Luuuc
Years ago

Jaron Johnson "Deactivated"

@John_Boy1BIL 56 minutes ago
Speed bumps in my route to greatness #KeepPushing

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The Perth Wildcats have made the difficult decision to deactivate American guard Jaron Johnson, in a strategic move to improve roster balance.
"What makes the decision even harder is that Jaron is a great person, popular with his teammates and our fans," said head coach Trevor Gleeson.
“However, we believe for us to challenge for the championship this season, we need to make this move.
“While Jaron is a very good player, we don't believe he is the right piece of the puzzle for this team.”
The club is planning on having a replacement ready for its Round Three double-header, which begins on Friday night at Perth Arena against the Illawarra Hawks.
The Perth Wildcats would like to thank Jaron Johnson for his work in the community and on the court.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Did anyone have him in the first import sacked sweepstakes?
Iirc, McKay was the popular wildcats pick

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Anonymous  
Years ago

And replace him with what?

Another 2 or a 5?

A 5 with size makes sense but then McKay's value drops once Knight comes back.

Cats still need a 2.

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Brunson  
Years ago

Great decision by Perth.

I hope the person that said he was better than Ennis based on a game against a state league team waits a bit longer to form an opinion next time.

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Hendo8888  
Years ago

Sacked 1 game after a 26 point on 10/11 shooting.
Last 8 points in regulation, including a 3 with 2 seconds to go to force overtime (which they won).
That's harsh.

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Farrison Hord  
Years ago

It's not harsh considering he was absolute trash for everything bar 1 game.

Good call. McKay will be sweating bullets with the impending return of Knight.

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Very harsh, I agree. Wonder who they've got lined up.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Ruthless by the cats, 3 games in. But I like the move, had to be done.

And you have to assume they had already lined someone up to come in as the replacement before the announced this. Considering they plan to have someone in uniform for next game.

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overloaded  
Years ago

Good decision

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Luuuc  
Years ago

It had to be done, but it's also the Cats' own fault for assembling a team without the right mix in the first place.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I can see why it had to be done, pretty shocked though. Didn't seem like he got much of a chance, but then again that's probably because he wasn't a great fit in the team.

Seemed really well liked by the guys though and like he had good chemistry with the other imports, wonder how they feel about it.

Keen to see who they have lined up, will need to be an absolute gun.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I don't think the issue is that he wasn't a great fit. Its that he wasn't playing as well as he was meant to. If he played like he did in parts of the Cairns game for the other two games, he would still be in the team.

His first game was woeful. I have never seen an import look more scared. He did not want to be on the court.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

As an individual player Nino seemed to be a great signing. But it's clear he got lost within the cats system, despite fitting the culture and putting up good numbers.

NBA training camps have just made their final cuts... so there could be a gun waiting in the wings.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Jimmer

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Well it's not so much he wasn't a great fit and more of a "we've found someone better, we've got to get rid of someone", surely? How else would they be touting a replacement at such short notice only 2 rounds into a season?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

If the new guy will be cleared by Friday, the sacking decision was made ages ago.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Troy Daniels?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

We must have found someone awesome.

Surely someone knows something?

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Zodiac  
Years ago

Clearly his production didn't warrant him being cut already but it's obvious the Wildcats had already lined up someone who they think will be a better player so pulled the trigger early on Johnson.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I loathe Perth and their fans but you have to respect their want to win and they treat these moves like a business, which it is. This is why they are successful and adelaide is weak, because they don't make the necessary decisions. Well done on Perth for this one.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

TROY DANIELS.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I worked with Perth last season as part of the list management team. We were always keen on Ronnie Brewer. I take it they got him this time round.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Ronnie Brewer eh

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alexkrad  
Years ago

Brewers 3p% looks exactly like what the Wildcats do not need

Troy Daniels on the other hand..

