ChairmanOfTheBored
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Breakers sign import Rakeem Christmas

Christmas comes late for Breakers? Rumours circulating on Twitter that NZ have picked up the services of Rakeem Christmas.

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Hogwash  
Last year

Shows up on Wikipedia as player for the Breakers

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Anonymous  
Last year

If he signs then watch out! Breakers for the title

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Anonymous  
Last year

All over Twitter. Nice edition for the Breakers and the league. Title favourites for this week at least. New fav every week.

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AngusH  
Last year

He's really going to struggle with foul trouble in this league, IMO.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wonder if Perth will up the ante by releasing Cooke Jr

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

I feel like he will struggle with foul trouble, good point.

Breakers are genuinely ordinary right now and Mika Vukona is going to give up minutes to this guy. Either Vukona or Pledger. Maybe they go a small lineup? Henare has a lot of work to do, because this guy doesn't look like a scrap-for-seconds guy. He looks like a roller and finisher. Good touch. Scorer. The fact that there's no defensive 3sec in Fiba will screw with this guy. But he does have a midrange game, which is a plus for NZ.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Of course anything at this point is merely an educated guess. But I don't think the other contenders have too much to worry about

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Oh damn, 7'5" wingspan tho

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Udog  
Last year

How many games you need to play to qualify for finals?

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Cats 4 life  
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7

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Melbourne Boy  
Last year

Instead of paying a budget import for a full season like some other teams not named United, just use that money to pay a guy you can't afford for the last part, seems smart.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I think Pledger and Loe'd minutes will decrease, and Christmas will play at the 5. Sosa, Newbill and Ili are should improve having someone that can catch and finish above the rim. Pledger and Loe can be awfully soft.

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Udog  
Last year

Is he confirmed?

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Confirmed on NBL site today. Must admit, I had a chuckle at the hashtag in the first sentence. I'm a pretty liberal guy but Jesus H Christ that's a little ridiculous

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AngusH  
Last year

"Releasing Jimmy was extremely hard, he is a victim of circumstance. It would have been much easier if he was a dickhead and didn't deserve his spot and didn’t train hard. But he does all of those things and has still been waived. It is extremely difficult, he is a much-loved member of this team and we all hope he decides to stay on and keep working on his game and aim for his goal of being a full-time professional basketball player. We think we can continue to help him while he is here, and we would love him to do so."

Trying to remember the last time I saw the word "dickhead" printed in an official press release.

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mystro  
Last year

Henare is pretty good with the colorful language haha

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

FWIW, I love that 'no bullshit' approach from Henare. And I encourage the lack of censorship on 'dickhead', but it's 2018 and people are too PC for that stuff

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