Jack Toft
Earlier this year

Hawks v Cats Jan 10

If ever there was a danger game, this is it.

The Cats are sitting on the heals of the Kings just waiting for them to do their usual end of season implode so they can snatch top spot. The Hawks are done for the season. They could get off the bottom of the table, but then again Scomo might get a handshake from a grumpy firefighter.

But, that doesn't means those Hawks are playing bad baskeball. Blanchfield is scoring at will (much like any good looking fella at the Arkaba on a Saturday night in the 80's ;) ) and the rest of the team are contributing, albeit not quite in unison at times. However, they did scalp the Kings less than a fortnight ago so anything is possible, although 1 and 4 is not the form they would like.

The Cats haven't exactly set the world alight in their last 5 games with 2 and 3 their return. A slightly better outcome would have seen them on top of the ant hill. Their last game was a loss against Brisbane with Lamar ripping 35 points off of them. If they go into this game with the same mindset, then it will be three losses in a row. It's almost like they are trying to gift Taipans second spot.

But the claws should be out tonight. No reason for the Cats not to win and this is their game to lose. Illawarra will fight hard and Blanchfield and Coenraad will keep them in the game with 3's, but unless they can control Cotton the Cats will win this one by about 9.

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

Any updates on Damo?

I think we bounce back here, we usually murder the Hawks. Should be a high scoring affair I would think.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Damo is not expected back until February

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

"Damo is not expected back until February"

Cheers.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Frankly I'm surprised we didn't have a better "Plan B" for Damo's inevitable injury.
Obviously we're in good shape having Norton to step up and play 25~30 minutes, but then the backup PG cupboard is pretty bare.
In the past we've had TPs, like Dech, but I don't even know who they are this season. Given the requirement will soon enough become permanent, I'd have thought we'd have somebody in the pipeline. If Britt is it, then maybe we should have gotten a few more minutes into him.

This will be an interesting intro to the league for Plums. Watching he and Boone go at it should be entertaining. Hopefully we get a nice poster of him dunking on AJ. :-)

Is their any sign of Lamelo?? The others have all stepped up in his absence, and even Hobson is looking good. But I just can't see Perth losing this.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The hawks can be dangerous for the top teams this season and with plumlee coming in for his first NBL game he will more than likely foul out, and maybe a little clunky and in the way. I just hope it's a good close game like the cairns nz game.

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LV  
Earlier this year

What's the injury that's keeping Martin out til February

Hawks have been playing reasonably lately, and Perth have lost a couple in a row.....which means Hawks are due for a shocker and Perth will be hungry, so Perth should win this comfortably.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Damo has an ankle injury.

Their plan B for Damo's retirement is get an import PG when Bryce gets his citizenship. Until then, the minutes can be split between Norton, Cotton and Britt.

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Perthworld's big brother  
Earlier this year

Perth with ease not even close.

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

Naar over 15.5 pts and assists, lock it.

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Another Anon  
Earlier this year

Cats by less than 10.
Plumlee to play less than 8 minutes and everyone to jump on the bandwagon that he's not good enough and the Wildcats are doomed. 300+ comments in this thread followed by 3 new threads about the same thing in the next 24hrs.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth but in a close one. Illawarra have been playing better lately even though they went 0 - 2 last week.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The back up plan was getting mins into swani at point, kinda went pear shaped when he did his ankle and missed half the season. Then i imagine the cotton import spot thing.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cats. Most NBL games are under 10, this won't be any different. Very interested to see how Plumlee goes, and how quickly the commentary teams drool over him. Will be mentioned he has played nba, and how many brothers he has.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

"Their plan B for Damo's retirement is get an import PG when Bryce gets his citizenship."

If that's plan B for his retirement, then what's plan A?

Norton didn't sign-on to backup an import, and won't hang around to go backwards, so we'll still need another backup PG

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Norton didn't sign-on to backup an import, and won't hang around to go backwards"

He is currently not capable of handling the starting PG duties.

