Earlier this year
Players to watch in the NBL Playoffs
Heading into the playoffs, who are you watching closely?
DJ Kennedy for mine.
He doesn't get much attention because he goes about his business with a minimum of fuss. Not many huge dunks, no threes from the car park, not much fist pumping. He doesn't have the slick post moves of a Tai Wesley. He just gets it done.
And just quietly, his last third of the season might've been as good as anybody in the NBL after Shawn Long.
His last 8 games- 15.6ppg, 10.0rpg, 4.8apg, 1.1spg, 0.9bpg. Keep doing that, and it'll greatly increase the chances of United going back to back.
Another one worth watching is Clint Steindl.
Ever since arriving back in the NBL, he hasn't been the player many expected. But he's had a few big games this season, and with Norton out he should get opportunities in the playoffs. In a typical tight, low scoring playoff tussle that the Wildcats enjoy, Steindl could be the sparkplug off the bench who blows the game open.