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RMQ
Last year

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Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

As per their twitter.

Most likely Martin and Knight.

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cats 4 life
Last year
19:29 18 Apr 16

Reply #585338

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

Martin took up his option as did wagstaff already, money is on knight. Don't think it will be any new additions just yet.

Norton, would be a nice replacement for Martin to take over and lead a new breed of cats.


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Red74
Last year
19:45 18 Apr 16

Reply #585339

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

About the cats get wa born and bred clint steindl........


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DaHuzyBru
Last year
20:12 18 Apr 16

Reply #585341

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

That would be all well and good if Steindl wasn't born in Mackay


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Watto
Last year
20:17 18 Apr 16

Reply #585342

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

Kobe


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Train
Last year
20:43 18 Apr 16

Reply #585344

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

@Red74 - I think your getting Stiendl and Cam Gliddon mixed up.
I think Jervis leaving would be the sacrafice Perh made to keep Knight and add Motum. Perhaps the Motum deal will be the announcement.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:46 18 Apr 16

Reply #585345

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

I doubt Motum would be announced before he concludes his season in Europe.


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Red74
Last year
20:47 18 Apr 16

Reply #585346

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

My bad....


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Red74
Last year
20:49 18 Apr 16

Reply #585347

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

Isn't it protocol around here to post wildly inaccurate things?


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AngusH
Last year
21:11 18 Apr 16

Reply #585350

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

If he does in fact sign, it's going to be interesting to see how Motum slots into the Wildcats. He's got the right personality for it, but he's a big departure from their style of play, being a lot more effective on one end of the court than the other.


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proud
Last year
22:18 18 Apr 16

Reply #585365

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

Channel ten tonight suggested it as Knight.

Would love to have Steindl and Norton playing at the jungle on a regular basis.


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Anon
Last year
23:14 18 Apr 16

Reply #585371

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

Prather signing.


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Asics Gel
Last year
23:32 18 Apr 16

Reply #585372

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

Could it be Nick Kay?
Jervis and Jawaii leaving opens up some cash for him and would fit nicely with Matt Knight


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Anonymous
Last year
23:45 18 Apr 16

Reply #585373

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

Would be happy with Kay as the Jervis replacement.


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Anonymous
Last year
00:13 19 Apr 16

Reply #585374

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

Most likely Knightand Beal coming back


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Very Old
Last year
09:23 19 Apr 16

Reply #585391

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

Back Court:
Knight, Motum, Prather vs Jervis, Kickert and Craig

with bench of Wagstaff and Hire(?) vs Petrie and Young.

Front court

Martin Vs Gibson/Bruce

Beal vs ?




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Farrison Hord
Last year
09:52 19 Apr 16

Reply #585394

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

Motum is not coming to Perth. The crap people think up here is amazing.

He still has a player option to remain in the Euroleague for the next season.

Pretty sure a top tier Aussie product in his prime will remain there as opposed to an 8 team NBL competition.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:54 19 Apr 16

Reply #585395

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

Wait so is he NOT coming? Or are you pretty sure?


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Farrison Hord
Last year
09:59 19 Apr 16

Reply #585396

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

Why would you even think he is coming? Because some anonymous know it all here, who has nothing to even do with basketball circles, said so...?

It's a bit embarrassing sometimes reading the stuff on here & people just automatically assume its true.

I'd say 30% of the stuff on here is solid/accurate info, the rest is just made up to give others a laugh i'm assuming.


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Anonymous
Last year
10:08 19 Apr 16

Reply #585397

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

"Back Court:
Knight, Motum, Prather vs Jervis, Kickert and Craig

with bench of Wagstaff and Hire(?) vs Petrie and Young.

Front court

Martin Vs Gibson/Bruce

Beal vs ?"

You have your front and back courts mixed up.


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Farrison Hord
Last year
10:10 19 Apr 16

Reply #585398

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

^^ i rest my case.....


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Farrison Hord
Last year
10:16 19 Apr 16

Reply #585399

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

And FYI the announcement will just be Knight & Wagstaff on 2 year extensions, respectively.


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Anonymous
Last year
10:17 19 Apr 16

Reply #585400

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

"respectively."

^^ i rest my case.....


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alexkrad
Last year
10:19 19 Apr 16

Reply #585401

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

Power pair sign new deals

The Perth Wildcats are excited to announce that two big parts of their championship frontcourt will be staying with the team in 2016/17 and beyond.

Matt Knight has inked a two-year deal and will play his seventh and eighth seasons for the Wildcats, while Jesse Wagstaff has also significantly extended his contract with the club.

Knight is arguably one of the most important pieces of the Wildcats puzzle.

The 204cm, 109kg big man has played in four Grand Finals for the Wildcats, winning championships in both 2014 and 2016.

