Isaac
Years ago

Predict the biggest surprise this NBL season

Which player or team will surprise doubters?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Adelaide to make the four. Joey never misses out

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Tornado  
Years ago

Adelaide will be better than people are suspecting.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Unfortunately i think the surprise after the last 2 years is that adelaide wont make it.
Townsville will surpirse

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Anonymous  
Years ago

New Zealand to slide backwards.

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skip  
Years ago

Neither NZ or Perth will be in the Grand Final.

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Spinner  
Years ago

Sixers to learn the art of communication !!

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Sean  
Years ago

Perth will dominate

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Introduction of the 'schedule loss'

14 wins could get you in the playoffs

21 wins could get you minor premiership

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Adelaide and Cairns will slide
Sydney and Illawarra will improve

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Both Sixers imports to last the season

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Kobe24  
Years ago

Both 6ers imports won't last haha Hawks to win title, if not them Kings... Perth to slide, Adelaide to miss the 4 but be competitive.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Childress won't be as dominant as last season.

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RMQ  
Years ago

Hawks won't make the 4.

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Matthew  
Years ago

Melbourne will retain the same lack of cohesiveness after spending all that time off season to build it up again.

At least 2, two coaches will not survive the full length of the season.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Greenwood to get 20 posessions.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Being a SA based site i better say sixers for the title lol

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AngusH  
Years ago

Perth and Cairns are the big ? marks for me. I expect Cairns to be top 4, and Perth to be 5th or 6th, but at the same time I wouldn't be shocked if they both made the top-4.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Kings cut Childress to make room for Neville.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Brad Robbins to become the best 6"1 post player in the league.

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Train  
Years ago

Sadly I think it could be Perth to end its 29 year playoff streak.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Perth to go 30 straight

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AngusH  
Years ago

Perth could make it if Cairns, NZ, and Wollongong aren't as good as expected. Which could happen.

Cairns are losing a quality import, so a lot rides on his replacement. NZ lost Ibekwe and there's a chance they may lose Webster (probably slim). Wollongong will probably be pretty woeful defensively, but figure to score about a zillion points a night, so maybe it won't matter.

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Cairns to slide.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Gleeson gets the sack after a very poor season where the offence becomes even more stagnant.

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Actually I hope the surprise is he gets the sack early in the season.

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Gman  
Years ago

Perth and New Zealand keep up recent form and make the 4.
Hawks and kings make the 4, on the back of continuity plus good recruiting.
Hawks break some sort of 3 pt shooting record with Forman, Lisch and Penny.
Big Nate has a big year.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

There will be no Brisbane Bullets team again.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Perth to sack one of their imports for the first time since the Scott Fisher era

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Isaac  
Years ago

Perth to sack one of their imports for the first time since the Scott Fisher era
That's an interesting one. With other teams having potentially improved, the Wildcats might need to make drastic changes if they look like breaking the streak. I think their core will mean they do fine, but a long injury to Martin might force their hand. That Greenwood move will have thrown them off balance, IMO.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I don't think it would really be a surprise to too many people if the 36ers don't make the playoffs. Most people have been predicting them to finish 7th.

A surprise would be them finishing below the Crocs but can't see that happening.

I too think Perth's playoff streak will end this season even if/when they sign Jawai.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Jawai to average under 20 minutes a game.

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swish  
Years ago

NBL news will become a regular feature on TV news services.

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Matthew  
Years ago

I dont think Perth will finish outside the Playoffs, its been predicted a LOT before.

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LV  
Years ago

Biggest surprise depends on what you consider a surprise.

If we look at the betting odds, the bookies don't expect Wollongong to make the top 4 whereas I think they're a good chance.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

United is actually, United!

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AngusH  
Years ago

TBH I don't know how much losing Greenwood hurt Perth. Their biggest weakness is outside shooting, which also aligns with Greenwood's biggest weakness... He WAS a promising young player, but I don't know that Perth was ever the best fit.

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NZ to slide.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Can this forum get an funnier?

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Train  
Years ago

Matt Knight to play a full season without injuries :P

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Callisto 75  
Years ago

With Perth they signed Prather around having Greenwood. However I definitely think Prather will have to play the 2 at stages now Jawai is there. Prather will also need to be consistent with his jumper.
Greenwood threw the team out of sink.

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Tom  
Years ago

Ebi Ere still has it.

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Melbourne to slide.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Greg Hire to dunk it

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Big surprise. Joey and Gibbo not going to Brisbane at end of year

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Dunkin' Dan  
Years ago

Scott Fisher to slide

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Kevin White to mess around and get a triple double.

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Ricey  
Years ago

6ers to update social media

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Anonymous  
Years ago

ebi ere to go head to head with bubbles for the scoring title and win

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Anonymous  
Years ago

GWB will a) not reply to everything with a 500 word essay, and b) accept the NBL is terrible compared to the NBA

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Daniel johnson mvp....

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Tornado  
Years ago

Jawai is a good signing but not for Perth in my opinion.

Perths streak will be reliant on health in the back court.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

GWB will change back to his maiden name YouKnowMe

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Sixers Fan  
Years ago

Kenyon McNeail is a the next Gary Ervin with a jump shot. Ebi Ere is still a gun. Mitch Creek has a Blanchfield-esque breakout. Hodgson wins rookie of the year.

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BigAds  
Years ago

I'm not sure if he qualifies (help me out Hoop.comers) but Nathan Sobey to win Rookie of the Year or Most Improved (if his games for Cairns last season render him ineligible for ROY)

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KingJames  
Years ago

I think Walker could surprise a lot of people this year.

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Sixers Fan  
Years ago

Walker will re-invent himself as a small ball 4 and have a great season

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NBL Fan  
Years ago

People say Walker will have a great season every season

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Red 63  
Years ago

the crocs!!!

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Flinders80  
Years ago

Jawai to break a basketball rim

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Can Jawai dunk? Bigger surprise is if he can get off the ground

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Adelaide to miss playoffs

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Silverfox  
Years ago

Matty Neilson suit up for Perth as Greenwood replacement.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Scott Fisher to slide into my wife's dm's

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Anonymous  
Years ago

LMFAO

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A Ness  
Years ago

Sydney to win it all - Perth for the spoon - Jawai to play for West Coast Eagles

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proud  
Years ago

Referees to be cheered more than boo'd

Seriously I'm gonna go for something different and say Steindl to torch someone for a 22 point quarter and finish the game with 25 points still!

Kevin White to be considered a good buy as the Hawks seal a playoff spot thanks to his hustle

And lastly... Fans turn up for a kings game after the Kingdome is no more... I think that is less likely than people enjoying the referees

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Cheerleader Chloe will return and make a come back to the 6'ers.

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Andy  
Years ago

By seasons end Coneradd will be starting over Penny.

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