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Anonymous
Two years ago

#38385

Damo replacement options

With the injury to Damian Martin last night versus Townsville the question must be asked what happens now?
Are there any Aussie or Kiwi guards available?
Will they simply upgrade Corban Wroe to main roster?
Do they replace Prather with another combo or point guard and sign temporary local also?

What are your thoughts guys?

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LV
Two years ago
12:41 5 Nov 15

Reply #561351

re: Damo replacement options

Daniel Dillon or Ben Madgen are both playing in Europe.

Not sure there's much unsigned local talent left at this point.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
12:43 5 Nov 15

Reply #561353

re: Damo replacement options

Mike Dunigan!

[/standard Perth response when new player is required]



(Probably shouldn't joke about that though after we replaced Greenwood with Jawai :p)


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Jackson G
Two years ago
12:46 5 Nov 15

Reply #561354

re: Damo replacement options

Surely Ricky Grace can take some time off Role Models WA and step in.


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Nathan of Perth
Two years ago
12:46 5 Nov 15

Reply #561355

re: Damo replacement options

I don't think Wroe is ready to handle that.


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Ricky
Two years ago
12:48 5 Nov 15

Reply #561358

re: Damo replacement options

lol^ #AmazingGrace #15


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Train
Two years ago
13:17 5 Nov 15

Reply #561366

re: Damo replacement options

Jarrod Weeks ?

Pretty sure that Hawks can't sign him after Rhys Martin returns because he was an injury replacement.

Other than that there aren't really many options.
Kenny has done well but needs someone to back him up.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
13:18 5 Nov 15

Reply #561368

re: Damo replacement options

Chris Cedar


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Anonymous
Two years ago
13:21 5 Nov 15

Reply #561370

re: Damo replacement options

Im also impressed with Kenny so far and like the idea of adding Weeks.
It's unfortunate that the Hawks can't keep him but wonder how long Rhys Martin will be out for


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Isaac
Two years ago
13:33 5 Nov 15

Reply #561376

re: Damo replacement options

Swap Prather for a scoring PG and sign a local backup scorer?


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Wilson Sting
Two years ago
13:34 5 Nov 15

Reply #561377

re: Damo replacement options

Hugh Greenwood?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
13:46 5 Nov 15

Reply #561379

re: Damo replacement options

Daniel Joyce! (I'm a guy who doesn't want Perth in the playoffs again).


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Kobe24
Two years ago
14:05 5 Nov 15

Reply #561391

re: Damo replacement options

PC is fully fit and god knows Perth could use a pure shooter! Id upgrade Prather he not great to a PG and bring PC in as some offensive insurance.


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Indoorkite
Two years ago
14:08 5 Nov 15

Reply #561392

re: Damo replacement options

JIMMER


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Anonymous
Two years ago
14:14 5 Nov 15

Reply #561397

re: Damo replacement options

Drake U'u?


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MACDUB
Two years ago
14:22 5 Nov 15

Reply #561402

re: Damo replacement options

Drake U'u?

What does Drake do that Kenny doesn't already do. I would argue that Kenny already does everything better than what U'u did.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
14:25 5 Nov 15

Reply #561405

re: Damo replacement options

hahah Jimmer! love it


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Anonymous
Two years ago
14:29 5 Nov 15

Reply #561407

re: Damo replacement options

Trian Illiadis would be a better backup to Kenny than Wroe anyway. Why they overlooked him for Wroe in the first place boggles my mind, but then again Trian is from Perth and Wroe is not, must mean Wroe is better.

Weeks would be a great pickup if available

Drake would be crazy to leave his job with Sacramento for a backup PG position at the wildcats


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The_Champ33
Two years ago
14:31 5 Nov 15

Reply #561409

re: Damo replacement options

Derek Rucker?


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Melvin Corpuscle
Two years ago
15:16 5 Nov 15

Reply #561431

re: Damo replacement options

Is Tiny Pinder out yet ?


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anonymous
Two years ago
15:25 5 Nov 15

Reply #561438

re: Damo replacement options

Who is this Iliadis lover who keeps putting his name forward?

