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Jumpshot
Earlier this year

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Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Perth by 10.

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Luuuc
Earlier this year
11:17 7 Jan 17

Reply #616864

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

This will be really interesting.
Last game we won with supreme effort combined with the cohesion of a team that knows each other pretty well. If we can maintain most of that and effectively mesh Cotton in as well then we're a chance for sure.
Head says don't tip the cats on the road even when we're playing ok. Heart says (hopes?) we're cleared for takeoff and ready to begin our attack on the playoffs.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
12:19 7 Jan 17

Reply #616865

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Mesh and Cotton. Like it.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
12:47 7 Jan 17

Reply #616872

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

I understand Damian Martin will be suiting up for this one.

Cats with a new-look starting 5 of:

PG - Martin
SG - Cotton
SF - Prather
PF - Knight
C - McKay

Looks strong on paper.


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Jack Toft
Earlier this year
12:51 7 Jan 17

Reply #616874

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Cats will be much stronger than previous games. Martin is missing game fitness and this might be the thing against the Cats. Kings limited by coaching skill it would seem.

Close, but no cigar for the Wildcats. Cats will get their whiskers trimmed tonight


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
12:55 7 Jan 17

Reply #616876

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

One advantage might be that the Kings won't have cottoned on to how the Cats' new line-up plays.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
13:12 7 Jan 17

Reply #616880

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Damo officially cleared to play (Wildcats FB page).

Will probably see limited minute in this one, just hoping we aren't rushing him.


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Bill on the ball
Earlier this year
13:20 7 Jan 17

Reply #616883

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17


Expect all the guys to cash in on Cotton's distribution prowess.

Kings wouldn't know what will hit them until it is to late.

I expect a subdued Kings today.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
13:27 7 Jan 17

Reply #616885

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Bill you're way too optimistic champ. But why your at or load up on the cats. Great odds for a sure thing, as you seem to think it is.


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Bill on the ball
Earlier this year
13:35 7 Jan 17

Reply #616886

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

I was surprised at the odds offered and obviously helped myself to what I can afford needless to say.

It won't be this tote come Monday against Brissy. Be smart.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
13:37 7 Jan 17

Reply #616887

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

even with martin on limited minutes when you add cotton as well that is probably 40 extra minutes of high quality play and more importantly 40 less minutes of chumps like wroe & hire and now kenny is just giving some backup minutes instead of carrying the whole team. it totally transforms the look of the roster. plus mckay and brandt are starting to find there roles too. suddenly the team looks pretty dangerous imo.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
13:49 7 Jan 17

Reply #616888

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Wildcats good value imo, very good chance to win it or make it close.

Personally I'm on Cats +4.5 line @1.85 with Luxbet


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Bill on the ball
Earlier this year
13:52 7 Jan 17

Reply #616890

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Not bad bro.


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ROFLcopter
Earlier this year
14:44 7 Jan 17

Reply #616896

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Knight will flop to the floor and very seriously injure himself (then miraculously mend before next game).

Kings by plenty.


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Jack Toft
Earlier this year
15:03 7 Jan 17

Reply #616898

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

This game is so anticipated there's two threads


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Dazz
Earlier this year
16:07 7 Jan 17

Reply #616904

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Interesting to see how many minutes Damo can play. He's been back training, so unless he pulls up sore there shouldn't be any limitation. But will of course lack game-fitness and touch.

And obviously the big one, Cotton's debut.
Not hoping for too much in the first game, but as he settles in really hoping he can replace JJ's scoring.
(If he can do that and handle the ball, twill be great.)


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
16:35 7 Jan 17

Reply #616908

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

The only good value in this one is Casey Prather under 3.5 assists. He will be shooting but that's about it with cotton and Martin distributing. Your wecome


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Dazz
Earlier this year
17:20 7 Jan 17

Reply #616909

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

What is also going to be interesting going forward, with Damo and Cotton, is the impact on McKay. He's a great finisher when he gets fed inside, so this could really bump his scoring up.