"I'm really pleased to be staying in Perth," said Knight.

“Coming off another championship, we really have a rare opportunity to build a special legacy at the Wildcats and I want to be a part of that.”

In 2015/16, Knight enjoyed a relatively injury-free season, totaling eight double-doubles while averaging a solid 11.5 points and 7.9 rebounds per outing.

Meanwhile, Jesse Wagstaff remaining at the Wildcats makes him one of the most loyal players in club history.

The 29-year-old has played all 217 of his NBL games with the club after joining the team as a rookie in 2009.

His contract has now been extended by two years, which will see him remain a Wildcat until at least the end of the 2018/19 NBL season.

Wagstaff was outstanding in the recent 2016/17 campaign, averaging 9.3 points and 4.0 rebounds off the bench while becoming a championship player for the third time.

He is excited to be remaining in Perth.

“I’ve been here for seven years now and over that time we’ve been pretty successful and kept a pretty close core. I think that stability has been a big part of our success,” he said.

“Being a one-team player does mean a lot to me, it’s kind of all I’ve known. I guess it’s nice to be with that one organisation and it’s something I’m pretty proud of.”

Perth Wildcats assistant coach Adam Forde explained the importance of re-signing these two core players.

“They’ve established a good history here, not just on the court but they’re a big part of the team chemistry off the court,” he said.

“Those two guys really compliment each other. Jesse, with his outside range, can really stretch the floor and shoot the three and Matty’s still one of the best back-to-the-basket dominant bigs in the league.

“To have those two back really ticks a lot of boxes for us.”

Expect more player announcements from Perth Wildcats headquarters soon.


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Anonymous
Last year
10:44 19 Apr 16

Reply #585402

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

farrison you think prather is coming back?


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Farrison Hord
Last year
10:58 19 Apr 16

Reply #585404

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

Prather coming back is much more realistic than Motum.

I dont think Prather has done enough to generate any significant interest from NBA scouts. At best he may have a summer league offer on the table.

Unless he has a big dollar deal presented to him to head to Europe (which i feel is unlikely also), coming back to Perth makes sense for both himself & Perth.

We will see i guess.


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Train
Last year
09:39 20 Apr 16

Reply #585499

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/a/31390113/wildcats-sweat-on-jawai/

Perth still hoping for Jawai and also looking at Ibekwe if that falls through.


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Thunder Jam
Last year
14:34 20 Apr 16

Reply #585531

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

"Sweating on Jawai" Wow what a pun!


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RMQ
Last year
14:59 20 Apr 16

Reply #585536

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

Jawai would go through 8 towels before tip offs.

The highlight of games would be watching players reaction to being passed back a jawai used towel. Greg Hire was never amused.


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AngusH
Last year
15:09 20 Apr 16

Reply #585537

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

If they are looking at Jawai still, I guess Motum isn't a given, unless they hope to play him at the 3.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:21 20 Apr 16

Reply #585539

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

A Ibekew, Motum, Knight and Wagstaff is a very good frontcourt infact it would be hard to top it but as mentioned Motum is no certainty.



BTW, Perth should cut their losses with Jawai and move on. Not worth the time and effort.


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Dazz
Last year
21:36 21 Apr 16

Reply #585644

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

I don't know where the Motum speculation springs from?
Sure, the "Local Marquee" rule makes such a signing "possible," but then really it always was, provided the player didn't have a better option in Europe.
Even if the Cats (or another team) had the cash, its difficult to see a player turning their back on a promising Euroleague (or even Eurocup) career, for the uncertainty of the NBL.

For mine, the interesting comment from Marvin was that they could afford to wait on Jawai, because they could always sign an import in his place.
Is he simply referring to roles within the team, or is he saying that Jawai staying would effect the quality of the 3rd import, or indeed if a 3rd import was required?

Interesting to know what their plans are to back up the 5 spot. Anyone know what Luke Nevill is doing? LOL


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Anonymous
Last year
22:03 21 Apr 16

Reply #585646

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

Please re - sign Jawai.


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Farrison Hord
Last year
09:58 22 Apr 16

Reply #585664

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

Um, please don't.


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Dazz
Last year
15:54 27 Apr 16

Reply #585987

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

Considering the number of guys out of contract, it has been very slow for announcements.
I'm assuming Damo is still locked in, but that only makes 3.

I gather the Cats feel they can be patient with their imports, and simply sign new ones if the old don't return. But that also leaves the bench hanging.

Everything fell into place last season, but lightening rarely strikes twice.


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Luuuc
Last year
18:45 27 Apr 16

Reply #585999

re: Wildcats announcment coming tomorrow morning

It is estimated that lightning strikes approximately 100 times each second


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