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NZNBL player Taylor Britt Wildcats DP

Taylor Britt of the Canterbury Rams joins Perth Wildcats as DP

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Anonymous  
Last year

http://www.wildcats.com.au/news/article/taylor-britt-signed-as-development-player

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Cat Fontroller  
Last year

New low for young Aussie ballers.

Next gen already taking opportunities.

NBL1 a shadow of the league it knifed.

Unless you snag one of the few CoE spots, there are so few opportunities.

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Anonymous  
Last year

It's just the beginning, we don’t know what will become of the feeder league.

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D2.0  
Last year

Here's the link:
http://www.wildcats.com.au/news/article/taylor-britt-signed-as-development-player

Haven't seen him in action, but seems like an ok signing.
The inevitable injury to Martin will see Norton carrying the can, and Cotton sliding to PG at times, unless we can bring in a bonafide PG. Be interesting to see if he's actually up to playing any minutes at NBL level.

I don't know exactly how DP contracts work, but hopefully he's a long-term prospect, as he still seems pretty raw.

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Cat Fontroller  
Last year

#468, is there a plan?

What are they aiming to do with the state leagues?

Are they looking for an integrated, national set up that provides at least one really strong winter league, where younger players and fringe NBL players can put their case?

So far, it seems very insular, very much focussed solely on building Victoria as the only place of significance for basketball in Aus?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Nation wide nbl1 by 2021 imo.
5 conferences

Vic/tas
Nsw/act
Qld/nt
Sa
Wa

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Cat Fontroller  
Last year

So, no real change?

How will this be significantly different from now?

Will it make any leagues stronger?
TAS has been seabl/NBL1 for ages.
ACT is joining Warratah? OK...
Teams travelling from Brisbane to Darwin to play??
SA still an isolated minor league and ditto for WA.

Vic still all powerful, inward looking and just looking after itself.

How does any of this generate a stronger winter league anywhere?

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D2.0  
Last year

NBL can't support itself, much less a secondary league.

SBL is actually ok, in terms of the spread of clubs, including regional teams, and somehow manages to keep kicking along.
Quality wise, its never going to be close, but thats ok.

People always bang on about wanting second tier competitions, just a step below, but that never works, in any sport.

Where you have a MASSIVE competition, and can split it into divisions, sure, but we will never be there.

And at least with Basketball, there are other options out there.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The current state basketball set up is reminiscent of the old football world before the AFL evolved.

One very much stronger state, Victoria, dominating at all levels, - juniors, participation, resources, government support, strongest senior league, seat of power in the sport.

Whilst the NBL sits as the basketball equivalent to the national AFL, the plight of winter basketball does seem to have similarities to the old footy set up.

Eventually, football woke up to the complete folly of one dominant state.

How long before the other states tire of the Victorians me first attitude to the sport?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Disappointing the cats didn't offer DP spot to a young local player.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Nbl1 will level out the current state leagues because there will be a standard set in place. Likely same salaries along with same scedule and everything else. Teams will poach from all over aus. The number of teams in each conference will only be based on the talent within each state.
You won't have 18+ teams in nsw/act like vic/tas, it’ll only be 10 or something.

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D2.0  
Last year

"Disappointing the cats didn't offer DP spot to a young local player"

What, you mean like Luke Travers?

Wildcats literally do more Local & Community Development that most other teams.
They run a development squad that is largely composed of young WA talent. They also give training opportunities to SBL players.

These DP slots are formal adjuncts to the NBL Roster. As such they are given to the best available (youngish) talent on the periphery of the League. They have a good history of developing local talent, including Jervis, Hire, Bague, and now Wani.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Perth typically do a good job, shame it's come to this.

Do you see the Breakers picking up any Aussies as DPs?

#555, not sure what your saying and how it will be any different to now - a weakened Vic league as the best of the winter leagues, i.e., a step backwards from the now defunct SEABL?

Put simply BV going it alone (with BA, LK and the state gov't cheering them along). And the rest can fend for themselves...

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Anonymous  
Last year

D2.0, correct the Cats have a good record with developing local WA DPs into Wildcats roster players, so why not continue developing the pipeline. Realistically, DPs only get 1-2 mins in blow out games but get to develop their game with coaching and training with the team. This year Cats signed Pozoglou (from east coast)as a DP who is 23 and unlucky not to be on an NBL roster so he would be the back up for injury etc who could play minutes if required. Just reckon they could have given an opportunity to younger local player instead of an almost 23 year old Kiwi who, as you said above "hope is a long term prospect, as he still seems pretty raw"

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Anonymous  
Last year

unfortunately it's a professional league.. you take the best available, not sign someone of lesser value purely because they are a local....

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Anonymous  
Last year

You sign the best potential as DPs guys who may end up as full roster players for your team so a young local vs an average 23yo old nz player would be a better way imo

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D2.0  
Last year

As I said, they do give young locals a go. They have an entire squad, and many of those will go onto College or NBL opportunities.

These are guys they're taking a punt on as their depth and potentially next roster spot. It's really best available, relative to their requirements and future potential.
They are experimenting with Wani at the point, but its not a bad idea to have the next candidate lined up.

Just like the AFL have 40 man squads, and probably 10 of those will never make it, but they still take the best they can when their pick in the draft comes up.

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D2.0  
Last month

Apparently playing very well in NZ:
https://www.wildcats.com.au/news/taylor-britt-finds-red-hot-form-in-nz

It's possible the NZNBL standard isn't the same as previous, with at least one team sitting out the abridged season, and limited (or no) access to Aussies and other imports.

I hope he returns and continues to develop. He could become the next backup PG.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Nznbl has had no imports, no Australian players and no breakers players, it's great that they got the league up and running but it’s a shadow of its previous seasons.
I would not be reading to much in how anyone is performing there.

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Anonymous  
Last month

D2.0 "With at least one team sitting out"
Is three teams. Maybe studying up a little before spewing your usual uneducated opinion

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D2.0  
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D2.0 "With at least one team sitting out"
Is three teams.

Next time she's changing your nappy, ask your mummy to explain the phrase "at least"

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Anonymous  
Last month

Haha so hurt when he gets pulled up again.
D2.0 just get your facts checked before you start having a cry.

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Anonymous  
Last month

#088 and #362 are the dumbest comments ever.

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Anonymous  
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I KnOw YoU aRE BuT wHaT aM I

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Anonymous  
Last month

Only dumb cause some guy called him up on his errors. Only uneducated wrong opinions here thank you !

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's Dazz. See up the top where he posted the link to the article that had already been posted! It's Dazz. Meh.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Only dumb cause some guy called him up on his errors"

He didn't make an error. He said "at least one team..." and the response was a complete overreaction to what could have been a simple correction.

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Anonymous  
Last month

In agreeing with the above anon Daz was correct. By saying at least one team the only way he could have been incorrect is if the competition wasn't down any teams.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Imagine if after Dazz's post, the anon came in with "its actually three teams sitting out, Dazz" which would further Dazz's point and the discussion. Instead, we get the "Ur an idiot, get an education b4 spewing crap" vitriol and these threads again descend into stupid name calling.

Whoever is doing this should just fuck off.

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