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Wildcats80
Earlier this year
17:35 7 Jan 17

Reply #616913

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Damo and Cotten will come off the bench. I'm thinking damo will play 15 mins plays hard in 4 3-4 spurts.

PG - Kenny
SG - Hire
SF - waft staff
PF knight
C McKay

Damo and Cotten will come on after 5 mins replace Kenny and hire


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
18:21 7 Jan 17

Reply #616918

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

^^ So Prather off the bench then?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
18:26 7 Jan 17

Reply #616920

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

IMO I feel Damo will start, he will play limited minutes, but I reckon he'll start. He has previously after returning from injury. It will be a big boost for the team and other players to start the game with their captain and leader by their side, and then take him off after a few minutes to manage him.


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Wildcats80
Earlier this year
18:28 7 Jan 17

Reply #616923

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

OMG yes Prather maybe shows we are now loaded, hire out Prather in starting 5


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:02 7 Jan 17

Reply #616928

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Cotton will get absolutely lit up by Cadee....you heard it here first


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:05 7 Jan 17

Reply #616929

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Starters are:
Martin
Cotton
Prather
Knight
McKay


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SteveK2
Earlier this year
19:06 7 Jan 17

Reply #616930

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Ugh MT in the building... I'm prediciting atrocious officiating...


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
19:07 7 Jan 17

Reply #616931

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

I'm a little surprised to see Damo starting


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:09 7 Jan 17

Reply #616932

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Cotton can passs wow


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:10 7 Jan 17

Reply #616933

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

And shoot


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:11 7 Jan 17

Reply #616934

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

its only been 4 minutes, but wow the wildcats look a very dangerous side with this starting 5


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
19:12 7 Jan 17

Reply #616935

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Martin pulling the trigger early.

I have no idea why.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:13 7 Jan 17

Reply #616936

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Looks like the sleeping giant has come out of it's slumber


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
19:14 7 Jan 17

Reply #616937

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Dream start for Bryce :)


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:15 7 Jan 17

Reply #616938

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Boy oh boy looks like the Cats are starting to get hot


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SteveK2
Earlier this year
19:18 7 Jan 17

Reply #616939

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Cotton looking good so far. Very patient and in control.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:18 7 Jan 17

Reply #616940

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Newley looks like he opts for the $15 haircut by the apprentice.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:19 7 Jan 17

Reply #616941

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Wildcats got a superstar


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:20 7 Jan 17

Reply #616942

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Whats the record for points on debut by a Wildcat?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:21 7 Jan 17

Reply #616943

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Cotton is impressive so far. Sweet from outside and his passing has looked great.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:22 7 Jan 17

Reply #616944

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Cats give him an extension


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:24 7 Jan 17

Reply #616945

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Don't let him sit, 6-0 run as soon as he was benched


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
19:32 7 Jan 17

Reply #616947

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

That continuation tho???


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Train
Earlier this year
19:33 7 Jan 17

Reply #616948

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Prather seems to be sitting out for a while


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:34 7 Jan 17

Reply #616949

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Wildcats start to struggle so super coach makes the right move, brings in Redhage over Prather


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:36 7 Jan 17

Reply #616950

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Prather only 7:48 minutes 14 min into the game


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Train
Earlier this year
19:37 7 Jan 17

Reply #616951

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Gleeson's rotations are very questionable


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SteveK2
Earlier this year
19:41 7 Jan 17

Reply #616952

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Kings rotation starting to show its depth. Gaze substitution pattern is the best I've seen all season.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:43 7 Jan 17

Reply #616954

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Gleeson starts the whole bench against kings starting 5. Then brings in redhage with wagstaff on at same time. Timeout? Nah let's put redhage in.


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SteveK2
Earlier this year
19:43 7 Jan 17

Reply #616955

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

That's impressive stat on Newley that Shane Heal put up, he's almost 2:1 assist turnover ratio. That's PG like stat!


