Blitz1984
Two weeks ago

Cotton Aussie

Cotton has lodged his citizenship application as per the West Australian.

https://thewest.com.au/sport/perth-wildcats/fatherhood-and-citizenship-beckon-wildcats-star-bryce-cotton-ng-b881283584z

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AngusH  
Two weeks ago

I don't know how long these things take to progress, but that's pretty huge. He's still quite young and figures to be in the Boomers picture if he's interested. As much as I hate how strong it makes the Wildcats, it's a good news story as an Aussie.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

about time

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UseTaHoop  
Two weeks ago

He must really love his life over here.

The NBL used to feature a lot of naturalised players, usually Americans extending their careers by playing as a local. I think we lost that somewhere along the way.

List of best naturalised NBL players:

Cal Bruton
Scott Fisher
And...

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Hairs  
Two weeks ago

And a few of them have kids who turn out to be quite handy.

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Smith  
Two weeks ago

Damn, kudos to Perf.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Is his partner Australian?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Having a kid in Australia helps his cause.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago



List of best naturalised NBL players:

Cal Bruton
Scott Fisher
And...

Derek Alan Rucker (born October 2, 1966) is an American-Australian former professional basketball player who starred in the Australian National Basketball League for 15 seasons.

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LV  
Two weeks ago

How long do these applications usually take?

Any chance he could suit up in Tokyo?

I bet a few people on these forums would rather have him than Sobey, Goulding or Gliddon!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Redhage, Lisch...

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I guess Trevor isn't thag bad after all!

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Hairs  
Two weeks ago

There are many east of Kalgoorlie hoping Redhage will not be allowed to breed.

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Zodiac  
Two weeks ago

Loggins, D-Mac, Ballinger etc

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Andrew  
Two weeks ago

James Crawford, Tiny Pinder, Leroy Loggins

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Peto from Lakeside  
Two weeks ago

Ricky Grace
Mark Davis

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Darnell Mee.

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Mr. Big Checks  
Two weeks ago

Aussies need more Sudanese players on the National team no way some of the guys on that roster are more talented than the Sudanese Australians that are playing.

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Greggo  
Two weeks ago

^^ Who? Maker would've been in if available. Adel was close. Don't think there's anyone better than that around...

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D2.0  
Two weeks ago

Awesome news.
I don't know but the rumour was that he met his partner in perth.

Obviously having him as an Aussie will be an advantage, but I'm mostly just stoked that it tends to indicate he'll be sticking around.
I think the biggest advantage for the Cats will be making him their Marquee (or does that not apply to naturalised players?)

I don't know about the boomers. He's quite undersized for International competition.

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Mr. Big Checks  
Two weeks ago

Can't Kouat Noi play throw Josh Greene on the roster I know he is not Sudanese but at least adds some diversity. Lat Mayen? Adel should def make it.

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Reality  
Two weeks ago

Big Checks its about winning not diversity

(Perhaps Big Check got asked for id at Crown!)

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Mr. Big Checks  
Two weeks ago

Those guys are better than and more athletic than the whole roster combined

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I'm never met any from Africa that doesn’t think they should not be in the nba or never seen a bad shot. Each to there own I suppose.

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PeterJohn  
Two weeks ago

Al Green
Bruce Bolden
Maybe Ronnie the Rat Radliff - top 3pt shooter and defender

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Reality  
Two weeks ago

Of course they should all be in the nba its just a matter of opportunity and someone else fault as to why they didn't make it.

I guess they can always end up driving a cab which is a noble profession

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Get more enjoyment from seeing guys like Bogut, Mills, Ingles, Delly etc playing great basketball and representing Aus., than guys that are born/raised elsewhere and then chose to pitch their tent in Aus.

Does the influx tend to disrupt the culture of putting your country first?

What percentage of guys playing NBL will be born overseas?

Lots of kids growing up in Melbourne and all round the country playing basketball but so few of them will be playing NBL this coming season.

When you look at AFL, Shield cricket, etc, the percentage progressing to national competition would seem to be far greater than basketball.

Sure, basketball is an international sport and a good number are playing overseas. And there are plenty of good foreign players to recruit.

BUT, with the level of basketball participation, there should be heaps of talented young Aussies beating down the door to the NBL. Shouldn't there?

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Mr. Big Checks  
Two weeks ago

At least Mitch Creek put the good white guys on at least hahahhahaha

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

How many NBL squads will start with an import as their pg or as a combo?

Where are the young, talented and athletic young Aussie guards, especially pgs?

Norton a good one. Been around for a while now.

Naar and Grida getting their opportunity because of the Hawks financial restraints?

Did a guy like Tom Wilson just see the complete lack of commitment to bringing on young Aussies?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

You have mcdowell white and Exum as young pgs.
You also have top prospects Giddey and Wigness coming behind them.

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Hairs  
Two weeks ago

"When you look at AFL, Shield cricket, etc, the percentage progressing to national competition would seem to be far greater than basketball."

75% of the world play basketball, not so many playing AFL or cricket.

If there was an abundance of 6'8" elite athletic African Americans wanting to play AFL the clubs would be full of them.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

To #674:

I don't think the 'influx' disrupts the culture of putting your country first. In many situations, the naturalised players are bashing on the door and making themselves available at every opportunity because it's a chance they never expected to have.

The 'outflux' probably has more to do with culture disruption, with guys like Simmons going through their formative years in the US and soaking up the me-first attitude that American athletes display from a young age.

Wild generalisations, but a rough summary of what I've observed.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Fair enough, everything is good then.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Its awesome that Cotton is looking to stick around for the long term. I dont think it makes the cats that much stronger because there is still a salary cap. Its not as if they could afford three gun imports with cotton in the team. It does give them more flexibility however when recruiting

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koberulz  
Two weeks ago

there is still a salary cap.
No there isn't...

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D2.0  
Two weeks ago

True, but I understand what he's saying.
Cotton will still be their highest paid player. Cats may be able to save a bit of cash, if they're allowed to treat him as a marquee??

They still have to have 5 players within the bench-cap.

Good thing is that they could again keep an import slot up their sleeve in case on an LTI.

Great news is that Cotton is sticking around long term.

It makes sense now, considering I had previously heard they wanted to keep an import slot for when Martin and Wagstaff retire.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

are naturalised "Australians" allowed to be marquee players? Hopefully not.

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koberulz  
Two weeks ago

Naturalised players aren't treated any differently to locally-born players, and never have been.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

goes against the intent of the rule IMO to buy citizenship for yanks as a tax evasion scheme

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Anonymous  
Last week

Ramone Moore if became an Aussie could play for the Boomers

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Anonymous  
Last week

In theory yes but in reality I can't see him beating out Cadee for a spot

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D2.0  
Last week

The language in the rules is all about restricted or not. Once naturalised, he will nolonger be restricted.

In regards to the Boomers. I think Cotton might be undersized to play SG internationally, and we have to remember that whilst such a player might be one of the best in the NBL, they are usually up against NBA and Europe players.

There may also be Sudanese-Australian players, who didn't get their citizenship in time, that might count as our naturalised player??

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