Hogwash
Last month

Phoenix 19/20

Our newest club will make their debut in less than 12 months.
They have a GM, Coach, name and colours.

Any thoughts on prospective player signings?
Many have already suggested Creek.
Which NBL free agents this off season could they target?

Other overseas based options eg Motum..

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Anonymous  
Last month

Carmelo Anthony

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Justin  
Last month

Delly

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Jasmine  
Last month

Delly under contract with Bucks for 19/20 thoooooooo.

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Beantown  
Last month

Who's the coach?

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Anonymous  
Last month

A good recent college player like Landale or Moneke would be fun maybe Adel as well?

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Hogwash  
Last month

Former united assistant Simon Mitchell will be coach.

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Beantown  
Last month

Cheers Hogwash

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Anonymous  
Last month

Mitchell was announced last month

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Anonymous  
Last month

they going to be big spenders or a budget team

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Anonymous  
Last month

theres a handful of seniors from Melbourne finishing college

Jack Purchase
Matthew MCcarthy
George Blagojevic
Mark Jackson
Abiola Akintola

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Anonymous  
Last month

Greg Hire and Mitch Young confirmed marquee signings

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tbh I reckon Hire is someone who they should target as an 11th man. They'll need to help build a culture and bring together a bunch of new guys with some leadership, I reckon landing the vice captain of the Wildcats since he wont cost them a whole lot wouldn't be the worst idea.

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Anonymous  
Last month

i can't wait for the netball season to start.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Ian Stacker is an Assistant Coach

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Ingles13  
Last month

Few fringe guys or past local NBL players worth a look?
Dan Dillon
Iggy Hadziomerovic
Tom Garlepp?

of course just as bench options

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Timberball  
Last month

I agree with what you say about Greg Hire and needing leadership, however his wife recently had their first child and owns a business in Perth, I highly doubt he'll move for an 11th man role on small $$

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Hogwash  
Last month

On Dellavedova yes he has a year remaining on NBA contract but Milwaukee could pay him out.
Still a remote chance of him coming to NBL that soon but not completely out of the question.

Creek would have to be #1 target.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Former united assistant Simon Mitchell will be coach." That's the 2nd fail Greer as GM is the 1st.

"Dan Dillon
Iggy Hadziomerovic
Tom Garlepp?"
Seriously you have no idea.
"Ian Stacker is an Assistant Coach"
Let's grow beards now.
All I see is fail, name, colours, Meh and where is their Owner? Not seen in Australia. United Mark 2.0

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Anonymous  
Last month

Late to the party I know, but naming the team 'Phoenix' is incredibly dumb and/or lazy.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Dripping with bitterness #162, Tommy drop 30 on your head back in the day, which made your girlfriend dump you and your whole life went south from there? Bunk up little camper, maybe get some help and move on

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yeet  
Last month

tom garlepp too old

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Anonymous  
Last month

I thought I had read that the name was going to be a public vote?

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Food for thought  
Last month

This Phoenix club has money behind it so expect that they won't be the shit show that the Bullets have been. They'll start off with a few marquee signings and will expect to make a splash as soon as they enter.

I'm not in love with the name, but I wasn't in love with the United name either and they've made it work for them. The green could either be a good or bad decision depending how they use it. Boston uses it well, Crocs used it awfully.

Daniel Dillon wouldn';t be a bad get as a back up but I wouldn't look twice at the other names listed. Garlepp is too old and wasn't even any good when he was here. Hadziomerovic is a guy who came in with a little bit of expectation but looks to have had a career with a Stephen Weigh trajectory that just ended a bit sooner. The problem with expansion without further relaxing import rules if you're going to have guys like that sneak back into the league and erode its quality. I mean, Greg Hire, who was also mentioned, is a relic of a time in the NBL that I'd rather forget, yet he remains. We don't need more of that.

Chima Moneke and Landale would be good signings. Both are outside of any real NBA talks due to their game styles but they're players of high quality. A starting 5 with 3 near-NBA imports, Creek and Landale would expect to do some damage.