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:47 7 Jan 17

Reply #616957

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Cotton he aint to bad


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:47 7 Jan 17

Reply #616958

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Randle vs Cotton (and Damo) is going to be one hell of a match up next week


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Jo
Earlier this year
19:49 7 Jan 17

Reply #616959

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Great pick up Gleeson with cotton


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:50 7 Jan 17

Reply #616960

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

You can only imagine Cotton is only going to get better with more playing time and gets more familiar with his teammates.


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Train
Earlier this year
19:53 7 Jan 17

Reply #616961

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Stats have Cotton down for 0 assists...I swear he had at least one to Mckay in the first quarter.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
19:54 7 Jan 17

Reply #616962

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Half time and Wildcats up 4 and Prather only on 2 points, I feel like thats probably never happened before.


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
20:02 7 Jan 17

Reply #616964

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Oh crap. #3 for Prather


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:06 7 Jan 17

Reply #616965

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

I'm so sick of the wildcats not being able to execute or defend a pick and roll


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Jo
Earlier this year
20:06 7 Jan 17

Reply #616966

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Prather been sick


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:07 7 Jan 17

Reply #616967

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Classic Damo


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BOL
Earlier this year
20:08 7 Jan 17

Reply #616968

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Prather looking a bit sluggish tonight. Being on a road double perhaps Gleeson is managing his minutes where he can.


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MACDUB
Earlier this year
20:08 7 Jan 17

Reply #616969

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

As good at Martin is at defence; he does get away with a lot of contact and body banging that other PGs would typically get called for. Not taking anything away from him..he is a defensive beast..just an observation.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:10 7 Jan 17

Reply #616971

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

soft call on prather


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:10 7 Jan 17

Reply #616972

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

WTF is prather thinking?


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
20:12 7 Jan 17

Reply #616973

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Double crap. #4
A frustration foul due to getting no love whatsoever from the refs this game :/


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:13 7 Jan 17

Reply #616974

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Sideshow bob


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:14 7 Jan 17

Reply #616975

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Home town calls galore


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SteveK2
Earlier this year
20:18 7 Jan 17

Reply #616976

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

McDowell-White showing his hyped up talent. Kid can definitely play.


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
20:19 7 Jan 17

Reply #616977

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Yeah he looks right at home out there


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:19 7 Jan 17

Reply #616978

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Wroe is beyond aweful


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:21 7 Jan 17

Reply #616980

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Even with Damo on limited minutes, how is Wroe still getting court time with Martin, Cotton, Kenny in the team.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:23 7 Jan 17

Reply #616981

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

That's right Casey keep the assists down and fouls up. This is Cottons team now.


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MACDUB
Earlier this year
20:25 7 Jan 17

Reply #616982

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Wagstaff's done in this league. Not worth the $.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:27 7 Jan 17

Reply #616983

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

I'd like to know what wagstaff and hire are on, surely won't be seeing both next season


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:30 7 Jan 17

Reply #616984

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

No offense to Damo but the ball needs to be in Cottons hands.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:31 7 Jan 17

Reply #616985

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

The league has become too good for the likes of hire wag staff and recharge to be decent role players anymore. It's done it's time to move on.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:35 7 Jan 17

Reply #616986

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Here comes the defending champs


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:40 7 Jan 17

Reply #616987

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Some of these travel calls are getting beyond a joke


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:40 7 Jan 17

Reply #616988

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Prather is a selfish player


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
20:41 7 Jan 17

Reply #616990

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

I think they've been correct on the travel calls. Players just need to stop travelling.


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
20:42 7 Jan 17

Reply #616991

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Prather has had a bad game. Look out Brisbane.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:43 7 Jan 17

Reply #616992

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Holly fuk what a shot by cotton


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:44 7 Jan 17

Reply #616994

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

The fuck is wrong with Prather?


