Craig
Years ago

SBL Movers and Rumours

It's that time of year again,

Offseason,

Anyone know of who's going where in the State Basketball League for 2015.

I've heard Kyle Armour and Damien Scott are off Willeton to make up a beast backcourt. Ty Harrelson is an Australian Citizen so the Slammers can now go get 2 imports + Ty. Gonna be a great season next year I reckon.

Discuss

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Craig  
Years ago

Alright man lol

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Greeny  
Years ago

Corey Easley from Perry Lakes to Willetton
Ben Smith from Suns to Redbacks
Joel Questel from Suns to Wanneroo

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Dan Thomas from Mandurah to Geraldton

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Craig  
Years ago

Ben Smith, that's a good pick up for the Redbacks

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meggsie  
Years ago

jarred Jackson ( redbacks ) linked with the goldfields side.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Mastrovich @ willo

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Geez deep pockets at Willo this year

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meggsie  
Years ago

sorry Jackson to Mandurah

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C  
Years ago

Willo going all out Jesus

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Jackson isnt leaving Redbacks

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C  
Years ago

Clive a Weeden re signed, Jackson is rumoured but no news there

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Shamus Ballantyne to Goldfields. Jarrad Jackson not going anywhere, was shown on Redbacks facebook page in preseason

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C  
Years ago

Is Shamua definitely going to the Goldfields?

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C  
Years ago

Shamus

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Who do you think the contenders for next season are going to be?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yep Goldfields have announced it.

Willetton will move nicely up the ladder this year, not sure if Quinn is coming back or not, fingers crossed Dickson isnt!

If Gero keep the same squad with the addition of DT should be title favourites this year. If Roberts and Okoye come back Perth will be strong again.You never know about Rocko and what team you will get. Mandurah will take a big dive, and the usual suspects should find themselves struggling again unless they recruit big.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Thanks Wolfpack, feel welcome to post any of that news here

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Greeny  
Years ago

Louis Timms to Wanneroo

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Is that happening Greeny? Poor Kalamunda jeez

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Greeny  
Years ago

What I'm hearing yes

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Greeny  
Years ago

Willetton women looking strong too.
Malpass, Hooper, Napier coming back, maybe Harper.

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Anon91  
Years ago

D Dialls back in the league... to Gero!

Chan and Holmes leave the Cougar Den for the Suns

Matacz out of retirement back up at the Wolfpack

Willo to add two imports to the lineup of Cody, Easley, AJ, Armour & Scott... Salary check please Mr Commissioner!?

Corey Craig to the Flames, with both Land's re-signed and expected to play as of Rd 1 and Chudier Pal due back around Week 9. Moore & Bowman to also postpone retirement thoughts for at least another year.

Della & Gerovich back to Cockburn

Prue to actually stay retired this time around!!

Albany potentially back in the league as of 2016

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Willo are gonna be crazy good if they mesh well, loaded with talent.

Would be good to see an Albany team in the league

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Greeny  
Years ago

What's the salary cap? Is it still 60,000?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Surely there has to be some restrictions around Willo signing the amount of players they have?

Darnell Dialls? Really? One of the worst imports I have seen in the league

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Any Slammers or Suns rumours guys??

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Big Darnell baby

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Peter  
Years ago

Is Easley now an Aussie?
If not then Willo will only be able 1 x other import.

Darnel Dialls is a beast, fantastic pick up for Gero if true, just what they need.

What the hell is going on at Kalamunda??

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Darnell is definitely what they need

Keep the rumours coming guys.

I

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meggsie  
Years ago

lauren Jeffers,to perry lakes , danika pisconeri to perry lakes once college finishes. waycott travelling.patton gone. slammers to sign 2 imports have already signed a 65"" centre looking for a American PG to replace Jeffers. zoe harper back ?Courtney hargraeves to flames
rintala gone back to USA wont play for suns,pickens not returning for the lightning,dunham not back for magic, Richards, payne, pass retired for cougars?
the one thing that may change the upcoming season is if Tomlinson and graham stay in WA , otherwise flames back to back.tigers r-up.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Rebecca Mercer back at Joondalup

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http://www.wolfpackbasketball.com.au/news/general_news/mercer_returns_to_lady_wolfpack/262

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Anonymous  
Years ago

With coach Warren Kuhn not returning to the sbl setup at Suns and the legendary don Jamison not able to take up the reigns, there is much unrest up at Suns. Ben Smith has returned to Perth, Joel Questel is most likely gone, Louis Timms is gone, forget Luke Nevill coming back and possibly a couple of others. Unfortunately the committees Warren Kuhn decision has hurt them big time!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

John Triscari will need some miracles up the hill if he is going to put out a competitive team!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Zoe Harper back at the Slammers? And what do you know about this 6'5 center import for them?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Harper is back with Willetton

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Anon91  
Years ago

Dialls all but a done deal at the Buccs (B Brown would be in the know out of anyone in the midwest!)

Unless TVL has left the 'Den' its hard to see RD or TG back their given their rather colourful history!

New Slammers import coming with impressive wraps... Southwest to have Four Americans in the starting lineup is ridiculous - yes a rule is a rule but pull the other one... seriously!!

Blacky reportedly offered Dennis Taiwhiti 'Double whatever Lackovic is paying you..." When it was discovered the polynesian powerhouse was doing it for the love of the game, A Black then pulled out an offer of $500 per week - makes you wonder how much the rest of the 'stars' are getting at Willo next year and just what sort of a message is it sending to their juniors coming through of trying to get an SBL Contract if they're just trying to buy a Championship!?

D Martin to join D Matacz and G Hire at the Wolfpack next season... Surely his ageing body and history of injuries has to pose some worries for the 'Cats heirarchy?!

M Utley to shock the league after recent successful Advanced Hair 'Yeah Yeah' therapy sees him now with some golden locks reminiscent of his pre-pubescent years, coincidentally the last time he had a full head of hair! Darren Whopper Russell still thinks it looks like a 'cheap rug that he bought from some dodgy Discount Store in Kwinana...'

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anon, who's the new Slammers import mate?

I've heard about Voelkel, is there another one??

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I've only heard about Brian Voelkel

Willetton look tough on paper if these rumours are true

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Any news on the Mandurah Magic, haven't heard much from their about next season

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DH  
Years ago

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DH  
Years ago

If Cockburn have lost Scott Holmes and Chan , who is left Big financial problems so no imports .
Now have a new SBL director but too late they players have gone Will take them years to rebuild .
BWA are overseeing finances to try and keep the club going .

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NT  
Years ago

"Blacky reportedly offered Dennis Taiwhiti 'Double whatever Lackovic is paying you..." When it was discovered the polynesian powerhouse was doing it for the love of the game, A Black then pulled out an offer of $500 per week"

I like the guy but seems a bit of a stretch... much like Lakovic saying NBL teams were hunting him down too.. Seriously he had a great season with Reddies last year but 500 a week?!?!?!

However staying on the topic of centres, in a league where big men seem to be worth there weight in gold (and more in the above case), you would think Louis Timms is the biggest "free agent" in this offseason.. His 20pts and 10 rebs would be very handy for any club who can secure his services.

Quite a few departures for East Perth Eagles. Kyle to Willo while JT and Joe both set to retire. Kissilev and Nikola Donlagic also rumoured to be taking the year off while Sunday has ties to Perry Lakes. Would Jervis still want to play SBL? If true they will have a younger squad next season.

Same for Stirling with a few role players off the bench rumoured to be not returning. Also not bringing Corey Cooperwood back, but will have Jordan Wild return. Cody Ellis would have "restricted" status if he comes back next season, same as Jervis for Eagles last year.

Joel Q to Wanneroo is a done deal. But nothing yet solid on Louis Timms also making the move to Wanneroo but would have to be front runners.

Corey Easley is still classified as an import, so Willo could only get one more import. Get the right balance and that team is early favourites.

Ben Smith to Redbacks. So much firepower in its backcourt, makes you wonder why JJ would stay with the limited mins he is likely to get. But like Willo if they get the right balance and chemistry they will be very tough.

Early pick for top 4 would be WIllo, Perth, Wanneroo and Rockingham. Wooden spoon is a tie between Kalamunda and Cockburn.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Keep these rumours coming guys, and give word as to when they come official

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Anonymous  
Years ago

This import/American rule needs a real good review. How can you have four Americans in a lineup, I dont care who is naturalised blah blah blah.

Looking at all of the money that is being spent by Willo, nobody will want them to win a title. Buying a title is not earning a title.

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Peter  
Years ago

With Willo your adding Damo,Armour,AJ,Easley and an Import 5 man. Thats your likely starting 5 right there!

In 2010 they did a similar thing adding Ty Shaw,DJ,Tovey,Prince and Jones and that netted them a championship...
Worked last time, maze well try again.


I dont agree with Bunbury having 4 imports though, but again they are just playing by the rules. Agree that rule needs to change, Maybe the import needs to play 100 or 150 games for that club before he/she can be classified as a Aussie Import.

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Anon91  
Years ago

NT Wrote 'Early pick for top 4 would be Willo, Perth, Wanneroo and Rockingham.'

Surely Gero has to be in that Top 4... Same team that made it to the GF basically (Lewis, Cook, Ralphy & Wunders) with the confirmed addition of DT and the strong chance (As per conversation with Hez on the weekend at State Champs, email conversations between the Buccs and Dialls "have been promising...") that even without Dialls they'd have to be a certainty for Top 4 if not Top 2 given it is nigh on impossible to get a win up on their home court in front of the Midwest Maniacs that are the Buccs Supporter Base!

Early Prediction For Top 8

Gero - As discussed above
Willo - $$ will play a part here but will there be enough ball for everyone to get their 'numbers'?! Could self implode if Blacky isn't able to keep everyone happy...
Rocko - Same team as last year with the addition of Pal come June and Corey Craig back in a Flames uniform
Wolfpack - JQ is a nice pickup for them and Timms would make them very strong inside with the return of Matacz also.
Spiders - Should be strong again but need two solid imports again to push for a Top 4 spot
Slammers - 4 Yanks will always get you a Top 8 berth, but need more out of their locals if they are to make it past the Quarters... Refs also cracking down on how much Harrelson is allowed to talk to them during the game when he is on court too would be nice to see seeing he is given ALOT more leniency than any other coach around the League due to his playing role also!
Giants - Haney will bring aggression and passion back into the Kal club, something which is definitely needed. Will have a good first 6, but will definitely need to find something out of their young brigade to push for a Finals berth
Hawks - Despite Nixy's own self admission that he needs to 'get on a recruiting drive' the boys from Headquarters are always 'thereabouts' and expect the same next year. Rumors a wildcat or two could end up in the blue and white would not surprise either!

Best of the rest:

Lightning
Senators
Eagles
Magic
Cougars
Suns



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Anonymous  
Years ago

Hurry up next season already.....

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Slammers turning into the Wildcats with half the team from the U.S

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Greeny  
Years ago

Wanneroo women have added Edmondson
Willetton women added Louella Tomlinson
If you're a junior at these clubs looking for an sbl opportunity, may have to look elsewhere.
Looks like Rockingham, Willetton and Wanneroo are the teams to beat in the women, good luck to the rest.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Well, Slammers have another American, import Tre Nichols

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http://www.wolfpackbasketball.com.au/news/general_news/wolfpack_welcomes65532_joel_questel/264

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http://www.wolfpackbasketball.com.au/news/general_news/wolfpack_welcomes_tall_fern_guard/263

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Nice thanks Wolfpack Basketball

Apparently the Slammers women have a signed a 6'5 Center coming over with huge wraps but not certain

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Craig  
Years ago

Keep them coming guys, normally the time of year imports are announced. Post here if you here anything

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Sarah Graham will be heading back to Brisbane for the offseason.

Lisa Wallbutton is also returning for the Tigers and there is talk that Marsh could also suit up again. Some pretty stacked line ups taking shape at Willetton!

Also, pretty sure Jervis has now played 150 SBL games and would no longer be a restricted player for the Eagles.

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Craig  
Years ago

The season needs to start

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Craig  
Years ago

Both Slammers imports set to arrive next month, I can't get over Willeton and their All star starting five, salary cap not existent or are these guys paying themselves?

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Peter  
Years ago

Craig,
I would be more worried about Bunbury having 4 x Imports then Willeton's new starting 5.

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Craig  
Years ago

Yeah you are right, I was referring to both of them. Where is the money coming from haha?

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Craig  
Years ago

Well Tre Nichols looks really good from game footage I've seen, I think the Aussie guards will struggle to keep him in front of them because of his quickness.

Hopefully he doesn't struggle too much with his inconsistent shot because he looks like an excitement machine

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anyone have anything else? Coaching changes?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yeah need more guys, keep posting even if you're not entirely sure, it's a rumours page

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Well the Women Slammers have a new big, import Patricia Bright. 6'4 defensive machine, blocks shots, rebounds and scores consistently. Fills one of their import slots

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Bennie Lewis is back for the Buccs, just arrived in the country

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Anonymous  
Years ago

2015 is finally here, let's get the season started, Blitz in under 2 months

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The league as a whole will be a lot tougher this season I think. Lots of high quality imports and players switching teams. Paul Hafford is back at Mandurah and they've also added Jarrod Jackson

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http://www.wolfpackbasketball.com.au/news/general_news/antonia_edmondson_joins_wolfpack_in_2015/267


Twitter & Instagram @WolfpackSBL

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWolfpackBasketball

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http://www.wolfpackbasketball.com.au/news/general_news/wolfpack_welcomes_back_casey_lockwood/268

Twitter & Instagram @WolfpackSBL

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWolfpackBasketball

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Go West New Zealand Wolfpack! :P

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Good to see the Joondalup Tall Ferns in the league!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Wolves women looking a good team on paper

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Anon551  
Years ago

Ephrem Davis from Joondalup to the Tigers.

Rumours of AJ to Tigers false.

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Anon91  
Years ago

Rumors re AJ NOT false... has been training with them, just trying to get out of a contract in NZ before 'officially' being unveiled is the word out of Willo.

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Anon551  
Years ago

AJ hasn't been to a single Tigers training, confirmed by signed players Burston and Cody. Not sure where you heard that from, average source

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Peter  
Years ago

On 10 December 2014, Majstrovich signed with the Southland Sharks for the 2015 New Zealand NBL season.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Willetton women: Returning Marsh and Antonio, Napier, Malpass, Harper. Heard Louella Tomlinson is heading there too...jeeperz

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Trying to buy the title I see...

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Anon1  
Years ago

Or just win one within the salary cap that is available to every team. Didn't realise a cap meant you had to not use the extent of it...don't really agree with people who make that argument ^^ if you want to not spend all 60k or whatever it is, that's your loss

They've obviously elected to go with no 'imports' as all players have played in the SBL before. Armour is a Willetton player through juniors, Easley is essentially Australian having a wife and children here. Scott an Australian that would be stupid to stay at Cockburn. Davis a previous Tiger and Joondalup last season, is the only real import.

They're simply being smarter with spending instead of 2 unknown American names. Not to mention Alan Black being a big draw card.

Every girl on the women's team is ex Tigers except Tomlinson.

I'd be more concerned about how Mullenax, Hafford and Jackson are all getting paid at Mandurah when they posted some serious financial losses last year...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Month until the blitz, most teams have announced their new signings by this stage, still anything new, post on here!!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Personally I would love to see John Dickson come back, purely for entertainment purposes and the chance to tell him how much of a flog he is numerous times during games like last season!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

MEEEEEEEE-OWWWWWW!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Meow baby

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anton Fimmano to Cockburn

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Sof  
Years ago

What's an Anton Fimmano?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Something keeping this thread going

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Vodka 52  
Years ago

Adrian Majstrovich confirmed at Willetton. Has attended all training sessions to date.

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Vodka 52  
Years ago

John Dickson also to make a much anticipated return as Corey Easely has been naturalised and an import spot has opened up

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Let the fun begin!!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Is Anton officially moving to Cockburn?

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On The Bottle  
Years ago

Anton was in the Cockburn team playing at the weekend against Bunbury.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Thoughts on the acquisition of Fimmano Cockburn fans?

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Anon  
Years ago

A shame that Dominic Cheek is out of Giants.
The guy can play but doesn't seem to make many good decisions...
McDonalds All-American in High School
Solid performance at Villanova
Then the wheels have fallen off:
- Skips Senior year to go to NBA, not drafted
- Drafted in NBA D League then cut
- Goes to Italy and then cut before playing
- Goes to Morocco and doesn't play a game
- Signs contract in UK and doesn't show
- Backs out of discussions for SBL 2014
- Not sure but appears to have backed out of contract with Giants for SBL 2015

and these are the reported activities...

I wonder if he will ever get a start on his pro career?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

lol at the John Dickson and AJ suggestions....

Both aren't even in the country.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Cody Ellis to return to Senators. Is he a restricted player this time around?

http://www.stirlingsenators.com.au/latest-news-inner?newsid=NDA%3D

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I hope so, otherwise we may as well throw the rule book out the window!

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Anon  
Years ago

Although Cody is a good player, and at SBL level, probably a great player this will make Stirling a weaker team than last season.

Last season with 3 x import level players the Senators were a tough team when fully fit. This season (unless there are some surprises to come...) they are basically down an import level player.

Then with Throns going to college? will he be returning?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

How did Anton play for Cockburn on the weekend?

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On The Bottle  
Years ago

Gee somebody is a big Anton fan, From where I was on another court he looked as if he had an impact, played a few good mins.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Nah mate I actually can't stand Anton, not a good player I reckon, bit of a puss in the big moments, but he's still a local legend and wish the best for the bloke.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I wouldn't of thought Anton would not of had many big moments in his SBL career. But he is still very young. Cockburn boys seem to enjoy him being around.

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DH  
Years ago

Whose Anton

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Hahahahaha lot of talk about he youngster

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Anonymous  
Years ago

True he hasn't had many big moments, he is simply a solid addition for Cockburn

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Hydra 23  
Years ago

Was over at garden city the other day bumped into AJ. Nice bloke, we had a good chat and he seems excited about the season ahead with the Tigers.

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Io 17  
Years ago

Who's Anton Fimmano

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Garden City Auckland? For the last time, the Tigers roster is set. I'm interested to see who people suggest the Tigers have next. Heard Lebron is making his way toWilletton, trying to negotiate his way out of Cleveland contract...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

AJ is in Willo mate

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Anonymous  
Years ago

AJ is doing individuals with my son down at willo really nice bloke can't wait to see him play

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Nah those LeBron rumours aren't true I've heard similar things from my sources but all rumours have been squashed. Says he's content with life in the NBA and doesn't want to push his luck in the SBL

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Anonymous  
Years ago

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Michael Lay to Stirling

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meggsie  
Years ago

is josh garlepp playing for the hawks/ signed? I believe the goldfields based side have approached him .Emily fielding seen down at a big v club? her sister kate has signed with the Mandurah magic.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Is Kate Fielding confirmed?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Kate Fielding seems to change sides a few times

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Seeing as though the waves season hasnt ended yet i find it strange she would sign with a new club before season end

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meggsie  
Years ago

yes confirmed.

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meggsie  
Years ago

Edmondson, harper, Tomlinson, haven't they all signed with new clubs . isn't that even stranger considering its been spoken about on here for months. where they focusing on the waves prior or SBL.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Fjo

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Willo won't make top 6 should of kept last years imports
Stirling are gone 3rd last
Obviously cockburn last suns 2nd last
Magic $85,000 injected into the club from "an unknown source"
Team to beat.... Gero
Top 8
Gero
Slammers
Flames
Redbacks
Magic
Lightning
Wolves
Eagles

Best of the rest
Kal
Willo
Hawks
Stirling
Daylight
Suns
Cougars

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Willo will definitely be tough, you can't deny them a top 8 spot. While I agree the chemistry is still yet to be determined, there will be games they'll win on pure talent alone!

Import-less eagles could have another inconsistent year depending on how many Jervis plays and could be in fear of missing out all together.

Rockingham and Perth will be tough with the Americans they have suiting up.

If Prue is retired then Lakeside won't make top 8.

Top 8
Geraldton
Rockingham
Willetton
Wanneroo
Perth
East Perth
Bunbury
Lakeside

Mandurah
Stirling
Kalgoorlie
Perry Lakes
Kalamunda
Cockburn


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Anonymous  
Years ago

Geraltons title to lose this year

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Who are Geraldtons new recruits?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I know Bennie and Carter have returned but not sure about others

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Daniel Thomas back to Gero as well. Cant really go past them or Willo for the title. Rocko dont go deep enough, neither do East Perth. Joondalup will be smokeys again this year, as will Bunbury. Mandurah will take a big drop. Kalamunda, Kalgoorlie and Cockburn to fight out the spoon.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Gero
Willo
Rocko
Slammers
Mandurah
Perth
East perth
Wolves or perry lakes (both could be top 4 teams IMO)

Rest

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Goldfields will be alot better than most think, i'd have them 7th or 8th

Top 8
Gero - what they lost with Shamus in assists, DT will make up for in Points. Bennie coming back as a restricted player after playing in Canada hurts their depth though not being able to bring in another import.
Wolves - Very impressive lineup up in the Northern Suburbs. Who starts out of Huntington & Timms?
Flames - Corey Craig added to a decent enough squad. Need their young guys in Roberts, Pal & Beard Boys to step up more to be a serious contender
Willo - Agreed all that talent has to gel eventually but aside from their 'big 6', will they have the depth to challenge deep into the season?
East Perth - Losses of Donlagic and Kisselev will definitely test their depth. When and how many does Jervis play determines how high they finish in the 8
South West - Three Americans will get you a finals berth every day of the year...
Lakeside - The powerhouse of the early 2000's enters the second season of the 'post-andy' era. Prue is going to be a massive loss as will the Sofoulis boys if neither suit up as reported...
Goldfields - Are handy enough to about #7... back end of road trips could be their undoing and they need to make Brookman St a formidable place to play in again.

Best of the Rest
Hawks - Tough gig for Nixy this year but could be the surprise packet
Redbacks - If Lackovic hasn't learnt how to play against a 2-3 zone, Perth will struggle again
Magic - $$ talks but probably even less depth than last season with no true point guard
Senators - Always pull off an upset or three but never do enough to look like contenders
Suns - Picked up two imports... will battle the Cougars for the Spoon
Cougars - Exodus and financially struggling... LONG year for the Cougar Den Faithful

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Anonymous  
Years ago

New coach in Mandurah could change things, IMO for the worse. Youngsters still very green, Jarrad Jackson wont contribute scoring wise so Mullenax and Hafford will need to step things up, if Mullenax can do anymore than he has for the past few years!

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Anon  
Years ago

Interesting to read that Bennie played in Canada and now is a restricted player. This will have a huge impact on the Buccs.
I guess we will get a better idea in the next couple of weeks but here are my thoughts for top 8:

1st) Redbacks
Contrary to the comment above, I think Nik knows how to beat a 2/3 zone but you also need the players to do it. Adding Ben Smith and a shooting import should give him the outside fire power.
Dennis is another year better.
Starters:
1) Wagner
2) Smith
3) Import
4) Dennis
5) Import

Solid bench - Prior, AJ, Kiwis

2nd) Bunbury
Really they have 4 americans in Ty, Clive, and the new imports. Add one of the Hickert boys and you have 5 x players with 4 years college experience.
Starters:
1)Ty
2)Import
3)Import
4)Hickert
5)Weeden

Solid Bench - Worthington, Weir, Hitchcock, and the two wily vets in Smith and Edwards

3rd) Mandurah
This team was hit by injury last season and not having a true PG really hurt them. Jackson will have a break out year this season and will make Smith, Mully, Hafford, Gerovich all better players...

Starters:
1) Jackson
2) Florance
3) Hafford
4) Smith
5) Mullenax

Solid Bench - Della brothers, Gerovich, McIlroy?

4th) Willetton
Addition of 4 new starters may take a while to gel but it depends on who they play in first 4-6 weeks.
Will be interesting to see how Kyle and Scott go together. Kyle is a scoring pg who has the ball a lot in his hands, although Scott can be a spot up shooter he to likes to have the ball.

Starters:
1) Kyle
2) Scott
3) Cody
4) Easely
5) Davis

Solid bench: Clarke, Reed, Nordhoek?

5th) Buccs
Not having that 3rd import level player will hurt them. I guess rumours of Dialls were just that, rumours?
DT will give them more production from PG but it adds another dominant personality into the mix...

Starters:
1) DT
2) Lewis
3) Ralph
4) Cook
5) Wundenburg

Bench: Wrensted then??? (any injuries will have big impact)

6th) Wolves
Ettridge would have recruited heavily and replaced any losses from last year with at least similar level players. Adding Questel and Timms, then rumours of Matacz making a return are big ins. All 3 are potential starters and I could easily see 2 of them having all-star type seasons.
Then is there an import or two coming...
If the SBL version of the splash brothers (Trian & Seb) continue last year form then they could easily be top 4... (I'm actually questioning whether they should move up now...)

Starters:
1) Questel
2) Trian
3) Seb
4) Timms
5) Huntington

Tough Bench: Matacz, Easther, Maxwell?, Perret, Wellsteed

7th) Flames
Having the stability of same squad will get them some early wins. Need some consistent scoring help for Cooper, so Godfrey and Remmers will have to step up. Both had some big games but were also quiet in other games. Need both to be consistently around 20ppg

Starters:
1) Taylor
2) Godfrey
3) Bowman?
4) Remmers
5) Cooper

Bench: Is Moore still playing? After much hype in juniors time for Roberts to step up

8th) Hawks
If Cassir is fit and their new imports are decent then they will win a fair share of games. Interesting that Nix went with new/untried imports. Could be a master move or make for a long season. Another year of experience for Dixon at PG should see him step up

Starters:
1) Dixon
2) Import
3) Cassir
4) Purser
5) Import

Bench: Garlepp (may start if import plays PG), not sure on others

9th) Eagles

As stated, how many games Jervis plays equals how many games Eagles win... A bit unknown roster at this stage but Forde would have recruited and continue to use his position at Wildcats to lure other clubs juniors. (Kyle, Vague...)

Starters:
1) Tupaea
2) Dech
3) Williamson
4) Vague
5) Jervis

Bench: ?

10th) Giants (Need imports to be studs and play all season. Have a lot of players come in this season so may take some time to adjust)
11th) Lightning (Need imports to be studs, will role plays like Jackson/Dixon step up?, is Prue 100% confirmed?)
12th) Senators (If rumour of Lay returning then they will move up ladder with Lay/Ellis/Import)
13th) Suns (may surprise people if imports are quality. Seva/Horn/Import/Holmes/Import not a bad lineup)
14th) Cougars (could have been top 4 if they kept roster together and added quality imports)


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Anonymous  
Years ago

New Slammers imports look the goods so I'm excited for the season to begin

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Great summary of where each team stands.

I was told Cody Ellis will be a restricted player this season. Unless Lay is naturalised, then there's no room for another import at Stirling.

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Anon  
Years ago

Michael Lay would be classified as unrestricted so they would still be able to get an import plus Cody.
In fact, if you look at their FB site they have signed an import out of a small school.
Kyle Lindbergh from Dordt College. This is a NAIA Division 2 college, he was an All American in his senior year with approx 17ppg and 11rebs.

At 6'7" the Senators aren't looking that tall this coming season.

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Big Johnson  
Years ago

Austin Bruton back at Stirling also.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Austin is a legend, Anyone know if the Slammers have any new recruits other than their imports?

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Peter  
Years ago

Slammers are clearly the team to beat this year.

I think most fail to realise the advantage that they are going to have in 2015.

People are commenting on what teams may or may not make finals based on having none/one or two imports.
Slammers are going to be running around with 4 American born imports.
Think about that advantage.

You give any team in the competition that luxury and im pretty sure they would be very dissapointed if they are not playing in the last game of the season.

