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Isaac
Last year

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The ones that got away...

Who are the better NBL players who suited for your team before leaving to go on to bigger things elsewhere?

Thinking guys like Redhage with NZ before seeing success in Perth.

Rogers started with Adelaide but played his best years in Perth. His one season back in Adelaide post-college was marred by injury from memory?

Potentially Cadee with Adelaide before growing a bit in his Sydney role?

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Anonymous
Last year
10:13 7 Dec 16

Reply #611762

re: The ones that got away...

Goulding first played with Perth.

James Harvey spent some good years with Perth, although in his prime played for a variety of clubs over east.

Alex loughton won a chip with the cats, along with Steven Weigh - now playing major roles in Cairns

Although out of all I would say Cortez Groves playing in the gong, and then winning a chip with south dragons would have to hurt hawks fans the most.


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Chairman Of The Bored
Last year
10:19 7 Dec 16

Reply #611766

re: The ones that got away...

Bradtke is a big one for Adelaide.


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Luuuc
Last year
10:58 7 Dec 16

Reply #611771

re: The ones that got away...

"Goulding first played with Perth."

Didn't Goulding play for Brisbane before he came to Perth?


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Manu Fieldel
Last year
11:02 7 Dec 16

Reply #611772

re: The ones that got away...

Anon, believe me... Weigh ain't all that.

Torrey Craig stings a bit, but you can't argue with Fuquan Edwin. Craig didn't fit our system. Darnell Mee was a flop in Cairns before going to Wollongong.

Sobey stings a lil too


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Anonymous
Last year
11:03 7 Dec 16

Reply #611774

re: The ones that got away...

Goulding was only ever a DP for Perth then went to the Blaze I'm pretty sure DD


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Category 3B
Last year
11:08 7 Dec 16

Reply #611775

re: The ones that got away...

David Andersen and CJ Bruton were both youngsters in the Hawks first season at the WEC, imagine the dynasty if Hawks could have kept them with Saville and Campbell for a decade.

Rod Johnson left Hawks and won a title with Giants and had a long post Hawks career.

Warrick Giiddey as a local junior didn't stay with Hawks for long before moving to Tigers.

Did imports Matt Garrison and Charles Thomas win a title in Adelaide after leaving Hawks?

Marcus Timmons debuted with Hawks and went on to have a great NBL career.


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Manu Fieldel
Last year
11:11 7 Dec 16

Reply #611776

re: The ones that got away...

Kings/Taipans and Ian Crosswhite


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Watto
Last year
11:14 7 Dec 16

Reply #611777

re: The ones that got away...

Martin Cattalini leaving the wildcats


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Train
Last year
11:28 7 Dec 16

Reply #611778

re: The ones that got away...

Luc Longley leaving Perth ;)
CJ Bruton and Marting Cattalini would be the other big ones.


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XY
Last year
11:33 7 Dec 16

Reply #611780

re: The ones that got away...

Dusty Rychart was a great steal from the Giants


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LV
Last year
12:22 7 Dec 16

Reply #611782

re: The ones that got away...

DJ started with the Tigers. He showed real potential (at least at one end of the court) so it was no surprise when he blossomed into the star he is today.


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Ingles13
Last year
12:46 7 Dec 16

Reply #611787

re: The ones that got away...

@ #762 pretty surecortez groves was cut before south won their title. Imports were Tremell Darden and Donta Smith from memory


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Farrison Hord
Last year
12:52 7 Dec 16

Reply #611789

re: The ones that got away...

FYI Alex Loughton did not win a championship in Perth.

Perth letting Martin Cattalini depart for Adelaide essentially in what would be his prime, in order to renew an ageing James Crawford was the biggest front office slip up ever IMO.


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Very Old
Last year
13:08 7 Dec 16

Reply #611790

re: The ones that got away...

Then again, Cannons letting JC go to Perth after one season with them, and without even having a conversation with him about the next season, before Bruton spoke to him at the NBL awards night is right up there as well.

Guys who did better elsewhere after their first NBL season -

Darnell Mee 95 Cannons
David Andersen 98 Hawks
CJ Bruton 94 Wildcats
Shawn Redhage 04 Breakers
Mark Bradke 88 36ers
Chris Goulding Bullets 06
Martin Cattalini wildcats 93
Dusty Rychart Giants 02
Daniel johnson 08 Tigers
Matthew Knight 07 Razorbacks


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Zodiac
Last year
13:51 7 Dec 16

Reply #611794

re: The ones that got away...

Did imports Matt Garrison and Charles Thomas win a title in Adelaide after leaving Hawks?