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AussiePride
Earlier this year
20:50 7 Jan 17

Reply #616996

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Sydney don't seem to have worked out that if they want to win they have to get the ball in the basket. Plenty of opportunity but terrible shooting.


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lawsy
Earlier this year
20:51 7 Jan 17

Reply #616997

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Cotton looks a little bit too good for this league


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SteveK2
Earlier this year
20:55 7 Jan 17

Reply #616999

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

It'd be mind-boggling if Cats lose this one.

Gaze needs to think long and hard about his offense. The shuffle and living by the 3pt isn't working.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:56 7 Jan 17

Reply #617000

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Cotton's 26 is the highest by a Wildcat on debut, 1 more then some bloke named James Ennis...


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:57 7 Jan 17

Reply #617001

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

The defending champs look like they are the team to beat. If they get home court advantage title is theirs


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
20:59 7 Jan 17

Reply #617002

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Look out NBL. Here come the Cats.


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Jo
Earlier this year
21:01 7 Jan 17

Reply #617004

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Will done our championship coach, always had faith you in you.


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Al
Earlier this year
21:03 7 Jan 17

Reply #617006

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Bye bye JJ welcome cotton


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Wildcats80
Earlier this year
21:04 7 Jan 17

Reply #617007

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Where are the Gleeson haters???


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SteveK2
Earlier this year
21:05 7 Jan 17

Reply #617008

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Cotton is definitely in the Randle and Ware class. Once he settles in, the Cats are going to be real tough. They'll definitely tear someone a new one if everyone fires.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
21:05 7 Jan 17

Reply #617009

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Maelbourne and Sydney THEN DAYLIGHT? BUWAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HAHAHA


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cavolo
Earlier this year
21:05 7 Jan 17

Reply #617010

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

settle down cats fans, they almost lost the game still... Lucky Sydney were ice cold in the 4th... Perth still make it look so hard to score...


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
21:08 7 Jan 17

Reply #617011

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Two quality road wins for the Champs in the space of a week. Need to take care of business in Brissy and get the number 2 spot. Then the 6ers showdown where if they win they will only be 1 game from the top spot.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
21:09 7 Jan 17

Reply #617012

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Yep the team no one wants to face is starting to click into gear.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
21:10 7 Jan 17

Reply #617013

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

"settle down cats fans, they almost lost the game still..."

While it was close at stages, they never looked too troubled. Considering Damo was limited and Prather had a shocker, its scary to think what this team could do when everyone is 100% and playing at their best.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
21:14 7 Jan 17

Reply #617014

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

McKay not only blocks everything he also alters so many shots with his long arms.


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Air Delay
Earlier this year
21:18 7 Jan 17

Reply #617016

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Lisch & Newley look burnt out... with the Kings lighter schedule and maybe a small reduction in minutes, the Kings could be back this year?

Looked like the Kings played 4 guys for 30+ minutes tonight, where as the trend for most other teams seems to be less minutes, more player rotation & quality time rather than lots of time.

If/when Lisch & Newley spark hot form again, the Kings'll be dangerous again.


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Air Delay
Earlier this year
21:19 7 Jan 17

Reply #617017

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

McKay was AWESOME tonight. Played his role to perfection. Inspires effort. Love it!


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
21:20 7 Jan 17

Reply #617018

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

If Lisch is running on fumes it's because Kings have no backup at the 1 spot. He has to do everything.


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AngusH
Earlier this year
21:21 7 Jan 17

Reply #617019

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Shuffle does not work. I think we posted Powell up once, and Whittington once. Lisch is having to create his own offense on isos, Newls just drives outside the offense... it just doesn't work.

Defensively we gave up some easy ones and Cotton shot the lights out, but if we execute on the other end with the talent we have we aren't sitting at .500...

Mcdowell-White had a bad turnover but otherwise he looked like our 3rd best player of the night but probably only logged 10 or so mins?