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NBL Fan  
Years ago

Why would you even mention Troy Daniels. He already has a sizeable long term deal with the Grizzlies...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

We have never looked at Troy Daniels, I believe the Wildcats are looking for more Defense, they do not like what they saw out of Jaron on the defensive end.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"Adelaide are weak" since when is signing Majok Deng who was at the twolves summer camp, Signing an NBA potential top 20 draftee in Ferguson, retaining Randle, loading up on the best young talent in the league, since when is that "weak".

They are 2-2

If you want weak have a look at Cairns. Signing a shit player like Fuquin Edwin. Spending huge money on that doughnut gobbler Jawai who is always injured, starting Weeks over Trice....

Cairns will be lucky to win 6 games this year.,,

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Train  
Years ago

What Perth really need is a reliable 3 point shooter!! JJ looked a decent shooter from outside, hopefully his replacement is as good or better from deep.

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alexkrad  
Years ago

Nick Marvin recently followed him on twitter

Troy Daniels probably stuck behind 6 players in Memphis rotation

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"We have never looked at Troy Daniels"
Are you a fan since last year? Troy DAniels was signed with the Wildcats a couple of seasons ago, but didnt play a game as he opted out of his contract to play in the NBA.
so yeah we have looked at him

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Zodiac  
Years ago

It wouldn't be Troy Daniels though because they would've waited until he was cut by the Grizzlies and then released Johnson.

Imports contracts don't become guaranteed for the rest of the season until after something like 10 games or two months into the season whichever comes first.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

It's not his first year of his deal though so not sure if that makes it guaranteed or not.

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Zodiac  
Years ago

What the Wildcats gave Johnson more than the standard non-guaranteed 1 year deal?

I can understand 'NBL proven' imports like Rotnei Clarke, Torrey Craig and Jermaine Beal getting 2 year deals but a new guy to the league sight unseen?

I wouldn't have thought the Wildcats would be that silly.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Sorry, my bad, I thought you were saying Daniels' current deal might not be guaranteed. I misread your post.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I heard Johnson was close to signing with Cairns until Perth offered more money, I wonder if he regrets that decision now!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

From today's presser, Gleeson said they wanted more aggression, swagger and shots from outside.

I would have thought Johnson could do all these things, but didn't look comfortable or confident within the system.

I thought Prather had the same issues last year, but clearly the league has become more cut throat because of the quality.

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Duke Fan  
Years ago

He's been better than Bryson at all those things.

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AngusH  
Years ago

Brutal.

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Master Chief  
Years ago

Extremely harsh after three games and one outstanding performance. There has to be more to it surely ?

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AngusH  
Years ago

He's worth thinking about for the Kings... If for no other reason than to have a player with a chip on his shoulder vs Perth.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Unfortunately his one outstanding performance was book-ended by two woeful performances where it looked like he didn't even want to be on the court at times.

But I would say someone else just became available and that made the decision easier.

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Master Chief  
Years ago

Yeah okay. Personality and attitude more the problem? If it wasn't that, it's hard to understand why someone like that wouldn't be given at least a bit more time.

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ME  
Years ago

If the Sydney Kings have any sense about them they will cut Michael Bryson right now and slot in Jaron Johnson. Johnson, on his worst game, contributes more than Bryson ever has.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I don't think it was attitude, it was just Perth need someone to step in straight away and contribute and he didn't.

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LV  
Years ago

Gleeson's explanation makes sense.

Perth could very, very easily be 0-3 right now, after 2 home games. They won 2 games by a bee's member, and it's clear their half court game is struggling.

This is Perth we're talking about- no doubt they've got someone lined up. Someone good.

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DJ Rod  
Years ago

I wonder if any rival clubs decide to pick up Johnson now he's been deactivated? Sydney could use him!

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ME  
Years ago

Oh they will have someone quality to slot in. It wont be some sort of Mustapha Farrakhan drop kick lol.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Obviously he was cut before the breakout game. Timing is everything in life.

