Two years ago

Jo Lual-Acuil Released from Israel Contract

Reports in israel say he was released from his contract.

Was on loan in the 2nd division last year. Averaged 16.6 pts and 10.5 reb, and lost in the 2nd division finals series.


Suited up for Melbourne United against CBU Lancers, had 17pts/6rebs/2blks. Chances we could see him in the NBL this year? He is 25 so can't be signed as a DP. With the retirement of Jervis at the Taipans, this has opened up a space for a back up big. Would like to see him end up in CNS. Would also be great moment for the South Sudan Australian Community to have Noi/Deng/Lual-Acuil on the court at the same time.

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Two years ago

Honestly reckon he's starting quality. Not going to create his own scoring but he is an athletic finisher, can hit the 3, and can drive and score off hard closeouts. Defensively big time shot blocker and also really mobile.

Would like to see him split C mins with Kawai, I agree.

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Two years ago

please please Sydney kings sign him, great PF and better backup centre then Jordan hunter

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Two years ago

Machado / Kenny / Dufelmeier(DP)
Newbill / Djeric / Kernich-Drew
Noi / Jurlina / Mayen(DP)
Oliver / Deng / Krslovic
Jawai / Acuil / Mccarthy(DP)

Best result for Cairns I think with what's available...

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Two years ago

Would prefer better import to newbill but I'm just going off nbl tracker.

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Two years ago

I'd like to see him at Cairns too, the while South Sudanese connection is quite unique and I hope it is a massive success

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Two years ago

McCarthy has signed in Holland

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Two years ago

^ You do realise that's 12 Contracted Players right? Unless I missed something, aren’t NBL teams supposed to have 11 fully contracted players?

I predict the depth chart would look more like:
PG - Machado*/Kenny
SG - Newbill*/Djeric
SF - Noi/DKD
PF - Oliver*/Deng/Krslovic
C - Jawai/Lual-Acquil

Potential DP’s??
- Blagojevic
- Dufelmeier
- Mayen
- Wigness

Potential Next Stars??
- Jaylen Hands (PG)
- Jontay Porter (C)
- Kenton Martin Jr (PF)

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Two years ago

I'd give a full contract to jurlina or Pozoglou over dk at sf.

Wigness I think has been set at too young, must be born 01 or older. You’d be getting Giddey and king etc as DPs or next stars also if that was the case.

Jois would have been better over Krslovic too.

Machado / Kenny / Dufelmeier*
Import / Djeric / NS
Noi / Jurlina / Mayen*
Oliver / Deng / Krslovic
Jawai / Acuil / DP*

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Two years ago

If he's playing pre season games for Melbourne wouldn't that suggest they are in the box seat to sign him?

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Two years ago

If Hooley is doing media work for United and is wearing united gear, does that mean they are in the box seat to (re)sign him too?

I think Lucas Walker fills United's last local spot. Lual-Acuil will obviously be looking for the right price, but also has to make a decision if he wants to be stuck behind an NBL Second Team, potential MVP player in Long, or get share great minutes in Cairns behind Jawai.

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Two years ago

Good point. Splitting time with Jawai would be a no-brainer if you wanted an opportunity. Never keeps serious and steady minutes.

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Two years ago

Has Walker got anything left, injured a lot last season, would be a good fit at Melbourne though.

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