Isaac
Last month

Best five-man team for each NBL club

Out of off-season (and worse) desperation, list away the best all-time five man squad for your club. You can pick based on pure single-season talent or overall club contribution as you wish though aim to measure based on their talent at the time of their playing there.

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Andrew  
Last month

2021
Cotton
Kay
Machado
White
Plumlee

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Craig  
Last month

PG - Grace
SG - Cotton
SF - Ennis
PF - Redhage
C - Crawford

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Jack Toft  
Last month

Adelaide - "Fluro 5"

Brett Maher
Darryl Pearce
Peter Ali
Mark Davis
Mark Bradtke

Basically all the 80's Sixers. Davis and Maher auto picks but Maher not especially a PG. Darryl Pearce for his shooting. Peter Ali was a great performer, and of course I don't think the Sixers saw the best of old mate Bradtke

The Fluro 5 - 80's combo

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Jack Toft  
Last month

Adelaide - Import Scream Team

If I put up the 5 worst Sixers players Isaac would get the lawyers letters, however, that team would probably be coached by Marty Clarke.

A few imports to choose from here who have been unable to deliver on the goods. I would have been happy to use Chris Fuss's money to send them home.

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James Harvey fan  
Last month

Perth would have a handy team:

Cotton
Lisch
Vlahov
Fisher
Crawford

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James Harvey fan  
Last month

^ not my club btw, I'm just listing them

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Watto  
Last month

A Perth team without Ricky Grace? come on man

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Rod  
Last month

Crocs best ever 5:
Homicide
Rillie
Rose
Mackinnon
Tyson

2nd 5:
Rucker
Crawford
Kelly
Reidy
Goodwin

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Watto  
Last month

Wildcats first 5:

Grace
Cotton
Vlahov
Fisher
Crawford

second 5:

Martin
Lisch
Ennis
Redhage
Dunigan

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[email protected]  
Last month

Grace
Cotton
Ennis
Vlahov
Crawford

Bench (All Aussie)
Martin
Harvey
Majstrovich
Ronaldson
Rogers

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Kai  
Last month

Dont forget Dewey Michaels...

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Anonymous  
Last month

Perth

Grace
Cotton
Ennis
Fisher
Crawford

followed by

Martin
Lichti
Vlahov
Redhage
Rogers

And surely Mike Dunnigan needs a mention

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LoveBroker  
Last month

Melbourne United all time 5.

Patty Mills
Andrew Gaze
Lanard Copeland
Mark Bradtke
Dave Colbert

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Anonymous  
Last month

None of those players played for United

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Anonymous  
Last month

Perth

Tucker
Ennis
Dunigan
+2 others, it doesn't matter who because this team going undefeated regardless

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Anonymous  
Last month

CJ Bruton
Carcinoma
Williams
Nielsen
Bogut.

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D2.0  
Last month

PERTH
If you go with overall contribution, the team picks itself:

Grace
Stewart
Redhage
Vlahov
Crawford

You could easily make a case for Torrance and Fisher, and its scary that's basically the 90's team right there.

Picking "Best Ever" is much tougher:
Martin
Cotton
Ennis
Kay
Clausen

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Anonymous  
Last month

Any team with Martin in it is not "best ever"

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Anonymous  
Last month

St Kilda Saints

Rocky Smith
Danny Morseu
Ken Epperson
Larry Sengstock
Mike Slusher

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Smac76  
Last month

There's no way a Perth team can include Nick Kay, whom I love as a player. There’s Crawford, Vlahov and Fisher in front of him.

36ers
Mee
Maher
Rose
Davis
DJ (longetivity)

The centre spot troubles me. DJ has been great in an ordinary era. Rees is my fave, and floored Goorijan, Bradtke is the best ever player we had at centre but we didn’t get the best of him.

I’d love to put Cattalini, Darryl Pearce and Al green in there.Cat was a beast. Al was a machine and Ice was one of the greatest shooters I’ve ever seen.

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Ben  
Last month

Brisbane for me, on a quick recollection of how fondly I remembered these players. Could probs do with another big but whatevs.

