Two years ago
Creek and Roberson
Seriously these guys are amazing but they need some help out there. Phoenix sit at 8-10 and have in my opinion 2 of the top 5 players in the league this season. Creek and Roberson are the best duo in the NBL they just need some help...
22.2 PPG, 3.7 APG, 7.3 RPG, 50.2/37.1/78.4, 2.1 TOPG
20.6 PPG, 5.4 APG, 2.1 RPG, 47.9/45.5/92.2, 2.3 TOPG
Other notable players who have been talked about as a potential league MVP:
21.9 PPG, 3.6 APG, 3.9 RPG, 43.6/40.9/80.2, 2.1 TOPG
16.1 PPG, 8.5 APG, 3.3 RPG, 43.6/40.9/86.6, 2.8 TOPG
20.8 PPG, 3.8 APG, 2.8 RPG, 39.2/29.7/78.0, 2.1 TOPG
20.6 PPG, 4.5 APG, 2.4 RPG, 46.3/35.8/90.8, 2.4 TOPG
Perth have Cotton, White and Kay. Adelaide have Randle, Griffin and Johnson. Cairns have Machado, Newbill and Oliver. Sydney are simply stacked.
Phoenix's next best player is probably Wesley, who has been very average since coming back only averaging 11 points at 42% to go along with a couple of turnovers an outing. He's looked slow and horrendous on the defensive end too.
Fun fact, If Creek and Roberson combine for above 45 points, the Phoenix are 5-2 (losing to Adelaide in Adelaide and losing to Perth at home). If the duo fail to do so Phoenix are 3-8.
The Phoenix have lost 6 games by 10 points or less and two by 12.
The front office really messed up with the signing of Benson. The man is an absolute spud at both ends of the floor. He looks like he doesn't care either. Surely he has to go. The other thing is with Wesley being out and performing below his normal standard on his return they've practically been playing with one import for the whole season so far. One would think that with one more good import, let alone two more (or Wesley rediscovering form), at least half those close losses become wins. With that they sit at 11-7 and comfortably in third.
Imagine if Phoenix had someone like Cam Oliver instead of Benson...
Sorry for the rant it just annoys the crap out of me that SEM are blessed with two absolute superstars of the competition and appear to be pissing such an opportunity down the drain. Would like to know everyone's thoughts on the matter.