Mervan
Years ago

Wiley = Trimmingham

Bit old school

Does Wiley remind anyone of Leon

Maybe Wiley less vertical but better outside shot?

Similar height?

Looking forward to everyone's take

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Anonymous  
Years ago

no

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I used to watch the Kings a lot back in the day and agree they have a lot of similarities. I noticed it in the Adelaide vs Cairns game.
Both extremely explosive and mobile with decent size and similar skills

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Mervan  
Years ago

Oops bad topic

I didn't mean to say they were equal players

Just that they have similarities

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LoveBroker  
Years ago

Wiley is way better at flexing and pointing to his muscle.

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Zodiac  
Years ago

Trimmingham was a better player but I thought the same exact thing last game watching Wiley how much he reminds me of Trimmingham.

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jimjimthedogboy  
Years ago

Have to check out Wiley now. Loved Trimmingham's game. Does Wiley have the fade from the low post?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Leon wasn't a dickhead though.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Wiley = Carrera

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Hogwash  
Years ago

Trimmingham is significantly better I think than Wiley.

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Big Ads  
Years ago

Defensively, yes

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paul  
Years ago

Great comparison! Similar strengths and limitations offensively, although Wiley definitely has better range at the same point of their careers. Similar disdain for the rim though.

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robt  
Years ago

For mine, Trimmingham the more atheletic, Wiley, the stronger but both finish at the rim similarly.

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lukn4atitle  
Years ago

My memory of Trimmingham was when playing aside Rick Brunson on a fast break Brunson wound intentionally bounce the ball on the rim on a fast break with Trimmingham right behind jumping and dunking the ball. This was done on several occasions and the crowd loved it .He had an amazing jump . Wiley better alround player but the game has evolved . Big players like Wiley handle the ball much better , more versatile .Also defence has improved considerably .

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Anonymous  
Years ago

No way at all.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Neon Leon was far more athletic.

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EagleCat9  
Years ago

Shows my age but I still have a framed poster of Trimmingham in my house. (Spare room)

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AngusH  
Years ago

Trimmingham was right around the era I started coming to Kings games regularly so I'm as big a fan of his as anyone else, but would an uber-athlete from Briar Cliff University do as well in today's NBL? Not to disparage one of my favourite players when growing up, but agree with some of the comments above - it's a different game today. Wiley is maybe the modern equivalent of a guy like Trimmingham "back in the day".

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Jumpshot  
Years ago

Ah.... NO. Neon Trimmingham tomahawk - 10 times better player, without flexing and screaming every time. Now Froling copies him and flexes and screams on every lay-up.

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