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Train
Last year

#38954

Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Email from Cats : "INJURY UPDATE
After our game last Friday we did pull up sore with Damian Martin, Jermaine Beal and Nate Jawai all suffering short-term injuries. Casey Prather remains sidelined with a hamstring injury. All four will not participate in Wednesday night's game against the Kings in Sydney."

Makes the game very interesting. Perth B-side did well against Kings in Perth but not sure if be wanting to rest 4 starters when top spot is still a chance .

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Luuuc
Last year
20:11 8 Feb 16

Reply #576730

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Makes the game a farce, really.
Poor Kings fans ... their games are painful enough to attend as it is.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:13 8 Feb 16

Reply #576733

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Haha more bad news for the Sixers.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:16 8 Feb 16

Reply #576735

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Wildcats vs 36ers on Sunday.

no scratch that

super fresh Wildcats vs 36ers on Sunday

lol playoffs


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Supernintendo Chalmers
Last year
21:01 8 Feb 16

Reply #576741

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Let the anonymous conspiracy theories begin!


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Kobe24
Last year
21:13 8 Feb 16

Reply #576742

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

They know what they need to do to manage themselves for a title run, id be pissed if my main guy got injured in a dead rubber. Seems the smartest thing Gleason has done all season actually!


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Train
Last year
21:24 8 Feb 16

Reply #576746

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Perth,s B-side did a good job on Sydney last week so probably not risking too much anyway. Actually looking forward to Jervis getting a good run again.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:39 8 Feb 16

Reply #576755

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Dixon might get an assist


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Supernintendo Chalmers
Last year
22:50 8 Feb 16

Reply #576757

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Even if he passes after the buzzer?


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Nathan of Perth
Last year
23:45 8 Feb 16

Reply #576758

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Well ... look, not to sound too credulous here, but both me and the missus noticed Jawai looking very awkward as he stepped off the court for the last time, Damo also copped a knock during the game and ... look, who knows what the hell was happening with Beal, that was just bizarre.


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koberulz
Last year
01:29 9 Feb 16

Reply #576760

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Let the anonymous Dazz conspiracy theories begin!
Fixed.


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Dazz
Last year
02:48 9 Feb 16

Reply #576761

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

As I said, Beal being injured was one possible explanation, but to only take one shot? Must be serious, so why was he playing at all.

Jawai barely got above a fast waddle in those opening two minutes. Did he START the game injured???

The Cats cannot lose 2nd spot, and would need MU to drop BOTH games to NZ to take first.
I have no problem resting injured players in what is probably a dead rubber, and could still turn into another great run for the bench.

My only concern is how serious these injuries are. It wouldn't be the first time the Cats have staggered into the finals dragging their injured players behind.


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koberulz
Last year
03:08 9 Feb 16

Reply #576764

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Sunday's available for resting players, after all the other games have been completed and they know whether they're still a chance at first.

Even if you sit the four of them on the bench most of the night, it'd be smart to have them there in case Sydney somehow remember how to basketball.


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Dazz
Last year
03:16 9 Feb 16

Reply #576766

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Perth have clearly telegraphed that they don't give a shit about this game. Sydney, at home, will think they're a chance, and should start the game with some degree of confidence.


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Big Ads
Last year
12:46 9 Feb 16

Reply #576805

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

I thought Sydney started their last game against Perth with some degree of confidence and how did that work out for them?

(No need to answer, it was a rhetorical question).


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Anonymous
Last year
12:54 9 Feb 16

Reply #576807

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

If the kings cant win this game then wow.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:59 9 Feb 16

Reply #576808

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Wildcats Kings game last Friday for once no crowd figure published - anyone know it? Only Perth Arena crowd no. missing this season.


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Blob
Last year
13:28 9 Feb 16

Reply #576812

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Gleeson will be gone after this season (irrespective of the result).

Matt Nielson will be coach & some more sensible decisions will be made.

