Anonymous
Last year

Taipans import

The
@CairnsTaipans
have locked in their first import for #NBL20, 23-year old American forward and
@nbagleague
-r, Cameron Oliver (
@SpaceCamm
)

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Smith  
Last year

Looks good. If they acan close Machado and bring back Newbill they'll be very competitive.

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Curtley  
Last year

I reckon they'll definitely make the 8.

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anon  
Last year

Perthworld, so optimistic lol.
Nice team being put together. If the imports can produce as predicted, top eight definitely!

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Anonymous  
Last year

He looks good in vids. It's good to see the team taking shape. I’d like to see a few more next stars.

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Benno  
Last year

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Anonymous  
Last year

"bUt CaIrNs DoNt HaVe MoNeY"

Here's hoping those weeping losers find something else to complain about now. 2 fringe NBA players signed now. Cairns aren’t broke stfu

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Anonymous  
Last year

G-League doesn't make him fringe NBA

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Anonymous  
Last year

Problem with cairns is they spend all there money on imports, that leaves the rest of the locals not that flash. If the imports do well Cairns do well, if not they suck.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I am guessing DJ Newbill is returning

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Lovebroker  
Last year

If the imports do well Cairns do well, if not they suck.



Wouldn't this apply to every team? When was the last time a team won with awful imports?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Perth won with two just last season, there Australian contingent were significant, I'm certain Cairns would like to take them from Perth. Cairns got the players Perth didn’t want.

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Anonymous  
Last year

NBLpocketpodcast twitter suggest this is the ending of DJ Newbill returning with this new signing, have the Taipans signed another guard all are they just going with two imports?

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AngusH  
Last year

Not sure why signing an import 3/4 would spell the end of Newbill, unless it means they can't afford Newbill anymore and will need to look for a cheaper option. I don't see a starting 2 guard on that roster without an import, though.

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D2.0  
Last year

"I reckon they'll definitely make the 8"

I doubt it

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D2.0  
Last year

"Problem with cairns is they spend all there money on imports"

No, no they don't.
It might well change under Kelly, but typically Cairns go trawling for bargain imports, once everyone else is finished. They generally do very well targetting guys looking to make a name for themselves overseas. Its no surprise that when they strike gold, those players are quickly poached. Guys like Wilbekin, Craig, Trice, and now Trimble have all moved on to bigger & better opportunities.

It's a fair deal. They still get more money than the G-League, they get to show their stuff and if things go well they'll get much better offers. Meanwhile Cairns get the services of a decent import for a season or two.

It's a lot easier to find diamonds in the rough with imports, due to the sheer volume of guys available.

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Anonymous  
Last year

surely Jawai would be on big money if he returns

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