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Jumpshot
Last year

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Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

This is a real test for the Kings if they are to be genuine contenders this year. Kings on Saturday appeared soft, lacking any aggressiveness or physicality.
If the shots are not happening from the outside, and the refs are calling every little touch (like they did on Saturday), then take it to the rim and get to the foul line.
Cairns don't have Trice, so the Kings should play some Zone-D.
The Kings are a great team on paper, but unless they build a culture of defensive physicality, rebounding and aggressive drives at the rim, they will never beat Perth or be a championship side.
As for Cairns their game plan was great on Saturday. They should continue the same.

Cairns win by 10.

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AngusH
Last year
11:05 7 Nov 16

Reply #606524

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Could go either way based on Sat night's game, but hopefully Gaze has some counters for what Cairns were doing, especially defending our post-ups. We need to rebound a hell of a lot better too.

We could win by 15 or lose by 10, so I'll meet somewhere near the middle - Kings by 5.


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Train
Last year
11:26 7 Nov 16

Reply #606530

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Will be an interesting game, Cairns need to prove they can win big games on the road and Sydney need to prove they can handle defensive pressure.

Kings should get this game at home but Cairns are full of confidence and I wouldn't be surprised if they got up for the win. Kings by 7.


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Wookiee (double E)
Last year
11:53 7 Nov 16

Reply #606536

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

I'm concerned about this game like I was about our second game... Hopefully the same result, but it's concerning that the team had such a considerable lapse back to their crap selves... All those soft fouls on Truck didn't help as he was a cornerstone of the D early on, but they need to fight through that and it's not like they don't have other options...

Both teams with a lot to prove and I really have no idea how it's going to turn out...


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Mike
Last year
12:21 7 Nov 16

Reply #606547

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Sydney will have learnt a lot from the loss

Home team is winning 90% of games this season so Kings for mine


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paul
Last year
12:27 7 Nov 16

Reply #606548

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

* 90% = 69%


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D4444
Last year
12:36 7 Nov 16

Reply #606551

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Mick must have forgotten that he sucks at maths ;-)


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Bballer
Last year
15:30 7 Nov 16

Reply #606614

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Kings need to bench caddee and start Blake , I don't discourage from Jason's season he has been solid but he is not a true PG more of a creative for himself SG kings have enough scorers just need a PG to get them into their sets and find open J's for lisch and caddee, hit Newley when in the lane or cutting the hoop, and set the plays to open up for maric and Powell to go to work. They have the answer but last week he played limited minutes and sat at crucial times. When Blake was in the bench kings were rushed in offence took silly shots and didn't run their sets.

Once again caddee has been good for them but he is not the the best option at PG he would be great coming off the pine for lisch and Blake.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:49 7 Nov 16

Reply #606621

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Kings very short priced favs.


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AussiePride
Last year
16:01 7 Nov 16

Reply #606630

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Yes, the bookmakers must be taking a lot of money on the Kings. $1.30 on sportsbet now. I thought they were about $1.60 yesterday.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:02 7 Nov 16

Reply #606631

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

$1.37 earlier today


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LV
Last year
16:14 7 Nov 16

Reply #606636

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Kings by 10.


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Freethrows
Last year
16:49 7 Nov 16

Reply #606650

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Either Cairns by 10, or Kings by 15. I can't see this being close, as the Snakes have had a tendency to fold badly in the late stages of close games.


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Mike
Last year
18:20 7 Nov 16

Reply #606683

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Well I need Sydney to win for my NZ-Perth-Sydney multi to come through.

Should I hedge on Cairns?


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Luuuc
Last year
18:35 7 Nov 16

Reply #606691

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

No. Hedging is for wusses.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:43 7 Nov 16

Reply #606693

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

This luuuc is good


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Mike
Last year
18:53 7 Nov 16

Reply #606697

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Hedging it is


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Luuuc
Last year
19:02 7 Nov 16

Reply #606701

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Boooo!!!


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ROFLcopter
Last year
19:03 7 Nov 16

Reply #606704

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Kings home easily here.


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Zodiac
Last year
19:04 7 Nov 16

Reply #606705

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Game time bala!


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Mike
Last year
19:23 7 Nov 16

Reply #606710

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Newley you moron


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Mike
Last year
19:28 7 Nov 16

Reply #606713

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Powell holding his own down there


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ROFLcopter
Last year
19:31 7 Nov 16

Reply #606714

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Slow start for the kings


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Mike
Last year
19:40 7 Nov 16

Reply #606716

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Why don't they just go to the video and get the calls right?

FFS


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Anonymous
Last year
19:40 7 Nov 16

Reply #606717

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Can anyone find the banner for Round 5 to get to the Live scores from NBL.com.au?

