Hogwash
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Brisbane v Cairns, 13 Oct 2018

Will the road team get a fifth consecutive win to start the season or can Brisbane get this one?
Thoughts.

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NBL Fan  
Last year

I think Cairns will get up. Nice to see the game selling out too.

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Anonymous  
Last year

How's everybody's fantasy team going?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Brisbane easily, not enough defenders on the cairns line up. Not convinced on there imports except for Newbill. Walker out I believe as well.

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AngusH  
Last year

With how some of these 1st round games have gone I'm going to give up on guessing. Just hoping it's a close one.

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MACDUB  
Last year

I know Bairstow hasn't played a lot the last 2 years.

But for a former NBA player, he throws up some really ordinary shots and makes some dumb plays sometimes.

I wonder whether he thinks he is a better perimeter player than what he thinks. IMO I really dont think he has the skillset to operate too far from deep post.

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Anon  
Last year

Either the Cairns offense looking very ordinary, or Brisbane playing good defense. Seem to be taking shots coming toward the end of the shot clock. Gliddon has been cold so far this game too

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Anonymous  
Last year

Bairstow looking quite average

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AngusH  
Last year

Ugly game to watch so far.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The "hungry jacks" chant is the cringiest thing ever

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Luke  
Last year

Casey and trigger trying hard to prompt kerle into offering something

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MACDUB  
Last year

Just realised that both of these teams are quite old/dont have many young players in rotation.

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Isaac  
Last year

"How's everybody's fantasy team going?"

I am 40ish clear at the top of the NBL comp. Probably won't last so I’m gloating now!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Gee whiz, Trimble is impressive. If Cairns had a strong rebounder they would be winning this comfortably and also be very dangerous this season. I'm not sure about their front court rotation though. Obviously Jawai is a threat, but only plays limited minutes.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Kerle is woeful in the commentary.

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J  
Last year

I thought egwu was hodgson injury replacement, but hodgson is back, did brisbane have a spot avaliable?

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J  
Last year

I thought egwu was hodgson injury replacement, but hodgson is back, did brisbane have a spot avaliable?

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AngusH  
Last year

I was just about to post how good Hodgson looks, before he throws the ball away and fousl a guy 90 feet from the basket for 2 shots...

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Anonymous  
Last year

"I thought egwu was hodgson injury replacement, but hodgson is back, did brisbane have a spot avaliable?"

Yeah I was thinking the same thing. Pretty sure they only went with 2 imports originally though because of Bairstow

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koberulz  
Last year

I thought egwu was hodgson injury replacement, but hodgson is back, did brisbane have a spot avaliable?
He was a replacement for both Hodgson and Magnay.

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Anonymous  
Last year

LOL @ John Casey's reference at Kerle re: being a chucker. Love it.

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cavolo  
Last year

Ugly basketball... think we're looking at the bottom two teams for 18/19...

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Anonymous  
Last year

How good is Melo Trimble, could make Cairns a contender this year ala Scottie Wilbekin a couple years back

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Anonymous  
Last year

Trimble is a star!

He's got next level burst

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koberulz  
Last year

He was a replacement for both Hodgson and Magnay.
Although Magnay just hit the floor as well. So who's missing?

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Although Magnay just hit the floor as well. So who's missing?"

Brisbane are still LK owned aren't they? Cue NBL conspiracy theories

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Anonymous  
Last year

Where was Lucas Walker for Cairns?

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GordonG  
Last year

Lucas Walker is still recovering from ankle surgery, but is just about ready to go.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Typical bullets. Win the tough one and lose once there is some expectations

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NBL Fan  
Last year

Melo Trimble was huge, took the game by storm and took over, Bullets couldn't contain. Kid is gonna be big this year. So much energy.

Bullets look uninspiring... again. Talent is there, Bairstow looks cooked though.

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NBL Fan  
Last year

He's not gonna make them a contender - abit big of a call. We've seen in this league, you can have one superstar dominate each game but in this league, your teammates have to support you. Cairns will have some shocker games where their imports go cold and they can't put points up, they'll also have some amazing games like this too. Just can't see them getting over the line against structured and well coached teams like Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide.

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Kr  
Last year

Trimble was great barely looked like he raised a sweat, just so quick and composed.

As for fantasy Deleon out, Trimble in first thing Monday

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Anonymous  
Last year

What a spud of a performance by Brisbane. How did they beat NZ? Last season of Lemanis before they can get a coach who can actually recruit a team.

Liked listening to Kerle, he warmed into his role as he game progressed. Trigger is intelligent but his drawl is difficult to stomach.

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J  
Last year

Who started deleon in fantasy???? Why!!!!

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Think about Creek in for Brisbane and cutting Egwu for a US point guard... Jesus, that's a squad:

Import PG
Gliddon
Gee
Creek
Bairstow

Gibson
Cadee
Holt
Te Rangi
Vukona
Hodgson

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Anonymous  
Last year

I'd play Hodgson ahead of Bairstow.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Good to see a smart coach in kelly telling his players to try and score in the last possession of the game rather than run the clock out when head to head plays a huge part in deciding ladder positions. I doubt gaze would have the brains to think about something like that.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Cadee is a disaster as a starting point guard. But he's Lemanis’ love child so it will be interesting to see how long Andrej persists with him. This team needs a new US PG, then cut Holt and replace him with an import 4-5.

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Benno  
Last year

Why the hell is Holt still in the NBL??

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Thunder Jam  
Last year

Bullets trifecta of spoons coming along nicely.

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Ben  
Last year

REALLY want Brisbane to come good and succeed, and had reasonable expectations last night after they stole a win in NZ. But boy they were bad last night.

Performance summed up in the 2nd half by Vukona, who held the ball and took it up court instead of handing off. Inexplicably tried to pull off a dribble move crossing the ball between his legs, but gave the rock up cold leading to an easy Cairns two. Ugh.

Much is needed from the point. Cadee is a good bench option but as a starter he's not getting the team to the playoffs. 4/18 shooting in two games btw.

Egwu is plain bad and needs to be jettisoned asap for someone more productive.

Gee's early form is concerning.

With the team on the market I have a feeling they can't spend freely on players. Either way if their prospects don't improve in the next 2-3 weeks I hope some smart personnel moves are made to make the group more competitive.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Why bring in holt if you're going to play him 15 min?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Lemanis and Cadee and Brisbane are a match made in heaven. It's as if LK is quarantining anyone who can't get a job to the Bullets. Also apart from the player composition the coaching staff is even worse - CJ Bruton, Sam Mackinnon, Brad Hill. Just throwing a bone out there to ex players who are unemployed with no coaching experience. What a joke franchise.

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anon  
Last year

Brad Hill is actually with the Taipans.

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Anonymous  
Last year

My bad.

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Anonymous  
Last year

From his demeanor you wouldn't think he was part of the winning team.

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Isn't Brads dad the coach of Pioneers and Brad a part of this successful seabl team ? He has been around a coChing family his entire life so surely he has experience.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Okay scrap the Hill comment. CJ and Sam Mac however...

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