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Perthworld's big brother  
Earlier this year

Norton has time to improve only 26.
But best spot for him is backup point guard.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Martin + Norton was a perfectly fine plan for this season's PG spot, especially considering Cotton can fill in as well when needed. The salary cap specifically limits how stacked your backup spots can be. Some people seem to be forgetting that.

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

Norton's best is at backup, unless he had some significant talent like Damo's defence then it's pretty unlikely you will be a starting Aussie PG in the league.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The Plumlee Era begins!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Begun, the Plumlee era has

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

Plumdog Millionaire!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Dech will probably go to Cotton, could be interesting, Norton v Naar could get interesting as well, can Norton stop Naar attacking skills but who can Naar guard, Cotton would like that match up. Can Blanchfield play a few good games in a row ? Don't normally happen, White has been poor lately will he step up. Kay will be to good in the four for who ever they throw at him. Boone and Ogilvy have been decent so Majok and the new bloke will have to play hard.
Perth bench to experienced with Flopstaff so Perth by 15.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

All that drivel just so you could say Flopstaff!

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Plumlee to play less than 8 minutes and everyone to jump on the bandwagon that he's not good enough and the Wildcats are doomed. 300+ comments in this thread followed by 3 new threads about the same thing in the next 24hrs.

So? If other teams had the amount of supporters we have then they would get similar traffic on here.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^lol you sound like a child

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Perthworld's big brother  
Earlier this year

Please excuse my brother he doesn't always think before posting.

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Perthworld’s little bro  
Earlier this year

no need to think we just win

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Air Delay  
Earlier this year

If the Hawkies DON'T play that cancerous waste of space, playing in a dinner suit Hobson for 30+ minutes they'll get the W!

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

Hobson plays with the passion of a 50 year old factory worker. Somehow manages good assist numbers, but jacks too many 3's without being able to shoot them well.

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Air Delay  
Earlier this year

Spot on Senator11.
His good assists numbers are negated by his weak D reads, lazy 3 misses & lazy or hero turnovers : (

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

(Please excuse my brother he doesn't always think before posting.)

(no need to think we just win)

You and your split personality sounds like a phychopath.

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Splinky  
Earlier this year

Cats keep talking about how Plumlee will be on a minutes restriction as he learns the plays. I reckon they're foxing a bit here. With their weakness at C, if he shows any form at all, I reckon Glesson will run with him.

He's going to have to learn the sets at some point, and no harm in learning them in a game against the cellar dwellers.

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Camel 31  
Earlier this year

People see something they like, and wanna join in......
...I enjoy reading hoops.com.au.
This'll be good game t' watch.......
......i will stay in town.. drinking lemon squash ... and cooling down.....

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

If Ogilvy plays, expect him to get dunked on...hard.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

Ooof, I was sitting a few rows back from courtside for that game, everyone got on their feet...except for Ogilvy...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I'll never mock a man who attempts a block or to change a shot, and gets dunked on.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It was more what happened prior. AJ and Prather had just had an altercation, a bit of a push and shove, and the next play Prather dunked on him.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^Is that all

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What else happened?

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Perthworld's big brother  
Earlier this year

That's old news

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PeterJohn  
Earlier this year

"I'll never mock a man who attempts a block or to change a shot, and gets dunked on."

Ditto. One of the reasons I like Aron Baynes.

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PeterJohn  
Earlier this year

"The salary cap specifically limits how stacked your backup spots can be"

There is no salary cap. There is a luxury tax threshold.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Where's Travers?f

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Miles is on.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Norton hits 2 early triples.
Hawks: yeah let's leave him wide open for a third one

Cheers guys

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Plumlee may very well end up in the same basket at Steve Blake and Al Harrington. Veteran NBA guys who were hyped beyond comprehension and the reality just never reaches the level of the hype. Time shall tell.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

At least he gets to debut against AJ.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

2 fouls in 3:33 not the ideal start for him

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

How good is this shooting

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Perthworld's big brother  
Earlier this year

It's raining threes for Perth.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Perth shooting like they did in the 2nd Q vs the Kings last time.

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Perthworld's big brother  
Earlier this year

Wildcats not even needing a centre the way they're playing.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Only thing you can rely on Blanchfield for is being unreliable.

