EYW
Last year

Eating your words! 36ers and Illawarra

So, might wanna start eating your words on Adris DeLeon and the Sixers... Sixers playing like the Faves so far, as are Illawarra. Good to see. Good coaching goes a long way.

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KET  
Last year

Pre-season lol

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Andrew  
Last year

LOL

Don't forget Wildcats were without:

Damien Martin
Angus Brandt
Terrico White
Mitch Norton for 75% of the game

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hawks-Sixers grand final for sure. Lock it in.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Home court advantage in the GF series will be crucial so there is still some interest left in the NBL regular season as these 2 elite teams jostle for the No.1 spot.

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Hogwash  
Last year

I will humour some delusional Adelaide fans and change my tip for the title.
Adelaide to win 2018/19 NBL championship

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

Actual basketball question below:

When was the last time a team did well in pre-season and backed up with a legit title run in the real season???

In 8 team NBL, maybe qualify by saying playing off for GF in both

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Benno  
Last year

@UseTaHoop Melbourne last year..

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FSTOS  
Last year

Pre season.

Brad Hill

Ben Allen


If you know what links those three then the word eating will probably stop.

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J  
Last year

What happened to Norton? Any team that avgs 20 more fta per game is likely to be difficult to beat. Across most games there had been some real head scratching interpretations, it needs to improve

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EYW  
Last year

Look at some of the losers on here. Can't stand to see how good Adelaide are year after year. EAD. Kings won't make the top four.

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EYW  
Last year

Where were you flogs last year? Went silent when Adelaide dominated and made the grand final. Typical.

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Hogwash  
Last year

You do realize Adelaide haven't won since 2002 don't you.
Its a meaningless preseason tournament with key players missing for most teams.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I love any Aussie that spells realize with a Z.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Who cares? ^

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EYW  
Last year

They didn't play Sobey Today either and DJ played limited minutes... still blew out Perth who look once again like they'll be held up by cotton all year.

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proud  
Last year

Nah Illawarra were far more impressive with their small ball lineup than I expected and I think they will play in the playoffs this season.

As far as Adelaide go, they are getting a lot of offensive contributions from Drmic but he isn't a great player at all and you're kidding yourselves if you think he is good for 20ppg

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EYW  
Last year

Hahaha. Oh proud, you don't watch much basketball do you. Lol. Hilarious comment. Drmic doesn't need to score even 10 points a game for Adelaide to still win. Drmic is a sick player. Shits on Kennedy.

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Hogwash  
Last year

Drmic is mediocre.
Did he get the Brad Hill medal for his blitz performance..

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J  
Last year

No damo, brandt or white. Yep i can see why you would lean on your mvp. EYW were was this optimism when perth blew adelaide away a few weeks back?

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Anonymous  
Last year

@UseTaHoop
In 2016/17, the Hawks won the Blitz in Brisbane and then went on to the NBL Grand Final Series

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Timberball  
Last year

Don't know what's more embarrassing, EYW thinking Sobey not playing is equal to Brandt, Damo and White not playing or listening to Sobey's interview where he talked about wanting to posterize Rudy Gobert.

Kings didn't play their starting 5 today..I'm guessing EYW thinks that Sobey is a bigger out than Bogut, Lisch, Newely, Anderson and Randle.

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Look for Mojak Deng to dominate this season and Adelaide in the granny

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EYW  
Last year

Perth fans can't accept a loss, shitstains.

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EYW  
Last year

J Adelaide were without Drmic, DJ and also Sobey in that game and they played randoms with no structure. You've got nothing J.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Its preseason, bad teams in all sports are notorious for playing well early. Will be very hard to see the 36ers making the playoffs. One bright spark which should hold strong all season is Wiley, I like his game. But ill be having butter chicken for dinner, thats about all ill be eating. Dont peak on this site too early EYW.

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FM  
Last year

We found out being the Merloin competition champions doesn't get you the Grand Final prize.

To be honest, I feel the Sixers haven't changed as much as other teams. They should be getting it together early.

Hopefully we get 6 out of our first 8 games, the area we have struggled each year is winning the winnable first month of games.

Remember Creek has said he won't play for Adelaide again, doesn't mean he won't return and play for Joey.

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KET  
Last year

When good teams leave players out and give time to junk time players and lose, fairly the fans of those teams won't be concerned in the slightest.

When a team not expected to do well plays well and wins the preseason it’s a glimmer of hope for an over achieving season ie. good chemistry, Sobey playing well again, majok and Drmic going next level and imports being strong this year.

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J  
Last year

EYW, perth had no wagstaff, brandt, kay, norton and white in those games, played a larger group of nobody's... do they teach math in SA?

