Isaac
Earlier this year

Matt Hodgson recommits to Bullets

The 211cm centre has re-committed to Brisbane and will join the Bullets NBL21 campaign.

The NBL and Australian Basketball Players Association agreed that it was appropriate in the current circumstances that players be able to explore opportunities outside of Australia for the coming season.

Hodgson initially chose to explore European playing options, before deciding to play another NBL season with the Bullets.
"We supported his decision to explore overseas options, but always knew that if Matt was playing in the NBL this season that it would be in a Bullets singlet."

Hodgson joins Will Magnay, Nathan Sobey, Cameron Gliddon, Jason Cadee and Tyrell Harrison as contracted players for the coming season, giving Brisbane one of the strongest local rosters in the league.
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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Were Bullets fans secretly hoping he wouldn't come back?

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KET  
Earlier this year

lol

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

loooooooooool

Classic.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Not surprised.
Bullets looking ok with

Cadee.
Sobey.
Gliddon.
Magnay.
Hodgson.
Harrison.
Import*
Import*

Replace Vukona and TeRangi.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Any word if Lamar's coming back? IMO second best player in the league after Cotton.

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KET  
Earlier this year

In the context of one less import where Aussie talent is important they're looking real good. If they add Drmic to the mix, fit Lamar Patterson in, they will be looking very good!

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

If as rumoured they've already locked in Drmic then I think he would replace Patterson and they use the difference to solidify the two imports.

Keep in mind Patterson was never meant to come back last season he wanted a lot more than they were prepared to give him so they moved on signed Braun & Singler and were structuring their team differently and then later in the offseason Patterson became available again significantly cheaper than earlier in the offseason so they just decided to re-sign him anyway.

That's why they were seemingly SG/SF heavy last season because they had built the roster around the intention Patterson wouldn't be coming back. There is no way Drmic is signing with them to get Te Rangi's money and court time.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

would u bring back Singler as a cheap import

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Didn't get a look from the EU....should of remembered he is an NBL1 player that is lucky to have an NBL Contract at all!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Import / Cadee / Wigness(NS)
Sobey / Gliddon / Dennis(DP)
Patterson / Drmic / Goldfinch(DP)
Magnay / ? / Dalton(DP)
Hodgson / Harrison

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Ingles13  
Earlier this year

Roster looking real deep if they grab Drmic. Patterson + Decent Import PG would be a great foundation. Prob won't have the money or need to use the 3rd slot but could keep it open incase an injury or to fill a gap. Are Vukona/Te Rangi not currently re-signed? Only spot that above roster is lacking is backup depth at the 4

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Singler would be a great budget import. Great role player

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Te Rangi likely to be at se. Melbourne.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Prob won't have the money or need to use the 3rd slot but could keep it open incase an injury or to fill a gap. Are Vukona/Te Rangi not currently re-signed?


Only two imports per team this season and both of those guys are free agents.

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

Bryce Cotton
Nick Kay
Casper Ware
Xavier Cooks
Matt Hodgson

Something is not right with that list.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Matt "FIGJAM" Hodgson.

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Ben  
Earlier this year

Where did he seriously think he was going to find a more lucrative contract?

For mine, easily the most frustrating Bullets player I've watched in the last 25 years considering his potential. The constant boneheaded fouls and overreactions to referees is too much.

Would prefer him to be another team's problem but I genuinely hope someone works out how to unlock him in Brisbane. At least there is Magnay.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

"Bullets looking ok with"

The same crap players they had last season??

ROFL

Caddee was going to opt-out, to explore other opportunities, but the trolley-boy job didn't pan out.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

So how does this work?

With players and clubs evidently free to simply renegotiate contracts around the cuts,
and with no hard cap, the only real restriction is the super tax,
which is paid by the club to the league,
and the Bullets are owned by the League...

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Brunson  
Earlier this year

Drmic is actually happy to be coming off the bench?

