Isaac
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36ers vs Breakers, Dec 29

Both teams in the mix for that fourth spot on the ladder but only if they can pick up games against the other middling teams. Will the Breakers carry in form or fatigue from their previous game?

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Zodiac  
Last year

That's what makes today's game really interesting the Breakers are playing better than we are at the moment. However we're 2-0 against them this season and last time at home we flogged them.

The last couple of Sixers losses have been really bad losses comfortably beaten by lowly Illawarra at home in front of the biggest crowd ever in SA and then losing to Cairns in a game we too never looked like winning.

We're they aberrations or a sign of something else? I think it could be the latter.

Breakers by 3

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Anonymous  
Last year

Breakers should win, in some form, have shown some heart. Adelaide haven't been good, and were really exposed the last 2 games for what they are.

Having said that, neither of these teams would beat cairns in a 3 game series, so I really hope whilst these tier 2 teams beat up on each other, the taipans cruise into 4th and make some noise.

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Mystro  
Last year

NZ beat Cairns before all the injuries so I don't think that’s the case.
This should be a good game that could go either way.

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Isaac  
Last year

Kings are the only team with anything approaching a commanding record at home. Wonder where the volatility has come from this season?

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Jack Toft  
Last year

Adelaide would be as nervous as a sheep on a cliff.

The Breakers picked the pockets of an inept Bullets unit on Friday. They were in the red all game, except for the final 8 secs when a 3 point dagger pierced the heart of the Bullets.

The Sixers need to play the full 40 minutes today to have any hope of a win to stay in touch with the top 4

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Being at home or favourite hasn't meant much lately but this is a game Adelaide wouldn't want to lose.
Sixers by 2.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The Home wins on the ladder appears to be wrong. Sydney are 7-2,not 7-1. Still a very good home record though.

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Anonymous  
Last year

NZ showing much better form but have had luck lately after bad luck early in the season. Adelaide to snuff out any thoughts of finals NZ have. Sixers by 8.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Tough for Breakers backing up from Friday. If Adelaide don't win this they’re in trouble.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Isaacs previews suck

Long live Jack

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Jack will be back just a pity people like Lovebroker enjoy trolling.
Isaac's game threads don't suck they're just short and to the point.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Sixers are the 6th best team in the league and there is no way they make the playoffs but they will win today .

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Mystro  
Last year

Both teams turning the ball over a lot.

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Fo shiz

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Anon  
Last year

Randle dominate. Needing some support DJ or Drimic to bring us home. Breakers very ordinary defensively. Sixers ball moment looks great when p l Ayers are moving off ball. Big harry important in creating space with on ball. Needs play more. Liking Griffin intensity. Teys very unrated but is very much glue. Small things he does to force errors and getting shooters better shots.
Sixers Looney tune uniform very ordinary unless I am missing something

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Let's go Breakers let's go.

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

Adelaide very excited by cheeseburgers

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Anonymous  
Last year

There's some really soft foul calls on the Breakers in the post where the defender is straight up. Is contact not allowed at all now?

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Anonymous  
Last year

The Sixers team suck

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Anon  
Last year

Jono And griff doing it. Come on sixers. Defense. Geoff works arse off. Refs just crucify him. Let the boys play....

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Mystro  
Last year

NZ's chemistry issues hasn’t seemed to hinder their performance today?

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Mystro  
Last year

awfully quiet in here lol.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Adelaide may have done better if Randle had concentrated on putting the ball in the hoop rather than trying to kick his feet out and draw the foul on multiple three attempts.

Hopson obviously a star, but Henry has been dynamic and you have to give credit to the Dan and Mody circus. I think it's starting to show that there is some method to the madness.

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Sixers falling apart.

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PeterJohn  
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"Kings are the only team with anything approaching a commanding record at home. Wonder where the volatility has come from this season?"

FWIW, home teams are more likely to win this season, compared to last season. To this point of this season, home teams have won 59% of games, compared with 53% last season. Home teams' average margins are 3 points larger per game, than they were last season. To this point last season, 4 teams had winning home records and this year 8 teams have winning home records.

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Doug  
Last year

This Sixers team is ridiculously frustrating to watch. No one plays defence at all. If Griffin can't get a good look at a big block he will just invite the player in for a layup.

Daniel Johnson would be better just waiting down the offensive end. Anytime someone goes near him he moves out of their way. If he was putting up 40 points a game you could look past his shit defence but that's not likely considering he can't post up a point guard. If he gets doubled that's a turnover automatically with either a shit pass or a light breeze knocks the ball loose.

