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Anonymous
Two months ago

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Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

Could just be a rumor....

http://www.sportando.com/m/en/world/oceania/240946/bryce-cotton-will-return-to-perth-wildcats.html

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SteveK2
Two months ago
07:35 13 Jul 17

Reply #639605

re: Bryce Cotton returning to Perth

Was reported by several Spanish journos so its the line he told Unicaja. In most cases a Spanish Liga ACB team would be able to offer a more lucrative deal than an NBL club can, but the Wildcats isn't exactly a poor team either. Unless someone offers something ridiculous, he is likely to return.


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Bodega Owner
Two months ago
10:11 13 Jul 17

Reply #639621

re: Bryce Cotton returning to Perth

I can't help but feel the "returning to the Perth Wildcats" could be a little of lost in translation journalism or messaging.

Or even Bryce's camp saying no thank you, mentioning the wildcats and then reports filling in the rest.

Wouldn't get my hopes up until there's a wildcats announcement or statement.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
12:19 13 Jul 17

Reply #639634

re: Bryce Cotton returning to Perth

Sportando is pretty solid with stories.


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KingPodge
Two months ago
12:25 13 Jul 17

Reply #639637

re: Bryce Cotton returning to Perth

Webster 'asks' for a release, and it’s granted, plus the Sportando tweet - I think you can bet your grandmas false teeth on Cotton being back in the red.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
12:42 13 Jul 17

Reply #639643

re: Bryce Cotton returning to Perth

What kind of return could I expect from winning such a bet? After some careful deliberation I'm prepared to put my grandma's false teeth on the line only if the price is right.


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Trevor Gleeson
Two months ago
13:57 13 Jul 17

Reply #639656

re: Bryce Cotton returning to Perth

Unicaja will have to look for alternatives to Bryce Cotton. The American base that the club presented a Málaga days ago, has decided to repeat experience in the League of Australia , where this season was champion with the P erth Wildcats.

Journalist Chema de Lucas ( Giants ) advanced the decision this afternoon. For his part, the agent of the player, Ben Pensack, confirmed to SUR , that the player would return to Australia with a brief "Yes". Now it remains to be seen if the decision is final or if Unicaja can change the American base.

Thus, the whole of Malaga, who does not want to rush into a key decision, will have to look for alternatives to reinforce this position. The choice of Errick McCollum, next to repeat experience in China, also seems to be ruled out. The names of Pierre Jackson, Quinn Cook are on the table, and in recent days has come the offer of Phil Pressey.


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LoveBroker
Two months ago
14:00 13 Jul 17

Reply #639658

re: Bryce Cotton returning to Perth

I don't know much about Unicaja Malaga nor the league its in.

How much can the average import command in that league?


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Anonymous
Two months ago
14:21 13 Jul 17

Reply #639663

re: Bryce Cotton returning to Perth

Are you serious?

ACB is the second best domestic league in the world after NBA (Euroleague is continental).

The money would be good so the facts are either wrong, Cotton is holding out for more or Perth are really spending $$$$$$$$$$$.


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B
Two months ago
14:43 13 Jul 17

Reply #639667

re: Bryce Cotton returning to Perth

He's averaging 1.5 points, shooting 11%, 0.5 assists and 1.5 rebounds in 15min a game in the SL. I doubt he's had huge interest from overseas, and a contract offer in Spain after these performances might have not been for as much money as we think.

Even if they spend big on him, the Cats highest offer won't be as much as overseas. IMO though as long as the money is somewhat competitive, the overall package of their offer: Australian lifestyle, club success, team facilities, Australian culture, familiarity of being here already, English speaking country, chance to be a superstar here, Country safety, etc might be good enough for him to return.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
14:52 13 Jul 17

Reply #639668

re: Bryce Cotton returning to Perth

"ACB is the second best domestic league in the world after NBA (Euroleague is continental)."

Thanks to the Raptors, the NBA is continental as well


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Anonymous
Two months ago
14:55 13 Jul 17

Reply #639669

re: Bryce Cotton returning to Perth

Knew someone would say that... just barely.

Thanks to the Breakers, NBL is continental.
Thanks to Andorra BC, ACB is continental.
Thanks to AS Monaco, Pro A is continental.
and so on and so forth.

You know what I meany by continental, smartarse.


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smartarse
Two months ago
15:11 13 Jul 17

Reply #639673

re: Bryce Cotton returning to Perth

I don't know what you meany


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meany
Two months ago
15:15 13 Jul 17

Reply #639675

re: Bryce Cotton returning to Perth

smartarse


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SteveK2
Two months ago
15:15 13 Jul 17

Reply #639676

re: Bryce Cotton returning to Perth

Salary in Euroleagues can vary wildly. The top players (not necessarily imports) can earn in the millions euro range. The 'scrubs' would be lucky to receive 100k euros.