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AngusH  
Years ago

I'm guessing it's going to be a former NBA guy, and if so I'm going to go with the most recently wavied - Toney Douglas?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yeah the decision was made before "the" performance. Oops!

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Trevor Gleeson press conference about the JJ decision:
https://audioboom.com/boos/5171329-trevor-gleeson-press-conference-17-october-2016

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Ricky  
Years ago

I reckon it's been in the making since the ABC.

That guy Dolla looking real good right now..

Athletic, Schmathletic. The formula worked so well last year.

What we'd give to have Dolla and Jerv back.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Why did Cats not retain Beal? Being tight with $?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

was just thinking, i wonder how many people spent $100 on jaron johnson jerseys lol

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DaHuzyBru  
Years ago

They wanted more athleticism, so they got rid of Beal. Now, they need a guy like Beal who is a threat from 3. With Wagstaff losing his touch as a three-point shooter, the Cats don't have anyone who is a threat from range

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AngusH  
Years ago

I think the idea of having 2 greyhounds on the wing in Prather and Johnson was a whole heap better than the reality... That whole high flying, up-and-down Wildcats team that we kept hearing about pre-season definitely hasn't arrived yet.

I don't really think Johnson is the problem, and maybe they were creeping too far outside Gleeson's comfort zone. The grindy, beat-you-into-submission style of play seems to work for them, and I'm not sure they needed to tinker with it.

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Keen observer  
Years ago

Any chance Sydney releases Bryson and signs Johnson instead? I'm sure they are monitoring the availability of guards at least.

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Benno  
Years ago

Just looking at Daniels pre season stats i wouldnt be suprised if it was him
http://www.espn.com/nba/player/gamelog/_/id/2489530/troy-daniels

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Train  
Years ago

Looking at those pre-season stats, do we really want him? :P

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Benno  
Years ago

Well last year he shot the 3 at .484 so yeah you would, plus NBL closer in will help a lot

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moo moo  
Years ago

cairns did off Johnson a contract but wildcats out bid them,i bet he wishes he signed with cairns now.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Benno is a cancer on this board

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Last time we got a Daniels it didn't end up well...

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Hendo8888  
Years ago

"was just thinking, i wonder how many people spent $100 on jaron johnson jerseys lol"

People should know by now that you don't get too attached to your imports. Especially in the first few rounds.

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Benno  
Years ago

Hahahah coming from someone named Anonymous very funny!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

why are we talking about Troy Daniels? He signed a 3 year $10 mill contract with Memphis this year. I think they're stuck with him for a while

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Josh childress. That is all

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Xavier Henry?

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Ricky  
Years ago

Is the G.O.A.T. Anthony Stewart still available?

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Luuuc  
Years ago

It took the Cats longer than usual, but it seems that they have finally come to contractual terms with Hoggy Time.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Just watched this morning's press conference. Gleeson said they are going to bring in someone who is more of a perimeter threat. He also said Johnson kind of duplicates what they already had in prather.

Still makes little sense to me. The cats got rid of beal (whose main strength is perimeter shooting) to bring in a second athletic rim attacking player for the exact reason they wanted to play that style.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

They didn't know Prather was going to re sign when they got Johnson, beal was demanding too much money when the wildcats were still trying to negotiate with jawai. You need to take the environment at the time into account. It's easy to say that it doesn't make sense now that it hasn't worked!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Marvin following Conner Henry he is assistant at the Mav's and they just cut 3 from there roster kevin murphy might be an option?

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Dazz  
Years ago

It's harsh, but then you have to figure the decision has been in the making for a while, probably made before his epic game against Cairns.

JJ was always a bizarre choice. Perth decided they wanted another "wing" player, and effectively signed another SF. What they needed was a better Beal, what they got was another Prather.

As I mentioned in my thread after Friday's game, what's the point in having two gun import "wings" if you can't play them together?

JJ has shown he can be a 3-point threat, but perhaps not consistently enough, and perhaps they're not happy enough with his ball handling and ability to run plays. Plus, as mentioned, these events were probably in motion for a while.

