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fstos
Last year

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Draft a team from players who have played NBL

A little bit of a different approach to those greatest NBL players threads.

You have the chance to select a team from all the players who have ever set foot on the court in an NBL game.

I would think that in this case longevity, titles and performance while in the NBL will have less influence on the selection.

Select 5 starters and 5 bench.

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fstos
Last year
08:08 18 Sep 16

Reply #599245

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

I am sure I have forgotten many but to get the ball rolling.

Doug Overton
Andrew Gaze
Steven Jackson
Josh Childress
Luc Longley

Ricky Grace
Patty Mills
Leroy Loggins
David Andersen
Chris Anstey




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Very Old
Last year
15:46 18 Sep 16

Reply #599252

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

Luc Longley -- never played NBL


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fstos
Last year
16:02 18 Sep 16

Reply #599253

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

From and the foul




Luc Longley was born 19 January 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria. At age sixteen Luc was a member of the Australian Under19 side and the following year, 1986, he joined the Perth Wildcats with whom he played two games. After 1986 Luc went on to attend University of New Mexico. From there he was drafted into the NBA where he spent 10 years.


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fstos
Last year
16:06 18 Sep 16

Reply #599254

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

and from Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luc_Longley

That is the whole point of this thread. You can pick thee best team from anyone who ever graced an NBL court in a regular season game.


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Steven
Last year
16:07 18 Sep 16

Reply #599255

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

Daniel Joyce


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Slobodon
Last year
16:16 18 Sep 16

Reply #599256

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

Starters
Pg - Rocky grace
Sg - James Smith
SD - James Ennis
Pf - Chris Williams
C - Oscar Foreman

Bench
Pg - bread Robbins
Sg - rat Gordon
Sf - Lucas Walker
Pf - Martin Catalonia
C - Ernest Nzigamazabo

Gone very athletic and skilful with my starting five, with a more combative bench unit to mix things up and protect the stars


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Anonymous
Last year
16:17 18 Sep 16

Reply #599257

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

Grace
Lichti
Ennis
Vlahov
Longley


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Zodiac
Last year
17:01 18 Sep 16

Reply #599260

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

Pretty sure those 2 games Longley played for Perth were pre-season games weren't they?


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PeterJohn
Last year
17:18 18 Sep 16

Reply #599262

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

Re Longley's NBL career, he played 2 regular season games, against Brisbane Bullets and Coburg Giants.

See http://websites.sportstg.com/team_info.cgi?action=PSTATS&pID=190396384&client=1-189-12314-125721-369909


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Anon
Last year
17:41 18 Sep 16

Reply #599263

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

PG:Ricky Grace
SG:Patty Mills
SF: James Ennis
PF: James Crawford
C: Luc Longley

Shane Heal
Andrew Gaze
Joe Ingles
Josh Childress
Mark Bradtke


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PeterJohn
Last year
17:42 18 Sep 16

Reply #599264

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

FWIW

Daryl McDonald
Al Green
Leroy Loggins
Chris Williams
Luc Longley

Mark Davis
Robert Rose
Rimas Kurtinaitis
Mark Bradtke
Doug Overton

Doing this, it struck me that the NBL has had a lot of very good 3 and 4 men over the decades. Leaving out players like (Rocky) Smith, Ennis, Fisher, Andersen, (James) Crawford, MacKinnon and Hodge (cancerous personality aside) seemed wrong. And that's a short list.

Nice topic fstos.


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koberulz
Last year
19:33 18 Sep 16

Reply #599268

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

McDonald/Martin
Mee/Pearce
Stewart/Smith
Dwight/Davis
Longley/Crawford


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Very Old
Last year
21:08 18 Sep 16

Reply #599272

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

Longley had two games in 86 before hitting Uni of NM in the NCAA ?? I'm shocked, shocked I say, shocked.

But i do know that the NCAA tightened up the eligibility of NCAA age-compliant players who had already played pro overseas, after Gaze had his time with Seton hall in 88/89. For some stupid reason I thought thats why Luc had not played NBL earlier, later was because of the NBA injury payout of his contract - I was wrong ... Bugger




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fstos
Last year
21:25 18 Sep 16

Reply #599273

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

I was unsure but had a faint memory that I had read about him playing a few token minutes so I spent some google time before posting my team.

