AngusH
Years ago

Khazzouh on the three import rule

Probably a throw-away comment meant in general than specific to anyone in particular, but still (from Boti's blog):

"I've always found two imports is sufficient," he said.

“Plus, if you can get a really good American for $70,000 there’s usually something wrong with him.

“Yeah, great stats in college, great guy, we’re getting him cheap ... then you find he drinks two bottles of whiskey a day.”

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Isaac  
Years ago

Boti noted on Twitter that Khazzouh was joking.

I imagine the implication is that any affordable player has their flaws preventing them from playing in a higher league. Things like:

- bit short
- doesn't work hard
- low basketball IQ
- doesn't play D
- has an attitude

Of course, the same is true of almost every local player too, and especially those in a similar price bracket.

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Anonymous  
Years ago


Of course, the same is true of almost every local player too, and especially those in a similar price bracket.

Yes but there ours and a lot of them improve in the right environment. We don't produce anything in this country now so I'd rather spend 70g on an Aussie.

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proud  
Years ago

Well our 2015/16 all NBL first team Daniel Kickert doesn't jump for rebounds or defend at all and he'd be on so much more than $70k

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yeah, but Kickert is a 50,40,90 player and no other aussies can do that, plus he'll be on triple that.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

There are a lot of good players who came in as cheap Americans but fit our league. Redhage and Conklin come to mind even lisch was considered too short when he first arrived

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