Perth should still handle Sydney. No real repercussion if they don't anyway.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:29 9 Feb 16

Reply #576814

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

wtf how is Nielson a sensible decision.


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Matthew
Last year
14:51 9 Feb 16

Reply #576842

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

I expect to see Gleeson there for many seasons to come.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:04 9 Feb 16

Reply #576845

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

No official figures published.


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jerry
Last year
15:33 9 Feb 16

Reply #576853

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Gleeson wont be gone UNLESS Perth gets bounced out in a pretty bad fashion in the 1st round.He has a pretty damn good record in his 2 and half seasons interms of wins/losses.

Who are you going to replace him with?


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Blob
Last year
17:36 9 Feb 16

Reply #576864

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Matt Nielson.

There is a succession plan already in place.

I will revive this thread when it all goes down.


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Dazz
Last year
18:39 9 Feb 16

Reply #576871

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Yeah, cos promoting their assistants has always worked so well for the Cats.

Gleeson needs to win this season, or go down fighting with injuries.


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Kobe24
Last year
21:55 9 Feb 16

Reply #576879

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

I've heard a few rumours about Nielsen too. Trev isn't s very popular bloke annoys the hell out of a lot of people. So I wouldn't be surprised.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:10 9 Feb 16

Reply #576880

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Kobe knows everything


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Vic Wildcat
Last year
07:31 10 Feb 16

Reply #576885

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

If you watch our games of late, you can see the players are coming out to start with no spark or intent. It reminds me of the last year with Worsfold at Eagles, players don't seem to be fired up to go. Maybe a change is needed.

Why would Neilsen be no good ?


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Wookiee
Last year
08:42 10 Feb 16

Reply #576889

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Maybe a change is needed.


Well... Hire, Beal, Knight, Redhage (and most likely Jawai?) are all on the final years of their contracts and Wagstaff and Martin both have player options for next season, so you might be able to get your wish? ;)


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Jack Toft
Last year
08:56 10 Feb 16

Reply #576891

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

LOL. Would be great to see the Kings have a win.

Hopefully those four injuries are not too serious........


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Frank Costanza's Lawyer
Last year
10:46 10 Feb 16

Reply #576894

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

I'm yet to see a wildcats team 'not care' about any game they show up to.. Wouldn't be surprised at all if their second stringers get it done against this insipid Sydney rabble. Particularly now that the Kings are favourites.


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Anonymous
Last year
10:59 10 Feb 16

Reply #576897

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

How many of the Kings starters start at any other club, Childress, that's probably it, perhaps Cadee and garlepp but both have better offensive than defensive.Hopefully a good game but can't see Kings winning.


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Luuuc
Last year
12:20 10 Feb 16

Reply #576915

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Perth playing on the road, minus Martin, Beal, Prather & Jawai, and are still paying just $2.05 for a win.
That's about as big a slap in the face to the Kings as you can get.

Going to be some interesting combinations out there for the Cats. Good thing Hire has been hitting some outside shots lately because some time at the SG spot is probably on the cards for him tonight.


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Luuuc
Last year
13:29 10 Feb 16

Reply #576936

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

We're playing to win: Gleeson

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/a/30777060/were-playing-to-win-says-gleeson/


"We’re playing to win. We’re not playing just to take the DPs for experience," he said.
...
He said all three development players would be given between 15 and 20 minutes of game time, which may prove beneficial in the play-offs.


Guaranteeing major minutes for DPs doesn't really seem compatible with trying your best to win IMO.


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Kobe24
Last year
16:42 10 Feb 16

Reply #576959

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Kings surely win this with ease. Im suprised by those odds. Almost a way to try trick some folks into betting on the Cats in a quick multi etc who dont know about the outs. Imagine putting a heap on the Cats thinking your going to double your money tonight and then you see, and think jesus who is going to score!!!!


