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Earlier this year

Keanu Pinder

On the back of the NBL Indigenous round does anyone know how Keanu Pinder is going in Poland? His name is never mentioned alongside Landale and Brock Motum, granted he's playing in an inferior Euro league.

Does he have NBL aspirations? Could a team not called Melbourne Utd, Perth or Sydney afford him?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

There's lots of guys like that in Europe who could play nbl, but the money and new experiences are overseas.

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Reality  
Earlier this year

Pinder certainly a good enough athlete to play in the nbl....couldn't be any worse than half the dudes playing in the league but guessing the money is way better in Poland.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

For players like Pinder, the NBL is always there as a "last" option.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

For players like Pinder, the NBL is always there as a "last" option.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

you all are overrating him, Wildcats had a look last season and didnt sign him
his stats at college and in Poland are poor

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cats maybe turned him down, but talent to money ratio most likely an issue. Just because the cats say no doesn't mean he isn’t nbl talent.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

just because his name is Pinder doesnt mean he's nbl talent!
his stats suggest otherwise and he doesnt produce much
2 pts 2 rbs at college
6 pts 6 rebs at poland

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yeah I was going to say his college career was a massive disappointment. Thanks for digging up the stats. I guess it didn't take long since there are so few of them.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Poland is one of the poorest league in Europe, and he'd earn more money playing nbl than in Poland. Some people got stop guessing and do some research. He’s not playing in Poland because he’s a star.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Would be an upgrade over Vague.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

He likes cabbage!!!

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Lovebroker  
Earlier this year

What has indigenous round have to do with Keanu Pinder?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

His mum is Aboriginal from the Kimberley.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Got to remember that we have a two tier system in the NBL. You can pay your top 6 anything, but the bottom five are capped.
So yes, Pinder would be better than many of the bench scrubs, but he'd have to take a very low salary.

Plus gotta be honest, it must have been tough being Pinder's son. The idea of playing in the NBL is probably not as big a dream as it might be for others.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Have you seen the Polish women

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Perthworld .  
Earlier this year

I haven't had time to make jokes about his father yet.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

He's Kay’s replacement.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Kay isn't going anywhere.

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LoveBroker  
Two months ago

Replacing Nick Kay with Keanu Pinder is like enjoying Haighs chocolate and someone gives you Homebrand Compound Chocolate.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

He has not ever produced anything at college or Poland, so average at best

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Another player Perth won't recruit
Jack White
Issac Humphries
Sunday Dech
Keanu Pinder
Add it to the list

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LoveBroker  
Two months ago

^ That doesn't mean they are not good.

Humphries will be the highest paid local next season, so I'm expecting MVP level performances.

Dech is a good defender with an OK shot and is rising.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Pinder must have some traits as he gets work though his agent seems to have a lot of pull.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Another player Perth won't recruit
Sunday Dech

What?

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Cornholio  
Two months ago

Being a WA guy I would like to see him at Wildcats but we need Kay or an import 4/5.
My guess for Pinder is Sydney, United or Cairns.

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D2.0  
Two months ago

Yes, supposedly Pinder has received multiple offers and looks likely to join the NBL.

What role does he actually play??
I believe in College he was a SF? But at his size, and since we seem to prefer outside shooters, I'd imagine he'd be a 4 in this league?

Santa suggested he could play the 5, but I think we showed last year with Hunt that doesn't work. (Unless your backup centre is a big unit.

No, he's not a replacement for Kay, but unfortunately unless we go Marquee hunting and sign Motum or Landale, Kay is irreplaceable.
We'd have to use the import slot.
(And again, I guess we could do that, if we find a Marquee SF.)

I strongly believe that Nick Kay won't be back.
You see last season I made the mistake of buying a Nick Kay top, and in our family that is the kiss of death.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Perth

PG
Import and Norton (Martin retires)
Or
Norton and Martin
Or
Norton and Local (unlikely with so few pgs left)

SG
Cotton and Buluk

SF
Import and Steindl + Travers(DP) (terrico back?)
Or
Local and Steindl + Travers(DP) (Adel?)