Chrome - No
IE - No
Android - No.

I don't trust NBL Live app.


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AussiePride
Last year
19:41 7 Nov 16

Reply #606718

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

It is on! Massive headlock on Wortho from Maric!!


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Zodiac
Last year
19:42 7 Nov 16

Reply #606719

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Boys will be boys


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Wilson Sting
Last year
19:42 7 Nov 16

Reply #606720

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Cadee, what a wanker. My respect for him has grown this season but it's all gone down the drain with that idiotic play.


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Train
Last year
19:43 7 Nov 16

Reply #606722

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

This game just got real interesting!


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Wilson Sting
Last year
19:45 7 Nov 16

Reply #606723

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Whittington by the way was all class by not responding to the original foul.


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Wilson Sting
Last year
19:47 7 Nov 16

Reply #606725

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Kings getting the home cooking, it's like watching Perth in WA.


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Mike
Last year
19:50 7 Nov 16

Reply #606727

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Mr Kevin Delicious everybody


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ROFLcopter
Last year
19:51 7 Nov 16

Reply #606728

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Lol, very entertaining half.

Hopefully a bumper finish!


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Anonymous
Last year
19:52 7 Nov 16

Reply #606729

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Where are the live scores? Also on the NBL app the play by play keeps going back to the first quarter anyone have that issue?


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AussiePride
Last year
19:53 7 Nov 16

Reply #606730

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

I have noticed more than normal this year hard fouls on guys going for potential dunks. I would prefer this to be discouraged for two reasons.
1. It can be dangerous for the dunker
2. It removes some excitement in watching the game


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Anonymous
Last year
19:53 7 Nov 16

Reply #606731

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Can anyone tell me who is commentating this game


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800
Last year
19:54 7 Nov 16

Reply #606732

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

except in Perth you have a crowd of 10,000 strong and here it looks like a crowd of 1,000 strong, bit of a joke where is the support. Cadee is a bit of an over actor. After winning the 3pt contest he seems to be thinking he's a superstar all of a sudden - play your role mate, you're a role player, nothing more.


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ROFLcopter
Last year
19:54 7 Nov 16

Reply #606733

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

3. The biffo > the dunk!!


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800
Last year
19:55 7 Nov 16

Reply #606734

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

commentators

McBrickhead 1 and McBrickhead 2.

Bring back Homicide.


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ROFLcopter
Last year
19:56 7 Nov 16

Reply #606735

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

(Mod: Deleted and banned.)


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ROFLcopter
Last year
19:59 7 Nov 16

Reply #606737

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

^^^ lol. That's not me.

I've got an impersonator!


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twenty four
Last year
20:00 7 Nov 16

Reply #606738

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Man, the reffing in this one has been terrible (and terribly pro-Sydney).

Also, can the commentators stop calling Maric 'Truck' all the time please. Getting annoying, especially when they're referring to a bloke who can barely even make a bloody layup.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:01 7 Nov 16

Reply #606739

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Who are the commentators?


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ROFLcopter
Last year
20:03 7 Nov 16

Reply #606740

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

(Mod: Deleted and banned.)


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800
Last year
20:04 7 Nov 16

Reply #606743

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Is there something seriously wrong with this ROFL guy? What's the "Woot woot" supposed to be a reference to?

meanwhile, game is on.


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ROFLcopter
Last year
20:15 7 Nov 16

Reply #606752

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Lol, you clown.


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800
Last year
20:20 7 Nov 16

Reply #606754

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Commentating, why does it matter? They're two AFL meatheads.


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LV
Last year
20:21 7 Nov 16

Reply #606756

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Kings mostly getting it done in transition.

Cairns again doing a good job of disrupting half court sets


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Anonymous
Last year
20:22 7 Nov 16

Reply #606757

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Blake is washed up. He is not that good anymore.


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800
Last year
20:23 7 Nov 16

Reply #606758

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

King's are terrible from 3, terrible.


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800
Last year
20:23 7 Nov 16

Reply #606759

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

King's are terrible from 3, terrible.


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LV
Last year
20:23 7 Nov 16

Reply #606760

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Kings have missed a lot of wide open threes. I doubt Gaze would be too concerned that they're 4 points behind.


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MACDUB
Last year
20:24 7 Nov 16

Reply #606761

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Personally I don't see any value in having Blake. He is surplus to requirements.

Don't see any "veteran leadership" reason..Lisch can do that and more.


