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Deshon Taylor

Would have never known he was going through so much, never complained just went out there and gave it his all. Love that about the kid, says he couldn't show all of what he’s capable of I’m pretty sure Sydney does that’s why they kept playing him and why I believe Perth has reached out (Which played almost the full version of him in preseason)

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Anonymous  
Last month

Source?

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Kevin Booth  
Last month

What's he going through?

wot i miss?

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Anonymous  
Last month

https://nbl.com.au/news/turning-the-corner-deshon-taylors-turbulent-first-pro-season

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Anonymous  
Last month

Good story, showed he had a fair bit to offer, the hawks should have snapped him up but would have they kept him with the hand injury, Sydney had depth to keep plugging away, though by second half of season struggled.

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PlaymakerMo  
Last month

I really didn't rate him as a player, so learning he was injured and dealing with off-court issues puts his performances into perspective. It seemed odd that someone who was touted as highly as he was and statistically around a career 40% shooter from three in college struggled so mightily.

Good on him for persevering through difficult circumstances.

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PlaymakerMo  
Last month

Of course Paul Smith tries to use the article as an opportunity to defend himself and the Kings' care for their players. How this demonstrates anything to support that narrative is beyond me though.

https://twitter.com/psmithtse/status/1246643492694048768?cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjc18y&refsrc=email

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Anonymous  
Last month

The article said the imports wanted to get home, Lisch and Bogut who no about being away from backed them, it also say other players wanted to play on, no where was Paul Smith mentioned.
Perth supporters got get over winning a championship on the cheap and move on. It's still counts even though you feel guilty.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Averaging 22 points per 36 minutes at 49-46–91 shooting clips."

That's crazy that even let him go off of that, he was killing ... should have gave him more minutes instead of cutting him lol

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Anonymous  
Last month

He's not as good as Lisch, some guys got to many minutes and some not enough.

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D2.0  
Last month

I don't think what he went through was extraordinary.
What this article highlights, something we should all remember, is just what a huge challenge young rookies face.
I remember my first graduate job, it was tough, and I didn't even have to leave home.
I remember my first job in a foreign country. God that was hard.
Plus in professional sport there is always the challenge that you can be replaced with somebody better.

Given what a train-wreck Adelaide turned into, he's lucky he got cut.

If Cotton is naturalised, and Damo retires, I wouldn't mind seeing him in Perth, sharing the PG role with Norton, and also backing up Cotton for a few minutes.
Presuming he's not too expensive, which will be important if we have Kay, Cotton, and two starting imports.

Assuming we have imports next season.

Assuming we have a season.

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PlaymakerMo  
Last month

495, I was quite obviously referring to Smith's tweet, not the article. But as you pointed out: nowhere in the article did it mention anything to the affect Smith implied.

Also not a Perth fan: just anti-Smith and Kings.

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Anonymous  
Last month

If maybe as was everyone was led to believe at the time that bringing in Randle was at the owners insistence, it looks like it actually backfired and Taylor might have been a much better fit than Randle. We will never no.

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Anonymous  
Last month

*know.

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Anonymous  
Last month

My thoughts exactly PMo. The article was about Taylor's challenges, but Smith had to make it about him.

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Lovebroker  
Last month

Why is Smith using Taylor's story to validate the Kings' decision?

Taylor was no longer part of the roster, he could go home anytime he wanted whether the series went on or not.

The King's decision to pull out doesn;t even need validating, it was the right call.

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Anonymous  
Last month

There was not a word about Smith in the article, maybe read it.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Yes but on Twitter Paul Smith referred to the article and made it all about himself again.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Taylor was still apart of the roster, even though he wasn't playing he couldn’t just leave

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Anonymous  
Last month

Smith is an egomaniac. Can't help himself on social media, it has to be all about him. So much for this great culture at the Kings - the old saying is a fish rots from the head down and that’s exactly what the Kings are about now.

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FM  
Last month

Taylor clearly states it. Bogus was the one throwing in the towel.

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Anonymous  
Last month

And Lisch, read the article. To nuffies making up crap.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Perthworld has a rage boner for Smith - why constantly stalk his twitter if you hate what you see?

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Anonymous  
Last month

What idiot bothers with Twitter.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Exactly. I don't read Twitter apart from the links people send or refer to on here. I'd hate to see Smith's entire account.

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LoveBroker  
Last month

Taylor clearly states it. Bogus was the one throwing in the towel.


Something does not add up.

Bogut said in his interview with Fox that he wanted to play but only changed his mind at the players' meeting.

Of course I have no idea who is telling the truth.

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LoveBroker  
Last month

Nonetheless I would like to see Taylor back in the NBL (provided situation allows).

I think he would be a good mid-tier import. Like a prime Ramone Moore, Stephen Holt, Dolla Beal and Sek Henry.

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Yinka Dare  
Last month

I'd barely call call Beal mid tier. At least not his first couple of seasons

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Anonymous  
Last month

Mid-tier Finals MVP Jermaine Beal...

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Anonymous  
Last month

People have to stop believing it was G Kelley that insisted on Randle. It was Joey that brought him in. Totally coach's call. Categorically 100% coach who made the change.

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