Two years ago
Ranking the NBL Rosters
Hey guys, so lets all give ranking the new rosters a go, I'll start with Adelaide, someone continue with Cairns etc.
Added: Ronald Roberts, Shannon Shorter, Ramone Moore.
Lost: Jerome Randle, Eric Jacobsen, Terrance Ferguson.
Verdict: Sixers have improved on last years roster with the addition of 3 quality imports, the likes of which the Sixers have not seen in a long time. Last year the Sixers imports, besides Randles, were rather lackluster with Ferguson an experiment and Jacobsen nothing more than a role player which cost them in their playoffs run. Shorter may not be an upgrade on Randle offensively, but he is certain to be an upgrade defensively and with the addition of Moore and rise of Sobey and Creek with the likely continued improvement of Majok and Drmic, the Sixers are unlikely to need anything more than 12 points a game from Shorter to maintain last years offensive domination.
Teams can no longer apply pressure to taking one player out of the game (Randle) to stem the flow of the 36ers offense as the offense will now be shouldered evenly.
Defense should improve, expect a lot of fast break buckets, a lot of free throws and huge dunks from Roberts. If this roster clicks a championship should be at the feet of Adelaide, if it doesn't this roster is still capable of making the playoffs with it's only glaring weakness being the lack of a true point guard to run the floor, but it's upsides being it multiple position players and its overflow of talent.
Leading scorer: (pick your poison.) Sobey.
Leading rebounder: DJ
Most Insane dunks: Roberts
Club MVP: Sobey
Sixth man: Roberts
Ladder finish: 2nd