Anonymous
Last week

#42699

Dear Casey Prather

If you over your injury and fit to play but Utd say no contact the NBLPA.

An injury reserve does not continue to play if you are ready to go.

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Anonymous
Last week
15:53 11 Feb 18

Reply #672269

re: Dear Casey Prather

Sincerely yours,
Non-United fan who knows that disrupting United's chemistry is a long shot but it's the only hope of them not winning the title this season


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Manu Fieldel
Last week
15:59 11 Feb 18

Reply #672275

re: Dear Casey Prather

Prather "far from 100 per cent yet" -Vickerman at press conference after NZ game today


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Anonymous
Last week
17:15 11 Feb 18

Reply #672316

re: Dear Casey Prather

What does the first post even mean?


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Anonymous
Last week
18:02 11 Feb 18

Reply #672325

re: Dear Casey Prather

More Sixer nuffies


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Anonymous
Last week
20:39 11 Feb 18

Reply #672342

re: Dear Casey Prather

United doctor hasn't cleared him and won’t be clearing him!


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Anonymous
Last week
21:03 11 Feb 18

Reply #672352

re: Dear Casey Prather

Won't be? NBLPA time!


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Anonymous
Last week
21:13 11 Feb 18

Reply #672356

re: Dear Casey Prather

You can't block a healthy player from returning regardless of what the club wants.

Once healthy the injury replacement player has to leave. He can only stay on the roster to replace another player.

They are circumventing the rules to keep the injury replacement player.

If Prather is healthy and wants to return and the club stall him he can go to the NBL or the independent NBLPA to be reinstated.


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Anonymous
Last week
21:14 11 Feb 18

Reply #672357

re: Dear Casey Prather

He can only stay on the roster to replace another injured (and in this case import) player.


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Anonymous
Last week
21:14 11 Feb 18

Reply #672358

re: Dear Casey Prather

Felix, that is.


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FM
Last week
21:19 11 Feb 18

Reply #672361

re: Dear Casey Prather

Prathers agent would be well aware, if he doesn't play in the finals he isn’t worth as much money this off season and any resigning. That = the agent and Prather with less money.


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Anonymous
Last week
21:20 11 Feb 18

Reply #672362

re: Dear Casey Prather

Good point. The plot will thicken real soon.


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Udog
Last week
21:21 11 Feb 18

Reply #672363

re: Dear Casey Prather

Is it actually becoming an issue or is he still genuinely injured? Looked pretty horrible when he did it. I'm sure his agent would be taking it further if it was a dodgy situation.


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Udog
Last week
21:22 11 Feb 18

Reply #672365

re: Dear Casey Prather

What FM said


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Anonymous
Last week
21:24 11 Feb 18

Reply #672366

re: Dear Casey Prather

Yeah, agent would be looking into it too. Let's wait and see.

A week or two ago Prather was interviewed and said he was ready to go. No way they can hold out all of February and March.


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Anonymous
Last week
21:26 11 Feb 18

Reply #672367

re: Dear Casey Prather

No, FM is wrong. His agent can say to prospective teams that his client was an MVP candidate before his season was cut short due to a horrific elbow injury, and he is now healthy. How does that translate to less money if he does not come back this season? What about ACL injuries? Other season ending injuries? Not a very well thought out argument at all.


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Anonymous
Last week
21:30 11 Feb 18

Reply #672370

re: Dear Casey Prather

You're missing the point.

Prather if ready can't be kept as "injured" as that is breaking the rules.


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Tribe
Last week
21:37 11 Feb 18

Reply #672373

re: Dear Casey Prather

I think it's pretty clear that Felix will be making way for Prather.

Considering United have top spot locked up, may as well bring him back for the last 2 games of the regular season. Ease him in with limited minutes. If he gets through those games, great. If he gets injured again.....hello Felix.

I definitely don't want to see Moller starting or getting over 20 minutes during playoffs. He's good, but not that good.


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Udog
Last week
21:39 11 Feb 18

Reply #672374

re: Dear Casey Prather

So it's all just a bit of speculation at this point.


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Anonymous
Last week
21:43 11 Feb 18

Reply #672375

re: Dear Casey Prather

a player saying he's healthy or ready dosent mean anything haha


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Anonymous
Last week
21:50 11 Feb 18

Reply #672378

re: Dear Casey Prather

Look at the end of the day we want Utd playing by the rules. That's all. Please no funny business.


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Em
Last week
22:05 11 Feb 18

Reply #672379

re: Dear Casey Prather

In an interview Prather said he might be ready for the Illawarra game


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Anonymous
Last week
22:23 11 Feb 18

Reply #672381

re: Dear Casey Prather

Even if Prather was passed fit by the doctor, Melbourne would be quite with in there right to keep Felix playing till Prather was match fit after months training, season over.


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Anonymous
Last week
22:32 11 Feb 18

Reply #672382

re: Dear Casey Prather

No they wouldn't. That's not what an injury replacement is.


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Anonymous
Last week
05:18 12 Feb 18

Reply #672388

re: Dear Casey Prather

#381 No.