Very Old I would be interested to see your team.

I think I will change Andersen to Bradtke in mine.

Doug Overton
Gaze
Steven Jackson
Childress
Longley

Grace
Mills
Loggins
Bradke
Anstey






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Luuuc
Last year
21:45 18 Sep 16

Reply #599274

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

Hell of a team, fstos.
About the only tweak I'd make without extensive research is swapping Anstey out for Chris Williams.


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Mock
Last year
21:46 18 Sep 16

Reply #599275

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

Patty Mills
Gaze
Captain Jack
Childress
Longley

Overton
Brunson
Ollie Johnson
Harrington
Todd Fuller


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DJ Rod
Last year
08:00 19 Sep 16

Reply #599280

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

Mark Bradtke
Leon Trimmingham*
Rob Rose
Andrew Gaze
Ricky Grace

Simon Dwight
Chris Williams*
David Andersen
Mike Kelly
John Rillie
Leroy Loggins
CJ Bruton

2 imports, a few naturalised players in there though.
Lots of defense, scoring and winners on the bench as well as great role players and glue guys.

My starting PF was a toss up - I had thought of Ray Owes, Clarence Tyson, Jervaughn Scales, JC but went with the explosion of Trimmingham.


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LV
Last year
09:25 19 Sep 16

Reply #599281

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

Forget about "best"- I'm picking a team I’d pay to watch. An 11 man roster in the spirit of 2011 NBL (and only 3 imports- I reckon all the other Americans here were naturalised)

We’re playing small ball, a bit like Dream Team circa Rio, but we’d be very hard to beat.

Starting 5:
Rosell Ellis*
Lucas Walker
Tucker*
Gaze(C)
D-Mac

Bench:
Anstey
Donta Smith*
Penney
Copeland
D Martin
Rob Rose


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LV
Last year
09:25 19 Sep 16

Reply #599282

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

2016 NBL*


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Mock
Last year
18:58 19 Sep 16

Reply #599315

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

Oscar Forman = 0 NBA games
Al Harrington = 981 NBA games

I know who the SMART pick is


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fstos
Last year
19:05 19 Sep 16

Reply #599316

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

Yeah. I guess if you are picking the team based on their prime years Harrington needs a gig as well. Not talking about the bloated version that we saw at the Kings.

I too considered Brunson but didn't see enough of him in the NBA and only a few games here to sway me to include him.


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_Strungout_
Last year
20:05 19 Sep 16

Reply #599319

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

C - Chris Anstey
F - Matthew Nielsen
F - Sam Mackinnon
G - Andrew Gaze
G - Cedric Jackson

Josh Childress*
Chris Williams*
Darryl McDonald
Kirk Penney
James Ennis*

Classifying Ced as naturalised a little early. Probably should have put Patty in for D-Mac.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:16 19 Sep 16

Reply #599320

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

Very Old just confirmed he is definitely not Boti Nagy, by admitting he was wrong about something


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_Strungout_
Last year
21:26 19 Sep 16

Reply #599329

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

I noticed LV put Lucas Walker in the starting 5 of a team where the OP wrote;

"You have the chance to select a team from all the players who have ever set foot on the court in an NBL game."




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fstos
Last year
21:30 19 Sep 16

Reply #599332

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

I didn't place any restrictions on imports.(or said you had to include one low IQ spud in LV's case)

Just try to pick the strongest team.