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Matthew
Last year
17:00 10 Feb 16

Reply #576960

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

If the Wildcats win tonight, does it say more about their Bench Depth or the Sydney Kings?


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Anonymous
Last year
18:21 10 Feb 16

Reply #576965

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Kings are favs @ $1.70. Cats $2.15


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Dazz
Last year
18:39 10 Feb 16

Reply #576968

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

We're playing to win: Gleeson
"We're playing to win. We’re not playing just to take the DPs for experience," he said.
...
He said all three development players would be given between 15 and 20 minutes of game time, which may prove beneficial in the play-offs.
Guaranteeing major minutes for DPs doesn't really seem compatible with trying your best to win IMO.

I think he has to say 'we're playing to win", despite the obvious.
I haven't really done the math on the minutes, but I'd say the priority would be getting solid minutes into their regular bench players, without flogging anybody, and the DP's will make up the difference.
Good to see Vague back, his strapping was reduced when I saw him at the game, so presumably his finger has recovered.
I don't know what the rules are regarding DP's in the final, but if you need them that doesn't bode well.


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Dazz
Last year
18:44 10 Feb 16

Reply #576970

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Kings surely win this with ease. Im suprised by those odds
I tend to agree, but at least it makes the game interesting, and keep in mind that this is practically the same Cats line-up that humiliated Sydney last time.
No Praither, Jawai & Beal played 11/12 minutes each for 6 & zip.
Biggest difference will be no Martin.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:07 10 Feb 16

Reply #576974

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Perth's bench

Jervis
Vague
Dixon
Wroe


That is just SBL level stuff outside of Jervis.


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Luuuc
Last year
19:13 10 Feb 16

Reply #576976

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Well that injury is not what we needed :-/


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Anonymous
Last year
19:14 10 Feb 16

Reply #576977

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Anyone else having trouble with the stream not starting in the app?


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Kobe24
Last year
19:14 10 Feb 16

Reply #576978

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Who got injured... the App isnt showing the game. Hire Id bet.


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snooch
Last year
19:15 10 Feb 16

Reply #576979

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Hire got crunched by Brandt. Lot of blood - eye or nose


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Luuuc
Last year
19:16 10 Feb 16

Reply #576980

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Hire got Smashed hard by Brandt and was bleeding all over the floor.
Hopefully he'll be ok to return once he's patched up


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Luuuc
Last year
19:17 10 Feb 16

Reply #576981

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Vague seeing first quarter minutes :O


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Train
Last year
19:20 10 Feb 16

Reply #576982

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Why the hell is Jervis not starting.


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MACDUB
Last year
19:26 10 Feb 16

Reply #576983

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

How do they count Kennys but not Garlepp! That kind of inconsistency kills me.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:26 10 Feb 16

Reply #576984

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Matty Knight caught trying to push his opponent (like he did Warrick the other round) into a shooting team mate to draw foul....this time got hire messed up. Reckless play


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Kobe24
Last year
19:31 10 Feb 16

Reply #576985

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Knight barely touched Brandt, just a big guy going for the glory block and Hire getting smashed. Saw it on twitter, Knight didnt cause it.


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MACDUB
Last year
19:34 10 Feb 16

Reply #576986

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Commentator logic: because Perth only have 8 players they should be calling the game less tight. What?


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MACDUB
Last year
19:37 10 Feb 16

Reply #576987

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Hire should not be allowed to return. Do these support staff do concussion checks?


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Fan
Last year
19:38 10 Feb 16

Reply #576988

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

App not working here either :(
Gleeson out for Neilsen may be a great move. But Trev knows he can't coach so I will be surprised if he ever gave the position up. He does have a big budget to buy talent and that goes a long way to hide their bum coach


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Luuuc
Last year
19:39 10 Feb 16

Reply #576989

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

FFS they're calling some super-soft ones tonight


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Anonymous
Last year
19:41 10 Feb 16

Reply #576991

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

let them play my god


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Luuuc
Last year
19:44 10 Feb 16

Reply #576992

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Sydney on pace for about 120


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ROFLcopter
Last year
20:01 10 Feb 16

Reply #576994

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Hahahhahahahahahahahhahahahaha @ KENNY.