Maybe they offered Cotton sub 250k euros, hence the GTFO response? I'd think if the offers are closer to 500k euros, it would be difficult to dismiss that?


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Anonymous
Two months ago
15:21 13 Jul 17

Reply #639685

re: Bryce Cotton returning to Perth

SteveK2 it seems to me also like they lowballed Cotton I would say. Otherwise doesn't make sense as ACB is up there for salaries in Europe.


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continental
Two months ago
15:22 13 Jul 17

Reply #639686

re: Bryce Cotton returning to Perth

One team from a neighbouring minnow basketball country makes a national league continental just like Euroleague!!!!1 DERPITY DERP DERP!


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B
Two months ago
15:50 13 Jul 17

Reply #639712

re: Bryce Cotton returning to Perth

Quick interview of Cotton on the NBL facebook page. Got asked if he's had any progress in contract talks with Perth:

"Right now i'm still trying to finish this up (Summer League), but we'll see whats in store in the next few weeks"


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Bodega Owner
Two months ago
16:27 13 Jul 17

Reply #639718

re: Bryce Cotton returning to Perth

Then he smiles and says "i love them (REDARMY) too"

Not the best poker face.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
16:36 13 Jul 17

Reply #639722

re: Bryce Cotton returning to Perth

Confirmed by Lachy Reid.


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Bodega Owner
Two months ago
16:40 13 Jul 17

Reply #639723

re: Bryce Cotton returning to Perth

Lachie Reid (Channel 10 reporter/Wildcats game announcer) just confirmed Cotton is coming back on Twitter.

Replacing Webster.

Here we go!

Prather is a priority but a waiting game.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
16:52 13 Jul 17

Reply #639727

re: Bryce Cotton returning to Perth

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


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Anonymous
Two months ago
16:55 13 Jul 17

Reply #639729

re: Bryce Cotton returning to Perth

;-(


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Isaac
Two months ago
17:27 13 Jul 17

Reply #639734

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

I've updated the thread title and bumped it to the top. Great for the league to have strong players like this returning.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
17:53 13 Jul 17

Reply #639741

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

surely the money Cotton required was a part of the Webster release along with the reduced role he would have been given


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B
Two months ago
17:59 13 Jul 17

Reply #639744

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

Posted this in the Webster thread, I reckon a convo like this definitely would have taken place:

I think it almost has to be Cotton related, I can't see them just letting him go for 'asking'. The club might have said something like "Corey, things have changed and we're bringing Bryce back now. This will move you to the bench and heavily impact your minutes. We'd love you to stay, but if you want to seek better opportunities elsewhere we understand and won't hold you back if you ask us to release you".


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Benno
Two months ago
18:47 13 Jul 17

Reply #639749

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

The day that the Cotton rumour comes out. Webster asks for release related? 100%


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SteveK2
Two months ago
19:16 13 Jul 17

Reply #639753

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

The Wildcats haven't even mentioned anything on their social media yet and Chris Robinson from the West Australian couldn't contact his agent for confirmation. I hope Lachy hasn't jumped the gun too prematurely.

If true its a great news to have him back. It will certainly drive the rest of the NBL to try either to counter his recruitment or up the ante. There must be emergency meetings in Hard Rock Cafe now :).


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Anonymous
Two months ago
19:20 13 Jul 17

Reply #639754

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

Cats cant announce its official until its been approved by the league.


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Cats 4 life
Two months ago
19:38 13 Jul 17

Reply #639757

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

Well that was interesting, Webster gone and in comes cotton. Webster is a great player but cotton is a different level. Summer league stats would say different but he will get bums on seats and that what's all about.

Well done to Perth for getting him back if true.


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Hoot
Two months ago
21:23 13 Jul 17

Reply #639767

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

Cats would be waiting on paper work and summer league to make an announcement.

They may have just settled paper work with cotton too and didn't expect the info to leak.

They may have planned the Webster news today as it would be buried amongst AFl news as it's a Thursday.

They'd also want to hold off Cotton announcement until a less filled sports news day too.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
21:32 13 Jul 17

Reply #639769

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

"Cats cant announce its official until its been approved by the league."

Without fail this simple fact is forgotten about each and every time an NBL signing is made.


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SteveK2
Two months ago
22:10 13 Jul 17

Reply #639773

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

Sorry should probably clarify what I meant by Wildcats mentioning the signing on social media. I'm well aware that the official news announcement probably won't be until next week when it clears league admin. I was trying to imply that the Wildcats didn't do the usual tease that teams like to do on social media e.g. Guess who's back? or We got him, etc. etc.