Buccs - Depends if Bennie Lewis is restricted, if so that will bring them back down to the pack a touch but still very much a force.








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Anonymous  
Years ago

Peter, are you a fan of the Slammers and do you know anything else about their team in terms of players?

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Anon  
Years ago

The Slammers situation makes for a very interesting debate.

4 x American born players (was Clive born in US?), although meeting the restricted player policy it just doesn't seem right...

There are a lot of different ways to look at this situation and largely none are really right or wrong.

Slammers are probably looking at it from a view that they want to give themselves the best possible chance at success in a semi-professional league, possibly benefit from the improvement these players can drive with local players, hopefully drive some excitement and involvement in the basketball community etc

Others around the league are looking at it as possibly the Slammers bending the rules, stalling the development of local players, giving the Slammers an unfair advantage etc...

I don't see a problem with it but I do believe in situations like this BWA should work with the Slammers and make sure there is a development plan being followed so that it isn't a short term fix.

If there is not a plan in place then it isn't sustainable solution and Slammers may drop back to the results that they were experiencing a couple of years ago (winless seasons)

The only risk that hopefully doesn't eventuate is that all the other clubs go with a Wildcats model... Source players from all over that place that have some slim claim to being unrestricted at the expense of developing young local players...

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Peter  
Years ago

No was just commenting on what ive read on here.

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Bob  
Years ago

while I don't agree with what the slammers have done, you have to realise they don't have the luxury of recruiting from other clubs, ie what Willeton have done done this year. So if your going to have a go at the slammers have a go at willeton for stunting junior development.

Ty is clearly going all out for a championship. Either way if they win it or not, they will be in trouble in the coming years. Locals won't be happy playing behind 4 imports and will stop playing. There is also a lack of juniors in the sbl squad.

Clive was born in the USA, but has an australian parent.

Also news out of bunbury is josh weir is out for a season with acl. Leaving their guard stocks incredibly thin with just Harrelson, import Hitchcock and Phillips.

Likes every team injuries and continuity will be the key to winning the championship.

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bored  
Years ago

http://www.sblonline.net/forum/

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Anon  
Years ago

Thanks Bored, looks like Bennie is still unrestricted based on the new import?

Bob, good points and I agree to most of what you have said.

Although, with the money Slammers have spent on the imports/naturalised players, they could have attracted local talent from other clubs. They proved it a couple of years ago in the WSBL program where they were able to get Zoe Harper and a couple of others players from other clubs.

The Willetton direction is interesting. Last year they lost a lot of games but appeared to be building on a largely Willetton junior platform. Would this have resulted in success in future years? it is hard to tell as they have gone in a different direction this year by recruiting 2 x players from other clubs (Kyle and Scott) to come in and be their main guys. Scott obviously a Cockburn player and Kyle now a journeyman in SBL as he is essentially with his 4th club... Willo x 2, Eagles, Lightning...

Does this approach stunt the development of players like Clarke, Reed, Cody, Nordhoek, Black etc???

Take Cockburn as well. Last year went with 1 import (if you can call him that...) and got a lot of valuable time and experience into their juniors. If you have Seva, Van Lit, Scott, Field, Vague, and Holmes. Then add 2 x quality imports and you are a championship contender.

But they all left and the Cougars will really struggle this year.

What will their approach be going forward? Develop Vinci, Kamara and Co?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Where has Gavin Field gone too?

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Anon  
Years ago

Field and Van Lit still there...
Scott, Vague, Seva, Holmes gone

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Anonymous  
Years ago

A couple of ambitious moves there.
Scott and Vaugue I can understand with the NBL links at the clubs there gone too, but the other 2 must be for more court time / Money ?

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Anon  
Years ago

guaranteed Scott is getting paid and fair enough.
Not sure if Seva and Holmes will get more opportunity with Suns as they are getting 2 x imports... Might have been better staying at Cockburn.
Not sure if Asst coach at Wildcats should be recruiting DP players that other clubs have help develop? Didn't really do Armour's NBL chances any good going to Eagles, although they won championship and he got an all-star...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

blah blah blah - its in the rules so get over it. If Bunbury want 4 Americans and be competitive so let them - they have been bad for so long its better this way. If Bennie Lewis is unrestricted and they can have 2 more imports in Geraldton then great! makes the team more popular up there. Corey Easley and Michael Lay have been here long enough that they should be unrestricted too.

Then on the flip side you can't get your nose all bent out of shape if local kids don't want to play behind the imports. If they are coming off the bench behind imports and decide they want to move to another club were they can get a chance quality minutes then thats the clubs fault for not looking after them in the first place. Loyalty only goes so far.



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aqauman  
Years ago

Although young kids have to play behind imports, i dont see that as an issue. As a young lad i always had to play behind SBL legends or imports, i invited that challenge and it made me a far better player than I was going to be. Kids now automatically look for an easy way out and don't realise that they ruin the learning curve of their Basketball.

If your playing behind an Import, don't run away, stick it out, play harder and better and make it so a coach cant just sit you down. Too many times do we complain about this and its pathetic. Play harder and improve your game. How much time do you spend after school playing???? How much time do you put in at the gym???? if your not playing everyday after school then sorry you aren't working hard enough, plain and simple. Don't give me I have too much work, school work, family trouble BLAH BLAH BLAH just suck it up and play.

As for imports and restrictions, i say the more the merrier. Whatever makes this league more interesting and more competitive, then how can you hate on that? Bennie will be non restricted as he never gained a contract for the Canadian Team. So Gero have signed another import along with Carter and Bennie. This will provide Gero with a much needed boost. Adding in DT and now Gero will have a deeper bench than ever before. Figuring out starters will be interesting.

Lakeside seem to have two good imports again but of course its so hard to comment as High light videos are so well made these days, you just never know. Bunbury are loaded with Yanks and in all honesty GOOD!!! They need to be competitive and it provides the league with some exciting basketball.

Not all teams can be like Waneroo and East Perth and just take Wildcats guys because the coaches also coach there or because they live North of the River and have ties there. Wildcats have told certain players that its a good idea to move to East Perth as they get to still train with a wildcats coach so to speak.

Good on them, thats what they want to do so be it. Cockburn have lost loads of young talent to Money and promises and you know what, so be it. Cockburn have lost so much talent in the past recent years due to financial instability and also some issues with staff there.

Perth redbacks will be tough again as usual, still have Wags and seem to have found a gem in Turner. What else is around who knows. Rocko have Land boys back which is good for stability and they get the leagues dirtiest?floppiest player and the leagues MVP back at the same time. Willo are stacked on the starting 5 side but bench wise who knows right now. Im sure with Blacky there they will play hard and dirty and he will sort out enough balls for them all. They will base a lot of scoring around Kyle and Damo and it will be a fun team to watch.
Magic will have a similar team and will rely hevily on Mullenax and Hafford for scoring along with Ben Smith.


Waneroo
Gero
Perth
Bunbury
Willo
Magic
Eagles
Rocko




Top 8 in no particular order and can throw in stirling for a possible sneak peek in the 8 who drops out i do not know.

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Anon  
Years ago

Anon 254, I don't think that there are anyone getting their nose out of joint, apart from maybe you. What I see above is discussion on the different approaches clubs have taken and some thoughts on how the restricted player policy is working.

aqauman, some great insights. I guess it all depends on your situation. Usually an import player would play 40 mins a game so if you are playing behind one you are probably lucky to get double figure minutes (if you are good enough the coach should find some minutes for you...)
A lot of times it is simply the opportunity of minutes that can see a player go from bench warmer to solid contributer... A great example is Josh Throns, he appeared to come from nowhere when he moved over to Stirling and had a couple of great seasons.

My only comment on teams having more import level players is that I hope the clubs have a long term plan. Nothing worse than seeing a club bounce from one end of the standings to the other based on how much they can spend on players from year to year...

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Anon  
Years ago

Wolves just went to championship favourites...

PG - Questel/Ironmonger
SG - Trian/Maxwell
SF - Seb/Wellsteed
PF - Huntinton/Easther
C - Kevin Davis/Timms

If the above is their confirmed roster then that would be about as strong a team as we have seen in the SBL for a long time.

Anyone know if Maxwell is playing?

Plus you add the experience of Ettridge and this is the team to beat.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Where is Wildcats DP Anthony Fisher playing?

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Anon  
Years ago

Wildcats DP should give you enough info

East Perth

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bored  
Years ago

Not quite sure how that signing fits into Wolves team. They have a pretty good front court rotation with Huntington, Timms and Matacz already. Add in another big rebounding body, hopefully Timms doesn't lose any minutes.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

It does seem to be a bit strange yes, I would have thought a solid 2/3 would be more beneficial for them

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Cockburn have signed a 6'4" combo guard Najee Lane out of Clark Atlanta (ncaa d2) on a working visa. He was conference player of the year not sure what year. Hopefully he can fill some of the void left by Scott

Returning is Sheldon McIntyre after a few year off on an extended honeymoon. Also grant Davey may be returning after overcoming some knee problems last year.
The word is a possibility of another big import on another working visa.

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Anon  
Years ago

Did hear that Timms might be having some surgery on an ankle so maybe this is the contingency plan...

Great to see Cockburn looking at some import players to help. Hopefully the guys come across and help them be competitive.

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bored  
Years ago

Mmm did hear that about Timms. Long time to be out for an ankle. Shame

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Heard 6-8 weeks for Timms. Either way, Joondalup will be tough.

Bit confused though, Timms and Questel come over from Suns, similar to Scott and Easley to Tigers. Wolves get import Davis and Tigers get import Davis.

Armor is essentially a Willetton returning player.

How come Willetton are getting roasted about not supporting Juniors when Wanneroo has just done the exact same thing, and are getting praised for it... -.-

I think everyone needs to just understand that its the SBL and ya'll can do what you want to do in order to win a chip. If you want to talk about Juniors, maybe look at WABL performances...pretty sure Willetton do alright in that league.

End. Rant.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Aqauman said "Rocko have ...and they get the leagues dirtiest?floppiest player"

I didn't know Jo Alan had left the Eagles...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

This ^ haha

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Slammers roster
P.G Nichols, Phillips, Canzirri
S.G Harrelson, Hitchcock
S.F Voelkel, Weir
P.F Worthington, Hickert, Edwards
C. Weeden, J.Smith, Keller

Should be the lineup if all fit, question mark over Weir and his knee and Edwards even playing

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Anonymous  
Years ago

1st) Wolves
These guys have always been in contention of a top 4 season, with their homegrown talent of Iliadis, Salinas, Huntington etc. Add Timms, Questel and import Davis, tough team. Note the injury of Timms though.

Starters:
1) Questel
2) Trian
3) Seb
4) Davis
5) Huntington/Timms

2nd) Bunbury
4 Americans, could quite easily go minor premiers. Just have to gel. Did hear talk about the SBL clamping down on Player coaches...not sure what the situation is..

Starters:
1) Nichols
2) Harrelson
3) Voelkel
4) Worthington
5) Weeden

3rd) Willetton
Pure offence from Scott and Armor, Cody will be fun to watch after Wildcats DP. Easely and Davis will have to grab rebounds, something that killed them last year.
I think these guys will be very fun to watch, very fast paced too...

Starters:
1) Armor
2) Scott
3) Cody
4) Easely
5) Davis

4th) Geraldton
You don't go from minor premiers to out of the top 4 with the same squad. These guys are probably one of the only teams similar to the 2014 squad which will help early. If Blankson stuck around last year they probably would of got the win in the GF but it'll be interesting to see whose their import/ if they get one..

Starters:
1) DT/Import?
2) Lewis
3) Ralph
4) Cook
5) Wundenburg

5th) Mandurah
Somehow...these guys are still kickin. Finincial trouble hasn't stopped them from acquiring Mullenax, Hafford and recruiting Jarrad Jackson from Perth. Jackson is a pure PG, watch his minutes and assist numbers take a jump. Always tough Mandurah.

Starters:
1) Jackson
2) Florance
3) Hafford
4) Smith
5) Mullenax

6th/7th/8th:

Call me stupid, but I really think Perry Lakes can make a push into the 8. Cassir always dominant as is Purser. Dixon back from DP at Townsville. 2 imports, centre looks like a bit of a dud but the guard is good. Then again we all know what Josh Smith thinks of basketball players with dreadlocks.

Perth Redbacks, depending on their imports. Okoye was an absolute beast last year, fun to watch, but they will need some depth this year. Jackson (Magic) and Nelson(College) gone as back up PG's, Wagner will have his work cut out for him.

Rockingham had a have decent season last year and they also have a seemingly unchanged squad. They'll be good early, but it looks like they're getting left behind.

9th/10th/11th/12th.

Stirling lost Wild(beast) and I think Throns to college, so they look a bit shaky. Plus their import looks average. Rumours of Lay coming back would help them a lot, plus surely hes naturalised now.

Eagles are probably around here in the field. Depends on Jervis and how well Dech/Muo play. They had a dreadful end to the season, lost confidence or something. Armor and Tupaea gone but surely Forde has some tricks up his sleeve.

Lakeside and Goldfields really depend on how their imports fair. Both powerhouses of the league in years past, but the Andy era is over at Lakeside and Goldfields isn't the dreaded roadtrip anymore.

Rock Bottom.
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Anonymous  
Years ago

Wanneroo, Willettton and Geraldton are my top 3

Think the Slammers are being overrated, not enough bench depth for me and I think they will struggle early finding the right combinations

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"These guys have always been in contention of a top 4 season, with their homegrown talent of Iliadis, Salinas, Huntington "

Well not quite, they were all grown just down the road at Stirling.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yea should read recently Joondalup faithful *

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Wolves don't have one home grown in their best six. Something wrong up there.
Very difficult for Bunbury to nurture young talent when they leave town to work or study. Lost another one to PLH this year.
Willeton imported a lot of good players in 2010, won it and then spent the next four years in the s bend.
What does J Smith think? And who is he? Will I need to get a hair cut?
Tupaea will play.
Goldfields may be the only other team without a home grown starter. You can understand it with a Kalgoorlie based club and small catchment.


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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anon, who did Bunbury lose to Perry Lakes??

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Anonymous  
Years ago

https://mobile.twitter.com/BleacherReport/status/528002412703801344

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Sorry, don't know his name - maybe Ryan ..
Hawks also have a guy who played for Goldfields last year.

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Lukosius  
Years ago

Miles Tierney is the former Giants player now at the Hawks.

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Lukosius  
Years ago

Giants...

Key Losses:
Matt Leske (retired)
Duran Blue (import)
Tommy Hannon (import)
Miles Tierney (Hawks)
Adrian Majstrovich (Tigers? NZ?)

Key Gains:
Jacob Holmen (import)
Jay Bowie (import)
Shamus Ballantyne (Buccs)
Ed Zunic (Melbourne Tigers)
Brandon Holloway (Caboolture Suns)
Daniel Forlano (Rockingham Flames)
AJ Lydiat (Wolves)

Staying:
Lordan Franich
Mike Excel
Russell Hurst
Lewis Mann
John Santia

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Giants don't look half bad with that lineup ^^^

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Blitz fixtures have just come out on the SBL website.....finally!!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Thanks for the info on J Smith. Seems to be the NBA's #1 turd.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Who will be going to the blitz?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Big season coming up

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I'm going to the blitz

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Anonymous  
Years ago

yeah im going

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Who's your team?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

How many people are normally at the Blitz?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Im going to blitz

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Going to the blitz. My team is usually Cockburn but Willetton this year

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commish  
Years ago

Lakeside

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Has Prue definitely retired?

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SP  
Years ago

Prue will play this season

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Tigers for looking solid for me

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Anonymous  
Years ago

re anon at 11:52 23 Feb 15, are you damien scott?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Lol Haha, maybe just following his boy, probably a Cavs fan as well I'm guessing???? I'm officially off to the Blitz

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Anonymous  
Years ago

re anon 16:39 23 Feb 15 ... lel

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Anonymous  
Years ago

All Wildcats DP players out of the blitz.

Scott
Timms (injured anyway)
Vague
Cody
Dech?

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Big Johnson  
Years ago

Seva Chan getting paid.... that is incredible.

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Peter  
Years ago

I very much doubt Seva would be getting paid.
Would say he went for more minutes and possible starting spot..
Which he may have had a Cougars this season anyway...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Kate Fielding back at Slammers along with two imports.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Kate back at the Slammers???? Whoa, nice, they are building a pretty nice team with also two imports

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Puts to rest the confirmation up above that she signed with Mandurah

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Can someone prove she's playing for the Slammers?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

She has relocated there for work, makes more sense than playing for Mandurah!

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Anon  
Years ago

Would be great if a couple of people going to the Blitz could give a brief recap on what they see...

It is always an interesting tournament. Coaches trying not to give to much away but still trying different things.
Players out due to other commitments or injury.

I think it would be better if the tournament went back to having a winner/finals so that there was a bit more to play for.

At the moment it is not that helpful as you never know what team you will get to face. A full SBL roster or a team of young U20/D League players...

Maybe this could be the All-Star type event that everybody would like to see. Why not have a 3pt comp with every club having to enter a player, and a dunk comp maybe with a voting system to see who competes...

I know I would have liked to see Bennie Lewis v Stan Oyoke v John Dickson in dunk comp

And Quinn McDowell v Trian in 3 pt comp...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I could think of a few better shooters than Trian to go in a 3pt contest

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Anon  
Years ago

Obviously just an example...

If you can think of a few why not name them???

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bored  
Years ago

Austin Bruton
Kyle Armour
Brad Jackson
Ben Smith
Joel Questel

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Anon  
Years ago

Yep all good shooters, hence the suggestion of a 3pt shootout.

Would be interesting to see who would perform under the pressure.

I'm sure it would be quite easy to get some prize money or donation for this.

I would probably rather watch the 3pt shoot out than the Blitz games...

Who would each team enter?
Buccs - Ralph or Lewis
Tigers - Armour or Scott
Redbacks - Ben Smith or JP
Senators - Bruton
Wolves - Trian or Seb
Giants - ?
Magic - Gerovich or Ben Smith
Cougars - Field
Lakeside - Jackson
Eagles - Williamson
Flames - Land
Slammers - Ty
Hawks - ?
Suns - Horn

Could be fun...

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DH  
Years ago

if there was prize money, a decent amount, that would make it very interesting.

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Lukosius  
Years ago

Adrian Majstrovich has just been cleared to the Southland Sharks (NZ) so that puts to rest the rumour of him suiting up with Willetton.

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Lukosius  
Years ago

Interestingly it was first mentioned on their Facebook page in early December.

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KingJames  
Years ago

What is Adrian Majstrovich like these days? I am surprised he is not in the NBL anymore.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Can still shoot the lights out and posts up/rebounds well, too old and slow for the NBL nowadays

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Anonymous  
Years ago

New Redbacks import looks like a bit of a beast. Not as beast as Okoye, but that guy was a Silverback.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

In case people were doubting Fielding to Slammers - https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/regional/south-west/a/26457999/homegrown-talents-add-to-slammers-title-push/

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Slammers have no depth, they will play a 8 man rotation or they will be exposed by better teams. Got a great starting lineup and 3 solid bench players but nothing after that.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

^^^thats more than what could be said for some NBA teams... Id love it if my team had +8 solid players

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anyone attending the blitz, please posts result/thoughts etc for those who can't make it

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Joondalup women beat Hawks by about 10. Rocko men beat Senators (?) State U/18s were close to Mandurah, not sure at the finish. Willeton men beat Hawks by 10. Suns imports are athletic. Suns getting away from Eagles who looked undermanned with only seven players. Many imports and established players not on court.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Redbacks import confirmed a beast, couple of dunks.
Tigers looked predictably good, no Cody in their lineup
Suns actually didn't look terrible

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Annoyed  
Years ago

Why would bwa bother having blitz website and not update scores?

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Greeny  
Years ago

Reply #518278
re: SBL Movers and Rumours
Why would bwa bother having blitz website and not update scores?

Was thinking exactly the same thing, may have the results up before next years Blitz.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Posted on SBL Forum.

Well done BWA, SBL. Your updated scores are terrific. If we wait another 36 hours it will be as good a the WABL scores updates. And please don't tell us it's about people working weekends. If that's a problem they should work in a bank, not a sporting organization.

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Anon  
Years ago

I think it is more about the people who are running/working at bwa...

I have no doubt they ran those crap point of emphasis meetings all weekend and probably wasted money on a website for the blitz and then can't even update scores.

It is pity as a lot of the clubs are putting big efforts into making there teams as professional as possible and the quality of players has never been better, then u have bwa who are running the league like a county bush league.

With the popularity of the Wildcats right now, bwa should be cashing in and be able to generate corporate support for league.

Did mr rick smith manage to make it to the blitz yet this year?

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Greeny  
Years ago

I thought that's why we went to computerised scoring so scores could go up quickly, no score updates on Twitter or Facebook either.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Last season the SBL was paying a local sports writer to do their web content and social media. It wasn't great, but it was something. Do they have him/anyone else in place for this season?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Was up at the Blitz and have a few thoughts (please everyone else share as well)

Willetton went 4-0 and doubled their opponents score in most games. They have so much talent and if they were going to be in trouble, it was going to be early. Clearly didn't happen.

SW Slammers also went 4-0, they have a dynamo PG Tre Nichols who is an offensive beast and a defensive minded juggernaut in a Brian Voelkel. Ty played about 5 minutes over the whole weekend and played a couple of young kids. Look dangerous without blowing anyone away.

Kalamunda were the surprise packet also going 4-0. Import is a beast and they look to have a fairly deep bench. Admittedly played a couple of weaker teams who weren't at full strength but no one predicted this from the Suns.


Teams that struggled included Geraldton who couldn't get in any sort of groove at all. Went 0-4 with their new import providing great dunks in the warmup but didn't do a lot in the games. Jesus Carter is a big boy now, enjoyed the offseason it would seem.

All in all a pretty enjoyable weekend watching the games.

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Big Johnson  
Years ago

@Peter - Seva Chan definitely getting paid. Not a rumour.

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bored  
Years ago

If you check the results you'll see willo only blew one team out. I didn't get to watch every team but Wolves looked to be the strongest.

Slammers did look tough but as always might struggle a little bit with depth.

Mandurah won every game, should be decent again. Mullenax looked a little out of shape.

Speaking of out of shape, Carter Cook looks like he ate all the money Geraldton had for a good second import.

Rockingham flying under the radar again, pretty much the same team that had them finish second and adding in c craig.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Tiger's did win quite convincingly in 3 of their games. Blitz games are about half a SBL game, so their wins of 10, 17 and 36 are really blowouts.

Wolves looked v strong, and Suns import is a gun. Very athletic.

Didnt rate the Redbacks import. Looked like a ball hog.

Really the blitz reflected a lot of people predicitons here, but Suns are definitely not cellar dwellers this season. Sorry Cockburn.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Cockburn still has an import to come in, will take the load off Field in scoring

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Looked as if Suns went with there full squad over the weekend maybe missing one or two role players.
Cockburn still has 2 imports and a couple of old boys to add might not be that bad either.
It looked in some cases that you either went full tilt I.e Willo or you went the deveopment route I.e Cougars either way its still only a pre season tournament. Each team has there own agenda.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

From what I saw, Cockburn was a lot more developmental than anything (like a lot of other teams), bit harsh to write them off this early.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Cockburn was giving their young kids a chance during the blitz. Especially against willo who were pretty much full strength, where Cockburn had no one over the age of like 22.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Willetton full strength? They were missing 2 of their starters in Scott and Cody when they versed Cockburn and still won by 40?!

Admittedly Cockburn where short handed and blitz isn't anything to go by, but missing scott, vague and chan will take its toll. Imports can only do so much, take the 2014 tigers for example. Two top 5 scorers and they were terrible.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

East Perth didn't play any of the following players in the blitz, but they have the following - Tom Jervis, Stefano Simeoli (Import), Rhys Vague, Sunday Dech and Anthony Fisher. Along with Joe Alan, Drew Williamson and Jamie Barnett who did play.

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

There have been a couple of these, but has Jarrad Prue actually retired?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Prue was playing in the Blitz, so take that as you will. Damian Matacz was also playing for Wolves.

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

Mm, righto, that sounds promising. I hear the Suns' imports (Kevin Anthony and Lien Phillip) did well during the Blitz, hopefully signs of life in Kalamunda!

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DH  
Years ago

Cockburn not getting 2 imports

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Anonymous  
Years ago

DH, Why do you say no imports for Cockburn ?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Carter Cook....more like Carter Cook'ed it.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

And then ate it

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I think you will find Cockburn will have imports this season. Well at least one.
http://basketball.australiabasket.com/team/Australia/Cockburn_Cougars/2042

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Look out for a breakout year from Kerrod Horn at Eastern Suns. He's been putting in some serious work in a few domestic competitions...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The kid can shoot the three ball and rebounds solidly. Hopefully he'll get some solid minutes with Kuhn gone.

I reckon Suns will make top 8. Surprise of the league

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Nah no chance to make the 8

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Hows mandurah looking?? Doesn't look like they have much depth? Saw they picked up that kiwi import who was at the giants last year but had no game to speak of!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I heard Matt Allen has put in some serious off-season work and will be looking for a break-out season this year!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Do I hear a move to cockburn on the cards?

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Vella 5  
Years ago

^^who?

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

"Saw they picked up that kiwi import who was at the giants last year" - what?? are you talking about Adrian Majstrovich? if so, 1. he's not an import, he's basically an Aussie who lived most his life in WA; and 2. he signed with the Southland Sharks ages ago. Besides, Kiwis are not imports in the SBL anyway

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Kiwi is Travis McIlroy. Mandurah will be solid but once again you go past 7 deep and get nothing

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DH  
Years ago

Magic Bench Jackson 2Dellas That's not bad

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Vella 5  
Years ago

^^ they're paying Jackson, why would he start on the bench...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Good to see cockburn and suns getting imports
For the leagues sake lets hope there competitive
Magic, same team as last year add jackson
Starters
Jackson
Florence
Hafferd
Mullenex
Smith
Bench. Dellas and gerovich
Not many teams go past 8 deep

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Teams that can challenge for title
Gero
Flames
Wolves
Magic
Willo
East Perth

Finals hopefuls
Perth
Hawks
Slammers
Lightning

Cellar dwellers
Suns
Stirling
Cockburn
Kalgoolie

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DH  
Years ago

What are lightning imports like Great to see Suns and Cougars with imports Sheldon is worth respect Will be a asset to Cockburn Hope they get 2 imports

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Anonymous  
Years ago

After watching the blitz last weekend these are my impressions of where each team could end up at the end of this season:
Top 4
Wolves
Willeton
Slammers
Flames

Fighting for top 8 position

East Perth
Redbacks
Hawks
Buccs
Magic
Suns

Teams predicted not to be in top 8
Lightning
Stirling
Cockburn
Giants

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Lakeside imports aren't as good as what they had last season unfortunately. Source says one of last years import wasn't happy with the extra 'community' commitments that the Lightning look for. Guess they settled for a pair who were..

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Did anybody see the Perry Lakes Hawks women's import in action? She wasn't suited up at the Blitz when I went but she looked more buff than a few of the men's players!!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Saw Donlagic Jr go down last night with an ankle, it seemed serious and went off in a wheelchair.

Not sure if he gets many minutes at East Perth.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I don't think he has played significant minutes yet. Might have got some time this year though, shame.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Perry Lakes PG Ben Dixon out with broken ankle. In a boot.

