Benno
Years ago

Chris Goulding receiving NBA Interest

David Pick ‏@IAmDPick 8h
6-foot-4 Australian guard Chris Goulding averages 27.3 points, 4.3 boards & 3.8 dimes in NBL. Told NBA interest hit early stages.

Not heaps of info but quite interesting!

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GuesswhosBACK  
Years ago

He wont stay in the NBL for too long thats for sure. WHich is both good, and bad. If we have to lose him.. I would rather it to be the NBA

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KingJames  
Years ago

and so he should.

The guy is playing like Gaze this season. If we inflate his figures to 48 minute games he is almost at 33ppg.

Credit where credit is due this guy has been amazing

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Tiger Watcher  
Years ago

Could see him carving out a good niche in the NBA if he lands in the right situation.

He wouldn't be a star but could be a rotation/roster guy in the right place.

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TheCheese  
Years ago

The man is a beast. Could be a starter in the NBA no problem.

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curtley  
Years ago

How many 6ft 4 white players have made it as scorers or even role players in the history of the NBA? None.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Steve Kerr - guessing he would be even shorter than 6ft 4

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Anonymous  
Years ago

There are 2 ends of a basketball court - he only plays 1...

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daneo  
Years ago

@curtley JJ Redick

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GuesswhosBACK  
Years ago

Curtley... to say none is a bit of a joke.. sure, its not the 'norm' but come on... none?... I am sure I have seen a fair few.

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Benno  
Years ago

James Harden only plays 1 end of the floor, still dominates...

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paul  
Years ago

Goulding plays 35mins on the league's best or second best defensive team, his D could still do with work but it's not nearly the liability it used to be.

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Tiger Watcher  
Years ago

Pretty sure they wouldn't want him for his D....it would be as a scorer/shooter on the roster.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Steve Nash, John Stockton, Kurt Heinrich, Reddick, Dellavedova hopefully

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Aerius  
Years ago

Jeff Hornacek. Jeff!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

With so many aussies in the NBA more and more kids are going to pick up the game knowing that they have a chance to play in America.

Good times for australian basketball ahead. Hopefully it works out in medals.

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Benno  
Years ago

It really shows that NBA teams respect the NBL, if Chris was to get picked up that could be huge for the NBL!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Steve Blake

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Jez  
Years ago

I love Goulding as a player but he's a volume scorer in the NBL. The problem he might have in the NBA (and in the Boomers as well if he got picked) is whether he could adjust his role. Fair to say he wouldn't get the same minutes in the NBA or even for the Boomers, so essentially he'd be a role player. Is that in his skill-set or in his nature? For instance I find it hard to imagine he could become a 3 and D guy.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The guy he really reminds me of as a player is former Kentucky standout Rex Chapman.

He has already had NBA interest by attending Cavs summer league, have no doubt there is more of where that came from.

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BALLER#3  
Years ago

yeah I dont think he will really be anything more then a filler. wont have a role because he has never had to play one.

Look at the way he scores, shoots anything and everything and I dont think he could get away with it against a bigger and faster defender.

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Pointguard  
Years ago

Don't forget Hammer as a role player in the NBA, pretty sure he would be happy to pick up a similar role.

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natwhereyouat  
Years ago

From a fan point of view, selfishly I don't want him to leave the NBL. But you can't keep a good man down!

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LanceUppercut  
Years ago

Yeah I can see the Rex Chapman comparison, had a good career and was a good shooter/dunker for white 6'4" guy.

Rudy Fernandez was listed at 6'6 by the NBA but was measured at 6'4".

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paul  
Years ago

The thing with Chris is, if you set him a good pick he's a pretty good chance to score because he elevates and gets the shot off quickly and can hit from all angles.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Which won't happen against NBA athletes but I too hope someone gives him a shot although sub-6'6" athletic guys are a dime a dozen over there.

The good thing was he got his foot in the door for a tryout at the Cavs.