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

I doubt he will be coming off the bench.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Drimic is a bench player, unless Gliddon is leaving.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Even if it does come down to those two (I think he will replace Patterson) with how much Gliddon's court time dried up late last season I think Lemanis has finally accepted Gliddon isn't the player he thought he would be or could be and that Drmic would start over him.

Drmic is not leaving Adelaide with all the court time on offer and his best friend McVeigh too to come off the bench in Brisbane.

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Ben  
Earlier this year

D2.0 - the Bullets are now owned by K-Mart Lite? (Kevin Martin)

I'm assuming he's now controlling anyway.

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

Brisbane would look at an Import 3 and a 1.

Drmic is unlikely to start over Sobey or start over the Import 3 whether it is Patterson or Patterson's replacement.

Drmic is not a PG so would not start above the Import 1 either.

The only wat Drmic starts is if Brisbane cannot afford a gun import 3 and Drmic is it.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Dazz is a moron.

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Camel 31  
Earlier this year

He played for Adelaide 36ers... ( and he shopped at the same shopping centre as me.... kenhell of a good guy.)...
A lotta of his fouls aint fouls..

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

and he shopped at the same shopping centre as me

Did you give him the Greg Hire treatment?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Adelaide is small probably not too many shopping centres around.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

I saw Hodgson over at West Lakes mall one time stood out like dogs balls, very big guy.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Drmic to replace Patterson, yeah that's equal value! Just need to sign Ramone Moore and Griffin and it'll be a less talented Adelaide squad that even Adelaide rejected.
Drmic might have a high opinion of himself but can't think of a team where he's a walk up starter with Hawks out, maybe Cairns depending on what direction they go, but would think would be taking a massive pay cut to go from a team he's established at. And with Hawks gone there'll be a couple of guys like Sunday who'll be looked at.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Most 7fters do stick out since the average male is 5'10 and female 5’6

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

D2.0 trying to insult a team, but doesn't have his facts straight. Which results in him looking like a complete tool.

Brisbane Bullets are owned by Kevin Martin.

The fact you don't know this shows you don't spend your time researching anything about the NBL and just like to go around grinding that large axe of yours.

Get educated pal!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Can see with the economic crash coming soon the nba players are going to get rid of their expensive toys asap.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Kevin Martin doesn't own the Bullets outright. The league still owns a portion, and it might be a majority if the Martin consortium reneged on their deal at the completion of the season.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Wasn't it minority ownership and in exchange he gets to be the GM to gain experience for hopefully a similar role in the NBA one day.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Former NBA star Kevin Martin will lead a new ownership group of the Hungry Jack's National Basketball League team, the Brisbane Bullets.

Martin leads a syndicate that will acquire a 75% interest in the Brisbane Bullets. This will include an initial 37.5% now with a further 37.5% upon the conclusion of the 2019/20 Hungry Jack’s NBL Season.

The ownership group will have a call option over the remaining 25%, which will continue to be held by the NBL for a further two years. The group includes Jason Levien, Martin's former manager, long time mentor, and former executive of several NBA Clubs including a period as CEO of the Memphis Grizzlies.

Levien also lead the ownership groups of the Philadelphia 76ers and the Memphis Grizzlies and has interests in various other sporting franchises and venues globally, including Swansea City and D.C. United.


https://www.brisbanebullets.com.au/news/article/bullets-announce-new-ownership-group-including-former-nba-player-kevin-martin

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

They'll be no imports

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proud  
Earlier this year

I like Hodgson and think he'd be an absolute asset coming off the bench but he needs to be BEHIND an import 4/5 and he will flourish.

This talk about Drmic as a starter is funny, he's not that good a player and with what he's done to Gliddon and his career I wouldn't have high hopes of him progressing next season.

Te Rangi could offer some value for Phoenix but I hope it's not at the expense of Stephens who I'd like to see more of after a horrible end to the season

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Maybe someone has a breakdown of ownerships for each team?