Bruton
Woodberry
Loggins
Sam Mack
Kornegay

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Perthworld  
Last month

CJ Bruton
Carcinoma
Williams
Nielsen
Bogut.

Interesting SG.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Grace
Cotton
Vlahov
Fisher
Crawford

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Anon  
Last month

Cadee
Creek
Rees
Mee
Green
my best double "ee" Sixers team

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cairns Taipans

Burgess
Oliver
Cattalini
Wilbekin
Machado


Close:

Jayson Wells - was a beast on a very bad team
Anthony Stewart
Darnell Mee

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Anonymous  
Last month

"PERTH
If you go with overall contribution, the team picks itself:

Grace
Stewart
Redhage
Vlahov
Crawford"

Stewart picks himself over Cotton?
You know Cotton has already scored more career points than Stewart right?
Maybe you're considering both sides of the ball and picking Stewart for his elite defence lol
I would pick Peter Crawford ahead of Stewart too. Maybe Harvey and Lisch as well for that matter. A lot way from automatic that's for sure.

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Anonymous  
Last month

36ers

Prime player

Maher
Green
Rose
Davis
Bradtke ( he had 43 and 25 in his last game as a 36ers, BOTH career highs)

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robt  
Last month

A quick count showed near 20 names throughout the Perth teams. They spanned near 30 years of NBL.

So many of those players are All Star 5's for the league, when they played.

Same goes for other line-ups, all have some greats, and other teams still to post, but no-one has a 30 year spread of greats like Perth. No wonder Perth has such an amazing record of finals.


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LV  
Last month

Tigers and United- since United was the continuation of the same license and the same club, albeit with a name change

1st team:

Anstey
Simmons
Thomas
Copeland
Gaze

2nd team:

Bradtke
Timmons
Barlow
Goulding
Ware

3rd team:

Boone
Hoare
Tucker
Corletto
D-Mac

4th team:

Stiff
Worthington
Giddey
Gordon
Tomlinson

5th team:

Kickert
Walker
Lampley
Ere
Crosswell

That's in 5 mins off top of head.... may have missed someone. Saw a few games in the 90s, way too young to remember the 80s

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Ticking  
Last month

36ers
1. Green
2. Maher
3. Rose
4. Davis
5. Jones

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tigers and United are not the same club. You can't start afresh because a majority of local supporters hate you, but then pick and choose some parts of your history to bring along.

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Anonymous  
Last month

CJ
Smith
Newley
Nielsen
Bogut
Goorgian coach.

Heal
Carfino
Worthington
Williams
Roland Roberts

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Cornholio  
Last month

SEM Phoenix:

Roberson
Madgen
Creek
Wesley
Pineau.

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Anonymous  
Last month

[Tigers and United are not the same club.]

Yes, they are.

"Melbourne United is an Australian professional basketball team based in Melbourne, Victoria. United compete in the National Basketball League (NBL) and play their home game at Melbourne Arena.

The team made their debut in the NBL in 1984 as the Melbourne Tigers, as an extension of the Melbourne Basketball Association (MBA)."


"On 20 May 2014, the franchise was re-branded as Melbourne United.[14]"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melbourne_United


[You can't start afresh because a majority of local supporters hate you, but then pick and choose some parts of your history to bring along.]

I agree.

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LV  
Last month

^ me

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LoveBroker  
Last month

Tigers and United are not the same club. You can't start afresh because a majority of local supporters hate you, but then pick and choose some parts of your history to bring along.


Yes they can.

Have a look at the United rafters, they have Tiger Singlets and Tiger banners.

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D2.0  
Last month

Any team with Martin in it is not "best ever"

It's a quirky selection I'll admit, but go back and watch the 2016 finals. And I'd argue that wasn't even his best.
That's the quirky thing when you say "best ever". We didn't often see the best of Martin offensively, but when we did get both he was incredible.

There's no way a Perth team can include Nick Kay, whom I love as a player. There's Crawford, Vlahov and Fisher in front of him.

