NBL1 Central
Earlier this year

NBL1 Central: February Update

This is not intended to be a slagging post, though I'm sure some will take it as such. This is just taking stock of what I have seen on social media mostly or heard from reliable sources. If there’s anything I’ve missed or is wrong please comment so we can get an accurate picture of where teams are at right now.

Would love to use this thread as an information hub for the pre season - post dates and results for trial matches etc so people can follow before the season starts.

Would love if anyone can do something similar for the girls. As mentioned last year unfortunately I just don’t follow closely enough to do it justice. Would also love to see others ladder predictions.

Central District Lions
Imports: Gebereal Baitey, Spencer Williams
Recruits: James Adcock, Joel Offereins
Losses: De’Vaughn Jones, Jordan Riewer, Lual Diing, Jordan Centenera, Chol Luk

Outlook: Imports come to the league with underwhelming resumes – Baitey averaging less than 10ppg at a division 3 school while Williams barely played at Coe College until his senior year where he averaged 12ppg and 6rpg while shooting an impressive 75% from the field. Judging by the highlights, he won’t be shooting it far from the rim that’s for sure.

Their local recruits are also underwhelming with Offereins averaging 2.5ppg and 2rpg in Perth, while Adcock hardly got on the court at Southern, though did seemingly have a solid reserves season. Dau is an important re-signing for the Lions and he will need to continue to improve to see them with any chance of finals aspirations. Sapwell’s early return from college also helps but he may not be ready to contribute at full time starter level.

After a surprising 6th placed finish last year it looks like a regression is on the cards for first year coach Matt Atkins in 2020.

Eastern Mavericks
Imports: Dane Miller, Dante Thompson
Recruits: Nil?
Losses: Brandon Morris, Novian Cherry, Devon McGee

Outlook: Morris leaves a massive hole as one of last seasons best imports, his 25ppg and 10rpg will be difficult to replace. Likewise McGee’s underrated production of 13.5ppg and 7rpg from an Aussie is difficult to replace. No other news coming out of the Mavericks camp which we can only assume means more Vozzo and a long over due increased role for Kane Della-Pia.

Their imports look to be of reasonable but not All-League standard. Unfortunately I think one or both will have to be a Woollacott contender to lift them off the bottom of the ladder.

Forestville Eagles
Imports: Brendan Teys (restricted), Greg Mays
Recruits: Brandon Brine (Norwood Flames)
Losses: Majok Deng

Outlook: Reigning champs bring back a very stable side with just one change in their main rotation. While Brine is a downgrade on Deng, he’s a great player in his own right and Forestville are title contenders yet again. Not much else to say about these guys - Andy always puts a competitive team on the floor.

North Adelaide Rockets
Imports: Anthony Drmic (restricted), Tobias Dowdell
Recruits: Nil?
Losses: Alex Starling, Bijan Johnson

Outlook: Retaining Jack McVeigh and pairing him with Anthony Drmic gives the Rockets the best 1-2 punch in the league. You do have to wonder if their games are a little redundant playing along side each other but they will give opposing teams huge grief on the wings while Dowdell is a solid enough big man import.

Losing Johnson leaves a hole at the point position, on his day he could be a game winner, but if a Ray Harding type can step up into the void then these guys deserve early season title favouritism. Hawkes has been close before, he’s finally got the cattle to take them over the top.

Norwood Flames
Imports: CJ Turnage, James Legan
Recruits: Matt Fauser, Lucas Valk
Losses: Brandon Brine

Outlook: Nabbing Turnage is a huge get for the Flames, he’s proven to be a top 3 player in the lague over the past two years and nothing should change this year. Legan is a sniper and still a very very good player even as he nears his mid 30s.

Brine will be a massive out for them, but considering they wasted an import spot on Moultrie last season, they’ve essentially upgraded from Brine to Turnage. Will be in the finals hunt again.

South Adelaide Panthers
Imports: Alex Starling, Tanner Giddings
Recruits: Most of Southern 2016-2019
Losses: Zach Allmon, Dakota Zinser

Outlook: Much better than before! Adding championship quality in Starling, Johns, Ellison and the like gives the Panthers hope they haven’t had in a long time. Giddings looks like a solid Allmon replacement, even if he may produce less stats due to playing with a deeper roster. Pressure will be on second year coach Jamie Petty to deliver after a disappointing 4-16 rookie season.

