Earlier this year
Brisbane Bullets - How do you rate their Return?
I was expecting big things from Brissy.
Probably the best coach in the league, and presumably decent money to start with.
To be honest, I'm not even sure who owns the Bullets at this point? Is it the league, is it an LK backed consortium?
It was always going to be a struggle, to pull together a squad, but nevertheless I feel that some of their recruiting was questionable.
Luring Jervis was fine if he was the right fit, but not with the lineup they got.
Kickett & Bairstow are both great pick-ups, but again made them massively unbalanced.
Petrie? Why? He was past it at Adelaide.
Gibson. Just because he started with Brissy, people thought he would magically regain lost form there? Been one of the most overrated/ underperforming players in recent years.
Craig was a brilliant pickup. He obviously likes it here, so if they can get him naturalised down the track, he could form the core of good squad.
I can only assume they had similar thoughts with Beal? I like Beal and was happy to see him get another chance in the NBL, But he had become increasingly inconsistent at Perth and was always going to be a gamble.
As I said, it was always going to be tough, there's not a lot of local talent just floating around. But in that case I feel they would have been better off targetting youth, than recycling so many.