Anonymous
Last month

Bryce Cotton is NBA ready

This man is elite. Surely an NBA team could use him

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ME  
Last month

Well, yeah. Obviously an NBA team could use him. And obviously he is NBA ready - he's been in the NBA after all. But will an NBA team be willing to pay Cotton more than he's getting in Perth and provide him the stability he has there? No. So he will remain in Perth. Cotton is an NBA player. But NBA teams will not pay more than Perth have to sign him, and you wouldn't see Cotton leave for anything less than a multiple year deal with equal or more money than he's getting. That wont be happening.

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Anonymous  
Last month

He can go after he gets Aus citizenship

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Anonymous  
Last month

Unfortunately he is undersized for the NBA. Sometimes it is all about opportunity and timing int he nba, he took his shot and I think there is something to be said for financial security, which you assume he has in spades at perth.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Isn't the minimum NBA salary over a million dollars a year?

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Anonymous  
Last month

He'd probably only get some sort of partially or non guaranteed deal

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Anonymous  
Last month

Will the "he should be in the NBA" argument ever end?
He is a great player and a draw card for our league, but if he was good enough to play in the NBA he would be there. It is not the haters, or chances, or so on.

Maybe he just didn't perform well there when he had the chance and knows he is one of the best in NBL and plays with a different confidence?


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D2.0  
Last month

No, he's just one of those guys that is brilliantly suited to our league.

He'd be quite undersize for an SG in the NBA, and probably not quite up to PG standard

And yeah, he'd be stuck in the G-League, trying to get a few 10-day contracts. That would be a significant step down from what he earns here.

And he's already been there and done that

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Luuuc  
Last month

Pretty sure the primary concern from NBA teams is his height, yet in all his years here he has done nothing to address that aspect of his game so I can only assume he doesn't care about getting an NBA contract.

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Btown  
Last month

Nope, NBL is attracting a lot of talented undersized guards though which is great for the league.

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ME  
Last month

"sn't the minimum NBA salary over a million dollars a year?"

It's about 400,000. Plus if he were to be signed, it wouldn't be multiple years. He "might" get signed for a year as a 12-15th man, have a shot at the team or equal shot of being cut, and then end up in a worse position than where he started, in the NBL probably earning around 800,000 a year guaranteed. (and word is that is around what he is earning).

Cotton is in the same position as a lot of European players in that he legitimately makes enough where he is to not go to the NBA.

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ME  
Last month

For the NBA to be profitable for Cotton, he'd have to have a deal where he is guaranteed first-back up shooting guard/point guard on a team, and for multiple seasons. That's not going to happen. No real doubt that Cotton is good enough for the NBA. But there is no reason for him to need to scrap for minutes and contracts anymore. What he has here is good.

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Anonymous  
Last month

He also seems pretty content and happy playing in the NBL. He's really found a place to play and call home and enjoy playing in.

He could scrap around the NBA benches for limited minutes and bounce around the G-league, even bounce around europe. But he seems like he is past all that. By staying in Australia he has the chance to build a genuine legacy here with his basketball career. He's going to be one of those guys we look back on in years to come when his jersey is hanging in the rafters and talk about how amazing he was.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Think you'll find world wide there are lot of guys very similar to Bruce, that are nba ready. Think you’ll also find, there are only so many spots available in the nba.

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Thunder Jam  
Last month

Was he NBA ready against Cairns? Thanks for the laugh.

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skull  
Last month

height and length.....NBA = genetics

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Anonymous  
Last month

Earl Boykins days hello ^^^^

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paul  
Last month

Of course Bryce could play in the NBA in the right circumstances, he showed that for the Jazz at the end of his season there, and indeed for Perth against Denver, he's an elite scorer.

Given his lack of physical size, he is going to be limited defensively in the NBA, so perhaps those right circumstances are a team looking for an undersized bench SG to partner a bigger PG, or perhaps a scoring PG off the bench to give burst minutes when they need a spark.

Whatever it is, breaking into the NBA is tough and you need things to fall your way. Bryce obviously prefers playing for Perth than dancing around the G-League scene, so that reduces the chance of 10-days etc further.

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Hoopie  
Last month

Some prefer to be the big fish in a small pond, others the small fish in a big pond.

I'd take Bryce’s path and stay with the NBL, but that’s just me.

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Anonymous  
Last month

As someone else said, size and length = genetics most important factor for NBA. His size isn't ideal for defending in the NBA. NBL much better fit for him.

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Anonymous  
Last month

All money in the nba is guaranteed, and the minimum salary for a player with 0 years professional experience is around 900K.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I work at the Casino in Perth and Bryce is there routinely playing Roulette

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Perthworld  
Last month

At what table limit? Bet sizes? Hookers in hand?

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Perthworld  
Last month

and does he use a player's card to maximise his rewards? Details man!

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