Favourite son Isaiah Omamogho also returns home after a year at the Tigers, with his Grandad’s name on the floor you’d expect him to be a fan favourite back at Marion this year and he will be looking to have a more consistent season than in 2019.

Southern Tigers
Imports: Vionte Daniels, Koop McCaloop
Recruits: David Humphries, Brandon Holloway, Jordan Centenera
Losses: CJ Turnage, Anthony Drmic, Sam Johns, Hamish Staude, Codey Ellison, James Adcock, Hamish Burns

Outlook: New era for the Tigers, it really is a case of throwing the baby out with the bath water. The spending has remained at least as evidenced by their interstate recruiting plus two imports still but new coach Dave Morrell will have to start from the ground up with the Tigers culture as there’s not much left from the previous regime which produced two titles. The imports look solid – McCaloop a stand out in reserves last year and Daniels with an impressive division 1 college resume. Humphries and Holloway are proven performers in state leagues over a long period.

It will be interesting to see how they go as the Tigers faithful have become accustomed to success. We all know $ talks in this league so you’d expect them to be around the mark in the final few weeks of the season or you’d have to wonder why they moved everyone else on.

Sturt Sabres
Imports: Nil?
Recruits: Joel Spear, Max Calligeros
Losses: CJ Rivers

Outlook: A full season of Alex Mudronja will certainly help, especially pairing him with Joel Spear in what is perhaps the best Aussie back court in the league.

Coach Rigoni is back at the helm and he has always run a tight ship with tough, disciplined teams. I’m sure this year will be no different but if they go without an import (I haven’t heard any announcements that they will have one, let alone two) then they might just be pressed for talent to challenge the top sides. I would expect them to be around the mark for finals, though.

West Adelaide Bearcats
Imports: Nate Sheppard, Robert Sampson
Recruits: Lewis Rowe, Lachlan Hunter
Losses: Bryan Jefferson, Tom Kubank, Shane Hayward, Patrick Thomas, Blake Truslove, Matt Fauser, Lucas Valk

Outlook: The other club who are out with the old and in with the new. Haven’t seemed to replace their losses with the same money the Tigers have, but their import selection appears solid, with both potential MVP level players judging by their resume.

This side got a whole lot younger but after a disappointing 2019 Coach McLean will be looking to go to war with a group of hungry young players rather than bitter old veterans. Early call – Nate Sheppard to have the most impressive debut season since Dee Oldham/Eian Davis.

Woodville Warriors
Imports: Bryan McGriff, Joey Hewitt
Recruits: Devon McGee
Losses: Nil?

Outlook: McGriff returns after an All Star 5 season with the Norwood Flames in 2018, while second import Hewitt will be an interesting inclusion. He looks like a shooter from a winning program at division 3 level but how much else he has to his game will be interesting.

McGee is a handy inclusion to shore up their front line but point guard will be the big question mark for coach Whitmore as he will be relying on youngsters Meldrum and Nathan to take steps forward.

Undoubtedly the most talented team Whitmore has had, anything less than a deep finals run would be considered a failed season after pumping more money into the program.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Thanks Corey

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Corey don't forget you lost Ben Rennie as well

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Thanks for the write up.

Sturt are planning to go with one import AFAIK.

I have three tiers of clubs (no particular order within each tier):

South
North
Norwood
Forestville

West
Woodville
Sturt

Southern
Eastern
Centrals

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Will Sturt be in NBL1 Central given their management have decided to not participate this year?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

BSA did stated this on social media:

"Basketball South Australia and the clubs have all worked together to collectively reach an agreement that we believe will benefit the entire sport."

This could imply that Sturt eventually came around, or perhaps BSA didn't want the negative PR which inevitably comes with the omission of 1+ clubs from NBL1.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^ yes but I believe Sturt have changed their minds

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cavolo  
Earlier this year

anyone know if a schedule has been released and if so, where it can be found? my searching has been to no avail so far....