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Anonymous
Last week
07:25 12 Feb 18

Reply #672391

re: Dear Casey Prather

Well if the answer is no, all the doctor would have to do is say he was not fit enough, the ball is firmly in Melbournes court.


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Anonymous
Last week
08:20 12 Feb 18

Reply #672398

re: Dear Casey Prather

You think United's doctor will pass him fit without talking to the team/coach/owner??

U seem to think that discussion won’t be part of the decision!

Fit or not won’t be desided by the injury but the team and felix’s Play


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WookieE
Last week
08:30 12 Feb 18

Reply #672399

re: Dear Casey Prather

Wouldn't be the first time a team had pulled a "he's not fit" scam and won't be the last... The only difference is that there will be a little asterisk on the championship if they win it all and if they don't, other fans will be "they couldn't even win it by pulling a shifty with Prather" so it's damned if they do, damned if they don't...

As for Prather's value after this season, I'm sure things could get reasoned away by his agent wen talking with teams...


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Proud
Last week
08:53 12 Feb 18

Reply #672401

re: Dear Casey Prather

Prather leaves Perth and says he still loves the club and the town and the fans, if he somehow gets screwed out of winning a 3rd championship in 3 years, could he be so polite about Melbourne and their club?

Prather if anything is well rested and if he gets to play I think him with batteries fully recharged is scarier and more prominent a factor than his form and how rusty he may be.


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Reality
Last week
09:37 12 Feb 18

Reply #672406

re: Dear Casey Prather

Prather isn't to worried about it he is getting very well compensated together with a very nice bonus for making finals and if they win it regardless of if he plays or not.

Casey also has another year on his deal which pending some negotiation will allow him to leave and get another nice parting cheque so don't stress about poor Casey!

Perth fans shouldn't be salty as you low balled him on the offer and committed alot of money to Cotton/Martin.



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Anonymous
Last week
10:07 12 Feb 18

Reply #672410

re: Dear Casey Prather

That last paragraph is complete bullshit Reality. Did you invent it yourself or repeat some other numbnut?


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Anonymous
Last week
10:37 12 Feb 18

Reply #672413

re: Dear Casey Prather

It's not just talk NBL commentators have said the same thing. Perth asked Prather to take a pay cut this season so he signed with Melbourne and he's on less there than he was at Perth.

Presumably he was asked to take a pay cut so they could afford Cotton for a full season.


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Anonymous
Last week
10:45 12 Feb 18

Reply #672415

re: Dear Casey Prather

The Cats had to let Prather go because he was focused on an NBA gig. They didn't think they could afford to wait so they moved on Walker. When Prather didn't get an NBA gig, he turned his attention to Europe, and that is when Melbourne stepped in with an offer too good to pass up.

There is no "Cotton money" and there was no angst between Prather and the club being Cotton's team. Its complete crap but hey, if it paints Perth in a bad light then you clowns will pounce on it.


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Reality
Last week
12:31 12 Feb 18

Reply #672424

re: Dear Casey Prather

The Cat's have committed alot of money to Cotton which is fair enough but when Casey was back on the table they didn't stumb up the cash to get him.

Its not like when the committed to Walker they didn't have the resourses to still get Casey its that they didn't want to as Walker isn't in the top 6 paid players at the club.


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Anonymous
Last week
12:35 12 Feb 18

Reply #672427

re: Dear Casey Prather

"but when Casey was back on the table they didn't stumb up the cash to get him."

Then they'd have three import guard/small forwards, when they needed a big. Thats probably why.

Where are you getting all this info from? Perhaps consider changing your name from Reality to Make Believe.


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Reality
Last week
13:03 12 Feb 18

Reply #672434

re: Dear Casey Prather

JP is a similary player and less than 1/3 of the cost so i guess thats a consideration but the league has been going in a smaller direction surely JP/Prather would be a dynamic combo...old mate Derek Cook ain;t exactly been great


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Anonymous
Last week
13:11 12 Feb 18

Reply #672435

re: Dear Casey Prather

"JP is a similary player and less than 1/3 of the cost "

Less than a third of the cost of whom?


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Zodiac
Last week
20:06 12 Feb 18

Reply #672516

re: Dear Casey Prather

MELBOURNE United import Casey Prather is ready to return.

But first he must convince coach Dean Vickerman and, most importantly, medical staff with another week on the practice court.

United must release in-form replacement Carrick Felix when Prather is medically cleared, under NBL rules limiting the number of imports (three) on active rosters.

Vickerman is adamant Prather must be as close as possible to fully fit to earn a recall.


http://www.news.com.au/sport/basketball/melbourne-united-import-casey-prather-says-he-wants-to-play-before-the-nbl-playoffs/news-story/72822e5a0b8f05f6f5f1f74e35d8455b


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none
Last week
20:44 12 Feb 18

Reply #672518

re: Dear Casey Prather

The Doc has been there with the Tigers and United for a long time and he will call it as he sees fit to do.
He isnt working under Seamus, so a lot more freedom.


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AngusH
Last week
20:58 12 Feb 18

Reply #672521

re: Dear Casey Prather

If Melbourne are going to bring him back, now's the time to do it. A couple of meaningless games to get his legs back and get in sync with the rest of the team, and then semis.


