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Jumpshot
Two years ago

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Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Can Kings get their teamwork, rebounding and defence together, or will it be another one man show?

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Anonymous
Two years ago
11:06 30 Oct 15

Reply #559816

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Is Al Harrington confirmed to be playing?


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LV
Two years ago
11:12 30 Oct 15

Reply #559817

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

You would think so- he's already in Sydney and they did a press conference yesterday.

Homicide seemed to think he's been training. If he's fit, watch out NBL. Especially Crocs without Schenscher (?), how will they stop Khazzough and Harrington?

Kings guards- you have one job- pass it to them....


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LV
Two years ago
11:12 30 Oct 15

Reply #559818

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

ie: Stop jacking threes!


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Anonymous
Two years ago
11:48 30 Oct 15

Reply #559840

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

I don't think Cadee will take your advice!


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BigAds
Two years ago
13:31 30 Oct 15

Reply #559874

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Or Thornton or Carter (and I won't be surprised if the Marksman occasionally his a Townsville player with pin point pass out of habit)


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Jumpshot
Two years ago
14:09 30 Oct 15

Reply #559891

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

According to Kings facebook, Al is cleared to play.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
14:11 30 Oct 15

Reply #559893

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Glad to hear that his geriatrician gave him the all clear. Definitely adds an extra element of interest for me to an otherwise fairly meh-sounding matchup.


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Jumpshot
Two years ago
14:23 30 Oct 15

Reply #559899

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

LOL Luuuc

Commentators are saying Harrington is better than Childress, despite his age.


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LV
Two years ago
14:36 30 Oct 15

Reply #559901

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Based on the following, Harrington could well be better than Childress. Ie: He could well be the best player in the league:

1. How recently he played meaningful minutes in the NBA- only 18 months ago. More recent than Childress or Warrick when they joined the league.
2. His efforts in China last year averaging 32ppg, 11rpg and shooting at 53%.

If the following things happen, the Kings can win the championship
1. Harrington turns out as good as I suspect he might.
2. Kings have the balls to cut NBA draft pick Thornton. This gives them Khazzough, Harrington and Childress as a front court. We're talking best ever NBL type of level here.
3. Cotter sorts his stuff out, the players listen, Markovic, Cadee and Carter play like they are capable of. The team gets going.

Number 1 is quite likely. Numbers 2 and 3 are anyone’s guess though....


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Anonymous
Two years ago
14:42 30 Oct 15

Reply #559903

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

They can't afford (under the salary cap) both Childress and Harrington - there is only 1 marquee rule.


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DeAndre Goorjian
Two years ago
14:43 30 Oct 15

Reply #559904

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Draft picks wont get the chop unless Kings aren't looking to go that way any more in the future. May also have an affect league-wide because of that.


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Bear
Two years ago
14:43 30 Oct 15

Reply #559905

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Notwithstanding the ladder positions these two teams currently occupy, I am still looking quite forward to the match-ups and a closely fought out contest...

Hard one to pick, depends on who turns up to play hardball, with the intensity needed to get the chocolates.

Maybe Croc's can, just, in O/T!


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LV
Two years ago
14:45 30 Oct 15

Reply #559907

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

If Thornton starts playing like a draft pick, that's another positive outcome for the Kings and also leaves the championship door open....


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koberulz
Two years ago
15:05 30 Oct 15

Reply #559919

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

They can't afford (under the salary cap) both Childress and Harrington - there is only 1 marquee rule.
If they demand enough, sure. But Harrington was retired; he may well be happy to earn a few thousand, play some more basketball, and enjoy a paid holiday.

Players don't have to ask for as much money as they could theoretically get.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
16:08 30 Oct 15

Reply #559935

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

They are friends and multi millionaires if they wanna play together I don't think what the kings can pay will be a major factor given both would probably be retired if not in the nbl.

If they wanna play for kings together they will

$100-200k paid working holiday each isnt a bad deal especially for Harrington who was retired.


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paul
Two years ago
16:47 30 Oct 15

Reply #559946

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

"Based on the following, Harrington could well be better than Childress. Ie: He could well be the best player in the league:

1. How recently he played meaningful minutes in the NBA- only 18 months ago. More recent than Childress or Warrick when they joined the league.
2. His efforts in China last year averaging 32ppg, 11rpg and shooting at 53%."

I'm not sure how relevant those two measures are to performance in the NBL. He could be the best if in shape, but Childress' time in Greece in high-level FIBA style comps had him well prepared for the NBL. You don't get that in China.


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Mystro
Two years ago
16:53 30 Oct 15

Reply #559947

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

If we're bring guys out of retirement I want Jason "White Chocolate" Williams here asap.


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DeAndre Goorjian
Two years ago
17:08 30 Oct 15

Reply #559951

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Seeing Defence wins Championships, I want Bill Russell.


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Curtley
Two years ago
17:42 30 Oct 15

Reply #559964

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

In Harrinton's interview on ABC Grandtsand he said he will be playing the 3 spot which he hasn't done in a while. the interviewer laughed but had no idea what he was talkng about.


