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Iggle Piggle
Earlier this month

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Stephen Holt rumoured to Brisbane

According to David Pick on twitter the Bullets have signed ex United guard Holt. If true this is a great signing.

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Anonymous
Earlier this month
20:56 7 May 17

Reply #635147

re: Stephen Holt rumoured to Brisbane

Yeah solid pick up if they retain their core. I'm sure Torrey Craig is signed so nice import combo... in my opinion (clarifying it's an opinion not a fact for koberulz).


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LoveBroker
Earlier this month
22:22 7 May 17

Reply #635155

re: Stephen Holt rumoured to Brisbane

Anon...if you have to be so precious about it that everyone of your posts needs a disclaimer, then Koberulz has won.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
22:29 7 May 17

Reply #635157

re: Stephen Holt rumoured to Brisbane

Precious or fed up, I can't decide which it is anymore. He just makes the forum an unpleasant experience these days and he knows it. But don't let that digress from an actual decent off season nbl but of news!

Where did Holt play last season??


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AKA
Earlier this month
11:49 8 May 17

Reply #635204

re: Stephen Holt rumoured to Brisbane

Holt played for Zaragoza in the Spanish ACB last season. Should be a great fit with Craig as an import combo as previously mentioned. Holt will add to Brisbane something that was seriously lacking last season and that's the ability to get in the lane and draw fouls. He can defend multiple guard spots also, I see this as a really good signing by the Bullets.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
11:55 8 May 17

Reply #635205

re: Stephen Holt rumoured to Brisbane

So where does this leave Gibbo? Vet off the bench? 2 guard?


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AKA
Earlier this month
12:28 8 May 17

Reply #635217

re: Stephen Holt rumoured to Brisbane

Starting point I would suggest looking at the line-up. Holt can play both guard positions and I would say a guy like Bruce will see his minutes impacted. Where does this leave Jeremy Kendle? I don't think he is contracted and will any other club pick him up? He showed glimpses of being a solid NBL contributor off the bench.


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Isaac
Earlier this month
12:38 8 May 17

Reply #635221

re: Stephen Holt rumoured to Brisbane

Does Holt count as an import if he can play as an Asian player? Not that Brisbane used their import spots fully last year.


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AKA
Earlier this month
12:48 8 May 17

Reply #635222

re: Stephen Holt rumoured to Brisbane

Isaac, I think Melbourne tried this angle when they signed Holt a couple of years back. As he grew up in the U.S the league didn't allow it at the time. I assume this is still the case.


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AngusH
Earlier this month
12:50 8 May 17

Reply #635223

re: Stephen Holt rumoured to Brisbane

I would think there's no chance Kendle doesn't go signed as a 3rd import at worst after the end of last season. Could even see him still in Brisbane as first guard off the bench (or maybe even starting over Gibson).


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
13:18 8 May 17

Reply #635228

re: Stephen Holt rumoured to Brisbane

Kendle wasn't that good to say a definent signing at this stage. There is a long way to go before teams commit to 3rd teir imports.


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AKA
Earlier this month
13:36 8 May 17

Reply #635232

re: Stephen Holt rumoured to Brisbane

Have Brisbane completed their roster if/when Bairstow commits?


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
14:14 8 May 17

Reply #635239

re: Stephen Holt rumoured to Brisbane

Kendle looked like Dane swan to me... off topic as such but I remember thinking the pies let a good point guard go haha


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Freethrows
Earlier this month
15:59 8 May 17

Reply #635263

re: Stephen Holt rumoured to Brisbane

Bullets line-up so far:
Adam Gibson
?
Torrey Craig*
Daniel Kickert
Cameron Bairstow
Shaun Bruce
Matt Kenyon
Reuben Te Rangi
Anthony Petrie
Tom Jervis
Mitch Young

If the Holt rumour is true, he would fit straight in as the starting 2 guard. Most guards these days can play at least a bit of 1 and 2, so it doesn't hurt to have two "point" guards starting. He may even be the preferred ball carrier to Gibson.

I think he's a good pick up, and if this roster is right, it's immaterial if he plays as an import or not, because their roster is full.

I'm not certain about the length of contracts on Bairstow, Cruce, Kenyon, Te Rangi or Mitch Young from last year. Can anyone confirm these for me?

Craig, Kickert and Petrie are signed until the end of the 17/18 season, and Gibson and Jervis until the end of 18/19.


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koberulz
Earlier this month
16:13 8 May 17

Reply #635268

re: Stephen Holt rumoured to Brisbane

Isaac, I think Melbourne tried this angle when they signed Holt a couple of years back.
Did the Asian player rule exist back then? I thought that came in for this past season with the altered salary cap, points cap, etc.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
16:17 8 May 17

Reply #635269

re: Stephen Holt rumoured to Brisbane

Correct. Probably confused it with the Oceania player rule that NZ & Perth used.


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Benno
Earlier this month
16:26 8 May 17

Reply #635272

re: Stephen Holt rumoured to Brisbane

His Mother is filipino so he could easily get the passport.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
16:28 8 May 17

Reply #635273

re: Stephen Holt rumoured to Brisbane

If he is able to be utilised as a non import, wow this becomes a massive signing in my opinion.


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Zodiac
Earlier this month
16:53 8 May 17

Reply #635279

re: Stephen Holt rumoured to Brisbane

Agree with others if they're able to sign a star in Holt who was underutilised at MU they'll be tough next season.


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Zodiac
Earlier this month
16:56 8 May 17

Reply #635281

re: Stephen Holt rumoured to Brisbane

I'm not certain about the length of contracts on Bairstow, Cruce, Kenyon, Te Rangi or Mitch Young from last year. Can anyone confirm these for me?


Bairstow signed a 1+1 year deal so unless reported otherwise he's probably coming back, Bruce I think was 2 years and I don't think the other three had their terms announced. Usually that means they would be 1 year deals but sounds like they're all coming back.

Just Kendle presumably and Izzy Tueta gone.


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Freethrows
Earlier this month
17:37 8 May 17

Reply #635284

re: Stephen Holt rumoured to Brisbane

Thanks, @Zodiac; I couldn't find any details of the length of any of those contracts. I keep a pretty accurate record of teams' signings throughout the pre-season and through the season itself, so I'm always trying to hunt these things down. MU are the worst for details, they almost never state the length of their contract signings publicly.


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Midrange
Earlier this month
16:24 9 May 17

Reply #635417

re: Stephen Holt rumoured to Brisbane

He wasn't under-utilised at MU he's just more of a shoot-first than a passer therefore for Holts game playing beside Gibson would probably see him being more dominate in the league.


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