Isaac
Last year

Gliddon informs Taipans he's leaving

OLGUN ULUC:

CAMERON Gliddon has informed the Cairns Taipans that he won't be returning, multiple team sources told foxsports.com.au.

The guard began his professional career with the Taipans, joining the team in 2012, and was among the team’s leading scorers over the 2017-18 regular season, averaging 12.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.

Gliddon has received interest from multiple NBL teams over the course of his free agency, sources said; coming from the likes of Melbourne United, a 2018 Grand Finalist; the Perth Wildcats, Gliddon’s hometown team; and the Brisbane Bullets, a team featuring Boomers head coach, Andrej Lemanis.
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Hopefully he lands at the Bullets and helps get them on track.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Good for him tbh, I like the guy and I know he'll be great elsewhere

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Anonymous  
Last year

Offers from Perth, United and Brisbane.

Deep in talks with Brisbane

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ME  
Last year

When it comes to furthering your career in the NBL almost any team is better for you than either Cairns Taipans or Wollongong Hawks. Smart players don't stay forever with either.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Lachy Reid's twitter comments seem to allude that Nick Kay is heading to Perth. That would be a very good local pick up if they both end up in red.

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Anonymous  
Last year

More perth bound than a DUNIGAN on a non-stop flight to Australia from London.

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woody  
Last year

Nick Kay is going to Perth?

No way

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Anonymous  
Last year

Isn't free agency supposed to start 2 weeks after the GF, and clubs are not allowed to speak to contracted players till the 2 weeks are over. I call BS.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Supposed to, yes.

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Twinkletoes  
Last year

The new Taipans coach (when they get around to appointing him - applications still don't close for another week) is going to be left with a bare cupboard to pick decent Australian players from. This is one reason I was a little surprised Fearne got the chop as both Gliddon and McCarron would have been a lot better chance of staying with Fearne still coach imo. It is hard to see McCarron staying on either.

It is fine for the Taipans to take their time appointing a new coach but one wonders how much thought they gave to the fact that they are giving all the other teams the inside running for anyone they feel can offer something to their team. It's not like decent Australian players such as Gliddon and McCarron grow on trees!

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WookieE  
Last year

This is where lagging bringing in a new coach is going to cause problems for the Taipans...

Understandable that they want the best person available to lead them forward, but the timing, when your two best local players are off contract, and one of them is going great overseas and one will be playing a decent role with the Boomers in the Comm Games, is pretty crap...

Can't fault Cam for wanting to develop his game to the next level elsewhere and I definitely wish him (and Mitch when it comes time for him to announce the same thing) lots of luck...

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Isaac  
Last year

Isn't free agency supposed to start 2 weeks after the GF, and clubs are not allowed to speak to contracted players till the 2 weeks are over. I call BS.
Are you new to following the NBL? Teams and players start working on this stuff well in advance. The rules are pretty toothless.

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WookieE  
Last year

Jinx, Twink...

Really poor management decisions all round... I know they were looking forward to moving on from Fearney, but at the cost of losing your two best players, Australians at that AND two huge fan favourites...

I'm not a Cairns local obviously, but from those I've talked to over the last season, it's going to be a bitter pill for them to swallow...

Unfortunately teams getting a head start on free agents is so common place, if the Taipans are just losing players and don't have anyone new in to recruit until after the FA period begins, they will be so far behind every other team, and with their limited budget, it's going to be incredibly tough for them to recover from this...

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Anonymous  
Last year

If the Bullets can't get Gliddon, they've got Cadee as a pretty good Plan B. Kay to Perth would be devastating for the Hawks obviously. Wouldn't be surprised if the Kings took a long look at him as well - went to school in Sydney and is a NSW kid.

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snooch  
Last year

I don't think this is an overly huge loss for Cairns. Tend to think Gliddon is a tad over-rated. I'd be more inclined to throw everything possible at McCarron - much bigger upside.

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Dome Rat  
Last year

Olgun sitting back just doing the PR work for the same agent again.

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Anonymous  
Last year

If a player says he want to leave a club that has nothing to do with the FA period.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Not surprised but would have though you would wait till the new coach is appointed first. Brisbane or Perth would be my picks.

Snakes are more focused on McCarron - just like Fearne, Gliddon has been around a while and its the same things said every year and same result. He has gone as far as he can with the Snakes so time for a new challenge. McCarron will be highly sort after if he doesn't get a bigger euro gig - it also means there are more opportunities for a clean start for Cairns with only Jawai and Kuany signed.

