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Cedric Jackson’s body language

I've watched over the few games, and Stats aside, Cedric doesn’t look engaged or happy at all. When on court, his intensity is low.
Even if they can replace him financially , it would be better to remove that from the team as it can spread.

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very true

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Cedric's body language was awful when he played with United as well. Even if he was injured as has been reported, it was the way he was holding himself that led to his dismissal.

Illawarra took a risk to see if his United stint was a blip but he’s still clearly out of shape and his poor attitude remains. He was worth a shot considering his pedigree as one of the elite players in the league in recent years but it’s now clear he’s cooked. This will be his last gig in the NBL

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Jackson thrived in a below par comp. Now he has to play against decent players and he's being shown up.

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If Illawarra get rid of Cedric would they get a replacement import or just play another local?

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Watching the Hawks games in that preseason tournament in Malaysia it was clear Cedric was physically and especially mentally done. Just about any other team he would've been cut by now but the thing likely saving him at the Hawks is their lack of finances.

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If you watch back his last season at the Breakers he didn't look overly engaged either and relied on players like Boucher (I think it was) would stay back on defence and guard two players and Cedric would try and lead the break, I said this years ago... it was an embarrassment that the league's best player had an apathetic attitude and was airballing so many 3s and free throws.

But he plays for the Hawks and I want to see them survive and thrive and he is a big part of making that happen this season so c'mon Cedric get your shit together mate.

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His body language reminds me of Lebron sometimes. Will hustle his butt off at times and go full pedal to the metal - but has a tendency to not get back on defense/not scramble back etc.

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Body Language?
WTF do you want? Elle McPherson?

If you want jiggling boobs and wiggling arse, you've got Jett.

Seriously Cedric is pushing 33, and he's not the player he was 6 years ago, bit you'd have to assume he's cheap.

He also has the disadvantage of being a play-making PG, on a team full of bums.

And if you really want to talk about bad attitude dragging a team down, you don't need to look any further than Ogilvy. Soft, no ticker, and everyone knows it.

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"If you watch back his last season at the Breakers he didn't look overly engaged either and relied on players like Boucher.."

Agree Cedric's always had that look about him from time to time, but Boucher retired in 2013 and Jackson's last season in NZ was 2016!

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A team of non shooters doesn't exactly open up the lane for him to do what he does best

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Not sure CJ is to blame here .... someone recruited this terrible experiment of a team, that person is the one to blame

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Melbourne Boy  
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^^ That person had to pay peanuts, so he got monkeys

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There are lots of options out there, lack of budget does not equal contracting 2 import guards that can't shoot ...

Rotnei was a very cheap budget import in his first season for example.

This mess was created in the off season.

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Yep. They just need one more shooter, that was clear from the start. Beveridge is struggling to get enough combinations that work on the back of lacking that extra guy who can spread the floor. It hasn't helped that Near hasn't been able to hit shots after being a 40% shooter in college.

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How much is Rotnei getting to play 2nd division in Italy? Cos he's exactly what they need back.

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Melbourne Boy  
Last year

Rotnei and Jett paired in the back court is actually a really nice fit

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Melbourne Boy  
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And it's not like Jackson is playing D much better than Rotnei used to, which was obviously his main weakness and the reason Bevo looked elsewhere.

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I'm still confused and surprised by the selection of both Jackson and Jett.

Jett especially.

In QBL 2018 he averaged 16ppg (25% from 3, 59% from FT) 5rbds, 4.5asst, 2.5 TO

Damon Bozeman in same league 33ppg (37% from 3, 69% from FT) 9rbds, 4asst, 3.7 TO

Both similar height and both physically strong.

Jett was average last time in NBL for Townsville so he isn't really a proven performer.

And there is no way that he would be a cheaper option than Bozeman.

I don't get why you wouldn't take the superior guy that is right on your doorstep?

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Melbourne Boy  
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Bozeman is a go to scorer who's game wouldn't be effective in the NBL, much like Jeremy Kendle, Jett is a defensive role player who doesn't neccecarily shine in a lower level, plays the same at multiple levels.

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Yeah, no...
Referring to Jett as a defensive role player is not a convincing argument...
I don't see him locking down any of the main players from opposing teams.

Kendle's main opportunity was in Sydney right? not the only one to struggle in that environment.

Bozeman could definitely do the same job as Jett or Jackson. If not replace him early in the season with one of these guys.

Just interesting that you wouldn't try to get a guy reaching his prime, rather than a couple that are at least 2 years past their prime. Especially that you have them on the same team.

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More like a Roll player

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