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Anonymous
Last week
21:10 12 Feb 18

Reply #672523

re: Dear Casey Prather

I reckon the rest of the team will get semis of he returns this week.


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Anonymous
Last week
23:19 12 Feb 18

Reply #672534

re: Dear Casey Prather

So Prather will be back for finals. Good. International break coming in handy!


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D2.0
Last week
04:25 13 Feb 18

Reply #672543

re: Dear Casey Prather

Perth did not low-ball Prather.
After two outstanding seasons he was never expected to return. He did try chasing the NBA dream (which was probably always a long-shot) and was then focussed on securing a Euro deal. Not only was that expected to be a solid career move but the expected money was a lot more than Perth could offer. Then MU stepped in with one of their trademark stupendous offers, essentially matching what he was chasing in Europe.
Careerwise, its not the big step-up he was ready for, but it also doesn't have the risk.


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Anonymous
Last week
20:57 13 Feb 18

Reply #672641

re: Dear Casey Prather

Prather may be back.

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/basketball/prather-fitness-test-could-see-red-hot-felix-pushed-out-of-united-side-20180213-p4z06h.html
Personally I would have thought that one hard training session isn't anywhere match fit. That takes time and Prather hasn't done enough IMO to be tipping out an red hot Felix.


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Luuuc
Last week
21:05 13 Feb 18

Reply #672642

re: Dear Casey Prather

It was an elbow injury, so it's not like he has been unable to do any cardio & strength work.
If they're planning on him playing in the GF, then the sooner they get him back on the court the better, surely. (once the doc is sure he has sufficiently healed, obviously, which is presumably the case now if he's cleared for full training)
He's a significant player to be putting back into the main rotation. If I'm the coach I want to see how that goes in advance of the playoffs.


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FM
Last week
21:05 13 Feb 18

Reply #672643

re: Dear Casey Prather

How Felix plays is irrelevant.

Is Casey no longer injured is the question.


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Anonymous
Last week
22:05 13 Feb 18

Reply #672650

re: Dear Casey Prather

Exactly!


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curious
Last week
22:29 13 Feb 18

Reply #672654

re: Dear Casey Prather

I am sure I read that right now Prather still can't straighten his elbow. Maybe someone can find that article please?


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Manu Fieldel
Last week
22:54 13 Feb 18

Reply #672656

re: Dear Casey Prather

The most talked-about elbow in the country


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Rocky Maivia
Last week
23:03 13 Feb 18

Reply #672657

re: Dear Casey Prather

The People's Elbow!


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Anonymous
Last week
18:53 14 Feb 18

Reply #672713

re: Dear Casey Prather

"I am sure I read that right now Prather still can't straighten his elbow. Maybe someone can find that article please?"
ROFL
yeah, that would be the article where Prather says he's reay to play.

Prather won't be back.
LK didn't buy the league so he could let a little thing like the rules get in the way of buying a championship.

Much as I think Joey Wright is a grade A dickhead, Adelaide have done a great job assembling a star line-up on a limited budget. They deserve a decent and fair crack at the championship.

What the Salary Tax fiasco has proven is that the vast majority of fans don't know the rules, don't understand them, and wouldn't care even if they did.
Melbourne is the biggest audience for Basketball in this country, and they want a championship.

It's not just Basketball, its a truism in most sports. When all is said and done, the controversies blow away, and all you remember is who won.


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Anonymous
Last week
20:12 14 Feb 18

Reply #672732

re: Dear Casey Prather

Adelaide paying drmic 140k isn't using the budget very well.


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Anonymous
Last week
20:24 14 Feb 18

Reply #672734

re: Dear Casey Prather

When did Casey Prather play for Adelaide? Yet here they are, the ole' Sixers at the forefront of yet another thread.


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Anonymous
Last week
21:13 14 Feb 18

Reply #672737

re: Dear Casey Prather

Prathers elbow is so bad he can't even write back to OP's open letter.


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curious
Last week
21:25 14 Feb 18

Reply #672738

re: Dear Casey Prather

From the Herald Sun.
""I can't fully straighten it (elbow) right now. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to get that fully straightened, they say I will, but right now it’s real stiff."
Game over. Next time don't tell the truth!


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Anonymous
Last week
21:57 14 Feb 18

Reply #672741

re: Dear Casey Prather

Herald Sun are lying. Casey is lying. Everyone is lying. Signed, Sixer supporters.


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Anonymous
Last week
22:06 14 Feb 18

Reply #672742

re: Dear Casey Prather

If Prather doesnt play, how will that affect the Sixers?


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Anonymous
Last week
22:07 14 Feb 18

Reply #672744

re: Dear Casey Prather

Armageddon. That's how.


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Udog
Last week
21:49 15 Feb 18

Reply #672871

re: Dear Casey Prather

With Casey Prather - 8 wins 6 losses No third import - 2 wins 0 losses With Carrick Felix - 9 wins 1 loss Grand Total 19 wins 7 losses.

Just found this on twitter.


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Anonymous
Last week
21:50 15 Feb 18

Reply #672872

re: Dear Casey Prather

How long since Anderson has played?


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