Hogwash
Two years ago

Kings v United

Carrick Felix set to make his debut today.
United are in red hot form and a win today puts them firmly in the mix for top 2 spot.

Should be a cracker of a game, Sydney are a chance at home but Melbourne should get up

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

These fight/conflict promos would be okay if the NBL wasn't involved. We just know better; we know that the NBL is working with Fox for production. If they weren't and Fox was doing their thing independently it would be seen as a really good little bit

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Udog  
Two years ago

First 2 minutes looks like a social basketball at the local YMCA

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Udog  
Two years ago

Randle kills Goulding!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Todd Splashfield

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

It's an old fashioned shootout

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Udog  
Two years ago

Sydney fans would be loving that Adelaide couldn't afford Randle.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Oh Mr Felix, gun. Keep him for the rest of the season. It's over. United to win the ship. Calling it.

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Udog  
Two years ago

Carfino needs to think about a new job if he's comparing Cadee to Brett Maher....

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

People get triggered when a past player is spoken of in the same sentence as a current player. That does not equate to a comparison.

Carfino even said he was not comparing them.

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Udog  
Two years ago

Yep. No comparison.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Haha agree, Maher didn't hold a candle to Jase

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Moller's shot clearly late, despite the refs counting it at first.

Scoreboard has now removed it, but play-by-play shows a Moller missed FGA with 1 second left in the half, followed by a Kings team rebound.
Hopefully that's just a quick fix to get the score right, and not the actual solution!

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AussiePride  
Two years ago

Blanchfield is back!!!

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Udog  
Two years ago

Where was he?

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AussiePride  
Two years ago

He was missing for nearly the first half of the season.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

And most of last season. Thank goodness he is back even if only for a few minutes.

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Udog  
Two years ago

Andrew Gaze gets some crazy person eyes sometimes.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Hell didn't know it was at this time! Thanks!!!

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Udog  
Two years ago

Randle needs some decent team mates.

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PlaymakerMo  
Two years ago

Gotta love the Tyler-Gaze dynamic

Tyler benched for the start of the game, plays his role reasonably well in ~10mins and the Kings lead by 2.

Tyler starts the 2nd half, plays like trash, Gaze leaves him in until Melbourne have a 10pt lead.

Great stuff, very funny.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Tyler's mid range to the three point line game is redic

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Moller

Big like Klay, shoots like Steph

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Udog  
Two years ago

That homeless guy that plays for Melbourne can shoot 3's!

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Udog  
Two years ago

Tyler can't

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Udog  
Two years ago

Time to get Phil Smyth back

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Woody  
Two years ago

My wife said let's not go to the game today and head out to lunch and drinks in the city. I argues for a while but now I am glad. It’s embarrassing to watch and hard to watch. Gaze has to go Tyler has to go. Most of the team has to go. This is ridiculous.

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Udog  
Two years ago

You would probably only keep Randle.

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Udog  
Two years ago

Melbourne probably look better without Prather

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Agree YouDog

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

What I been saying all along lads.

Felix didn't do well what Prather does well. Didn't make shots or score, but is the cog they need to make it run smooth

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Also, big ups to the sideline reporter's full-time interviews. On point.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Tyler was meant to be injured and a DNP. Weird.
Gaze. Thanks but no thanks.

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PlaymakerMo  
Two years ago

Gaze logic:

- Tyler was 'meant' to be injured, but plays >20 mins (-21 while he was on court too...)

- Singh starts, plays 2:45 mins, benched until garbage time

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PlaymakerMo  
Two years ago

Carfino: "Once [the Kings] were 10 points down they put the rack in the cue."

Classic.

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Udog  
Two years ago

Dementia

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AngusH  
Two years ago

Sitting behind the Kings bench it was real interesting watching the player's body language tonight. Tyler was lounged back talking to the drinks guy during a timeout while Gaze is drawing something up, and Gaze had to flash his hands in Tyler's face to get him to at least look in the general direction of him. No huddles or "1.. 2.. 3... Kings" after a timeout, just sit there, listen, walk on the court and do something that I can only hope for Gaze's sake was not what he drew up. Guys just walking past Gaze when coming in or out of the game. Chemistry looks to be at around zero, even after a couple of decent weeks (by our standards, at least).

The game itself... eh. Seen this too many times now, for years and years.

I think Felix will be good for Melb. Had a BS charge called against him and missed some 3s, but looks like a high energy guy who will do a lot of things outside of just scoring.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Kings ...pathetic performances , poor culture , over priced imports , laughing stock , excuse driven ... # standardkings

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Chris  
Two years ago

What are you exactly going to the game for at this point, if not be entertained? The wins and losses mean nothing at this point. Did Randle's crossovers not give you something to enjoy? Blanchfield stuffing the ball back in Melbourne's face twice in the first half?

The whining on here is pathetic. They are a 5-13 team. Enjoy it for what it is - I know I do. Its not life and death. When they are gone, like they were early 4th tonight, leave a few mins early and enjoy the rest of your night.

