Earlier this year
R Vague Future
On the one hand he's done well to progress his career. After representing Australia as an Emu, he's progressed from a DP to a full-ime contracted player. In the off season he's progressed from being an improved SBL player, to a decent SEABL player, to being able to play as an import in the NZNBL.
On paper he has a lot to offer. Big enough to back up Centre and with an impressive wingspan, and yet able to stretch the D with his 3-point shot.
It seemed he was destined to fill Wagstaff's 6th man role.
But it's never really clicked for him at NBL level.
The Cats must soon replace Damo and Wagstaff. Perhaps at the end of this season, or perhaps the next. And between the players they need and the players they're signing, there's not enough slots to go round.
Vague will be out of contract, and whilst Wagstaff will probably play out the 2nd year of his, there must be doubts over who will ultimately take his spot.
Perth aren't shay about poaching Aussie talent, and could easy be eyeing off others.
And likewise Vague could probably land a bench role for Cairns or the Hawks.