Anonymous
Earlier this year

Hawks on verge of massive signing

According to a tweet from Lachy Reid.

Anyone got any educated guesses? I'm thinking Motum.

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AD  
Earlier this year

bwahahaha

More likely Greg Hire

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Because of it's wording I doubt it's a returning player and probably too early to be an import. European or maybe a big name college player seems most likely.

Would love to see Motum in the league. Would be great too to see him at a team like the hawks that's struggling a bit.

Left field guess is maybe a good chinese/filipino/indian player who can play as a local? Maybe even Blatche lol? I think he's looking for a team at the moment.

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Proud  
Earlier this year

Because it's nothing more than a guess I'm gonna say Ben Madgen, judging by their lack of signings they could do with a quality shooting guard and not getting Rotnei means they could go for an Import 1 & 4 (pretty sure that Blanchfield wouldn't wanna play behind a Conger type import).

Backup guess is Anatoly Bose or whatever his latest surname is... but he is a 3 also so that's a pretty stupid guess

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Slam drunk  
Earlier this year

Daniel Joyce + dad combo signing

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Tornado  
Earlier this year

Demetrius Conger?

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Titan26  
Earlier this year

You heard it here first.....Brian Conklin will be a hawk next season

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

Another guess is Xavier Cooks.
Motum a possibility.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year


Jock Landale is my guess.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The beer pouring guy is set to be assistant coach.

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Isaac  
Earlier this year

NBL had an article yesterday about Conger getting strong offers from multiple teams. Can't see the Hawks competing with that, but who knows.

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Woody  
Earlier this year

Will Be Conklin maybe

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AbitMore  
Earlier this year

yeah not sure the use of "massive" is accurate post Bogut signing

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It definitely probably could be Conklin I hope. Confirmed.

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WookieE  
Earlier this year

Well, Lachy is usually spot on, but I can't remember the last little leak that wasn't locked in, so it will be interesting to see how much he was exaggerating with this "massive" comment...

Lots of good ideas floating around here though, for a change... I would have hoped Conklin would have done his dash with the NBL?

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SteveK2  
Earlier this year

Titan26 spot on. Its Conklin. Things looking better for the Hawks but Conger is likely out of their price range now.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Well at least spices things up having him back in the league been a while since we had a genuine villain in the NBL like Heal, Grant Kruger, Ray Gordon.

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Thunder Jam  
Earlier this year

^
You don't count Redhage?

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

I forgot about Flophage!

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jjj  
Earlier this year

Conklin it is. But 11th player will be "massive" this season

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proud  
Earlier this year

Zodiac, how could you not mention Tim Morrissey, I'm sure fans went to games vs the Kings just to boo the fuck out of him... good times good times!

Yeah we definitely need more villains, I really felt that Cedric Jackson was going to become one due to him being the best player yet couldn't make a free throw... would love to see him back though!

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Fryz  
Earlier this year

Boti reporting on Twitter that Xavier Cooks has signed with the Hawks. Wouldn't call it massive though.

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Captain Jack  
Earlier this year

Hawks looking good to me

Ogilvy/?Delvon Johnson
Conklin/Ellis
Blanchfield/Coenraad
??Jett/White/Cooks
Naar/R Martin

With Bevo as coach, should be in or around the playoffs.

Id take that line up over either QLD team at the very least.

With many returning players/guys who played together at the Crocs for Shawn Dennis (Bevos mate) the chemistry should be good too.

I would expect Blanchfield to get back to his Crocs form, Bevo is the first real coach he has had since Shawn Dennis.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cooks is 4-3 not a two guard, even 3 not certain has handling skills. Will be interesting as he has good resume but from a poor conference.

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Thunder Jam  
Earlier this year

Take that patch off Capt.

Ogilvy/?Delvon Johnson
Conklin/Ellis
Blanchfield/Coenraad
??Jett/White/Cooks
Naar/R Martin

Thanks for the laughs!

A kid and pensioner at the 1......
Two Aussies at SF no hope!

Your line up is the wooden spoon fav.

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Captain Jack  
Earlier this year

We will see

I back Bevo in every time, but am not a Hawks supporter

If you look at the 2017 GF team

I think Naar could come in and fill Nortons role ok, he is a older rookie around 23 years old and had a very good college career 10p, 6ast, 2 rbd, really good shooting numbers, if he can replicate close to that, he will be fine imo

Blanchfield should/could be better than Marvelle Harris

Conklin should be better than Kay

Albeit Jett likely wouldnt be as good as Rotnei Clarke, if they do go for Jett/cant get Clarke back

Getting Ogilvy fit and firing will be the key

If Bevo isnt confident in starting Naar, could sign another Aussie back up Big and use the import spot on a PG too

Its not just about putting together big names, its about talents that compliment each other, chemistry, coaching, attitude, work ethic, etc etc too

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

Has Jordair Jett improved his body shape since Townsville?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Naar is a pass first point so you need to put shooters around him or give him lanes because you don't want him shooting jumpers at all. Teams will likely do what they did with Tokoto and move back from him to try get him to shoot.

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

Teams will likely do what they did with Tokoto and move back from him to try get him to shoot.


Thankfully you aren't VP of Illawarra Hawks scouting department.

In his 4 years as a Gael, he is 152 / 360 from 3PT @ 42.2%

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