Anonymous
Last month

Tai Wesley Retiring

As reported by the NBL, he is calling it a day

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Cornholio  
Last month

Good luck to him.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Job in insurance.

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Anonymous  
Last month

More money working in Insurance than playing bball for SEM that's for sure

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Lindt-step 2-step  
Last month

One of the best "locals" to have played for NZ lol

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AngusH  
Last month

Shame about the injury last season. I never really rated him too highly over his career because of his efforts on the defensive end, but United's championship year he tripled his effort on that end of the court and I think that was easily his best season, even if the numbers probably don't show it.

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WookieE  
Last month

A shame to hear this... If it wasn't for his injury last season, he had really rounded out both ends of his game and I was looking at seeing what he was capable of doing... Seemed like a great guy to have on the team and off the court as well...

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Anonymous  
Last month

Would have to be a pretty lucrative insurance job to lure him away from his last few years playing professional basketball.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Big loss at his best, was probably on good money so import spot opens up. Good luck to him and his family.

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Anonymous  
Last month

If you read the article is more about family and staying home after COVID.

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Senator11  
Last month

Pity he wasn't able to go out on a high, great career, one of those guys you hate to play against, but would love him on your side.

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D2.0  
Last month

It's Funny.
Wesley is one of those guys who seemed to have been around longer than he really had. And with his Islander heritage always felt like a local of sorts.
But he's not, he's American, born and raised. I don't now where his wife is from, but it's possible she's American also?? as the article said they were living in Idaho.
So moving his family back to Australia or another season, in the midst of covid, was a big ask.

I'm guessing he'd no hope of naturalising, meaning his time was always more limited. He can't qualify as a Marquee, and as he was already contracted his salary was cut.
I imagine they would have at least discussed the possibility of a new contract, but at his age and reduced utility it wasn't a mutually attractive option.

End of the day he's had a 9~10 year pro career, including a stint in Europe, which is better than most. Best Wishes to him and his family.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Which is the funny part?

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Cornholio  
Last month

My favorite Guam basketball player.
Good on him for putting family first.
Gives the Phoenix flexibility in their import choices now.
Creek
Pineau
Adnam
TeRangi
Stephens
Gliddon?not confirmed yet.
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?
And 2 imports.

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Cornholio  
Last month

I Forgot Gibson.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Roberson coming back? They're pretty light up front with Pineau the only true big but they’ve assembled a bunch of versatile wings to fit the modern game.

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LV  
Last month

Farewell to a champ.

One of the best low post players in the NBL's history.

He was only 6'7 and slow, but could wrong foot anyone in the low post. Relied on smarts and fundamentals. And, like a fine wine got better with age. Shame we won't see him again.

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Anonymous  
Last month

One of the best low post in NBL history? LV drugs are bad. Smh

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LV  
Last month

Maybe an exaggeration as I didnt see much NBL in the 80's

But, let's keep it modern then- who in the past decade would you rather give the ball to in the low post, than Wesley?

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LV  
Last month

[Maybe an exaggeration as I didnt see much NBL in the 80's]

Who am I kidding, 90's either

But I stand by my comment- at least as far as the 2nd half of the NBL's history, the last 20 years

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Anonymous  
Last month

Ronaldson

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Anonymous  
Last month

DJ, Kay, Jawai just to zip off 3

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Zodiac  
Last month

I would take prime-Wesley over all three of those guys keeping in mind he's been out of his prime the past couple of seasons.

I said during his career watching Wesley in the low post was a thing of beauty he was like the NBL version of Tim Duncan in that sense. I also feel a bit sad knowing we're not going to hear Homicide losing his mind calling him a 'grown man' any time he did something good.

Congrats to Wesley on a fantastic career and although he never played for the Sixers I always enjoyed watching him he was one of my favourite opposition players.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Oh my, Tim Duncan. Wow wee

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PlaymakerMo  
Last month

DJ and Kay are not better low-post scorers than Wesley. Better players though? Yes.

I'm with you, LV. Wesley's combination of footwork, strength and touch around the basket was elite by NBL-standards.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The guy was a good player that's it. Career ppg ave of 11.1. Last year was his highest average at 19 from only 7 games. After that 14ppg was his highest average back in 17/18. That’s hardly Tim Duncan numbers or dominant in any fashion. He was good for the coin he was getting but hardly in our best ever group

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Anonymous  
Last month

He also excelled in that United team as he was playing as their fourth import.

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Zodiac  
Last month

That's hardly Tim Duncan numbers or dominant in any fashion.


What's with the low-IQ anon's on here lately? I never said anything about dominance or numbers I specifically said his work in the low-post.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Now they need import pg and pf, local pf and local c.

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The Ibek-Way  
Last month

Nah I'll back ya LV, best low post scorer of the modern era.
Kay can do it all and probably the best 4 in the league currently but would not rate him as a low post scorer.
Jawai, DJ, Bairstow and Anderson (maybe a few years ago) are the only guys I can think of that are anywhere near that dangerous in the post

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Anonymous  
Last month

With that backing I know LV is wrong

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wasn't paid that well to be rated best low post scorer.

Insurance pays better Cleary

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Anonymous  
Last month

SEM
(I)/6'1 K.Adnam/6’2 A.Gibson
6’6 C.Gliddon/6’7 K.Stephens
6’5 M.Creek/6’6 R.Te Rangi
(I)/PF
6’9 D.Pineau/C
DP
6’4 W.Hickey


One of those local spots will have to be NS or DP, most likely the pf backup as creek can also play the 4.
Could also sign j.white as pf and another centre, no second import.

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Anonymous  
Last month

were to now do u go after a similar player

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koberulz  
Last month

He can't qualify as a Marquee, and as he was already contracted his salary was cut.
The cuts apply to new contracts just as much as existing contracts.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"The cuts apply to new contracts just as much as existing contracts."
Tomorrow is Wednesday
Adelaide is the Capital of South Australia

Yes Kobe the world is full facts.

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Anonymous  
Last month

https://www.hoops.com.au/forum/47370-tai-wesley-retiring/

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Anonymous  
Last month

Yes Kobe the world is full facts.

That was the dumbest sledge I've ever heard.

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Trev  
Last month

Yes Kobe the world is full facts.

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Perthworld  
Last month

How many kids did this dude have?

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