillard's shot. He looked good.
Doesn't matter to me that he just got off a plane. The game doesn't change. What players are trying to do and how they go about it doesn't change.
First impressions though Cotton is way ahead of Dillard, and I am sure 90% of basketball followers would subscribe to that view.
I can't think of anyone in the league who could have made that scoop shot Cotton pulled off against Lisch. I'll give Dillard his due when I see him take Lisch off the dribble this week. But I don't think it's going to happen.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Looks like Dillard could be the real deal

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Anonymous  
Last year

You guys are sleeping on Dillard! He is very impressive

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Anonymous  
Last year

He's been better than Cotton so far, IMO.

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