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800
Last year
20:25 7 Nov 16

Reply #606763

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

yeah I don't see the point of them picking up Blake, maybe just opportunity, they had his number and he was willing to come to Aus.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:25 7 Nov 16

Reply #606765

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Heal has called every game this weekend? Hardest working man in basketball


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Anonymous
Last year
20:26 7 Nov 16

Reply #606766

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Nice to hear some classic dr Dre being played


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Mike
Last year
20:53 7 Nov 16

Reply #606778

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

SYDNEY THEN DAYLIGHT DOE


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ROFLcopter
Last year
20:54 7 Nov 16

Reply #606779

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Lol.

Gliddon with the big 3!!


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Train
Last year
20:56 7 Nov 16

Reply #606780

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

That commentator is thrashing the "Outback Shaq" thing a little too much.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:58 7 Nov 16

Reply #606781

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

This is a great game


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Mike
Last year
20:58 7 Nov 16

Reply #606782

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Cheers Whittington with 2 moronic plays

Gonna cost me my multi


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Luuuc
Last year
21:00 7 Nov 16

Reply #606783

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Shouldn't have hedged, Mike, ya wuss.


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Mike
Last year
21:00 7 Nov 16

Reply #606784

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS


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Anonymous
Last year
21:01 7 Nov 16

Reply #606785

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Lisch clutch


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Anonymous
Last year
21:02 7 Nov 16

Reply #606786

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Lisch is mvp for a reasonn


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Mike
Last year
21:03 7 Nov 16

Reply #606787

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Good old Kevin Delicious


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Wilson Sting
Last year
21:03 7 Nov 16

Reply #606788

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Great game. Lisch and Newley too good. The rest of Sydney not so much.


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ROFLcopter
Last year
21:05 7 Nov 16

Reply #606789

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

D Lisch!!!!!

Great entertainment.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:14 7 Nov 16

Reply #606792

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Be interesting to see what happens with Maric post game.


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SteveK2
Last year
21:17 7 Nov 16

Reply #606794

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Yeah this is starting to turn into a must-see matchup everytime these two meet. Rookie coach struggling with a stacked team vs. an experienced one-team coach getting the best out of his less talented team.

Caught a bit of Speed and Heal talking off-camera about the old Cardiac Kings heh. They're probably not aware that they're mic is still live and streamed. Boy ain'tcha glad guys you weren't talking bad about someone. Would've been hilarious if they said something about Gaze being crap at coaching or how an NBA prospect like Whittington doing stupid thing like fouling Egwu.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:18 7 Nov 16

Reply #606795

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Any good commentator would know not to use the "OBS" reference.


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AngusH
Last year
21:21 7 Nov 16

Reply #606797

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Great game... compare how Fearne gets Jawai the ball in the post vs. Perth last year - Perth just bring it up, feed Jawai, in comes the double team, repeat. Tonight Cairns wiped out Cadee on screens, swung the ball, and got Jawai on seals... was beautiful to watch even if it was killing me as a Kings fan.

Big buckets by Lisch and Newley, and Whittington had some bonehead plays but also kept us in it at times. Would need to see a replay but live it looked like Maric was getting Worthington out of thw scrap until Fearne came over and escalated it.


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SteveK2
Last year
21:27 7 Nov 16

Reply #606798

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Oh and the customary Josh Powell instagram is already up. Surprising JVG just stood at the door instead of joining in.


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LV
Last year
21:30 7 Nov 16

Reply #606799

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Cracking game. What about that block from Powell!

I'll be laughing my way to the bank when I collect $276 from my $1 bet when these two meet in the GF!


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Mike
Last year
22:04 7 Nov 16

Reply #606804

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Cairns have such a fluid offence, it's beautiful to watch.


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GordonG
Last year
22:58 7 Nov 16

Reply #606811

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

And our main offender didn't even play :)


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Mock
Last year
23:09 7 Nov 16

Reply #606813

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016


SYDNEY MUST BE STOPPED! they should NOT be allowed to just keep adding nba STUDS to their lineup even though Andrew Gaze could not coach a dog to piss on a tree.

What's next, Prewster gets replaced by jimmer and KG is yelling ANYTHING AT POSSIBLE at another dopey half-full Sydney crowd!? it is MADNESS!


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Rabbit 51
Last year
23:33 7 Nov 16

Reply #606815

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Still frustrating to see key bench players that could make a difference for the Sydney team benched for entire games. Jeromie Hill has been on full contract and has sat out the past three games for no reason other than there was no use for him. Him and Moller might have made a difference in these Cairns games after the bigs were getting in trouble.


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lawsy
Last year
07:32 8 Nov 16

Reply #606835

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

The roster is too stacked! Remember people's, we have Jules to come back- where the hell does he play? I'd seriously consider releasing him and let him play somewhere else where he will be utilized


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AngusH
Last year
08:18 8 Nov 16

Reply #606838

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Only way Hill gets minutes is at the expense of Tommy... which is not to say that I'm necessarily against that idea (although he's been largely OK). Not sure if Hill is signed beyond this year, but I would not be shocked to see him go some place like Cairns where I reckon he'd be a lock for big minutes.