PF
Kay and Wagstaff
Or
Import and Wagstaff
Or
Local and Wagstaff (Pinder or someome else)

C
Import and Majok (Plumlee or someone else)
Or
Local and Majok (Pinder or someone else)


NS also a possibility, maybe a young jones or okwera

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Pinder is a 5/4 6'9

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

6'9 is extremely generous but he is a ridic athlete so it doesnt really matter. 6'6 or 6'7

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Another example of how D2.0 doesn't know what he is talking about

I quote " I believe in College he was a SF? "

Lol nope never played that role jimmy

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

He is taller than Kay.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Another player Perth won't recruit
Sunday Dech

What?

Heard that too.. wildcats offered big bucks but heading elsewhere. Possibly Sydney

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Melbourne for dech if Goulding goes to Sydney.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Dech staying at hawks.

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D2.0  
Two months ago

Another example of how D2.0 doesn't know what he is talking about
I quote
" What role does he actually play??
I believe in College he was a SF? "

Lol nope never played that role jimmy

Since you apparently haven't reached that point yet in Primary School, allow me to introduce you to the Question Mark.
According to one explanation it supposedly is derived from the Latin, Quaestiō, which was abbreviated by a Q over an O, and this in time became the modern symbol.
It is used most correctly to indicate that the preceding phrase is a question, rather than a statement. It can also be used more loosely to indicate decreasing levels of certainty.
Whilst more theatrical than grammatical, the use of double question marks clearly indicates that I am asking a question to which I do not know the answer: "What role does he actually play??

I do not, and have never, claimed any level of expertise on College basketball. In fact when the subject has come up, I have made my lack of familiarity clear.
As such rather than express completely unfounded opinion, I have firstly asked the question, and secondly done what anybody should do, which is to consult reference material.
Now given the immensity of the internet, I cannot claim to have consulted every possible reference, but those I have list him as either a SF, G/F, or simply "Forward".

NB: I also feel obliged to point out that your statement "nope never played that role", without any qualification, implies you have watched every game he has ever played.
Since that is obviously not the case, we can only reach the inevitable conclusion, that you're full of shit.
(Which I guess is why you post anonymously.)

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

"He is taller than Kay."

If by "taller" you mean a full inch shorter, then yeah.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Pinder is legit 6'9, Kay is listed as 6’9 but is 6’8

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koberulz  
Two months ago

I do not, and have never, claimed any level of expertise on College basketball. In fact when the subject has come up, I have made my lack of familiarity clear.
If only you did the same for everything else you know nothing about.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

^^ yes !! burn

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

D2.0 that 30 year member of wildcats but can't tell the difference between a SF and Centre

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

"Pinder is legit 6'9, Kay is listed as 6'9 but is 6’8"
Pinder is 202cm, maybe 203. Kay is at least 205cm. But sure you wote it on the intaweb so it must be troo.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Keanu-Pinder-72869/

Pinder is 206cm

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

https://basketball.realgm.com/player/Keanu-Pinder/Summary/52285

Pinder 206cm

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I'm 6’7 and Pinder was quite a bit Taller than me. Maybe its The hair.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Pinder won't make a huge impact straight away but in year two or three could develop into a good NBL player.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

D2.0 that 30 year member of wildcats but can't tell the difference between a SF and Centre

Hahahahaha.

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D2.0  
Two months ago

D2.0 that 30 year member of wildcats but can't tell the difference between a SF and Centre

The trains just don't run where you live.

So yeah, sometimes my omniscience fails me. I'll admit to be fallible, especially when it comes to things I have no knowledge of. For example players I have never seen, much less watched playing.

I guess my mistake here was assuming people like yourself might be capable of intelligent conversation, or at the very least answering a simple question. My bad, lesson learnt, sorry for taxing your limited intellect.

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Mic Drop  
Two months ago

You can make quite a bit of money as much as 12-18k a month USD so not sure if he would get that in the NBL for what teams are asking him to do.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

D2.0 love to dish it out but gets so butt hurt when he cops it once and a while

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Actually I thought he quite readily admitted his knowledge was lacking in certain areas. Probably not what I'd call butthurt.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

From Twitter:

@Lachy_Reid
Would not be surprised if Keanu Pinder ends up at @Adelaide36ers

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Confirmed.

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LoveBroker  
Two months ago

Pinder at the Sixers? Didn't expect that but OK. Positive is we have 2 athletic interchangeable PF/Cs plus Humphries at the C and DJ at the 4 and sometimes 5.

Negative is Pinder has no outside game. That is a really nice front court.

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