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

Yerp, Dixon out 4 weeks. Rob Cassir also out until mid-season with a knee injury

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Anonymous  
Years ago

SBL has officially kicked (tipped) off..... Finally

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Feathered Fighter  
Years ago

Hawks were pathetic against the Eagles tonight, down 30+ when it mattered and down 0 - 15 after 3 minutes. Coaches and players seemed overwhelmed. Will finish bottom 2 or 3 if they don't make some serious adjustments.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Was at Suns vs Magic. Decent game considering it was their first! Magic had lots of turnovers 30+ I think but came out on top in OT, their bigs came up ...big. Game shouldn't of gone to OT, Jackson missed crucial fts

Horn was started really well but rolled his ankle early, and only came back in the second half. Chan had a blinder, double double and 5 steals. Suns imports played ATROCIOUS...I think at one point they were a combine 8/30...something like that. I don't know what their bigger one (Anthony I think) was thinking playing like a 2 guard at 6-7....he played 50+ mins, the other subbed off with a cramp.

Mullenax, Hafford and Smith just too experience and strong. Neither team looked flashy but again, it was only the first game.

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AnkleBreaker  
Years ago

Suns v Mandurah

Exciting start to the season with an overtime win to the Magic 106 over an improved Suns team 98.

Some good play by both teams, and some scrappy horrible play mixed in between.

Magic appeared to struggle against the defence of the Suns early, with what must easily be a double figure in turnovers for the first quarter.

Seva Chan had a great game, strong defensively with a handful of steals, and smart play with the ball in the point.

Ben Smith started and finished the game well, great play under the basket, the Suns never really had an answer for him all night. I believe Jaarod Holmes had a cracking block against Ben, but that was a rare defensive stop.

Taylor Mullenax, who looks like he is carrying a little extra ballast early in the season, took a while to get going, but when he did he proved to smart to strong for the Suns.

Magic import Jackson struggled early, missed some crucial free throws, but had some good speed and some crisp passes throughout the game.

Suns imports a fit and athletic, but had a challenging first round game. Kevin Anthony while showing some good speed, had a lot of trouble finishing on the drive. He looked nervous so hopefully will gain some composure in future games.

Lien Phillip at 208cm positioned himself at the top of the key far too much, often firing off poor jump shots. Suns will need to find away to get him working closer to the hoop to take advantage of his size and length.

Holmes, I though played a pretty solid game and will be strong contributor for the Suns this year.

Rhett Della killed it from the free throw line, Geordie Murray knocked down 4 3's coming cold of the bench. Was surprised he was not utilised more in the OT.

Mandurah with Mullenax, and Smith are going to cause headaches to teams all season.

Suns need to get their imports firing and if they can, they will be quite a challenge for most teams this season.

Good to have the SBL back!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

^ I stand corrected, Philip is the bigger one and boy do I agree. Played out at the top of the key, when it was the tallest guy on the court. Drained one deep three but that was about it.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Sunday Dech was freakish last night! 33 points with 21 at the half. Eagles looked tired in the 4th so not sure how they'll go tonight against the Flames.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Slammers Buccs will be a beauty tonight, am going to the game and can't wait, predicting Buccs by 6 with Bennie Lewis scoring 15 in the last quarter

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Ben Smith with 32 points and 20 rebounds last night, impressive

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Tigers versed the 2014 Tigers tonight. Every possession went to the Giants imports, who were very good, no doubt, but it was reminiscent of Dickson and McDowell from last season.

Tigers simply had too many scoring avenues, scott and armor pushed the pace and everyone else just got open.

Giants are going to struggle with depth...imports are legit though and seem like nice guys too...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Slammers with a 6 point win over the Buccs (Got the Margin) High quality game with a huge 3rd quarter for the Slammers the difference in the game.

Big time game from two of the leagues top contenders

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

classic Prue-like game: 8 points and 26 rebounds... off the bench!!

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Peter  
Years ago

Fade away Ray Turner 30pts/30rbds.
Wonder when was last time this happened in the SBL?

Who can shed some light on this game??

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Wow, so it was 30 rebounds! When he was given the game MVP I thought I misheard when they said 30 and that it must have been 13.

Stirling got an early jump and never looked back. Redbacks perimeter shooting let them down all night. Turner is crazy athletic and can dominate games, but I think Stirling's lack of bigs (who like to be in the paint) probably helped inflate his rebound count. That said, the dunks he threw down were worth the price of admission alone.

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

Anyone know how tall Kerrod Horn is? He doesn't seem to have a listed height anywhere...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

6'1 I would say

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I wish the SBL would improve the media coverage. Last game was Sunday, there isn't any analysis or media reports or anything aside from the 'nght recap' which is really just a regurgitation of stats. No radio show or anything like that yet. Back in 2009/2010 there was constant articles and previews that were actually good to read!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The mind boggles that BWA doesn't hire their own in-house media person. Between the SBL and the Waves, there is a year round job there. Paying a blow in to come and put together half arsed recaps based on boxscores (has anyone seen him at a game?) is next to worthless. Put the resources together to get someone to run the media, social media etc. There is a lot of room for improvement for both the Waves and SBL websites.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Credit though, the pre season write ups were good. Having guest contributors was key as they could say what the truly thought rather than having to remain neutral like every article they post.

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DH  
Years ago

Perhaps Random could do the write ups

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3chnz  
Years ago

Can anyone shed any light on why there's a redbacks write up but no other club. I know that there's the complete wrap for the weekend which is as discussed^ a regurgitation of stats, but why the individual club report on redbacks??

Is it something to do with how much of a fail Curtin was and trying to boost numbers? Seems a bit dodge.

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Anon  
Years ago

You will find that Redbacks submit this write up and have done in previous years.

How can the move to Curtin be a failure?
Great facility, easier to get to, more secure car park...

If you are judging by crowd numbers, then a lot of other metro teams home games could also be called a failure right...

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Feathered Fighter  
Years ago

Can't wait to see the Curtin facility. Do the Reddies have access to the gym etc.? How many people were at the game?

Hawks Eagles had a decent crowd, but more about Joes 400th I think.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Eagles had just under 500 for their game against Rockingham. They got a full time employee now pushing it in the schools and doing clinics to get more numbers up

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I was at Curtin on Saturday and don't think it was a fail by any stretch. They had just over 550 in attendance, which is a strong crowd at SBL level, IMO.

The facility at Curtin is new and comfortable, there is ample parking and there was a range of food options - what more could you want?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The SBL always publishes news stories supplied by the clubs, the problem is that not many clubs bother to provide content. The Redbacks have always provided game summaries for the website and good on them for doing so - extra coverage for them.

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3chnz  
Years ago

I'm not disputing the curtin move, it's a great facility, probably second to WABS. Comfy seats and lots of them.

There was hardly anyone there given how much advertising and exposure they put into it. There were signs all around the uni, on main roads. LED signs. It was promoted inside the UNI too.

Redbacks had the second lowest attendance number last year at 204 average. I'm just saying that it's a bit of a fail that they probably pulled that number again even though they promoted it so much, it was a season opener AND both men's and women's played. The sbl posted to their fb about Ray turner individually after the blitz and now again about redbacks individually.

If redbacks want to do there own write ups that's fine, put it on their site, but isnt the SBL meant to be neutral?

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3chnz  
Years ago

WABC*^^

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3chnz  
Years ago

And no, there was not 550 people at Curtin. Sorry.

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koberulz  
Years ago

The facility at Curtin is new and comfortable, there is ample parking and there was a range of food options - what more could you want?
Clocks that work properly?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Sure, there was a teething issue with the clock but it was one game. Unless it becomes a "Luke to the score bench" situation each game then let's not be too quick to label it a fail.

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maxymoo  
Years ago

Am I the only one that can't register with the SBL forum - just says invalid e-mail?

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3chnz  
Years ago

Okay I retract my comment about it being a fail. Nice venue, making effort etc. that is definitely good work.

My main point is the SBL site. BWA is obviously made of people who have worked up from the associations, I know there is a strong Joondalup presence and then some Redbacks, and obvs Perry Lakes.

I've just noticed not a great neutral stance in a few posts....

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x  
Years ago

Christian Shelter lakeside women's import, ACL done for season

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Anonymous  
Years ago

3chnz I completely disagree with you about the SBL website. As the article clearly was written about the redbacks team BY the redbacks club of course it would be bias. If we only have nuetral articles on the SBL website it will be very boring to read e.g. stating stats and ladder position thats about it.

We need more club driven media to be posted on the site. If you go back through the news archive on the SBL site you will see some of the articles back in 2010 that were well written analysis of the games (similar to randoms write ups on the forum).

Not to mention the other stuff they could be doing, radio, video highlights game promotion etc

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Shame about Shelter ACL. 2nd week in and to a team already looking to develop younger players.

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Peter  
Years ago

Exactly well done to those who promote there own club and spend the time to write an article.
Im sure the SBL would love every club to submit a article each week.

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Anon  
Years ago

It is a shame about Shelter doing her ACL. Does anyone know if Franich has done his ACL as well?

3chnz, you have missed the mark on both the Curtin post and the BWA website.

I'm sure Redbacks would have hoped for a sellout and definitely put in ample effort for this to happen. But having SBL there is a new thing and will take some time to grow. If they can win some games and their import keeps putting up those numbers then I'm sure crowd numbers will increase. Keeping in mind that WABL will start in a month or so and this will increase numbers.

With BWA, they are actually being neutral by posting articles submitted by clubs. It just happens Redbacks are one of the only clubs to get this done.
I'm definitely not a fan of how BWA operate but I don't think there is a problem of them being neutral. More likely that they don't have experienced people in key roles, and a CEO that is like a ghost...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Most teams do have an article in the local community website after each weekend. How hard is it to send a link through to the SBL

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Firstly I was at Curtin and there was definitely not 550 people there. Why do Redbacks people constantly have to fudge their crowd figures? They did it all last season and obviously have the same people 'counting' again this year... It was more closer to the 300 mark but definitely nowhere near that horrendous quote! I agree its a new facility and there are going to be issues, but even Mr Magoo could look at the pics off the SBL Photo Gallery page and see that those numbers are grossly overstated! Maybe the SBL need to start threatening fines for clubs who are continuously falsify crowd numbers to make them look good when overall stats are released to all clubs at seasons end!!

In regards to the previews, why can't each club get out an article each week. Email BWA and I know adam will put it on the website! Don't get narky at the likes of Redbacks who take the time to promote their club!! If more clubs actually were proactive in getting their 'brand' out there more, we wouldn't look like such a second rate league half the time when it came to Social Media. ABA have a youtube channel for crying out loud, maybe we need to look at getting some journalism students at one of the Major Uni's over here (Curtin if we have the link there already!) and get them to do a weekly show on?!

As a state we need to start being proactive rather than reactive, otherwise it will be a case of same old, same old and the standard complaints year in, year out until something IS done by ALL clubs to make the League a better package!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

the sbl website isn't even up to date. players that had double headers over the weekend's stats aren't up to date. averages and all that.

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anon  
Years ago

So round 2 is already in the books and we are starting to see the better teams establish themselves, with a couple of surprises.

My 'power' rankings after 2 rounds:

1 - Buccs
A massive weekend with big wins over Hawks and Redbacks. New import looks the good and they will only get better with Cook getting in better shape. If new import and DT accept coming off bench all year then they will be tough.

2 - Wolves
Did enough to beat Suns without playing that well. Have a great roster and have been getting good minutes into young guys. Damo will improve with more games in his comeback which will make these guys even better.

3 - Slammers
May have the best balanced team in league. If Ty stays healthy they are contenders. Just need one of Hitchcock, Wortho, or Hickert to have a solid year and they are right there with top teams.

4 - Magic
Will keep getting better as JJ learns to control team. Best big guy combo in league, just need Hafford to consistently get 15 and 6 then they will be close to top teams.

5 - Flames
Quiet achievers. Corey Craig seems to have made a decent comeback. If he and Godfrey can be consistent scorers then they might move up a couple of spots. A lot of scoring pressure on Cooper and Remmers at the moment.

6 - Redbacks
Is JP playing? They are struggling a bit with all the new faces and all playing together. Not a good sign when your imports go for 48 and 24 and you just scrape out a win against Lakeside. Surprisingly they are struggling to score. Will get it going though and move up ladder.

7 - Tigers
Have 2 big wins against weaker teams but were beaten soundly by Wolves. As much noise as there was about Armour and Scott, their imports let them down a bit. Tigers will rely on Cody to have big games and will likely win when he plays well. Not very deep so may struggle mid year when injuries start to happen.

8 - Eagles
Same old, same old. Probably getting enough wins while Jervis is resting to hang around.
Have been very competitive and look to just run out of steam or get in foul trouble. When Jervis returns they will be a lot better but may be 1 player off being a championship contender.

9 - Suns
Surprise package so far. Imports have helped but Seva Chan is the biggest difference. This kid has shown that he can play and might be early contender for Most Improved. Need Holmes and Horn to put up bigger numbers to crack top 8

10 - Lakeside
Swing looks to be a top tier import but other guy may not be the player they needed. He probably can play but as an undersized big on a small team he will struggle.
Hopefully Dixon and Jackson can make the transition between role players that had some good games to consistent veterans that have mostly good games. How long to Prue returns to 48 mins

11 - Cougars
Another surprise. Adding import helped them along with Sheldon and Grant. These two are just smart, hard nosed players. Young ginger from Lakeside has shown to be a good pickup (and bad loss for Lakside)

12 - Senators
Will improve if Throns returns from college but just don't have enough talent right now. Teams can now focus on Ellis and import. Last season you had 2 imports, Ellis, and Throns to cover...

13 - Hawks
First team to hit panic mode. It is early and the he probably needs a couple more games to adjust but the big import doesn't look the goods. Scoring big numbers is one thing, but at close on 7 feet you need to be getting more than a handful of boards.

14 - Giants
Unfortunately looks like it is going to be a long year. Really bad for them and Lordan if it is an ACL injury. He needed to be their 3rd best player for them to compete.
Shamus not the player he was when he was last there and none of the new guys look to be big contributors.
They probably won't move up ladder until they can get a Shamus/Hezza combo to go with 2 imports and a shooter like Hulme.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Slammers looking good early on but I still doubt their depth and ability to grind out wins on the road, should be a top 6 team still after an impressive start

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Red 74  
Years ago

Small import for Hawks doesn't seem to be gelling with his team either.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

JP will play once he recovered from offseason surgery (I think it was to clean up his ankle).

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Ndftd  
Years ago

I wouldn't put Willetton 7th man. Saying they aren't deep when Easley and Noordhoek come off the bench... Cmon now

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Was at East Perth vs Willetton and they moved the ball very well (tigers), in the full and half court. Too many open looks.They'll be top 5 at least, don't see them beating Geraldton or Slammers on size..

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anon  
Years ago

Ndftd, why don't you give us your rankings then.
I'm just going on games so far, I will be wrong as different teams play better and also drop off pace.
Easley and Nordhoek do give some depth off bench you are right.

Jervis would have made a huge difference to Eagles game, if he was playing from the start of season I think they would be top 4 right now.

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Feathered Fighter  
Years ago

It will take a few weeks for the teams in contention to sort themselves out and play their best basketball. There's a big difference in having your import(s) here for two weeks or four weeks. A big worry is Perry Lakes who look like they may not win a game.

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baller  
Years ago

Any chance we can get this much activity on the the actual SBL forum. Or getting a new topic made up, instead of having to scroll down on this old thread everytime?

Some things I have noticed in first couple of weeks.

- Perth taking a while to adjust which probably not expected. Prior looked really unfit in pre season blitz so will take a while for him to get back to peak fitness. I still they they will contend for championship, just need to make the 8.

- Cockburn look like a top 8 challenger. Everyone seems to have forgotten how good field is. Without Scott and Chan, the teams seems to havee a better understanding of where their looks are going to come from. Could have been 3-0 if they had their second import in round 1.

- East Perth will struggle to get enough wins on the baord before Jervis comes back. Did see Balcombe back which will help.

- Hawks and Giants to challenge for spoon.

- I think you have your top 6 challengers- in flames, wolves, gero, slammers, willo, perth.

- Mandurah probably the 7th best.

- The 8th team to come from East Perth, Cockburn, Lakeside and Stirling (depending on how long throns is here, and whether illiadis comes back).

- Suns to for 12th as they have very little depth.

- Like the NBA, I think what ever team stays healthy wins the championship.

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lel  
Years ago

1. Slammers-
Putting these guys #1 simply based on them beating Gero, who could also be top of the ladder. Really this could be Joondalup, Buccs or Slammers who all seem on par with depth, size and skill. Joondalup could be a bit 'smaller' in terms of weight compared to Slammers and Cart-I mean Buccs...

2. Buccs (as above)
3. Wolves (as above)

4. Flames - good team and largely unchanged. Will fly under the radar and will continue to pick off the mid-weaker teams. I think there'll be a gap between 3rd and the rest though.

5. Tigers - have it all except a big who can muscle his way around like Mullenax, Turner, Cook and the Slammers big do. I think they have enough speed, 3pt shooting and backcourt skill to finish high, but will get pushed around by the above players.

6. Magic - Opposite of the Tigers, have the inside presence but Jackson is there only real confident guard (albeit a good one). I think they'll struggle as the season goes on with an older playing group.

7. Redbacks - having 2 imports(who are dominant) can only get you so far. With little to no support against Lakeside, they grinded out a win but I don't think they'll keep it up for the rest of the season, especially back to backs as seen against Gero..

8. Lakeside - 1 good import, 1 average. Not deep and really will be competing with Suns and maybe Cockburn at this spot. All three teams rely on their imports.

9. Suns (see above)
10. Cockburn (see above) both revelations and I agree with the statement made earlier, Seva is putting in some work. Along with Holmes getting a decent share of the ball, and if Horn starts knocking down 3's, they'll push Lakeside out of the top 8. Actually thinking they should be in there now...

11. East Perth. Even when Jervis returns, I think the damage will be done early.

12. Stirling, Dud import. Ellis has too much work to do in that team.

13. Perry Lakes, VERY dud import, Hobbs seems okay though. I can't see how a 7'ft centre grabs 5-6 rebs a game.
14. Giants. :(

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

Hawks: Purser and Garlepp working hard, but too many passengers and injuries (Cassir and Dixon). Also, while Hobbs is good, he hasn't gelled well and looks to be playing for individual stats i.e. never hesitates to shoot and his assists are not high. Regarding Conrad, yeah bit of a dud, but I give him a couple more games (he looked alright on Friday with 13pts and 9reb against Cougars) - he has been released mid-season by both his previous teams in Holland and Canada, so third team in a row to release him??

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Anon  
Years ago

On Conrad, didn't realise he had been released by two teams previously.

Really makes you question what the coaches at Hawks are thinking.

To pick a guy released by two teams and a 7 footer (which is always a risk in SBL which is not a league suited to big centres...) Maybe they are the ones that need releasing?

They should have gotten a couple of guys like Cecil.

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

They looked at bringing back Cecil but his Spanish team's season is still going and they didn't want to wait for him. They weren't great last season, but Cecil was reliable despite being injury prone.

Nixy is a good coach, just doesn't have much to work with at the moment, besides he's a cripple himself having had an operation on right knee prior to the season.

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baller  
Years ago

ryan smith is a find for the hawks. The guy can play. had 29 on Friday night against the hawks.
he is a former slammer junior

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baller  
Years ago

against the cougars should i say

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Anon  
Years ago

where was Smith against the Buccs? Hopefully not injured.

Even if Cecil was not available there are plenty like him or even better.

Why in the world would you go for a guy who has been released mid season, not once but twice.

Conrad had a less than impressive college career at a small NCCA D2 school. He averaged around 6 pts and 5 rbds.

In comparison, Thomas from Lakeside was an All American in the NAIA D1. This is the top 30 odd players in that division in the US. (and Thomas looks to be struggling as well)

When you compare the guys Redbacks got from big D1 schools then Conrad is always going to struggle.

I feel for the guy as he has been put into a situation he is not ready for and will likely have a tough year...

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Peter  
Years ago

He really does look to be struggling,

Over the 3 games so far, only 8 shot attempts per game. Surely you want him taking 20 shots minimum.

9pts/7rbds and 1.6 blocks in 34mins not a great return.

Generally speaking at 7ft tall and 26yrs of age if you are looking to come to SBL to ply your trade there must be a reason!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Reality is not every club has the money to throw at top grade Div 1 Talent and not knowing PL's situation then im gussing he is a Working Visa guy and if you could get a 7 foot WV guy its worth rolling the dice.

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Anon  
Years ago

Fair call on WV 7 foot comment.

Most guys coming out of college can be picked up for the minimum (immigration requirement approx $500/week etc) as the European teams don't often go for a rookie unless they have had a great college career. In which case they aren't coming to the SBL anyway.

I know Redbacks aren't rolling in cash so can't see either of their guys getting much more than the minimum.

Anyways I hope he proves us all wrong and has a dominant season, the Hawks surely need it...

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Peter  
Years ago

Exactly, you want everyone who comes over to have great seasons as only strengthens the league.

Anon great power ranking by the way.




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Feathered Fighter  
Years ago

"Nixy is a good coach, just doesn't have much to work with at the moment, besides he's a cripple himself having had an operation on right knee prior to the season."

Where has he coached/played before going to Hawks?

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

Nix's first season as head coach was in 2013. He took over mid-season after Shawn Dennis' left for Townsville and led the team to a second place finish with an 18-8 record. Both times the Crocs played the Wildcats at Perth Arena in 2014-15, Nix was on the bench alongside Dennis.

Regarding Ryan Smith, he was at a mate's wedding on Saturday night, so no worries there. He is definitely a good pick up.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

hahaha Redbacks aren't rolling in it??!?!?! give me a break! that must of come from the redbacks camp... coaching staff maybe

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Anonymous  
Years ago

considering the redbacks are the only the SBL team with a courtside box at the wildcats game makes your point invalid.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Whats wrong with hawks dixon?

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Feathered Fighter  
Years ago

He was wearing a moon boot two weeks ago.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Rolled his ankle and the ligament pulled out some bone...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Why are the stats on the SBL website not refreshed? The results and box scores from this weekend are in yet the over all stats are a week old.

Who are contenders for player of the week this week? Not as many crazy numbers this time around other than Browns 48 point effort

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Dunno but it's really annoying. Players have played up to 3-4 games but the stats only show 1-2 games in the averages. Very unprofessional. Where is the radio show?

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Anon  
Years ago

It would be good if BWA could manage stakeholder expectations and put out a comms on when these updates can be expected etc.

It is almost pointless having these stats on a website if it is not updated close to real time. After a couple of weeks people will not even go back there to look.

As a comparison, the VJBL (Vic Juniors) games on a Friday night are all done on a paper scoresheet as some of the venues don't have electronic systems.

All of these game results are often updated by Saturday afternoon, but definitely done by Sunday.

The VJBL doesn't do leading scorers etc but there is in excess of 800 games that they get scores uploaded.

SBL is putting stats etc but from my knowledge all of these are entered electronically and should be available as soon as someone verifies then authorises.

If this assumption is wrong then it would be good for BWA to advise otherwise we are all checking for updated stats on a Monday morning.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

From what I saw a whole quarter was missed from Cougars v Stirling Womens game on Sat night so the score that we see isnt right. there is no 1st quarter score. Still stadiums cant provide working equipment eg printers etc so stats can be printed and no reliable internet connection so live stats can go up

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Feathered Fighter  
Years ago

I looked at the SBL stats yesterday, specifically the turnovers, and saw the leaders averaged 4.5 per game. A look down the list of all who committed a turnover revealed there were two players averaging six per game. These guys were not even listed in the stat leaders page. The SBL provide a disgraceful service to those who support basketball in WA.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Mathiang Muo has just signed with the Giants. Not sure how this benefits them but hey each to their own

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

Muo returning to the SBL with the Giants: https://www.facebook.com/GoldfieldsGiants/posts/715922828520316

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meggsie  
Years ago

this makes the goldfields giants a very legitimate chance of playoffs, this and the fact that franich will play again at some stage again this season.exciting starting 5 with shamus throwing dimes .if they finish 5-8 in the playoffs which I expect they will it would be a tough match up playing them at home in game 1.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

They need to get into the playoffs first and really, they haven't even versed gero, slammers or Joondalup yet... It's gonna be very tough for them even being week 2. That's why it's so important to get early wins on the board, for example vs East perth

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Feathered Fighter  
Years ago

I reckon Mathiang Muo will give the Giants a really good balance. He can play inside and out and will defend. With Exell back as a shot blocker they will be much better than they were over last two weekends.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

An observation I have made:
There are obviously plenty of SBL fans who have something to say, as seen in this thread, which has changed topics multiple times and is updated daily. Yet over at the good old SBL forum it is lucky to have a new post once every week.

I believe the difference is the fact you can post here anonymously without making an account. Any web/tech savvy people out there know if we can set up a forum much like the other one dedicated to WA basketball that you don't need accounts for and can post quickly and anonymously? I'm sure accounts will still be created if it is a dedicated place for all things SBL.

That way we can have random's p/reviews as well as all these opinions in one spot with organised threads. Just imagine how the 'BWA's media team (or lack there of) is a joke" thread will go off!

I've enjoyed this thread thoroughly but it may be time to expand and move forward! Just one of the ways we as fans can make SBL more enjoyable.
My 2 cents.

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lel  
Years ago

^^ bump

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Anon  
Years ago

Agree with 429.
It is much easier to read and reply on this forum.

The other thing is that you can check out the threads from other leagues around Australia (although the SA threads with bickering between club supporters is getting a bit old...)

Obviously BWA would be aware of the comments/complaints on these forums. You would think they would take it on board and action.

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Anon  
Years ago

BTW, the individual stats on sbl.asn are still not updated.

The coaches that us stats in their scouting reports must be loving this...

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

The stats are there, it's just the averages aren't working/up-to-date. You can see the player's three/four games so far, it's just if you want the player's average, you'll have to calculate it yourself. FoxSportsPulse must be the problem, I doubt it's the SBL.

For example, the NBL Grand Final Game 1 and 2 stats are not up for the Cairns Taipans and the Breakers players. So if you look at Torrey Craig's profile, you'll see 30 games when it should be 32 - not sure if it's the NBL's fault or the system. So it could be the same with the SBL, it could be purely FoxSportsPulse's stuff up.

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Anon  
Years ago

DaHuzyBru not sure I follow you. Are you suggesting that if you go into the box score of each game then you can get the 3 or 4 game stats for a player? (adding each game together...)

I think everyone is referring to season stats where it collates each players totals and gives averages. This area only has 1 or 2 games.

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lel  
Years ago

Don't know if the recent resignation of Rick Smith has much to do with the disarray at BWA...

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Anon  
Years ago

Wow that is big news...

Although he is the CEO I'm not sure it would have much to do with the disarray. BWA has been the same since he was there.

No disrespect to the people in the BWA office but it is difficult to have people in senior positions (Cxx or Management of Comps) if they have limited or no commercial experience.

I doubt there are many BWA employees that have held similar roles to what are being asked of them in a commercial, competitive business.

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Lukosius  
Years ago

A few things...

SBL FORUM
As one of the administrators of the SBL Forum, I would love to see this sort of conversation happening over there. But as someone has correctly said, you need to be a registered user to post.

There are two reasons why the SBL Forum will remain a registration-based forum for the time being:
1) The spamming we get is unbelievable. We get approximately 250 bogus accounts sign up every day. These are spamming accounts that, if activated, would lead to 99% of posts being spam.
2) In the early days of the SBL Forum, we received a couple of letters from lawyers in regards to defamatory comments made by anonymous users. With peoples livelihoods on the line, we disabled anonymous posting. And to be honest, my personal opinion is if you want to comment on something but have the luxury of hiding behind an anonymous name to protect yourself, then you are weak as piss. If that leads to the SBL Forum dying out, then so be it.

SBL WEBSITE STATS
Yes there are problems with accumulated stats on the SBL website at the moment. However it is a Sporting Pulse issue which the SBL are trying to get to the bottom of.

And if anyone is wondering, no I do not work for the SBL. However instead of sitting back and criticizing them when something like this happens (without knowing the actual facts), I usually send off a simple email asking a question, which is generally followed by a satisfactory answer.

