Anonymous
Two months ago

Kings sign Jae’Sean Tate

Utterly bizarre signing. They need a legit impact four and pick up some undersized three who is far from an impact guy and last played in Belgium. Says to me that the money has dried up. The Kings can spin this all they like but the fact is this dude is an NBL1 level import.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Moller to the four then and Newley, they'll be fine. It certainly looks like a team first approach by all the players they have signed, it might not be a championship team but the foundation looks a lot solider than their past few seasons. They got some heads in there and as said probably not the dollars available.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Luv someone saying "Utterly bizarre signing. They need a legit impact four and pick up some undersized three who is far from an impact guy and last played in Belgium."
Shame they didn't say that the Kings shouldn't ever sign this guy before the event. Lot more street cred then.

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Two months ago

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K4L  
Two months ago

One more power foward position to come?

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D2.0  
Last month

So what position will this guy actually play?

We all thought Sydney needed to prioritise an import PF, and according to LSM that's what they've done. He has this guy starting at the 4!?!

"I've spoken to a bunch of people about Tate and everyone I've touched base with loves him, with the words most commonly used to describe him being 'animal’, ‘beast’ and ‘freak’. One international scout described him as "a mini-Zion with his frame" and said “he’s too powerful for small forwards and too elusive for power forwards.” I can’t wait to watch this guy take on the NBL. "

His Belgian stats don't hint at this superman status?

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Anonymous  
Last month

He might be all of the above but his Belgium team didn't think he was a starter to often. LSM has a habit of talking up players, quite often above there ability. We will see in due course. Most of the league seems to be going for more agile stretch fours though, in saying that Tate listed at 6ft 4", so lets hope he doesn’t get the plane shrinkage that Gordgian used to complain about.

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robt.  
Last month

"Pacific Shrink"!

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D2.0  
Last month

Stretch 4's are good, especially back in the day when teams would play a 3-man front-court.
But I still see guys like Kay and Wesley as the archetypal NBL PF.

Brisbane have gone interesting, on the assumption that Braun is now going to be forced to play the 4. But he was signed when they thought Patterson wasn't returning, and besides still has a few inches on Tate.

Last season Wear seemed to prefer the stretch 4 role, and at times played more like a 3/4, but he at least had the size and strength of a true NBL PF.

I just assume Tate was either going to start at SF, and/or relieve Newley and allow him to slide to the 2 at times?

Who knows, maybe the new coach doesn't realise what a selfish soft___k Kickert has become? Only good for throwing elbows and starting brawls

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Anonymous  
Last month

Yes the pacific shrink. Lol.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I've noticed that some of the new imports highlight reals that they travel a lot.

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proud  
Last month

Wow my memory mustn't be too good Dazz as I can't remember Kickert being anything other than a selfish soft cocked marshmallow.

Good luck to him but I don't know how you can trust him, he's an amazing shooter but everything else he does on a basketball court is inadequate and he's too old to be changing his game now

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D2.0  
Last month

Yeah, amazing at protecting his stats...

Look, even if you start Kickert at PF, they still have a superb lineup.
Probably on paper the 2nd best, and not far behind MU.

And that last player is going to come down to dollars, how much they have already spent and which players they can squeeze into the Bench Cap.
They may need to sign a bargain option like Hire, but then why sign Tate?

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Zodiac  
Last month

Tate will be the Kings starting PF.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Moller will start in the four, kings will play run and uptempo. Kings were very pleased when his name was on the free agents list. If Moller doesn't start at four I think Newley would start there. Tate did not even start in Belgium league which no where as strong as nbl.

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maxymoo  
Last month

Moller, Tate & Newley at the 4 .....Bogut is going to be in perpetual defensive rotation.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Newley and Moller excellent defensively, not certain on Tate.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Were are the points coming from


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D2.0  
Last month

"Moller will start at the 4"

Yes, but we're talking about the Sydney Kings and NBL, not the Huskies.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Played three for huskies.

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AngusH  
Last month

I think Moller at the 4 can work next to Bogut.

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