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Isaac
Last year

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Breakers sideline Webster, plan to bring in import

The Breakers have sidelined star guard Corey Webster on a surprising, and mysterious, injury waiver for the "medium to long-term", leaving them seriously short-handed for Thursday's final pre-Christmas game against the Perth Wildcats at Vector Arena.

The club has not put a time frame on Webster's return but said in a release it was to allow the shooting guard the time necessary to rehab a number of injuries that have been limiting his ability to perform this Australian NBL campaign. He will be replaced by a third import which further adds to the intrigue around the decision.
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anonymous
Last year
08:38 14 Dec 16

Reply #612902

re: Breakers sideline Webster, plan to bring in import

Smells like a cover up


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Anonymous
Last year
08:47 14 Dec 16

Reply #612904

re: Breakers sideline Webster, plan to bring in import

He's been very poor recently. Most have some issues


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Hendo8888
Last year
08:55 14 Dec 16

Reply #612905

re: Breakers sideline Webster, plan to bring in import

A number of 'injuries'.


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Anonymous
Last year
08:58 14 Dec 16

Reply #612907

re: Breakers sideline Webster, plan to bring in import

Sounds like the breakers want some addition by subtraction. He's been awful much of the season although his best hand was probably against Perth when he got the game winner in OT


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Manu Fieldel
Last year
09:00 14 Dec 16

Reply #612908

re: Breakers sideline Webster, plan to bring in import

He's just a ball stopper shooting 35 pet cent. Cancer


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Anonymous
Last year
09:15 14 Dec 16

Reply #612910

re: Breakers sideline Webster, plan to bring in import

I'm sure not details of the injures will be released.


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Isaac
Last year
09:20 14 Dec 16

Reply #612911

re: Breakers sideline Webster, plan to bring in import

I used to see Webster as the NZ-equivalent of Patty Mills. International ability, similar positions and some similarities in their game.

But either they're very, very different people or their environment/peers have influenced them significantly. You look at Mills with the Spurs and he is a role model in every public facet. Unblemished representation of his country, positive attitude and public persona. Could've been the reckless gunner, but I can't think of a time he's faltered.

I imagine the Spurs as an organisation and environment are about as good as it gets, but you have to hold up your side of that too and Patty clearly has.


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Wookiee
Last year
09:22 14 Dec 16

Reply #612912

re: Breakers sideline Webster, plan to bring in import

Something definitely smells fishy and it feels like something else going on for sure...


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LV
Last year
09:34 14 Dec 16

Reply #612914

re: Breakers sideline Webster, plan to bring in import

Interesting.




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Train
Last year
10:12 14 Dec 16

Reply #612916

re: Breakers sideline Webster, plan to bring in import

The guy seems to be going through a lot of personal and off court issues since last year. Hopefully he can get through it all and what ever injuries he has and can regain his old form.


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Anonymous
Last year
10:18 14 Dec 16

Reply #612917

re: Breakers sideline Webster, plan to bring in import

Basically this decision is saying that they think they'll be better off without him.

"Medium-to-long term" seems to indicate he'll be done for the season. At 7-9, I guess they felt they had to do something now or it would be too late.


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Luuuc
Last year
10:49 14 Dec 16

Reply #612919

re: Breakers sideline Webster, plan to bring in import

He's a very talented baller and so it's kinda sad to see how he has gone from NBA camps to dumpsville in such short time.
This break sounds like a good move by the Breakers despite the unfortunate mid season timing. Hopefully it does him some good.


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Mystro
Last year
11:54 14 Dec 16

Reply #612928

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It's a hip and back issue that he has be dealing with since the start of the season. He has tried to play through it and it hasn't worked so now it's time for rest & rehab.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:52 14 Dec 16

Reply #612936

re: Breakers sideline Webster, plan to bring in import

He probably should have explored Europe after NBA camps as his stock was quite high at that time.

Sounds like he may have fallen into some bad habits when he went back to NZ.


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Tom
Last year
14:00 14 Dec 16

Reply #612947

re: Breakers sideline Webster, plan to bring in import

He's been playing with a hip fracture. Should've had surgery earlier as he could do some permanent damage. However Corey would probably look for a fresh start somewhere else to reignite his career.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:35 14 Dec 16

Reply #612949

re: Breakers sideline Webster, plan to bring in import

A hip injury would be really restrictive so the breakers must think its not worth the risk with his performances. I don't think europe would have been a good fit for Corey as he appears to be far more suited to the pace the NBL is played at.