Iliadis is a good player in the SBL, not a great defender, or PG type player that we need. Not strong enough for NBL


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paul
Two years ago
15:25 5 Nov 15

Reply #561439

re: Damo replacement options

Marcel Jones is one local who's available, if Prather played more at SG.


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Ricky
Two years ago
15:34 5 Nov 15

Reply #561447

re: Damo replacement options

Might lose Tiny Pinder again due to re-offending, risky move that one.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
15:50 5 Nov 15

Reply #561456

re: Damo replacement options

Illiadis and Gavin Field are both NBL quality players

Did anyone see Greg Hire play in the SBL before he got an NBL gig?
Tom Jervis?

Going back a few years Cam Tovey?

I would put Illiadis and Field ahead of where these guys were at the same stage in their career. Opportunity is all they need.


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anonymous
Two years ago
16:08 5 Nov 15

Reply #561466

re: Damo replacement options

How about Benny Lewis, saw he is back playing NBA Dleague, maybe he could come help the 2nd unit and put up some points.


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anonymous
Two years ago
16:16 5 Nov 15

Reply #561472

re: Damo replacement options

I'd take Kyle Armour over Iliadis as a PG any day


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Dazz
Two years ago
16:56 5 Nov 15

Reply #561482

re: Damo replacement options

Swap Prather for a scoring PG and sign a local backup scorer?
Whilst I am warming to Prather, given our plethora of forwards this is not a bad idea.

My concern is that over recent times the Cats had adopted a very soft approach to injury replacement. Last year they brought in Muo and Luke Martin, and this year they did nothing to replace Martin when he was injured for the start of the season.
I suspect that what we will see is a continuation of what we've had so far: Kenny starting, Beal occasionally moving to the point, Wroe getting some minutes, and pick up somebody like PC to fill a spot on the bench.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:04 5 Nov 15

Reply #561484

re: Damo replacement options

In Peter Crawford
Homicide Willams

Out Casey Prather
Damian Martin


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:21 5 Nov 15

Reply #561485

re: Damo replacement options

Ebe Ere to be sacked, signs with wildcats, loses 15 kg and wins grand final mvp. That would be funny to the fickle 6ers fans!


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:28 5 Nov 15

Reply #561489

re: Damo replacement options

For team balance i am in favour of swapping Prather for a scoring point guard and getting Crawford to fill in while Martin is out.
Prather would be a good fit for some teams not Perth unfortunately


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Dazz
Two years ago
17:36 5 Nov 15

Reply #561491

re: Damo replacement options

I only ponder this because I'm sure it's an avenue Perth will pursue if at all possible:
Is there ANY mechanism, loophole, etc, under which a team can be allowed an extra import?
(No, I'm not being an "arrogant Perth fan.") I just figure if there is even a small chance of this, Perth will make a argument.


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Supernintendo Chalmers
Two years ago
17:39 5 Nov 15

Reply #561493

re: Damo replacement options

No.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:41 5 Nov 15

Reply #561496

re: Damo replacement options

No chance of 3 imports i just hope Perth can do better with a replacement than Luke Martin he was a waste of time


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:43 5 Nov 15

Reply #561498

re: Damo replacement options

Perhaps Guam again haha


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Scuba
Two years ago
17:55 5 Nov 15

Reply #561508

re: Damo replacement options

Gavin Field is NOT NBL quality pmsl!!


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Scuba
Two years ago
17:56 5 Nov 15

Reply #561510

re: Damo replacement options

If Rhys Martin were due back, Jarrod Weeks would have to be the best local option.


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MACDUB
Two years ago
18:35 5 Nov 15

Reply #561531

re: Damo replacement options

paul, Marcel Jones would be a fantastic signing. Do you know if he is currently on a Euro gig?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:04 5 Nov 15

Reply #561585

re: Damo replacement options

Sebba


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:26 5 Nov 15

Reply #561597

re: Damo replacement options

Joel naburgs


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:31 5 Nov 15

Reply #561598

re: Damo replacement options

Nate Robinson, I think he has a grandparent from Guam.