Switching everything on defence has never worked for this team. You can't switch with a 5ft8 point guard and centre who ushers the opposition to the ring.

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Zodiac  
Last year

We're just a heartless bunch and with Randle now flipping the switch to hero ball we haven't got a chance. Randle deserves to be benched but I don't think Joey will do it.

It's no surprise after Randle pulled out a couple of close wins since then he's been hogging it not much ball movement and dominating the offence and we've gone 0-3 since.

Griffin never should've been kept and Ramone Moore's just embarrassing himself out there now too. Neither of those two will ever be seen in the NBL again.

Our locals are crap and when you've got one good but seriously flawed import out of three it's too much of a hurdle to overcome. We're only half a game above Brisbane for second to bottom on the ladder now with Perth coming to town next they'll punch a hole in us.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Sixers are just bad, Drimic is back to the old Drimic, average and it's made the Sixers back to bad. Johnson is ok but the rest squad is poor. Sixers need a clean out for next season. Keep Kyei, Johnson, Drimic. Clean the rest out.

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Zodiac  
Last year

I'd like to see us 'trade' Drmic to SEM for Madgen. I'm done with Drmic too many games he does nothing he would probably like to go back home to Melbourne (I can't see him re-signing with us) and Madgen has been a bit of a bust with SEM although I suspected he would be. Madgen gets to come back home to finish his career in front of family & friends and maybe squeeze a little bit more out of himself.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Zero team chemistry for Adelaide. Boring game.

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Mystro  
Last year

Drimic probably doesn't get enough touches on offence to get going, was similar for Abercrombie with Webster taking so many shots he became a passenger only contributing defensively. Now with Webster in China him & Delaney’s numbers have been great.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Obi Kyei needs to go also,he can't make a bucket from beyond 3 feet.

All I consider keeping is Randle, DJ, McVeigh, Drmic and Dillon. I wouldn't overpay for Drmic either. Randle can't be blamed for playing hero ball with this roster, nobody besides him and DJ can get a consistent bucket. Randle is trying to win us the game because nobody else has proven to be able to help him out consistently over the season. Moore has been a huge bust and Griffin has no real desire to play D unless it's a hero block.

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Mystro  
Last year

I haven't seen Daniel Dillon do much either.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Kyei & Dillon can't be blamed for any of this they're state league players. Kyei wasn't brought in to start Griffin & DJ are so bad defensively you just couldn't start them together that's why Kyei is starting. Dillon has looked okay in the limited minutes he's gotten but his best is behind him.

We screwed up on signing Griffin in the first place and the other two were plucked from obscurity likely because of the Creek situation.

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Anonymous  
Last year

McVeigh is only going to be ordinary at best, you have to be more than energy guy, don't listen to the commentary they play favourites. Kyei plays defence and should be coming off the bench, he should be able to learn how to make a shot. Randle while still has talent is not taking this side anywhere, certainly at his age. Sixers need a rebuild, certainly if Joey going to see out his contract, new young blood required and get some athletes who can defend. They should bring in a good assistant who can give the side a different look and help put the team together. The league is better with a competitive Adelaide.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Joey Wright sucks. What coach in the world starts the worst 2 players on their roster? This guy

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Anonymous  
Last year

"...Perth coming to town next they'll punch a hole in us"

Yep a new arsehole.

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Mystro  
Last year

NZ & Brisbane have leap frogged Adelaide on the ladder.

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Beantown  
Last year

"I'd like to see us 'trade' Drmic to SEM for Madgen.”

Can't agree with that one Zodiac! Madgen’s almost 35. Drmic is good defensively and on the boards and has started to show better offensive potential this season. He just needs to be given the ball in the right situation.

He’s not a spot up 3pt shooter who can just make a shot once a quarter when someone remembers to pass the ball. He’s actually much better attacking the basket off one dribble. Once he gets that going his three point shot seems to fall more often.

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Beantown  
Last year

Mystro, who's the dark haired guy on the NZ bench who keeps acting like he’s joint head coach with Shamir? He’s constantly yelling at the refs and Shamir had to tell him to shut up during today’s game.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Beantown,

It does deserve a little bit of a WTF response and Drmic is a better player than Madgen too but I'm working on the premise that I think it's unlikely Drmic comes back.

