Isaac
Last month

LaMelo Ball vs Cairns

Youngest NBL triple double in history. 32 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists. 11/20 FG, 4/7 3P, 6/8 FT. 2 TO. OT game against the Taipans.

And Gaze on fire:



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cosby  
Last month

Bit disrespectful to Timmy "Goat" Coenraad.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Gee where is all the melo knockers today?
Very quiet

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Anonymous  
Last month

Anyone who thinks he's leaving has rocks in their head

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LV  
Last month

3,275 on a Monday night- not bad at all.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Good crowd....and a big atmosphere.

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LaMelo has really stepped up in the past few weeks and is now looking like a number one pick. Probably wouldn't have happened this way if he didn't get the minutes and usage of the ball that he got early in the season to build his confidence. Either way, by the end of the season he'll be ready for the NBA

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Anonymous  
Last month

The latest episode of Ball in the family on YouTube is about Lamelo arriving in Illawarra with jj. It was interesting to see how he started fitting in straight away.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Lamelo is a consensus #1 and future MVP of the NBA

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Anonymous  
Last month

Great entertainment that game. Not just because of Ball.

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Anonymous  
Last month

tell you how bad the league is.
An 18 year old come to this league and get triple doubles almost at will.

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Anonymous  
Last month

^That's the number one draft pick to you.

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KET  
Last month

NBL has a style where good passers will do well, it's not as stifling and lock down as Europe, but it still has a semblance of defence unlike NBA.

NBL has less length than NBA or Europe which is something La Melo has, and given his composure and intelligence, he was always more likely to do decently in the NBL than other types/style players.

That doesn't mean the NBL is bad, it means the NBL has a style pretty perfect for a young future NBA star. Someone like Ferguson, despite being a highly drafted player (albeit not #1) struggled more because he didn't have an elite pass on him yet, nor an elite shot to rely on, he had athleticism but that isn't conducive to the NBL if you're physically not strong enough to cope with the physicality of older players who can bump you off and prevent you getting anywhere. When you're young defence is tough, so suddenly you've got a player who can't contribute much (with consistency) defensively or offensively, you're less likely to achieve time in crucial minutes.

Good passers do well in the NBA too, as long as the team isn't an ISO style team. I'd expect La Melo to do well in particular NBA teams.

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Zodiac  
Last month

tell you how bad the league is.
An 18 year old come to this league and get triple doubles almost at will.


His only triple double btw and look how bad the NBA is now even NBL scrub imports like Terrance Ferguson, Devon Hall and Brian Bowen a guy who couldn't even start for Sydney are all now in the NBA.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Ben Simmons was a number one pick, so you are saying nbl shit or Simmons would not dominated in the nbl. Imo Ball has more up side than our Ben.

#879 get a life the nbl is no cup cake league.

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Anonymous  
Last month

#883 Ferguson hardly played when he was in the nbl.

Hall and Bowen were badly were badly coached and should have been starters. Blame the nbl coaches

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Zodiac  
Last month

#883 Ferguson hardly played when he was in the nbl.


Incorrect he was a starter for the vast majority of the season despite how bad he was and eventually Joey got sick of the rest carrying him and benched him on the even of the playoffs.

Hall and Bowen were badly were badly coached and should have been starters. Blame the nbl coaches


Yeah of course it was the coaches fault Hall was garbage couldn't hit a shot to save himself yet he's now in the NBA and Bowen wasn't even good enough to start.

I don't hear you rubbishing the NBA for signing NBL scrub imports though?

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"tell you how bad the league is.
An 18 year old come to this league and get triple doubles almost at will."

He got "a" triple double, not multiple. And he got it against one of the bottom teams in the league, after a third of the season. So he's hardly just some random 18 year old kid coming into the league and dominating. His numbers to start the season weren't dominant. He is a potential number 1 pick with upsides coming out of his ears and rare physical attributes having one particularly good game in the league. He's not just any old American 18 year old.

Comments like yours prove your IQ can be counted on fingers and toes.

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anon  
Last month

I've felt privileged to watch this much maligned teenager grow and develop as a player and person. He has a natural talent and without his circus around him seems to be a great kid, just having fun.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I'd almost forgotten about how terrible Terrance Ferguson was. If he had been a traditional import that season, a contributor, Adelaide would’ve gone very close to winning the whole thing. Instead they choked against a shot hawks team who were murdered in WA.

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Anonymous  
Last month

8 million viewers not bad for NBL game

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Anonymous  
Last month

And people like Randle, Cotton who dominated the nbl and can't get a gig in the nba at all.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Lot height difference between Ball and Randle or Cotton.

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