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Lukosius  
Years ago

Further to my above post, you will all be happy to know that as of 5 minutes ago, the stats problem on the SBL website has been fixed.

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

^well, there you go!

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Greeny  
Years ago

"And to be honest, my personal opinion is if you want to comment on something but have the luxury of hiding behind an anonymous name to protect yourself, then you are weak as piss."

Sorry to be rude, but is your real name Lukosius, and is Random his real name.
I do love the reviews Random does and your input and knowledge is great

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maxymoo  
Years ago

@ Lukosius - I can't register on the SBL forum as it is saying my e-mail is invalid.

There is no contact or help e-mail addy on the forum that you can access unless you're registered.

Bit of a problem

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lel  
Years ago

a marked decrease in Anon posts on here... hehe

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Corey Easley will be no longer be classed as an import mid way through the season. If tigers have any money left, they could choose to get another import...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Lukosius, not sure if calling your target audience "weak as piss" is the greatest marketing concept ever seen...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Willetton will get another import and have 8 amazing players plus their young shooters off the bench, far out...

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lel  
Years ago

I can't count the 8 'amazing' players but they will be v strong.

Atm Easley comes off the bench. Add another 3/4 and you've got:

Armour
Scott
Cody
IMPORT
Davis

Clarke
Easley
Noordhoek
Burston
... Dam son, bench unit looks alright?!

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Peter  
Years ago

So how does that work, the Aussie citizenship?
Is a date already locked in and they waiting it out.

If this is the case then makes sense why they signed him in the first place.

Gives them options...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Adrian Majstrovich confirmed to be willetton's mid year signing. I saw him down at their training the other day preparing already

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Peter  
Years ago

haha.
AJ isnt restricted so he could play tomorrow if he wanted to!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Oh great here we go with the Majstrovich talk again...

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lel  
Years ago

Dammit the guy is in NEW ZEALAND! He ain't coming...
I think Easley has committed to Tigers for 2016

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Lukosius  
Years ago

Greeny, I have used this username for many years however I do not hide behind it. Most people in SBL circles know who I am, as is also the case with [email protected]

And for the 'Anonymous' who stated...

"Lukosius, not sure if calling your target audience "weak as piss" is the greatest marketing concept ever seen..."....

well you proved my point lol.

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lel  
Years ago

This is straight off Jason Conrad's recruiting page:

"He is not very aggressive offensively (only averaging 6.2 ppg his senior year) and needs to be more aggressive on the boards as well. With his mix of touch, size and athleticism, he has the potential to plan in the D-League and potentially impress enough to make an NBA roster, but he needs to play with a higher motor, get stronger (add muscle) and assert himself on both ends of the floor if he wants to realize his full potential."

Big gamble by the Hawks getting this guy in...

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

What's with the Majstrovich rumors again? Training with Willetton? He played in the NZNBL Blitz last weekend, are you sure that was him? He is set to debut with the Southland Sharks on April 1... http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/basketball/67463729/southland-sharks-raring-to-go-for-start-of-new-nz-nbl-season

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lel  
Years ago

many trolls on here DaHuzy...

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Peter  
Years ago

haha relax, Im sure he was joking!

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Lukosius  
Years ago

Good 7-footers are a rare commodity these days. Generally any of the good ones won't appear in a league like ours.

And the ones that do usually aren't great, i.e. Conrad.

With so matter athletic and versatile 4/5 men in the SBL these days, getting in a 7-footer is a big risk.

The SBL isn't really a 7-footers league, compared to say, Europe. 48-min games along with upbeat game play makes it tough for players like that.

I think this was a recruiting error by the Hawks.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

@lukosius - what about the can't register question...who can you contact or is it just tough titties?

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Lukosius  
Years ago

Send an email to [email protected] quoting your username.

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

Trolls, trolls everywhere...

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Greeny  
Years ago


Does anyone know if there is any truth to the rumour that the Wildcats have bought the West Coast Waves with an ex wildcats assistant as coach?
Good news if true

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The Cats have shown 0 interest in the Waves, where has this come from?!

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Greeny  
Years ago

Heard the rumour from the place where all good rumours come from, the pub.
Source was pretty confident it was true.

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imwithstupid  
Years ago

You guys are all really stupid to think any rumours on here are true.

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maxymoo  
Years ago

AJ told me it was true

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Going to assume the SBL has cancelled the radio show. Pretty disappointing.

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lel  
Years ago

Wildcats taking over Waves is going ahead.

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Greeny  
Years ago

Yep, and some people think rumours on here are stupid and untrue.
It will be a great move for the Waves and gives BWA time to concentrate on promoting SBL, WABL and game development.

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Feathered Fighter  
Years ago

So who's the (rumored) new coach?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

If it's true, good luck to the Waves. It's been a long time sine they've been competitive in the league.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

If its the same ex Wildcats assistant that i think you are talking about, he has already stated previously that he is not interested in the job.

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Greeny  
Years ago

We might be both thinking of the same ex assistant, I didn't think he was interested in doing it either. If it is the same I thought he was off sitting by the side of a lake!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

So when can we expect the big announcement?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Considering wildcats might not have a league to play in then yes a great move. NBL is an absolute joke now and has been for years and years. How many times can teams leave and come back and the league threaten to have to shut down before they get off their asses and fix it and get it back to glory days.

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Peter  
Years ago

5 imports for waves then?

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baller  
Years ago

everyone went mad at gaze for suggesting it to be shut down.

the soccer league did it now look at how good their brand is.

going a bit off topic here though

we need everyone to jump back on the sbl forum

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maxymoo  
Years ago

Saw Stirling v South West tonight.

If Cody catches a cold Senators are stuffed....too small, very shallow and really massively outmatched.

Ellis fought a lone hand.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Thoughts on SW maxymoo?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Clive Weeden was too big inside for the Slammers

Tre Nichols jeez he is quick and can score at will

Ty Harrelson and Brian Voelkel are so solid and do it all, can't ask for anything more from them after 4 games

Amazingly the Slammers have a lot of room for improvement as well, fouls are an issue with their Americans and other bigs

Will he at their game at 2pm this afternoon, will do a small write up after the game, they look good but will be tough vs a fresh Kalamunda team

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lel  
Years ago

Something to note as I was at the Tigers Cougars game:

Damien Scott gets ALOT of open 3pt looks but has been incredibly inefficient this season, shooting 8/42...

I'd hate to see the how many he could score if he scored at a decent clip.

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Red 74  
Years ago

Anyone know why Eagles only had 8 players last night?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Eagles suffering the worst run of injuries and bad luck.. they have a few that are out for weeks/months..

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

Yeah, don't reckon any club can really stop the Slammers right now. Too overpowered with four (*ahem* two) imports and Mark Worthington's bro... their too strong.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Joe Alan and the Italian import were missing. Surely they had some D-League players that could have filled the bench for them?

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maxymoo  
Years ago

I was impressed by SW.

Tre ran the point and they just have the inside-outside game down pat.

Again hard to judge as Stirling didn't have the interior defence to cope, however I would think its a Buccs-SW GF from where I sit.

Really enjoyed the WSBL game too - the SW point was excellent.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Maxymoo are you a Suns fan that was at the game yesterday? If so thanks for your input and I agree with everything you said

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Anonymous  
Years ago

DaHuzy: I think the biggest test is going to be when the Slammers face the Wolves. Geraldton are good, but not on the same level as these two teams I think. Wanneroo still have Timms to come into the rotation aswell. Crazy

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Anonymous  
Years ago

DaHuzy: I think the biggest test is going to be when the Slammers face the Wolves. Geraldton are good, but not on the same level as these two teams I think. Wanneroo still have Timms to come into the rotation aswell. Crazy

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Anonymous  
Years ago

DaHuzy: I think the biggest test is going to be when the Slammers face the Wolves. Geraldton are good, but not on the same level as these two teams I think. Wanneroo still have Timms to come into the rotation aswell. Crazy

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Perry Lakes have just released Jason Conrad and are on the search for a new import

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lel  
Years ago

Back problems? C'mon now Charlie, first you had Willetton finishing 9th overall and now you ain't owning up to a poor choice of import...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Nice cover Nixy, shame we can see straight through it!

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lel  
Years ago

I mean no doubt he may of hurt his back, but they were probs looking for any excuse to get rid of him.

Whats everyones thoughts on Perry Lakes making the 8 if say...Adrian Majstrovich returns to Perry Lakes in two weeks ;) ....

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Anonymous  
Years ago

My friend at Air New Zealand said AJ booked his flight to Perth five minutes after Hawks announced the cut.

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lel  
Years ago

He only flies Qantas...and they now have the direct flight path goin on...

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Anon  
Years ago

Well Round 3 has come and gone and we are starting to see which teams have got their pre-season timed right and the ones that are a bit under done.
Cockburn continue to surprise based on pre-season predictions having them as cellar dwellars, with Redbacks/Eagles/Hawks all starting to hit the panic button.
My 'power' rankings (which are purely based on results, stats, rumours etc) please feel free to give your opinion.

1) Slammers
Ty has definitely got his import selection right and the Slammers have got off to a flying start.
Voelkel seems to be an absolute gem and has taken over Ty's title as a walking triple double.
Slammers beat Buccs in 1st game and then have played 4 lower ranked teams but they still get my vote as #1.

2) Buccs
Having only played 1 home game and 4 away games to sit at 4-1 is a great start. Especially as the lose was only 6 pts to Slammers.
Adding DT and import Quincy has the Buccs back to the dominant team that they were with Blankston.
They go a legit 7 deep and have coverage for multiple spots should they get injuries.
Getting a win in Gero will be near on impossible this year.

3) Wolves
Getting the job done with only dominant display against the Tigers. Two important away wins so far.
Are a very experienced team that will end somewhere near 20 wins I think.
Adding Timms mid-season may disrupt chemistry but will make them by far the deepest team in the SBL.

4) Flames
All of their wins are against teams outside the 8 but they are undefeated with 2 away wins so far.
They are experienced and have depth at all positions.
Have Buccs and Slammers in the next 3 rounds so will be interesting to see where they are at.
I think they are about 5th/6th by the end of the year.

5) Tigers
I had them as 7th last time and I'm still not sure with them...
3 home wins and a big road loss. Too early to tell if that means anything more than just a 3-1 record.
Just scraped home against Cougars on a last second shot (which could have been an offensive foul...) but have been convincing against Eagles and Giants.
Rumours of a mid season import joining the team when Easely becomes an unrestricted player are interesting. Definitely would make them deep and will get the forum going with claims of buying a championship...
Should get a couple more wins before facing Buccs in round 6.

6) Magic
May have been a spot higher if they didn't drop the game against Hawks this weekend.
Good production from Florence, Della and Jackson.
Mully and Smith have had solid starts but are still under their combined pts/rbds from last year. I would expect Mully to slowly get more dominant as the season goes.
Hafford has been solid and will get better, at 15ppg/5.8rb/3.4ast he is under his season from last year so expect improvement here.
Jackson has doubled all of his key career stats and will only get better. It is great that he is getting an opportunity to run the team and show his game.

From here it gets harder...

7) Redbacks
They have probably played one of the hardest schedules to date with their last 3 games (losses) to Magic, Flames, Buccs.
They do have 3 home losses already which will make it hard for them as they will need to pick this up on the road.
Having said this they just added Prior back to their roster and they should start to win some games soon.

8) Cougars
With a 3-2 record and only close losses the Cougars have exceeded a lot of peoples prediction. Although we weren't sure they were getting imports when all the doom and gloom was predicted.
Milam and Lane have formed a good trio with Field and Pesava seems to be a good pickup from Lakeside.
Their veterans are also providing support.
I suspect that when other teams get their rosters sorted and gel a bit better then the Cougars may slide down the ladder a bit.

9) Lakeside
Swing is legit. Seems like he can create a shot and gets to the foul line a lot. If he had a better 3pt shot then he would be near on impossible to stop, aka Payne.
Prue still rebounds a lot but missing the players he used to kick it out to. Will be up and down until guys like Dixon and Jackson step up and become consistent threats.

10) Hawks
Won against Magic this weekend and big import didn't play much. Is this a sign of him be cut?
Not sure when Cassir and Dixon will be back but until then they will struggle

11) Giants
Adding Mua is a great signing (Why didn't Eagles have him signed already???) This will make them tougher but I think they are 1 player away from competing for top 8.

12) Suns
Will improve dramatically on last season but still a very young team. Will get about 8 wins I think

13) Senators
Really miss the 3rd import level player. Ellis is no doubt a dominant SBL player but not one that can win games on his own. New import appears solid but really needed to be dominant.

14) Eagles
Hit by injury and unavailibility of Jervis. When/if they get their roster together they will move up ladder. Not sure if they can repeat last year effort as they did win games early last season.

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Feathered Fighter  
Years ago

Hawks did pretty well without Conrad Saturday. Might be looking for two new imports.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Weagles got Muo for free last year due to wildcats connection. This year he would want $$ which Giants have but weagles don't

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No longer Anon, but now Interested Observer (still piss weak as according to Lukosius...)

Very interesting news from the Hawks. I do feel for the player as he was bought into a league that didn't suit him and he wasn't ready for. Coaches or whoever recruited him are more to blame than what the player is...

As the Hawks coaching staff are relatively inexperienced I wonder if it would not have been a better idea to go with a player that they have seen before and know what they are getting... An import that was in the SBL before or at least one that was in a league over east and is at least comparable.

It will be interesting to see what they go for next. Obviously they are needing to find someone quickly so might not be able to get the exact guy they want but there should be still a lot of guys looking for a gig.

Will they go 7foot again or something more suited to league.

I think by having Garlepp, Purser, Elliot on the roster that they aren't big but at least have some size.

They should be looking at a scorer that is between 6'5" and 6'8", play a bit of small ball and make it an up tempo game.

Buccs, Flames, Tigers aren't overly big but can put up big numbers...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Pretty good rankings there. Only change I would possibly make is swapping Cougars and Lightning.

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Anonz  
Years ago

2014 League points leader Quinn McDowell making his way back to Willetton from round 8 is what I'm hearing. Was close to signing at the start but was already playing elsewhere and didn't want to have early games without 2 imports.

Wonder what's going to be their rotation? Scott, armour, Davis, McDowell, Cody?

Clarke, Easley, noordhoek, burston off the bench? Killer starting 5

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

Anyone know when/if Jervis will be available this season?

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Anonz, if you are correct with the info on Quinn then that would put Tigers right up there as championship favourites.

Round 8 would be about when he would be available from the Spanish league but I don't think he will be coming back to Perth.

I can't see how the Willo budget would have room for another import as well.

I'm sure that if there is the possibility of getting another import should Easley become unrestricted then the Tigers will look to do this, as that is what you need to do to compete with the top teams...

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

FYI, McDowell was injured three weeks ago and hasn't played since March 6: http://www.palenciabasket.com/noticia-comentario/1405/parte-medico-sobre-la-lesion-de-quinn-mcdowell/

Besides, the LEB Gold season doesn't finish until mid-April, so I doubt he'd be here by Round 8 if at all..

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imwithstupid  
Years ago

Easley is restricted whole season next season unrestricted.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Doubt McDowell will be at Willeton then. If another club has the spot available then he would be a great grab. Easily one of the best imports of the last 5-10 years.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Perry Lakes Hawks. Please see above.

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Perry Lakes need a guy now, Quinn not available for at least a month.
Also Quinn has probably moved past the SBL and looking to build on his solid season in the Spanish LEB Gold league.

Hawks have probably missed the boat on a lot of guys that have a few years of professional experience, and are good players.

They probably need to look at recent college graduates. An eager rookie looking to start their professional career would be what they need...

Towns from Kentucky would be a good fit

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lel  
Years ago

Yeah I doubt McDowell is coming back to Perth. He really was a star and humble too, brief stints at D-league where apparently his fitness stopped him getting to the NBA, but here in the SBL he was playing 45:00mins a game and was easily one of the fittest.

I signed up for an account over at the sbl forum but no activation after a week...

Im just going to put my tips in for this week here and see if anyone wants to add :)

Joondalup over Stirling, not a walkover, maybe 10points
Slammers to keep on rolling by 15points v Magic
Tigers to just get over the line v Lakeside, 5 points (if scott makes an occasional 3)
Geraldton far too strong at home v Suns, 15 points
Slammers to seal the double vs Giants, 18 points
Rockingham in a close one, Cockburn aren't bad, 5 points
Redbacks to get by East Perth, depends if imports turn up 9 points
Rockingham to make the most of Conrads departure (not that he brought much) 12 points

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Anonymous  
Years ago

IO - Towns would be very nice but would be a week from finishing the tourney and then four weeks pissed. Hawks would be out of contention by then.

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Tiges  
Years ago

Vague for Most Over-rated Player award

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The kids only 19 hard to say he is over-rated.
Has put up good numbers in the MBL already, will get better.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Over-Rated... turn it up Tiges!! Kid is 19, and just LED the WA U20 boys at nationals. If it was not for him, WA probably would not have won most of the games they did!

If we are talking over-rated players - look in your own backyard... Easley some how gets contracts yet has more skill accessorising with sweatbands, sleeves and colour coding his shoes than he does with getting the ball in the hoop enough!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

stupid to vote Vague most over rated player! a teenager thats achieved more in his short career than you will have ever in your entire life. On the Australian U19s team and Wildcats DP. turn it up mate you just bitter that you're the last guy coming off the bench in your under 20s team.

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Old fogey  
Years ago

Is there a problem with sporting pulse or is it a BWA problem. Was looking at the women's fixtures and it only goes up to round 4. I assume it's not a 4 round season.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

When is the SBL going to bite the bullet and let RANDOM do the game preveiws ?

He is much better than the current writers thay have there.

Thoughts ?


20Fifteen Week Four Preview
by [email protected] » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:43 pm

Week 3 Review In Short - Flames take care of Redbacks in Rocko / Magic give Hawks first W of year before bouncing back for gritty win over a Perth side struggling for cohesion at the moment / Surprise packet Cougars just go down to Willo, before comfortable win over the reigning Champs / Buccs pushed by God Squad in Gero, but still prove too strong down stretch / Handy debut by Muo not enough to get Giants their first win of year over Wolves / Slammers defeat Stirling in a high scoring affair in Warwick, before ending their Double Header with easy win over Suns in Eaton

Welcome to Week 4 of the 20Fifteen SBL Season, the Easter Long Weekend. A few local derbies this weekend, but most of all its time to enjoy those in your presence, regardless of what club they come from... and where the art of giving and seeing the smiles on loved ones faces means far more than any Win on the court, as well as to see kids faces light up on Sunday after the 'Easter Bunny' has left them some delights (Just Quietly... it is getting more and more expensive to be the Easter Bunny each year isn't it!? And since when was it cool to put Easter Eggs out the week AFTER the Christmas / New Years period!? Next thing you know they have Halloween gear in stores by the end of May! ) Here is my look at this weeks games:

Senators @ Joondalup
So the boys from Warwick head north up Wanneroo Rd to take on their local arch rivals the Wolves in what should be an interesting game going off recent results. Joondalup certainly didnt have things their own way up in the Goldfields last Saturday night, and had it not been for some individual brilliance from Trian & Seb, both former Stirling juniors it should be noted, the Wolves could now be 2 - 1 rather than the 3 - 0 they currently sit on. Stirling on the other hand, lost their third straight game on the trot at the hands of the Slammers, and after what appeared to be a promising start to the Season, desperately need a win now to regain some much needed confidence. The hard thing with the Wolves is they have a heap of Scoring options, so scouting them and shutting down their 'stars' is much easier said rather than done. Joondalup to continue their perfect start to the season, defeating the Senators by 19

Slammers @ Mandurah
The South West Stoush here as the two most southern clubs in the League do battle at Mandurah Aquatic & Rec Centre. On their night, the Magic could and do push any team in the League... such is their diversity with their 7 strong rotation. The issue for them is, as was evident against Nixy's Hawks, their consistency so far this season has been nothing short of ordinary, and those 'flaws' will definitely be exposed by the very talented Slammers side if given the opportunity tonight. South West have been ultra-impressive so far this season and will look to continue that rich vein of form up in Mandurah in this clash. Always a bit more feeling in these games, but South West's significant depth advantage across the board could prove the Magic's undoing unless Hafford, Della & Florence can assist Mully and Big Red on the offensive and defensive ends. Slammers to get the W by 9

Lightning @ Willo
If they weren't already, the alarm bells are ringing loud and clear at The Church at present, after the God Squad lost their third game on the trot (Not sure if this EVER occured during the 'Andy Era'!?), this time up in Gero last weekend. Lakeside currently one of four teams on a 1 - 3 record, and another loss here to their next door neighbours in Willo will definitely see them outside the 8 heading into Week 5. Tigers coming off an unexpected tough win over Cockburn, getting up by 2 points and you just wonder how that kind of effort will go against the stronger teams later in the season, if Willo don't get a bit more cohesive / understanding between their 'fab five'. Tigers doing enough at the moment to warrant favouritism here, with the depth or lack there of, at the moment of Lakeside's a real worry for Coach Olley moving forward. Willo by 15

Suns @ Gero
Credit to the Suns and Coach Triscari, they're definitely showing some fight even though they currently sit on a two game losing streak... Unfortunately for them they meet a now well-rested Buccs team who ironed out the cobwebs last week in their Home Opener, and in front of an expected 900-odd Maniacal Midwesters, have their work cut out for them in this one. Buccs to win the second of what I expect to be thirteen straight regular season wins at Home in 20Fifteen, belting Kalamunda by 27

Giants @ South West
Danger game here for the Slammers, after what I expect to be a very physical and draining game on Thursday night, back up on Saturday to take on a Goldfields side who are definitely eeking closer to their first win for 20Fifteen. The addition of Muo definitely assisted Haney's side, and if they can contain Harrelson and keep Voelkel from his regular 20-odd boards a game, could definitely pull of the upset down in the South West. Goldfields to push the Slammers all the way, but just come up short, losing by 5 points.

Flames @ Cockburn **Game of the Week**
What a game this promises to be. The Cougars under Coach Parsons have turned many heads this season, and even despite their loss to Willo last weekend, would have gained more fans and respect from that result than they would have lossed. They are playing with a flair and belief in each other which should be commended, and so far this year have been competitive in every single one of their games. The Flames head to Hammy Hill after a convincing win over Perth down at the Hothouse, after the Spiders got within 7 points early in the Fourth Quarter, only for the Land Brothers and Remmerswaal to lead them to a comfortable winning margin. Cougars always get up for playing what is a southern rival at 'The Den', and their parochial supporter base are worth at least 7 points each home game. Flames putting their unbeaten streak on the line in what should be a great game... Rocko to get up just, defeating a gallant Cougars by 2.

Eagles @ Perth
The story of this game is just how much both sides have struggled so far in 20Fifteen. Perth have the talent, but with a defensively lazy pair of Imports, and just an aussie contingent still coming to grips with how to play with two new Seppo's, that 'blending period' has taken far longer than Nik, Bryn & Wade would have liked, or expected for that matter. East Perth on the other hand have just been ravaged by injuries (Only suiting up 8 players versus Cockburn last week - surely some of their 18s or D League players were available?!), but the hot rumour doing the rounds late this week is that the Bassendean Bully himself, Tom Jervis, could be back in an Eagles uniform as early as this weekend!! If Jervis plays, Turner & Hooch's... I mean Turner & Brown's influence inside is well and truly nullified, and Perth's scoring options significantly dry up in the process. [b]Jervis rumours are shaky at best with Damo's wedding over east also on this weekend, so I'll go with Perth to get up in the battle of the losing streaks, winning by 6

Hawks @ Rocko
Sad loss for the Hawks with Conrad released due to bulging discs in his Back, but you really do have to admire Nixy's boys, backs against the wall against Mandurah last weekend, winless prior to that game, and on the back of an phenomenal performance by Hobbs, pull off the gritty upset win to open their account for 20Fifteen. Flames on the back end of a tough double header, but the day break in between will lessen the 'soreness and fatigue' significantly for Utley's men. Will be closer than people think, but alot of pressure on Purser & Garlepp inside to contain the likes of C Land, Remmerswaal & T Moore. Flames to get up by 11

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Anonymous  
Years ago

And to think, Chris Pike gets paid to produce his 'official' dribble each week (aka a quick scan of the schedule/boxscores followed by regurgitating the same lines each week).

I agree, give the money to someone like Random that actually follows the league/cares and can produce meaningful content for the website.I'm a bit over reading how "player X did all they could" multiple times per write up.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

You guys should read Pike's WAFL weekly wrap up, it's somehow even worse than his SBL reviews!

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Anon  
Years ago

Vague is certainly not overrated, but hating on Corey Easley isn't really a good idea. The guy has is coming off the bench and producing sound numbers for his minutes. Probably past the prime of his career but still getting it done. Tigers are 4-1 and Eagles are somewhere down the bottom, so don't compare those two.

I don't think it's fair to overrate players, if I was forced to if say JA tupaea as all he does is punch players off the ball to get open.

Most UNDERRATED player, maybe Nic Cody or Seva chan, though people are starting to rate him now. Jarrad Jackson could be there too..

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Give me a break.. Tupaea was last years final MVP. He has played more grand finals than anyone else. Grow up

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Anon  
Years ago

You've just proven my point. He's overrated as Armour and Jervus carried that team, and he had one good stat line in a pretty poorly played grand final by both teams.

Don't give me that grand final crap, playing good in 1 game?!

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Anon  
Years ago

And actually, can you deny that he is a dirty player??

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Haha this one sounds like he's been on the losing end coming up against Joe. Which grand final did you lose against him. Actually take that back you probably don't even play. Your just the loser in the crowd talking bout how you once won a game back at under 16s.

And you calling him dirty, but you wouldn't say that to his face

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anyone who knows anything about basketball respects Tupaea.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Playing good in one game ????

Where were you all of last winter?

Joe has intimidated you and you are scared - or scarred.

Talk to some people who have played against him for a few years. You will hear what respect is.

Then you can get down to Morley and tell him what you think to his face.

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imwithstupid  
Years ago

Tough guy coming from anonymous all class

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imwithstupid  
Years ago

Who cares anyway did anyone go to the games on Friday that care to give an educated opinion on the game or games?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

no games on good friday stupid

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imwithstupid  
Years ago

Sorry Thursday you know what I meant damn cant make mistakes on here. Must be nice to throw out hate behind your no name ass. Lol

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lel  
Years ago

Can both anons just disappear.

Anyway, I was at Tigers vs Lakeside.

Tigers kept Prue off the boards as best they could, and held Swing to a low points total. Nothing really to report, lakesides lack of depth is just killing them.

Damien Scott's shooting woes continue from deep 1/9 this week takes his season total to 9/51.... Ouch.

Armour, Davis and Easley too good, good test for the Tigers vs Eagles away. So far they are undefeated at home but lost to Joondalup earlier in the season away. Almost will be a definite loss to gero the following week, then Eastern Suns before returning home.

On a side note, tigers women's team is stacked.

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

Oh, how this thread has deteriorated...

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Tiges  
Years ago

RV is as one dimensional as they come. Very good catch and shooter, no plan B tho.

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Tiges  
Years ago

And that anonymous dude got a bit offended. Must be a family member. It's not like I wish the guy ill, I just don't believe he's worth the hype

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Anonymous  
Years ago

On the Tigers game, I was there and man, if anyone thinks SBL is dead should hit up a Willetton home game.

There were people in the stairwells and kids sitting around the court. One of the staff told me their official number was 752. plus an egg and spoon race for the kids and some NBL player had a half xourt shot.

I imagine gero and Kal are very similar sith their game experiences , but I do urge anyone if your team is playing away at Willetton to go visit.

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

Was Trent Worthington injured in 2010?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Corey standferfer to Willetton tigers

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lel  
Years ago

Not sure... But Sam Worthington was...in AVATAR he he he ...