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Freethrows
Last year
12:11 20 Sep 16

Reply #599356

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

Patty Mills
Andrew Gaze
Josh Childress
James Crawford
Mark Bradtke

Ricky Grace
Dwayne McClain
Robert Rose
Simon Dwight
Dean Uthoff


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Very Old
Last year
22:26 20 Sep 16

Reply #599387

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

PG SG SF PF C
naturalised imports
PG
1 Cal Bruton
2 Ricky Grace
SG
3Al Green
4 Rob Rose
5 Leroy Loggins
6 Herb McEachin
7 James Crawford
8 Mark Davis
9 Dean Uthoff
10 Ken Richardson
11 Darnell Mee
12 Scott Fisher

13 Kevin Lisch
14 Derek Rucker
15 Butch Hayes
16 Lanard Copeland
17 Tad Dufelmeier


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Very Old
Last year
22:30 20 Sep 16

Reply #599388

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL


naturalised imports

PG
1 Cal Bruton
2 Ricky Grace
SG
3 Al Green
4 Rob Rose
SF
5 Leroy Loggins
6 Herb McEachin
PF
7 James Crawford
8 Mark Davis
C
9 Dean Uthoff
10 Ken Richardson
Then
11 Darnell Mee
12 Scott Fisher

Need to be mentioned

13 Kevin Lisch SG
14 Derek Rucker PG
15 Butch Hayes PG
16 Lanard Copeland SG/Sf
17 Tad Dufelmeier SG


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Very Old
Last year
22:35 20 Sep 16

Reply #599389

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

Pure Imports Just when at the peak of their careers - wherever that may have been

PG
1 Doug Overton
2 Cedric Jackson
SG
3 Stephen Jackson
4 Dwayne McClain
SF
5 Ollie Johnson
6 James Ennis
7 Josh Childress
PF
8 Ray Owes
9 Terry Dozier
C
10 George Morrow
11 Larry Abney
12 Acie Earl

need to be mentioned

13 Steve Woodberry PG
14 Scottie Wilbekin PG
15 Rotnei Clarke SG
16 Kirk Penney SG


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Very Old
Last year
22:53 20 Sep 16

Reply #599391

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

Aussie team - this is tough - Its really about how much they dominated their leagues at their peak. I'm not certain that Mills has a long enough track record yet - but then Larry S and Ray Borner absolutely dominated when at their peak.

PG
1 Phil Smyth
2 Cj Bruton
SG
3 Andrew Gaze
4 Ian Davies
5 Patty Mills
SF
6 Joe Ingles
7 Andrew Vlahof
8 Mark Worthington
PF
9 David Andersen
10 Mark Bradke
C
11 Chris Anstey
12 Luc Longley

13 Ray Borner C
14 Larry Sengstock C
15 Bret Maher PG
16 Tony Ronaldson PF
17 Michael johnson SF
18 Darryl Pearce SG
19 Shane Heal SG

I think Brad Newley should be somewhere as well.

It depends if you want to go big with 3 centers from 10 to 14 above or go smaller with only 2 of them and add Maher/Heal or Newley .

I'd love to see a 3 way playoff amongst those three teams.


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koberulz
Last year
23:43 20 Sep 16

Reply #599393

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

Who did Overton play for and when? I'd never even heard the name prior to this thread.

Penney isn't an import.


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Very Old
Last year
13:17 21 Sep 16

Reply #599438

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

Penney is not an Australian Citizen, and is not eligible to play internationally for Australia, and probably does not even pay Australian Income tax, and you want to me to classify him as an Australian ? - stop trolling :)


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koberulz
Last year
16:16 21 Sep 16

Reply #599460

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

Never said he was Australian.


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fstos
Last year
17:40 21 Sep 16

Reply #599468

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

Doug Overton played one season at Illawarra in the early 90's and then went on to play many seasons in the NBA.


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fstos
Last year
17:42 21 Sep 16

Reply #599469

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

From the Hawks website.


His one and only season with the Hawks was a weekly highlight reel, with Overton leading his side into the play-offs after averaging 24 points, 6.2 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.7 steals.

After being selected in the All-NBL's first team, Overton headed back to the US and played 11 seasons in the NBA..


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Very Old
Last year
19:27 21 Sep 16

Reply #599474

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

never really fully read other peoples posts with 1/2 a brain engaged either, apparently XOXO


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Very Old
Last year
19:31 21 Sep 16

Reply #599475

re: Draft a team from players who have played NBL

and obviously can't be arsed to "click,drag and click" to highlight two words and doing a google search. XOXOX :)


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