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Thanks for the women's write up, good stuff

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Good list

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sturt will be there. Not to be would be club suicide. Whilst they always bang their negative drum on anything progressive, they always come around.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

To #794224..

Southern are way better than bottom 3. Daniels is an impressive pick-up with D1 college pedigree. Humphries and Holloway are proven starters coming from a league stronger that the PL. Humphries even led the SBL in steals and was all-defensive, and lets not forget has D1 college experience and was a All-American at Juco. Centenera will be solid, but the big question mark is alongside McCaloop and whether he can take the step up from reserves. They're in that 4th to 7th bracket.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Southern have 3 players and an unproven coach.

They will have more top-end talent than Sturt, but Rigoni will keep Sturt competitive and they should have decent depth.

Woodville and West have more talent.

Hence I have Southern bottom 3.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

West losing Thomas is huge, Southern more talent. Central and Eastern bottom then gap to 3rd bottom unless Petty can really stuff it up which isn't out of the question.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Granted, losing Kubank and Thomas are big outs for West.

But they picked up the two Hunter's from Mt Gambier and their imports look the goods: Sheppard will score >25ppg if teams don't tag him.

Again, more depth than Southern IMO.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

For South the big question is how will Starling cope playing Football on Saturday afternoon in Gawler and further out then drive to Marion and play basketball

Also Johns playing football but not as onerous as Starling. Huge unknown to me

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sixtiesrockstar  
Earlier this year

Who is Starling playing football for?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

In the Barossa league, Tanunda maybe?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Forestville
Losing Deng was big but picked up Brine to provide more of an inside presence. Is Rios definitely back, if so would be the favourites to defend title. Depth the only issue.

North
Losing Starling is huge, but gaining Drmic is a coup. Dowdell will need to step up a bit in Starlings absence. Drmic and McVeigh on wings will be deadly but big questions at the point guard. And how will their defence cope losing its lynchpin in Starling to help on perimeter mistakes.

South
On paper it looks impressive, but question marks will be how it meshes under one of the worst coaches out there. Can see it going south (pun intended) real quick if the footy players cant contribute their usual output.

Southern
Totally new team with new coach. Humphries will put up big numbers, Holloway seems sound. If imports can be decent they could sneak into finals.

Woodville
No more excuses for Whitmore. McGriff will be the go to scorer they need, but going from his previous stint at Norwood where there was talent to give him space to suddenly being targeted each week, how will he cope. McGee a very handy pickup and provides athleticism in the paint. Should have gone for an import guard to control things. Will they continue to be the Syracuse of the league, only playing zone because they cant play man?

Sturt
If they get an effective import, my roughy to maybe squeak in. Alex Mudronja and Spear a handy local duo and they get Callegeros back to have some semblance of a post player.

Norwood
Despite a hot start, fell apart at end of season last year. Rumour of losing Legan is huge, single handedly won a few games for them, especially that shoot out away at Mt Gambier. Turnage a big pickup, but what will his chemistry be like with a couple of siblings playing there. Factor in a coach that doesn't know league, another year older and even less depth than before, this year I reckon they finally fall out of the finals race.

West
Their imports had better be damn good!

Eastern
As with West, their imports had better be damn good. However the gap with their local talent and West is a lot worse, especially losing McGee.

Centrals
On paper their imports look terrible and losing a tonne of shooting from last year. Teams will target Dau on the defensive end with no real help around him. Only because of Easterns imports will result in Centrals getting the wooden spoon.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Starling playing at Gawler Central Tigers which extends into the Barossa including Kapunda

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Will be interesting if clubs decide to swap the time slots of their home games against South as is their prerogative I believe. Play the men at 630... tough drive for starling straight into a game.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

West could surprise. Last year was Corey's first poor season. Expect a bounce back.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Thomas headed to Woodville is a big hole to fill for them, will be interesting to see

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Are Woodville now the new favourites if true?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

North
"big questions at the point guard"

Why couldn't Drmic play the point?

Woodville
"Should have gone for an import guard to control things."

They did...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The notion of Drmic playing the point is worth pondering but more if things break down. I think that 6 of their top 7 players are all 6' 5" plus. That makes for a tall team.