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different  
Years ago

I was at cockburn vs rockingham last night and what a game. 3 clutch shots at the end. Gavin field hit an amazing behind the backboard shot with and and 1 to get a 1 point lead. Then taylor land being left wide open in the key way to win the game.

I was really disappointed with cockburns supporters and the way lthe night was run. First of all the guy on the mic with questionable statements like "cooper land flopping again" and "ryan Godfrey drives out of control and gets rewarded". Just call the game.

Then i heard cockburn supplied no stats for both games cause "they had no one to do them" which is a joke for an sbl club. Do they get fined for that

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Interesting bout Cockburn not doing stats. I think that's the second time it's happened.

Similar game with East vs Perth. Marshall hit a 3 to give them the lead, then East had two real good looks at three to tie it up but come up short. East only rotated 6 guys too, so unlucky not to get the win as I thought they played well.

Interesting note though talking with Redbacks coaching staff afterwards is the shot clock doesn't reset to 14 secs after offensive rebound. Everything gets reset to 24!? One set of rules for one place while the other 13 clubs play it another. Wouldn't that be a fine too?

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Red 74  
Years ago

Sbl doesn't need play by play commentary.......I was at a Cougars game and it was very annoying and unneeded. This guy was just giving his opinion I've the mike....very poor form

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

Those cougars-flames stats will be lost forever... career stats will be stuffed from now on for those players. Pathetic

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Anonymous  
Years ago

BWA will get someone to watch the game tape and do that stats from that, won't be lost forever.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Not good hearing about Cockburn.. Or Curtin with the 24 shot clock.

I know BWA are in a reshuffle phase so thing might be a bit hectic over there. I've seen a few BWA staff around at games to 'keep up appearances'

There are guidelines on the sbl website for announcers that they need to follow. the most important point in there is that you must only commentate on the facts, ie scores, foul counts, and only commentate on a foul after the bench is notified by the official. Sounds like this Cockburn guy didn't gave a clue..

In other news, both gero and slammers were bothered until the main break, then put in huge 3rd quarters to stay up the top. Voelkel has to be player of the week, surely..

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Anonymous  
Years ago

This is at least the third season Cougars have had trouble finding someone to do the stats. Should be fixed.

No point fining these clubs when money is probably why they can't get someone to do the stats anyway.

Not sure what's worse, bias commentary or terrible music played too loud. Spectators should be able to hear the sound of body on body contact and all the other noises that go with the game.

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lel  
Years ago

Where is the music played too loud?^^

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Anonymous  
Years ago

WABS last time I was there. Don't mind the music but I like to be able to have a conversation with the person I'm sitting next to.

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lel  
Years ago

Agreed. I haven't been out there in some time but it should be monitored noise levels. Willetton received a warning last week because referees couldn't here the score bench sirens. They changed it this week though.

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gary  
Years ago

Music at Stirling is also way to loud.

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lel  
Years ago

Back on the topic of SBL games though, next week looks like an awesome fixture with all the top teams versing each other:

Flames v Buccs - Buccs finding their rhythm, should be good for this one by 10
Slammers v Wolves - slammers too big and too many options, but wolves to put up a strong fight, Slammers by 7
Wolves v Buccs - buccs to hand wolves their second loss of the weekend but this is match of the round. Both teams tired , really don't know who'll get it. Buccs in OT by 2.

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

One import, eight players, no worries. Great win by the Hawks over Rocko

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Dh  
Years ago

Wow what happened to Flames Final quarter Hawks 41 Flames 20 ???

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Dh  
Years ago

Wow what happened to Flames Final quarter Hawks 41 Flames 20 ???

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

Too many fouls and misses, Hawks capitalised. Hobbs and Purser were too much while Cooper missed heaps of free throws

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Dh  
Years ago

Magics new import is here Peyton Davis 6ft4"

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koberulz  
Years ago

According to the fixtures, the women's season is over already?


On the subject of women and terrible PA announcers: whoever did the women's Lakeside-Perth game earlier in the year just did play-by-play for the entire game. Even went with "so-and-so is looking for options" whenever someone was on the perimeter with the ball, and thus there was nothing for him to talk about, because apparently shutting up is beyond his capabilities.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Magics new import? Don't they already have 2?

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Dh  
Years ago

Ladies team

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The Rocko PA guy is terrific. He does a good job of keeping fans informed re player fouls etc (probably because he's the only person in the stadium who can see the scoreboard without straining his neck) and getting the crowd involved. Music is ok too.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Probably won't be a surprise that the Rocko PA guy and [email protected] are the same person! ;-)

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Just saw on BWA site that Christian is acting CEO now that Mr Smith has resigned...

Nothing against Christian but I hope that this is a very short term engagement and that the process is fast tracked to get the right person.

Although with limited budget it would be hard to attract the kind of person that is needed. Someone like Nick Marvin is what BWA really need. Although he has his haters, Nick has done a great job with the Wildcats. His commercial experience and ability to translate that into a sporting environment is what is needed.

The WA basketball community doesn't need a person that just has a passion for basketball and no commercial experience. ie a long term player, coach, supporter...

Having said all of this, I bet Andy Stewart will end up getting the gig...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The way you say that makes it seem like you think Steward wouldn't be ideal for the position. Why? He has shown he has been good for WA Basketball at every level he has been involved.

Didn't someone say in this thread or on the other forum that he might be the new Waves coach anyway?

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Utmost respect for what Andy has achieved as a coach in SBL. Although never played for him or been 'behind the scenes' at Lakeside, the guy obviously knows how to get results at that level.
From what I can see he has done an ok job in his role as coach development mng for BWA. (although there really hasn't been much in this space apart from Andre Lemanis visit...)
But from my knowledge he doesn't have much exposure in the commercial world and real life business.
BWA really needs someone with successful commercial experience when it comes to stuff like negotiating for management of WABC, enticing major sponsorship, influencing Basketball Australia for $$$ etc

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Anonymous  
Years ago

BWA needs a CEO with a strong business background with really good communication and negotiating skills. One of these with sporting background would be ideal. I am not aware of anyone in the basketball community in WA who is available and fits the bill.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Believe it or not, Kyle Armour actually has amazing marketing and communication skills. He has got a whole bunch of sponsorship to Willetton this year including naming rights sponsors, and Matso's brewery.

Someone like him would actually be perfect. A bit young though I suppose.

I think Christian will be a good fit for the shoe at the moment, he has been there since forever and knows the inside out of BWA and direction. BWA are just struggling at the moment with WABL starting up, and SBL and now Rick leaving, tough times. Under staffed and under paid.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Just on PA's anyone know what happened to the Willo Announcer hasn't been at the last couple of games, does a great player intro.

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Anon  
Years ago

Although both Kyle and Christian are potential candidates in about 5-8 years neither one is what BWA needs right now.

There is a bit of difference between getting a couple of sponsors that you probably have pre-existing contacts with to help an SBL team vs running a business with approx 20 FTE and probably an annual T/O of $1M+

Neither would have experience facilitating boardroom discussions, dealing with CXX from multi million dollar enterprise, managing stakeholder relationships with big organisations, HR issues with staff...

Give them 10 years experience in a business setting and maybe...

Someone that comes to mind and ticks a lot of boxes is Ryan Gardiner... or a real long shot but would be perfect Andrew Vlahov... (doubt the budget would be enough to get either...)

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Gary  
Years ago

Need a business man. Also a back ground in marketing would be handy. Doesn't have to have basketball background, but is willing to learn the environment.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Ryan Gardiner would be a really good fit. Has the commercial experience needed.
Andrew Vlahov would not be a good fit.

Budget would be enough for either I think. Smith was a solicitor so wouldn't have been there for less than $150k.

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wildcatsrule  
Years ago

Hey
Sponsor the SBL please
wildcatsrule

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Tigers announcers have been so much better over the last 2 weeks, the old guy was trash IMO!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

So people actually like the WIllo player intros? I find them painful (and I'm a Willo supporter).

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Are you kidding? Willetton obviously put a lot more effort into their home games than many clubs. Cheerleaders, player intros that aren't just reading a name and number, coaches awards and half court shots for prizes. They can ran egg and spoon race last week for the kids and their music is far better than ours (Lakeside).

Take the good with the bad I guess.

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gary  
Years ago

South-West slammers announcer and entertainment is the best by a long way.

Even seen on their Facebook that they dimmed the lights and and had special effects for their player intros.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yes, Slammers announcer puts a lot of effort and the player intros were awesome last week.

Lights went out and smoke was fired at the players as they came out (Ty almost choked)

I was doing the smoke by the way. I believe a good announcer can be a big part of the game

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Fellas, good to talk about about the court side announcers however lets talk more pressing issues.

Can someone rank the imports ? best to worst ?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Who is the best import in the league? More importantly who's is the worst?

Conrad is gone lol

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Best - Voekle, Lane, Davis and Turner
Worst - Bowie

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Best to Worst Imports

Cooper Land (Flames)
Jordan Swing (Lightning)
Ray Turner (Redbacks)
Tre Nichols (Slammers)
Taylor Land (Flames)
Bryton Hobbs (Hawks)
Carter Cook (Buccs)
Brian Voelkel (Slammers)
Jacob Holmen (Giants)
Kevin Davis (Wolves)
Najee Lane (Cougars)
Marshall Brown (Redbacks)
Lien Phillip (Suns)
Jay Bowie (Giants)
Quincy Hankins-Cole (Buccs)
Taylor Mullenax (Magic)
Luke Thomas (Lightning)
Ephrem Davis (Tigers)
Eric Milam (Cougars)
Paul Hafford (Magic)
Kevin Anthony (Suns)
Kyle Lindbergh (Senators)
Corey Martin (Lightning)
Corey Easley (Tigers)

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Corey Martin is not an import. 21 year old aussie kid first year starter.

Your list is decent. Voelkel should be near the top of the list though. He is as dominant an import as the others. Turner should be lower, good import but one dimensional.

Hobbs is scoring a bit, but shooting like 30% isn't he??

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Interesting topic, a bit like who should win MVP... Very subjective and open to opinion.

If you go purely by numbers then the list would probably be easier to pull together. If you look at what each team is asking their import to do and the role they need to play then may be different. As an example, Ephrem Davis was not signed to put up huge pts for Tigers. They want a solid rebounder and defender who changes shots and can guard other teams bigs. Any points are a bonus.

Anyways my attempt at the list based purely on if I was to start a new team and got to pick the imports to build around. (doesn't help that BWA don't have stats up to date again...)

Brian Voelkel (Slammers)
Cooper Land (Flames)
Jordan Swing (Lightning)
Tre Nichols (Slammers)
Carter Cook (Buccs)
Lien Phillip (Suns)
Bryton Hobbs (Hawks)
Jacob Holmen (Giants)
Ray Turner (Redbacks)
Quincy Hankins-Cole (Buccs)
Kevin Davis (Wolves)
Taylor Mullenax (Magic)
Najee Lane (Cougars)
Marshall Brown (Redbacks)
Taylor Land (Flames)
Jay Bowie (Giants)
Luke Thomas (Lightning)
Ephrem Davis (Tigers)
Eric Milam (Cougars)
Paul Hafford (Magic)
Kevin Anthony (Suns)
Kyle Lindbergh (Senators)
Corey Easley (Tigers)

*Not sure where Ty, Clive, Bennie fit in list (just joking...)

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Anonymous  
Years ago

That guy who had voelkel like 8th clearly hasn't seen his stats, or slammers record...or a game of basketball..

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Watch the Slammers every week, Voelkel doesn't like to shoot but a very dominant player

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Agreed ^^^
But I think najee lane is tough, makes cougars better.
Cook, c land and Davies all make there teams a lot better whilst still getting there looks. Swing is the most skillful.
Turner, Phillips, Nichols, all are quality dominate imports aswell

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lel  
Years ago

Best -
Guard-Land
Big-Voelkel

Worst
Guard - Anthony (who isn't terrible)
Big- Conrad (but now Lindberg)

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imwithstupid  
Years ago

Kevin Davis is avg like 31 20 something in PER which is more realistic. Take total min in all games divide that by total played and take that answer and multiply it to his stats and you get PER. ;)

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Voelkel and T Land are both very dominant non scoring imports. Land runs that team perfectly and is a great defender. Voelkel could be up there in MVP if the other 3 imports on slammers don't steal votes.

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imwithstupid  
Years ago

NBA comps for SBL players which SBL players have similar games to what NBA guys go!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

T Land=Rondo
C Land=Love
Swing=Harden
Nichols=Montae
Harrelson=CP3
Kyrie=Trian
Mulenax=ZBO

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Conrad - Laettner

Brown - Metta World Peace

hahahaha

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Harrelson more of a J.Kidd I reckon

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Comment #500!!!!! Whoooo

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Anonymous  
Years ago

500+ man! SBL getting some recognition, I will be at he top of the table clash this Saturday night between the Slammers and Wolves, should be beauty.

Slammers height not enough, Wolves by 8

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Prue - deandre Jordan
Swing - harden
Mullenax - Randolph
Damien scott - kyle Korver (in 3pt attempts, not makes)
Kevin davis - kawhi Leonard
Dech - oladipo
Ephrem davis - golbert

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Conrad-kwame brown

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Anonymous  
Years ago

From random at the SBL forum:

20Fifteen Week 5 Preview
Postby [email protected] » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:23 am

Week 4 Review in Short: Wolves remain unbeaten after comfortable win / Slammers convincing double header win puts League on notice / Field 'Did all he could' in thriller loss to Flames in Hammy Hill / Gero & Willo with easy Home wins / Rocko give up 40 in fourth to lose to Hawks / Redbacks outlast Eagles at Curtin

Lightning @ Mandurah
God Squad in DESPERATE need of a win, currently on a four game drought, head to the Peel capital to take on a Magic side who are yet to win two in a row in 20Fifteen. Despite some assurances from players of a definite win over Slammers last week (Still waiting for that bottle too mate... I think Dan Murphy's has a sale on atm :lol: ) Mandurah's double digit loss did little to prove their Finals worthiness. Form says Mandurah HAS to win this but they're just so inconsistent this year it really is tough to pick them, whilst for Lakeside - the splash brothers in Hayden Bell or Krump Jackson are due for a big one... could this be it?! Zero confidence at all but i'll go with Magic by 9

Hawks @ Stirling
Got to see the comeback that was Perry Lakes win over the Flames first hand last week. Purser was great inside and Hobbs, even with all of his theatrics and claims of assault every time an opposition player breathes on him, was the main reason the Hawks overcame their 17 point half time deficit to get the win. Stirling lost the north-metro derby rather embarrassingly and despite some pre-season hype on the expectations this season, their current form and lack of output from some players leaves alot to be desired for Lindstrom's men. I think the Hawks are entitled to be favourites heading into this, and for good reason too. Senators to have no answer for Hobbs, as Perry Lakes wins by 7

Buccs @ Rocko
Flames were nothing short of ordinary in the second half last Monday, but credit has to be given to the Hawks who came out from the Half Time break determined to at least close the gap and see how it played out. Massive challenge for Rocko here as one of the form teams of the comp enters the Hothouse for what should be a fantastic clash. Hez's boys were untroubled in their 30 point shellacking of the Suns in Gero last weekend, and with a very tough double header ahead of them, if they manage to win both - will have even the likes of South West very worried moving forward! Should be a classic down in Rocko, but the Buccs are just in too good a form to look past. Gero to get up by 5

Redbacks @ Goldfields
Strong rumours of disharmony amongst the Perth side doing the rounds at present, with the 'ima get my numbers / F*** the team...' attitude of Brown and to a lesser extent Turner, apparently starting to wear very thin with some of the local products. The Giants on the other hand, on a rare one game road trip, were outclassed down in Eaton and getting back to the confines of Brookman St Stadium could be enough to get Haney's boys their first W of the year if Muo can repeat his first-up efforts on their home court. I almost made this Game of the Week purely because I think the Giants are a real show in this!! Perth to get up, just... winning by 2 points

Wolves @ South West **Game of the Week**
Top of the Table clash here, and what a doozy this should be down in the South West on Saturday night. Wolves on a four game winning streak, Slammers undefeated from seven games this year ='s what should be one of the best games of the year including Finals. Salinas, Illiadis, Davis & Huntington vs Harrelson, Voelkel, Nichols & Weeden... WOW!! I am tipping at least one Overtime, and a very fiery atmosphere on and off the court in this one! Wolves to get bragging rights, winning by 3

Tigers @ East Perth
Jervis due back for this one makes it very interesting against a Willo side who are just starting to hit their strides at present given their past three games have landed them 3 W's. The question is do the Eagles have the depth across the board to contain the Fab Five of the Tigers. Tigers to make it four in a row, winning by 12

Cougars @ Shed in the Sticks
One thing is for certain, and I will call this now... Cockburn WILL play finals in 20Fifteen. They have definitely shown enough in the first Four Weeks to prove to myself, and the rest of the League for that matter that Lane, Field & Co have the talent, depth and teamwork required to at least be nuisance value come July, and might even surprise one or two teams in the process! Kalamunda on the slide sounds all too familiar from years gone by, and unfortunately for them I don't think their luck is going to change anytime soon here, despite this game being at home. Cougars to consolidate their spot in the Top 8, winning by 11

Buccs @ Joondalup
Had both sides not been on the back end of very tough double headers, AND the second placed Wolves not been taking in the League Leading Slammers, this would've been a given for game of the week honours. Taking all that into account, I still think both these sides have the depth and skill to make this more than worth the price of entry to JBS. If Wunders can contain Huntington, I think the Wolves will struggle to matchup on Carter & Bennie, whilst the matchup of DT vs Trian should be phenomenal. Buccs to make it seven in a row ahead of a home Week Six clash with the Tigers, defeating the Wolves by 5.

Flames @ The Church
Both teams on the back up following earlier games in the weekend, and for Rocko its a road game to a venue which has not been kind to them in recent times. Lakeside will look to Swing, Thomas & Dixon to lead the way here but might struggle to contain the Flames Guard stocks in T Land, Godfrey & Roberts if its an uptempo style game. Flames to bounce back from their loss to Gero, defeating the Lightning by 8

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

So no Player of the Week for Round 4 then?

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2016 OLYMPICS  
Years ago

Bet they won't have a player of the week for about the next 3 then they will flurry through when someone can be stuffed doing it

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Anonymous  
Years ago

WABL fixtures haven't even been released yet. They obviously need more staff, or more capable staff...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Damn, would like to have been at lakeside v Mandurah!

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Dh  
Years ago

Great game close throughout Swing had 48 points and was unstoppable. Rhett Della was strong for Mandurah spent the night at the free throw line. Haffords 3 point winning shot had the supporters up .great 3

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

Turner with 45, Bowie with 40 - tough game. Giants just can't catch a break

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imwithstupid  
Years ago

Any observations from sat and sundays games??

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gary  
Years ago

cougars won an ugly game. suns were in control most of the game. never put the cougars away. Gavin field got hot for 2 minutes and cougars win by a point.

Cougars had 25 extra shots then the suns, both teams combined for over 50 turn overs.

Umpiring standard was poor. Over officiated.

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moo  
Years ago

Eagles tigers was over called too. Foul counts through the roof.

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imwithstupid  
Years ago

So thats the refs covered anyone have some knowledge on the actual game?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I think the standard of officiating this season has been nothing short of horrible.

There are only three refs in the league in Campbell, Houghton & Bull who actually have a decent feel for the games and can let the players do what they do best, play.

The current younger crop of Panel 1 referees - in particular Grist, S Diconza and Co ref with their Ego's first and their actual talent a long second... And the worst part is they're not being held accountable by the referee coaches.

I'm not paying my hard earned money each week to see games ruined by poor pairings or Referee's who think they are bigger than the game!

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lel  
Years ago

I am so glad someone else brought it up about Grist and DiConza's ego, because its shocking. I had the pleasure of being at a game where BOTH of them where on court, and man...during the last possession of the game, Grist walked up to the home coach, mentioned something to him, and then the coach went to politely ask a question and Grist yelled 'NO, NO MORE CONVERSATION'. He then went to the away coach and did the EXACT same thing. Power abuse much.

anyway, with that rant over East Perth vs Tigers:

Tigers were up by 20 or something in the first quarter, but east perth chipped away at it with Nic Cody and Ephrem Davis in foul trouble. East Perth then got their own foul trouble (why are they only playing 7 dudes?!) and lost the lead to Easley knocking down some shots. Good defense by the Tigers again forced 25 turnovers and they had 10 steals.

Fun stat= Tigers bench outscored East Perth 48-2...


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Anonymous  
Years ago

They are both good refs it's a shame for the egos. The junior and senior ref tag team is working as best as you could expect at the moment. The younger refs are struggling to remain confident in their calls with some players going at them.

A few big results on the weekend...

Rocko losing two, sees them struggling
Redbacks got a good win moving into the 8
Buccs two good wins, not sure they would take the wolves with Seb in the lineup though.
Wolves take down slammers in Bunbury with no Seb.
Willo keep beating the teams below them
Lakeside lose on a buzzer beater by hafford and then beat rocko

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moo  
Years ago

This week :

Slammers by 15
Wolves by 12
Lakeside by 5
Gero by 6 GAme of the round
Giants by 12
Flames by 7
Mandurah by 6
Slammers by 20
Joondalup by 16
Mandurah by 6

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Check out

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWolfpackBasketball

Friday around 9am.

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Red 74  
Years ago

What are you pointing here?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Either timms returning or hire/import?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Robbo back with Wolves!

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red74  
Years ago

my bad..............didnt read it properly

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I actually think he makes the team worse on paper.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

His last stint with the Wolves wasn't exactly inspiring. Out of shape and spending most of his time on court throwing his weight around and roughing players up. Is it worth rocking the boat to bring in a washed up NBL role player?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Definitely not worth it if it takes minutes away from Ironmonger. Probably the best young guard in the league.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Great move by the wolves. Robbo in a 10 minute a game role is very different to needing him to play 25-30 mins. Brings some basketball smarts and some size for the guard stocks. Gives the pack more flexibility than they had a week ago - just as long as robbo is not expecting big minutes and wants to be part of the team

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Another signing at the expense of a juniors court time. Any locals play SBL there now?
The sooner BWA get another club running to tap the enormous catchment area that is our northern suburbs the better basketball in WA will be.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Robbo's gut is an enormous catchment area

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lel  
Years ago

Haha^ well played. If he can accept bench minutes then fine, but I really don't like the idea of him taking mins off Questel and Ironmonger... What ever happened to Locals...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

A few questions following a big round of SBL!

Why didn't Cooper Land play??
Who will be the 6th man of the year? Matacz or Prue
Can Jervis help the eagles climb or is it too late?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Suns boys told me Land is injured
Even with Jervis the Eagles are done, zero bench and again only suiting up 8 players (Where was Vague?)

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Vague was ill i heard

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lel  
Years ago

Ahhh...surely HankinsCole needs to be considered sixth man of the year?

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2016 OLYMPICS  
Years ago

He is the sixth man of the year so far for sure, In my opinion Ty Harrelson has to be the front runner for a MVP as of right now. Lead his team to a 9-1 start and is putting up numbers that amaze me. He doesn't look like the best player on the court but he always gets the numbers and it's amazing. 23-6-6

He is my MVP pick so far

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lel  
Years ago

I definitely think Ty is worthy of an award, but I'm thinking Coach of the Year so far...

MVP to Voelkel. He's transformed that team.

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2016 OLYMPICS  
Years ago

Voelkel and how about Tre Nichols averaging a lazy 27 PPG. Clive also been solid along with an improved Worthington

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Very true Hankins Cole needs to be in the conversation, probably the front runner at the moment.

Ty might be the MVP, not sure anyone from the slammers will win it though with the way the voting system works. Could all get votes every night

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aqauman  
Years ago

Surely Bennie Lewis has to be a mention for MVP
28 ppg, 6 rpg, 3.6 apg and shooting 45.5% FG. His team is 8-1 and the only game they lost was against a good Bunbury team under very auspicious circumstances with wet courts the entire game, 30 minute delay to start the game and 3 tech fouls and an unsportsmanlike against his team, with 3 guys from the Buccaneers fouled out. Surely Bennie Lewis has to be in the mix for MVP and would be my first choice.

He also scored 43 points against Bunbury shooting 15-26.


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Peter  
Years ago

Bunbury's 4 x imports will be taking votes of each other.

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aqauman  
Years ago

i agree with that.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

aquaman: were the courts only wet for Geraldton? Also, he scored 43 that game as you mentioned so the courts couldn't have been that much of an issue..

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Obviously not, as far as i know two teams play a game of basketball, but when both teams have to play zone to be able to play defence then it becomes a shootout from behind the arc. Not the most ideal way to play a basketball game now is it?

Lewis scored 43 points, that has nothing to do with the courts being wet or not. Bennie played well plain and simple. Shot well! The fact games had to be postponed and every time a team was running down the other end, a group of kids had to run on and wipe the court, its pretty pathetic. Horrible in fact for any rhythm and when a team has already traveled 7-8 hours to get to the place i cannot imagine its an ideal thing to have to wait another 30-45 minutes on that same day due to poor management of when to shampoo a court.

I'm sure if you asked anyone involved in the game, they would tell you it was horrible to play on and very dangerous at times. Changing direction couldn't have been fun

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lel  
Years ago

Pity for Jordan Swing he has a dud team, from all accounts I've heard from players, he's a straight up baller. Remind me, is voting 3, 2, 1 for the game or from each team?

Slammers and Joondalup players all take votes of each other, so could the MVP come from say...Rockingham?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Jordan Swing is legit. very tough offensive player. Little average on the Defensive end and can be soft at times. but offensively he can do a little bit of everything. A quicker version of Luke Payne in my eyes from what I have seen thus far. Cannot believe he didn't get POW when they played Mandurah and Rockingham. Disgrace in my eyes. He drops 48 against Mandurah and lose on the buzzer and then backs it up with a win and another 30+ point game against at the time a top 4 team in Flames. Perth Redbacks beat a subpar team and Turner gets POW. Boggles my mind how that works. Surely they take strength of schedule in to account?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Could say the same about Ray Turner. 26/17/2.5 blocks... MVP numbers... dud team.

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

Regarding Vague's absence from East Perth's game, it appears to have something to do with the Australian Emus selection camp, per http://www.wildcats.com.au/article/id/12pm7xk8m3yz711vvppgrwqzow

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Voting is 3,2,1 by both coaches

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Coaches of the year to date?

Coaches who have the Standout teams like Harrelson, Ettridge, Heron or to a coach who has currently improved the squads expectation like Parsons at Cockburn or Kyle at Mandurah?
Would love to know each squads budget when thining of this award.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Especially Mandurahs "budget"... Whatever happened to all the money that went missing last year? Heard nothing since

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lel  
Years ago

Yeah I'm also pretty curious about Mandurahs $75,000 blackhole, when they're paying 2 imports plus Jarrad Jackson (and WSBL players). Someone posted earlier in the thread that BWA helped out, which is poor if clubs can just run into debt and expect to get bailed out. Maybe they shouldn't of spent so much on their graphic design of a new logo and uniforms?! (It is a sick logo though)

I for one would of preferred that they take a year off SBL, recover the money through juniors (heaps of them travel to Rockingham and Willetton to play) and then enter again. I imagine Mullenax wouldnt come cheap.

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Dh  
Years ago

Where did you get The $75000.00f from I dont believe BWA would be in a position to help any club financially

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lel  
Years ago

Sorry I had that number in my head for some reason, but j just went back to mandurahs website and looked at their financial statement for 2014. $160,000 operating loss, 50,000 of that was due to an increase of player payments from 2013 to 2014...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Mandurah was helped out by someone internally, namely a board member who contributed a low interest loan to get the club back towards the positive. They have also fund raised a substantial amount in the off season and brought in new sponsors. BWA did not help them out apart from assisting them with the legalities of the circumstances surrounding their ex head coach. Good on them for doing it I say.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I wouldn't be so sure JJ is getting paid?
I think he just wanted the minutes. If he played at redbacks he would be getting 3rd string PG mins behind Wags and AJ.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

mandurah is an interesting case, as i am very certain bake sales and masters bbqs dont get your team out of that much debt just magically (no pun intended).