Sigh, which is why I named those players, based on overall performance. But at his best, Kay is better.
That said, JC is an interesting option. Obviously I have based my selections on position, and his lack of range generally tags him as Centre, but a case could be made to select him at PF.

Stewart picks himself over Cotton?
I would pick Peter Crawford ahead of Stewart too. Maybe Harvey and Lisch as well

Cotton is the best ever in that position.
And yes, for overall contribution he already comes close, ask me again in a year or two

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Cornholio  
Last month

Cotton is GOAT Wildcat.

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Bol  
Last month

Old rivals perth and adelaide i would love to see this match up:


Grace Green
Cotton Maher
Ennis Rose
Fisher Davis
Crawford Bradtke


Difficult decision between Fisher or Vlahov so go with Fisher because of his two league MVP wins.



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Mystro  
Last month

Breakers

Bruton
Penney
Abercrombie
Boucher
Ronaldson

2cnd team

Henare
Webster
Jones
Vukona
Pledger

Honourable mention to Aaron Olsen & Cedric Jackson

All import

Cedric Jackson
Sek Henry
Scotty Hopson
Carlos Powell
Gary Wilkinson

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Anonymous  
Last month

Ok so short disclaimer
I do not like Randle, was not a fan even in his prime
I am too young to have seen guys like Mee and Green play

So this question is just out of curiosity but Adelaide only have 2 league MVP's and yet only one is selected for the team?

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LV  
Last month

[Honourable mention to Aaron Olsen & Cedric Jackson]

Did Cedric Jackson make a pass at your missus?

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The Ibek-Way  
Last month

WHERE IS IBEKWE ON THAT LIST!!! BEST 4 MAN TO GRACE THE NBL!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Kings
Bruton
McClain
Williams
Nielsen
Bogut

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PyroCross  
Last month

Breakers

Mika Vukona
Scotty Hopson
Tom Abercrombie
Kirk Penney
Cedric Jackson

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proud  
Last month

Firstly I agree that Kay isn't a better Wildcat than Fisher, Vlahov and Crawford but he is already better than Redhage and Ronaldson and I think he'd be equal and about to pass Rogers too.

I'd have to find a spot somewhere for Marcus Timmons, I liked him at Hawks and loved him as a Wildcat and he was still quality as a Tiger... very underrated NBL career.

Secondly the team I'm most intrigued by is Brisbane, their 1,2,3 would be absolutely phenomenal as you pick between Rucker, Heal, Bruton, Bruton, Woodberry, McLain, Loggins, Patterson, McKinnon and Ere. Every single player was worth the price of admission for sure. I'm sure I've forgotten some too. Their bigs would be interesting too, would anyone include Marshmallow man Daniel Kickert in this squad?, he played really well for the Bullets on average teams.

As for Sydney would everyone take Jason Smith over Damien Keogh and Ben Madgen? Childress deserves a mention too as he done everything in a Kings jersey.

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Mystro  
Last month

LV - Henare & Bruton's jerseys hang from the rafters for good reason. It was tough to leave Cedric out with the success he bought but he also left NZ for more money in Melbourne where as the other 2x retired as Breakers.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Henare retired as a Breaker because he'd never get a gig at another club.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Jason Smith for the kings was a premiership captain, far better than Keogh ( well overrated ) or Madgen who was allowed to shoot every shot under Heal. Yes Childress was excellent on very poor teams.

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Bol  
Last month

No one ever mentions steve carfino in their kings teams!

Unfortunately had to retire young but in his prime he was a scoring machine and a regular in the all star first and second teams.

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Bigdog  
Last month

Mystro

Ronaldson?
Sek henry?
Henare?
Really?


Here's mine

Cedric (in his prime)
Penney
Hopson
Vukona (in his prime)
Big red

Centre the hardest to pick. No clear stand out

Second

CJ
Chappell (in his prime)
Abercrombie
Powell,
ibekwe

Say what you like about Powell, he could ball


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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Grace
Cotton
Fisher/Redhage
Vlahov
Crawford (James, not Peter)

How do you separate Fisher and Redhage though?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

As good as Redhage was would go with Fisher.

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