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trayvis  
Earlier this year

how bad is illawara shooting

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

It's hard to adjust back after facing Adelaide's weak D, especially for Blanchfield who was made to feel like a sharp shooter again.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hobson is straight garbage. Was forced on Illawarra by LK and is hurting rather than helping the Hawks. Flinn should just bench him and not play him at all if Campbell and Stratford won't let him cut the useless dude.

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Perthworld's big brother  
Earlier this year

How cheap are the Hawks only contributing $300 to bushfire relief so far :)

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Air Delay  
Earlier this year

^^ Fair call anonymous!!!!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"How cheap are the Hawks only contributing $300 to bushfire relief so far :)"

They requested that the NBL step in and help them out by taking away from Sydney, Perth and Melbourne.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Hobson's D is worse than his shooting

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Perthworld's big brother  
Earlier this year

Hobson is atrocious

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Ananon  
Earlier this year

Hobson is the worst basketball player in the world

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Wildcats starters will come back in to start the 4th and the lead will be 20+ 3 mins later

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

cats not so flash when they aren't fluking every 3 point shot

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Plumlee looking good to me. Cats favourites for title, in second gear and still kicking arse.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Yep, I've liked what I've seen from him. Just what I was hoping for.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Plumlee the missing link. Bad matchup for Bogut. The Kings won't beat the Cats in a series if Perth stays relatively healthy.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hawks when they play like that are rubbish, Perth are a great side but hawks play some defence. Build the side around Dech and Glover. Get a quality import point guard and five man. Blanchfield is a bench player and the rest should go. Ogilvy back up five and get rid the rest.

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

Plumlee have that rim protection we needed desperately, feels like it took a lot of pressure off the rest of the team. Hawks looked best when Naar was running the show, gets benched though to finish the game, terrible coaching. Best moment of the game, Steindl putting Glover in his arse then blocking his shot on the very next play.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Von Hoffe is the biggest flog in the nbl. I can't believe they let him on that post game show. Makes Carey look credible

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Plumlee is a big body, I wasn't impressed at first, but that block he had in the 3rd had me thinking, that’s what he was there for! Once he find his feet and some sort of decent shot selection, he will be a problem. Cats at this late stage of the season, health pending, shouldn’t lose it from here.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

whibia this Von Hoffe guy? seen him on twitter and he comes on like a preening little twat.

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Andrew  
Earlier this year

Miles is an upgrade on Hunt no doubt, smarter but also taller which is the missing piece of the puzzle for us.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The problem with Naar is that while he runs an offence alright and today it was against the Perth DP or bench guys is that he leaks so bad defensively. Hawks go problems.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Shocking crowd tonight 2,532.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

"The salary cap specifically limits how stacked your backup spots can be. Some people seem to be forgetting that."
It doesn't limit your TPs, nor your selection of DPs.

Martin STILL in a moon-boot is a worry.

I like what I saw of Plumlee. Good to have a genuine big who can take on the others in the league, and loving the physical D.
Plus I like that one game in, after limited practice, he knows his role and plays it well.
Also loved how engaged he appeared!
And hey, so far, bucking his F/T average.

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Trev  
Earlier this year

Martin last season is coming to a close.

Wildcats will have Machado, Plumlee, Cotton, White next season.

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Andrew  
Earlier this year

When Damo is gone it will free up some big money to go after Machado...once Cotton naturalizes. Good times.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Martin is on Machado money? Yikes. Is there a worse value for money contract in the league this season? Griffin maybe in the running.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

He didnt say they were on the same contract.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Martin is more valuable to the Wildcats than Machado is to the Taipans

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I can't see the Cats going after Machado. They'll promote Norton to the starting 5 IMHO. Did Norton really go to Perth just to play 15 minutes per game off the bench even after Martin retires? I doubt it.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

He probably came to Perth to win championships

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Norton is clearly playing for the love of the game, like everyone else on Perth. (Not the ca$h)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Whatever the case, he needs to improve a lot to get the starting job.

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