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mystro
Two years ago
17:57 30 Oct 15

Reply #559966

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Looking forward to seeing how Harrington goes.


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DeAndre Goorjian
Two years ago
18:02 30 Oct 15

Reply #559967

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

I'm predicting 30+ pts and a couple of dunks


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RMQ
Two years ago
18:08 30 Oct 15

Reply #559970

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Is Schenscher playing?

Possibly two former NBA "big" men squaring it off.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
18:43 30 Oct 15

Reply #559974

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

anyone got a link for the grandstand interview??

I cant seem to find it


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Anonymous
Two years ago
18:44 30 Oct 15

Reply #559975

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Schenscher wouldn't last 5 minutes trying to guard Harrington. It will be interesting to see how Conklin responds, I can't remember a more disappointing start to a season for a reigning MVP before and it will be interesting to see if his pride kicks in matching up against a former NBA star or if he keeps mailing it in.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
18:57 30 Oct 15

Reply #559980

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Thats because Conklin isnt your regualr superstar MVP type, just the best of a bad bunch of players last season. Blanchfield an exception.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
19:04 30 Oct 15

Reply #559981

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Grandstand interview:
http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/grandstand/NU1587H169S00#playing

Go to about the 11:11 mark


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:18 30 Oct 15

Reply #559984

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Harrington looks out of shape...


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:26 30 Oct 15

Reply #559986

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

thanks for the link


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AngusH
Two years ago
19:26 30 Oct 15

Reply #559987

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Harrington looks fine. Rusty, but in shape.

Anyone know what's up with Markovic?


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MACDUB
Two years ago
19:36 30 Oct 15

Reply #559988

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Refereeing terrible. Dennis always complains to the referees yet fails to realise he gets some very favourable calls.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:38 30 Oct 15

Reply #559989

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Who's this Dan Ewing spivz?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:45 30 Oct 15

Reply #559990

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Actor on home and away.


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MACDUB
Two years ago
19:47 30 Oct 15

Reply #559991

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Ah not usually someone who harps on about the refs but geez they are keeping the Crocs in this contest.


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Hendo8888
Two years ago
19:47 30 Oct 15

Reply #559993

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Dat stat line for Conklin.


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Touch the rim
Two years ago
20:11 30 Oct 15

Reply #559998

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

"Get your head in the game" -Dennis to Conklin after that turnover leading to Cadee foul shots.


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MACDUB
Two years ago
20:14 30 Oct 15

Reply #560000

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

That foul call on Cadee when Conklin dribbled it off his leg. Absolute joke tonight.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:20 30 Oct 15

Reply #560002

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Is conklin the worst player to win mvp? No wonder the nbl didn't even bother with a proper announcement


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:21 30 Oct 15

Reply #560003

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

I wouldn't blame the Crocs if they cut Conklin just on principle. They're not doing anything this season anyway and will probably shut up shop at the end of the season so just save the funds and punt him.

It might even send a rocket up the rest of them and spur them on.


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anonymous
Two years ago
20:25 30 Oct 15

Reply #560006

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Crocs to release both Conklin and Jett and will sign Harrington when Childress is back and pair him with Nate Robinson, come from nowhere and win the comp!!!


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:27 30 Oct 15

Reply #560007

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

And I thought my post was out of left field!


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:27 30 Oct 15

Reply #560008

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

How i despise rhys Carter


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Luuuc
Two years ago
20:33 30 Oct 15

Reply #560009

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Harrington .... schooled by Jett
:p


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Luuuc
Two years ago
20:34 30 Oct 15

Reply #560010

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Seriously though ... shame on the Cats for losing to these chumps. I just know we're going to really rue that one at the end of the season.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:41 30 Oct 15

Reply #560013

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Khazzouh far and away the best player on the court tonight.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
20:47 30 Oct 15

Reply #560015

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Now the best player not on the court


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:51 30 Oct 15

Reply #560016

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Huge gap between top and bottom of ladder, easy to see why these two are at the bottom, man cadee isn't nbl quality man that guy shoots bricks. Thought Townsville were the better team tonight.


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Supernintendo Chalmers
Two years ago
20:55 30 Oct 15

Reply #560019

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Another nine point blowout. This league is a joek!!!


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NBL Fan
Two years ago
20:57 30 Oct 15

Reply #560020

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Bad refereeing once again ruins a NBL game.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:01 30 Oct 15

Reply #560021

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

So where's Markovic?


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Kobe24
Two years ago
21:04 30 Oct 15

Reply #560022

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

I wondered the same about Markovic. Ebe will breathe a fat sigh of relief, Harrington is probs a little heavier...

Crocs showed up tried as per usual avoided getting blown out, pretty stock standard game. Cant see the Kings getting within 10 of United.


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Kr
Two years ago
21:18 30 Oct 15

Reply #560025

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

And the second game in a row that the crocs would have won if they didn't have to play the first five minutes, these crap starts are getting rather old


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Benno
Two years ago
21:26 30 Oct 15

Reply #560028

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Gonna be straight up, That was a SHIT game of basketball!


