Anonymous
Last month

Let LaMelo Ball play

Let's be honest the Hawks are trash. But there is hope for the team: Lamelo Ball. Say what you want about the kid he is a stud. Today was some of the best minutes he’s had and he got a near triple double.

Hawks are not going to make playoffs. Just play Ball. Play him 40 mins and let the highlight machine do it’s work. Jersey sales, tv views, sponsors- there’s a lot to be gained. I mean they had 1.9 million viewers on Facebook the other day for a blowout game he was in.

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D2.0  
Last month

Yeah, I was hoping for those few more assists,

Had in my Fantasy team since the first round.

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Anonymous  
Last month

He should play.
Hawks are cooked but all eyes on the NBL with Ball and Hampton.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Ball, team and coach were very good today. They might surprise a few yet.

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FM  
Last month

Want to make more money?

Let Gelo replace Boon for now.

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Perthworld  
Last month

I suggested that a few minutes ago on the Hawks import thread.

They should do it - with a 1-6 record time to go into 100% shitshow mode for all of our personal amusement.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Gelo is barely PL level lol, NBL would kill him

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Perthworld  
Last month

Yeah he sure is but it would be hilarious.

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Anonymous  
Last month

And bring in Lavar as coach

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Perthworld  
Last month

Excellent.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Lame thread.

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Perthworld  
Last month

To be fair as a head coach Lavar is as credentialed as Matt Flinn.

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Mark  
Last month

Why is Ball never asked to tuck his shirt in. Only player with shirt loose.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Melo has played as much as any 18 year old in the nbl has. Perhaps Sam MaC or David Smith played more back in the day.

RJ has had to fit in with a system and is top 15 in VORP. Might be the better prospect if not the best player on the team.


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Anonymous  
Last month

The fact he is just playing is one of the Hawks' biggest issues, bad decision making from their guards has killed their defence. Yesterday was probably the best he's played in the system, and funnily enough it was the Hawks' best defensive game and they had a chance to win.

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Anonymous  
Last month

#770697 - I reckon Andrew might have played a few more minutes than those guys listed...but point taken. As would Heal and Perry btw.

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Reality  
Last month

Brooks and Boone need to go.

LaMelo is playing far to much as thats why they aren't wiining games.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Ball was actually pretty ordinary yesterday.

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AngusH  
Last month

I thought Ball was pretty good yesterday, outside of nearly all his 3pt attempts (as usual). Even when he makes them they aren't particularly good shots, and all it does is encourage him to take another one. Ideally he should be only shooting 3pt shots on open spot up attempts. Overall though he has been better than I expected. Put him in an NBA setting surrounded by guys who can get out on the break and finish and I think he'll be worthy of whatever draft slot he ends up in. His shot isn't great, but that's the easiest part of the game to fix - all it takes is time and effort.

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Isaac  
Last month

Brooks is done for the season and Olgun says they're looking for a SG, so that puts PG duties more firmly on Ball and Naar.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Ball was actually pretty ordinary yesterday"

Sorry but IMO he has been pretty ordinary since the Blitz. Undoubtedly he has potential but his game is pretty ordinary so far. A few good dunks and a few good games, almost a double double y'day and no W's to speak of. Beating Cairns by 1 point hardly counts.
Top 10 my arse/

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AussiePride  
Last month

Disagree with some here. The guy has extraordinary talent. As expected he has a few deficiencies at this point but overall he is going to be an absolute bonus for this team and league. Brings the X Factor which is difficult to find.

Obviously he is not going to satisfy the he has to be perfect in every department crowd that will not give any props unless he is 'LeBron level' but in the You Tube era this is par for the course!

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Anonymous  
Last month

He's young and raw so he'll make mistakes, but he's still been pretty good this year.

IMO he's the best player on this Hawks team right now with Brooks out. Although maybe that just says a lot about the trouble the Hawks are in lol.

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