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Dazz
Last year
14:53 14 Dec 16

Reply #612952

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Smart move though to keep an import slot up their sleeve. Could make this very interesting depending on the quality they get.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:07 14 Dec 16

Reply #612954

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If they release him Perth needs the exact player of his skill set.


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Mike
Last year
15:17 14 Dec 16

Reply #612957

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'Deactivation'


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DaHuzyBru
Last year
15:24 14 Dec 16

Reply #612959

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Straight up - he's been hit hard by the addition of Kirk Penney as the starting SG. Webster has dropped from 19.9 ppg last season (a career high) to coming off the bench mostly this season and averaging just 11.7 per game. I guess they figured Webster could run the point, but has clearly not worked.

Webster has always been a cheesy three-point shooter, with the ability to hit crazy big shots off curls, pull ups and step backs. This season, however, he has hit 23-of-82 from 3 (28.0%!!). He's had multiple games of 1-of-7, 1-of-6, 1-of-5 etc. Injuries, off-court issues and game-time/Penney has severely hindered his play and output.


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Ben
Last year
15:39 14 Dec 16

Reply #612964

re: Breakers sideline Webster, plan to bring in import

Mental illness could likely be used for an injury waiver.


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Anonymous
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15:49 14 Dec 16

Reply #612966

re: Breakers sideline Webster, plan to bring in import

Dazz you ok? You didn't mention that other team in a thread that has nothing to with them.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:47 14 Dec 16

Reply #612973

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There's this guy in the D League whose been there forever....


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Anonymous
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17:09 14 Dec 16

Reply #612975

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All the marbles says this is mental illness. -!: I wish him the best with any demons if so and class to the breakers for keeping it vague as that sort of thing isn't anyone's business.


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koberulz
Last year
17:29 14 Dec 16

Reply #612978

re: Breakers sideline Webster, plan to bring in import

But it's fair game for you to speculate about completely baselessly on the internet?


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Anonymous
Last year
17:59 14 Dec 16

Reply #612981

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Get off your high horse champ. Im complimenting the club and wishing him well IF something like this is the case.


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koberulz
Last year
18:07 14 Dec 16

Reply #612983

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You're making an utterly baseless assumption. There's no reason to suspect it even might be the case, much less bet all your marbles on it.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:17 14 Dec 16

Reply #612985

re: Breakers sideline Webster, plan to bring in import

In this day and age Kobe, marbles arent an expensive thing. Go to your local toy store and you could probably buy a set for $5. My basis is purely on now things he had a massive hand in last season would be effecting him potentially and now some new issues with bar fights etc To pick on my assumptions as though I have claimed them to be gospel on a rumour orientated forum seems a bit odd. Why single out one such opinion. Also as ive been a long time follower of the NBL and sport in general, not as smart as yourself, but still cluey, very rarely have i found teams to be so vague when infact the player has a basketball related injury. Usually something more sinister. Thats how i came to my guess on this.


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koberulz
Last year
18:26 14 Dec 16

Reply #612987

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Why single out one such opinion.
If you've never seen me call anyone else out, you obviously aren't on here much.

But if you don't see the hypocrisy in baselessly speculation he's mentally ill while saying mental illness is a person issue and nobody else's business, I can't help you.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:31 14 Dec 16

Reply #612988

re: Breakers sideline Webster, plan to bring in import

Nor am I looking for your help. You miserable blogger.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:32 14 Dec 16

Reply #612989

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Big difference in someone's guess on a forum, compared to a employer confirming such personal information. See it for what it is, or I can't help you.


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Dazz
Last year
18:44 14 Dec 16

Reply #612991

re: Breakers sideline Webster, plan to bring in import

Dazz you ok? You didn't mention that other team in a thread that has nothing to with them.
Well if you insist:
Signing quality locals, and keeping a import spot up their sleeve, is a smart move.
I wish the Cats had done that, imagine if we could have replaced Martin with an Import combo guard (like Casper Ware).
Happy? ;-)


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Anonymous
Last year
20:31 14 Dec 16

Reply #613012

re: Breakers sideline Webster, plan to bring in import

Keeping an import spot free is a luxury you can't afford in such a competitive league. Might be part of the reason why they're 7-9


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Anonymous
Last year
14:29 16 Dec 16

Reply #613301

re: Breakers sideline Webster, plan to bring in import

Anyone heard who the import may be?


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