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EYW  
Last year

J they certainly don't in Perth, what a filthy mess of a state. So glad it is isolated away from the important parts of Aus.

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EYW  
Last year

You keyboard warriors in mummy's basement all counted Adelaide out last year and we saw how that went. You all ate your words. You'll do it again this year. If you actually watched the Adelaide game, you'd clearly see even their bench players were hitting shots, no one can control their offense, no one can keep up with them. They'll make the playoffs with ease.

I guess Perth losing today to us bought up memories from when we knocked you out last year... seems like this year will be more of Cotton holding up the entire team.

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Udog  
Last year

Wow. I saw lots to like in the games Adelaide played but a little perspective might be needed before making major predictions on the season. As long as they're exciting to watch and competitive again I'm happy.

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FM  
Last year

Is Wagstaff ok? I know he might of got the foul call, but seriously. Man bun or not, you just can't front the pub to chat with mates when you got flattened by Larkins.

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Train  
Last year

@OP - Jesus christ dude, settle down - its just the pre-season.

Its all about teams getting their players warmed up and trying a few new things. None of the teams are showing their cards yet. 36ers have played well but lets not get too carried away.

RE: Perth v Adelaide - Given that both teams play each other in RD1, both teams would be far from showing their full bag of tricks. Perth were 3 starters down and coached by their 3rd string coach.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Illawarra are a dark horse contender, but not sure about Adelaide

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J  
Last year

EYW you're right, knocking out Perth is a 36ers "championship" these days, its been a while since your last actual championship hasn't it? Luckily you don't sabotage your relationship with the best aussie talent, build long term winning culture...

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Anonymous  
Last year

Perth were 3 starters down and coached by their 3rd string coach.

So Gleeson coached?

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mystro  
Last year

"You keyboard warriors in mummy's basement all counted Adelaide out last year and we saw how that went. You all ate your words."

how did anyone eat their words?
Is just making up the numbers in a GF series the pinnacle of sports for you?

Save that rant for when they actually win something.

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Isaac  
Last year

Is just making up the numbers in a GF series the pinnacle of sports for you?
That's the Hawks vs Perth the other year or the year Adelaide got drilled in Perth in the third game. The 36ers would've won that Melbourne series but for a couple of unlucky incidents. You can say the championship is all that matters, but Adelaide were far from making up the numbers.

Pre-season is pre-season and they could well still bomb, but here are some arguments for Adelaide:

- main new face appears ready to contribute (scoring, rebounding, etc)
- no giant roster upheaval
- the roleplaying import isn't a vital cog, just needs to contribute
- proven coach
- main player lost is at a position with decent coverage (Drmic, McVeigh, Deng, etc); not like they have to make up 30 PPG from Creek going
- their Blitz wins were against the three most fancied teams, whoever they were missing

I think hopefully it's a sign we could have a fairly even league despite big teams ramping up and a couple of regional teams having to retool.

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Udog  
Last year

I don't get the making up the numbers in the finals comment. 36ers have probably won more total games than any other team the past 2 seasons regular/ finals combined. Regularly score 100+ points and run rings around opposition defence. Game 3 was the turning point in that series. Losing Childress and ejecting Sobey but not Prather for doing exactly the same thing. 36ers could have easily won that series had things if not for a few questionable decisions and injury.

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alexkrad  
Last year

lol

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Anonymous  
Last year

UDog still crying because Sobey is a loose cannon. Cute. Adelaide flopping their way to the free throw line is the only thing which made the series a series. Move on.

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mystro  
Last year

I don't get the making up the numbers in the finals comment. 36ers have probably won more total games than any other team the past 2 seasons regular/ finals combined. Regularly score 100+ points and run rings around opposition defence.

and yet no title........

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LoveBroker  
Last year

Is just making up the numbers in a GF series the pinnacle of sports for you?


While I agree with you the OP's statement that those who discounted the Sixers should 'eat their words' is borderline lunacy, the Sixers were hardly making up numbers in last year's GF.

Taking it to 5 games is not making up numbers, a 3 game sweep is, closest example would be Hawks Vs Wildcats and even then the Hawks didn't just lay down, they were ahead for much of those games.

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Anonymous  
Last year

So Udog, you admit Sobey headbutted Prather? Cool, should be no argument that he deserved to be ejected then.

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LoveBroker  
Last year

I actually want the Kings to make 4th place but be eliminated.

If Gaze doesn't make the playoffs he will be fired and we know from experience what happens when good teams get rid of bad coaches and replace them with good ones, eg Dean Demopolous -----> Dean Vickerman.

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