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AngusH  
Two years ago

Chris, you're right. We're expecting too much. Just iso Randle for 40 mins and let him dazzle the crowd, that's what we should do to close out the season. Maybe run a few trick plays, tell the other team we'll let them win by 30 if they let Randle run through a few Globetrotter routines during the game.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Should have signed LaMelo Ball. Point at the half court and let it fly!

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Herve Villechaize  
Two years ago

I was right next to where Van Gronigan was standing. Had a good view of the bench. I'm sure no-one listens to Gaze. He dead set needs to go.
Followed closely by Blanchfield and Newley (if he can't pull his finger out.)
Always perplexes me that everyone is about Tyler going. I'd have shit body language too if I had to play with that lot and I'm the only one being held accountable....because none of the Aussie contingent are.
Back to Van Gronigan. Spent the whole time on his phone.....which is what I should have done...

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Chaz Michael Michaels  
Two years ago

Problem for Kings is no one will want to sign there so they are stuck with what they have

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Van Groningen was probably on the phone trying to sweet talk his boss into not firing him. He should be the first to go, with Gaze unfortunately a close second. Playing group probably needs a major cleanout as well just to clear the toxicity.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Wanted to check the percentage situation and needed to go to a site called FlashScore. Pathetic how you cannot access a ladder of any kind from the mobile site

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Udog  
Two years ago

I click on leaderboards and scroll down for the ladder but its always out by a week.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Ah, cheers Udog. Found it and appears to be updated to the game

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LV  
Two years ago

With Moller now starting to deliver on all that Potential Gaze thought he had, it makes you wonder why they signed Felix.

They could've started Moller at 3 with Barlow his back up, and shored up the back court by signing a combo guard.

Still, Felix looks a good enough fit.

Bottom line- If Casper keeps being aggressive and looking like 2016/17 Casper then United aren't going to be far off it.

Where was Andersen today? He was huge against Brisbane. Why didn't he play today?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Kings should've kept Maric and Moller, two team first guys who play defence. Blanchfield is totally over priced for what he delivers. Melbourne cranked up the defence and Kings melted.
Who ever put the Kings team together wants sacking.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Time for clear out, should have a meeting and say if you don't want to be here f@*k off, we'll payout the rest of your contract, just go. Even if it's only five guys left, get a couple of development players on and just play with heart. Sack Gaze, nice guy but is clearly not up to it, dead man walking and players know it. He won't walk so just axe him, can't really think of anyone in a similar situation that's lasted so long.
Will cost money but it's embarrassing, create a culture and get rid of mediocrity.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Keep Maric, are you deluded?

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FM  
Two years ago

I'm glad all us Sixers and cats fans were not bitter about the NBL giving Sydney a game in the NBA warm up season. They are an embarrassment.

Good work Randle and Tom for showing some spirit

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koberulz  
Two years ago

Andersen was a late withdrawal due to injury.

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Jumpshot  
Two years ago

Gaze doesn't have a play to beat the zone after 2 seasons in the NBL. Gaze starts Singh in front for Tyler and Humphries?? When the Kings are down by 10 in the 3rd, he puts on the bench team of Rookies?? There is no help D rotation when Ware drives to the basket - just gets 2 foul shots everytime. He is god dam 5 foot nothing. His shot should be blocked each and every time.

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Udog  
Two years ago

United don't miss Anderson at all.

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Chaz Michael Michaels  
Two years ago

Kings have no defence

Randle can't play against a zone

Gaze can’t coach

Tyler was a known problem before he was signed

Randle needs freedom to be his best in offence rather than structured offence

There is no consistency in line ups and Gaze looks to be experimenting on the fly which reflects his lack of experience. Copeland is not the right guy to assist and Kendle has a rep of being a locker room cancer as a player

It’s a mess with no positives on the horizon

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Camel 31  
Two years ago

Dunk from Felix , pretty to watch.
Some say the leading team must stop playing before the end of the game and wouldn't like that.
While some say it was a game highlight.
Perhaps play til end of game ...

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Sides should play right to the end now with percentages so important.

Where to now for the Kings? What's the plan? Jvg letting Moller go is looking like a another crap decision, can't blame Gaze for that.

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Udog  
Two years ago

If there's no defenders between you and the basket you stick it in. The other option is run around in cicles like an idiot.

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Kas  
Two years ago

Re: Anderson - I think he has a foot injury - maybe plantar fasciitis ?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Of course you can. Gaze should have insisted get Moller signed immediately #1 priority JVG. They were too slow. Simple.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Jvg was not interested, Gaze wanted him.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yes therein lies the problem.

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LoveBroker  
Last year

Moller as #1 priority??

If Moller is your team's #1 priority offseason, you team has low standards.

Even if Moller were still at the Kings, do you really think he'd get minutes ahead of Newley and Blanchfield?

And with those few junk minutes, he'd win you some games?

Moller is not a bad player, but he is not the Kings saviour as many here seem to think.

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Anonymous  
Last year

NO one said he should be starting or would be a saviour. He's 23 and has so much potential.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Moller isn't supposed to be a life saviour but Blanchfield has been very ordinary for the minutes he's got, and boy could the Kings use some off mollers defensive capability. As Perth have continually shown you need players that play both ends and that are not selfish, a rare commodity at the Kings.

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