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paul  
Years ago

You set a good screen on an NBA athlete and there is still a shot. You draw the defence with penetration there is still a shot. He elevates, shoots quick and hits, it's a recipe that should at least get him a look in. The rest is up to him.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I would compare him to Chandler Parsons. Has a similar style of play

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Benno  
Years ago

If he were to get a call up, he would be able to work with some of the best coaches in the world to help get his game up to scratch, it would have such a benefit on his game. Working with the Cavs in the summer league has had a huge impact on his game and confidence.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

@curtley, some off the top of my head (just current players) give or take on the height.

love
nowitzki
rubio
hayward
nash
ginobli
korver
anderson
miller
gortat
scola
ilyasova
reddick
parsons
dragic
vucevic
anderson
asik
kerilenko
pekovic
gallinari
lee
gasol
kaman
korver
bargnani
prigioni
novak
budinger
barea
barnes
blake
splitter
collison
hansbrough
olynyk




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Anonymous  
Years ago

And why is Chris in the NBL? Because Joey gave him an opportunity with a development player spot at the Bullets, so Chris made the move up from Tasmania.

So glad Joey is our coach.

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Woody Venkat  
Years ago

Comparing Chris Goulding to Rex Chapman is a joke. Rex was a 1 time NBA All-Star if I am not mistaken. Either way whatever Goulding can do there are 3-4 american players that can do the same.
He will categorically not make it in the NBA with his skill set.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Whether he is good enough for the NBA, or not, what is true is that he will need to have some X factor to set him apart.

For Patty its rare speed and beastiality, for Dellavedova its leadership and toughness.

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The Situation  
Years ago

Thats probably the worst description anyone has ever given Patty Mills!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

So many professional opinions on everything on this site!

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Pauly B  
Years ago

The comparison with Rex Chapman was a stylistic one. Nothing was said about him being as good as Rex Chapman was.

It's great to see another Aussie getting some interest from the NBA. As much as I'd miss seeing him in the NBL it would be great to see him make it in the USA. Will he make it? Who knows but good on him for getting on their radar. He's improved a hell of alot in the last couple of years.

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Aussiebballer  
Years ago

Anon that is a nice list of white NBA players but I think he was asking for guys similar to Goulding.
Not 7' Hall of Fame players(Dirk), or 5-6 inch taller POWER players (Gortat or Pek)

You could compare him to Korver, Budinger or Novak.
But I think they are all taller.
Reddick or Vucevic seem the best comparisons.

If he gets a chance next season I could see him filling a 11th to 13 man spot, specialist shooter.
Then he would need to prove he is better then that and earn a bigger chance from the coach.

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TheCheese  
Years ago

@Woody Venkat I reckon you were the same person who said Delly wouldn't make it to the NBA with his skill set!

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Steven  
Years ago

He is capable imo likely as a 11th to 13th man.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I know one thing Goulding certainly can't dunk as well as Sexy Rexy used to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wadJQ8Kq44w

Was always impressed by Rex Chapman starting out as a highlight reel dunking machine then towards the end of career becoming one of the best 3pt shooters in the world.

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bowtie  
Years ago

Tasmania?
I thought he was a Brisbane boy.
You mixing him up with Gibbo?

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paul  
Years ago

Goulding is from Tassie originally and then moved to Brissie.

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Lance_Uppercut  
Years ago

Yeah I agree with Pauly B

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GuesswhosBACK  
Years ago

You never know what someone is going to be like in ANY league until they play there...

If scouts are looking at Goulding, they know more about what will work in the NBA then we do... I think he should ATLEAST get summer camp spots. There is a lot worse then Goulding who have somehow found there way into the show.

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Benno  
Years ago

Goulding>>>>>Chris Smith

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Mystro  
Years ago

should the commentators now refer to him as an NBA player now?

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Rick  
Years ago

Patty's into beastiality? :/

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Hey should follow the Kirk Penney path (as that is the level he is playing on right now).

Sign for a D League team right after the season, or go to an nba camp, then not get the right opportunity and play mid level Euro-Cup type basketball working towards getting a gig on a Euroleague team.

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Anonas  
Years ago

Dan Majerle

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Phobos 96  
Years ago

Goulding is a fair way off Penney who could sign with any number of Top 16 Euro teams, however the point is good, NBA D league after the season, and NBA camps then go play in the Spanish league.

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Proud  
Years ago

Not understanding the negativity... How many of you make out that there is 10-15 bad teams in the NBA?

I think Goulding has the charisma to wow a coach and make a roster and well I can't see him not making the most of circumstances and getting game time in the NBA!

Could Brett Brown be looking his way?

As for 'could Goulding be a role player in NBA/Boomers'... Um pretty sure he wasn't the Blaze's best player and was behind Harvey whilst there and he is clever enough to adapt to any role a coach could give him and all power to him... I hope he kicks arse!