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Jumpshot
Earlier this year
21:25 7 Jan 17

Reply #617021

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

As I said 8 weeks ago, the Kings need an import PG, who can drive, create and shoot from anywhere on court. So who do they get??? Blake and then Jackson. Other teams get Randle, Trice, Ware and Cotton. My prediction 8 weeks ago: it's Bye bye season, due to a totally unbalanced team, a weak bench, running an outdated shuffle offence, and poor shooting.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
21:27 7 Jan 17

Reply #617022

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

We all knew Perth was going to make run and with this new GEM running the show they could win anywhere anytime now.If they get the top spot or number 2 spot in the playoffs good luck beating them.


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BOL
Earlier this year
21:28 7 Jan 17

Reply #617023

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

The cats need to start taking care of the ball better and limiting their turnovers. Damo will get better, Prather seemed fatigued or injured tonight but he will get better and if wagstaff can show some shooting consistency like he did last game against the hawks then they will be a title contender.

I for one have been a detractor of Gleeson but cudos to him for scouting cotton. Hes the type of player they've needed all season. Hopefully Marvin will learn to leave the recruiting decisions to the coach. What a difference the right type of player makes.


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Air Delay
Earlier this year
22:16 7 Jan 17

Reply #617029

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

You're pretty spot on @Jumpshot, but Lisch & Newley are in that same class as penetrators, however the shuffle O doesn't give them an open drive from the top. I'm sure if the court was opened up or flattened out Lisch & Newley would wreak havoc penetrating & creating.


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Bill on the ball
Earlier this year
22:16 7 Jan 17

Reply #617030

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Brissy will also suffer the same consequence on Monday.


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Alan
Earlier this year
22:26 7 Jan 17

Reply #617032

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Well done Gleeson, great scouting with cotton. Should of let you get him at the start of the season. Instead they went with Neilson choice of JJ.


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SteveK2
Earlier this year
22:54 7 Jan 17

Reply #617037

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

In one of the NBL news article, Gleeson mentioned that he's been scouting Cotton for 2 years. Obviously from what you saw tonight, he was always going to be on demand somewhere and it was just pure luck that he was available at this time of the NBL season. If Cotton had chosen to play somewhere safer than Turkey, he probably wouldn't be here.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
22:57 7 Jan 17

Reply #617038

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

No coincidence that Brandt has looked good in the last two games to. He is bullying people with his huge frame in the low post and using that hook shot to good effect.


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Alan
Earlier this year
23:02 7 Jan 17

Reply #617039

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Gleeson meet with cotton, in April.


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Train
Earlier this year
23:21 7 Jan 17

Reply #617042

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Cotton is a great pickup. Patient on offence, great passing ability and he looks to be a much better shooter than I thought he would be. Those threes and most his free throws were nothing but net. Looking forward to watching him play again.

McKay was huge tonight and Brandt was more aggressive in the post.
Was Prather not well tonight, he looked really flat all game.


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Dazz
Earlier this year
23:21 7 Jan 17

Reply #617043

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Wow!
Highest score by a Cat on debut. Very impressed.
Did everything we wanted from him, and more.
Mostly just amazed at his instincts. For a guy who is completely new to the team, he was also picking out the right guys at the right time. Only credited with one assist? Seemed like more.

Interesting to see whether he gets even better, or whether teams will become better prepared.

And lets not forget "Show-Time"! Massive game from him. He's been steadily improving, and as I'd hoped, he looks so much better with Damo and Cotton feeding him.

Just seemed like everyone was being used better, and playing their roles better tonight. (Except Prather, but great that our best player can have an off night, and everyone else stepped up.)


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LV
Earlier this year
23:24 7 Jan 17

Reply #617045

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Cats then daylight.

J/K.

