Anonymous
Two years ago

Tokoto v Prather

Who you got?

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Prather is definitely the better player, I can't understand how people come to the Tokoto conclusion frankly. People just get excited about the new guy and his athleticism. Casey is probably the best player in the NBL

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Casey still my MVP but Tokoto has jumped into the conversation for sure. Way too early to give him that title just yet though regardless of how hot he is right now. Prather has 2 seasons worth of runs on the board.

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Jick  
Two years ago

Prather has more impact on a game. Tokoto may be a better athlete and a very exciting player but I would take Prather 10 out of 10 times tbh.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Right now Casey is the better, more solid, established and consistent player, but I think he won't improve much from here. Tokoto still has a fair bit of upside imo and his physical skills and 2-way play could definitely see him pass Casey. Tokoto also has the better shot at the NBA imo.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Must add something that I doubt many realise.

In last season's run to the championship, it was Prather making the plays for others, not Cotton. Prather was more important than Cotton in that run, keeping everyone clicking

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Homocide said he got JP, and he's the best judge of talent in Aus

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TokotoRulz  
Two years ago

Tokoto 6 games in is better than Prather was 6 games in.

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Hogwash  
Two years ago

Homicide said Sydney would beat Perth.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Homocide said Sydney would bring it (ha ha), not sure if he said they'd win though

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Last year when the main man for Perth was Prather they were dead last in December.Afterwards when Cotton was the main man for Perth they won the championship.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

maybe they did bring it, but accidentally left it in the locker room

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Last year when the main man for Perth was Prather they were dead last in December.Afterwards when Cotton was the main man for Perth they won the championship.

Spoken like someone who paid no attention to Perth last season.
When we got Cotton we were still average.
When Prather got healthy we won a title.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

No doubt Perth can win the title without Prather and with JP

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

I agree. We lost a heck of a player, but it's looking like we got a pretty good replacement.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Prather wasn't healthy until late in the season, it was pretty evident

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J  
Two years ago

Tokoto is probably a better rebounder with better midrange game. Prather is a better dribbler, 3pt shooter and playmaker . Defence is probs even, maybe JP cause he is longer. Both cab make the pass and turnover the pass lol. From cats perspective, I don't think u could ask for much more as a replacement.

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Lonzo4Life  
Two years ago

Remember how Tokoto wasn't even Perths first choice and only cane in because of Walkers unfortunate injury. Seems like Walker won't be back. Does anyone know if Tokoto was signed as an injury replacement or a full time player and what this means when Walker is healthy

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koberulz  
Two years ago

Walker won't be fit until a week or two before the end of the season.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Hodgson was useless, Goulding back to excellent form. Creek needs to play 35 minutes plus, drimic is a show pony.

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D2.0  
Two years ago

Tokoto looked better in his first few games than I recall Prather looking. But there is a reason CP was MVP of the championship winnimg team, two years running.
Tokoto is a fraction taller, seems to have a bigger wingspan, seems to be more explosive in his leap, but also seems to be better from range.
But Prather has an unmatched Eurostep.
I'd rather we still had CP, but I think JP is a worthy replacement.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

I'd love a hit of whatever you're smoking if you think Tokoto is a better range shooter than Prather

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

After a few weeks who knows.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

48% vs 18%
not much in it

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TokotoRulz  
Two years ago

If Tokoto was a better 3pt shooter he wouldn't be in be NBL

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LV  
Two years ago

Prathers game is more suited to dominating the NBL but Tokotos extra length and athleticism means he has a better chance of NBA.

Its actually hard to see what Prathers role would be in the NBA. He's got skills but at small forward would they be enough to make up for the 2+ inches of height and wingspan he'd be giving up against most small forwards... probably not. To play 2 he'd need to get better at coming off screens and spot up shooting from range.

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LV  
Two years ago

They're both listed at 6'6 but I reckon Prather is 6'5 1/2 and Tokoto is 6'7. Tokoto also longer and more athletic.

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D2.0  
Two years ago

If you're comparing right here and right now, then as I said, there's a reason CP won b2b MVPs, and I would rather we had kept him. He is unquestionably the best SF in the NBL.
Obviously an import in their 3rd season is going to be be much more in tune with the league. Does that mean he's the better player? Well for the NBL, yes it does.

Keep in mind though that this time last year people were saying we shouldn't have cut Beal.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Tough to say. Let's see how Tokoto performs in the bigger games before we say he's better. Most of Perth's games have been blowouts so far.

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proud  
Two years ago

Casey was pretty much our only hope last season or atleast it felt that way for far too much of the season.

This Wildcats team seems way more fun and active and more like a team with many avenues to fill it up.

I think I'm the situation where you need a go to guy then Casey but if you need a reliable 15 points whilst filling up the rest of the stats then you can't go much wrong with Tokoto, I can't imagine him being asked to score 20+ often this season.

But since I've seen them both and enjoyed them immensely, how about we see what Devondrick Walker can do... I do love a knock em down 3 point specialist

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paul  
Two years ago

The SF spot in the NBL is crazy this season - Prather, Tokoto, Creek, Childress, Abercrombie, Conger, Newley, Buford and Carrera!

As for CP v JP, I agree with the majority on here that Prather has the runs on the board, and is having a slightly better season so far, but if Tokoto keeps developing the way he is he enters the equation.

Having said that, I want to see how in plays in NZ, Melbourne and Adelaide etc, because his game in Cairns was a mixed bag from memory.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Paul, he was atrocious in Cairns. Couldn't hit a jumper to save himself, now all of a sudden he's swishing everything.

I don't buy into Tokoto being a good shooter

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Off the bounce/pull-ups, I ain't a believer

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