LV
Last month

Melbourne United signs Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. to complete roster

https://www.melbourneutd.com.au/news/article/melbourne-united-signs-jo-lual-acuil-jr-to-complete-roster

Impressive signing.

Not sure about fit though- unless they're planning on playing Long at the 4?

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AngusH  
Last month

Yeah, it was a bit concerning that they only went 2 deep at most positions, so this totally makes sense.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Melbourne United's 2019/20 NBL fully contracted roster:
David Barlow
Chris Goulding
Shea Ili
Shawn Long
Jo Lual-Acuil
Mitch McCarron
Sam McDaniel
Alex Pledger
Casey Prather
Tohi Smith-Milner
Melo Trimble

Development players: Jack Purchase and Sam Short.


Not hard to see why United are clear title favourites at this point.

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Zodiac  
Last month

This United back up PF spot was the last roster spot available league wide wasn't it?

That might be it for Waxy then and goodbye Venky Jois.

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Steven  
Last month

Sydney are the only team with a roster spot which can be an import spot.

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LV  
Last month

Presumably United wants to play plenty of small ball with Prather at the 4.

Also, it's hard to see Pledger getting any time

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Smith  
Last month

Fark me that's a loaded roster. They'll still need home court to beat Perf.

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Anonymous  
Last month

And then you have cairns...
How is there so much disparity in a 9 team league. Laughable. Get you're act together nbl, This shouldn’t be happening.

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D2.0  
Last month

"Presumably United wants to play plenty of small ball with Prather at the 4.
Also, it's hard to see Pledger getting any time"

No, you were right the first time.

Only way this makes sense is if Long (or JLA) plays the 4.

Assuming Tremble can adapt his game, this looks like an exceptionally strong line-up

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Anonymous  
Last month

I wouldn't get to excited, he signed in div one Israel didn’t make the cut, got traded to Hungary div one didn’t play a game and ended in div three Israel. He’s a budget signing. Seven foot tall can be useful though.

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Zodiac  
Last month

He scored a team-high 20 points in United's second pre-season game against Zhejiang and also scored 17 points in their first game against California Baptist Uni.

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Anonymous  
Last month

He has some ability, it might be his attitude. Really good at Baylor.... might feel much more comfortable being home.
I think he'll do real well.

We need more of those Aussie euro guys filling roster spots. Reath, mathiang etc etc.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Let's see how many points he scores on Bogut, Jawai, my grandma could score on those teams.

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LV  
Last month

I didn't realize this was Div 3 Israel

Forget my comment about Pledger not playing then

Long isn't really a 4.

Still only one stretch 4 on this roster. Tohi I consider more of a stretch 5. Then 3 more traditional 5s.

It remains to be seen whether the balance is right.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Playing Prather at 4 sometimes.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I can see Prather and even maybe McCarron at time in the four, if Barlow gets injured or in foul trouble which has happened and a lot of the fours are more mobile this year Melbourne are vulnerable, they waned an import four but could not walk past Prather. Smith-Milner is four height but is really a five man, slow feet and foul prone. Long could play there as well maybe.

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Thunder Jam  
Last month

Mitch at the 4.LOL
Why not Goulding there as well???

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Anonymous  
Last month

I see Long playing the 4 a bit this year.

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Perfwerld  
Last month

I see championships in Perf and Bryce 'Aussie' Cotton winning another MVP with an import to be signed midseason to cover the loss of Cotton to the local player contingent

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