I would play Drmic and McVeigh for most of their time on court at the 2 and 3 spot. Throw the challenge out to other clubs to find the best match up on 6’ 6” plus wings knowing there is lot of flexibility if it needs to be changed up. This team will be strong defensively too.

But that said a lot of teams have strong line-ups and I don’t think there are any clear favourites

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Annonn  
Earlier this year

Thomas has gone to the USA. how many times we need to say it

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NBL1 Central  
Earlier this year

Drmic is a scoring wing, not a point guard. They need someone to distribute to Drmic & McVeigh plus defend quick guards. I think Harding can fill this void.

Woodville need a point guard in my opinion. Their import by the looks (I have only researched online not in person) is a scorer/shooter like Boonstoppel not a point guard.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Drmic is a scoring wing, not a point guard."

Drmic is a basketball player...

He's capable of bringing the ball up the floor and running an offense. How is the fact he can score a downside?

Between him, Aistrope and Harding they'll be fine at the point.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why couldn't Drmic play the point, same reason as Dowdell wont play the point, they're not point guards!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

#496 It has come up from a few sources, I spose will have to wait and see Rd 1.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Why couldn't Drmic play the point, same reason as Dowdell wont play the point, they're not point guards!"

If that's your rationale, your opinion is invalid. Thanks for trying though.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Randle played the point for 36ers and he is no point guard!!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So the geniuses on here have decided that Drmic is the new point guard for North. No wonder the 6ers struggled this year, should have had Drmic at the point and Randle at the 2 or 3.
Well I suppose he did have a stellar career at the point in college, wait, hang on......

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

1. This isn't NBL or college, genius.

2. The assertion was that he play some minutes at point - not that he is a PG by trade.

3. Google "positon-less basketball".

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Umm, genius, the assertion was "why couldn't Drmic play minutes at the point", the argument is he's not a point guard, he's a scoring wing. Same as why can't Tom Brady play wide receiver. He could but it's not his job and he wouldn't do very well. He may well bring ball up and initiate offence on occasion but that's not his job, his job is to receive ball in scoring position and score.
And good for you, let's use Google to base our argument on. Some Google results say Donald Trump is greatest American president of all time. Buts let's entertain that for a minute, put Chris Paul and Joel Embiid on the same team and explain because of positionless basketball they have same responsibilities. Are you that thick? Last year DeWitt was best point guard, his job was to get ball to scorers and did it well. Who have North got. Last year was wildly inconsistent BJ, if they had reliable or they probably would have gone further.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Pretty sad League if DeWitt is the best point guard.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Okay 556. Keep living your life, champ.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ok 560, keep thinking Drmic is a point guard moron.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Anon #556

I can't follow your argument at all but when you said De Witt was best PG last year you just showed your ignorance. Tom Daly by a country mile

BJ and team mates got the Rockets to the finals. Perhaps if he didn’t play the final series with a broken bone in his right hand the story might be different

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How did he break his hand?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

An unbroken hand wouldn't have helped him shoot any better going by his season before then so no, nothing was changing.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Kane averaged 9 or 10 assists a game. If not first he was the second best. Still not shabby

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

North just happy to make finals... the point is to win them.

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not a sturt supporter  
Earlier this year

Kane also a tenacious defender, willing to put his body and numbers on the line, and an insane culture guy

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

DeWit has flaws in his game that are covered up by having 4 very good starters on the floor with him. Patty Thomas is a much better PG. Tom Daly the best of the bunch no doubt though.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If you say so

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

#614 - 100% correct

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Let me guess, Thomas scores more so he's better?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Any trial games this weeekend?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Mount Gambier to run through South, Woodville and Southern. That's what’s happening this weekend.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Actually thats next weekend

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Centrals were at broken Hill yesterday, how much they lose by?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Only a trial game but south smacked a full strength eagles team without Johns and Ellison.

