Anonymous
Two weeks ago

I wouldn't have signed Rice Jr: Boucher

""I don't know Glen Rice Jr from a bar of soap, I know his history and it's a history you don't want to get involved in," Boucher told Sky Sport News."

I guess we're getting some insight into why Boucher and the breakers parted ways?

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Isaac  
Two weeks ago

No one doubts Rice's playing ability, but his previous off court activities have raised concerns.

During Rice's chequered pass he was shot in the leg in an incident outside an Atlanta restaurant in 2015. Then after police arrived, they charged him with reckless conduct and marijuana possession.
In 2016, he was arrested on aggravated battery and drug possession charges in Georgia, according to the Washington Post.

In February 2017, he was arrested again on misdemeanour battery charges in Miami after police said he punched a bouncer at a strip club. He received six months of probation and community service, according to online court records.
Here's a story about the 2016 battery/possession situation.

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Splinky  
Two weeks ago

I wouldn't have signed him either. What a fall from grace for the business side of the Breakers.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Gangster, listen to him speak.

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Splinky  
Two weeks ago

Just watched the presser. Was he stoned?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Good on the breakers for giving him a chance. Looks as though he can play

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

No one has ever questioned his abilities as a player, but if he wasn't such an idiot away from the game, he’d still be in the NBA on talent alone.
Guess the Breakers were willing to take a chance on him changing. I’m sure Marion reached out to his dad to ask if he was worth a shot but based on his chequered past, I don’t think he’s worth the distraction

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Mystro  
Two weeks ago

He's a short term injury replacement mid season.
He has the talent and NZ believe they have the systems in place to get the best of him while he’s here.
I’m looking forward to the next game to see what he can produce with a few practices under his belt.

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WookieE  
Two weeks ago

I guess if it's only for a short time, they think that they can keep in check for that short a time... At least it's not like JvG bringing in that basketcase to the Kings that he knew was a problem player and thought that they could bring in a handler and it would all work out... buh-bowwww...

If Rice Jr can produce like this and keep any issues off the court in check, then it will be worth the risk...

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PeterJohn  
Two weeks ago

Reading this thread brings back memories of Julius Hodge's time in the NBL

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Isaac  
Two weeks ago

PeterJohn, you don't have to stray that far. Corey Webster failed a drug test and was separately found guilty of assault. Feisty backcourt!

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AngusH  
Two weeks ago

@ Wookiee; you mean Tyler? That's who Rice Jr reminds me of. I mean, benefit of the doubt and all that, but much like Tyler it sounds like Rice Jr would still be in the NBA if not for all the on and off-court drama.

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Senator11  
Two weeks ago

Rice looked good and controlled when he was on the court even copping the fouls. I did notice a couple of times at timeouts that he wasn't even anywhere near the team huddle. It's prob another paycheck for him and to put on a show for his next contract.

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Reality  
Two weeks ago

Will he get a visa to enter Australia?

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MACDUB  
Two weeks ago

Reality - that's a really good question. Good thinking. In fact, it's debateable whether he should have even been let into NZ.

Tyler the Creator got banned from entering NZ in 2014 for safety reasons because of the lyrics of his songs! It incited violence apparently.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

If he plays a dominant role in getting the Breakers season on-track, it will be telling if they let him go or if they will be tempted to keep him around.

His talent is unquestionable. But I also figure that the Breakers got him cheap. I can't imagine demand is high for him in reputable leagues. It looks like he's been messing around leagues in South America. But at the same time, if he can play well and remain relatively disciplined it may just help get his career back on track.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

A lot of stories say he was arrested. But has he actually been convicted of anything?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Yes.

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Go Dees  
Two weeks ago

Sounds like one for Peter Dutton!

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WookieE  
Two weeks ago

@AngusH: Yup, Tyler, that's the one... So much talent wrapped up in a giant toolbag...

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Thunder Jam  
Two weeks ago

His one game was better than anything Boucher ever did. LMFAO.....

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Ignorant on that take ThunderJam. Knew his role played it to perfection. Purists would know this.

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rjd  
Two weeks ago

Was Barlow getting physical later in the game to try to instigate a reaction from Rice? Or just trying to draw Rice's 5th foul? This occurred just before Rice fouled out.

I wonder if teams will test his in-game temperament given his past behavioural issues off the court. Are there any reports of in-game incidents involving Rice?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

One in Philippines.

Adelaide will be an interesting test for him!

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paul  
Two weeks ago

"His one game was better than anything Boucher ever did. LMFAO....."

His game was better than winning four titles?

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LV  
Two weeks ago

Good point re visa, don't know about NZ. But in Australia, plenty of people with far less shady histories than Rice Junior have been denied entry on "character" grounds

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Anonymous  
Last week

Common now, having a criminal conviction is a prerequisite for getting into Australia.

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UseTaHoop  
Last week

"Common now, having a criminal conviction is a prerequisite for getting into Australia."

It used to be compulsory to have a criminal conviction, unless you worked for the government.

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proud  
Last week

I've always hated the Breakers but Rice has got me really excited to see them, I have never enjoyed watching Breakers basketball more than this season and Delaney has hardly been sighted... can't wait until Breakers come to Perth next home game...

I hope all his off court issues are behind him and he can let his game do the talking.

Would the minders of RJ Hampton be happy with Rice hanging around or is it good that he isn't in such a bubble?

On another note, remember when there were rumours that an NBL club would sign Gilbert Arenas... shame that didn't happen.

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