Assuming the second year of Madgen's contract is a team option I think they could sound out to Drmic beforehand to replace him leaving Madgen to sign elsewhere maybe even finish up back home. The Sixers need some genuine mongrel too and Madgen's got that.

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Perth will likely put a massive dent in Sixers playoff aspirations.

Yes Adelaide beat Perth in Perth a few weeks back but it has been shitsville since then.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Mystro, who's the dark haired guy on the NZ bench who keeps acting like he's joint head coach with Shamir? He’s constantly yelling at the refs and Shamir had to tell him to shut up during today’s game.


Mody Maor, they're basically a package deal both came over from the same team in Israel and they tried to get the whole gang back together with Glen Rice Jr too.

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Anonymous  
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Joey Wright has to go. Most overrated coach of all time

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Beantown  
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Zodiac, I hope the Sixers aren't ready to wave the white flag on Drmic! Might as well close the club down if we keep losing talented Aussies every year!

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Anonymous  
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Deng certainly been much better in Cairns, Joey never rated him much but he's been good this season.

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joshuapending  
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One positive, Riley Reid was in the house. More notable than the effort of the team.

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Perthworld  
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The porn star?

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Who is Riley Reid?

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Anonymous  
Last year

"One positive, Riley Reid was in the house. More notable than the effort of the team."

I saw racka racka sitting courtside, didn't notice riley though.

Surprised the NBL didn't try interview her given their love of in game courtside interviews, that would have even a laugh lol.

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Anon  
Last year

Big shout out to the refs. Seriously they just clueless. No feel for the game. Soft calls. Crucify big guys. Froling game destroyed by refs who has small person issue. Body work.position. Refs just see little guys moving and call foul.
Almost netball.... contact foul.

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Anon  
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Big shout out to the refs. Seriously they just clueless. No feel for the game. Soft calls. Crucify big guys. Froling game destroyed by refs who has small person issue. Body work.position. Refs just see little guys moving and call foul.
Almost netball.... contact foul.

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Anon  
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Griff shows some heart and passion. So does randle. And mcvegan. Froling try g to be a a presence. And teys for his limitations gives his all. Drimic being starved of opportunities.
Now all doom and gloom. We totally embarrassed perth and no reason why not again this time on home court. Sixers better perform.when backs to the wall. Match up well with Perth. DJ especially enjoys the Wildcats

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Lovebroker  
Last year

Who the hell is Drimic and McVegan?

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joshuapending  
Last year

The thing is if they take care of biz like they should at home we would be in 4th but we keen dropping the easier games and with our talent that is a death wish.

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Anon  
Last year

Jesus mcvegan. Better watch out in case the Big H does eat him. Jack sponsorship option here.
Glad teams are keeping me supplied with cheeseburgers. When losers are winners.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The problem with bringing in Randle late is they couldn't structure the team around him.

Griffin is a liability defensively which is why Kyei has to start. The sixers also lack shooting around him - Moore and Dillon.

Randle is still good but has flaws and needs the right players around him. This team is similar to 2015/16 - needs to be more like 2016/17

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Anonymous  
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So many coaches here. The same number with no elite level coaching irl.

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Tom  
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I have never rated Zac Henry, but I am starting to become a believer. Hopson is classy and only lets himself down trying to do too much off the dribble. Breakers are hanging together though and this is getting them through these tough games.

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bretts the man  
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Simply unless we change one or both of our imports we will be lucky to win another game .
Not been anti Joey but we have defence structure only that everyone chases everyone off the zone and nobody actually defends their area.
As for our offence we simply don't have a system especially now Randle back to hogging .
Moore gets it and runs in circles .
Each game you watch other teams run their plays and get easy cuts to baskets or open threes.

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Some can't handle losing.

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PeterJohn  
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joshuapending - while Adelaide supporters may be frustrated at the team dropping games they should be winning, spare some thought for Cairns supporters. They're 6-2 against the top 3 teams but 3-7 against the bottom 5. At least Adelaide has a winning record against teams not in the top 4.

And Tom, it's 'Sek' Henry. His full first name is Seketoure.

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Beantown  
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"One positive, Riley Reid was in the house. More notable than the effort of the team."

Who was she rooting for?