West beat Woodville in a nail-biter... Woodville looked very average in 4th as neither imports are go to guys.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Did Teys play? Did Starling play football before the game?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yes and I can't answer that

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

interesting I was at the game and it looked like both woodville imports had high 20s each

Hard for McGriff to be a go to guy in the fourth when he was fouled out for half of it

I'd say Hewitt will take most teams by surprise

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No one said they were bad... But Woodville threw a big lead in the 4th and lost

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Blokes who shouldn't have got minutes for Forestville did so I wouldn’t say they were full strength or taking the game as seriously as they should have been. Might have underestimated South. South played very well though, almost 20 point win wasn’t down to Andy’s subs.

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Bring on the Season  
Earlier this year

I love how you say blokes that shouldn't have gotten minutes did when Forestvilles reserves team finished 3rd in winter without those starters playing

Maybe the difference is not getting a chance to play instead of not having the ability to play at that level. Surely you know Andy doesn't like to sub

Being a trial game I'm sure there were a lot of players from both teams getting minutes they won't get once the season starts

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No, when they got a chance to play they were rubbish. Case in point: last night. Again, please don't make it sound like I'm making excuses. South played well and hit shots.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Rios not playing. Not full strength. Apart from the streetball asian at the end I thought South played a pretty strong team.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

South pretty deep this year.. bit of a saving grace that they can go 9-10 deep so the footy guys can rest alot more

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

South pretty deep this year.. bit of a saving grace that they can go 9-10 deep so the footy guys can rest alot more

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Is Rios actually playing this year. Some whispers saying he isn't which given the uproar over Forestville’s approach to get him classified as unrestricted seems pointless

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

i heard that southern recruited michael jordan. rumours that dean has taken over coaching and thrown his wallet at the nba all star.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Any news on Norwood's replacement for legan? If they find a decent big I'd say they'd be favourites to win

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How on earth would Norwood be favourite with just a big?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

They also have the best player in the league in Turnage plus their veteran core. If they got a 20 and 10 big that's a championship team.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

They need guards.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Veteran cores have an expiry date, just ask West.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

And losing Brine and Legan, their 2 best players from last year wouldn't leave a hole. And that veteran core are hanging on by a thread. Yep, definitely favourites!!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Trial games nobody is going to push it because nobody wants injuries before the season starts...the real issue is getting use to the refing - now that's going to be a challenge.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Can someone name this "deep" South team please.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Norwood don't need guards they have both Webber’s and Lycett. Maybe Wurm coming home too.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

ANDREW BARTON AND BRAD JONNEK ARE ELITE BENCH PLAYERS OK

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wurm gone to southern.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How many recruits do southern have? They will bounce back from last years down year.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Nothing like club loyalty!!

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sman  
Earlier this year

barton is elite at missing wide open threes

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Have to admit southern looks like they've bounced back, being bankrupt be damned! Other clubs should try it.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Please don't bring up club loyalty as if thats a thing. No club is loyal to their juniors nowadays so why should you expect them to be

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So how many players have played 100+ PL games and all their junior basketball at one club. There must be some loyal players out there

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Southern beat Sturt last night apparently by single digits. Any other trial games happening this week?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

By the sound of it Southern might have one of the best import combos in the league.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

And the best guard combo in the league with Humphreys and Holloway

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NBL 1 Fan  
Earlier this year

I heard that southern have cut Koop McCaloop from their NBL1 team? Weird decision 3 weeks from tip off.
Do they have another import coming in?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So it looks like

Southern and South

Then Forestville and Norwood

Then West

Then who cares after that?

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Forestville and wait for it Norwood lol

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Are you just naming teams? There's 5 more left.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Other five won't make it!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No North huh, interesting.

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Skankhunt42  
Earlier this year

Here that south have another 2 elite guards coming in... stay tuned

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Skankhunt42  
Earlier this year

Can't wait for the season to start, my top pick is my gambier

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

South getting Dillon and White?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The guy said elite guards, that rules white and dillon out!

