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Anonymous
Last year

#40171

Are Cairns title contenders?

I can't believe I'm saying this but they appear to have all the pieces. Their offense looks like a well oiled machine today and picked the Hawks apart. We know fearne teams are always strong on D. Jawai was incredibly tough to handle and makes all their role players jobs so much easier. Trice is also looking a legitimate star.

Cairns is also pretty deep. They look good! This upcoming match against the "daylight" kings will be very interesting!

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Train
Last year
20:26 30 Oct 16

Reply #604912

re: Are cairns title contenders?

I liked Cairns during the pre season. When their offence is clicking and they are knocking down the 3 they look very impressive. They have all the pieces to be successful this year. Time will tell I guess.


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Wilson Sting
Last year
20:27 30 Oct 16

Reply #604914

re: Are cairns title contenders?

They do look good without Loughton playing.


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lawsy
Last year
20:29 30 Oct 16

Reply #604916

re: Are cairns title contenders?

Ummm- how will they beat the kings?


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Anonymous
Last year
20:39 30 Oct 16

Reply #604920

re: Are cairns title contenders?

No


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greybuoy
Last year
20:47 30 Oct 16

Reply #604927

re: Are cairns title contenders?

2 of 5, with some impressive game leads surrendered late: surely they are the team doing the most with the teast?


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LV
Last year
20:52 30 Oct 16

Reply #604928

re: Are cairns title contenders?

They look a serious top 4 chance. They do have a good mix of pieces. If you get top 4, anything can happen from there.

I want to see them play Brisbane, cos they are a similar team. If both teams are around the mark it could be a crucial matchup in terms of head to head as well.


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LV
Last year
20:53 30 Oct 16

Reply #604929

re: Are cairns title contenders?

Jawai and Trice are keys to their chances though. Both are looking good right now.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:31 30 Oct 16

Reply #604935

re: Are cairns title contenders?

No. Not even remotely.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:37 30 Oct 16

Reply #604936

re: Are Cairns title contenders?

Does anyone else think of Obie Trice and Eminem when they hear the name Trice?


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Luuuc
Last year
21:53 30 Oct 16

Reply #604939

re: Are Cairns title contenders?

Maybe
http://www.hoops.com.au/forum/39716-jawai-finger-surgery-will-miss-nbl-pre-season/#p593279


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Anonymous
Last year
21:55 30 Oct 16

Reply #604940

re: Are Cairns title contenders?

Yes I do think of Obie as his nickname, its an Aussie thing to do. I just think trice and jawai appear to be looking better and better. They started the season unfit remember. It's amazing how much better your role players look when the stars are performing at a high level. Whether jawai can stay fit of course is a big question and trice also picked up a heavy knock today. But tell me which team has a better PG/C combo and then you have quality role players and depth. I think I've talked myself into putting a bet on them


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Anonymous
Last year
22:51 30 Oct 16

Reply #604947

re: Are Cairns title contenders?

Perth have a better PG/combo
Melbourne
Sydney
Illawarra if Clarke pulls his finger out


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CT
Last year
22:53 30 Oct 16

Reply #604950

re: Are Cairns title contenders?

Good chance of making the finals, but with a couple of serious ifs:
- If Jawai stays fit
- If Trice keeps something like his current form
- If Wortho and Loughton can find their range and hit some 3s at a decent clip (Wortho in particular worries me.. when he has a bad day he really seems to cause problems)
- If Stephen Weigh is kept as far away from the court as possible

Really liked what I saw from Weeks and Heur today though.


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ROFLcopter
Last year
23:48 30 Oct 16

Reply #604953

re: Are Cairns title contenders?

The don't have Teys as a starter....they must be good!


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Anonymous
Last year
23:52 30 Oct 16

Reply #604955

re: Are Cairns title contenders?

Watching jawai today you appreciate how good he is. He made Ogilvy and holyfield look like wimps in there just moving them as he pleased so he could get deep position. Then when you double him he finds open players who can hurt you. Gliddon Edwin mccarron all did well off ball rotations.


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Dazz
Last year
01:54 31 Oct 16

Reply #604959

re: Are Cairns title contenders?

I can't believe I'm saying this
You're not the only one.

If you want to talk about Cairns, great, but to answer the question you pose: No, not even close.

Any contender will need to get past Sydney, but that said there are a few teams that could take it up to them on the day. Cairns however would be doing extremely well just to make the final 4.

The problem you'll have is trying to keep Jawai fit all season.


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Nonanon
Last year
10:06 31 Oct 16

Reply #604978

re: Are Cairns title contenders?

I love how people are so quick to predict that some teams are title/wooden spoon favourites after any one random game.


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Freethrows
Last year
10:25 31 Oct 16

Reply #604980

re: Are Cairns title contenders?

@Anonymous #604947:

"Perth have a better PG/combo
Melbourne
Sydney
Illawarra if Clarke pulls his finger out"

Perth have a better PG/combo: do you mean Knight is the combo? Martin may be a better defender than Trice, there's no doubt that Trice wins hands down as a scorer. Knight over Jawai? No way.

Melbourne? Are you kidding? Jackson/Majok???

Sydney has umm.. is it Blake? Lisch? Cadee? Which one is the PG you are referring to in this post? ... and Maric? Better than Jawai? How?


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GordonG
Last year
10:45 31 Oct 16

Reply #604984

re: Are Cairns title contenders?

We're either going to finish on top, on the bottom, or somewhere in between. That's all I'm prepared to predict :)


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alexkrad
Last year
12:54 31 Oct 16

Reply #605001

re: Are Cairns title contenders?

They have Sydney twice this week

Is a 2-5 team a title contender?


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Anonymous
Last year
13:22 31 Oct 16

Reply #605007

re: Are Cairns title contenders?

I'll bump this thread when cairns beat Sydney to confirm they are indeed the real deal


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LV
Last year
13:32 31 Oct 16

Reply #605011

re: Are Cairns title contenders?

If Lisch isn't playing, Cairns are a very good chance of stealing one of the two.


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LV
Last year
13:32 31 Oct 16

Reply #605012

re: Are Cairns title contenders?

Also depends if Trice will play, too.

So many injuries this season.


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Kingpodge
Last year
14:28 31 Oct 16

Reply #605032

re: Are Cairns title contenders?

Hoops.com.au - home of the scorching hot takes!!


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Old Mate
Last year
20:45 3 Nov 16

Reply #605521

re: Are Cairns title contenders?

Sh&)(;t no


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LV
Last year
22:02 3 Nov 16

Reply #605535

re: Are Cairns title contenders?

Leicester City and Western Bulldogs say hello.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:28 5 Nov 16

Reply #605971

re: Are Cairns title contenders?

"I'll bump this thread when cairns beat Sydney to confirm they are indeed the real deal"

As promised, bump bump bump.

For the cairns haters out there you better recognise this team is legit


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