DaHuzyBru
Earlier this year

Wildcats confirm Tom Jervis signing

The Perth Wildcats are pleased to announce the return of one of its favourite sons to the West.

Two-time championship player Tom Jervis will be back in red in 2018/19, after signing with the club he began his NBL career with.

http://www.wildcats.com.au/news/article/36874-perth-wildcats-bring-home-tom-jervis

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So thats eight Aussie players without Hire, who is supposedly part of the plans. I doubt the Cats would only run with two imports with this roster so something has to give.

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

Fantastic news

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anon  
Earlier this year

so something like this

Damo / Norton
Coton / Devondrick Walker
Prather / Steindl
Kay / Wagstaff / Vague
Brandt / Jervis

Obviously can be any 3 imports, but would like to think Cotton may be a little cheaper this season, Prather may want to come home and they get Devondrick who they seemed pretty keen to have for a couple of seasons prior to his injury

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

Could Hire be a training player and or involved in some other capacity

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anon  
Earlier this year

can they have 12 players, but only suit up 11 on game day?

so more of a training player or swapped out with Vague if they more of a Hire type (whatever that is) on a specific night

if not, Hire is a coach of some sort next season

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yeah Cotton is not going to get any cheaper...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Thank God, was starting to get worried we'd take Hire instead of Jervis. Line up looks soo much better imo with Brandt/Jervis at the 5 and an import wing off the bench.

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AD  
Earlier this year

"Thank God, was starting to get worried we'd take Hire instead of Jervis. Line up looks soo much better imo with Brandt/Jervis at the 5 and an import wing off the bench."

Absolutely.

This is awesome news.

Look, Tommy is no superstar, but having him on the bench gives them some genuine size, and hence a bit more flexibility.
And I think he is much better value than another Derek Cooke.

"can they have 12 players, but only suit up 11 on game day?"

Not really, although of course they can have DPs
But Hire could have an off-court role, can be a training players, and could be used as an injury replacement

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LV  
Earlier this year

Perth will have a deep team, buttressed by quality Aussies across the board.

But there's no elite Aussie. So just as with the past decade, it'll be the imports who provide the match winning ability and ultimately decide their fate.

But, we know Perth is cashed up and they'll sack an import who's not performing.

Assuming they end up with an Ennis or Cotton level import, a good second import and a role playing third, they'll be up there competing for the title again.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hire is going to be interesting. Options basically are:

-Sign him and have 2 imports. Don't see Perth going with 2 imports given the quality of the league, slim chance if they spend huge and got 2 amazing ones.

-Sign him and release another player to have 3 imports. Pretty unlikely, only one I could see them release is Stiendl, but even that's pretty unlikely unless Stiendl asks to leave.

-keep him as a 'Lucus Walker' type train on/injury replacement with a job at the club. Probably the most likely. Walker had a good impact on the group and Hire would do the same. Hire was originally wanting to be the strength and conditioning coach before he got signed.

-dont sign him, have no role at the club. Would be sad to see him go but a likely scenario imo behind being a train on/have a job.


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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^good summary. Option 4 is very likely the rout to be taken

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PlaymakerMo  
Earlier this year

I think there's a reasonable chance that Hire will be retained by the Wildcats and Jervis has been signed instead of a budget, import big-man.

Damo, Norton and a Cotton-like combo guard gives them great depth at the guard positions. Similarly Jervis, Kay, Brandt and Wagstaff is a very solid front court. An import 2/3/4 with Steindl as his backup would round out the majority of their rotation nicely.

I personally would go with 3 imports, but that could be the route they're taking.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No word on how long the contract with Jervis is for?

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AD  
Earlier this year

Yes, could well be that Tommy has been signed instead of a budget import, and I honestly think he provides better value than somebody as raw as Cooke.

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

Until Hire is officially signed I can hold out hope we go with three imports.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why is everyone is so worried about Hire and whether if cut as a player gets an off-court role? This is truly bizzare. When players aren't good enough they get cut, goodbye, seeya later. What makes Hire so special?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Because he's been the vice captain during one of the clubs most successful campaigns. He is admired by many. Maybe he isn't the player he was but it's not the same as parting ways with someone like Kenny or Walker.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Why is everyone is so worried about Hire and whether if cut as a player gets an off-court role? This is truly bizzare. When players aren't good enough they get cut, goodbye, seeya later. What makes Hire so special?"

It looks like it's a possibility given what he provides off the court. Would be like Walker was a couple of years ago and an injury replacement on hand. Plus Gleesons comments the other day make it sound like he may stick around in some capacity.

He was also originally looking to apply for a Wildcats job before he became a player, so probably why he gets linked to an offcourt role more than your average player.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Because he's been the vice captain during one of the clubs most successful campaigns."

Wow, a vice captain!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Thanks #688960 that kind of makes more sense.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Wow, a vice captain!"

Wow, an obvious troll!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

In light of a discussion on here just recently about how captain means nothing in the sport of basketball and then someone mentioning he was a vice captain like it means a lot is gold. But clearly you didn't get it, troll.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Oh so you because you read a discussion, that means we must all agree with that discussion. Why are you so dumb?

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Ben  
Earlier this year

Can Perh take Te Rangi too?

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Proud  
Earlier this year

I'd be really intrigued to see Devondrick back and Big Tommy getting the O boards.

I think this team will be more fun than the passive squad last year... we still need Cotton and Ennis and Devondrick

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Thunder Jam  
Earlier this year

How deluded thinking Prather would return after the childish crap you lot carried on with.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What childish crap? Because if you're talking about the rumour that he was lowballed, THAT DIDNT HAPPEN!

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WookieE  
Earlier this year

People are caring about what happens with Hire, because unlike SOME dickheads, a lot of Perth fans, (for all their other faults :D) are passionately loyal and respect players that have given their all for their club... So keeping Hire around in some capacity is that extension of respect from the club that they can maintain that connection to their fans and community...

That being said, I can't see how Hire fits into this team now if the Cats are still to remain competitive and you know they are ruthless enough to do whatever it takes to keep that edge...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Anon #689004 needs to relax a bit more.

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Thunder Jam  
Earlier this year

Trading in his uniform, bozo!

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Silencer83  
Earlier this year

Adding to Anon 929's post I think Greg's options will be:

1. Reduced on court role at the Wildcats transitioning him to coaching/assistance with his community roles running A Stitch In Time with a view to him retiring and joining the club in a coaching community development role in the future.

2. Moving to Cairns or Illawarra for possible larger back up roles.

I suspect the Wildcats will offer some kind of role and it will depend on whether he has a significant enough offer elsewhere to uproot his young family. He expressed in his podcast at the end of last season that he wants to continue playing but family is the deciding factor.

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AD  
Earlier this year

Perth's Achilles' has often been their 3-point shooting.
I haven't really paid enough attention to know whether Norton and Kay will improve that. Wagstaff is generally good at stretching the D, and Hire was once upon a time.
So big question is whether Steindl can recover his lost form??
If not, I think they need another option off the bench, even if its another Andre Ingram type.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

well i called it both mitch and Tommy 3 weeks ago.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If they retain Cotton and somehow bring Back Casey then they would the early front runners for the titles.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

LOL more like Sydney then Melb then daylight then cats move up to 3rd

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Martin / Norton
Cotton / Dolla Beal ;)
Prather / Steindl
Kay / Wagstaff / Vague
Brandt / Jervis

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AD  
Earlier this year

"Cotton / Dolla Beal ;)"

Computer Says Noo

Devondrick Walker on the other hand...

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

D Walker was supposed to be a SF not a SG.

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