B.O
Two years ago

Wildcats import Devondrick Walker out injured

Last I heard he was in a moonboot awaiting scan results.

Anyone have any info?

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Train  
Two years ago

First I have heard of it, where did you hear that from?

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Wookiee  
Two years ago

Lachy Reid tweeted the other day that he was in a moon boot and it could be his ankle, after pulling up sore after training... nothing further from him that I could see...

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Train  
Two years ago

At least there still plenty of time till the season tips off. Usually if its a serious injury the Cats would of announced it formally.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Prather would've been fine

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Cheikh Ya Ya Dia  
Two years ago

I'll take his spot.

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Ernest Nzigamasabo  
Two years ago

No, I will.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

DEVONDRICK WALKER SUFFERS FOOT INJURY
Perth Wildcats import player Devondrick Walker sustained a foot injury at team training earlier this week.

Scans have since revealed that Walker has suffered a fracture in his left foot.

After receiving advice from multiple specialists, the club and player have, at this stage, opted to take a non-surgical approach to repairing the injury.

The recovery period will see the 25-year-old sidelined for a large portion of the 2017/18 NBL season.

Devondrick Walker joined the organisation from the NBA Development League at the beginning of August.

In his short time as a Wildcat, he has established himself as a key part of the playing group and a terrific clubman.

The Perth Wildcats will offer Devondrick Walker its ongoing support during his recovery period.

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gaikokujin  
Two years ago

Surely the Wildcats will release him and find a replacement asap?

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leungtl  
Two years ago

I think of all the Wildcats imports, Devondrick has the most replaceable skillset.

His pre-existing relationship with Cotton might make things a bit awkward if they try to cut ties with him though...

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Ernest Nzigamasabo  
Two years ago

Perfect excuse to upgrade in light of Melb Utd's signings.

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Scott Christopherson  
Two years ago

I'm also available to replace him

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B  
Two years ago

Surely they cut him if he's an import missing a 'large portion' of the season.

'The Perth Wildcats will offer Devondrick Walker its ongoing support during his recovery period.'

To me this bit makes it sound like they'll cut him, but he'll hang around the club still and be supported by them and the staff with working out, rehab, training, etc. Sort of like Jaron Johnson when he was initially cut.

Waiting for the conspiracy theories to come out that this was faked to get upgrades after Melbourne signed Prather/Ware lol.

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Cats 4 life  
Two years ago

Don't be surprised, any names out there that they can get?

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B.O  
Two years ago

J.P Tokoto

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Jerome Randle

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Train  
Two years ago

"The Perth Wildcats will begin an immediate search to replace injured import Devondrick Walker after he sustained a serious foot injury on Monday."

https://thewest.com.au/sport/basketball/wildcats-hunt-for-immediate-replacement-after-import-devondrick-walkers-injury-ng-b88572548z

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Should've paid prather the money. save on hunting for another import

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J  
Two years ago

This is devastating, was genuinely excited about what he would bring as a legit floor spacer. Sour much for finding and locking away good players early.

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koberulz  
Two years ago

Saying he'll miss most of the season makes it sound like they'll bring him back once he's healthy, but that doesn't seem like the wisest of moves to me.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

B.O, funnily enough they looked at Tokoto prior to signing prather, he's not shown enough in my opinion.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Time for a massive stud signing to trump United.

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B.O  
Two years ago

Tokoto would fit this team.

Wildcats also looked at Simmons (d-league player that made headlines when he went to the spurs) before signing deandre and Prather.

There is potenetial out there.

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AngusH  
Two years ago

If I did a google search for JP Tokoto, these hoops forums would probably account for 95% of all hits.

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Train  
Two years ago

There is sure to be plenty of unknown talent out there. How many of you had heard of Randle, Ware, Prather or Ennis before they played NBL?

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PeterJohn  
Two years ago

"Should've paid prather the money. save on hunting for another import"

because they magically knew Walker would get injured before the seasons starts and Prather wouldn't?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Perfect injury so the Wildcats can use the excuse to scrap this 'mates for mates' import appointment. Time to get a stud import.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Yep, thats why they signed him. Jobs for the boys...

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Presented without comment:

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/o-j-mayo-has-interest-playing-internationally-as-he-awaits-lift-of-nba-ban/

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B.O  
Two years ago

Interesting.

O.J is the type of import the kings would sign.

But he could work well for the wildcats.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

At 6'5" Mayo could play SF.

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B.O  
Two years ago

A mentally and physically healthy Mayo could dominate the NBL.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Not could, would dominate the NBL!

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AngusH  
Two years ago

Mayo is not really the type of gamble I'd expect the Wildcats to make, especially after all the troubles last year... Mayo has under-performed at every level and, rightly or wrongly, has a reputation to boot.

