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Earlier this year

Premier League Power Rankings Round 3

1. West Adelaide (Last round: 1)
Still can't fault the reigning premiers after a resounding 24 point victory against Sturt despite being under-manned. 6 players averaging over 8 points per game, led by James Legan at 21.5ppg. Patty Thomas proving to be the best all-around Australian in the competition averaging 13ppg, 5.7rpg and 7.7apg.

2. Southern Tigers (2)
Southern eventually got on top of the Mavericks, putting up the seasons highest score of 129. The Tigers have put up the most points in the league so far, with 4 guys averaging over 16ppg. Interesting matchup this week with Southern being the highest scoring team in the league playing Woodville who concede the least.

3. North Adelaide (4)
Alex Starling put the team on his back with a ridiculous 30 points, 26 rebounds and 5 assists in the seasons standout performance so far. A convincing win over a star studded Forestville has them moving up a spot. Matchup this week with West will sort out if they're real or pretenders.

4. Norwood (3)
Handled business at Starplex but not in convincing fashion. McGriff proving his worth by hitting 4 3s. The same old core of Webbers x 2 and Lycett along with new addition Staybridge getting the job done. Sturt up next in what shapes as an important matchup.

5. South (8)
Moving up 3 spots after a solid away win over Woodville. What they lack in size they make up for in hustle. Eian Davis playing more of a distributors role this year, but still scoring 19ppg on 62% shooting, but fellow import Ivory Young is picking up the slack with 23ppg, while Dylan Shorne is averaging 15ppg and nearly 10rpg.

6. Centrals (7)
Look out league, the Lions have unearthed a superstar in Jimma Dau, averaging 23.7ppg and 9.3rpg. Fell short against Norwood but have a chance at redemption against South. Both teams would be expecting to make a run at the finals.

7. Sturt (6)
Faced a tough West team and lost big, as they did against Southern. Seem to be missing a new player each week. Nate "MVP" Garth still hasn't found his shot but look out league once he does - putting up numbers in every other category.

8. Woodville (5)
Inconsistency killing the Warriors. After a solid win over Centrals, dropping one they'd have hoped to get against South might bite them later in the season. They'll be taking their stingy defence down to Morphett Vale this week in hopes of slowing down the Tigers. They'll need both imports firing to stand a chance.

9. Foresville (9)
A disappointing loss against a tough and improving North Adelaide out to make amends for their previous performance. 66 points won't be enough to get them wins, but there's enough firepower here to get on track and once DJ plays for real, expect these guys to rocket to number 1 in a matter of weeks.

10. Eastern (10)
Jake Rios and William Wise III combined for 51 points in a sign of what's to come for the young side. It wasn't enough last week but scoring 83 is encouraging and once they get on the same page will give teams trouble.




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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Woodvilles stingy defence is basically because they play a zone 100% of the time because they're terrible at man. Good luck to them but eventually they should get found out when teams get their zone offence clicking.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If Forestville think they'll have DJ come finals time, they are going to severely disappointed. Nice marketing ploy though.

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Karen  
Earlier this year

tigers are 4 points better on D that Woodville?
214 points against Tigers
218 points against Woodville
so tigers are playing the 2nd stingiest defense in the league...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Forestville know they probably won't have DJ for the regular season, let alone finals.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Should the league impose a rule that a minimum minute requirement be policed. Same thing happened years ago with Borrego(?) so she could qualify. Not cheating if there is no rule against it but its a joke playing one second and having it qualify you for finals. But as mentioned, will he be here and even if he is will he take it seriously and not just something for pocket money.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

His stats & play for Sturt was underwhelming in his last stint. Has the ability to dominate but not convinced he has the desire.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

He was bragging it was just about getting some extra pocket money, he just went and shot 3s. Final against Woodville was disgraceful, think he had 9 points or something against lesser matchups, no offence to them.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

He played, which is more than Core-la Boreggo did. Rule was changed from 'suiting up is enough' to 'have to hit the court' after that.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

1 second is playing????? need at least a 5 minute rule

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

He goes on, roles his ankle after 4 minutes 45 seconds, and doesn't get a game toward qualification. Genius

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No different to the rookies who get 2 minutes in a blow out win. No game toward qualification.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What happened Saturday was within the rules. They wouldn't do it if he hadn’t agreed to play the minimum games for them.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

True, didn't think about rookies and bench players, but something needs to be done. Again, within the current rules, but still not right. What are some valid suggestions.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I think you have all missed the obvious. While on the court he did nothing so was dragged by Andy. It was a message from the coach to DJ - we won't tolerate lack of effort!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

All this chatter about a 0 win team - I think the bigger story is last years GF teams both being 3-0. Southern has had an easier run so far but West are looking every bit title favourites.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Andy dragging DJ..?

that's hilarious,Andy would kiss the ground he walks on if he committed for the full season

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I think the previous poster was being facetious...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Any reports of Dj eating an apple on the bench? Forestville got form...
Forestville Vs Mavs this week both are clearly finals bound.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Mavs will be no pushover either if Rios goes off.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Rios would have to go off for 60 for Eastern to have a chance to win.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Any chance DJ not only suits up but actually plays this weekend?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The Forestville v Eastern game must be match of the week. The lauded unbackable PL title favourites v the MVP favourite. Both extremely unlucky to be 0-3 - two great teams out of luck at the moment. Can you get reserved seating tickets?!?!?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Rumour is DJ is close to signing somewhere in Europe, so doing the bare minimum to qualify for PL in case it falls through. Would assume he'll play a second or two again.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

yet again, southern tigers stomp the yard.. seems to be a trend emerging that some people have called from the start.

the odds of them losing a game are so low, i could put $10 on every opposing team in every game and make it all back if they lose once.

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