What a bum.

Someone started a thread on here saying he needed to put up more shots.

Hahahhahahahahahahahhahahahaha


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Anonymous
Last year
20:10 10 Feb 16

Reply #576996

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Oh welcome back.... Anything else to offer but calling layers bums.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:11 10 Feb 16

Reply #576997

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

The NBL might be the worst defensive league in world basketball....


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ROFLcopter
Last year
20:13 10 Feb 16

Reply #576998

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Are you watching Kennys game?
This is his opportunity to lead this bench team.
#awful


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Anonymous
Last year
20:18 10 Feb 16

Reply #576999

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Oh please this isn't a team, it's a damn practice squad. Just looking to troll someone for the sake of it. I hate the wildcats but nothing to attack about them tonight, they are playing out a dead rubber. And come finals time it's guys just like Kenny that will hit the dagger shots


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Anonymous
Last year
20:20 10 Feb 16

Reply #577000

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Is anyone allowed to play defense in this league? Or has the league PROSTITUTED and changed the rules of the game so they can tell everyone it is a high scoring league.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:23 10 Feb 16

Reply #577001

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

What has happened to carfino, he called one or two games early then haven't heard of him since. Anyone know?


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ROFLcopter
Last year
20:24 10 Feb 16

Reply #577002

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Nonsense.
For fringe players this is far from a dead rubber.

Lol @ kenny


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Anonymous
Last year
20:31 10 Feb 16

Reply #577003

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Yeah it does have importance to them, but what are you expecting from him. He is a finisher a guy who makes the 3 off the pass that MARTIN makes. He isnt a self creator. Your whining about him has no merit LOL.


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Luuuc
Last year
20:33 10 Feb 16

Reply #577004

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

LOL @ Kenny!!
shooting just 50% from the field atm
P.S. LOL!!!


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ROFLcopter
Last year
20:40 10 Feb 16

Reply #577005

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Yes...LOL


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MACDUB
Last year
20:40 10 Feb 16

Reply #577006

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Don't bite on ROFLcopter people. He's worse than the blowout troll.


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ROFLcopter
Last year
20:41 10 Feb 16

Reply #577007

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Ahhhh, the butthurt is strong with these ones.


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Luuuc
Last year
20:43 10 Feb 16

Reply #577008

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

I always thought he was the blowout troll? Same posting style


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ROFLcopter
Last year
20:45 10 Feb 16

Reply #577009

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

As if.
I'm complimentary of the league.

I reserve my lols for some of the clowns who post here.


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Luuuc
Last year
20:45 10 Feb 16

Reply #577010

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Don't know that an easier $1.78 will ever come my way.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:46 10 Feb 16

Reply #577011

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Kings are playing childress and main guys to pad there stats lol


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Wilson Sting
Last year
20:47 10 Feb 16

Reply #577012

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Cadee's chance to shine against no quality opposition and he goes MIA.


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Luuuc
Last year
20:49 10 Feb 16

Reply #577013

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Fingers crossed that the rest of the round is better than that display.


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Anon
Last year
20:50 10 Feb 16

Reply #577014

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Well the Kings must feel like that are champions.ha ha
Playing against a very undermanned Wildcats.
They are losers and the management can say thanks we did it.
Minny me(the glasses man) can say my boy Indy is a superstar.ha ha.
Craig Moller,softy.
Go the Hawks.


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ROFLcopter
Last year
20:51 10 Feb 16

Reply #577015

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

I think Harvey only has wee bit of bias for Cadee


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Anonymous
Last year
20:58 10 Feb 16

Reply #577016

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Great to see Martin resting his ankle in Sydney. What a joke.