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LoveBroker
Two months ago
23:34 13 Jul 17

Reply #639783

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

Whilst Cotton's grand final heroics are probably still fresh in Wildcats supporters' minds, do you guys think this is that great a move?

Thinking about it more I think I would rather have Webster then have the 3rd import as an insurance policy for Martin and Knight. These 2 are becoming injury prone, especially Knight's concussion history.

Webster at his best is a low 20+/ppg player @ around .375 3pt, thats only a little less than Cotton. A Webster is great at the pick and roll which the Wildcats somehow mastered at the end of last season so I think Webster was due to flourish (plus being away from NZ).

I wish Webster the best and hope to see him back in the NBL with any team. He is a star, he makes mistakes but generally atones for them.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
23:46 13 Jul 17

Reply #639785

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats




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Anonymous
Two months ago
08:57 14 Jul 17

Reply #639791

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

Lovebroker.....no


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Mock
Two months ago
14:46 14 Jul 17

Reply #639814

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

What's that sweet smell in the air? I'm getting the scent of more Wildcats championship GLORY


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Anonymous
Two months ago
15:18 14 Jul 17

Reply #639815

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

Mock is LAME


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Anonymous
Two months ago
15:22 14 Jul 17

Reply #639817

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

I disagree Lovebroker. Webster last year was fairly average and a year or two removed from his best after his troubles in NZ. Still was going to be a great asset for the cats but to say he is almost as good as Cotton is a stretch..


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Ricky
Two months ago
15:28 14 Jul 17

Reply #639818

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats


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LoveBroker
Two months ago
15:53 14 Jul 17

Reply #639820

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

Anon, I know, that's why I said 'at his best' which would be the year he returned from his first NBA tryout.

An asset like that and being a local which gives you that import insurance card I think is worth a lot.

Cotton is great, no doubt, but consider he could also leave at anytime to the NBA. The Wildcats were lucky last time it was a 10 day contract which he turned down. What if this time it was a 1 year contract? Even league minimum for a 1 year player is US$900k which is more than the entire salary cap in AUD.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
16:04 14 Jul 17

Reply #639821

Funny re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

Great picture of Cotton there, with McCarron, Jawai and Wortho standing in the background (you can't see Jawai because he got super skinny in the off season).


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Anonymous
Two months ago
16:16 14 Jul 17

Reply #639822

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

Cotton signing this early to Wildcats is because the ship has sailed on his NBA opportunity due to the poor Summer League showing.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
16:34 14 Jul 17

Reply #639825

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

^Correct, but we'll take it.


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Bodega Owner
Two months ago
16:35 14 Jul 17

Reply #639826

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

Confirmed


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Anonymous
Two months ago
16:37 14 Jul 17

Reply #639828

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

Confirmed by club in e-mail.


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Ricky
Two months ago
16:49 14 Jul 17

Reply #639832

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

Lovin it.


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Zodiac
Two months ago
16:51 14 Jul 17

Reply #639833

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

http://www.nbl.com.au/featured-news/bryce-cotton-returns-perth-wildcats/


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B
Two months ago
17:05 14 Jul 17

Reply #639835

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

@LoveBroker, agree Webster + a spare ipmport spot would have been good, and in terms of production on the stats sheet Cotton might not be a massive upgrade over Webster (at his best), but Cotton is just one of those next level players that if he's willing to sign to you do what you can to get him.

As for losing the spare import spot for injury cover, I'd like to see Brandt start and sign an import PF who can also play C. I think Brandt showed some good signs late in the season and also seemed to click well with Cotton. Knight can come off the bench with minutes at PF/C and not be relied on as heavily, meaning an injury to him won't stuff up the team structure much. Also having Cotton now will make it easier to cope with any Damo injuries.


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Isaac
Two months ago
17:07 14 Jul 17

Reply #639836

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

Great picture of Cotton there, with McCarron, Jawai and Wortho standing in the background (you can't see Jawai because he got super skinny in the off season).
Jawai getting in shape during the off-season is the NBL version of the NBA's "He's been working out with Olajuwon".


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Ricky
Two months ago
17:28 14 Jul 17

Reply #639837

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

Spendat like Bendat.


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Mock
Two months ago
20:59 14 Jul 17

Reply #639850

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

GREAT picture Ricky! Sour grapes from some anon


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Manu Fieldel
Two months ago
12:45 15 Jul 17

Reply #639881

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

What's the likelihood Tai Webster plays NBL this season?


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paul
Two months ago
14:31 16 Jul 17

Reply #639925

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

He said the other day something like if he doesn't make the NBA "the Breakers seem like a pretty good option".


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Manu Fieldel
Two months ago
00:12 17 Jul 17

Reply #639960

re: Bryce Cotton to replace Webster at Wildcats

Aww yis. I like that idea


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