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Annonn  
Earlier this year

schedule released, some interesting times for Mens games if correct, getting away from the traditional men first. Some mens games starting at 615pm

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Changing of the order of games must be with the agreement of both teams. If I were South I would challenge that

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Dildoswaggins  
Earlier this year

Whaaaaaat?! Changing time slots, this is an outrage!!!!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Home team has the right to choose the time. Or always have in the past.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Incorrect. Minor round games and sequencing of games only with agreement of other team. This was one item discussed at a PL review last year between clubs and BSA. Any changes to times and men first was agreed that only if both parties agree. Hmmm Forestville involved again!!! Is Andy running scared?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

More like the Homer Simpson of the league, Jamie, didn't quite catch on that teams were screwing him getting his star recruits to basically play a game of footy, travel, then suit up for a basketball game. Forget the DJ debacle from a few years back, pretty bad taking advantage of the thick kid.
If South's out of top 5 halfway through they really need to sack him.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Incorrect. Minor round games and sequencing of games only with agreement of other team."

So by that rationale, South agreed to the change and f***** themselves.

Pretty sure you're the one that's incorrect, but if you're not then that says a lot about South.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^^ I'm correct - so South agreed to this or BSA forgot and South didn’t pick it up.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Given the shambles in that organisation still without a head office I'd say BSA just didn't even realise it was a policy that the away team had to agree.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I mean Starling is good but is he "change the game time" good?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The answer is no

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Make em play the late game. 2 more hours for the bruising and corkeys to set in

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Annonn  
Earlier this year

I know that mostly the mens game is discussed in this forum, but Sturt signing Nicole seakamp is huge. They also have signed kartinyeri, who proved herself at eastern last year. Great back court!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How do those two stack up against Angley, Metcalf, Thornett, Bails.

I think North will improve this year

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

North women are stacked. Should be a lot better than last year lol. It will be interesting to see how other women's teams go.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

South and Sturt more stacked

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Heard Tigers have knocked off the Pioneers tonight in Millicent. Have probably been overlooked as legitimate title contenders so far but are proving to be among the pre season favourites.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

South and southern women stacked more, with whom?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Southern beat Mt Gambier? Is this for real and what were the scores?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Southern up double digits a lot of the game won by around 5. Southern PG went down with knee injury. Gambier missing a few players you'd think

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

97-94. Mount Gambier missing Jordan Hunter and their G-League import.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Both men's and women’s teams in preseason tourney?

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sman  
Earlier this year

which team will bring joey in as coach

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How bad was knee injury?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Any more pre-season results? Heard Eagles just beat Mavs

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Is Andy running scared allegedly not allowing anyone to watch the game - even parents weren't allowed into the behind closed door game.



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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Where is he running to?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I think somewhere in the opposite direction to Marion and Morphett Vale

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

eagles beat mavs by how much?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So he's running north? Not sure where you're going with this troll, but I'm sure you can salvage it.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Jordan West to Sturt good pickup for them, I wonder in Petty reached out to him as well?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Woodville thumped by Mount Gambier.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

South's 23s team beat tigers league team in overtime.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Eagles Mavs wasn't closed door

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Annonn  
Earlier this year

West internal scrimmage was intersting, spud running lots of point. Nate Shepperd is crazy athletic. His pre game warm ups will be fun!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Is their other import here yet?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What's happening at Norwood with a replacement with Legan

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

A writeup of some results

we started off the night with a clash of rivals between the South Adelaide Panthers and the Woodville Warriors. South Adelaide come out strong from the start scoring at high speeds and often. At the start of the second quarter, Woodville started to return fire shooting from deep with accuracy, led by star Joey Hewitt the warriors lived up the name fighting hard for every loose ball and creating turnovers with hard defence. The third quarter saw Woodville stay hot as they continued their excellent shooting. As the final quarter started South Adelaide stepped up the intensity another level creating a strong atmosphere, with both teams shooting well from all levels it was up to the team's defence to get them the win. Woodville Warriors def. South Adelaide 117-96

Leading Scorers:
Tanner Giddings - South Adelaide Panthers - 32 points
Bryan McGriff - Woodville Warriors - 25 points
Joey Hewitt - Woodville Warriors- 23 points

In the second game of the night, we had fan favourites Mount Gambier Pioneers take on the first appearances Southern Tigers. the Tigers took no time to show to the full crowd that they mean business as they started out strong with a well-executed offence and staggering defence starting the game off quickly and not stopping as they continued into the second quarter started shooting the ball at an outstanding rate and applying more pressure against the pioneers, who were starting to come into form getting stops on defence and making tough shots. in the third quarter, the intensity was at a night high with both teams fighting for the ball. both teams were pulling as the strings on their offence scoring was fast and quick with both teams using speed and strength to get to the basket. The final quarter was the most intense of them all with the Pioneers battling hard bringing the game to only a few points the Southern Tigers has to work as a team to get past the Pioneers intense defence. the fought hard but it was only a little too late with star Tom Daly hitting a half-court shot on the buzzer the final score was 100-94 for the Southern Tigers.