To be in that much debt and when club people are saying that the SBL have helped out financially as its better to have them in the league than out then it sets a precedent to other teams who are struggling. I honestly would love to know how Perry Lakes survive PERIOD!!!!

They play in the most expensive place in the SBL and they get literally 25 people at their games. They must be paying imports but for some reason they always seem to be able to stay afloat.

Would love to know how that works. Its the best place to play but the worst place to play because its so boring and dead when you play there. Would be awesome for a Goldfields or Gero to be able to have those facilities as they get more than a man and a dog at the games.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I know of at least one club that is charged far more than Hawks, or anyone else in the league for that matter, for court hire than what is charged at WABC.

Jackson IS getting paid, as is Mullenax, Hafford, One of the Della's, Florence & Mcilroy - anyone who believes different is delusional. $150,000 loss yet if it wasn't for SN, they would be well and truly down the gurgler. Speaking of that loss, is J Chalk not the king of Hide n Seek at the moment!?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

5 players plus the coach under the salary cap? Imports must be on peanuts then..

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So week 6 has come and gone, Buccs and Slammers are setting the pace but the middle of the ladder is slowly getting sorted as teams play each other. Some teams may not have a great record but have already played the better teams while others might be getting a false sense of security as they have played more lower ranked teams.

I would be interested to hear the opinions on how some of the more high profile player moves have panned out so far...

1) Damien Scott
Has gone from averaging 20+ pts to 16ppg and is shooting at a horrible clip of 17% from 3.
But his team is 5-2.
From a personal point he hasn't improved his NBL chances at this stage but if he can turn his shooting % around he could easily get back to 20ppg.
Successful move - No (Cockburn would probably be 7-2 with him and his numbers would likely be higher)

2) Kyle Armour
Had a break out year, allstar, and SBL title in 2014. This was always going to be hard to top.
His ppg averages are down with asst sitting at 5.4
Once again his team is 5-2 so would be happy with this.
His opportunity for an NBL gig has probably past now so might see his numbers drop as other priorities present.
Successful move - Yes (Eagles would still be struggling with him. Although has become a bit of a journeyman it does help that he has returned to original club.)


3) Jared Jackson
Having a break out year personally and his team is going fairly well at 6-3.
Has really benefitted from the move and starting for Magic. He has had a couple games of 9:1 asst:TO and is averaging just over 11ppg and could increase this by a couple by improving shooting %.
Should continue to improve as he gets used to playing with team mates and taking more ownership of the team as PG.
Successful move - Yes (starting to become one of the top 5 point guards in league. Team looking good at 6-3.)

4) Daniel Thomas
Coming back from a major injury and appears to be working himself back into form.
Couldn't ask anymore from the team point of view. Sitting at 8-1 and could have easily been 9-0 if they got that early game against Slammers.
From a personal point his ppg and asst are down but this would be expected in a talented team and his current role.
Not sure if he is back to 100% fitness but has made a great comeback from injury.
Successful move - Yes (Team is championship favourite, he has made a good comeback from injury and playing a vital role)

5) Seva Chan
Having a breakout year this season. PPG at 17ppg which is a career high and makes him around 3rd top scoring PG behind Ty/Armour.
Also avg 5+ asst. But the 4 TOs hurt him.
By end of season will probably be in top 5 PGs in league.
Successful move - Yes (may have got some opportunity at Cougars but is relishing running the Suns team. Will only get betting with time.)

6) Ben Smith
Numbers are well down on last season. Shooting % are not good at this stage. Probably not accurate to compare against last year as he was in a unique situation and part of an interesting system. He had a green light and really took advantage of that by being the #1 scoring option.
This year he is behind the imports so probably 3rd option (at best) and wouldn't get many plays run for him.
Successful move - Yes (will be part of a finals team and probably would have been in same situation at Suns with their new imports.)

7) Joel Questel
Numbers down slightly and shooting % not where it has been in previous years. Would still be getting used to the new system and playing with other guys.
Not sure how adding Robbins to the roster will affect him and also with Ironmonger having a good year, Questel might start to see his opportunities shrink.
Team is travelling well (I think they should be undefeated with the roster they have put together)
Successful move - Yes (will experience team success and a long playoff run. Longer term it might not be the best move for him as Wolves would be wanting to promote Ironmonger as he is one of their few local players...)

8) Louis Timms
Rain check...


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lel  
Years ago

^^ Curtin? I can't imagine that venue comes too cheaply.

Jarrad is getting paid (verified by the man himself). Most of it is allowances for travel as he lives in Perth.

Here's some SBL attendace figures for you from 2014:

Weekly attendance figures (final reg season placing):
1-Geraldton 892 (1)
2-Goldfields 730 (14)
3-South West 494 (8)
4-Willetton 452 (12)
5-Stirling 436 (5)
6-Rockingham 419 (2)
7-Lakeside 411 (4)
8-Cockburn 327 (11)
9-East Perth 318 (7)
10-Mandurah 304 (6)
11-Perry Lakes 280 (10)
12-Kalamunda 228 (13)
13-Perth 204 (3) *Didnt supply 6 home attendance figures
14-Joondalup 177 (9)

1,100 was the highest attendance Gero v Willetton (ActiveWest)

From those figures, placing on the ladder really doesn't have much to do with attendance, though I would beg to differ after seeing the attendance from one improved association.

It'll be fun seeing 2015 numbers, I imagine Perry Lakes and East Perth falling, Willetton and Perth (you'd hope) increasing?


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Anonymous  
Years ago

You'd have to reckon Perry Lakes survive due to their large junior comp. They also reside in the land of the well healed. With about 160 kids playing WABL there must be a couple of parents willing to kick in a bit. For many years basketball administrators have known any SBL team operating our of a shire rec centre is going to struggle financially.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

> 11-Perry Lakes 280 (10)

OMG that is really low. That is literally 25 people.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

well 28 people, but yeah!!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

there is no way perry lakes has better attendance than joondalup or perth. No chance what so ever. Anyone who has ever been to a game will know 50 max at best. You see more fans from opposing teams than their own.

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I think you will find the 280 is the weekly attendance... The (10) is the final placing...

It isn't 280/10=28... Although it feels like there is only 28 people there...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

280 people per game... (10) ='s where they finished on the Ladder - Public Schooling being represented oh so well yet again in the Metropolitan area by the clowns on here >:-/

Most Overrated Import this Year aka John Dickson Award? I say Brown from Perth

Most Underrated Import? Lane from Cockburn

My Final Top 8 (Let's see who get's closest this early into the piece)

Buccs
Wolves
Slammers
Tigers
Cougars
Flames
Magic
Redbacks

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Dickson may not have had too many fans from opposing teams/fans but he was definitely not overated...
29.2ppg, 10.6 rpg, 2.5 apg, 2spg, 3 TOpg
These are not really the numbers of an overated import...

Having seen him play a couple of times I think if you take away all the antics he was one of the better imports, and as he was straight out of college, I think he will develop into a player that is too 'good' for the SBL.

I agree with most of your top 8 but mine would be:
- Buccs
- Wolves
- Slammers
- Redbacks
- Tigers
- Magic
- Flames
- Lakeside

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Anonymous  
Years ago

He definitely got the numbers, it never translated to results unfortunately. His attitude was just so horrible that he wasn't really thought of as anything else.

My overrated vote goes to the wolves import. I don't think he's as good as the first few weeks numbers show

Underrated- either of the cougars imports for sure. Both are solid and work hard. Havent seen the suns big guy yet but getting some monster games

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Anonymous  
Years ago

ps wheres random!!

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Oscar  
Years ago

Remember the weekly attendance is total people through the doors, not max at any one time.

Underrated import: Najee Lane
- Buccs
- Slammers
- Wolves
- Tigers
- Magic
- Cockburn
- Flames
- Redbacks

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I actually asked random last night on FB why no previews. He's been told by the powers that be at BWA if he wants to be considered for State Coaching positions in the coming six to twelve months, no more previews etc

I think this is BS from a BWA perspective telling him what to do, especially seeing its a humorous but in-depth look at the League which no-one else really does, especially the douche's who currently do the writeups on the SBL website!

Having said that though, I have known the guy for some time, and seeing how much he has gotten into his coaching the past few years down at Rockingham, he will do as the powers want to progress further up the Coaching ranks - and fair enough too :-)

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Isn't life good here in the USSR where we only have a little censorship or restriction on freedom of speech.
BWA have no balls, sit there terrified of criticism or controversy and hide behind their castle walls.
It is no wonder BWA is leading basketball nowhere in WA.
Lets hope the new CEO is not a eunuch!!!

RIP Randoms great previews

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If this is true about Random it just shows what level of people we have at BWA...

Random has consistently promoted the SBL and successfully driven interest in the league. He doesn't really have any negativety in his posts or say to much that would be viewed as controversial (testing my spelling...)

The only thing that he does that might annoy BWA is show how there is a total lack of any marketing coming out of that office...

BWA is a joke... The only thing that they are doing well is holding back basketball in WA...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Wow if that's true then what the f. What a joke by BWA.

Speaking of this kind of thing. Why is the radio show only 25 mins long?

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Peter  
Years ago

I wouldnt know, I have been trying to download the podcast but no luck!

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gary  
Years ago

i wish the wildcats bought the whole of BWA and not just the waves

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Oscar  
Years ago

I know their drive has been for WABL these last 12 months and not so much SBL. It's a shame because this year has actually produced on the the best fields with top 3 clumped together, then a solid midfield of about 5 or 6 teams and then the rest, compared to last years Geraldton domination. Add quality imports and we really have a good SBL league this year.

Hopefully they can turn things around!

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humph  
Years ago

Overrated- the fans of WA basketball sure there's a few that know what there talking about but for the most part clueless.

Underrated-all the imports considering they have played basketball at a higher level than all the other players in the league combined.

Top 8
Gero
Wolves
Tigers
Slammers
Magic
Redbacks
Cougars
Flames

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Don't download the podcast, complete waste of time. 35 minutes are of shit music and for a 25 minute show. 10 of those minutes were spent talking to a 14 year old kid. Absolute shit no way I'm listening next week

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Greeny  
Years ago

If BWA have stopped Random doing previews how about they step up and do something then. Why bother listening to the SBL radio show, they're probably censored on what they can say as well.
Looking forward to them employing a CEO that can get things moving

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Anonymous  
Years ago

BWA are a bunch of self-interested wasters.

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lel  
Years ago

Haha humphs post..

Overrated- Redbacks in Feb

Underrated - possession arrow, TF-1000 legacy, Cockburn in Feb

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Overrated - Matt Cecins

Underrated - Scott Harrelson

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

Random isn't the first or last person to be "talked to" about having an opinion.

I was a part of the Radio Show the last 2 seasons, not anymore.

Unfortunately the SBL only wants propaganda, not real discussion.

And heaven forbid anyone even remotely suggests an Official makes an error

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Opinions about obvious downfalls and things they are lacking in?? A bit rough if you ask me. The league is clearly lacking in numerous areas, but heaven forbid if its said in public

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Paul Pierce  
Years ago

Someone step up and make some noise. Someone do a SBL podcast or write a blog or whatever lot of opinions but no one wanting to do anything about it.

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Feathered Fighter  
Years ago

Any ideas on the new CEO?
Has the position been advertised?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anyone willing to do the same maths for the mens strength of schedule that just appeared on the website?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

So has Random been gagged by the league? Or just been given some sort of warning?

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Ganymede 37  
Years ago

Over-rated
All the guys that left Cockburn between this season and last

Under-rated
The ones who stayed

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Anonymous  
Years ago

For what i've been told, he has been 'strongly advised' if he wants to fulfil his state team coaching aspirations in the near future, he has to stop with the previews for fear of getting clubs offside, then in the worst case scenario a kid from that club misses out on a State Team gig, could come back to bite him and BWA in the Butt.

This came directly from him over social media earlier today.

Media wise - I am not a fan of Cecins, but at least he is promoting the League with Mansfield on the new radio show. If we compare what we do to what they do over East... SEABL have their own YouTube Channel, weekly highlights etc. The problem we have is the League, or more to the point the SBL has burnt several of those bridges (LMSC comes to mind) who are capable of such a production, in the past and so now there are even fewer options than the limited ones which would be on the table in an ideal world.

I read this forum and I know Random said something similar to me earlier on, but if all the people on here were as passionate in a practical sense as we are in a written form - the League would be a better place. It's damn easy to have a crack at BWA because on here your just a nobody, but Christian / Adam / Tiwai etc are very restricted in what they can and can't do, as per the direction given to them by the BWA Board of Directors.

If YOU want to make a difference to the League, rather than just whinge about what we do and don't have, get involved with your local club - set up a Social Media page or YouTube page and post highlights / blogs etc and then others will be encouraged to do the same. It sucks that Trav won't be doing the previews but the League needs more Random's... We could have a great product, but we definitely need more contributors. Stop taking the easy option and blaming BWA when your too busy being Keyboard Heroes rather than legitimately getting off your backside to make something we quite clearly all love... BETTER!

Whinge over!!

Over-Rated... Matt Cecins as a so-called 'Expert' (Stephen Charlton, Darren Russell & Scott Rubery = Experts) Cleveland Cavs (LeBron doesn't deserve another ring) Sydney Swans (COLA is the only reason they can remain competitive!)

Under-Rated... Forrest Gump (The Movie, not the Man!) Atlanta Hawks (They will win the East!) Young WABL Referees (Good luck to all the little tackers getting set for 18 weeks of abuse from 50% of spectators on every call, all so they can get a $2.50 medal in September so Mum or Dad can be proud of them getting a Grand Final!)

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

Remember that Cecins is also heavily involved with the Redbacks, so has to toe the "company line" a bit there. I'm also sure if you ask him, he'd say he was far from an expert, that was something anointed by the SBL, rather than say "SBL personality" or something like that.

It is true that it's quite easy to comment on here and then do nothing. It is also quite difficult to effect change from within too. Even getting approval to film a game or be a media member isn't an easy thing.

Unfortunately right now there is too much emphasis on not upsetting select Clubs, rather than doing the right thing for the League as a whole.

Take a look at the fixturing where Clubs like Willo get to say their own Courts are never available on a Friday or Lakeside saying the same for Saturdays. Then go take a look at the overall fixtures. For fun take a look at Kalgoorlies schedule for this coming weekend. Absolutely brutal.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

the league definetely needs a good twist around, my biggest being the playoff schedules. I could care less if it means that an extra 2 weeks would be added to a schedule and more money cost to the teams but how the hell does a higher seed have to go and travel on the road first in a 3 games series when the first game is the most crucial game in a 3 game series as it sets you up to win the series.

Should be one at home, one away and last game at home of higher seed. Regardless of where the hell it is. Kal or Gero, who cares, its an extra road trip and a cost. Means screw it be the team to not be below them by the end of the season.

Instead we reward the lower team by getting to play first. Bizarre if you ask me but hey what do I know. I will say the big positive for the SBL is that they still play 48 minutes and i for one think its an absolute pathetic thing that NBL play 40 minutes. Its pathetic that so called professional athletes dont play the correct amount of time.

Basketball was created for 48 minutes, not 40 but because we feel like we need to suck up the rest of the worlds ass, we decide to make it 40 to correspond with everyone. Just out of curiosity, have they not realised that the NBA is the best league in the world, hands down. Perhaps we might want to take a look at their model and try to work off of it.

Granted we cannot afford the big name NBA players but the model of the game which makes the NBA ten times more exciting to watch than a pathetic NBL game in which the best highlights come from behind the 3 pt line or a two handed dunk by a 7 footer.

RANT OVER!

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Not Josh Garlepp  
Years ago

Josh Garlepp and Ben Purser have been putting together an unscripted podcast for some weeks now and expect it to be released in the next two weeks.The first trial was done with Corey Easley.

There is no script and no SBL affilitation, players talking about basketball in more detail and the league in general.

"Apparently garlepp is hilarious or something" Says an undisclosed source, and "the audio chemistry is palpable." said another.

I will post the link once its finished, will be similar to Grantland Podcasts.

upcoming guests,

Any player from the league that they know and is free wednesday nights.

anonymous

xoxo

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Two blokes talking about the league in general, who actually play in the league? I can see their podcast lasting a while...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Don't compare the SBL to the NBA - you lose the argument then.

Every league plays 40mins in the world - from Olympics to college to Europe and Asia. SBL needs to play 40 mins also.

Also do like the SEABL and make it one off playoff games. The finals go for over a month! Too long.

The shorter the better.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

About time someone did a podcast with actual information. The boys sound like they will be worth a listen.

The seabl has such progressive media efforts with a weekly video show and encouragement of all clubs to promote the league as much as possible. The SBL with its restrictions is archaic, and frankly detrimental to the league, especially with their refusal to make major changes year in and year out. If you want actual progress change is a necessity.

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koberulz  
Years ago

Its pathetic that so called professional athletes dont play the correct amount of time.
Correct according to whom? The SBL and NBA are the only two leagues in the entire world that play 48 minutes.

Granted we cannot afford the big name NBA players but the model of the game which makes the NBA ten times more exciting to watch than a pathetic NBL game in which the best highlights come from behind the 3 pt line or a two handed dunk by a 7 footer.
Even if that were true (it isn't), that has nothing to do with the extra eight minutes.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

If the SBL changes to a 40 minute game it will be a joke. Unless they only allow 1 import. Every starter will just play 40 mins straight in the mens league.

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

If this proposed podcast is anything like a certain FB page last year then I can't see it lasting long.

Being current players is also fraught with danger. But we all know all officials are always 100% impartial and NEVER hold grudges. Good luck lads.

Also, good luck getting change, there are too many dinosaurs in charge. Look at the makeup of the SBL Commission, not a lot of forward thinkers there sadly.


It's a shame, there are some great players, young/import/aussie, that would absolutely thrive in a well run, well reffed League. WA might get more players in the NBL/WSBL too as a lovely ancillary benefit.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

You do a lot of referee bashing. I think majority of the officiating is pretty good. They get it wrong, but the problems are mainly with the junior refs and how are we ever gonna have more senior refs without them.

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

If you really think the overall standard of refereeing is good then you're watching different games to what I am. The consistency is sorely lacking and a lot of the issues are a core group of experienced officials.

The junior refs at least come in with no preconceived notion of who will do what.

Funny, I've mentioned refs twice I do believe, hit a nerve?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

To add on that comment ^ it is quite well known around the league which refs dislike which teams and players. That should NEVER be common knowledge and yet it is .

Sure we all don't have to like everyone, but some refs go around saying they 'he's a d***' or 'he acts like a c***' . And it does happen.

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Dh  
Years ago

So who is in th commission

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Feathered Fighter  
Years ago

Look at the BWA site, about us tab and board members.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Your ole's in the commission boi

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The scariest thing about this whole [email protected] scenario is that he's anywhere near to state coaching contention. Sitting on the bench and yelling abuse at players from both teams as well as referees doesn't really count as coaching does it?

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Tiges  
Years ago

^signed, coach who got knocked out of wabl finals by rockingham. Probably one of those ones who only coaches because it's the only way his son will get selected. Then he starts the turd.

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ruddiger  
Years ago

Back on the topic of SBL, Tigers vs redbacks, whatt a game.

I hear Marshall brown has jetted back to the states to be with a sick family member. Good luck to him and hope he is okay.

Ray turner , who will unddoubtedly be player of the week, followed his monster performance vs perry lakes with another huge one. This time is was 58pts 23rbs. With all the balls going to him on the block, he was happy to work on the undersized tigers with Davis fouling out.

Free throws made down the stretch saw the Tigers win in double OT. Lots of fouls, lots of points, same terrible shooting perc from Damien Scott. Tigers need to perform better if they're to contend in the top 4, and really got out of jail in this game.

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

Turner is tearing the SBL to shreds, he should be playing in a much higher tier league. Why would he limit himself to the SBL?? A Rockhampton Morning Bulletin report from February stated he came to Perth to chase a deal with the Wildcats... dunno if that will happen, but he should definitely be elsewhere.

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ruddiger  
Years ago

He certainly putting up the numbers for a Wildcats spot. I'd choose him over Ernest Ross

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

Well Earnest Ross isn't an import, and he's a guard, whereas Turner is a PF. The Wildcats would have to get rid of Redhage or Wagstaff to sign Turner, which I personally wouldn't want to happen nor do I think the Wildcats would do that

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koberulz  
Years ago

Lots of fouls, lots of points, same terrible shooting perc from Damien Scott.
Must say, it was delightful to see him getting those open looks in the corner down the stretch, having read the comments in this thread regarding his percentage/attempts.

Turner throwing fifteen different pivots on the block down three with eight seconds left could've cost the Redbacks that one. Prior was also right next to him when he threw up the hail-mary on the buzzer, and was probably the better option.

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Winston  
Years ago

Was at the Tigers v Redbacks. Black played the same guys for the last 5 of regular time, 5 of first OT and 5 in second OT. With Davis on the bench fouled out he wasn't very confident bringing on anyone else which I thought would be the end for them, just look at the playing mins.

having said that, Ben Smith played huge mins, Turner would have too had it not been for foul trouble.

Willetton undefeated at home, itll be interesting to see how Slammers go next week. One would think Slammers'll win easy but its a fun game to watch.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Cory Cooperwood was at Stirling game on the weekend. Wonder if he will end up with someone??

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Didn't see the Tigers v Redbacks game but the stats highlight some interesting points.

- Was Turner's game the most dominant display in the SBL for the last few years? His overall production saw some crazy numbers...

- What is up with Damien Scott's shooting %? Is he missing open looks or are they shots at the end of shot clock or contested looks??? 2 of 13 from the 3pt line is not great. (he could of had 40 if he shot better)

- A win is a win and the Tigers are now 7 - 2. They would be happy with their record even if they are only playing limited guys.

- Will the Tigers add another import if Easley is becoming a non-restricted player??? (not sure if the Easley part is fact or fiction)

- Will Marshall Brown be back as there was some reported unrest in the Redback camp.

- Where is Dennis T???

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ruddiger  
Years ago

Well they only have the 1 import right? Would make sense if they got him on board. Plus I think his gf is in Perth.

Just on that, whats up with all these imports setting up camp here!?!

The old school guys all married with children: Vince Kelley, Jeff Anderson, CJ

Ephrem Davis, Cory Cooperwood, Corey Easley all got gfs or married. Carter Cook too I think.

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

I hear Cooperwood is asking crazy money to play, he might price himself out of the League.

Tawhiti sat out due to Achilles concerns.

Perth were also missing Johnston and Mackavilitongia.

Brown went home due to Family issues, real Family issues, not the made up kind.

Scott got a LOT of open looks, just didn't make them. Perhaps he's not putting as much time into practicing as before? Conjecture on my part but reasonable.

I heard Jordan Wild may be back soon?

Willo were quite lucky to win that game, FT's kept them in the lead the entire first half. Prior and Wagner both missed shots to win the Game in regulation and OT 1.

Turner is a beast and played with a lot of composure, he took a beating in that game and didn't really react at all, just kept on playing.

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bo2  
Years ago

Tigers win takes them just 1 win away from the 2014 total win total.

Scott is missing open looks. It's amazing because when he actually puts the ball on the ground, his fg% is great. I don't think the Tigers are worried with him taking those open shots though, and if they start falling it'll be dangerous.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Hawks badly need some help. Someone please give them Cooperwoods number.

Redbacks two imports (Ray & Turner) combining to score and rebound more than any other teams two imports.

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

Cooperwoods asking price is too high for PL according to my mail.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Any ideas on how the SBL should format their allstar game ?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Any ideas on how the SBL should format their allstar game ?

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

Oh and #303 and #320, really? Seems you really don't know who [email protected] is with those comments.

He's passionate, loud and supportive when Coaching. He also doesn't have a son so bad luck with that "fact"

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

For one, the SBL All-Star Game should be on a separate weekend so all players can be considered. Jamming it onto a long weekend with Games being played isn't going to help Teams allow players to participate.

As for selections, who knows? Probably a FB poll to try drum up interest.

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Check out this dunk by Kevin Davis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkecezKr_9w

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ruddiger  
Years ago

I heard Cooperwood would only play for Stirling or Lakeside anyway, given his religious background..

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

Hahaha thats funny ruddiger

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meggsie  
Years ago

allstar game ! city vs country allways works as their is always a bit of passion.( NRL )
gero,slammers,giants,magic vs the rest. I always wanted to see this happen in SEABL , but maybe the powers to be in the city are a little worried of the result

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G Fresh  
Years ago

[email protected] being gagged by the powers that be is a blight on the league, lift your game Basketball WA and give the people what they want.

My 2c on Cecins don't know the bloke but you have to respect him, why are we knocking someone with passion for our game, there is no money in this sport so he is doing it for the love and some pocket change. Calling games, doing pods and the work for his club all take time and considerable effort.

Clearly there are a lot of problems going on with BWA but there are a hell of a lot of peeps that are putting in behind the scenes and out in the spotlight. Most if not all of it is community service...volunteers and player's alike. It's a thankless task but keep on grinding, the L and hoops in WA are in your debt!

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Paul Pierce  
Years ago

I think your forgetting about me you see me against the Raptors?

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meggsie  
Years ago

SBL ALL STAR GAME COUNTRY VS CITY.
COUNTRY

PG-- NICHOLLS/JACKSON
SG-- HARRELSON/BOWIE
SF-- LEWIS/RALPH
PF-- VOEKEL/ BEN SMITH
C -- MULLENAX/ WUNDERBERG.
COACH -- HERON

CITY

PG-- LAND/CHAN
SG-- SWING/SEB
SF-- FIELD/ELLIS
PF--TURNER/COOP LAND
C -- PRUE/ K.DAVIS
COACH -- ETTRIDGE.

there are 5 aussies/ 5 American born players.
im sure everyone has their own opinion on players.
would be an awesome game to watch. country just.

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

Can't see them agreeing to a game where 4 Teams get players in and the other 10 Teams only have 10-12 spots.

It'll probably be North/South, maybe in the WABL format for ease. Having said that, the WABL format somehow has Kalamunda and Perth as North, North of what I'm not sure.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Breaking news, Adam Forde has stepped down as coach of East Perth due to family reasons. No date for his return as yet. Joe Alan Tupaea will take over as head coach in the interim

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Flynn  
Years ago

I think I prefer Joe on the sidelines that the court. Won't be able to shirt grab and throw off the ball punches...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Or kick balls into score bench people's faces after the whistle has blown

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ruddiger  
Years ago

Philp instead of Cooper Land, Najee Lane instead of Seva

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meggsie  
Years ago

ruddiger- 5 imports only.philip fair enough for coop but you cant have najee over chan.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

WABL is split north of the river and SOR.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The best way to do all star would be imports vs aussies, that would get the best support I would think. North verse south doesn't really give spectators something to care about in the game outside of the highlights. But imports vs Aus the crowd can get the highlights from the imports (mostly) and root for aussies vs the yanks.

The timing of it is the hardest.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Aussies vs U.S.A basically

Don't think that's really a fair contest

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

#581, you may want to re-check that. Kalamunda and Perth have been in the North for years and are both fairly South of the River.

Maybe the SBL can do something novel.

Pick the Coaches of the 2 top Teams at say Round 11 (just a guess)

Those 2 Coaches flip a coin for 1st pick and alternate "Draft Picks" until they have a Team of 12 each.

There can't be more than, say, 6 Restricted Players and no more than 2 from any one Team. There must also be at least 4 Front Court players per Team.

When playing, every player gets at least 6 minutes.

