Anonymous
Last year

Blanchfield wants out of Sydney, may go to Illawarra

Boti nagy suggest Todd blanchfield wants out of the Sydney kings.
do u guys want him?
my suggestion is if he comes to the hawks your starts
should be if u can get them.

Naar pg
Todd blanchfield sg just for shooting 3s and a guess clarke returns on the bench
import sf who can play pf and rebound
anderson PF would be great first team last team to play for
AJ C

tall and good to great 3s point shooters

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Melbourne Boy  
Last year

Import/Ogilvy
Import/Ellis
Blanch/Coneraad
Rotnei/White
Martin/Naar

Generally Bevo likes having Aussie starters playing the 2 bigs in his system with one budget import, then spends what money they have on guards that can create. I'd like to see him get a stud athletic big as an import this time, a versitile hard worker, similar style of player to Kay but an upgrade, then a second import big on a budget to split minutes with AJ. Let Rotnei and the Aussies fill his 3 perimeter spots.

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Duncan  
Last year

Like the above roster suggestion. I think the thought would be Ogilvy/import but with a strict warning that it will flip if his form follows last year. Would also be Martin/Naar to begin with due to Martin's experience but with the hope Naar develops enough for it to be Naar/Martin. They'll have to knock the 4 import spot out of the park to be a playoff team though.

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Melbourne Boy  
Last year

On last years form they'd be better off with....

Import/Eric Cooks/Zac Delaney/Ogilvy
Import/Ellis
Blanch/Coneraad
Rotnei/White
Martin/Naar

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Anonymous  
Last year

haha Z. Delaney. nice

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jjj  
Last year

Be surprising if Rotnei came back. Less money to throw around this season. Would be great to have him back but he may be too pricey

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Fryz  
Last year

I don't think Rot will commanding a massive pay increase after the inconsistency last season. I do think the Hawks will need an import starting PG to win a couple this year.

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Hogwash  
Last year

Would be good for Illawarra.
Still only 26.
Hawks could go with:
RMartin, Naar
Import, White
Blanchfield, Coenraad
Import, ?
Ogilvy, Import
With 1 other local spot remaining.
Andersen?

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Anonymous  
Last year

He earns a lot coin at the kings, can't see Illawarra matching it and I doubt he’ll take a pay cut. Not happening in my opinion.

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PK  
Last year

If there's some kind of buyout he wouldn't have to take a paycut. Would get some money from the kings, and Illawarra can make up the difference

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WookieE  
Last year

Maybe chasing the big $$$ with rubbish coaches hasn't turned out that well for him and he's keen to go back to what worked for him before?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Would be a good fit in Cairns as well, could the enticement of a familiar face (Mike Kelly) and being closer to home make it even a slight possibility?

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KB3  
Last year

Would work in Adelaide if Creek does leave as expected

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Blanchfield is better than Creek imo

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SteveK2  
Last year

Generally if its the player that wants out, the buyout term may not apply? Or it would be in team's favour I'd think. I wonder if there is plenty of performance clauses as well that makes him want to spit the dummy.

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woody  
Last year

He is an idiot has a chance to come of the bench as a 6th man get paid more and fight for a Ring. He was decent back half of last season also. If he wants out then screw him.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Crazy quote of the day

" Manu Fieldel
Blanchfield is better than Creek imo"

hahahahaha rotfl

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Maxymoo  
Last year

Blanchfield is better than Creek?

At what Monopoly?

Creek is the best Aussie player in the league

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Anonymous  
Last year

Can't believe he had a starting clause in contract.
Would start at Cairns and Illawarra. Most likely a reserve anywhere else.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Blanchfield better than creek lmao ! !

Should try get that Sydney kid back Miller with the dreads.

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CT  
Last year

"tall and good to great 3s point shooters"

not on Saturday night he wasn't (0/6 for Mackay)

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Anonymous  
Last year

Blanchfield chose to go to a team with Newley...there was always going to be a squeeze for minutes and opportunity. I loved his game in Townsville, but NBL improved and now it doesn't allow for many high-usage Aussie wings, so his game devolved to what it is now.

I think this is a good example of why we need more teams and only two imports. Give 25-year old Aussies more opportunity to step up and carry a team and see what they evolve into.

He was one of the hottest young Aussie talents in early 2015 and was on target for Olympic team consideration. Has been a rough three years after Townsville and if he can get elite money, then he has an awesome agent.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"not on Saturday night he wasn't (0/6 for Mackay)"

So there must be something else going on - it isn't dud coaching of Demopolous and Gaze only if he can't even produce at QBL level now. Must be personal issues.

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Anonymous  
Last year

... or what anon #777 said above re: high usage Aussie wings and imports.

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Duke Fan  
Last year

It's official. He's been released

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Anonymous  
Last year

Correct. Good riddance.

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Anonymous  
Last year

He had maybe 3 good performances all season, with the main difference between a good game and a bad game being how many of his tough, contested shots early in the clock went in. I rated him in Townsville and kinda hoped he'd turn it around after his stint in Melbourne, but that was definitely not the case...

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Next stop NBA

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AD  
Last year

Seen a lot of comments about his supposed Starting Clause.
Would Sydney really have given him one?

My perception of the way the league has developed, coaches favour a combo guard for their starting 2, a genuine athletic SF for their 3. Blanchfield types are more likely to used off the bench.

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proud  
Last year

That concussion he had last season was absolutely nasty, I hope I don't see that again.

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WookieE  
Last year

Seen a lot of comments about his supposed Starting Clause.
Would Sydney really have given him one?

It would have been ridiculous for them to have done it, bu that doesn't rule the possibility of it actually happening...

Just take a look at how many games he started and what the other options were... Some of it could have been that stupid "playing him as a 4" rubbish, but he started a LOT of games...

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