Sad to say goodbye, but Snakes fans I tired of the same statements every year, the same stifled offensive play - like everyone knows what we are going to do.

Shawn Dennis to Cairns and a very different style of Taipans basketball.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Isaac

Not new but I was told by a players agent that if caught there were heavy fines. I'm probably more naive and still think people follow rules.

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LoveBroker  
Last year

If United are making overtures towards Gliddon, does this mean they anticipate someone like Goulding leaving?

Can't imagine they wouldn't want to keep Ware / Goulding, and can't imagine Gliddon would want to come off the bench.

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lel  
Last year

Gliddon and Ellis to the Wildcats

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Anonymous  
Last year

Dome Rat, I'm sure that’s why limited others feed info through to journo’s who on the surface seem to be biased towards one particular agent.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I would sign McCarron over Gliddon imo. They need to keep one of them and realistically can only afford one.


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Andrew  
Last year

Gliddon & Kay to Perth please

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

This news is Taipans official now. Gliddon's agent told the club last night

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LoveBroker  
Last year

Gliddon & Kay to Perth please


Gliddon is not really a point guard and not a championship calibre shooting guard like a Bryce Cotton.

Where would you put Gliddon in Perth? Replace Damo? Off the bench? Unlikely and even if so you still have DKD, Steindl and Kenney.

Kay as a replacement for Knight I can understand, but with Steindl on contract this may mean Hire or Walker gets chopped.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hire probably goes.

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Hogwash  
Last year

Doubt DKD will be back.

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Whingerball  
Last year

Sad that Cairns lost a leader. Big name Players leaving the regional clubs is just driving them deeper into the ground.
For the Cats I think he'd fit. DKD goes, Damo off the bench, Hire retires and takes up a front office gig. I’d love Cotton back but can’t see it happening to be honest, I think we got lucky this time round.
Import PG
Gliddon
Import SF
Import PF
Kay
Marto, Brandt, Wagstaff, Steindle, Kenny (want him gone but I think contracted)
I think Cats should throw some big money at McCarron and go with 1 less import and build another strong Aussie core... but can’t see Cats not going highlight reel imports.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Hire retires"

Hope so.

"and takes up a front office gig"

LOL - hasn't the club been charitable enough giving him playing time and now you want to extend that gravy train?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Gliddon, Kay and Ellis. Nice haul

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Anonymous  
Last year

Would think as mentioned above that he would wait for new coach to be appointed, sounds like he made his mind up a while ago and already has team picked out but waiting for bidding war now it's out in open. Would think Perth would be in box seat in trying to get talent in and will probably overpay.

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proud  
Last year

If they get Cotton back then Perth should play him as a point guard, Gliddon can handle the ball as well and Martin off the bench, that's a solid enough 3 man back court and you have Kenny and maybe DKD as fodder for the training court.

I love Kay but I would prefer DJ simply because when Perth are stagnant offensively then they are downright ugly and Kay and Gliddon almost certainly won't change that. Will be brilliant when working together as a unit but you could suggest that so do Brandt and Wagstaff. If we end up with Gliddon and Kay then I'd be delighted but I'd like to hope that we tried to lure DJ home first

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Snooch  
Last year

With all the players supposedly going to Perth, they might need a second team

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Anonymous  
Last year

Cg43 back to bris and ware gone.

Glidon to utd as well as cotton.

Kay to cats as well as big name import im hearing possibly hillard or Napier

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Thunder Jam  
Last year

Nobody's irreplaceable & he has been very inconsistent for a starting guard.

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Anonymous  
Last year

McCarron gone too.

Cairns screw Fearne, Gliddon and McCarron have same agent. Moldovan getting his crew out of there.

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WookieE  
Last year

At the risk of this turning into a Wildcats thread, but in the context of them maybe overpaying for Gliddon (or more likely McCarron), are the Wildcats known for actually overpaying for talent? I can't remember the last time that they would have done that for local talent, and getting their cheque books out for Cotton this season just gone seemed out of character...

Is the fear of having to rebuild and potentially not making the playoffs next season enough for them to get the crowbar out this off season?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Sam Gruggen needs to coach the Taipans.

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Tornado  
Last year

I don't think DJ is going anywhere...