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sixtiesrockstar  
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White comes into the game late, actually did a good job and hustled hard, trying to get steals, charges, rebounds, etc and actually hit a couple shots and we got back to within a couple points when he was on. Joey subs him out for Moore who wasn't even good enough to throw bricks and playing terrible, we start looking woeful again and the NZ lead pushes back out to 10. Thats a bad decision. White should have been rewarded. The DP would be better than Moore as they would atleast have some energy.
DJ moves out of the way when defending. He was on 1 foul at one point and defends not to get a foul. How selfish can you get? Bad team basketball. Sixers passing is slow, they don't communicate. Props to the Breakers as they came here with intent and stayed together, although having Hopson does help, I would say he is one of the best imports I have seen. He could probably score 50 if he wanted but share's the ball and gets looks to his team. Randle does nothing like that and holds passes back, stops player movement and passes only when he has to.

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Isaac  
Last year

If you want to be a competitive team, you really have no business losing at home to the Hawks and then the Breakers without Webster (though you could argue they're better than their record and might be better off without him). Got Perth and then Sydney coming up.

How has Moore gone from solid complementary import to contributing less than White?

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Beantown  
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Isaac, I feel like Moore is a step slower this season. Don't know if he is carrying a long-term injury or what it is? At his best, he was lightning quick, could beat his man off the dribble and attack the basket. But this season he can't even do that and he has now lost all confidence to boot. It's getting too late to cut him, but he really has no business playing NBL right now.

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Lovebroker  
Last year

Please tell me this is Moore's last year on his contract.

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Hey Adelaide you can have Dario Hunt and we will take .... can't think of anyone to swap him with.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Why does Joey want Jerome in what allegedly is a run and gun team? Jerome wants to have the ball too much and everybody else then just stand around watching.

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Anon  
Last year

Very true.Randle can dominate but how much more solid would he be as a distributor first. Can penetrate. Quick. Good court vision. Maybe players not getting ahead of him either. Teys dj froling are slow or don't work hard enough to get open in the lanes.

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Lovebroker  
Last year

The round before last many Sixer fans were creaming themselves over how clutch Randle is.

Now they hate hero ball.

I don't particularly like Hero Ball but you accept the good with the bad, you don't chop and change your love for the way Randle plays.

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Anon  
Last year

Interesting take on randle. What's changed and how can teams so incredible against Perth and then drop off. Clearly team has the talent and the cattle. Thinking it's the energy and mental aspect. Getting up for the challenge.

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Lovebroker  
Last year

Happens to everyone which adds to league parity, no one can cruise and expect to win. Not Sydney or Perth against Cairns and Brisbane, not Adelaide against Hawks.

Last game the Sixers were flat. We live in hope they lift for Perth.

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Anon  
Last year

If Sixers going to get up it be this game and against perth. Sixers are for some reason a very good match up with Perth. Is Steindl playing...

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sixtiesrockstar  
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Last couple of games Sixers ball speed has been slow. They are slow to see and execute passes. Teys was open on foul line for a couple of seconds gesturing for the ball before Randle finally sees him, uses him and he gets the bucket, just before defence closed in. McVeigh open under the bucket for eternity before his is finally seen and used. Randle drives and has an open pass through the defenders which he only does at the last moment giving defenders a chance to stop. This happens constantly with the Sixers at the moment. The instint to pass is not there. Players move, the guy with the ball looks but is not really looking for the pass, they miss so many their movement becomes slow and predictable.
Watching Hopson fire the ball to the other side of the court, finding open players looked so easy to him.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Yep it's Randle reverting back to his old ways that is killing this team. Look at our scores these past three games in the 80's. Our defence is woeful our only hope is making everyone on the floor guardable and trying to blow them off the court. Joey alluded to this after the Illawarra game about how selfish 'we' played.

Unfortunately this is all playing out exactly how I thought it would a leopard can't change his spots. Randle knows the owner loves him so he can afford to thumb his nose at Joey and the rest of the team and do as he likes. He was on good behaviour the first half of the season distributing well being a good facilitator and we were a much better team for it, most of our players were offensive threats (even Teys) and we were racking up big scores with a positive W/L record.

Randle's decided now he's just going to play his game and look after himself he wants his option picked up for next season and if not wants good money elsewhere and is practically daring Joey to bench him.

It's a fucked situation it hurts watching it happening and nothing being done about it in some ways I hope Perth really do put us to the sword tomorrow night to try and bring this to a head before our season is completely over but at the same time Perth are in the business of winning championships not going all out to pump teams like us so they'll likely put the cue in the rack once the lead is big enough.

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