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Kobe24
Last year
20:58 10 Feb 16

Reply #577017

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Luuuc im with you had the house on the Kings, easiest possible money. And yeah think the blowout troll, but who knows these days.


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AngusH
Last year
21:57 10 Feb 16

Reply #577019

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Not exactly a game for the ages tonight, but it was good to get a look at some of the young guys for both teams, and for the Kings Faithful and Vandenberg in particular. Faithful got a bit excited with some of the shots he put up, but solid defensively. Vandenberg at least looks like he has the potential to be a rotation guy down the line.

Cadee and Carter, for two guys who are supposed to be shooters, make me cringe every time they pull up for a 3 in the halfcourt. Keep one (Cadee) off the bench, let the other go, sign an experienced import PG (I don't care if he was ever drafted in the NBA), and bring back Childress and Brandt. Garlepp has stepped up his scoring but is still a liability on the defensive end, but having another guard or two who can defend the perimeter helps there.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:09 10 Feb 16

Reply #577020

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Perth needs to develop some young guys. Dixson and Vague are terrible. Atleast Wroe shows some potential.


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AngusH
Last year
22:13 10 Feb 16

Reply #577021

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

To be fair, hard to expect much more than bodies for practice as far as development players go, given the salaries. If you're a young basketball talent you are nuts if you don't try and get a college gig in the US.


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koberulz
Last year
22:19 10 Feb 16

Reply #577023

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

When was the last time a Perth development player actually got a proper NBL contract? Other than Wagner's very brief run with Sydney in 2011...Garlepp? Goulding? And they had to go elsewhere.

Meanwhile, I was watching a couple of 2009/10 Breakers games a few weeks ago and seeing developmental players Alex Pledger, Tom Abercrombie, Corey Webster, Tai Webster, and Jeremiah Trueman.

In the last five years, I've watched every single minute of every single televised game, including NBL TV games and pre-season games. I turned this one off early in the fourth.

I can't imagine Sunday will be much better.


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Kobe24
Last year
22:24 10 Feb 16

Reply #577025

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

I hope Sunday wont be much better! Are those Cats players going to definitely out again... if so a fit Randle means Adelaide should get the W.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:31 10 Feb 16

Reply #577026

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Told you Dixon would get an assist.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:44 10 Feb 16

Reply #577027

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Childress and Brandt were exceptional and the Kings played quite well but Perth were woefull even with the guys they had out.
A good crowd for a Wednesday night and a good atmosphere.


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Kaiju
Last year
22:47 10 Feb 16

Reply #577028

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Hire was a Development Player before


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Dazz
Last year
23:12 10 Feb 16

Reply #577029

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Well, Gleeson was true to his word, DP's totalled 50 minutes.
I'm a little disappointed that some of the guys didn't step up with more points, but at the end of the day, the game was a joke.

Doesn't have me looking forward to Sunday...

The big concern obviously is just how serious those injuries are. It would not surprise if they were minor, and the resting mostly precautionary, but if not this season is going to end badly, again. Plus, we didn't need the injury to Hire.

Why did Martin travel? Visiting family?


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Luuuc
Last year
23:17 10 Feb 16

Reply #577030

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

From the article posted earlier in the thread

"Martin will sit on the bench, with Gleeson declaring the captain needed to be around the team at this stage of the season."


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Kobe24
Last year
23:22 10 Feb 16

Reply #577032

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

So he was visting family then... c'mon needs to be around the team, oh Trev.


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Luuuc
Last year
23:45 10 Feb 16

Reply #577034

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Got to get some perks being the captain, don't ya?


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Dazz
Last year
23:50 10 Feb 16

Reply #577037

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Actually, both arguments make sense.
Martin is the Heart & Soul of that team. Good to have him around the young guys, and good idea to keep him happy.


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paul
Last year
23:51 10 Feb 16

Reply #577038

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

"When was the last time a Perth development player actually got a proper NBL contract?"

