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Train
Earlier this year

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Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

"The Perth Wildcats have secured the services of exciting young gun Mason Bragg, as the club looks to inject youth and depth to its roster looking ahead.

Bragg's new contract will see him remain a Wildcat for a further two seasons following the current NBL campaign - with a club option at the end of the 2017/18 season.

The Wildcats are focused on sustaining the club’s history of success by maintaining a constant retooling phase.

Trevor Gleeson said the lightning fast 23-year-old has a big future.

"He’s got great tenacity out there. He’s still raw, but he plays at a level which could send him in another direction," he said.

“We can see the potential in him, I think he has a bright future, and I hope he’s a Wildcat for a long time."

With injuries to Wildcats point guards Damian Martin and Jarrod Kenny, Mason Bragg has played 10 games so far in the current season.

Bragg became a fan favourite quickly after his debut in November – the Red Army appreciating his gutsy style of basketball.

He’s scored 21 points, shooting at 43%, and racked up seven assists and 11 rebounds.

Under current NBL rules, the 23-year-old will be eligible to remain a development player next season, and will need to vie for a contract position in 2018/19.

Mason Bragg is from Burnie, Tasmania, and was recruited from the NW Tasmanian Thunder."

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Anonymous
Earlier this year
15:19 18 Jan 17

Reply #619322

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

When did he last step on the court?


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Train
Earlier this year
15:22 18 Jan 17

Reply #619323

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

He was an injury replacement for Martin. His last game was vs Hawks a few weeks ago.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
15:22 18 Jan 17

Reply #619324

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

wildcats are making a tradition of signing point guards that can't shoot to save their lives. robbins martin wroe and bragg.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
15:24 18 Jan 17

Reply #619326

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

i should of also included beal lol


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
15:34 18 Jan 17

Reply #619327

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

Now cut Wroe and give Bragg some minutes! I seriously don't see why they didn't give him some pre cotton/damo being back. He was pretty impressive when he stepped on the court, provided a spark we lacked and the fans loved him.


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Farrison Hord
Earlier this year
15:59 18 Jan 17

Reply #619330

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

You cannot re-insert a player that was brought in on the injury replacement for any other player (unless you are like MU and have an exemption granted by the league).

Walker covered Knight.
Bragg covered Martin.

Unless either of these two go down with an injury in the run home, you won't see Walker or Bragg on the floor for the reminder of the 2016/17 season.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
16:03 18 Jan 17

Reply #619331

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

All this means is Bragg will still be a DP next season.

Wildcats media machine making it sound like a signing, when really it is just a positive news piece for the club between before their next game.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
16:09 18 Jan 17

Reply #619333

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

Wasn't Bragg signed as a DP originally?


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Watto
Earlier this year
16:13 18 Jan 17

Reply #619335

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

Jackson Hussey was signed as injury replacement. Mason Bragg was signed as a DP


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
16:13 18 Jan 17

Reply #619336

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

"Wildcats media machine making it sound like a signing, when really it is just a positive news piece for the club between before their next game."

I hate when clubs do this! Especially between before games!


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Farrison Hord
Earlier this year
16:21 18 Jan 17

Reply #619338

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

I retract my comment then!


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
16:36 18 Jan 17

Reply #619342

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

Will we see Bragg somewhere in the SBL?


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Ricky
Earlier this year
17:19 18 Jan 17

Reply #619346

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

Gotta cut Wroe for sure. Hasn't done anything of importance this season.


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Dazz
Earlier this year
17:23 18 Jan 17

Reply #619349

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

Bragg is a DP.
Not 100% clear on the rules, but I think it is that we can play any one DP in any game, then there are two(?) DPs who are nominated as injury replacements and can play any game in place of a regular player. I would imagine our nominated DP's would be Wroe and Vague. (And I think that if required, the NBL will allow you to nominate more DPs to cover injuries.)
NB: They remain DPs, and so are not subject the rules regarding replacing players with an LTI.

Yeah, its just a bit of fill-in news, still its nice to know. Often we don't really know who all the DP's are, or what their contract status is.

This is Wroe's last season as a DP (unless the rules are changed again.) So I'd suggest he's being given the (extremely limited) opportunity to show that he's worth a senior role. He was promising last season, but so far I just don't see it. Problem is now that he's just not going to get enough minutes, unless Perth is mopping the floor with the opposition.
But you never know, if we drop back to 2 imports, some team, somewhere, might offer him an 11th man spot.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
17:51 18 Jan 17

Reply #619350

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

THanks Dazz for explaining exactly what you clearly don't? know about the situation.


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Dazz
Earlier this year
17:55 18 Jan 17

Reply #619351

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

yeah, thanks Anonymous, without people like you I would never get to use the term "Masturbating Fuckwit."


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Watto
Earlier this year
19:51 18 Jan 17

Reply #619360

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

Wroe struggles in the SBL. No idea how he keeps getting NBL minutes


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
21:10 18 Jan 17

Reply #619367

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

The expert at it too Dazz. Taught by the Master Bater.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
21:13 18 Jan 17

Reply #619369

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

He is fast but terrible shot. You need development players that can show scoring smarts early on. The best teams these days seem to have the most potent offense, and multiple people who can light up a 3. (cats not one of those)

Cats scoring this season been terrible. Hopefully a clean out of some of this seasons dead wood and they bring some proper australian young talent that can hit the ground running.


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Dazz
Earlier this year
21:15 18 Jan 17

Reply #619370

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

Wroe struggles in the SBL. No idea how he keeps getting NBL minutes
Wroe's not a high scorer. I think the Cats had hope that he'd become another Martin, or at least another Robbins. But I feel he'd need to do more than he's currently able.


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ROFLcopter
Earlier this year
21:40 18 Jan 17

Reply #619372

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

Kenny can't shoot either.

Chill out Dazz. No point letting people rile you up so easily mate.


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Watto
Earlier this year
23:52 18 Jan 17

Reply #619379

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

The cats should've kept Mathiang Muo. He could shoot!


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
00:01 19 Jan 17

Reply #619380

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

Love when Dazz gets fired up


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
00:01 19 Jan 17

Reply #619381

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

Dazz deactivate


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BOL
Earlier this year
00:22 19 Jan 17

Reply #619384

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

Agree about needing to lock in some good young aussie talent. Kernich-Drew looks like a real gem they should be securing long term


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Dazz
Earlier this year
16:47 19 Jan 17

Reply #619439

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

Kenny can shoot reasonably, he's just very selective.

Bragg's accuracy is reasonable at this point. I think he's something like 42%, but it's his 3-point shooting that drags that down (fits in real well at the Cats.)


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Luuuc
Earlier this year
17:57 19 Jan 17

Reply #619462

re: Wildcats sign Mason Bragg for 2 more seasons

His effective range extends as far out as a layup from what I've seen, though admittedly it is a small sample size. But he definitely needs to learn to shoot if he wants anything more than a minor role.


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