Anonymous
Last year

Will Bullets sign ex nba Guard Ty Kendle?

Bullets are set to announce the signing of Ex nuggets, rockets, kings and wizards PG Ty Lawson as there newest import. Will release makoto hiejima.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Wow.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Didn't Woj tweet that he signed with the bucks?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hopefully he has stopped drinking and is sober

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Anonymous  
Last year

Four X sales are about to go through the roof!!!

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Anonymous  
Last year

In all seriousness if he is firing this might the bullets the front runners

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Anon  
Last year

Re 198 - is that you Ty? Leave the 4xxx alone if you're going to post on here.

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Mock  
Last year

Cadee working hard on his towe waving game

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Anonymous  
Last year

Source?

Could potentially be a coup of a signing, but he has to come in with a professional mindset and in relatively good shape. He's 31, and as we know, was playing starting level NBA basketball 5-ish years ago.

Maybe he's washed up, we've obviously had players with big pedigrees before that have come in and stunk, but there is a wealth of talent/upside here if he comes in with the right mindset.

If Ty can join the upper-echelon of import guards running around in the NBL this season, Brisbane are a real championship threat.

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Lovebroker  
Last year

Ty could potentially draw defenders and give Cadee space.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The only space Cadee should have is on the bench.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Ty could potentially get everyone drunk enough to buy Cadee's clothing range.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Ty could potentially get everyone drunk enough to buy from Cadee's clothing range.

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Udog  
Last year

Looks like the script is playing out. Throw everything into getting Melbourne United a Championship, then focus on Brisbane. Hopefully they play Perth in the finals so Perth fans get the rough end of the stick from the dodgy refs this year.

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Melbourne Boy  
Last year

Lemanis needed a backup for Caddee,

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Reality  
Last year

With lock out laws in Brisbane it might get him out of the clubs a little earlier!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Quality individual. What could go wrong?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Source? I can't find anything

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robt  
Last year

Don't know Ty Lawson. What's with all the drinking comments? Sounds like he's famous for partying?

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Anonymous  
Last year

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Ty+lawson

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robt  
Last year

Thanks. Interesting read, and, more impotantly, seems he can play.

So, has he been recruited as a starter or behind Cadee??

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Agent Oso  
Last year

Just signed up with newstead Brewing Co as well who have brought out a special beer for the Bullets

Sales should be very strong now!

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Clancy McClusky  
Last year

He'll play anywhere he can get plenty of shots

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Senator11  
Last year

No joke, if Bullets land Ty Lawson and he's a shadow of the player he was at Denver, they become instant contenders. Would be a joke if Cadee started over him.

That being said, strange they would try to sign a player with documented attitude issues after what they did with Perrin Burford.

If this is at all true.

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AngusH  
Last year

This is the kind of signing the Kings would have made a season ago. Hope it works out, but some pretty major red flags, ala Blake/Tyler.

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paul  
Last year

Blake, Powell, Gee, Flynn, Harrington, Young etc, the ageing long-time NBA veteran hasn't worked out that well in making teams better as a general rule in recent years. Josh Childress was the obvious exception.

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Cram  
Last year

Second PG drafted by the T-Wolves (in that year they had a couple chances at Stephen Curry) to end up in the NBL. Ricky Rubio next?

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Senator11  
Last year

"Blake, Powell, Gee, Flynn, Harrington, Young etc, the ageing long-time NBA veteran hasn't worked out that well in making teams better as a general rule in recent years. Josh Childress was the obvious exception."

Lamar Patterson looks like he'll be added to that list, he's already improved the Bullets.

Boone can be put on that list too. Harrington was just a stop gap for Childress being injured. The rest didn't pan out so well.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Thing is, Lawson is not a bad guy. He had some alcohol issues, whether he was an alcoholic or not I don't know but he definitely made some poor decisions by getting behind the wheel.

It seemed like a humbling experience, he seems committed to trying to give the NBA another crack, and by all accounts he was pretty good when he got picked up by Washington not long ago.

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Anonymous  
Last year

There's nothing on google regarding this

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AngusH  
Last year

I have no idea if he's sober now, but I'd wager a lot of alcoholics probably aren't bad people... when sober. Again, hope it works out, and I hope if he has a wife/kids etc. they are out here with him as well. Risky move though with how well Brisbane are playing at the moment - but this should get bums in seats in Brisbane short-term, I'd say.

