Illawarra Hawks 2020-21 (too early?)
Ok all, after being blessed with an early Christmas present with the news of Billy Preston departing, allowing more time for our young locals to play, coupled with only the faintest of glimmers of the hope of a mathematical fairytale run to the playoffs I'm starting to look to 20-21.
First up, I'm cool with the only two import philosophy to ensure Aussie talent gets their opportunity, but the big but is, we need at least one stud import shooter/scorer/defender.
So here's my V1 of what I'd like our roster to look like-
PG Naar Dech
SG GUN IMPORT Glover
SF Blanchfield Grida (9)
PF *TBA* Coenraad (11)
C AJ Froling Ando (10)
So my thinking, personally I think Glover could/should start at the 3, but Toddy gets first dibs.
What's not an outstanding defender, but having Tech & Glover in the ranks Will help combat that.
As Cairns have shown, you don't have to go 11-12 deep, so I'd be happy with solid gets filling those spots.
If Grida goes, he goes, as he didn't really grab his opportunity this year. Saying that, who'll chase him & would he squeeze his way in to any other team's rotation on current form?
*TBA* wise, I wonder if this 'could' be Froling? If he was up to this standard by season's start then maybe young Harris earns a full time roster spot? Otherwise the 4 man needs to be that Tate/Griffin/Cooks/Moller type that has high energy, plays D & rebounds.
So summing up, back the young locals we have plus a couple of the vets & spend large on getting the right import. Every other club can find one, so so can we : )