Years ago

2015 NBL Free Agency

With free-agency just over a week away who are your picks to stay or go between teams, or any euro returnees.

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Years ago

is there a list of free agents ?

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Years ago

Is there a list of confirmed nbl teams ?

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Years ago

Meeting of Townsville creditors next Saturday. Advertiser had an article earlier this week saying they look like taking the court next season. So, if that's right, they should be in a position to sign players after next week.

Wollongong have about a month to go until the extension given at its most recent creditors' meeting expires. Not sure if they can start signing players before then. Administrator's decision.

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Years ago

Oh, and NBL won't release free agents' list until after April 30. Exactly who's on the list depends on how many currently rostered players will have been re-signed by their current teams by then. Interesting question is whether Wollongong and Townsville are in positions to re-sign players before 30 April. If not, presumably they'll be on the free agents' list.

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Years ago

from memory Tai Wesley & Ekene Ibekwe were only on 1x year deals at NZ.

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Years ago

what about Adelaide and re-signing Gibson, Motum etc.?

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Years ago

Think Motum will be back aswell as DJ. Gibbo is a 50/50.

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Years ago

When is the season expected to start? Can't wait for the player signings to come.

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Years ago

Motum and Creek are under contract for next season. Pretty sure DJ came back on the proviso of a long term deal so would expect him to be back at Adelaide. I doubt Peach and Gibbo go anywhere.

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Based on my tracker from the other place, a rough guide is...

Adam Gibson - 1yr option
Anthony Petrie - FA
BJ Anthony - Option?
Brendan Teys - FA
Daniel Johnson - Signed?
Jamar Wilson* - FA
Luke Schenscher - FA
Mitch Creek - 1+1 [P]
Peter Crawford - FA

Alex Loughton - 1yr
Cameron Gliddon - 3yrs
Cameron Tragardh - 2yrs
Clint Steindl - FA
Corey Maynard - 2yrs
Matt Burston - 1yr
Mitch Young - FA
Scottie Wilbekin* - FA
Shaun Bruce - FA
Stephen Weigh - 1yr
Torrey Craig* - FA

Auryn MacMillan - FA
Daniel Kickert - FA
Daryl Corletto - FA
David Barlow - 1yr
Jordan McRae* - FA
Lucas Walker - FA
Mark Worthington - 1yr?
Nate Tomlinson - 1yr
Stephen Dennis* - FA
Owen Odigie - FA?

New Zealand:
Alex Pledger - FA
Cedric Jackson* - 1yr
Corey Webster - FA
Duane Bailey - FA
Ekene Ibekwe* - FA
Mika Vukona - FA
Reuben Terangi - 1yr
Rhys Carter - FA
Tai Wesley - FA
Thomas Abercrombie - 1yr

Damian Martin - 1 + 1 [P]
DeAndre Daniels* - FA
Drake U'u - FA
Earnest Ross - 2yrs?
Greg Hire - 1yr
Jermaine Beal* - Player Option
Jesse Wagstaff - 1 + 1 [P]
Matthew Knight - 1yr
Shawn Redhage - 1yr
Tom Jervis - 1 + 1 [P]

Angus Brandt - 2yrs
Ben Madgen - Player Option
Cody Ellis - FA?
Daniel Joyce - FA
Jason Cadee - 1yr
Josh Childress* - FA
Josh Duinker - 1yr (Team option hopefully?)
Kendrick Perry* - FA
Kevin White - FA
Tom Garlepp - 1yr

Brian Conklin* - FA
Greg Vanderjagt - FA
Jacob Holmes - FA
Mickell Gladness* - FA
Mirko Djeric - FA
Mitch Norton - 1yr
Steven Markovic - 1yr?
Todd Blanchfield - FA

Adam Ballinger - Retired
Brad Hill - 1yr
Gary Ervin* - FA
Jahii Carson* - FA
Larry Davidson - FA
Oscar Forman - 1yr
Rhys Martin - FA?
Tim Coenraad - 1yr
Tyson Demos - FA

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Years ago

When the Wildcats sent out memberships there was a option to pre-order player singlets for next year


Only import & one other spot to fill at Cats next season. (can only assume Ross is not returning)

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Drake U'u - FA
Earnest Ross - 2yrs?
Ross's two years are both mutual options, AFAIK. Pretty sure U'u is signed to the same deal.

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Both the Perth Wildcats and Ross have options at the end of each year of his three-year contract.
Both U'u and the Perth Wildcats have options at the conclusion of each season as part of the three-year contract.

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Years ago

How does both the player and the team having an option work?

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Years ago

Id have no issue at all if Gibson didnt return to the 36ers.

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Years ago

Wookie: you have Steindl on the wrong team mate.

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Years ago

Aside from Perth, that's a lot of free agents there. Bit of a worry when clubs can only commit to 1 year deals for the majority of their team.

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Years ago

most of NZ's local players are at the end of long term deals and will no doubt resign.
Vukona has expressed that he will resign and this will be his last contract (multi year).
Just leaves clouds over R.Carter, T.Wesley & E.Ibekwe.

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Years ago

whats the deal with new players playing for the first time in lower leagues like NZ NBL, seabl, QBL etc?

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Years ago

they get approached, offered contracts and if mutually agreeable they play....

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Years ago

@anon... One mistake wasn't too bad, normally I have several :)

Isaac will have to edit it though...

Ok, so, wishlist for the Kings...

Starting quality PG
JChill to come back
Quality back up for JChill at the 3
Starting calibre guy for the middle...

JChill returning depends on how much we can spare to throw at him... We saw last season how putting all our eggs in one basket didn't work out... A JChill + Sanders import combo could work... Maybe leave some cash for an Ogilvy or Khazzouh return, if we could get some marquee money?

If no Childress, where do the Kings spend their money? Try to tempt AJ or Jules back and go cheaper elsewhere?

Can we afford to go cheaper at the 3, maybe tempt a Steindl down and try to snag Gibbo to join his old backcourt mate?

Hell, if there's no AJ or Khazzouh available, I'd be more than happy with a Gibbo/Peach combo and run a bit small with Peach and Tommy splitting time at the 5...

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Years ago

Ok, so this shoudl all be kicking off from the 30th, I wonder if it will just be a fizzle, or teams have been lurking and waiting to pounce?

Odds on the first movers?

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Years ago

Just read that free agency has been put back to May 15

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