Banditos Fan
Last month

Lachy Reid - Aaron Brooks signs with Hawks

Just dropped a Lachy bomb on twitter.

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Anonymous  
Last month

mentor for Ball

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Bandits 2020  
Last month

Nice signing if true!

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D2.0  
Last month

I don't really follow NBA, but on paper he seems to have had a pretty good career. Nearly 700 games, must be a very accomplished player. Averaged just under 10 points a game, so not a huge scorer, but would do a lot better in our league.

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Aussie  
Last month

Would the average fan on the street know he is?

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Anonymous  
Last month

NO

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Anonymous  
Last month

no but its like Melbourne knowing who Latrell Mitchell is a top ten player in the NRL

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Bandits 2020  
Last month

The average person in the street won't know who he is but the average Hawks fan will be very happy with the signing once they have seen him play and that's what actually matters.

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Anonymous  
Last month

700 games! Is he 50?

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Anonymous  
Last month

no 34

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Anonymous  
Last month

former team mate of David Anderson

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koberulz  
Last month

700 games! Is he 50?
You know how long an NBA season is, right? That's less than 9 seasons, assuming no playoff appearances. Even 34 is actually pretty old for someone who's only played 700 games, I'd imagine.

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Big Ads  
Last month

Awesome signing, Good stuff Hawks.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Great news for the Hawks they're putting together quite a good team.

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XRumerTest  
Last month

Hello. And Bye.

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Anonymous  
Last month

the hawks owner early today had a player announcement on his twitter then tok it down

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joshuapending  
Last month

Think he should be pretty good. Was a pretty decent scorer at the NBA level at times.

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A A Ron  
Last month

When he was an NBA starter way back he averaged nearly 20ppg, then in 2015 he had another stretch of 30 or so games as a starter where he averaged nearly 20ppg again. If he's still in shape he could lead the league in scoring considering how high his usage rate will probably be at Illawarra. Great signing, more than a slight upgrade over CJ.

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AngusH  
Last month

From what I remember of him he was super quick which was his main strength, so will be interesting to see what he can do now - like has been said above, if he's fit this is a pretty epic signing.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Explosive scorer. Nice pick up for the Hawks.

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Anonymous  
Last month

what he be a good pickup for Melbourne united

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LV  
Last month

Peaked in 2009-10, last played in the NBA in 2017-18- what's he been doing for the last 18 months?



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Hogwash  
Last month

Solid signing by Hawks.

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Shayno  
Last month

Been doing squat the last 18 months cept coaching clinics

Risky as signing due to age, better still have his pace or will struggle against younger points.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Co-sign me being skeptical that he's still at a great level. Better to sign the younger, fringe NBA PG's than the ones whose careers have clearly come and gone.

Nonetheless, notable name and a good addition to the league, hope he succeeds. Hard to see LaMelo come to the Hawks after this signing though, you'd have to imagine the NBL would assess Cairns or even SEM would have a better role for him.

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Anonymous  
Last month

from a washed-up Ced Jackson, to Aaron Brooks. Big upgrade

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Anonymous  
Last month

LaMelo a Hawk. I wouldn't be particularly happy if I was Emmett Naar. Where’s he going to get minutes with Brooks and Ball in the squad?

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AKA  
Last month

My favorite Brooks memory was when Patty Mills put 37 points on him as a freshman!!! Should be a good signing for the Hawks, I wonder if he will play the 2 with Ball at the 3 and keeping Naar at the 1 spot?

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cavolo  
Last month

Huge signing for the Hawks. Followed the Bulls pretty strongly during the D Rose period and he was one of a few back up pg's that ended up playing big minutes and as has already been said, can flat out score. Very fast, a little unorthodox which makes him hard to guard and just a flat out pro. Fingers crossed his body is in good shape. No reason why he wouldn’t lead the league in scoring.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Do Lamelo and Aaron know what Wollongong is like?

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D2.0  
Last month

"Risky as signing due to age, better still have his pace or will struggle against younger points."

NBA seasons are long and intensive. IIRC a season can have over 80 games plus play-offs.
It's hardly surprising that a guy who would struggle with that due to age, would find our season a doddle.

He's only 6ft, which isn't big by NBA standards, so presumably he has skills, and that is a good size for our league.

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cavolo  
Last month

Cool article on Aaron from Sam Smith when he was at the Bulls describing his character, abilities etc

https://www.nba.com/bulls/news/aaron-brooks-comfortable-lane

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Shayno  
Last month

It looks like ball will start at the 2

Again i stand by the risky signing part....kinda reminds me of when the 36ers signed ebi ere again.

And a strange one brooks on a team full of points and centres... wonder what sets they will run

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anonymous  
Last month

He definitely has the credentials to be an elite player in NBL but it doesn't always translate that way.

As a comparison, his resume is a lot better than Casper or Cotton.

But so was Steve Blake...

If he plays anywhere near the level that he was in the NBA then he will be one of the better players in NBL, if not top 3...

Time will tell.

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Andrew  
Last month

If Ball plays at the 2 they look a little inexperienced in that position

*Brooks / Naar
Ball / Dech
Blanchfield / Conreaad / Grida
*Import / Froling
*Boone / Ogilvy

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robt.  
Last month

With Blanch & Coen at the 3, wouldn't Grida play more as a 2?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Brooks / Narr / LaMelo
Dech / Glover
Blanchfield / Grida
Import or Australian player / Coenraad / Froling
Boone / Aj
Brooks & Grida will play minutes at the 2
Narr & LaMelo will play at the 1
Things might change but I think this will be General make up
Starting 5
Brooks or Narr
Brooks or ? ( Depending if Brooks starts at the 1 )
Blanchfield
? ( Depends who they get )
Boone

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Anonymous  
Last month

is Andersen not coming back

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