Anonymous
Last year

Hawks new signing

Team owner, Simon Stratford tweeted today that another talented player is coming to the Hawks. This suggests that it's someone new.
Could it be the Conklin announcement? Daniel Grida? Xavier Cooks (doubt it), or another? I know they were also interested in Felix VonHofe.

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Hogwash  
Last year

Why doubt Xavier Cooks.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Because, Cooks will likely be a 2Way player or have some good euro teams looking to grab him. At this stage of his career, that wouldn't be the best move.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Hope it's Ben Allen

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Reality  
Last year

Daniel Joyce?

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Official Anon  
Last year

I have it on good authority that it's JP Tokoto

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Smith  
Last year

It's not Felix VonHofe. The hawks are not looking at him.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I heard from multiple people that the Hawks are looking at VonHofe, that doesn't mean they have offered him. He would be a great succession plan for Coenraad. Very solid player and a great shooter. But thanks for the intel 'Smith"

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Neb  
Last year

It's Tokoto

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Anonymous  
Last year

No conger returning if it JP tokoto

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Anonymous  
Last year

*yawn* The guy that keeps mentioning vonHofe every post is a bore. Keep pumping him up in vain.

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Anonymous  
Last year

That now two players Hawks have now signed? without telling us who? everyone is guessing.
Brian Conklin and JP Tokoto ?

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Anonymous  
Last year

If it's Tokoto watch Bevo hide his defiency from range unlike that spud Gleeson.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Exciting if it is Tokoto. Blanchfield starting SG then I take it

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Melbourne Boy  
Last year

Bevos a great coach, but his simple system relies on the perimeter guys to at least be competent 3 point shooter. Tokoto is good so it will be ok but not a perfect fit.

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Smith  
Last year

"anytime".

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Anonymous  
Last year

Greg Hire?
Mason Bragg?

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Anonymous  
Last year

So there is no new signing :(

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Anonymous  
Last year

Simon Stratford = the boy who cried wolf

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Isaac  
Last year

The NBL have tweeted that the Hawks and David Andersen have mutual interest. He's coming up on 38 years of age next month.

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AD  
Last year

Mutual Interest?
They've both been around for almost 40 years?

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Midrange  
Last year

MU posted a goodbye on Facebook. Andersen finishing where he started.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Feels like a charity gig for someone who doesn't want to retire yet.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Simon Stratford wrote on twitter 3 big announcements are come this week

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Anonymous  
Last year

How about a topic rename please Isaac.

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Anonymous  
Last year

It's not Tokoto

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Anonymous  
Last year

Tomorrow morning

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Tomorrow morning... TM... Thon Maker

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Isaac  
Last year

How about a topic rename please Isaac.
To what? "Hawks signing conjecture?"

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Anonymous  
Last year

Simon Straford suggestion EXnba and a superstar?
I can only guess he means David Andersen?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yes. Sounds fair Isaac. Superstar and David Anderson in the same sentence since NEVER!
The topic Isaac says talent.

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

Why all the hate for David Andersen?

Yes his career is tapering, but he has had one of Australia's premier careers over a long time at Boomers, Euro and NBA level.

He’s been very important in many Boomers campaigns (he made himself available more often than most overseas based players).
He’s been very important for his teams in Euro campaigns.
He’s been a role player at NBA level.

Unfortunately, we didn’t see him in his prime in the NBL.

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Melbourne Boy  
Last year

If the signing is true, he'll be much more productive playing for Bevo in his system than at United.

Ogilvy will start with Anderson as backup, but give it a month into the season and the hawkheads will be calling for him to start.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I think Andersen will play PF under Conklin?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Don't mind Andersen as long as price not ridiculous. Would see him backing up Ogilvy and import bug

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Melbourne Boy  
Last year

You can't play AJ and Anderson together unless they're in a zone like their 1-3-1 from last season.

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AD  
Last year

I don't think there is any "hate" for Andersen, but negativity is based on perception and rumour.
He played out his career overseas, and make a few quid, and most would say good on him.

The rumour (romur?) is that he was on ridiculous money at United, and if true then the perception is that he's greedy, prolonging his career by condescending to play in our league but still demanding top dollar. Furthermore, if true, then he was a waste of money.
And perhaps Hawks fans are concerned that he may still be demanding too much, even if it were half what he was rumoured to be on.

I think some of us have unrealistic expectations of these returning expats:
They are mostly at the end of their careers, often carrying injuries, and by definition nolonger able to make the grade in Europe. Yet our league is no less demanding.
Some of the leagues they play in, are arguably no better than the NBL, just better paid. Whilst those that do play in the better leagues have been role players on a deep bench. Yet we expect them all to charge out into the NBL and dominate with 20ppg.

And the problem with Salary romurs is that we really haven't got a clue.
Maybe Andersen agreed to play for league minimum to help win a championship?

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Anonymous  
Last year

AD you really don't know a lot. Speculating on anything is pointless. "Made a few quid". There it starts. Andersen was a premier player OS for a long time. He would have made shitloads. He had a lot to offer at United based on his previous career and unfortunately was hurt. He wouldn't have been on minimum because he is a nice guy.
"Some of the leagues they play in, are arguably no better than the NBL," THat's not true at all. Andersen was an elite player. Not playing for chump change at all. Anderson wasn't a role player either.
Don't make assumptions like so many do here because you think it's true.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Surely this AD character is just Dazz again?

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Hogwash  
Last year

Or D2 or D2.0

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Anonymous  
Last year

Correct - they are all the same lame dude.

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