For the WSBL I'd say 10 players and 5 minutes min.

Just a rough guideline I thought of.

If you really wanna mix it up, ban the Coaches from picking their own players and/or let the public vote on their first pick.

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Just a couple of changes

SBL ALL STAR GAME COUNTRY VS CITY.
COUNTRY

PG-- NICHOLLS/JACKSON
SG-- HARRELSON/BOWIE
SF-- LEWIS/RALPH
PF-- VOEKEL/ BEN SMITH
C -- MULLENAX/ WUNDERBERG.
COACH -- HERON

CITY

PG-- ARMOUR/CHAN
SG-- SWING/HOBBS
SF-- FIELD/ELLIS
PF--TURNER/C LAND
C -- PRUE/L PHILIP
COACH -- ETTRIDGE.

I also think that the Aussie team would be very competitive against imports... If you could include Jervis

1. Kyle/Jackson
2. Ty/Trian
3. Lewis/Ellis
4. Ben Smith/Field
5. Tom Jervis/Prue (Wunderberg if no Jervis)

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Really?

Aussie
Harrelson/Armour
Seb/Scott/Dech
Field/Lewis/Purser
Ellis/Huntington/Smith
Jervis/Prue

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LSP  
Years ago

safe to say Matt Cecins knows s*** all about basketball with his latest power rankings. what a joke.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Do you want to explain what parts you disagree with? Maybe write your own to promote the league.

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Peter  
Years ago

I thought it was actually a good read, never going to please everyone.
Atleast the guy is making an effort to get something out there.
The more that is written the better.

Alot more in depth then and so and so "did all he could for ______"

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Anonymous  
Years ago

LSP >> Loves Sucking P _ _ _ S?! (Not that there is anything wrong with that if you are that way inclined!) Leave Cecins alone... the dude cops all sorts of flack for his views, yet is one of the few people around the traps who is liked by 90% of clubs, says hello to anyone he recognises and actually has a decent basketball brain!

I love the Keyboard Warriors on this forum. All 'experts' in your own right but won't admit your true 'feelings' to those you are so quick to 'troll' on here, in person. Next time they are handing out Bravery medals, make sure you and the rest of your 'mates' are at the BACK of the line...

This is [email protected] - I wasn't going to go through the whole process of signing up on here as this will be my only post I put on this Forum.

Firstly, thanks for all the love re: my previews or lack there of. I will clear up something though... It wasn't so much as a gagging, more a heads up from a couple of coaches I highly respect, who said if I want to be considered for State Teams in the future, best to cease with the previews in case someone is inadverdently offended. Whilst i enjoy doing the previews, I enjoy my coaching more and would love to go further with it in the future.

To the person (I will be very dignified here and not call you what I would want to!) who suggested I 'sit on the bench yelling abuse at both teams players and the referees' - I have never openly abused an opposition player, especially with the age group I am coaching this year in Under 12 Boys. Yes I am loud (Passionate as RH puts it!) and I do question the refs from time to time (Older age groups more than the younger ones... Everyone has to appreciate that like players in U12s / 14s, refs make mistakes. If we don't get on players everytime they make a mistake, we shouldn't do the same to our developing younger refs) but I know my limits.

But yes, old mate Keyboard Warrior #1, clearly you know who I am, so rather than stick behind some phoney name on a Messageboard where its encouraged to remain a mystery whilst spreading BS, actually have the guts to tell me face to face. I won't get angry... i'd actually respect you a hell of a lot more, rather than making false accusations about me on here.

Sad to hear about Fordey - I hope everything is ok mate and we see you involved with the League sometime in the near future. Best of luck to all teams (Women's and Men's) for the rest of the season, and here is hoping Pacquiao can knock Mayweather the **** out this Sunday!!

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Peter  
Years ago

Jordan Wild back for Stirling.
Ellis must not be restricted.

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

Wild is replacing Ellis according to the article by Stirling.

Keep doing your thing Random, there will always be haters out there.

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CHARLIE  
Years ago

Ellis getting married so Wild a fill in while Codys away.

I thought the article by Matt was pretty good. Reviewed the year to date on a strength of schedule format, and used this for a forward view of the rest of the season. Obviously things will change as teams fall in and out of form, but as a snap shot of the league as at today, it's a very good article and very well thought through. Not bad for someone that's not an expert!!!!!

And Random what are you doing man?!? Right reviews, be sarcastic, stir the pot and make people ask and answer questions. No one will stand in your way for this. Hell if I can get a coaching gig your reviews sure as hell shouldn't be seen as a deterent.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Keep the previews going! I don't understand how anyone could take offense to anything you write.

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Sai  
Years ago

Yes,Random .Keep the previews going!We're waiting.

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Watcher  
Years ago

Find it amusing that it was suggested that Random stop writing if he wants to coach state teams BWA allow parents to coach their own childs age group so that they can make sure their child gets in even if they dont deserve to,so cant see a problem with a few comments in relation to SBL. This should not loose you a coaching job?

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lel  
Years ago

I don't think you understand how coaching and team managing works. If two kids of equal skills level are trying out for a team, and one of kids' parents offers to coach, who do you think is going to get chosen??

Even if one kid has slightly less talent than the other, but their parents can contribute VOLUNTARY time of course you take the kid with less talent. Finding volunteers for sport isn't easy, parents are more comfortable sitting on the sidelines and criticising.

So you might see it as unfair, but thats just life. Either get involved or get lost :)

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Watcher  
Years ago

Bit confused by your comments lel we are talking about state teams and not domestic. And have been involved for years as a volunteer and do not just sit on the sidelines ever. Just do not think it is fair to other kids or the child of the parent coaching. If we want the best state teams it needs to be the best players from our state playing regardless of who volunteers. Do your mummy and daddy volunteer so that you can get a game? Sounds like it

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Macca  
Years ago

Random, do what you feel is right for your future mate... you have our support. We will miss your colourful and witty previews and sadly I think it will be the final nail in the coffin for the old SBL Forum.

Just on the All Star Game... if there were to be a 3 point shoot out who would you like to see compete?

8 players max.


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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

Bloody SBL, no Week 7 POW. Week 4 and 7 now, no POW...

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lel  
Years ago

Nope never made a state team Watcher, maybe I would've if my parents did coach or manage. It's just how it is.

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ruddiger  
Years ago

Average margin in 2015 (excluding games played this weekend):

Slammers 15.27272727 (astounding)
Buccs 17.7 (astounding)
Wolves 14 (v good)
Tigers 7.555555556 (big win margins early offset by huge loss margins in their 2 L's)
Magic 4 (grindin out wins)
Senators -3 (finding form now, close wins)
Cougars 0.8 (50/50)
Flames 0.4(50/50)
Redbacks -3.6 (1 man team means close losses)
Lightning -3.111111111 (same same ^^)
Hawks -13.66666667 (dud import, replaced by another)
Giants -13.88888889 (3 man team, tough season)
Suns -16 (2.5 man team with Chan having a good season)
Eagles -10.8 (no team)

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Willeton only beat PLH by 6 last night, but Black put his team to sleep at half time. Outscored 46 to 31. Smart move due to their schedule. Clarke made a dive at the ball in the last minute or so and nearly ended Hobbs stay in Oz. How he never popped an ACL I'll never know. Nothing deliberate by Clarke but maybe basketball should adopt similar rules to the AFL with the below the knees stuff. Or at least run an education program. Nobody wants to see careers interrupted by this sort of injury. The ref chose to ignore the contact but Hobbs had a bit to say to Clarke.

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Winston  
Years ago

Yeah following the box score it seems as though Willetton was up 25 early, and coasted home. Smart as they have Slammers tonight , and it looked like Cody and Scott were both rested.

Good for the other guys to get a run too, especially as Black refused to make a sub throughout the end of the fourth quarter, 1st OT and 2nd OT verse Redbacks.

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

Watched Perth v Kalamunda last night.

Very interesting finish. Turner fouled heavily by Holmes with 10 seconds left and Kala up 1. No call, turnover. Was a shame as I thought it was a fairly well called game until that gaffe.

Perth really need work on their interior D and stopping dribble penetration.

Thought Tawhiti played a great game though, really battled whilst being undersized.

Tough road for Perth now.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

They haven't gotten off to the best start despite a pretty incredible team on paper, but they aren't in trouble yet. They only have to make the 8 realistically.

Need the second import back though. Is he coming back?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I heard that Stan Okoye may be on his way over...that's just what I heard.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I heard that too, with his current team in Italy only 2 games away from finishing and out of finals contention. Turner and Okoye, thats a boss move right there...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Pitty the rest of the guys wont get a touch

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The team might have more chemistry bringing back Okoye...??


Well done to the guy doing the video highlights every week.

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lel  
Years ago

Yeah Josh Zimmerman, I don't even see him in the crowd or on the sidelines but he keeps pumpin out vids. Good stuff, completely voluntary. SBL should snatch him up.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anyone know when Louis Timms will be back?

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A couple of Kevin Davis Dunks from the Magic game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDGBU8behIQ

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EP Elite  
Years ago

Im just curious why the 18 year old for Eagles thinks he has the right to take more shots than the imports or the established veterans despite having one of the worst shooting percentages?

Its already cost us a couple games in my opinion.

We got him from cougars for nothing, I think they got the better end of the trade

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Imports? EP have imports?

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EP Delete  
Years ago

Did he take what you thought might have been your spot?

After 10 or 11 games the coaches would not let him blaze away unless they wanted him to shoot.

Most 18yo have a bit to learn. It is a lot harder when you're in a losing team.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I hear a Wanneroo faithful is off to Willetton...

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Hogwash 51  
Years ago

I wouldn't call MC a "faithful"...3rd club supported in 4 years!!

:)

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Hogwash 51  
Years ago

I wouldn't call MC a "faithful"...3rd club supported in 4 years!!

:)

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Red74  
Years ago

Who is off to willo?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I've seen Vague play a few times this year, and while obviously still young he does tend to shoot a heck of a lot out of the offence. In saying that, seeing how the Wildcats run their offence and the number of 3's they jack up it's not unlikely that Forde gives him the same luxury in SBL. Not overly productive looking at their record though.

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Winston  
Years ago

haha according to his post he's been at Wannerro for 4 years now. Thats some Interstellar time-warp stuff right there...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Some interesting games this week..

Slammers will beat buccs I think.

Wolves should get Rockingham

Magic will get Tigers

Redbacks and Lightning could depend on Redbacks imports avail?

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johnson fred  
Years ago

Can confirm MC has been seen at Tigers home games

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lel  
Years ago

"Point guard Luke Wrensted had an accident on a moped while on holidays in Bali on Anzac Day, ruling him out of action for at least six weeks."

lel..

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Who is MC?!

*Random needs to grow some balls and do his previews
*EP is in all sorts of trouble. Not one of their starting 5 is a local product if Jervis doesn't play and apart from young Donlagic - there is not much coming through, so expect the EP of old as League Easybeats in a year or two
*It might just be me but will the All Star Game even be a success? Gero playing the Flames up in Geraldton = horrible scheduling. Why not do it when Gero and Kal are in Perth?
*I was forwarded an email yesterday which was sent to all Waves players advising in a very direct manner on Andy's behalf 'If you don't hear from us, we don't want you at tryouts...' or to that effect at least. With one good local product in Garbin heading to Townsville next year, will the Lynx be similar to the Wildcats and only give locals 'development' contracts until they prove their worth? Great way to get your local basketball community to buy in to the new model **Sarcasm**

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The young kid from EP will end up a better player than anyone else currently in the SBL.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

That's a huge call. He's certainly young and inexperienced. But that call would be based on him playing the 3 if he can shoot at a higher clip, create off the bounce and cut without the ball. Or he stays at the 4 and learns any post moves..?

He's a good young talent for sure but thats a stretch isn't it

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Bendat Basketball Centre. Well.

It would be more appropriate if they renamed the Entertainment Centre the BEC. That's where he makes his money and they have their sole interest. They merely have an office and train at Floreat. It is great that he has revitalized basketball at a national level in WA. I cannot recall the Wildcat organization doing much for junior basketball or junior basketballers over the years. We shouldn't confuse junior development with training fodder. You don't need to be great to be able to train with the Wildcats eg Justin Eckhardt.

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Lukosius  
Years ago

To Anonymous Reply #527428:

In regards to the scheduling of the Allstar game, no weekend was ever going to be a good weekend.

For starters, it was always going to be on the Monday of a long weekend. Obviously you could not hold it on a Saturday (SBL games being played) nor a Sunday (Buccs and Giants playing games in Perth).

So via a process of elimination, it could only be Monday.

Also Allstar games should always be held in the second half of the season.

So how many long weekends are there in the second half of the season? One!!!

The Giants are already playing in Perth that weekend so that works out ok.

Yes, the Buccs play the Flames in Gero on the Saturday night, but the Allstar game isn't until the Monday afternoon.

I don't see a problem. And I definitely don't see any 'horrible scheduling'.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Don't be fooled, the Bendat Basketball Centre is a venue naming right sponsorship deal. The report on Ch10 mentioned that it was for 20 years or there abouts.

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Lukosius  
Years ago

For those out there who like nothing more than another reason to stick the boot into BWA/SBL.....

"VenuesWest yesterday announced that they have secured naming rights for the WA Basketball Centre. This announcement was made yesterday morning by the Minister for Sport & Recreation, the Hon. Mia Davies. As part of this partnership, the WA Basketball Centre will be known as the Bendat Basketball Centre for the next 21 years.

VenuesWest have exclusive rights to the naming of the WA Basketball Centre and have negotiated the terms of this arrangement. Unfortunately, Basketball WA was not made aware of this announcement until just before it occurred and, as a result, was unable to communicate this to our Members or Stakeholders earlier.

After discussions with VenuesWest, Basketball WA would like to reassure the basketball community that this is a sponsorship arrangement. There has been some misrepresentation in the media that the WA Basketball Centre has been named simply in honour of Jack Bendat, this is not the case. The naming rights have been secured by a financial contribution that will benefit Basketball WA through the Co-Management Agreement with VenuesWest."

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Thanks for posting that, Lukosius. When I first read of the name change (albeit via the Wildcats media machine) I questioned why it was happening. Prior to last month, Bendat's involvement had purely been with the Wildcats and not the wider basketball community. It wasn't until I heard the reference at the end of the Ch10 news segment that it clicked to me that it was a naming rights arrangement. Shame the Wildcats neglected to disclose that minor detail.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Looks like voting for the all star game is open to the public.

More details here: http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-5011-0-0-0&sID=78732&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=34533340

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

VenuesWest announcement which states 21-year arrangement: http://www.venueswest.wa.gov.au/news/a-name-change-for-the-wa-basketball-centre/

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Anonymous  
Years ago

What does that mean for BWA staff?? Think there'll be a shuffle?

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Paul Pierce  
Years ago

All star snubs???

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Anonymous  
Years ago

how do you not see an issue with the Buccs playing flames in gero? Its on a Monday which means they will play on a Monday and then have to be back in Gero for work. How is that not retarded??? Why not just have an allstar weekend where all players and coaches and fans can get together and have a good chilled out night and meet down at the stadium and make it something great instead of half assing something.

A monday night where people will have work the next day and for country teams will have to drive all that way back that night or miss out on work the next day in which I am sure the league wont be reimbursing for a day off work.

Pathetic attempt. Extend the season one week and make it a weekend of fun and relaxation with other people from the league, make it a spectacle instead of a testicle.

How many people do they expect to get on a Monday night? after already spending an entire weekend of watching basketball???

AHHHHHH what can you do people, sometimes u just have to give up and say well why did GOD ever get rid of the dinosaurs. ;)

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Winston  
Years ago

I'm quite positive Carter Cook or Bennie Lewis don't have work the next day. And even so, work would be pretty understanding. Those guys are worshiped up there...

From Kal, I doubt Muo will get a place so Jay Bowie and Jacob Holmen don't have work.

And from SouthWest the only all-stars will probably be Nichols and Voelkel..

Just stop being such a SBL knocker and deal with it. I don't think you actually realize how much time and effort goes into fixturing the SBL and liaising with ALL 14 associations to try and find what best works. BWA haven't just released these fixtures and told everyone to get along with it, they get requests from all associations before the season and go from there.

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

If you want the ASW to thrive then I think it needs a stand alone weekend.

Make it special for everyone involved and make it the ONLY game for the Weekend.

I can see a situation where players are "injured" so that they aren't risked for their upcoming games.

Onto the voting side of it, how do they justify 2 Teams having 4 nominees?
Thats just silly. Either make every player eligible or have a 3 person rule and stick to it.

I'd think E.Davis and C.Easley at Willo would be a little disappointed their Coach didn't nominate them.

I'm also befuddled as to why every Team must have an All-Star. It reeks of "everyone needs to feel good" The best teams should have more players in the Game, look at the NBA model.

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gary  
Years ago

I also believe an extra week would allow the non all stars a week off. For the men they don't get byes like the girls, so for the teams that make the GF that's 23 straight weekends of having to organise their life around basketball.

OR Even if it means they have to play one extra double header, im sure most men would agree with this.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

pretty sure gero also have Mat Wundenberg in there and Ty works for the slammers, not just a player. regardless of all that, its still a rotten way to do it. Give it an extra week and then have everyone be able to go and support and enjoy in the festivities.

I am not an SBL knocker but when they make it so easy then how do we not. For years I have said that the finals segment is terrible. Why have a three game series for the entire playoffs and then one game to win it all. RETARDED!!!! so that means if someone goes down with an injury etc they don't get that chance to recover for that extra week and come back and win game 2/3. When has the league ever approached the players and asked what they might consider??? NBA and other leagues have playing committees in which they can voice opinions and they can be heard. The SBL if a player voices an opinion they get warned, suspended, christ even analysts cant even write previews cause they get told to HUSH.....



In the words of Charles Barkley "Thats TURRWWIIBBLLLEE"

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Lukosius  
Years ago

"Its on a Monday which means they will play on a Monday and then have to be back in Gero for work. How is that not retarded???"

I don't know what planet you have been living on but both my club (Giants) and also the Buccs do that every 3rd week.

Playing on a Monday afternoon (2.00pm remember, not Monday night) and then back home that night is no different to when we play on a Sunday afternoon (and then back home that night).

If any club should be whinging about it, it is my club. On that weekend we play at Lakeside on the Saturday night, at Wanneroo (12noon) on the Sunday, then the Allstar game is at 2.00pm on the Monday.

For any of our players in the allstar game (there will be at least one), that's a tough weekend.

But are we complaining about it? Nah. We will embrace, grow some balls, and get it done.

Really not much different to the triple-headers we used to have (three times a season).

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anyone know who is in the 3 point shootout for the All Star Game?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Y'all should just forfeit the game v Joondalup ... Rest of the team head back to Kal.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Went to the Rebacks Lightning game to watch the Turner vs Swing matchup who was gonna score 50 first. Looked to be a bit of a dud game at first Lightning had 3 starters out injured (Dixon Parkinson Thomas) but ended up being close with lightning taking a 10 point win. Redbacks benched Turner way too much for long stretches, not sure what the problem was.

Hard for redbacks now surely..???

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Turner was in foul trouble,

Was a lackluster game and it will be hard for the Redbacks coming up against the Slammers this weekend

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

Turner had foul issues throughout the Game as well as carrying a thumb injury that hampered him.

Agreed, it's a very tough road for the Backs now.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

He only finished with 4 fouls.. I thought considering they had no chance to win without him on the floor they should have risked it a bit more.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

He also had an injury concern. Slammers Buccs was a classic last night, high scoring but over whistled I think

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

2 fouls in the 1st, 3 at the Half, 4th picked up in the 3rd. He was in and out all game. Plus his thumb was an issue.

Lakeside were really aggressive with fronting the post and Perth did a poor job of entry passing or moving the ball to exploit that.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Is Tom Jervis done already?

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

^Probably, I wouldn't waste my time with EP either

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

Louis Timms is set to make his SBL return this coming weekend when the Joondalup Wolves take on the East Perth Eagles http://www.wildcats.com.au/article/id/wfcbulsgyyyx1mr3vvpebgrkc

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

Makes you wonder what Budget Joondalup are working with this year?

Can't see any of the following not getting paid.
Trian
Seb
Huntington
Robbins
Timms
Davis
Matacz
Questel.

Then you have the Joondalup Waves.

Same could be said for South West and their 4 Aussie/Yanks.

Is there any point even pretending to have a Salary cap?

Also, did anyone else think it odd some Teams have 4 players up for AS nomination and others only 3?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

From what I saw when I voted, the fourth nomination was generally a league nomination. In the cases of Ty and Doccy, as the coaches nominating players, they clearly didn't want to nominate themselves but the league recognised they should be involved in the game and nominated them.

Asides from those two, where there any other teams with more than three nominees?

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

PL Women had 4 today.

It should be 3 per team or every player is eligible.

This is where the SBL gets itself into trouble all the time. They allow too much grey area, then the Clubs exploit that grey area to the nTH degree over and over.

Yeah it's a small thing, but it's symptomatic of a larger issue in my opinion.

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Dh  
Years ago

Is the salary cap even applied Who looks into this I guess they can receive a wage for development or such So there for not paid for SBL

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

Theres a Cap and every Club President ( I think) has to sign a Form stating they haven't gone over it.

Pretty sure there are shenanigans going on there though.

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

Looks like Bennie Lewis has joined the Plymouth Raiders alongside Daryl Corletto

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Anonymous  
Years ago

And everyone was bagging Willetton out about going over their salary cap at the start of the year... Tut tut tut.

Wannerroo, Slammers, Mandurah, Perth. Mention these teams before Yall even THINK of saying Willetton.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

What is the SBL salary cap?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

$60,000

I think a lot of these teams such as Wanneroo would be ok. The aussie players wouldn't be getting much if any, like 100-200 per game isn't going to scratch the cap. It's when you have two imports plus a host of aussies getting paid as the imports command 15-20k each.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Ty would be the only Men's player paid by Slammers, Weeden works full time and Nichols and Voelkel are given part time jobs while they are here.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

What are their part time jobs?

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

Willo are in the same boat as all the other Teams named, big names who want to be paid.

Scott, Armour, Davis, Easley, ALL getting paid and not chump change.

Perth, 3 guys at most on money.

I wonder where these part time jobs and development gigs come from? The Clubs perhaps? Or do these players just get reeeaaalllyyyyy lucky with employment?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Obviously the club would sort out the work through sponsors etc but the fact is they are working normal jobs for their income while they are in Australia.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I would be surprised if Slammers two imports weren't getting paid by the club PLUS their outside jobs as well.

For Willo, it wouldn't be hard to pay those 4 under the cap. The 3 aussies prob aren't getting import type money??

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Why would Perth be paying anyone outside of the two imports???

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

That depends on what Visa each player is on.

Technically if they are on a WH Visa they cannot have employment sorted out by the Club in any way.

If they are on a Sporting Visa, they can only be paid to play games.

Is the WH Visa a crazy grey area that is being exploited? Are the "jobs" real ones that are actually worked and not fronts for the cash in the envelope payment so many people have gotten?

Either way, if people think that all those players are coming to Aus or shifting Clubs every year just for the love of the game......well thats a naive way to see it.

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

The numbers I heard being offered by Willo for players this year was not small change. 2-500 a week per player. Then add in Easley and Davis (who has to be on a Sports Visa), it's getting up there.

SW's guys will be getting paid, over or under the table, they are getting money

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Agree Roy Hobbs. I think its fairly clear who from each club is getting paid, and you cant tell me only 2 out of the 4 Americans at SW are getting paid, likewise with Willo. I think a lot of under the table payments are facilitated. Look at Mandurah last year, only difference is that it got uncovered!

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

Mandurah even gave out Signing bonuses last year haha.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anyway moving on from the money which clearly won't get anywhere.

Anyone wanna have a crack at answering the 5 questions from the radio show?

1. If you were the lakeside coach would Jarrad Prue be starting?

2. Is getting within six points of the wolves a moral victory for the hawks?

3. Should the mens SBL move to 40 minute games?

4. Are the giants a legit top 8 threat?

5. Is Gav Field the Best WA player in the SBL?

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

1. No, as he has wavered in his desire to play and they will need Parkinson for the next 3-8 years.

2. Hmmm yes and no, Yes in that they were severely out-gunned. No as in they were close enough (in theory) to win it. Whether that was due to Joondalup resting people I'm not sure.

3. Please NO. There are enough places where we can see scores of 61-54. Plus if they truly want the SBL to be a developmental League, the younger players need court time from somewhere.

4. No, they just aren't deep enough for my money. They may well prove me wrong.

5. I reckon this is a YES. he is putting up phenomenal numbers and has Cockburn playing much better than anticipated pre-season. How he isn't being called up weekly by the Wildcats to sign is beyond me.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

1. No
2. Yes
3. No No No
4. No
5. Yes

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Anonymouse  
Years ago

No - save him, he just might play on next year.
No - have come late a couple of games now, but not able to play with the big boys when it matters.
Yes - I wouldn't like it, but getting 10 yo home at 11pm Friday night is a bit late.
No - unless they beat a highly ranked side soon.
Yes/No/Maybe - he's very good but a bit light for NBL. Would be interesting to see him get the oppositions best defender (or NBL Quality) every week.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I HATE the idea of a 40 minute game.

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Io 33  
Years ago

Corey Easley has a wife and family here, he has a full time job and isn't getting paid import figures. W

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360wtwb  
Years ago

Easley will be considered naturalised next season, so thats even less Willo will have to fork out. Scott and Armor both made the decision to join will for chump change plus a shot at a championship.

Armor knew EP were going downhill and Scott knew everyone was jumping ship at Cockburn (probs shouldve stuck around, wouldve been top 3 if he, Seva and Vague stayed).

Davis probably getting paid the most, but even he has a gf here and was happy to take a hit.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Nic Cody also getting paid at Willo... maybe Clarke also as last year's captain.
Do coaches salaraies get included into the cap? I couldnt see guys like Alan Black coaching for nothing.

Someone mentioned Mandurah earlier... is it just me or have we not recognised just how well they have come through the biggest SBL scandal this decade?

They have a rookie head coach, managed to sign a young PG with massive upside and a long career ahead, retained Mullenax, Hafford, Smith, Della's, Florence and are playing some great basketball beating the 4th placed Tigers on the weekend.

They are obviously doing something right down there to get out of debt so quickly and be super competitive in both the mens and the womens SBL programs.

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

Scott and Armour were the ones doing the jumping, for more dollars.

I'm told Vague left due to who the Cats suggested he play for, may be incorrect though.

Cody would be on $$ too. If you think Easley did all that work in the off-season for peanuts you are being naive.

Mandurahs situation is an odd one. How close were they to being gone completely? Only the SBL will know that. Apparently they had a Sponsor bail them out.
Hopefully they are on top of all that now.

They did a great job enticing JJ away from Perth, the lure of running a Team was too strong for him. Ben Smith coming back really helped too. Good for them.

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Anonymouse  
Years ago

Easley was shopping himself at import wage. Not worth that or even close to it.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I dont think Clarke is getting paid. Apparently he looked at options elsewhere before deciding to stay at Willeton late in preseason

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Trees  
Years ago

My god, this thread has gotten to the point where it's just people starting random lies they have no factual evidence on.

Clarke and Cody are DEFINATELY not getting paid.. Yes to everyone else but how can anyone even suggest Clarke is getting paid.

And I'm not completely sure Mandurah is out of debt and have always been sceptical about how they've signed the players they have, but huge credit to their effort this season and even bigger credit if any of their players took salary hits. They're a good team.

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Paul Pierce  
Years ago

Game!!!!!

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

I wonder why Jervis has played only 1 game? Seems odd.