Lastly if Gold Coast were still alive, how tough would they be right now with Goulding, Wortho, Petrie, Useless Gibbo, Caddee, Teys, Harvey, Garlepp and a couple of 2013/14 calibre imports WOW!

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Benno  
Years ago

I just got an email back from David Pick, he says he was sworn to secrecy, However Philly just waived 2 players today...

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GuesswhosBACK  
Years ago

Too many poeople sip the haterade when it comes to Aussies, our own people no less...

Lets not overrate either, but I think if his name was rodriguez Aleandro or something from Spain people would look at him game and go... Yeah, he could crack a spot.

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Benno  
Years ago

Could see Brett Brown giving him a shot, sixers have nothing to lose in bringing him in, there starting 2guard is james anderson and he is pure rubbish

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Why wouldn't he accept a spot as a role player - that's what he was up until 2 seasons ago.

Take any spot offered an prove his worth.

I've been watching him since he was a development player with Bullets and he's just impressed the hell out of me with his improvement.

As for defence, it's not his current priority, but he wouldn't have got many minutes from Joey if he slacked on it.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

But just like gaze goulding would be useless in the nba because he's not athletic. There are 100 players just like goulding in the nba who can shoot but the difference is they can throw massive dunks down whereas gaze and goulding can't.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

^^

1990 called and it wants its NBA back.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Gouldings game is so much more suited to the nba than Kirk Penney! Also if you think goulding isn't athletic you need to watch the nbl all star game again! He threw down some amazing dunks! He is an underrated athlete and I'm sure he would test well.. The Alexy Shved comparison is spot on

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GuesswhosBACK  
Years ago

Gouldings improvement has been exponential.. I think, if he knows the difference between Him and the NBA he will work away at it til its a strength. He is one guy I wouldnt count out. Probably will get a better look at the NBA then Newley did or Ingles will.. Ingles... a clever man, turning down guaranteed NBA contracts... Yeah,, lol. Because they are going to come around every day aren't they joey? but I digress

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Proud  
Years ago

I think Goulding's injury proneness would be more of a concern than his apparent lack of athleticism, height or doubt over his willingness to play a role... Lets all hope that if he makes it to America his body holds up over there!

One last thing, isn't it amazing what a good haircut can do for you, to think he was walking around like Tommy (3rd Rock from the Sun) for all those years and he is now being touted for the NBA...

Love your work Bubbles!

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orbit  
Years ago

John Paxson?

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MACDUB  
Years ago

Goulding stands a very good chance of playing for the Boomers at the next world champs.

If he stays healthy, keeps playing the way he does and improve his DEFENCE, there is no reason why he shouldn't not only make the team, but also start for the Boomers.

A Dellavedova-Goulding guard lineup with Mills off the bench would be exciting.

Two great shooters, with an exciting and explosive player coming off the bench to provide a lynch-pin for the second unit.


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daneo  
Years ago

MACDUB, personally I would like our best national player and scorer starting tbh.

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paul  
Years ago

Mills is definitely best coming off the bench, not because he isnt good but the opposite, he can change a game in that role with his speed.

Lemanis definitely needs to find a way for him to be more effective against the top European and Sth American teams who we need to beat. Sending his D up the court is one way, coming off the bench might be another.

If he and Newley hit the floor together, perhaps with Wortho at PF and Baynes at C, they could def have a big impact with the mobility and athleticism in that line-up.

I wouldnt expect Goulding to be the one starting in his place next year though as he is coming from outside the main program and has a bit of catching up to do with his knowledge of the system and the international game.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

except Wortho has retired from international ball

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GuesswhosBACK  
Years ago

Wortho said in an article merely weeks ago that he still wants to be a part of the national side...

Anonymous.. you might be thinking of Matty Neilsen?

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daneo  
Years ago

You are forgetting this is the boomers and not Spurs. There is no luxury of Parker. I believe you should play your best players the most, and that means starting Mills. Delly is good and will most likely play point until exum is ready for international ball. Delly has shown(abeit only 2 NBA games) he can effectively mark a good shooting guard from the other team. I prefer to get off to a good start then to rely on a player to dig you out of a deficit. If we had Bogut fit, would you want him coming off the bench to provide spark on the defensive end? i doubt it.
Whilst you need to consider rotations, realistically we don't have any international standard scorers other the Mills atm.

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paul  
Years ago

The Bogut/Mills comparison is a poor one. Bogut isnt an up-the-floor defender who changes the game with a burst, he is a player who anchors the overall defence.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Dat flat out scoring ability

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