J
Two months ago

Nbl standings post nba games

Have our pre season rankings changed after the nba v nbl series?

I think there is some truths revealed but also some myths that won't translate to the nbl season.

Truths: a bad night on either wnd of the floor probably spells a loss to any team, bad night om both (thanks perth) disaster!

Adelaides pace and attack at the basket will hurt most teams. Their bench won't.

NZ will be better than most think, shawn long could be a game changer.

Bogut is Sydney's most important player.

Myths:

T white amd dj kennedy will struggle. They are not nba 3's they might not even be nba 2's. In the nbl this won't be a problem, give them a few games.

Perth is as bad as the utah game and united as bad as the raptors game.

Just a few thoughts.

My ladder would be cairns and brisbane at the bottom with the other 6 in any order. Injuries and the capacity to replace injured players will play a significant role this year imo.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Agree.

Just because Kennedy and White didn't prove they were NBA caliber doesn't mean they can't be good NBL players.

I thought Sydney's performance against Clippers and Perth's against Denver were the most eye-catching. Yes, NZ got closer, but they were playing a very poor side.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

White showed me nothing whatsoever

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Hogwash  
Two months ago

Agree that White might not be up to it but would wait and see after a few real games.
My NBL ladder hasn't changed based on these NBA games.
Melb and Perth had mixed games although Perth were better against Denver.
Sydney and NZ both did well and Adelaide did OK until the last quarter against Utah.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I'll have ago
Adelaide
Sydney
NZ
Perth
Melbourne
As far as final table
Adelaide
Sydney
Melbourne
Perth
Illawarra
NZ
Brisbane
Cairns

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Kennedy will be better at nbl than nba as his game is bully ball which he cannot do vs nba athletes

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Kennedy will be better at nbl than nba as his game is bully ball which he cannot do vs nba athletes

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

After NBL vs NBA:
1) Sydney
2) Perth
3) Melbourne
4) New Zealand
5) Brisbane
6) Illawarra
7) Adelaide
8) Cairns

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Proud  
Two months ago

Mine before NBA games was

Sydney
Perth
Illawarra
Melbourne
NZ
Cairns
Adelaide
Brisbane

What the games taught me is that Abercrombie offensively is declining more each season and Webster will be the MVP this season (as much to do with Braswell as much as his team mates aren't that great). Long and Wesley is an awesome front court but will they be utilized their their fullest potential with their small ball mentality?

Sydney will be fun to watch but they have a horrible bench and if Gaze chooses to bench his whole starting 5 (or at least Randle, Lisch and Newley) then they invite everyone else back into the game. Bogut will be impossible to get around and his basketball IQ and passing will be involved in many highlights this season.

United, McCarron will be Blanchfield cirque II... by Christmas time we will forget how great a player he is as he gets wasted in United.

36ers impressed me against Utah but I still think they will miss the playoffs, you need one team to have issues with Injuries and 36ers could be that team. Sobey was fantastic against Jazz but he has proven himself to both go missing in big games and to be a hothead... only time will tell what he will do when he next needs to stand up again. Jack McVeigh hasn't impressed me as much as I thought he would have yet.

Perth, if they can get an aggressive Norton (penetrating and looking for his shot) and Steindl then they will be a much more formidable team. Kay is still finding his feet in Perth, in Illawarra he didn't have plays ran for him and still gave excellent production... he hasn't given that to Perth yet but I think it's only a matter of time before that happens. I like Perth's squad but I think that they are still missing a guard in this rotation and that will be felt more with Damo/Norton missing games this season. I'm not concerned about the play of Terrico White, I think he needs to crash the boards more and feel more involved that way as he almost feels like he's missing out on court on offense but I'm sure the Wildcats have a few contingency plans just in case.
Hopefully Brandt's injury isn't debilitating throughout the season and he isn't rushed back too early.

I'll stick with Sydney, Perth, Illawarra and Melbourne but if there is a change then Melbourne out for Corey Webster led NZ (they impressed me the most of all the NBL teams but that may be because that is the first game I've ever went for them!)

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Melbourne
Sydney
Perth
Brisbane
NZ
Adelaide
Illawarra
Cairns

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Cbj  
Two months ago

Completely different from my what I was thinking but I wouldn't be surprised with this:

1 Sydney Kings
2 New Zealand Breakers
3 Adelaide 36ers
4 Melbourne United
5 Perth Wildcats
6 Illawarra Hawks
7 Brisbane bullets
8 Cairns Taipans

Not saying this is what will happen but on current form what I could potentially see.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

^ I think you have nailed the top 4 & bottom 4. Plenty of variables to come to determine the order of each so its tough to predict that.

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Craig  
Two months ago

Sure White isnt an NBA SF (3)... but it was more his body language and inability to hit an outside shot that I didnt like to see.

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