It's also possible the Cats were hoping for a bit more from DKD, to at least provide a few more quality minutes off the bench and a bit of a 3-point threat. But so far he looks like needing a lot of development.

It will be interesting to see WHAT the Cats have lined up?
Could be they have gone the obvious route and grabbed a SG. Or perhaps they're happy to keep using Kenny & Damo, and they have opted for a Centre???

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Anonymous  
Years ago

sorry assistant at the magic

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Kevin Murphy is more of a perimeter scorer. Loves to chuck the 3

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Perth fan  
Years ago

When I got the "member first" email, before I opened it I though great, they have officially retired Shawn after his 350th game.
After reading the email I kept going back to it in the hope it had changed to my version of the news. Love Shawn but think his time is up.
Back to Jarron, I liked him but has been wondering how well both he and Casey could exist on the court at the same time. They seemed to crowd each other a bit in earlier games, esp in the pre-season. Just too similar. Although it's a shock and seems a little heartless, I am glad the cats have made a decision early. They very much could have been 0 and 3. Yep, thanks to Jaron we did win game 2, but cohesion in what the team had been doing had been lacking. I certainly hope he gets a gig somewhere else soon (Sydney maybe as if Jaron isn't the right fit, well Bryson is well and truly not what the Kings need).
All that being said, have loved the first two rounds. Lots of upsets and teams playing their hearts out. No easy wins this year.

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Luuuc  
Years ago

"It's also possible the Cats were hoping for a bit more from DKD"

I know I was. It's early days of course, but 0% from the field is not a great start for a specialist shooter.

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Dazz  
Years ago

Indeed.
They lined him up for a shot, well set in the corner, plenty of time on the clock, and he missed.
If they were looking to him to provide some 3-point shooting off the bench, then yeah, its gonna take some time.
Which makes me think that the Cats will surely be going for a designated SG to replace JJ. Somebody who can partner Damo, run the plays when required, and create opportunities for others in addition to being a consistent scoring threat.

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proud  
Years ago

This just annoys me that we didn't throw our cheque book at steve Holt, even having him as an Asian player and coming off the bench, he would fit us beautifully.

I was also annoyed that we couldn't sign Clint Steindl and looking at the games this season has been dreadful. We aren't the highlight team we are very stop start and we simply can't rely on Wagstaff shooting ten three pointers a game.

I don't care how tall our replacement import is, if he is a gun slinger like Rotnei then I'll be happy but if he can't shoot then I won't be happy.

As for JJ, would be happy to keep watching him in the league somewhere, does anybody think he could go to Brisbane as Te Rangi is injured and they could use more wing depth.

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J-dogg  
Years ago

Nate Robinson

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proud  
Years ago

Troy Daniels looks absolutely automatic from 3 and Kevin Murphy looks a very capable score in this league, I can't see us doing too bad with either of them

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proud  
Years ago

Troy Daniels looks absolutely automatic from 3 and Kevin Murphy looks a very capable score in this league, I can't see us doing too bad with either of them

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Anonymous  
Years ago

why does everyone keep saying Troy Daniels? Hes under contract with Memphis for 3 yrs $10million or something. Its NOT troy Daniels ffs

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Anonymous  
Years ago

My guess is Kevin Murphy

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Farrison Hord  
Years ago

Daniels is also on a measly (by NBA standard) $10mill over those 3 years. A contract most teams wouldnt have a problem buying out for flexibility or other needs.

So its not outside the chance of possibility.

I have a suspicion it will probably be someone who hasnt even played in the NBA.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

6PR and some guy on twitter seem to be going crazy reporting Troy Daniels as the new import this morning

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I found an old Tweet saying he almost signed with wildcats in 2014 but wanted a shot at the NBA instead.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

When you're rumor makes its it to local radio!

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Daz68  
Years ago

With Ennis at the Grizzlies too kinda reinforces this Daniels rumour.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

It's 100% not Troy Daniels!!

