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Last month

Keanu Pinder signs with 36ers

Aussie forward Keanu Pinder has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with the 36ers. He's father (Tiny) was a 2x NBL champion with the Wildcats
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Anonymous  
Last month

I can see this thread being locked at some stage soon.

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D2.0  
Last month

Good pickup.
As was mentioned, it was reported he had offers from 3 clubs, but never confirmed who those were. Homicide hinted at the obvious connection, but nothing more.

At the risk of starting the idiots off again, where does he fit into the 6's lineup?
Is he going to start at the 4? or backup DJ & Humphries?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Pinder and Kyei at the 4

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sorry, Pinder at 5 , kyei at 4. Salt elsewhere.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I can't see him starting, I’ll be looking to see how tall he is, lot of conjecture there.

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D2.0  
Last month

So if my maths is correct, that leaves you with 2 slots to fill. One will be an import PG (of some description).
Any idea what you're chasing for the final slot?

With the addition of Pinder, along with Humphrie, DJ, and OK, and with McV also in the team, your front court seems set?
So another guard or SF?

Has the addition of Humphries and Pinder covered Henry's need for a 2nd import?

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D2.0  
Last month

^^ touché

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Anonymous  
Last month

Import/6'4 Dillon/6’5 Mudronja
6’7 Giddey/6’5 Teys
Import/6’8 Mcveigh
6’11 Johnson/6’9 Kyei
7’0 Humphries/6’9 Pinder

Vet PG who can defend and shoot.
Elite SF who can defend and shoot. Newbill?

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Anonymous  
Last month

6'3 teys’

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Anonymous  
Last month

Teys and Dillon need to go next year.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Harris might get some minutes at sf and sg as a dp.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Who's better...Pinder or Salt?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Salt is better defensively, Pinder can do more offensively, but not much.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Salt could land anywhere now,

Phoenix, United, Kings, Hawks, breakers or taipans.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Another player Wildcats can't recruit

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Anonymous  
Last month

Another player Brisbane can't recruit

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Anonymous  
Last month

No nothing of this guy. What kind of player are we getting.

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FM  
Last month

The fathers wrong doings are never the kids. Let that sink in, deeply.

To even bring it up is an embarrassment of you as a person.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Who said anything about his father's wrongdoing?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Met him in a nightclub in broome. He's a legit 6’8, potentially 6’9

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Anonymous  
Last month

Bit more muscle than Kyei.

'The dredd brothers'

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Zodiac  
Last month

Keanu Pinder is a name so have to give the Sixers that but at 6'8" he's a bit undersized for the back up centre spot. I would've liked a bit more height there.

I guess the thinking is one of DJ or Humphries will likely be on the court at most times so unlikely to be an issue.

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Anonymous  
Last month

2 years ago as backup for ayton.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PBUvFMMO5UI

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Cornholio  
Last month

Good to see him start his NBL career in bench role initially.
A shame there will be idiots who bring up his father regularly.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I think he'll be more productive than Kyei but he’s not going to blow people away. Struggled defensively at Arizona and that’s probably why he didn’t see more court time. Unsure how he’s been going in Europe.
Anyone know?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Not a bad backup pick. Consider how much they have to spend on starting 5....

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Anonymous  
Last month

I could imagine awkward stories and questions being asked by Perth media, so probably better he signed elsewhere.

Tiny was too big a story here to not get mentioned.

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KET  
Last month

What happened

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Zodiac  
Last month

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

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Cornholio  
Last month


Still wondering where people get the info that Humphries is going to be the highest paid local.

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Anonymous  
Last month

So we're basically signing unproven talent. So what if Humphries was gleague and got a call up to nba. Did nothing there, with Kentucky or Kings.
Going to be a long season.

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Anonymous  
Last month

All young Aussie talent is essentially unproven.
Maybe wait and see what they can do first.

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D2.0  
Last month

One thing that was said on Overtime was that he was only interested in "playing", which I took to mean he wanted minutes, rather than just polishing the pine. And that's not unusual.
So we'll never know what he was promised/offered at the various clubs.
Even assuming Perth were one of the teams in the hunt, its not uncommon that a team might offer more minutes than Perth (at least to somebody who's not one of our prime starters.)

