EssenX
Earlier this year

Breakers looking to reinstate Webster

https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/basketball/119243409/corey-webster-returns-from-china-amid-coronavirus-fears-breakers-explore-options

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I mean sit him at the end of the bench perhaps as some sort of insurance for injuries foul trouble. But this team is balling and I wouldn't risk messing that up for this guy.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

king should go after him

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If he's available, I think he should be on the bench at least. Especially with Jarrad Weeks carrying a shoulder injury.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Gleeson is his man, it's exactly what the wildcats do bring in winners late to make sure they win. Cotton and Plumlee good examples. Maybe they could get Goulding over as well since his season looks like finishing early.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Or like last year, when they made no roster changes and still won...

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

Unfortunately Hopson returning coincided with Webster leaving so I can't say which lead more to the revival.

I would guess its a combo of both, They play much better with more movement without Webster.

But if Hampton out and Weeks a maybe, Webster may be a viable option.

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Yinka Dare  
Earlier this year

To me has always been a bit overrated

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

Abercrombie and Delany are getting more touches without Webster and it's showing with their form.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hopson's return was a big factor in the revival, but what people forget is that NZ never really had their full team together due to injuries to Delaney and Loe as well. Webster leaving had less to do with it in my opinion. If they had everyone together from the start they would be a playoff team.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I never forgot. I just don't think he has as much up side as opposed to down with the core group

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

I wouldn't be messing with the chemistry and continuity by bringing him back in. Sek Henry and Hopson have been delivering as starters as have Abercrombie, Delany and Loe.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

I would imagine if they're successful in bringing him back it would be in a reduced role maybe a like for like replacement for Weeks i.e. back up ballhandler type role.

A bit like that season for the Sixers when DJ went to play in Poland got released and re-joined the team mid-season in a reduced role due to Motum already being the starting PF.

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Perth Wilburs  
Earlier this year

Wildcats will be having a look at him for next season at the SF position.

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

He's signed till 2022 I think but Walsh is always open to buyout offers

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EssenX  
Earlier this year

If he's available you add him but only to play Weeks minutes.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Corey is signed for the next 2 seasons. If he's in the NBL it will be for the Breakers.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

He's actually signed until 2023. He still had one year to go on his original 3 year deal and signed a 2 year extension with the Breakers before leaving for China.

https://nbl.com.au/news/breakers-accept-buyout-for-corey-webster

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The breakers are playing better with out him.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Gees, long plane trips must be a drag for Webster.
By the time he gets to his destination, he's changed his mind about going there.

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Mark  
Earlier this year

No commitment from this loser

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EssenX  
Earlier this year

Poor form from those attacking Webster. You guys realise this wasn't Webster’s decision alone - the CBA has postponed its season and most foreign players and coaches have left already?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

With Hamptons departure, Webster would be the perfect player to reinstate - familiar with their system and can score in bunches. NZ were only worse with Webster cause Hopson was out the majority of the time as well as Delaney and Loe

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

Webster can't replace Hampton.

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Reality  
Earlier this year

Breakers are way better without him.....

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Did anyone take his roster spot when he left? Just demote them and reinstate Webster

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JMS  
Earlier this year

World class pure scorer but yes agree that they look better (or more cohesive) without him. If he on-board with a reduced role off the bench that would be super dangerous and great to watch. I hope they do it.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year


Maybe the two are linked?

NBL
@NBL
·
3h
"RJ leaves the NBL as a projected top ten pick in the NBA Draft."

@NZBreakers
Next Star RJ Hampton (
@RjHampton14
) is returning to the US where he will continue his rehab from injury and prepare for the 2020 NBA

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Webster can't replace Hampton."

Why would you say that koberulz?

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Because Next Stars players are not on the 11 man roster, Hampton was effectively a '12th man' for NZ so with him departing they're still left with their actual 11 man roster.

Someone from that roster would need to come off (someone said Weeks is currently injured) and then Webster could step in as their replacement.

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

Cut Ater Majok, it's not like Shamir plays him.

Henry/Weeks
Hopson/Webster
Abercrombie/Ngatai
Delany/Vodanovich
Loe/Ashley

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

Keep Rausbatch as the 11th man and 3 and D

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Maybe Webster didn't want to play for the breakers if Hampton was playing for them, just seems a bit odd to me. How did Webster go in China? Did he play many games?

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

No he got offered big money in China and the Breakers got offered a $150k buyout fee for him as well.

The reasons he's coming back right now are because the league in China has been shut down due to the coronavirus and if he delayed his return to NZ by a few more days he would have to go into quarantine for 14 days when he came back.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Even if he doesn't play, I hope he is at the game cheering on the team (providing he isn't sitting in one of the 21 seats on the frontbench).

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

(No he got offered big money in China and the Breakers got offered a $150k buyout fee for him as well. )

He didn't want to play for them before the World Cup

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Beantown  
Earlier this year

Lol has he been cleared of Coronavirus? He might decimate the team in more ways than one!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Na its cool. he got vaccinated.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"He didn't want to play for them before the World Cup"

Source? I understand that there was possibly a misunderstanding between Walsh and him, but I don't believe he wanted out. As an aside, Walsh's comments at the time - that Webster was the worst starting 2 guard in the league the year before - were probably correct.

At the end of the day, this could be a high risk / high reward play. But it's moot if the Breakers don't make the playoffs.

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Beantown  
Earlier this year

"Na its cool. he got vaccinated."

Lol, joking I hope?

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

That vaccination was for infidelity.

We're still waiting for the results.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Corey requested a release to play in Turkey prior to the start of this season - it was a big money offer and you would be stupid not to consider it. I don't think he had any issue with the Breakers.

Also he was playing injured last season, and it was pretty obviously affecting him. He was playing well this season before he left for China.

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CT  
Earlier this year

rumour is that smoking weed protects you from coronavirus.

no connection implied, just putting it out there.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Webster played really well in the World Cup and was also playing well for the Breakers. The issue, I think was that Hampton made their backcourt extremely crowded especially at the 1. The Breakers look much better with Henry and Weeks running the 1. If Webster plays only 10-20 minutes off the bench with the second unit, it makes their 2 man game incredibly dangerous. But I wouldn't want him messing with the starters minutes or shots - those guys are rolling.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Looking back at his stats, Webster was having a career year in terms of rebounds, assists and his best FG% since 2012 and best PPG since 2015. If the Breakers go 2-0 and sneak into the playoffs, Webster helps them close the gap on Perth and Sydney.

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