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 month
11:21 6 Jan 18

Reply #664547

re: Christmas comes late for Breakers?

Shows up on Wikipedia as player for the Breakers


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Anonymous
Last month
11:55 6 Jan 18

Reply #664555

re: Christmas comes late for Breakers?

If he signs then watch out! Breakers for the title


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Anonymous
Last month
12:02 6 Jan 18

Reply #664556

re: Christmas comes late for Breakers?

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 month
12:03 6 Jan 18

Reply #664557

re: Christmas comes late for Breakers?

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


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Anonymous
Last month
12:09 6 Jan 18

Reply #664558

re: Christmas comes late for Breakers?

Wonder if Perth will up the ante by releasing Cooke Jr


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Manu Fieldel
Last month
12:34 6 Jan 18

Reply #664563

re: Christmas comes late for Breakers?

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 month
12:34 6 Jan 18

Reply #664564

re: Christmas comes late for Breakers?

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 month
12:37 6 Jan 18

Reply #664565

re: Christmas comes late for Breakers?

Oh damn, 7'5" wingspan tho


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Udog
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13:18 6 Jan 18

Reply #664580

re: Christmas comes late for Breakers?

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


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Cats 4 life
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13:45 6 Jan 18

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re: Christmas comes late for Breakers?

7


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Melbourne Boy
Last month
21:38 6 Jan 18

Reply #664762

re: Breakers sign import Rakeem Christmas

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 month
11:40 7 Jan 18

Reply #664813

re: Breakers sign import Rakeem Christmas

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 month
13:09 8 Jan 18

Reply #665103

re: Breakers sign import Rakeem Christmas

Is he confirmed?


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Manu Fieldel
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13:45 8 Jan 18

Reply #665109

re: Breakers sign import Rakeem Christmas

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
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13:56 8 Jan 18

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re: Breakers sign import Rakeem Christmas

"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 month
14:04 8 Jan 18

Reply #665113

re: Breakers sign import Rakeem Christmas

Henare is pretty good with the colorful language haha


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Manu Fieldel
Last month
14:12 8 Jan 18

Reply #665115

re: Breakers sign import Rakeem Christmas

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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