Best of luck to him, and great to see a young Indigenous man playing in the NBL.

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Anonymous  
Last month

are we thinking $900,000 to Million on DJ Humphries and Pinder

400,000 Humphries
300,000 DJ
200,000 Pinder

and maybe brandon Jennings

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Anonymous  
Last month

If you're paying $200g for Pinder you have got rocks in your head. He should be on less than $100g

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Shayno  
Last month

Salt to melb prob backup to landale

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Cornholio  
Last month

200K for Pinder I don't think so.

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Sourbroker  
Last month

People actually think Landale will be in the nbl? One of the best performing big men in the euro league is going to go backwards and sign in Australia? He was borderline NBA almost 12 months prior and has only gotten better.

Fark me.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's about the money though plus family.

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LV  
Last month

How good is the Polish league?

Not as good as NBL I'm guessing

Sounds like he'll be a handy back up at best

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KET  
Last month

Who would have been a better fit for Adelaide? Salt or Pinder?

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Anonymous  
Last month

There is enough Salt in Adelaide already

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Cornholio  
Last month

Gold 810124.

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D2.0  
Last month

Good to see JVG making moves. Adelaide must have the most complete roster of any team?

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Anonymous  
Last month

I know nothing of Keanu Pinder, so can't comment on his prospects.

On the Humphries comment(s) above, didn't Humphries do reasonably well when he played with Sydney as a 19 year old? He won Rookie of the Year that season, before trying his chances overseas. I can't recall how strong the other rookie-eligible players were that season?

Also, the 36ers' team so far looks pretty young and short on NBL-level experience. Especially in the likely starting 5. The remaining players (imports?) will need to be experienced starters, and one will have to be a team-oriented, active, on-court leader.

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Nate  
Last month

I believe 3 spots left D2.0.

Pinder offers something a bit different. Better version of Obi, better finisher around the rim and can shoot a little. Not the worst option off the bench. Remembering Obi started last year.

2 out of the 3 remaining need to be starters.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Two spots left only 10 man rosters this season and Giddey being a Next Star doesn't count as a roster spot. We're only starting the season with one import as JVG likes to do and hopefully the rumour of Blanchfield is legit.

Humphries/Pinder
Johnson/Kyei
?/McVeigh
Teys/Dillon
Import?/Giddey/Mudronja

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Anonymous  
Last month

Bottom again with that.

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LoveBroker  
Last month

Bottom? We have the highest paid Australian player...we should expect high achievement from this squad for the money paid.

On top of that we have DJ (not cheap) , and 2 Imports to come.

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Anonymous  
Last month

aren't they going with one import

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Nate  
Last month

Apologies I missed a player. so 2 spots left.

JVG is confident the PG/SG import will be a star hence the 1 import.

All depends on the last local. you'd assume he is a starter if not they wouldn't get rid of Drmic. They got the Humphries/Froling change right. If he's of starting calibre then this squad should defiantly be pushing for finals.

We were in the mix to make finals last season with 1 and a half imports, a disgruntled coach and disgruntled players.

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Anonymous  
Last month

In the mix? Ummm....no.

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anonymous  
Last month

sorry Zodiac, if you have Teys as a starter then you aren't a legit shot at finals.

Maybe a great lockeroom guy and is a hustler but not a starter in the NBL

If you compare him to the 2/3 local guys (not imports) from other teams last season:
- Melb: Goulding, McCarron
- Perth: Steindl
- Bullets: Sobey(maybe PG), Gliddon (left)
- Hawks: Blanchfield, Dech
- NZ: Webster
- Cairns: Noi
- Phoenix: Magden, Stephens
- Kings: Lisch, Newley

He is a level below all of these in my opinion

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Zodiac  
Last month

Teys may not start others have speculated McVeigh might start at SG way too big for that IMO and we need someone in the starting five who is willing to play defence.

A Randle-like scoring PG import, Humphries, DJ and possibly Blanchfield means someone in the starting lineup has to play some D which is why I think Teys will probably start at SG.

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KET  
Last month

Pretty average side, needs a star import and another import who's good.

