Two weeks ago

Taipans Import Cameron Oliver Signs in Israel

Cairns Taipans import Cameron Oliver has signed with Ironi Nes-Ziona in Israel once their 19/20 season resumes.


As per another thread ex-36er Shannon Shorter has also signed in Israel previously at PAOK in Greece.

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Two weeks ago

Yep in the nbl money not high enough thread. It's a loss for entertainment.

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Two weeks ago

He's finishing the 19/20 season is Israel he could very well be back in the NBL this upcoming season.

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Two weeks ago

Dude balled all year of course he was leaving Cairns it was just a matter of to which club/League and based on the NBL reductions in cap there was always gonna be more money overseas for Oliver.

Bigs with his game and body are very sort after.

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Two weeks ago

Doesn't say whether he will be back for nbl 20/21.
Wait and see.

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Two weeks ago

"sort after"!!

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Two weeks ago

He'll be back when he’s about to turn forty and his career is over, he’s gone, you just got face facts, the nbl is back to the old days.

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Two weeks ago

Oliver to sign with Brisbane this season

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Two weeks ago

hearing Corey Standerfer being lined up as an import

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Two weeks ago

Sad to see him go he was one of my favorites. Its not surprising he's too good a player to be playing here for peanuts. Hopefully he'll be back but i doubt it. As mentioned above his game would be very "sought" after in most leagues around the world.

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Two weeks ago

Oliver was offered to Brisbane for the past season, but Lemonass declined to sign.

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Two weeks ago

like, they're sort of/kinda after his signature?

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Last week

From brain basketball.net
Imo, it's not just about players scared to travel, most may want to be with family and loved ones despite the shit way it's been handled in America, plus travel restrictions. But this is Israeli take.


Many American players won’t come back when Israeli league resumes

The basketball activities will reopen soon in Israel and the American players are expected to come back to train with their teams in order to be ready for the season resuming as planned on June 20. Then the championship will be played till the end of July.

But it seems that many fellow Americans don’t want to come back and play for their teams when the season resumes. That’s the reason for signing other players to replace them. Till now, the Israeli teams have signed during the last days 13 new players like Desi Washington, Tim Coleman, Evan Bruinsma, Cameron Oliver, Shannon Shorter, Jimmy Hall, Paul Delaney, Shavon Coleman and so on. The clubs have now to rebuild their rosters after many players went home to the USA and were too scared by the Coronavirus to come back and play again.

This situation reveals how easy to be scared are the American players who feel safer in their country, the United States, even if there the virus situation is between the worst in the world. Currently, according to Worldometers, in the USA there are 4558 cases/ 1 million people and 272 deaths/ 1 million people. In the same time, in Israel, the stats regarding the virus are much better: only 1923 cases/ 1 million people and 31 deaths/ 1 million people. So it seems that the Israeli authorities have managed very well the crisis and that’s why the domestic league can safely restart on 20 June. Playing in Israel could be much safer than staying in the USA, watching Netflix on the couch. But the Americans don’t understand that. Some of them are returning these days, but others stated very clear they won’t be back.

This is another lesson as well about the importance of the local players for each club in Europe. Having many homegrown players will help the European teams to be better prepared for this kind of situations, which can appear again in the future. The mercenaries are coming and going, but the local players are staying.

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