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B  
Two years ago

Doubt it happens, but it might be a slim chance. Doesn't feel like the kind of signing Wildcats would make, but they might want to make a big splash after Melbourne's signings.

tbh I actually think the Wildcats/NBL would be one of the best places for him to prep himself to return to the NBA.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

The mans been done performance drugs twice, not certain he the sort of player needed for Nbl, should've signed Prather and been done with it.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Will people get over Prather not signing.
Its done and dusted.

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LoveBroker  
Two years ago

Agreed.

The Wildcats have a zero tolerance stance on substance and it would be a positive step forward for OJ if he were to thrive under the Wildcats and their values for one season.

I haven't seen enough of OJ Mayo to know if he is what the Wildcats need though.

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leungtl  
Two years ago

This is a good article on OJ Mayo's road to recovery, seems like he's turned a page and back on track now:

https://www.si.com/nba/2017/08/21/oj-mayo-drug-ban-comeback-milwaukee-bucks-travelle-gaines

...wait, did the author just mention James Ennis?!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Why would you bring back a player who has missed most of the season, would obviously be ineligle for finals and not part of the team.

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B.O  
Two years ago

Great read. I'm all for the wildcats sign mayo

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I don't think you can afford Mayo. Unless he wants to come here and don't care about money. Euro or China will pay him at least 1 mil. I'd lmfao if they sign Childress.

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B.O  
Two years ago

Mayo has a bad rep. Hasn't received offers from china or Europe. He'd be expensive, but it's not out of the realm of possibility.

Wildcats could be his "last chance U"

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Brandon Rush

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B.O  
Two years ago

More info please anon?!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Obviously he is saying he is the replacement. If so wow, a nine-year NBA vet who won a ring with the Warriors.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Also won NCAA ring.

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B.O  
Two years ago

Quick google... The Twolves don't look interested in signing him. He could be looking for work. Possibly not received a training camp invite. 32 years old. Maybe Perth is his best option.

It would be a quality signing.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

https://twitter.com/DWolfsonKSTP/status/898269720389984257/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fdunkingwithwolves.com%2F2017%2F08%2F19%2Ftimberwolves-roundup-standings-forecast-brandon-rush%2F

"So many capable NBA free agents still available. Ex-#Twolves wing Brandon Rush one of those, IMO. Pacers + Heat still showing some interest."

FWIW

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Just a bullshit rumor, how gullible are you guys!

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B.O  
Two years ago

Not so much gullible, as it is a slow news day.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

If the cats can't afford prather how are they going to afford Rush after they've already spent money on walker...

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Slow news day as said above on here. Not much talk today on the forum so we might as well bite on the bait to at least generate some talk :P

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Darrun Hilliard could be on the list again with him not having an nba contract

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

No he won't be on the list, if the cats couldn't afford Prather they can't afford hilliard... they looked at Hilliard prior to making the NBA but he would be demanding more than the cats will part with. It will be a solid g league player at best.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

The wildcats don't have time to mess around now, they need to get someone good. They could have afforded Prather but didn't want to pay him, maybe his injuries are worse than we know and it is not as if we had a crystal ball to see that Walker was going to get injured.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Prather wasnt going to get close to the money that Cotton is on. Thats why he didnt resign. Felt he deserved the same as Cotton.Initially it was because he thought he may make the NBA. Then it became about money. C.R.E.A.M.

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B.O  
Two years ago

Would love to know what Cotton Money looks like next to a Prather offer. And then what Walker got.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Anonymous that's your opinion but not what actually happened. Casey was happy with what the cats were offering until his agent found out what cotton was on, he's not worth cotton money and the cats weren't going to give in to his tantrum. Fair enough too.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

One things for sure Perth will need to throw $$$$ at new recruit to keep up with Melbourne.

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B.O  
Two years ago

It seems like Devondrick will stay at Perth until he recovers.

At which point could he return?

If that's the case, is the import they want to sign an injury replacement or a replacement?

There's many variables.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Seems reminiscent of kings then daylight...

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

He's staying in perth but won't be back unless something goes wrong with his replacement, they are looking at keeping him around for next season.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

How can they have Walker just hanging around doing nothing and recovering with another import replacing him? Insurance pays his salary?

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B.O  
Two years ago

Depends on his visa situation and how insurance works.


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paul  
Two years ago

"Seems reminiscent of kings then daylight..."

Haha! If I recall correctly, we were also told Illawarra were by far and away the worst team in the league!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I see that JP Tokoto Mother is following the Wildcats on Instagram

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B.O  
Two years ago

As predicted... it's happening! Dots are starting to connect!!!!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Is Tokoto even that good? Game off the bench for the Vipers in the D League finals averaging 12 minutes and 2.4 points...
I think some other guys like Elliot Williams or LaDontae Henton could be better although Williams is coming off a knee injury.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

2.4 ppg in g league. Nah I will take Steindl thanks

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