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Bigmd07  
Years ago

According to Lachie Reid it is NOT Troy Daniels

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Anonymous  
Years ago

any idea when it will actually be announced who it is? i'm guessing probably some time today, or tomorrow at the latest?

Wouldn't want to leave it much later then that if they plan on playing him Friday.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The timing is consistent with Kevin Murphy being cut by Orlando...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Expect an announcement tomorrow.

It fits the timeline.

Monday - Wildcats cut Johnson
Tuesday - No news - respectful period of not introducing a new player.
Wednesday - Announce new signing (he arrives)
Thursday - First training session
Friday - First game

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The suspense is killing me

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Likewise

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Ricky  
Years ago

Plot Twist, Kevin Lisch terminates Sydney Contract, signs with Perth and all is good with the world again.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

MIKE DUNNIGEN SIGNS WITH THE WILDCATS!!!!!

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_Strungout_  
Years ago

Clearly Hoggy sent his tape directly to NBL teams and didn't post on this forum.

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JDW  
Years ago

required: ability to create shot off the dribble; keyway penetration; perimeter shooting .. . .. so basically some kind of combo-guard extraordinare!?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

ANDRE DAWKINS

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AngusH  
Years ago

Is this the thread where we list random fringe NBA guys in all caps?

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Watto  
Years ago

KOBE!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Damb, I wanted Daryl Dawkins

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Anonymous  
Years ago

MARBURY

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Ricky  
Years ago

Isn't Ray Allen hanging around for a spot on a contender..

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Daz68  
Years ago

CHRIS BOSH

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Train  
Years ago

I thought it was interesting that in the press conference Gleeson stated they had a "short list" of candidates to replace Johnson. Is it possible that they had not even made a deal with a any player prior to Johnson being sacked or is Gleeson just feeding us a spiel. If that is the case I would find it highly unlikely they could get someone over to play this weekend.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

He stated it was a VERY short list. I took that to mean the decision on a replacement had already been made, and he was just trying not to give too much away.

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Watto  
Years ago

Or maybe the replacement player is very short? Nate Robinson?

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Yeah, I took "very short list" the same way as anon. Just a euphemism.

A contract probably can't be signed until the original one is scrapped, but it would seem crazy to me to cut a guy without already having at least a verbal agreement in place with the replacement.
Still probably a stretch to have the new guy in Perth and cleared to play on Friday night though. Jet lag is a bitch coming back from the states so anything we can get will be a bonus if he happens to make it in time.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

If I know Trev and I do, very short list sounds like code for we've got someone.

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Benno  
Years ago

Suspense is killing me, somebody namedrop already

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Train  
Years ago

Yeah I was thinking along those lines also. It would be a very bold mood to cut a player without having anyone lined up already.

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Mantis  
Years ago

"Damb, I wanted Daryl Dawkins"

He's dead, Jim.

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_Strungout_  
Years ago

Baron Davis confirmed by an egg account on twitter with no followers.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Well Baron wants an NBA comeback so legggoooooooooo

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Dazz  
Years ago

Cats said they want the new guy lining up this weekend, so the deal must be done, bags packed tickets booked.

Besides, they're not going to cut a good player (who's just not the right fit) without a better replacement lined up.

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SC6017  
Years ago

Kinda harsh on Johnson - Game 1 - quiet, Game 2 Huge, Game 3 - well Prather took over and had tunnel vision - few plays where he had the easy dime available but took it upon himself . Having said that I don't mind taking the game on so long as he continues to drop his 25+ppg

As for Beal, don't regret the decision at all.Incredible when hot but horrible when not. The dude was slow on defence, would get burnt by opposing PGs, inconsistent and at times made bad decisions.

Classic example last Sunday when he bricked a trey from the parking lot with his team down 1 in OT.

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koberulz  
Years ago

The Perth Wildcats have signed American perimeter specialist, Andre Ingram, out of the NBA D-League.