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Curtley  
Last year

To be fair, four DUIs in around ten years isnt that bad, plus two were low level.

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AngusH  
Last year

IMO one DUI in 50 years is bad, low range or not.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I call BS but ill happily be wrong

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Anonymous  
Last year

So the title needs to be amended then.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Fake news

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Anonymous  
Last year

Weren't the Bullets signing Baron Davis last week ;)

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Anonymous  
Last year

Complete garbage. It's not Lawson.

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Anonymous  
Last year

To be fair, four DUIs in around ten years isnt that bad, plus two were low level.


Are you suggesting that it is OK for the average Australian to be caught for DUI once every 2.5 years? Note, if they are caught that often they are doing it un-found even more often.

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Anonymous  
Last year

who is it then?

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Bruce  
Last year

If Ty Lawson only has issues with beer, then Brisbane is the perfect place for him.

XXXX is undrinkable swill.

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

I think we have learnt that recruiting older ex-NBA players requires due diligence. The imports have been a real mixed bunch.

Returning Australians have done better: Bogut, Bairstow, Heal, Gaze, Bradtke, Anstey, Jawai (in Perth), Andersen, Schenscher.

Recruiting younger imports who had brief NBA careers has seen some great NBL players: Grace, Rose, Ware, Copeland, McClain, Owes.

Maybe the take home is that NBL franchises should go for 2 types of ex-NBA players: returning Aussies and imports still in their prime and hungry. The first is a natural, come home to finish your career thing. The younger imports would be harder to recruit: if you can't maintain an NBA roster spot, come down under where the lifestyle is great and there’s no language barriers if you only speak English.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Kendle signed for remainder of season

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Tom  
Last year

The difference here is that a new import does not have to put a team on his back and turn them into contenders. He just has to hit the open shot, play some defence, and not expect to play 20+minutes.

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Anonymous  
Last year

well this thread was made up bs

Kendle's contract extended http://www.nbl.com.au/news/article/bullets-extend-kendles-contract

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koberulz  
Last year

The thread saying they'll release Hiejima is BS because they're keeping Kendle?

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paul  
Last year

"Lamar Patterson looks like he'll be added to that list."

Definitely not, didn't play much in the NBL and spend the previous season in Europe. Boone also had played around the world before coming here. That's probably why Childress is the exception of the long-time NBA vets, he had played Euroleague and learned what the international game is about.

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Hogwash  
Last year

Keeping Kendle is a smart move.
Brisbane are looking better each week and like Perth can still play 3rd import card anytime.

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AngusH  
Last year

Pretty incredible example of perseverance by Kendle to earn a roster spot that's not just an injury replacement position.

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paul  
Last year

Absolutely. Let's hope he can keep producing, would be a great story if he can stick long term.

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Anonymous  
Last year

He's been playing in Aus a while now.. how far off is he from being potentially naturalized?
That would ensure him being an NBL regular.

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AngusH  
Last year

I could be wrong, but you can't have dual-citizenship if your a US citizen I believe? Maybe he doesn't want to give that up.

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Perthworld  
Last year

We were lied to.

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Senator11  
Last year

Kendle...the feel good story of NBL 18/19 season...feel even better if/when he starts.

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paul  
Last year

Can't see him starting, Gliddon is pretty ensconced in that SG spot and playing well, and if they're going to change starter at PG it would be Gibson moving into that spot given he's the one playing the back-up minutes there now.

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Anonymous  
Last year

AngusH,

Australia allows for dual citizenship (AUS/USA), so Kendle could well play as an Aussie in coming years should he meet requirements (eg Lisch)

What you are thinking of is the reverse. If an Aussie wants USA citizenship, they have to renounce their Aussie status and we American only.

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robt  
Last year

In fact, I am pretty sure that a US citizen cannot become "unAmerica".???

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

robot

Well...

Back in the 1950s they had a HUAAC to declare people as "Un-American". It led to blacklisting in Hollywood and elsewhere, and some good fictionalised accounts (On the Waterfront, the film version of The Scarlet Letter, The Great American Novel, Catch 22)

HUAAC= House UnAmerican Activities Committee.

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Richo43  
Last year

What was the verdict on this? Fake? Or still a chance to land in the NBL?

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paul  
Last year

Fake. Bullets announced they are extending Kendle's contract and holding an import spot open in case of injury.

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Anonymous  
Last year

All of which makes it pretty obvious that it was Holt who told the bullets to fuck off and not the other way round

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