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robt  
Earlier this year

If Patterson available and signs, would Jeremy Kendle be an option as Import PG. Already part of organisation, served well, on-court, when healthy, serves well, off-court, when unhealthy. Would have had a chance to make his case in NBL1, but not now. Pity really. Might have been a chance, may still be????

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Brisbane were very hard to beat last season once they went to the Hodgson/Magnay starting frontcourt. The thing they need is a quality back-up PF to give them more versatility in their line-ups.

Obviously last season that was meant to be Vukona, who was huge for them the season before, but he never recovered from his off-season injury. Now there aren't many Vukona's lying around out there, but they do need a screen-d-and-board guy to bring that sort of energy.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^^ sure and while they at it sign Leroy Loggins as he is naturalized and could be the backup center and we are clearly in fantasy land

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Maybe someone has a breakdown of ownerships for each team?"

Kestleman. United. Brisbane, Phoenix.

Cairns community and now no tourists. Trouble.

WA Bendat

Adelaide Some say Kestleman has a finger in that pie.

Sydney Paul Smith

NZ Matt Walsh and Co

Hawks Kestleman

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

That's just wrong.

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KET  
Earlier this year

I'm not reliable with this but my guesses are:

Adelaide: Grant Kelley + Silent Backer, with some NBL assistance
Brisbane: Kevin Martin Syndicate 75%, NBL 25%
Melbourne: Crocmedia 25%, LK 25%, Others accumulative 50%
Perth: Bendat?
NZ: Walsh Syndicate including Shawn Marion
SEM: Romie Chaudhari, Zach Randolph, Dante Exum, Josh Childress, Al Harrington
Illawarra: VA, NBL holds licence
Cairns: Community
Sydney: Paul Smith

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Camel 31  
Earlier this year

I didn't wanna do a greg hire at the shops.
Drimic, the day after a home loss, not a happy chappie,so, I stayed away.
Majoc Deng was in a little bit of excitement. "I hear you on the radio."
He told me.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Kings are AEG (50%) and Paul Smiths's TSE (50%).

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Kings are 100% Smith, aeg gone at end of JVG era. Bogut might have 10% now as well if he took up his share offer.

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

Drmic to replace Patterson, yeah that's equal value! Just need to sign Ramone Moore and Griffin and it'll be a less talented Adelaide squad that even Adelaide rejected.


Well we need to start re-assessing what is value more than ever.

It may be that the Kays, Cottons, Wares, Hopsons and Pattersons may be priced out of the league now.

The new reality could be that what we considered as 'second tier' previously now become the upper tier. Yes, this may give the Ramone Moores, the Sek Henry's, the Brandon Ashleys, and Dillon Stiths top billing.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

So they did. AEG are laughing now, the perfect time to get out.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

AEG laughing, wake up to yourself, JVG lost a sqillion when they had it, Smith turned it into a profit in first full season of ownership with smart player recruitment with some very good budget buys and some very good marketing.

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KET  
Earlier this year

"turned it into a profit in first full season of ownership" [Citation Needed]

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Smith turned it into a profit in first full season of ownership with smart player recruitment with some very good budget buys and some very good marketing.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^ someone spends to much time on his keyboard ^

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

To follow up the budget import scenario it will be interesting to see what the market is. Europe will always pay more, but will some leagues fold, delay or cancel seasons there. So their may be more supply than demand, agent might say to nbl club hes x dollars, club can turn around and say nah, we can get similar player for y dollars. Plus the prospect of playing there whilst outbreaks are bound to happen more frequently than Australia IMO. Players will want to cash in as much as they can, but ex NBAers may see nbl a safer workplace and be willing to take a couple 100k discount. Can see Plumlee on a roster somewhere. Didn't dominate like expected but still a quality big man for the right place.
Players like Cotton and Hopson will always get paid more there, Cotton would have given discount to play here, but the massive cut is obviously way under market value.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

#198 and knows shit.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hahahaha there is no way the Kings made a profit. God some people are thick.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

+^ why are people thick? Please explain with facts not bullshit conspiracy theories.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Kings made a profit, Perth fans just can't cop it. He’s no fool Smith.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What has Perth got to do with anything? Sydney spent big but didn't get crowds to sustain it.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Kings made a profit, Perth fans just can't cop it. He's no fool Smith.