But, Cats vs United for the GF if they can both get healthy and remain so. Big IF tho since two United starters are now injured.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
23:28 7 Jan 17

Reply #617047

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Love how Alan the expert cites "Nielson's choice of JJ."
No cred if you can't even spell his name correctly, yet you want to believe what you say is true. / rolleyes


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
23:28 7 Jan 17

Reply #617048

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Kings needed a point guard so they bring in an under sized 4 man. What's the point of having Prewster and not playing him, as with garlepp coming on after Jackson who looked right out of his depth. Hill and Moller have contributed well when given the chance but seem out favour.
Kings defence is not up to it exspecially with Lisch and Newely starting to look very tired, they are the easiest side to shoot the three on.

Positive was McDowell Whites 10 minutes.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
23:37 7 Jan 17

Reply #617050

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

I see a Perth V Adelaide GF series. However gets HCA should win.


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Hoopster
Earlier this year
00:08 8 Jan 17

Reply #617054

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Jack Toft & ROFLcopter great prediction for the game kids. Kings got crowned by a newbie, Prather had a shit game, Damo not match fit & Matty still healthy.
Haters be shiting themselves, now top 4 have all played more games than the Cats. Plus Cats have a heap of home games.... What ya gonna do !!


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
00:14 8 Jan 17

Reply #617056

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Cats have 10 games remaining. 5 of them are at home.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
00:15 8 Jan 17

Reply #617057

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

They could be back the cats


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Hoopster
Earlier this year
00:20 8 Jan 17

Reply #617058

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

"Cotton will get absolutely lit up by Cadee"....you heard it here first.
I heard it... but didn't see it douch bag.
Cotton single handedly killed a loaded team !!


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Dazz
Earlier this year
00:44 8 Jan 17

Reply #617062

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

It just shows how competitive the league is. Add one good player and suddenly Perth are back in with a shot.
Still a long way to go.


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Zodiac
Earlier this year
00:58 8 Jan 17

Reply #617063

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

I wouldn't get too excited just yet Marvelle Harris put up similar numbers in his debut we'll see if Cotton keeps it up when other teams have had a chance to scout him.

Very good debut though, highly efficient.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
01:16 8 Jan 17

Reply #617064

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

last time I checked harris never played in the nba........


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Ras Posse
Earlier this year
01:36 8 Jan 17

Reply #617068

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Wildcats probably never should have played Casey Prather tonight because he was in the hospital today in the bed next to Nathan Sobey with gastro.


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Bill on the ball
Earlier this year
02:02 8 Jan 17

Reply #617069

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17


Too much Nando's chilli sauce?


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Tom
Earlier this year
05:34 8 Jan 17

Reply #617077

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Cotton looks the goods.Perth take over as the new standard bearer for mine. Only saw him not in control twice. When he tried to shake and bake Newley and when he threw it off Martin's foot. Apart from that he let he game come to him and did not force plays.
Time and space he seemed to have.
Prather was dreadful. Why is he ever allowed to dribble at any time other than a slash to hoop or transition. Those handoffs from Knight were just UGLY. And so unnecessary. the guy is one of the best athletes in the league go back door and throw the ball somewhere near the hoop and he will get it.
MacKay picked up the slack though. He was super and immediately showed what a mobile, agile big can do with Cotton on the floor.
Down the stretch Gleeson should play the 3 guards Martin, Cotton and Kenny with Prather as his 4 and Mackay who has some ball handling skills.
Kings need to post up Newley when they need a bucket. I like their defence although it does not have the intensity of earlier in the season.
They're probably scraping for 4th though now.


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Wilson Sting
Earlier this year
07:59 8 Jan 17

Reply #617081

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Unfortunately PER, (like MEL and ADL), have no depth. So their run to the playoffs will depend entirely on about 3 players; if anything happens to any of them it's all over.

Teams like NZ and CNS however, have great depth, just not any real superstar power up front (Penney aside).

It's an interesting mix in the league and I guess that's why it's such a close and entertaining season.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
09:31 8 Jan 17

Reply #617087

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

"It just shows how competitive the league is. Add one good player and suddenly Perth are back in with a shot.
Still a long way to go."