1 import not good enough IMO

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D2.0  
Last month

Henry wanted a 2nd import. That has, as discussed, been largely ameliorated by signing Humphries and Pinder. I haven't heard the Blanchfield rumour, but if true, who needs another import?

I'm guessing, depending on how he plans to use McVeigh and Dillon, that you need a 2 or 3 as your last player. Blanchfield would certainly fit that bill.

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KET  
Last month

Too many "average" players not enough “good” players

And almost zero “good” defenders with lots of “bad” defenders

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ushiro  
Last month

Same old, same old - season is lost before it even starts apparently. Not sure how that works the years the 36ers make the finals.

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Anonymous  
Last month

This is the actual lineup, been said a million times by Henry....

Import/6'4 Dillon/6'5 Mudronja
6’7 Giddey/6’3 Teys
Import/6’8 Mcveigh
6’11 Johnson/6’9 Kyei
7’0 Humphries/6’9 Pinder

And...
Dillon will play some 2
Mcveigh 2/3/4
Kyei 4/3/5



Future...
Teys and Dillon likely gone after this season.
Mudronja upgraded to backup, I.white to come in most likely in expanded 12 man roster
2 imports + potentially 1 budget import sf or sg

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Anonymous  
Last month

Mcveigh 3/2/4'

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D2.0  
Last month

Too many "average" players not enough "good" players

Too early to say.
Import PG and last signing are complete unknowns.
Humphries V2.0, Pinder, and Giddey are unknowns in this league.
Henry should also be a lot better than the last time we saw him.

This could still finish up being a very strong lineup.

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Anonymous  
Last month

We know that all three starters signed are poor defenders.

I'm thinking newbill would be a great get plus a vet pg who can do it all.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Feels like GOAT NBL GM JvG is going for quantity rather than quality of signings way too early.

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D2.0  
Last month

We know that all three starters signed are poor defenders

Love it when people use phrases such as "we all know" to justify their own uninformed opinions.

For starters, defence was a dirty word under Joey, so who knows what Henry might be able to extract.

Your Starting import PG is still unknown, so you can't claim he's a poor defender.
You don't know who'll be starting at the 2 & 3, so one of those could still be a good defender.
You don't know how Humphries and Pinder will fare, so you can't write them off either.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Mate.. we know the 3 starters are Giddey, Johnson and Humphries. All terrible defenders....
The imports are not known at 1 and 3 positions. Thus, they need to be elite defenders to have any chance.

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KET  
Last month

Still think Giddey being a starter would be ridiculous in the quality of the NBL

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Isaac  
Last month

I think they've recruited reasonably well, all things considered, given some people already had a foot out the door. That's assuming Humphries is half-decent, which he certainly looked in recent games/workouts. Would be nicer to have them looking like favourites or serious threats but it wasn't exactly a dream run into the off-season. Got some good young pieces.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Adelaide have rebuilt strongly and continue to keep Johnson. I agree with some of the concerns about the imbalance with existing contracts though.

If Giddey is good enough to start then he should start. If he's not then he'll need to earn his minutes just like anyone else. Its' as simple as that. The team needs to do what's best for the team.

I'd be confident in the following:

Import Dillon
Teys Giddey
Import McVeigh
DJ Kyei
Humphries Pinder

Teys could offer better balance defensively to that starting unit.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Humphries feet had better move better than last time he played nbl, was in foul trouble to easily.

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Cornholio  
Last month

Also Mudronja anon.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cornholio, i keep forgetting about him.

Also, i don't know why i'm suddenly anonymous?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cornholio, i keep forgetting about him.

Also, i don't know why i'm suddenly anonymous?

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maxymoo  
Last month

Seriously if Teys is starting - DJ could hit 50 a night and they'd still lose by double digits.

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D2.0  
Last month

Mate.. we know the 3 starters are Giddey, Johnson and Humphries. All terrible defenders....

So you think Giddey is so great, he will start in the NBL.

But you also think he is too crap to start in the NBL.

I hope you can understand my confusion.

DJ, I'll grant you, but defence was never his role under Joey.
Humphries V2.0 is an unknown in the NBL
He wasn't much chop last time round, but that was 3 years ago. Now everyone is convinced that he's improved so much that he's the highest paid marquee in the league, so maybe his defence has improved too.

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