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Kobe24
Two years ago
21:32 30 Oct 15

Reply #560030

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Yeah wasn't too pretty, the Crocs situation with such a lack of talent is getting a bit tough to watch every game. They really just need one more sweet shooter to keep it interesting. Conklin bores the hell out me, so lacklustre.


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Isaac
Two years ago
22:10 30 Oct 15

Reply #560038

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Conklin is really struggling to match his MVP efforts. And the more he forces it, the uglier it is.

Garlepp looked a bit unsettled in the bits I saw, like he's struggling to get the opportunities he was expecting this season.

Who was the ex-NBL commentator tonight? Didn't hear them named.

Crocs are missing a shooting guard IMO. Djeric and Maynard are a bit of a double-up.


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AngusH
Two years ago
22:10 30 Oct 15

Reply #560039

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Consistently terrible refereeing tonight. At least two fouls on Harrington for being bigger than his opponent.

Glad to get the win, but only reason it was so close was due to the zebras.


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AngusH
Two years ago
22:12 30 Oct 15

Reply #560041

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

And that was Harvey on commentary unless my eyes deceived me


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koberulz
Two years ago
22:12 30 Oct 15

Reply #560042

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

@Isaac: James Harvey.


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Isaac
Two years ago
22:15 30 Oct 15

Reply #560043

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Ah, thought it might've been, but didn't pick his voice. Thanks.


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paul
Two years ago
22:35 30 Oct 15

Reply #560047

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Yeah, refereeing was bad tonight, but so was the playing, makes the game tough to ref.

Neither team played with composure, mix that with the amount of scrappiness allowed and it wasn't one to remember.

Oh well, looking forward to Adelaide v Cairns and Perth v Illawarra tomorrow night, should be two quality games (hopefully not six-point blowouts though).


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paul
Two years ago
22:39 30 Oct 15

Reply #560048

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Should add, Khazzouh was superb tonight, he did play with composure and picked Townsville apart. Also nice to see Thornton more aggressive going to the rim, he looked good at times.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
06:23 31 Oct 15

Reply #560064

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Still think Thornton needs to pass it more. A couple time big guys open close to ring and he launched a brick. A good coach would bench him for that.


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Kr
Two years ago
07:18 31 Oct 15

Reply #560066

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

As a crocs fan the best thing about that game was Khazzouh is my dream team captain, 6 blocks nice!


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Jumpshot
Two years ago
09:16 31 Oct 15

Reply #560072

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Kazzouh's defence and block shots was the difference.
Thorton's defence and jump shots and decision making is improving. He does play better when the other players are cutting to key, when he has the ball, ie Harrington. The other Kings players just stand around when the guards are driving to the basket. So in a way, Thorton's effectiveness is affected by his teammates, as seen tonight.
The Refs need to be sacked. Harrington must be thinking - where do they get these SH#! refs from?


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LV
Two years ago
17:23 31 Oct 15

Reply #560129

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

Enjoying the Khazzough show this season.

Meanwhile in Thorntons first 6 NBL games, he's put up at least 10 shots every game and still hasn't managed to connect on more than 40% on any given night.

Is that a record?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:32 31 Oct 15

Reply #560132

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

There is no g in Khazzouh.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
13:49 2 Nov 15

Reply #560601

re: Kings vs Crocs, Oct 30

An interesting story about how close Al Harrington came to not playing in this game.


THE time was 6:30pm on Friday night and it was still up in the air as to whether Al Harrington would make his NBL debut for the Sydney Kings.

The Kings' game against the Townsville Crocodiles was set to tip off at 7:30pm.

With just an hour until the NBA veteran was expected to hit the floor, he still hadn’t received his clearance papers from the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).

Enter, Stephon Marbury.

"Stephon is 'Mr. CBA’", Harrington told FOX Sports Australia, jokingly.

“Between him, and my agent in China, they were able to get it done for me in a quick fashion. Steph is like the heavy-hitter over in China, so he was my last resort. I called him and he got it done.”

“I don’t know why they didn’t think about calling him two days ago to try to get it done, but he was able to use his influence to help; he called the right people to help get the letter out over here in time.”


In his 19-minute NBL debut, Harrington posted an admirable 12 points, three rebounds and two assists. He looked noticeably tired after the game; not necessarily from the fatigue of playing a professional basketball game, but more from exhaustion after a busy transition to a new league.


“I think I did alright, for someone who’s been sitting on the couch for the past three months. Basketball is like riding a bike, you have to be consistent,” Harrington said.


“The thing was, I didn’t even go through my pre-game routine because I didn’t think I was going to get my clearance letter, so that was tough. But once I got out there, I just tried to contribute as much as I could to try to get a win at home; especially for my first game here.”


http://www.foxsports.com.au/basketball/nbl/how-al-harringtons-nbl-debut-with-the-sydney-kings-came-down-to-one-person-stephon-marbury/story-fnug4sup-1227589084939




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