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Anonymous
Last year
08:37 8 Nov 16

Reply #606841

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Hill scored 19 points in the loss to Brisbane in the first round and Moller was instrumental in the closing the gap at one stage, neither have been seen since. This could bite the kings in the arse late in the season. Commentators saying Prewster got the 11th spot but not seen as well, though he is very average but is he is a guard so could balance the team better..


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GordonG
Last year
09:00 8 Nov 16

Reply #606845

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

You can't think Gaze rates Jeromie too highly when he doesn't even give him any minutes playing in his home town of Cairns...


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Rabbit 51
Last year
09:24 8 Nov 16

Reply #606849

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Jeromie is also the only player (aside from Khazzouh who is not playing) that was "grandfathered" into the team this year due to contract. He wasn't actually picked by these coaches, but by previous management. Could this be a factor in Gaze not giving him minutes?


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AngusH
Last year
10:35 8 Nov 16

Reply #606860

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Prewster saw a few mins last night. He can slot in at the 2 or 3 spot, where as Hill is the exact same as Garlepp - a 3/4 blend. That's the issue - it has less to do with Hill than it does with getting Tommy minutes, IMO.


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Manu Feildel
Last year
10:38 8 Nov 16

Reply #606862

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Anyone else on the Edwin train? Dude is turning out to be a gem (apart from that weak ass drove in the final minute). Not an explosive athlete but a solid contributor in multiple areas. Better for us than Craig was


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AngusH
Last year
11:06 8 Nov 16

Reply #606868

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Edwin has really turned it on the last couple of rounds. I'd still take Craig over him at this stage though.


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Manu Feildel
Last year
11:10 8 Nov 16

Reply #606870

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

Craig was too inconsistent for us. He took games off on both ends and he couldn't stretch out in Fearne's system. I'd take Craig over Edwin on pure talent, but not under Fearne. I think Fearne's favouring of Weigh over Craig to start and finish games put Torrey offside a bit


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Twinkletoes
Last year
15:13 8 Nov 16

Reply #606905

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

I think it was more that Fearne wasn't using him to finish games that was the problem. In his first season with the Taipans, Craig was on court for the majority of games at the end and quite often would play major minutes despite Weigh starting. For some reason, last season Fearne seemed to have the shits with Craig from the start and showed little confidence in him. I think the couple of games before the Xmas break, when Fearne chose to not use use Craig a lot and kept him benched at the death (plus all of OT in one of them) was the straw that broke the camels break for Craig. I know he had made up his mind at the XmasNew Year break that he wouldn't be returning.

When Weigh went down injured and Craig was basically the only option at the 3 after the XmasNew Year break, he played exceptionally well and displayed the form that he is for Brisbane now. In fact, he was close enough to the Taipans best player in that 2nd half of the season. He did have 2 ordinary games but one of them was the last game of a streak of 6 games in 16 days that the Taipans had, where Craig had played major minutes in the first 5 of those games and was simply stuffed. The other was the last game of the season in Townsville in which noone played well (after losing all chance of making the playoffs by losing in NZ a couple of days before).

I thought Fearne handled Craig poorly for the whole of last season. Even when Craig was playing well in the 2nd half of the season he still would quite often strongly admonish him for what he felt he had done wrong rather than acknowledge that he had been playing well. In a tv interview at the end of the season (when asked if the imports would be returning) he said both Stark and Craig had only shown glimpses of their best, which may have been true for Starks but was a ridiculous statement to make about Craig given his 2nd half of the season. Fearne did say later he was interested in getting Craig back but that was never going to happen from Craig's point of view.

Although I feel we miss Craig's rebounding, I have to agree that Edwin is looking very good. His test will be to keep it up on a consistent basis. He does strike me as a player that can be a bit hot and cold with his shooting but even if that is the case he will still contribute strongly with his defensive efforts.

I know it's early days and a long season but the Taipans are starting to look very good. Trice and Jawai are still the keys. We may well have won that game last night with a fit Trice in the team.


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Wookiee (double E)
Last year
15:18 8 Nov 16

Reply #606906

re: Kings v Cairns 7/11/2016

*whoops, forgot to press Post*

Gaze has said that he would ideally rotate a key 8 players around with spot minutes for other players, which makes sense, you want your best players out there all the time if you can... In a recent press conference, Gaze mentioned that Hill has been quality, but sometimes won't get minutes... I think he would have gotten him in there in Cairns if he could have, but it was just too tight... Maybe he could have brought a little something different to change the result though, I dunno...


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