Leading Scorers:
Dave Humphries - Southern Tigers - 34 points
Viont'e Daniels - Southern Tigers - 24 points
Tom Kubank - Mt Gambier Pioneers - 21 points

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Annonn  
Earlier this year

West second import Robert Sampson played.... good skill set, was getting lost in offence sets. Not as Big as expected, looked my like a 3/4 - good inside outside game

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Which Southern guard hurt his knee. Is it bad?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Holloway. Looked to be acl

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Pre-season trial games are BS games. Teams only want to run and see who works well with whom, and run a few plays. It's not about winning or losing - nobody gives a crap. You just makes sure that your players don't get injured before the season starts.

BSA totally unorganised for the games. Lucky there are a few refs that can pull together.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"BSA totally unorganised for the games"

Like the other week delaying a game at Port Adelaide for over an hour because BSA messed up the referee roster.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

BSA is run by refs and "nuf nufs" so surely they can get off their backsides and put a ref roster in place!!!
Where is big Joe at now that his meal ticket coaching mate has committed coaching hari kari.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How were the imports in the Millicent tournament? Looks like Southern's could be the best in the league. Woodville and South look like they are ok but Southern a cut above.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Didn't one of Southern's imports do their knee at Millicent?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No. That was one of their Australian recruits.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No way, Centrals imports the best, pfffft, sorry, can't keep a straight face, they're shocking. Looks like Atkins was the problem at Woodville choosing imports, I wonder if these guys would even get paid?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Best in the league lol

Southern's import had 18 points in a loss to South 23s....dont get me wrong he's good don't disrespect CJ like that tho and souths import averaged 32pts in tournament fyi

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Has Norwood played any trials?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Southern's pair will have more impact than CJ though. As far as I know he will be their only import.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Will they miss any finals because of a wedding?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Who cares if they have been honest and open with coach up front. Then it is up to the coach to decide if he will live with that

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Heard a few teams have played the under 18 state team. Any info on this. Did the state team beat any mens teams?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I think Sturt and Woodville played them but no idea of results

Who is Norwood's second import?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Heard they beat Sturt, lost to Woodville and got thumped by North.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So North PL team thumped North U18s. I would have hoped so!

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Any scores from the North v Eastern game tonight?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I might have blinked and missed it but any info on Sturts import, heard they are only going for one again. Strange thing about that is apparently they want to give Sturt juniors the opportunity to play yet they've signed Jordan West and Spear. Is it economics then, but if they had 2 good imports you'd put them in as contenders, up there with best local talent.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Sturt no money. Spear and west doing very well though.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

That's actually wrong about Spear and West. Both offered more elsewhere so don’t state things you have no idea about. Only getting small amounts to play. No money in this league for sure.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Unless you are McVeigh or Drimic

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sturt building up impressive rosters on both teams without spending one dollar - well that is what they would want you to believe

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Anon  
Earlier this year

No they are spending money, just not wasting money...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

North beat Eastern by 16.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So tell me who is wasting money?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Let me guess,

Wasting money - Eagles, North, Norwood, South, Southern, Woodville, West, Centrals and Eastern.

Not wasting money - Sturt

Is that about right Sabre deniers??

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NBL 1 Fan  
Earlier this year

Southern are paying Lwal from centrals to move down south for the 2020 season!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Which one of Southern's imports did they let go in order to bring in Lwal?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Seems southern not broke after all , no budget cuts down at tiger land, make 2 staff redundant and give the savings to senior coaches to spend

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sturt have amongst the highest junior fees, spend nothing on seniors yet their position as premier junior club is slipping. Are they spending this money wisely on juniors or just wasting money!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Can anyone confirm if every NBL 1 Central game will be live streamed? As the NBL 1 South is??