Well you're right, but the other thing to remember is it wasn't like Perth was an awful team before. The losses were mainly tight ones. The margins are slim though that when you add minutes to guys like Cotton and Martin and you remove minutes for a guy like Wroe it can be the difference between winning and losing.


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TD15
Earlier this year
09:45 8 Jan 17

Reply #617089

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Wilson Sting, Melbourne have no depth?


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Brunson
Earlier this year
10:27 8 Jan 17

Reply #617096

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Wilson Sting "PER, (like MEL and ADL), have no depth", "Teams like NZ and CNS however, have great depth" lol Where you drunk when you wrote that?

If I was Sydney I would still get rid of Jackson and replace him with an import point guard even though that guard wouldn't qualify for finals.

1. They will have a much better chance to make the finals
2. Their fans will get satisfaction of seeing home wins.
3. It would be a good test to see if that import is good enough to be selected next season.
4. Jackson offers them nothing

I think Sydney would still be able to compete in the finals with the import providing relief for the rest of the players during the regular season as well as giving them a must needed spark.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
12:08 8 Jan 17

Reply #617110

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Prather looked out of sorts last night and I expect the league to make an official announcement next week.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
12:18 8 Jan 17

Reply #617113

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

@ Brunson, just watched the replay and Jackson was very poor, even the tip in basket and board was actually Powels, I'm not certain how this plays out with rest of the team.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
12:59 8 Jan 17

Reply #617118

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Jvg should just stick to being GM. He travels to every away game too.
Let the coaches select their players. No GM interference please. Look what they have now as a result.


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Mike
Earlier this year
14:04 8 Jan 17

Reply #617124

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Perth then daylight

Cotton looks awesome


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Mike
Earlier this year
14:29 8 Jan 17

Reply #617128

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Also good to see Daryl White is a Pelicans fan


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
15:08 8 Jan 17

Reply #617139

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Wildcats are currently $2.05 underdogs against Brisbane.

Even though they're playing 2 away games in 3 days, I would have thought they'd start favourites?

Other than Cottons 34min, no one else played anything too ridiculous. Knight/McKay 28min, Prather 24min, Damo 18min, Kenny 19min and the rest of the bench no more then about 10-15min.

Wildcats looked pretty impressive yesterday, and Brisbane haven't looked too great this year and are without Bairstow and Petrie.

Thinking of rolling over a little bit of the profit I've made this weekend, but not sure if I'm missing something?


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Mike
Earlier this year
15:10 8 Jan 17

Reply #617144

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Those odds are amazing

Lol Bookies


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
15:20 8 Jan 17

Reply #617150

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

I would put 500 on the cats with those odds


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
15:28 8 Jan 17

Reply #617154

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Wildcats seem to play poorly in QLD. Plus someone took Dolla's number, so he is pissed.


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Perth Wilburs
Earlier this year
15:37 8 Jan 17

Reply #617163

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Wildcats are shocking in QLD and are shocking away from home. Brisbane plays tighter and will not give Cotton room to move. Prather looks seriously out of form, and Martin may play limited minutes depending on how his knee pulls up.

I'll say Martin either plays very limited minutes or none at all.

Brisbane $1.40 Wildcats $2.20 Line @ -6.5 $1.85


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whatisit
Earlier this year
15:41 8 Jan 17

Reply #617164

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

can someone pls explain the differences between the kings offense and other teams offense. It all looks pretty much the same to me. Perimeter passes, pick and rolls , slashes to the basket.

I think everyone is caught up in "the shuffle", but what is it the Kings are doing different!!!!!


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
15:43 8 Jan 17

Reply #617166

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

We haven't won away from Perth since our last game and also the game before that.