Hire, as someone else said, and I believe Jervis was a training player with them too.


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koberulz
Last year
01:04 11 Feb 16

Reply #577039

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Forgot about Hire. Still, that's one in the past five or six years. Probably similar to most Australian clubs, but the Breakers are having no trouble turning their DPs into stars. Doesn't seem to be a problem with the DP system, just the way they're using it.

I hope Sunday wont be much better! Are those Cats players going to definitely out again... if so a fit Randle means Adelaide should get the W.
They're all expected to play.

Why we rested everyone tonight instead of Sunday, if Melbourne won, is beyond me. Or, if Melbourne lose both, play it out and try to get top spot.


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paul
Last year
01:34 11 Feb 16

Reply #577040

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Maybe they're happy playing Illawarra. Losing to Sydney means the Cats get second, beating Adelaide ensures the Hawks are third (if that's even required).


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koberulz
Last year
02:13 11 Feb 16

Reply #577041

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Worth giving up home court in the grand final, though?

Unless they're planning on NZ knocking United off, and getting past Illawarra...but that's not a great plan.


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Supernintendo Chalmers
Last year
07:27 11 Feb 16

Reply #577042

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

"Why we rested everyone tonight instead of Sunday"

Because last night was an away game, and they didn't want to take three of the players on the flight due to nature of their injuries.

What's a bigger risk? Giving up HCA in the GF, or trying to win the GF without one of your starters?


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PeterJohn
Last year
08:50 11 Feb 16

Reply #577043

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Re Martin being on the bench. He wasn't listed in live stats so assume he wasn't on the team sheet. Also, Hire was denoted as captain for the game.

As paul said, Perth would feel pretty comfortable with home court advantage against Illawarra. This season they beat them by 7 and 3 in Wollongong and by 23 and 29 in Perth. They'd be less comfortable facing NZ in the semi finals.

Anyway, how likely is it that Melbourne will drop both games against NZ, this round? If I was Perth, I'd feel it's more likely we would beat Melbourne at least once in Melbourne in a GF series. But for some odd calls towards the end of the game, they would have done that already this season - when Melbourne were red hot.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:09 11 Feb 16

Reply #577045

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

The Kings played well, you have to beat who's in front of you. Kings also had three of their starters from season start out as well.


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PeterJohn
Last year
09:45 11 Feb 16

Reply #577046

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Interestingly, last night's result means Melbourne will be the only team in the NBL this season NOT to have a losing record on the road. They're 7W-6L at the moment and, at worst will be 7-7 on the road after this round. Perth and Illawarra are both 6W-8L, with Adelaide next best with 4W-8L and their last two road games this round.


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Train
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13:16 11 Feb 16

Reply #577056

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Atleast Perth have avoided a semi final matchup with NZ. Breakers seem to switch to another mode come finals time. Interesting to note that if Breakers do make the finals we could potentially see 5 games straight between United and Breakers.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:32 11 Feb 16

Reply #577131

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

"Meanwhile, I was watching a couple of 2009/10 Breakers games a few weeks ago...

In the last five years, I've watched every single minute of every single televised game, including NBL TV games and pre-season games."

Yeah Yeah kr we knnow you're a virgin no need to remind us all.


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koberulz
Last year
17:12 11 Feb 16

Reply #577167

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

Yes, that's so much worse than following someone around on the internet to speculate about their love life.

I get it when people throw out that response after I've gone off on some lengthy detailed ramble over some obscure bit of trivia. People are insecure. But to just throw it out at random like that? That takes some serious lack of a life, dude.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:16 11 Feb 16

Reply #577174

re: Kings vs Wildcats, Feb 10

That's how it reads like. "Meanwhile, I was watching a couple of 2009/10 Breakers games a few weeks ago..." F'IN LOL!!!!

Now you're the one who is insecure throwing out the lack of a life line at me.


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