Not CT the imports in our 2002 championship year were Garrison & Willie Farley.

Garrison did win back to back championships with two different teams (Hawks in 2001, 36ers in 2002) and even managed a short stint with Cairns in between before coming to the Sixers.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:58 7 Dec 16

Reply #611795

re: The ones that got away...

What about Leroy Loggins, West Adelaide 82.
Then Robert Rose, John Rillie, Bradtke, Newley, Ingles, Brett Wheeler.


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DaHuzyBru
Last year
14:12 7 Dec 16

Reply #611799

re: The ones that got away...

"Alex loughton won a chip with the cats, along with Steven Weigh - now playing major roles in Cairns"

Yeah nah, Loughton left Perth in 2009, one year before their 2010 championship


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Ricky Diculous
Last year
14:24 7 Dec 16

Reply #611800

re: The ones that got away...

Out of interest, where is Brett Wheeler these days?


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PeterJohn
Last year
16:29 7 Dec 16

Reply #611809

re: The ones that got away...

I'd add to Very Old's list:

Tonny Jensen 1991 Kings and 1993 Suns
John Rillie 1996 36ers
John Dorge 1985-89 Bullets
Phil Smyth 1982 Saints

Smyth had a good debut season in 1982 but Saints lost him to Cannons, where he led them to 3 championships in the next 5 seasons. Definitely one that got away.

It's a bit of a stretch to say Robert Rose went on to better things after his first season in the NBL (1992 Magic). He won a championship in that first season and the MVP in the second season, then moved to the 36ers, Cannons, Crocs and Taipans. He did get a second MVP with the Crocs in 2000/01 but no more championships.

And what about someone like Chris Anstey? Debuted with Tigers in 1994, goes to Magic for a dfew seasons then overseas (including NBA), back to NBL with the Giants for two seasons (2000/01 & 2001/02) and then the Tigers get him back for the rest of his career. Does that count as one that got away (but they got him back again)? ;)


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Dazz
Last year
17:18 7 Dec 16

Reply #611815

re: The ones that got away...

Tom Jervis and Dolla Beal. :-(


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koberulz
Last year
18:36 7 Dec 16

Reply #611830

re: The ones that got away...

Anstey came back for the Titans, not the Giants.

If you're going to count Catt for Perth, I don't really see why you wouldn't be allowed to count Anstey for Melbourne, although he did spend quite a bit longer there the second time around.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:59 7 Dec 16

Reply #611833

re: The ones that got away...

Kevin lisch (Perth)

Yes he did bring a championship here and win MVP but he was just getting started as he's since shown. Boy could we use a player like him now and he's also naturalised Aussie. Great bloke too


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Edward
Last year
20:16 7 Dec 16

Reply #611850

re: The ones that got away...

Goulding was on Brisbane before Perth.


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Edward
Last year
20:26 7 Dec 16

Reply #611852

re: The ones that got away...

Not sure where Brett Wheeler is these days. Hope he is in good health, last I heard he had some liver condition and may have needed a transplant.


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CT
Last year
23:43 7 Dec 16

Reply #611874

re: The ones that got away...

Always thought sobey had loads of potential the year he was in cairns, not surprised he's finally having a break out year. Never really understood why Corey Maynard was retained that season and sobey let go.. Sobey seemed to offer so much more than Maynard, who was like a 3rd rate Shawn Bruce.


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Wilson Sting
Last year
08:16 8 Dec 16

Reply #611886

re: The ones that got away...

Probably because Sobey was chasing more dollars than CNS could afford. Maynard was probably on minimum wage.
Don't be surprised if Heuir looks elsewhere at the end of the season and has a breakout year with someone else.


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HoldenV8
Last year
11:44 9 Dec 16

Reply #612008

re: The ones that got away...

Just for a laugh.....

Dean Brogan :P

Seriously though, he made a much better footballer.


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proud
Last year
09:16 25 Dec 16

Reply #614898

re: The ones that got away...

Aaron Trahair had a much better career post playing for Perth and I'm wondering if Simon Kerle could be included in this, if my memory serves me correctly he was a bench warmer with Brisbane it may have been before being a superstar for Geelong and Townsville


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Anonymous
Last year
10:44 25 Dec 16

Reply #614905

re: The ones that got away...

What happened to Steven Leven.

I remember watching one pre-season game and he looked like he had game.

But it was the Scott Fisher era, so if you weren't a "team guy" you were gone.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:13 25 Dec 16

Reply #614908

re: The ones that got away...

Leven was a headcase.


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