Jetskii
Two weeks ago

Illawarra Hawks Should Sign Lamelo Ball’s Brother, Liangelo

https://www.theroar.com.au/2019/11/07/the-illawarra-hawks-should-sign-lamelo-balls-brother/

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Please stop posting

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Yeah, Nah

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ME  
Two weeks ago

Why though? From all accounts Hawks are looking at some pretty good players to replace Aaron Brooks. Why would you want to throw in some scrub brother and make the season even more about LaMelo than it already is?

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Jetskii  
Two weeks ago

@ME their season is basically over so for a regional team they should capatialise on this opportunity to make more revenue from having Lamelo. Getting Liangelo would hopefully keep him for the rest of the season and can set up a bright future for the illawarra hawks for many years to come.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"make more revenue from having Lamelo"

Fans will stop turning up if their team keeps losing.

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Jetskii  
Two weeks ago

their attendance at home hasn't been great to begin with

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

So they currently aren't making money from attendance, and your suggestion is to sign an even worse player...

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AngusH  
Two weeks ago

More fans would probably show up if they signed the dad instead, if that's the goal here.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

The hawks have two spots open for imports. it's been rumoured Li Angelo has been training with the hawks over the last few weeks. And it would bring a lot more attention to the hawks from the USA.
It will come down to how much cash do the hawks have left on the salary cap and in their wallet.

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alexkrad  
Two weeks ago

They should sign whoever just kicked out of love island

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Is anybody really surprised that this was going to happen to Illawarra this year?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

(They should sign whoever just kicked out of love island)

Buck yeah she has really really big presents on the tv screen.

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Reality  
Two weeks ago

Didn't they tell you LaMelo is currently packing his bag and leaving the Hawks!

Perhaps hey sign LiAngelo just to get the clicks!

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D2.0  
Two weeks ago

As a general concept, I don't mind the idea.
But at this point, no.
They have one "open" import slot, and they need to add somebody GOOD.

They would only swap out Boone, to get a good player of better fit.

To use that 3rd import slot at this point would require axing a local. To do that to brining in LiAngelo would be a very bad look.

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Zodiac  
Two weeks ago

Pretty sure they couldn't release Boone unless they paid out his contract in full, he has past NBL experience so wouldn't be on the standard probationary import contract.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I think signing him isn't the worst idea, only if its at the expense of a local though.

Not worth cutting Boone for him, cutting Boone is only worth it now for a significant upgrade, 2hich gelo isn't.

They need an absolute stud to replace Brooks too, which Gelo isn't.

If they dropped one of their end of bench aussie guys for him, i don't think its the worst thing.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Time to get off Balls balls. If he leaves so be it, hasn't exactly been the mega star everyone was hoping for. Biggest thing is having a brand like Slam onboard. Ball himself is no game winning highlight reel that can’t miss. Oh but 'he’s only 18’... it’s not that young to be playing great for a prodigy. The brother need not attend. The hawks need a pro baller who can bring back some respectability, or the franchise is getting closer to finally folding.

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twenty four  
Two weeks ago

Why not go all in and just air episodes of Ball in the Family instead of actually playing games?

Imagine the social media buzz!

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D2.0  
Two weeks ago

"I think signing him isn't the worst idea, only if its at the expense of a local though. If they dropped one of their end of bench aussie guys for him, i don't think its the worst thing."

I think the opposite.

Signing LiAngelo at the start of the season, instead of a local, would have been good.
But axing a local mid-season, in favour of LiAngelo who probably won't be any better? IMHO That's a bad look.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

The hawks still have 2 vacant import positions left why not get 2 new imports?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Carmelo Anthony?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Liangelo can play PL...maybe

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"The hawks still have 2 vacant import positions left why not get 2 new imports?"

Okay don't bother reading any of the hundreds of posts that already address this - obly find another way to ask the same ignorant question
They dont have "2 vacant import positions" - they have one vacant slot since Brooks got injured and they are in the process of filling that - and they are not hiring Liangelo
to create another vacancy they would have to sack somebody - go figure - and they are not doing that to hire Liangelo

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Go Dees  
Two weeks ago

LiAngelo isn't even NBL1 standard

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A.  
Two weeks ago

Sign Kim Kardashian, that would bring the crowd in.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

They still have two import positions left wouldn't it be better to have two decent players instead of one? It doesn’t have to be LiAngelo. Do they really need Hyrum Harris on the team?

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Two weeks ago

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