In his eight seasons as a professional, Ingram has shot an impressive 45.5 per cent from range and, in his most recent season, went for a staggering 49 per cent from outside the arc.

His 583 career threes is an all-time D-League record.

The 30-year-old is excited to start his journey with the Wildcats.

"It's all happened very quickly, but I can’t wait to arrive in Australia and meet my new teammates," he said.

“To start playing with a new team so soon after arriving will be tough, but I’m confident in what I can bring to this group and will be doing all I can to help get us some important wins this weekend.

“Perth is a highly professional organisation with a community focus and I’m very excited to now be a part of that.”

Andre Ingram attended American University in Washington D.C, before playing his entire professional career in the D-League.

In four seasons with the Utah Flash, he became the team’s all-time leading scorer and won the competition’s three-point shoot-out in 2010.

He then moved to the LA Lakers-owned Los Angeles D-Fenders, where he has since become a regular fixture and again won the D-League’s three-point comp earlier this year with a record 39 makes from 50 attempts.

In the 2015/16 season, Ingram averaged 10.4 points per game, 2.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals.

“I watched Andre play last April when I was in the US, so he’s always been in the back of my mind, and we were lucky enough that he was available and ready to come over,“ said coach Trevor Gleeson.

“We thought we needed a really good threat from the perimeter. We can stretch the floor and open it up, and hopefully that will create some avenues for our guards to attack the basket.

“He’s got deep three-point range and that’s something that we need help with.”

Andre Ingram stands at 191cm and weighs 88 kilograms.

The new Wildcat is currently on board a flight to Perth and is expected to be cleared to play in Friday night’s clash against the Illawarra Hawks at Perth Arena.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

They got his age wrong - he's 31.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I heard that Andre Ingram is actually a pseudonymn for Troy Daniels who has always wanted to play for the Wildcats, but had to change his name so Memphis wouldn't find out about it.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

^^^^^^^^

looooooooooooooool

Is this guy any good?

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SC6017  
Years ago

This guy shoots at 46% beyond the arc. All time leader in D league 3s....think hes just a pure catch and shoot threat.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

So he's an expensive Oscar Foreman?

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proud  
Years ago

Yes he will be someone that defenders will stick to like shitvro a blanket. When open I think he will be automatic...

What else can he do?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Nothing. A downgrade defensively, transition, playmaking, chemistry. All for some threes.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Lol this sounds like when you had the girlfriend that was pretty good in most areas but you fucked her off for something new coz the grass is greener which turned out not as good, then you panic and try a third thing to calm your out of control feelings like you made a terrible mistake in the first place.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

So a rebound rebound relationship?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Great to see the Cats in disarray

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Wildcats disarray > 36ers normality.

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Farrison Hord  
Years ago

"...A downgrade defensively, transition, playmaking, chemistry. All for some threes..."

Johnson was average at the defensive end. I didnt see any high wire acts in transition that were promised. He didnt create any shots for himself and rarely for team mates. Its not like he was the glue guy holding the team together either.

Maybe we were watching different games...but i doubt it.

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Dazz  
Years ago

Really don't understand why people feel the need to dig around for justification.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Really don't care whether you understand or not.
When a promising player gets cut out of the blue 3 games into a season then it seems normal and totally understandable to ne that it will be discussed on a basketball discussion forum.

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Dazz  
Years ago

Props to the Cats organisation that whatever did clearly happen with JJ behind the scenes has stayed secret. Rumours of that stuff usually leaks out pretty quickly.

Probably because there are no rumours.

Not every player release is a scandal.
It is when they are as talented as JJ.
Even if AI turns out to be just as good, you don't axe a winner like JJ just to "change direction."

Nobody's suggesting he murdered anyone. The clue lies in the statement from Gleeson, something about respecting playing for the team. It could be something as simple as missing recovery sessions, turning up late (or hungover) to training, or even just mouthing off to the wrong person.

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