I think Tommy Greer as GM for the club will only do it favors. He's just one of those genuinely good guys in the league, and he knows how to talk to people. Sponsors are going to want to deal with him, players are going to want to sign with him, he spruiks the league passionately and I am sure he will do well for the team and organization.

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A  
Last month

Strong rumours(within people in the know in Melbourne) that Sobey will be playing for SE Melbourne next season. I would happily put money on it.

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Hogwash  
Last month

Sobey is one of the better NBL free agents available this off season.

Will Adelaide seek compensation haha.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Didn't sobey sign a 2 year deal this past off-season ?

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A  
Last month

Nope...36ers had the opportunity to sign him long term, they didn't...gone.

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Anonymous  
Last month

AJ Ogilvy will be heading south east

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Anonymous  
Last month

"This Phoenix club has money behind it." Yes Kestleman's.

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Shayno  
Last month

It already feels like the Phoenix think they are too good for every other club.

Must be a south east thing

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What's Ben Madgen up to now?? Would be a good returning Aussie

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John  
Last month

Delly
Sobey
Creek

could happen

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Hogwash  
Last month

Ogilvy is a free agent but his stock has diminished at an alarming rate.

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Anonymous  
Last month

If Sobey signs with Phoenix, does Newley return to 36ers

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Jasmine  
Last month

Don't see Delly agreeing to a buy out to join the NBL. He wouldn't draw enough salary from an NBL team to make up what he'd have to give back in a buy out, so not in his interest to do it.

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Hogwash  
Last month

I'm not sure how Newley would return to Adelaide as he hasn't played for them.

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A  
Last month

Delly will not be returning to Oz anytime soon

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Anonymous  
Last month

Damon Heuir

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Anonymous  
Last month

Would be good to see some of the Aussie guys from Europe or G league. Also some past imports

Brock Motum
Jock Landale
Ben Madgen
Mitch Creek
Isaac Humpries
Deng Adel

Casey Prather
Perry Ellis
Travis Trice

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robt  
Last month

Is Shaun Bruce so out of favour that he does not even get a mention? I am not suggesting him as a starting PG/SG but he has had such oustanding seasons in the QBL, and was very good in the NZNBL to boot, he could certainly contribute. Sure, huge difference in standards but our locals have to come from somewhere other than Europe/US comps.

A team of returning college students would proably be awesome [all the bests of the buch] but not very likely.

Bruce has a truely great attitude, knows the league, may not help your team dramatically but won't cost silly mistakes etc., and honestly played at least, ok for the Bullets.







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James Harvey fan  
Last month

+1 on Bruce. That dude plays hard and hustles all day

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AD  
Last month

Don't laugh too hard at the Hire suggestion. I've actually liked what he has done in the absence of Perth's starters. Very mature, experienced, and level-headed. Plus never gives up, just keeps grinding away. I think he could have had a much better career if not perpetually played out of position. He's a PF, or at best an old school SF, and Gleeson keeps playing him as an SG.

But I think stocking the bench will be fine. Pick up a few cats offs, couple of ex DPs, TPs, and a couple of young turks from College.

The critical issue is building their Aussie Core.
That's where Brisbane failed initially.

I hope they have the deep pockets to lure a couple of quality Aussies out of Europe. Not old farts who verging on retirement, nor guys plagues by injuries, but guys who could still command serious coin in Europe, and are happy to move home for the chance to headline a new Franchise on similar money.
(No point me sprouting names, as I have no idea who might want to come home, and it will depend on what they're looking for.)

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koberulz  
Last month

The critical issue is building their Aussie Core.
That's where Brisbane failed initially.
If you're suggesting they failed to build an Aussie core in their first two seasons but have now succeeded, I would suggest you lack an understanding of how building works.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Gleeson keeps playing him as an SG."

LOLWTF? no he doesn't

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Anonymous  
Last month

Agree on Bruce. Pretty solid off the bench.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Creek signs on in a 3 year deal.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

2 year deal.
https://www.theage.com.au/sport/basketball/south-east-melbourne-phoenix-sign-nba-aspirant-mitch-creek-20181203-p50jwi.html

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