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Perth Wilburs
Earlier this year
15:43 8 Jan 17

Reply #617167

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Kings shuffles on the same line but move around like crabs. Think of Frogger.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
16:11 8 Jan 17

Reply #617179

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

After a couple of away wins they've shown they're capable of winning on the road. I also don't think we can compare this cats team too much to the one from a few weeks ago, it's a completely different side now. IMO i'd have thought it'd be around Cats $1.70 Bullets $2.08


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Dazz
Earlier this year
16:12 8 Jan 17

Reply #617180

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Well you're right, but the other thing to remember is it wasn't like Perth was an awful team before. The losses were mainly tight ones. The margins are slim though that when you add minutes to guys like Cotton and Martin and you remove minutes for a guy like Wroe it can be the difference between winning and losing.

Yes, that was my point. Perth were doing ok, but in this season it probably wasn't enough to make the 4. Bring back Damo, replace JJ with Cotton, and they have improved just enough to look like making it.

But as someone else said, its still very competitive, an injury here or there could rule out an otherwise aspiring team.


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koberulz
Earlier this year
16:50 8 Jan 17

Reply #617193

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

If I was Sydney I would still get rid of Jackson and replace him with an import point guard even though that guard wouldn't qualify for finals.
They're not allowed to.

Martin may play limited minutes depending on how his knee pulls up.
Gleeson said during the week that best case, he'd play one game this weekend.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
16:58 8 Jan 17

Reply #617194

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

"They're not allowed to."

Why not?


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Wilson Sting
Earlier this year
20:35 8 Jan 17

Reply #617235

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

"Wilson Sting "PER, (like MEL and ADL), have no depth", "Teams like NZ and CNS however, have great depth" lol Where you drunk when you wrote that?"

Unfortunately no, i've gone dry for January, so I'm happy to stand by my comments. When I say no depth, I'm referring to the bench players, and they look ordinary for PER, MEL and ADL (and SYD for that matter). There's nothing wrong with the depth of their starting fives, but one or two injuries or some players in foul trouble will really test them.


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LV
Earlier this year
20:47 8 Jan 17

Reply #617238

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Melbourne's bench: Boone, Wesley, Barlow, Odigie, Moore, Tomlinson. Very solid.

Perth: Brandt, Wagstaff, Hire, Redhage, Kenny, Wroe/Bragg. OK.

Problem is, injuries to guys like Martin, Knight, Goulding, Blanchfield and Andersen mean that lots of these guys have had to step into the starting 5 which has led to mixed results. But if both benches were consistently playing as, well, benches yoy would probably respect the depth of both teams more.

"One or two injuries" to the wrong people will test pretty much every team in the history of basketball.


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LV
Earlier this year
20:54 8 Jan 17

Reply #617240

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Wagstaff and Hire are good example of what I'm talking about, both have played roles in successful Perth teams for many years. Are they starting material? Maybe, maybe not (definitely not with Hire). Same with Wesley, who played a big role in 2 successful years in NZ. Tomlinson led the league in assists, leading a playoff team. The league has improved, he hasn't. But still a role player. Boone, Moore both experienced vets with solid international resumes. Kenny has played plenty of Tall Blacks including a World Cup. And was huge last yr, holding the fort for Damo and helping Perth win the title.

Decent benches. Full of starters? Maybe not, but that's not a knock.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
21:00 8 Jan 17

Reply #617244

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

Tomlinson is pretty bad, but better than wroe


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koberulz
Earlier this year
21:04 8 Jan 17

Reply #617245

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

"They're not allowed to."

Why not?
Becuase that's the rule.


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Train
Earlier this year
21:54 8 Jan 17

Reply #617254

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

There was a rule preventing Harrington coming into the Kings lineup with only a few games to play a couple of years back IIRC. Pretty sure the rules are there needs to be atkeast 8 games remaining to be bring in an import. I may be wrong that's what my understanding was.


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whatisit
Earlier this year
07:58 9 Jan 17

Reply #617291

re: Kings v Wildcats 7/1/17

everyone is talking SHUFFLE as the reason for the Kings demise, BUT no one knows what the SHUFFLE is!!!!!!!!!!!


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