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SEM Instagram have been asking fans who should be there 2nd import? the only name ive heard was Randle? but I believe they need to make a statement and someone new, sign a former NBA

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It all depends on Creek as to what they go

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They definitely need to get a stud 5 man (suited to the NBL, so not a 7 footer who is not mobile etc)
They need this player no matter what other players are locked in - Creek etc

The 3rd import needs to be a PG. They probably need to see what happens with Creek and Magden before signing this player.

If Creek is not going to be there then they need a PG that can score.

If Creek is there then they can get more of a facilitator.

Either way, the PG needs to be able to defend a Ware, Cotton, Trimble and at least hold them to their averages.

Although I don't think Randle is the player that you will win a championship with, he might be able to give them a season or two that makes them competitive. Then after this time when things have settled they may look at a different option.

Ideally this is what I would go with:

PG - Import with similar game to Ware
SG - Magden
SF - Creek
PF - Wesley
C - Import similar to Shawn Long (possibly better defender)

This would be a very competitive starting lineup. The bench is a bit thin especially if Kendall Stephens isn't yet ready for this level.

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I think they should sign LaMelo Ball as a Next Stars player. Could be a circus but for a brand new franchise trying to make a name for themselves it would certainly create some headlines for them.

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Matur Maker

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William McDowell white as backup pg.
Matur maker as backup pf.
Import pg.
Import c.
Dufelmeier as dp pg.

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Matur maker would be great to have young enough to be a nextstar player

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Not sure why posters are suggesting any Aussie players for SEM. All of their roster spots are full.

They have 2 x import spots available and a Next Stars spot.

Obviously, if Creek goes NBA/Europe then another spot will open up.

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a next star can also be a Aussie player

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"a next star can also be a Aussie player"

Could also be a Fijian, but what are the chances?
And who cares, their nationality is irrelevant so why would they restricts themselves?

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As many have said, their problem lies with Creek.
Question is whether he wants to stay in the US as training fodder.

If they lose Creek, then they need to sign an import SF. They've basically got nobody else who can play the starting role.
(I suppose you could instead sign a SG, and start Madgen at SF, but its robbing Peter to pay Paul.)

My personal view is that you need somebody way better than Gibson and Antman to run the point. But I would surmise that Mitchell disagrees.
In which case I would imagine they will chase an(other) import 4/5 to start at Centre alongside Wesley.

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You would hope they're making good progress on an import 1 or 5.. those are clear needs regardless of Creek's situation.

Matur Maker would be a great Next Stars pickup assuming he's eligible (I didn't consider the idea of bringing in a local as a N.S.). Would be a great backup 4 and with his length could play 5 as well, assuming his matchup wouldn't completely overpower his frame. Don't know how realistic it is to bring him over to the NBL though, hasn't been much talk of him playing in Aus.

I think Gibson will backup the 2 and Adnam the 1, and they're pretty good in those roles - don't think bringing in WMW or LaMelo really suites their needs. Would love to see both those guys join another team though, obviously assuming WMW doesn't get drafted.

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If they lose Creek I reckon they need a face a casual fan might have heard of. Randle would be good, plus still can put up points for them. Melo etc are nowhere near ready and to think he would contribute is silly. No cherry picking here young fella like high school. And if it don't work out he'd be on 1st plane out of here, rookie franchise wouldn't be good for him. Don't think Creek will be back, will give it one more year to make it if he doesn't get contract.

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^Agreed. I think if they lose Creek, they might go after Jerome Randle at the PG spot. Or play Adnam/Gibson at the Point, and chase after a solid SF & Center. Worst case scenario Jerry Evans Jr and Bairstow???

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Lol to D2.0 "training fodder" making a team in the best league in the world and becoming a millionaire Vs NBL.......hmmmmm. Really?

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10 day contracts pay that well huh

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Matur Maker not listed as being under contract by Slovenian team on Wikipedia, not sure what the team's website says as my Slovenian is about as good as my Slovakian.

Not sure if he's eligible as next stars player if he's played two years pro in Europe tho....

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Lol to D2.0 "training fodder"

Creek has been invited to return early and start pre-season training, due to his superior work-ethic. ie Training Fodder.
If he accepts, he won't be playing for SEM. simples

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