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SteveK2  
Last year

Interested teams can apply to the player's current team before the start of FA to 'talk'. Entirely current team's prerogative to allow it or not but they more often than not allow it since they may do the same in the future. Plus as pointed out, plenty informal talks behind the scenes anyways.

Either way, the 4 top FAs will get paid handsomely. Not saying impossible but for a team to sign 2 in 18/19 will really hurt the budget & will really impact the quality of imports you can sign.

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snooch  
Last year

Not sure why Cairns would say: We understand that he has already signed with another NBL team, and sadly we did not have the opportunity to present our offer.

Are they trying to imply another team has done something illegal here?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Cairns probably just a bit salty.

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paul  
Last year

I'd say that's exactly what they're doing snooch.

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MACDUB  
Last year

What about the potential that Gliddon leaving frees up $ to give to McCarron - could that keep him around?

McCarron could also become the go-to man in Cairns and have a much higher usage and put up good stats - to heighten his worth later down the track if it does want to go elsewhere?

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SteveK2  
Last year

Are they trying to imply another team has done something illegal here?


Nothing illegal snooch. It appears Gliddon requested early release to explore FA & the club granted his request. The regrettable thing was him informing the club he already made up his mind after they legally released him but before they can present him their offer.

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snooch  
Last year

Then why bother saying he's already signed with another club, particularly when it's not actually confirmed and the Taipans know players can't sign with other clubs yet?? They could have just said he's informed them he's leaving despite them having not been able to table an offer.

Funny how in the same release they're critical of journalists: If you read an article that does not contain an official quote from our Club and/or current Board, we trust you will recognise speculation dressed up as journalism, and I recommend you take all those reports with a very large grain of salt.

And yet they've decided to put something into the release that isn't confirmed or verified (we understand..) - one could say it's just speculation dressed up as bullshit. A tad hypocritical I'd have thought.

For those interested:
http://www.taipans.com/news/article/35943-presidents-address-easter

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Anonymous  
Last year

I would be very surprised if Taipans hadn't made an offer, I would be thinking they didn't have a chance to make a counter offer.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Club and Gliddon annoyed it was released before hand. He wanted to address it himself. Not signed anywhere yet and by the sounds of it, may not even be in NBL as he mentioned his wife and career development - he has done well in europe so watch this space.

Moldovan agent for Fearne, Gliddon and McCarron FYI- my bet it was Fearne being salty. Moldovan runs a tight ship and tight lips - especially now when the snakes will be loaded up to top his deal and improved role in the club.

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Ben  
Last year

In light of murmurs, Would rather not see Gliddon/Cadee in Brisbane.

Gliddon - Someone else mentioned earlier, not a point guard nor a championship calibre two. Seems a little inconsistent to me and will be looking to get paid. The positive is that he doesn't take up an import spot.

Cadee - A good foil off the bench, but not someone to be relied upon for primary playmaking duties.

Lemanis will probable bumble in preparing the roster again. At least he's only in Brisbane for one more year.

Will be happy if Bubbles comes back though.

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D2.0  
Last year

Simple fact is that Cairns cannot compete on salaries.
So unless they can get locals like Jawai, and maybe a few roles players who like the tropics, they're always going to be stuck rummaging in the bargain bin, and face losing any that come good.

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D2.0  
Last year

Gliddon to the Cats does make some sense. Keep in mind they had Webster lined up previously.
Locals are the difficult spots to fill, and very often the lineup is shuffled to make them fit.

Unless he has already signed a long-term deal with no outs, they can't rely on Cotton being available. Even if he stays, and becomes the next Grace, even Grace started his NBL career as a SG partnering Ellis. With Martin aging, a 3-man rotation of Martin, Cotton, and Gliddon, would give them a lot of power and stability in the backcourt. Kenny then would be only depth, and hopefully a younger player to step in when he retires.

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AngusH  
Last year

Doubt very much Gliddon signs somewhere in his prime to come off the bench.

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Perth Wilburs  
Last year

Wildcats will get Glidon, Johnson and McKay.

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holic  
Last year

I have been saying Perth along with Johnson for months now

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Anonymous  
Last year

Holic; when one (or both) don't sign with Perth and you look like an idiot for posting this every thread, what are you going to change your username to?

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Dome Rat  
Last year

Holic doesn't know what they are talking about

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Anonymous  
Last year

Holic is an alco hence the posts.

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