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Paul Pierce  
Years ago

Cause he had a falling out with EP about money. Not that odd.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

my understanding was Jervis had some injury niggles he had to take care of... obviously NBL career comes first

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Anonymous  
Years ago

my understanding was Jervis had some injury niggles he had to take care of... obviously NBL career comes first

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Peter  
Years ago

Jervis was only ever going to play enough games for EP to qualify himself for finals, he was also getting/got married this month.
So with EP no chance now for finals and basis he just got married, why would he play and why risk injury?



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ruddiger  
Years ago

Jervis Shmervis..

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MC  
Years ago

Tom Jervis is a great friend sad to see him leave. good friends at Willo too

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Anonymous  
Years ago

uh oh he found us^

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Why would Jervis bother. Better to let Barnett and Vague get the experience so maybe next year they can get two good imports and Jervis and the usual 22 wildcats players and maybe make another run at the ship.

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Hogwash 51  
Years ago

Haha ... uh oh he found us^

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

I call imposter

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rinse  
Years ago

Picks for this WEEK!:

Magic @ Lakeside:
Should be a very good game with Mandurah 4-1 away and Lakeside 4-1 at home. If Swing gets some help then Lakeside, but you have to go with Mandurah by 5pts.

Redbacks at Cougars:
Again a good game with the big three of Cockburn vs the big 2 of Redbacks. Home court advangtage on this, 3 game skid will become 4 and will be the end of the Redbacks season as they take on Slammers later in the weekend. Cockburn by 3pts.

Senators @ Tigers:
Both teams on a 2 game losing streak, but I'll back the Tigers at home by 15pts. Senators really struggling with depth at the moment, Wild changing dynamic a bit.

Giants @ Magic:
Back-to-back playing a factor here with the Giants coming up good. 3 game win streak and they've got some good firepower, maybe not too late for the Giants. It'll go down to the wire but Giants by 4pts.

Buccs @ Stirling:
B2B for senators, this games gonna get ugly. Buccs by 25pts.

Slammers @ Redbacks:
Another B2B and the league leaders should quite easily get this one. Slammers are reaaaaally a well oiled machine, if anyone see them they'll agree. Ball movement is Spurs-esque, Voelkel dribbles in and draws D, kicks it out to Harrelson for 3 or Nichols cutting base, or dish it off to Weeden. Slammers by 16pts.

Tigers at Flames:
Second game in 2 days for the Tigers as well, may play a factor. I think if the Tigers get up enough on Stirling and rest their starters, then they'll get the double. Tigers by 6pts.

Buccs @ East Perth:
% boosting weekend for the buccs, winners by 25+

Giants @ Perry Lakes:
Giants may pull off the double this weekend, Perry Lakes on a 6 game losing streak. Can't be a fun place to be. Giants by 10




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Anonymous  
Years ago

What about Hawks v Suns

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Anonymouse  
Years ago

That game just doesn't matter.

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rinse  
Years ago

Very sorry, all games matter :)

Suns v Perry Lakes @ BENDAT (he told BWA to BEND-at over) Basketball Centre

If Perry Lakes is going to turn their season around, it has to happen now. Great opportunity for Chan to prove himself as most improved vs Hobbs, I just think Anthony and Philp from Kalamunda will prove too athletic. It will go down as a close one again I think (not many middle of the road wins here, either v close or not close at all this week!)

Sun by 4pts

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Sai  
Years ago

That 's why we need Random.
He is fair to everybody.

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rinse  
Years ago

Magic @ Lakeside: 5 v 8 (close)

Suns @ Hawks: 13 v 12 (close)

Slammers @ Redbacks: 1 v 10 (blow-out)

Tigers at Flames: 4 v 7 (close)

Buccs @ East Perth: 3 v 14 (put all the women and children to bed)

Giants @ Perry Lakes: 11 v 12 (close)


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Anonymous  
Years ago

Good rivews rinse.
Write every week.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Sorry preview.

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Anonymouse  
Years ago

It wasn't that bad that you'd call it a "sorry preview"

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rinse  
Years ago

#366 thanks for your feedback, Im a big fan of your previews ...

I don't claim to be [email protected] but if my review can spark some discussion on here than purpose served. It is a discussion forum after all, not a 'I'll occasionally bash anyone with an opinion forum'

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Is Seva Chan the most improved?

Corey Martin is having a pretty good year.
Increased his ave from 2ppg to 12ppg. Great defender and gets the toughest matchup each week. Also ave 4 rebounds and 4 assists.

Seva is having a good year but team is struggling with only 2 wins... its the ago old argument. Does the success of your team count?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I don't think team success is a factor for most improved, it should go on individual numbers alone. But who knows what the SBL mindset is with awards

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Ben Ironmonger for most improved

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MC  
Years ago

Sbl game day tigers and senators tonight should be good good

Sbl blockbuster

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Is Seva Chan the most improved?

Corey Martin is having a pretty good year.
Increased his ave from 2ppg to 12ppg. Great defender and gets the toughest matchup each week. Also ave 4 rebounds and 4 assists.

Seva is having a good year but team is struggling with only 2 wins... its the ago old argument. Does the success of your team count?

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Jpz  
Years ago

Some big games on Friday night, with some big numbers.

3 triple doubles saw Mandurah get the W over Lakeside.

Cockburn show that 3 is better than 1, with their big three proving too much for a 50points performance from Ray turner

Bryton Hobbs led the Hawks to a much needed win over the Suns, 40 something performance.

Tigers grinded out a win, this game I managed to get down to. stirling looked the goods for 80% of the game, and then the Tigers turned on some defense and knocked down some threes. Nic Cody is improving at a rapid rate, and it helps when Davis is under performing. Tigers should have won by more, average effort but W is a W.

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Paul Pierce  
Years ago

Who knocked down some 3s was it me Paul cause I thought I tied that shit up truth

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

Hawks win marred by Hobbs knee injury with 54 seconds left in the 4th

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Red74  
Years ago

Ankle injury bru

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Dh  
Years ago

Good win Hawks But Kal won last night What's with Magic coach ?? Ran his starting five till dead Hardlly used the bench . Can't win with 5 players.Left 3good players with little court time.

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Squad 101  
Years ago

No chatter about the 10th team knocking off the number 1...?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Big upset isn't it. Wouldn't have thought the redbacks would have stood a chance after losing to Cockburn the night before and a seriously depleted lakeside the week before. Goes to show how even the league is. Senators nearly got the Buccs aswell, leading for majority of the game.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Just on Cockburn... a lot of people wrote these guys off as soon as Scott, Seva, Vague and Holmes left.

Parsons has these guys playing together and bought into the system. Maybe not a top of mind contender but a team that not many teams would like to face come playoff time.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

They havea good mix of legit superstar (fields) two very solid imports and consistent veterans and youth.

If they still had Scott and Chan, would probably be top 4.

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gary  
Years ago

I think the only thing stopping Cockburn being a top 4 team is a another big.

The only reason Redbacks kept that game close on the weekend was Milam got into early foul trouble which left guys like Stanley to guard Turner.

Their guard department looks solid. Everyone knows their roles and they all know where the ball is going. I actually think having Scott and Chan would not necessarily make them better, in fact worse as they a ball dominant guards.

Look at redbacks. Crazy good starting 5, but doesnt mean they play well together.

Dont understand how they could beat the Slammers, after watching them on Friday, but good for the league. Hopefully they get it together cause Turner is unstoppable. Depth i think is their issue without a fit Prior.

Field must be a favourite for MVP, solid year. Get the guy an NBL contract please.

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rinse  
Years ago

All stars!:

My thoughts, and if I would choose them in my proverbial all star team.

North-
Bennie Lewis SG 28.8ppg YES (him and Swing will be a fun matchup)
Ray Turner C - 32.9ppg 17.6rpg YES (MVP)
Kevin Davis PF 17.5ppg 9.4 rpg averaging less than 30 mins/game YES (incredibly efficient)
Bryton Hobbs PG 28.9ppg YES (James Harden-Esque at drawing the foul, albeit annoying)
Kyle Lindbergh SF 18.5 ppg, NO - would prefer Ellis, if he was available
Seva Chan YES and NO. Lien is a great player but seeing Seva here is good for local talent promotion. He is having a good year no doubt.
Sunday Dech - YES, although now Keanu Pinder is here for a couple of weeks, he may of been my option

South-
Tre Nichols PG YES 30.0ppg - v good
Jacob Holmen PF YES 23.8ppg 11rpg sad that the 2 Kal imports are studs, and the rest of the team are duds. Muo came a little too late but you can't win the SBL with <4 players (ie Redbacks, Cockburn, lakeside)
Cooper Land C YES- last years MVP? And a monster game on the weekend to prove it
Gavin Field SF 28.3ppg YES never was a fan of this guy until this season/ just a personal view. He's averaging around 42 mins per game and has worked with the two imports to get Cockburn into post season conversation.
Jordan Swing SG 32.8ppg YES (maybe the best SG in the league, by player accounts DEFINATELY)
Ben Smith - haven't see enough of Magic basketball to make an assessment.
Kyle Armour - NO, would've preferred Nic Cody here. Cody playing good basketball and improving on all stats across the board, Armour seems to be messing up Tigers harmony demanding the ball too much

Alas, the people have spoken and I think the SBL deserves credit in the way they have given the people the right to vote for who they want to see.

As for my prediction:
North by some way. Turner and Lewis is a worrying combo, and to be honest if Kevin a Davis played minutes like what swing, turner, or field do, then he would be averaging something close to 25/15+ 4 blocks

Of course all star games are for fun and some mucking around takes place. Still, North by 12.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

^^^ why were you not an fan of Gav Field until this year?
Easy one of the best players to watch in the league imo.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Seva playing ok on the worst/second worst team in the league. due to the have to have one from each team crap is the only reason hes in there.

Nic Cody over Kyle Armour??? wow, i truly don't see why people are all up in that ass. Average basketball player with a little bit of height and athleticism. Kyle is a good PG and can do most things on a basketball court.

There would be a few teams that deserve two or three players in there before others should even get their name mentioned but because the league is all about inclusion (like a school) then yep we have some good basketball players mixed in with actual all stars.

Just my opinion, that if its going to be an allstar event, then make it an allstar event. ALL means all doesnt it, not partial star???


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Peter  
Years ago

Is that true that every team has to be represented in the allstar game?

That cant be right.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yeah every team has someone in. Then the coach of each team fills out the roster with their own choices.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

yep every team has to have someone from it. lets all hold hands and skip in circles and then sit around a camp fire and sing koombaya my lord!!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

just looking at Nic Cody stats. He has had one good game against a team high on the ladder and that was against the slammers. The rest of his decent games have come against sub par teams.

Wolves
5 points

Cougars
11 points

Lakeside
9 points

Buccaneers
13 points

Magic
8 points

Flames
10 points

scored 20+ points 4 times and 3 of those were against redbacks, senators, eagles.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

How old is Cody? I'm not his biggest fan but in his defense he's not much of a scoring type player. 10-15 points but will give you rebounds blocks steals maybe a few assists. The points will come as he transitions to a 3 man with the wildcats training..

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Kyle Armour is nothing short of an average, dirty player who sooks alot if he doesn't get his constant flopping called his way. He is a typical Willo junior whose constant efforts to 'buddy, buddy' with the refs each and every week in the hope it will get him a call or three, yet loves to throw a cheap shot when he can get away with it. I wood take Nik Cody over Armour any day of the week, at least Cody has a bit of heart and plays with passion... Kyle's passion is more focused on making sure his hair is styled correctly & his inked muscles are shining just enough to get his next 'victims' heart racing!

Whoever thought it was a good idea to have one player per team clearly didn't want to make it an 'All-Star' game - now its more like a cheap, money making event for BWA rather than the highlight spectacle it should be with REAL all-stars from around the League.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I think we should get Random to do a preview of the All Star game... everyones got a player in there so nobody will be upset that he is being unfair or bias

Regardless of the 'everyones a winner' approach the league has taken it will be a great game to watch and most of the best talent has been selected. Hopefully the obvious ones that werent included in the first pass will be picked up by the coaches as they should.



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Anonymous  
Years ago

check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Turner_(basketball)

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Hankins Cole gone! Sounds like he must've slipped up some how off the court!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

From the Buccs facebook page:

MEDIA RELEASE
It is disappointing to announce that the S & K Electrical Geraldton Buccaneers have released Quincy Hankins-Cole from his contract. The Geraldton Buccaneers pride themselves as being the most professional club in the State Basketball League and a lack of professionalism is the main reason Quincy will no longer be part of our organisation. This decision has not been taken lightly; the board, coaching staff, leadership group, playing group and external mentors have all been consulted during the decision making process.
Q has been a big part of our first 14 games. He has entertained and excited the crowd on numerous occasions. His 19.3 PPG and 10.9RPG has help contribute to our 12-2 record. Unfortunately, we believe that Q, as one of our professional players, is not the right person to put us in the best possible position to win the 2015 Championship. On behalf of the Geraldton Basketball community, I would like to wish Q all the best in his future basketball aspirations. I know we didn't see the best of Quincy Hankins-Cole and I know he has a lot to offer in his next professional job. I truly hope he has learnt some valuable lessons from his experience with the Buccs.
Mark Heron
Head Coach
Geraldton Buccaneers Basketball Club

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Sounds to me like he has gotten into a bit of trouble of the court, perhaps legal? Good to see the Buccs take a stand against off court behaviour and have a zero tolerance policy.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Cooperwood is the replacement?

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Winston  
Years ago

Spotted at wildcats training. Jordan swing

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Cats would be crazy not to look at him.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Really... we've gone from James Ennis to Jordan Swing - and theyd be crazy not to look at him?! BTW i'm an avid Tigers supporter and are there some guidelines when it comes to Announcers? If so the Rockingham guy has to be handed them. His childish sound effects and mocking of opposition players, particularly at key moments of the game when our coaches were talking to the refs, is not warranted or fair. Maybe they should be fined to get the point across

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Squad 101  
Years ago

LOL. The Rockingham announcer is your fabled Random.

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Squad 101  
Years ago

LOL. The Rockingham announcer is your fabled Random.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Now that we've banned him from writing previews let's ban him from announcing!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Look at him, not sign. He doesn't fit the roster with Martin and Beal starting. But he would probably fill the 3 spot a tonne better than Daniels did. He was turrrrible in the 3 spot.

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Watcher  
Years ago

Maybe Anonymous should have a go at playing announcing and running a club. He or she seems to know everything and has plenty of opinions on everyone. Not many positive comments. Personally I think the Rocko announcer is entertaining and tries to get the crowd going. A lot better than most clubs announcers. Obviously not much fun for the opposition team but that is what the announcer is supposed to do Support his Club without crossing the line.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

A bit more cheekiness from announcers would make home games way more interesting. As long as it wasn't insulting. It adds to home court advantage

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Very suprised J Prue wasn't taken by the coaches. Especially since Nic Cody was..??

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Ruddiger  
Years ago

Maybe because Jarrad Prue is sh*t now

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Random is a pretty decent announcer to be honest, compared to some around the league. The bloke who used to do Mandurah games was pretty good, Bunbury's guy is half decent too. Better than those who appear to just have the mic cos nobody else in the club wants it and do a half assed job. The more advantage you can get at home the better

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Sounds like Ruddiger has been watching Prue kick his teams ass for the last 10 years

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Anonymous  
Years ago

quite surprised one jake JB burston from the tigers wasn't picked up for the all star game, simply as a hype guy. I have heard the young lad does bring plenty of banter on and off the court...could be useful on an exciting weekend like ALL STAR WEEKEND!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

His stats don't come close to warranting an all star gig though

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Ruddiger  
Years ago

Or maybe I'm just reporting what's obvious...

Jarrad Prue stats (change from last year):
7.3 points (-4.7)
17.5 rebounds (-6.5)
1.0 assists (-0.7)
0.9 blocks (-0.5)
2.7 PFs (+0.3)

He's just gotten worse, that's the truth.

Luke Thomas, J Swing, Corey Martin all deserve to be in ahead of Prue.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I agree with Ruddiger, plenty of others deserving an all star gig ahead of Prue

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Paul Pierce  
Years ago

Need a 3 pt contest who cares about all star game!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I Agree with 3 Point Contest

Jackson or Bell (Lakeside)
Iliadis or Salinas (Joondalup)
Ralph (Gero)
Prior (Perth)
Godfrey (Rockingham)
Hafford (Mandurah)
Witts (Stirling)
Vague (East Perth)
Nichols (South West)
Scott (Willo)

Would be a pretty decent contest right there!!

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

^Um, you missed the 3PT percentage leader this season... Ryan Smith from the Hawks

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Gavin Field
Austin Bruton

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Change Prior to Smith
Bell to Swing
Witts to almost anyone else on that team
Vague to Williamson
Scott to Easley

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Big Johnson  
Years ago

Jake Burston is the biggest fkn loser in the league. How is he in the SBL? Cant even contribute in C grade against average has been WABL players.

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Anonymous from earlier, Kyle Armour is by far the best player on that team, its no coincidence that East Perth have had a drop without him. He's a guy trying to become a full time proffessional so why wouldnt he be playing with heart. You obviously havent played basketball at any decent level and are literally the worst kind of person.

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rinse  
Years ago

News from BWA is that there will be a three point contest.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Round 11 -
Perth v Rocko - close game, Turner hard to stop, Cooper Land hard to stop. Redbacks by a few
Slammers v Magic - too many offensive weapons for SW, Magic struggle on D. Slammers by double figures
Lakeside v EP - Lakeside imports will be way too much. Lakeside by double figures
Cockburn v Suns - Cougs playing well, Field virtually unstoppable. Not enough offense for the Suns. Cougars by double figures
Buccs v Hawks - Hankins-Cole leaving makes the Buccs better. Buccs by plenty
Giants v Tigers - Picking the upset here, Haney's physical style will upset the soft Tigers. Giants by a few
Stirling v Wolves - Will be closer than some predict, but Wolves comfortably in double figures
Wolves v Lightning - good chance for the Lightning to take advantage of a potentially tired Wolves outfit. Wolves too good though, by a few

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rinse  
Years ago

Week 10 in review:
Ray Turner putting in work to get Redback's a key win over the Slammers
Geraldton get the double, survive scare from Senators (say bye to Hankins Cole)
Hawks snag two wins and keep their season alive
Seasons over for East Perth and Kalamunda

Week 11:
The Swinging Piggies @ Perth Raybacks (as in the Perth sitting on Ray’s back):
What a week by Ray Turner, and according to some excellent research by the SBL he has had 3x games above 40/20 and 4 games above 30/15. Redbacks were staring down the barrel of a 5 game losing streak but snapped it against the league leading Slammers.
As for Rocko, big game last week by Cooper Land against a Tigers team that looks lost on how to defend star-players (Turner 58, Land 45, Hobbs 31, Nichols 34, Lewis 37, Mullenax 30). I’ll go with Redbacks on this, it’s a tough call but Turner is just too much of a consistent threat. Arachnids by 8.

Mandurah Ma-d logos host SouthWest Spurs:
Let’s all admit it, Mandurah do have a very good logo (and least some positives came out of their financial problems. And as for Southwest, they (Voelkel) pass the ball VERY well, helps when you have 4 scoring threats.
Mandurah suffered a tough loss to Goldfields 28pts but put Lakeside away earlier in the weekend. They actually look more comfortable away from home, (5-1 away), so with all that in mind, the Slammers will win this won on the back of their newfound hunger, winners by 15pts.

L-east Perth vs Lakeside M&ms:
So Lakeside released a rap song, shout out to my boy JB and Jordan Swing. It turned out pretty good.
This one was a no brainer but I had a quick think if the inclusion of Keanu Pinder 17/10 in 26 mins v Buccs would make a difference. It won’t.
Lakeside by 12pts.

Suns vs Clap Cougars:
Cockburn is both a symptom and a place!
Unfortunately for Kalamunda though, their altitude training makes for little advantage and the only symptoms their experiencing are déjà vu for the last few seasons.
Cougars big three v Kalamunda’s big 2 and a half. Lien and KA at Suns are super athletic but Cougars just the more well rounded team. Amazing that at the start of the season we all would’ve thought these two would be fighting it out for 2016 Draft Pick supremacy. Unfortunately Seva’s squad won’t get the Foo-WIN and im calling Cougars by 16pts.

Coach Carter vs Very Late Hawks:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadeq...you get the idea. Coach Heron dismissed Hankins Cole on the back of (we only speculate) a showing of 'unprofessionalism’. Whether it was banging Carter Cook’s tambourine a little too enthusiastically at Vibe nightclub or some other percussionary related incident, the Buccs have had to send home an import for the second time in 2 season.
The Hawks have left their run a little late but still, should be commending for their 2 win weekend. Hobbs has apparently changed his playing style to suit the SBL (not convinced), but he scored a bucket load of point last week and now has the feathered fighters knocking on the top 8 door.
Unfortunately that door is closed this week, and the Buccs will have the game finished quicker than Jason Conrad’s visit to Perth (people don’t forget). Buccs by 100. Jks 25pts.

Cold-fields host W155etton Tigers
This is a tough call for me and believe me, it’ll be a far cry from the season opener where Willetton reduced the Giants through a 38 pt win. The Tigers team that decides to show up has changed more times than Easley has applied for a Transfer request, but at least their bench keeps them in the game when Scott and Davis fall asleep.
Home court advantage playing a part here, Giants by 12pts.

76’s vs Stirling Traitors
DID YOU KNOW: There are 76 Senators in Australia. Number of them that I recognised= 1 (Nick Xenophon)
DID YOU ALSO KNOW: Trian Iliadis and Rob Huntington both played juniors for Stirling. A few others probably did too, maybe even Kevin Davis. Traitors, ALL of them.
DID YOU ALSO ALSO KNOW: Of all the names you could have chosen for a Basketball team, then Senators is the worst. FACT.
North of the River derby, pretty easy to pick the Wolves by 15 in the contest. Stirling choking in the fourth against both Willetton and Geraldton last week, but can you blame them?! All politicians fall-through last minute on their promises.

Traitors take #2 vs 6Gods.
The views from the 6 will be pretty good for this one, it might be closer than you think with Joondalup playing 2 games in 18 hours and Lakeside refreshed from their morning service. Wolves with too much fire power from all players except Baskin Robbins (I really wanted to make that joke), 2 wins in 2 days by 10pts. Joondalup take their win streak to 7! M-M-M-MEGA KILL…

There you have it! Another review, let us know who YOU think will win and I’ll be sure to not reply so as not to start a faceless and unconstructive argument.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

lol

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Peter  
Years ago

I liked it Rinse!!

Good work!!

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Bit harsh on the Jake Burston topic, maybe stop focusing on his c-grade performances and start focusing on his rig and rinsing skills.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Ruddiger obviously has no idea what hes on about

Managed to report his averages per game going down but failed to report the facts that he is also now coming off the bench and playing approx 10+ minutes less a game...

So yes, his rebounds and points might be down on previous years but how many players do you know who average 17.5 rb per game in 30 mins a game?

Why dont you ask Ray Turner what it was like playing against Prue the entire game the other week while Parkinson and Thomas were injured? Im sure he will tell you how sh*t he was!

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Winston  
Years ago

Prue put up 3 shots in 47 minutes for that game anon. He isn't a fricken all star, his glory days are over. If your beloved Jarrod Prue is an all star why isn't Lakeside higher. Argument for the sake of argument, loser

Great review rinse

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Ray Turner would probably most likely be like,"who's Jared Prue? ohhhhhhh that white guy yer he was ok, ran alot" Not because hes being disrespectful, just because he's above this league skill wise. Rinse on J B

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

Watched Perth V Rockingham tonight.

Perth were in control most of the Game but didn't extend their lead out enough.

Then the awesomeness of SBL refs came into play. No calls, phantom travels, extra free throws, and 2 ridiculous no calls on Brown as he tried to tie the game.

I know I bag the refs a bit but if this League is to get and keep great players and lift its profile, something needs to be done.

To let more and more fouls go is a disservice to skilled players. It must be frustrating as players and Coaches to see games won and lost on the whim of a person with a whistle.

Turner had 39 and 20 and probably deserved a few more calls his way. Also had 5 Blocks with another good block called a goal tending. Brown, on the other hand, is not really performing. Too late to replace? Maybe it's too late for them to even bother now.

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Gary  
Years ago

Cougars smashed the Suns to tonight.

Gavin field amazing as usual. I truly believe he is the favourite for MVP at the moment. Swing and turner up there but looking jat team record I give the points to field.

Cougars sat in a zone most of the game and the Suns didn't know what to do.

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Winston  
Years ago

Mannnn, slammers went down, redbacks went down, lakeside went down. Shyiiii

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Ruddiger  
Years ago

Ay yo ANON! Where was Ya boy Prue last HUH?! Rhys Vagus had him on lock that's where.

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

Muo, Bowie, Holmen too strong for Tigers

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anyone see what happened at the end of wolves stirling??

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Big Johnson  
Years ago

Jake Burston the skinny anorexic malnutrition suffering individual? Yeah hes cool.

Kyle "Waylon Biggar" Armour is cool too.

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Anonymouse  
Years ago

Is there a new CEO of BWA yet?

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Lukosius  
Years ago

I think they are still reviewing all the candidates.

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lel  
Years ago

Won't be for another 3 or so months.

Looks like one of the anonymous posts got their wish with J Prue getting the call up

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Ridiculous. There are plenty more south players that deserve an all star gig than that whinger

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Can anyone describe what the CEO will be in charge of? Will it make any difference?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Going by the previous CEO, not a lot and no not really

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Big Johnson  
Years ago

Travis Armour to be CEO apparently.

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R00ster  
Years ago

Spotted at Wildcats training: Swing and Nichols

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Both would be very interesting at the next level. Nichols is probably too short. Swing would have to play the 3 if he started.

They will prob end up with another 2nd round draft pick though.

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

Cats always have a few Imports at their practices.

Turner was there last week and apparently had his way with people there.

So what did happen at the end of the Wolves-Senators game?
I heard there was a superfluous timeout called with 3 seconds to go that irked the opposition Coach somewhat.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Thats what they said on the radio. Up 8 or something and a timeout with 3 seconds left dribbling out the clock.

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

Typical Ettridge bullshit then, arrogance in spades with him

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Anonymous  
Years ago

RH how do you expect the bball community of WA to support you and your token little store in the city, when you continuously bag out different people and clubs you don't care for on here? Maybe your shop should be called Redbacks101 or something similar instead

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

Good to see you have the guts to post as Anon, that's real brave.

If I hated the SBL, why did I sponsor it for the last 3 years?

If I hate all Clubs why did I have a sponsorship for SBL and WABL at times?

Please show me where I have sponsored the Redbacks?

I did the radio show for 2 years for zero payments, I even closed early to get to the Studio on time.

So I have definitely supported the Basketball Community at large. Have you?

Have you donated goods to people in need? I have.

Have you given your time as a Coach and Administrator? I have.

Have you invested your life savings into a Small Business to cater to toe Game you love? I have.

I also have the balls to have an opinion and not hide. Do you? Obviously not.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

There is a difference between bagging and stating a fact. If Etteridge did what was reported, pretty low move.

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Roy Hobbs  
Years ago

Dave Lindstrom certainly thought he did. He's seen a few things and for something to get him that riled up, it had to have a lot of truth to it.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Oh im RH oooh look at me, ive sponsored the League for my own financial benefit but will say im supporting local bball to make it look nice! Get over yourself. Other people do exactly what you have stated being administrators, volunteers etc we just dont advertise it seeking the recognition/ego boost. B.E has done more in the sport at a local, national and international level than most people in this state - so naturally there is going to be some self confidence in getting to the elite levels he has. It is weak people like you who sit behind that glass counter gloating, or on the sidelines at Perth games abusing opposing players, coaches and referees that have zero reason to be arrogant. Yet you still portray it more than most ever will, all because you were on the radio with your Redbacks mate Cecins! "Golf Clap for Hobbs everybody, he was on the radio" #wow

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