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Matt
Last year

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Why aren't United signing 2 injury replacements

2-bigs(Devin Williams/Dave Anderson) both out for a while, why aren't United signing 2-bigs as injury cover? As they will still be a big down.

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Isaac
Last year
06:47 26 Dec 16

Reply #614991

re: Why aren't United signing 2 injury replacements

Both combined were probably playing the minutes of one player?


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Anonymous
Last year
08:08 26 Dec 16

Reply #614992

re: Why aren't United signing 2 injury replacements

Maybe they like the small ball lineup they have now and only really need to cover 1 player


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Aussie
Last year
15:04 26 Dec 16

Reply #615013

re: Why aren't United signing 2 injury replacements

In a Fox Sports article by Olgun Uluc he says: " Boone will join United as a temporary injury replacement, but is expected to be with the team for the remainder of the 2016-17 season, sources said"

How can this be?

3 imports per NBL team but United will have: Ware, Williams, Boone and Moore

??


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ROFLcopter
Last year
15:10 26 Dec 16

Reply #615014

re: Why aren't United signing 2 injury replacements

I think Williams is cooked.


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Aussie
Last year
15:17 26 Dec 16

Reply #615016

re: Why aren't United signing 2 injury replacements

Hopefully


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Johnson
Last year
16:51 26 Dec 16

Reply #615022

re: Why aren't United signing 2 injury replacements

Williams is useless.I hope they keep him so it gives the Hawks and other teams a better chance of winning.He's better suited to scuba diving with those goggles.


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Dazz
Last year
17:54 26 Dec 16

Reply #615028

re: Why aren't United signing 2 injury replacements

It's the same old story:
Imports are easy to replace, whether you grab a known quantity, go chasing a gun, or take a punt on someone in the D-League.
Decent Locals are much tougher to source, especially when the criteria is getting somebody better than your existing bench and DPs.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:04 26 Dec 16

Reply #615056

re: Why aren't United signing 2 injury replacements

Dazz Perth have had all sorts of issues simply replacing imports this season. All sorts of separation anxiety from those they have deactivated.


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Dazz
Last year
00:03 27 Dec 16

Reply #615082

re: Why aren't United signing 2 injury replacements

Yes, but it was easy. Plenty of imports out there.
Replacing a local is hard, we have never found a replacement for Martin


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Luuuc
Last year
01:15 27 Dec 16

Reply #615088

re: Why aren't United signing 2 injury replacements

If your definition of "replacing" is just "replacing with someone not up to scratch" then replacing locals is also easy.
If that's not your definition, then replacing imports clearly is not a piece of cake because Perth have already screwed it up once trying to replace Beal, a second time trying to replace JJ, and a third time trying to replace Ingram.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:02 28 Dec 16

Reply #615235

re: Why aren't United signing 2 injury replacements

Watching beal this season they aint missing much. He looks trrible with the bullets


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Anonymous
Last year
17:50 28 Dec 16

Reply #615241

re: Why aren't United signing 2 injury replacements

"If that's not your definition, then replacing imports clearly is not a piece of cake because Perth have already screwed it up once trying to replace Beal, a second time trying to replace JJ, and a third time trying to replace Ingram. "

How have Perth 'screwed up'? Yes, they are not as high on the ladder as they are used to, but that is primarily a product of the competitors having improved a lot and Damian Martin being injured. Johnson was a more than adequate replacement for Beal.


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Dazz
Last year
18:37 28 Dec 16

Reply #615250

re: Why aren't United signing 2 injury replacements

Oh FFS.
NO replacing locals is far from easy. Where are they supposed to find them? Only guys floating around are by definition those who couldn't land a bench role with any team, and/or couldn't or wouldn't get a gig in England or similar.
This season we've had Walker, Wroe, Hussey, and Bragg. Previous years we've had guys like Luke Martin.

The pool of imports available is at least 100 times the size.
That's the very reason they have been able to sack JJ again.
JJ has easily outperformed say someone like Gus, but there is nobody around to replace a local.


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