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Max Power
Two years ago
23:52 5 Nov 15

Reply #561656

re: Damo replacement options

Jarrod Kenny is woeful, Perth will struggle giving him big minutes. Kenny cant shoot, very average playmaker and I dont know what people see in him. From the Perth games I've watched he seems like a liability out there offensively.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
00:08 6 Nov 15

Reply #561661

re: Damo replacement options

Prather gone. Ennis in.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
00:16 6 Nov 15

Reply #561666

re: Damo replacement options

The stats say that Can't-Shoot Kenny is top 5 in the league in 3P% for players that attempt at least one per game.
But, if you say so...

We also see in him a pretty good perimeter defender, and solid decision-maker, just FYI.
You're right that we'll struggle giving him big minutes though. Right now he's averaging 26.5 per game, so there aren't a whole lot more we can send his way.


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Dazz
Two years ago
05:16 6 Nov 15

Reply #561690

re: Damo replacement options

I think people are focussing too much on the idea that we need another point guard. Perth will look for the best guard they can get for the points, and adapt accordingly.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
14:23 6 Nov 15

Reply #561825

re: Damo replacement options

Kenney is a good shooter, but he's not really a play making point guard. Seems afraid of driving.


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Dazz
Two years ago
01:01 7 Nov 15

Reply #562136

re: Damo replacement options

Kenny's funny to watch. He had a open look, thought about, went the pump, didn't shoot, thought about it again, clearly did not want to take the shot so he passed off, nobody can get a shot off, clock is down to seconds, suddenly kicks back out to Kenny (in the same corner) he has no choice but to throw up a shot and he drains it.


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paul
Two years ago
01:19 7 Nov 15

Reply #562140

re: Damo replacement options

That's actually good basketball. You don't have to take the first shot that comes to you, work your offence and get a better shot. He plays with a high level of maturity and patience and has been rock solid for Perth so far.


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koberulz
Two years ago
02:32 7 Nov 15

Reply #562147

re: Damo replacement options

Article in tomorrow's paper saying they're unlike to go with any replacement at all, and they'll just upgrade Corban Wroe to a roster spot.

Can't see that working particularly well.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
09:36 7 Nov 15

Reply #562174

re: Damo replacement options

Don't see a huge issue with that. Who else could they bring in? After the luke Martin disaster of last year im wary of what's out there. Weeks would be the only one who looks the goods but is it clear yet whether the Hawks will keep him when rhys Martin comes back?

Also, roe has been respectable in his spot minutes so far. Cats have a lot of depth we'll just have to see more of dolla at pg, prather at sg and then the likes of redhage at sf


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Train
Two years ago
10:32 7 Nov 15

Reply #562197

re: Damo replacement options

I don't think they need to go to extremes in replacing him. They are in second spot still and they got there without having Damo or Prather for most of it. The problem is that they don't use Wroe unless it's a blow out so they need to get someone they are going to actually play for 5-10 mins a game. If Weeks is available he would be perfect otherwise Eric Burdon could help with Perth perimeter woes.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
10:45 7 Nov 15

Reply #562198

re: Damo replacement options

I wouldn't think an import change is required and Kenny has played beyond expectations.
I would go for PC.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
12:40 7 Nov 15

Reply #562225

re: Damo replacement options

I'd bust a gut to get Weeks. I see him as a viable long term replacement for Martin.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
13:58 7 Nov 15

Reply #562241

re: Damo replacement options

PC over Burdon but have a feeling the Wildcats won't replace Martin


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Dazz
Two years ago
07:57 8 Nov 15

Reply #562481

re: Damo replacement options

Also have to remember that with his new contract and loyalty, Damo is only a 6 point player. Not sure what Kenny counts as, but I suspect they were close to the limit, so not sure what they would have available for a replacement. I'm pretty sure anyone who's been playing in Europe, etc, would be out.
So you're left picking through unsigned locals...


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Anonymous
Two years ago
09:01 8 Nov 15

Reply #562491

re: Damo replacement options

Which is why PC is a good option however they're second on the ladder and that's with Martin missing most games already so no need to rush a decision on a replacement


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