"In another subject I dont think Perth have the right squad balance. There are too many 2 men of similar roles - Beal, Ross, uu, Muo. Even Daniel plays a similar role. Hire when he comes back."
Daniels has looked better in recent games, but I gather he had a bit of a shocker against The Breakers.
I wonder if he was the right type of player for The Wildcats to pursue?
Whilst many will say that we'll not soon see another Ennis, surely if they’re looking to sign a single-season "Marquee Player" then they should be aiming for the biggest bang for their buck. Not somebody who’s going to take a year or two to develop. There’s been so much hype over the “success” of sending Ennis here for a season, that it’s hard to fathom that DD was the best they could get?
Mostly though, I think he’s just the wrong type of player. He may be tallish, but he’s skinny as a weed and against grown men he clearly prefers his outside game. At best he’s a Small Forward, but in reality he strikes me as more of a very tall two guard/swingman. Yes, he’s got height, jump, & reach, and we’ve seen him make some good blocks, but he lacks size and strength and that hurts at both ends. He seems to excel against weaker teams, where his opponents are either smaller or slower, but he struggles against the better Forwards and falls back into an outside role.
I assume that his recruitment preceded that of Ross, and they could not have forseen the injury to Hire, however I still feel that with Redage pushing into his mid 30’s another Power Forward would have been the way to go.