From the little that I know, I agree that he is no fool. That doesn't mean he made an immediate profit though. There's no way he did. Nor would he have expected to this soon.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

"D2.0 trying to insult a team, but doesn't have his facts straight"

Where did I insult them? (In that part of the conversation.)
I simply asked how the duper-tax works, and has worked, for a team majority owned by the NBL.
Martin & co owned about a third, and were due to take on another third, but who knows if that went through.

As for team itself, well yeah, remains to be seen what other teams do, but they really do need to make some changes.
They need a better balanced squad, including an actual PG.

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proud  
Earlier this year

Why is everyone so determined to be right that our clubs are losing money?

Whilst we want our memberships and game tickets to be affordable we want our teams to have strong league and club sponsors and a decent tv deal...

As for all our good imports not wanting to be here, why do we have this mindset?

NBA scouts have been looking at our league for a few seasons now and personally I'd sacrifice money if I knew I had NBA scouts checking me out rather than play in China or some substandard league that I may earn more but have less eyes on my performances so surely the exposure the league has had will get players asking about Australia (even if player agents would rather the higher priced contract.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"As for team itself, well yeah, remains to be seen what other teams do, but they really do need to make some changes."

On the run home last season Brisbane were 9-4, including 5-2 against the top four, so while they need to tinker they don't need to make wholesale changes.

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LV  
Earlier this year

Magnay
Sobey
Hodgson
Gliddon
Cadee


If Magnay keeps improving as I expect him to, this is a formidable Aussie group in a league where less money will be thrown at imports.

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LV  
Earlier this year

Although, it does remain to be seen exactly how this virus plays out

It could be that there's less money everywhere, and so the NBL will continue to attract top imports, but just for less money because those imports will have lower salaries no matter where they go.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Nothing compared to a potential nz side.

Webster / Weeks / Li
Webster / Import / Murray
Hopson / Abercrombie
Delaney / Fotu / Darling
Loe / Salt / Wynnard

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Big Ads  
Earlier this year

Nothing compared to a potential 36ers side of.

Giddey / Dillon / DeLeon (Randle 2nd half of season)
Teys / Mudronja
McVeigh / Harris
Kyei / Smith-Milner
Johnson / Import




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KET  
Earlier this year

Jesus, even an Ingles homecoming couldn't get that 36ers outfit to playoffs!

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robt  
Earlier this year

Breakers very nearly like a national team, it would want to "look good". Embarrassing if they don't perform against local rosters of, at best, 2nd string (with all due respects) players divvied up over 8/9 teams.

Seeing Drmic's name in the line-up too. Is he a Bullet? Can't see anything on w/site. Imo, when Sobey came to Bris, he seemed to lose his attitude and performed better, with more consistency. If similar changes happened with Drmic, reckon he'd be a great fit with the other Aussies. Imagine him in a team that played like that last regular-season game (the run-and-gunner). As I wrote above, get Patterson back and the best PG you can afford (I suggested Kendle, above, but they'd want better if affordable). Agree with LV on Bullets.

Anon post: brackets are my adds:
Cadee.
Sobey.
Gliddon.
Magnay.
Hodgson.
Harrison.
Import* (Patterson)
Import* (PG)(What's Trice doing?)

Replace Vukona (?? Hard to find who might move. Maybe Deng or Acuil to be a 4/5 back-up with Harrison. Dalton to see some time, perhaps?) and TeRangi. (Drmic).

So, line-up could look like this.

PG: *Import/Cadee
SG: Sobey/Gliddon
SF: *Patterson/Drmic(?)
PF: Magnay/???/Dalton(DP)
C: Hodgson/Harrison

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