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yes and one round a week on Kayo

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Well placed people say differently about sturt and paying overs. You want players - you pay just like others do. Good luck to players - honour to be in blue. Bonus to be payee. Local true blues... club loyalty rewards.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^^can someone translate please

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So will clubs stream themselves or is this a BSA/NBL 1 obligation?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

BSA/NBL thing

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Anon  
Earlier this year

North will be streaming games and the club will be doing it themselves

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

With Holloway out for year apparently with knee, is player payments covered by insurance? If so that could be reason why they could afford Lwal. Or is it just bad luck and Holloway doesn't get paid?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

North will not be doing themselves!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The Lights Showcourt has built in cameras

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sounds like The Lights will be doing it themselves then.

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NBL1 Central  
Earlier this year

BSA is responsible for supplying multi-camera production suitable for NBLTV and the game of the week (mens and womens) will be streamed on NBLTV
All other games (8) each will be single-camera production
BSA to supply the commentary for game of the week.
BSA is responsible for all aspects of the streaming
Do not think that all games will be streamed live
No idea if clubs can do their own streaming

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Huge pick up for Southern right before the season. Lawl did the right thing to go play for Southern and leave Centrals. Him and Dave Humpheires are going to be tough matchups for the league.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Most of clubs stream, think Centrals only one that doesn't.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Let's not kid ourselves , Lwals decision was purely financial , money talks

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

And Central's being absolutely trash doesn't have anything to do with it?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

And is Lawl wrong for that? You make it seem like he made the wrong choice. Money does talk, and he made the right decision and I'm sure any player on Centrals would of done the same thing if they had the same offer on the table.

Same league, better team, way more money? Sounds like a no brainer for the kid

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So let me get this straight, Southern just poached one of Centrals best on the eve of the season or did they poach him a while back?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

274, like Southern you don't know the full story. Watch this space.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Lwal was looking at playing in Melbourne as he had trained with United at beginning of season, not sure what happened.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Correct. He moved back home and was deciding where to play. Southern gave him more money, nothing wrong with that at all. Smart decision for him.

Kid has a bright future, fun to watch him this season.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Kid went to Melbourne, realised he wasn't up to big minutes so came home and got overpaid by a club that has been doing it for multiple years now.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Southern used to pay to get Drmic or Creek. Not Lwal whoever he is!

Have to look at it now and say the administration are the ones saying they must spend the money and coaches are overpaying for get whoever they can.

At least before they were title contenders.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Shows your ignorance if you don't know who Lwal Diing is moron

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

#308 - Lol why would administration be telling their NBL1 coaches to spend? Their admin person was let go to save money. "Go spend money we don't have so my hours get cut."

Admin staff are never the people in Bball clubs telling senior coaches to spend on rosters.

Budgets are set by committees, boards etc.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I meant administration as in their board, committee.. whoever sits above the coaches. I just know coaches here tend to be the ones who get slammed for over spending.

Lwal Diing or whoever he is is not the same as a 36er.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why are you making that comparison though?

One anon is guessing that Southern offered him more money than Centrals - which is not the main reason he left by the way.

Even if it were, that doesn't infer Southern are spending the same amount for him as they did for Drmic etc.

So many ill-informed comments.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Lwal 100% left for more money ,

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Southern are paying more than last year by a long way now. 2 imports 2 WA recruits, Lwal. All adds up.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sure, believe that if you want.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Southern may be paying more for their imports and interstate recruits than they did for similar players last year - from what I've heard that's highly likely. That's not what you implied though.

You implied that Lwal was getting paid the same as a 36er (based on what seems like zero inside knowledge). That's stupid.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Southern were paying a SHITLOAD FOR CJ,Johns and Drmic. They still paying a tonne but not as much as last year.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I think it's great that Southern have a huge debt they are repaying, have downgraded they coaching development position to part time and committee biased appointments and are still trying to buy NBL Central championships.

What a waste of money they don’t really have!!!

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