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Perthworld  
Last month

Blanchfield? Can we at least be linked to someone young or good.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wigness surely a NS?

Dech to Adelaide doesn't fit unless he plays sf.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I like Dech to United - him Ili and McCarron defensively would be a handful!

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Aussie  
Last month


Blanchfield? Can we at least be linked to someone young or good

The Wildcats already have that in Travers.

I wouldn't bet on him getting much court time though

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Zodiac  
Last month

Sixers supposedly the favourite to sign Sunday Dech offering him a 3 year deal.

Here we all were thinking the last local signing was going to be Blanchfield the Dech signing would be interesting probably means McVeigh starting at SF.

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

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Anonymous  
Last month

It would be

Adelaide 36ers

(I)/6'4 D.Dillon/6'5 A.Mudronja
6'7 J.Giddey(NS)/6’3 B.Teys
6’5 S.Dech/6’8 J.Mcveigh
6’11 D.Johnson/6’9 O.Kyei
7’0 I.Humphries/6’9 K.Pinder


They need a defender at 3 but he’s not great shooter.
I’d say he’s off to Melbourne.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Newbill would be best fit for Adelaide with vet importn1.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Dech 6'5"? Wow I thought he looked 6'3" if he was lucky last season but 6'5" is his listed height.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Newbill would be a great fit especially with Cairns trying to re-sign Oliver instead.

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Anonymous  
Last month

6'5 listed on nbl and wiki. 6’4 everywhere else.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The frontcourt is still dodgy, if a team goes small how is DJ and Humphries guard anyone? Games moving to small ball with mobile bigs, we just sign an unproven stiff. And dont bring up nba stint, it was Atlanta ffs. And his gleague averages of 9ppg and 6rpg is hardly impressive. Should have used money on someone like Patterson and kept DJ at 5.
Jvg has managed to build yet another shit team that doesn't make any sense. Definitely the wooden spoon favourites.

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Anonymous  
Last month

They have much more mobile kyei and pinder...

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Anonymous  
Last month

are we expecting 5 or more signing on the day of free agents starts

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Anonymous  
Last month

More probably.

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Cornholio  
Last month

Not sold Blanchfield for Perth but given we need an import 4 man he might be ok.
Hopefully Travers even as a DP will get some game time.

Norton/ Martin ?
Cotton/Lo Buluk
Blanchfield?/ Steindl /Travers (DP)
Import/ Wagstaff
Reath or Brandt, Majok.

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Nate  
Last month

Stiff?? Have you seen Humphries lately? He moves as well as Long (not as explosive)/Kay etc. Has lost the baby fat he had his rookie season.
JVG keeps talking a big game re the import. Pressure is on to get a star.

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Ben  
Last month

Wigness doesn't seem to fit the bill as a NS? I don’t see how Brisbane would argue for it.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Moves as well as Long, just not as explosive. Like saying a Kia moves as well as a Ferrari just not as fast.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Could be motum to Perth and get 3 man though

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Anonymous  
Last month

Killer...

Norton/Marin/Britt
Cotton/Buluk
Newbill/Steindl/Travers
Motum/Wagstaff/Okwera(NS)
Reath/Majok

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Anonymous  
Last month

if Drmic has signed with the bullets does that suggest Patterson not returning

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Ben  
Last month

Drmic is essentially Gliddon's replacement.

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Hendo8888  
Last month

Are all teams running one import this year? Or is that just an Adelaide thing?

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Anonymous  
Last month

is drmic the 2 at the bullets

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Zodiac  
Last month

Are all teams running one import this year? Or is that just an Adelaide thing?


Just an Adelaide thing by the looks of it, JVG used to do the same at the Kings. He's said we will start the season with one import and may look to sign a second one later in the season.

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Anonymous  
Last month

If I recall correctly, last season Dech didn't look any taller than Naar (6'1 in shoes).

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Anonymous  
Last month

does anyone follow NBL news on Instagram or twitter he says deng deng is wanted by the hawks

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Anonymous  
Last month

Steindl > Blanchfield

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KET  
Last month

Why would Dech go to the 36ers? Can't imagine it’s the most attractive spot. Can’t offer minutes vs Hawks and probably can’t offer money vs New Hawks ownership either?

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Zodiac  
Last month

Why would Dech go to the 36ers?


As I understood it reading the article we're the only team that's offered him a 3 year deal.

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koberulz  
Last month

Wigness doesn't seem to fit the bill as a NS?
Why not?

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Anonymous  
Last month

it probably his height at 6 1 no nba teams want 6 1 pg

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Anonymous  
Last month

Haven't the Sixers learnt about signing long contracts? 3 years. That's about 4 years too many. Ken Cole used to say Defence, dat's what goes around Da House. Dech and defence, never. Way over rated and this is the start of JVG's bad influence.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Schroeder is a 6'1 pg along with a few others.

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Anonymous  
Last month

aussiehoopla has jock perry possible with united and sem is he good enough

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Perthworld  
Last month

Are all teams running one import this year? Or is that just an Adelaide thing?

It's a JvG thing to make himself feel smart and innovative.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Perry dp at best.

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Cornholio  
Last month

The one import signing could bite Adelaide on the arse.
The local content of Giddey (NS), Mudronja, Teys,Dillon, Dech??, McVeigh, DJ, Kyei, Humphries and Pinder doesn't look playoff bound.

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Anonymous  
Last month

can brandon jennings make 36ers a top 3 team

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D2.0  
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Some people get very invested and obsessed with what they think a team should look like, and how and where they think a player should be used.

Perth won a championship with a bench comprised of Kenny, Hire, Wagstaff, Redhage, and Jervis.

Some players can be flexible, coaches have different offences and different roles they want from players, and sometimes their vision & plan for a player just doesn't match yours.

If Dech fits what Henry wants, then why not Adelaide?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Teams are deeper now, can't compare a few seasons ago to now. the rosters will continue to get deeper going forward.

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D2.0  
Last month

Blanchfield to Perth?
It doesn't exactly have me cheering, I think he's been over-rated and under-delivered everywhere he's been, but the reality is we need a local 2 or 3.
Stiendl can play the 3, and if we're two down then he could start.
But could equally say that his best value is as an outside gunner off the bench.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sounds like Phoenix might be like this

South East Melbourne Phoenix-Mitchell
5'9 J.Roberson(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
6’10 M.Foster(NS)/PF
(I)/6’9 D.Pineau
DP
6’4 W.Hickey SG
7’1 J.Perry C


Maybe Motum(starter) or (backup), Vukona, smith Milner, other pf

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Anonymous  
Last month

I've known and played against Sunday for years in WA. Legit 6"3/4, good size and moves well

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Anonymous  
Last month

any news on Matthew McCarthy

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Anonymous  
Last month

Motum to Perth

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Ben  
Last month

@koberulz

Re Wigness, I think it's fair to say his Draft prospects right now are weak, and his marketing potential to the league is not commensurate to a NS slot. I can't where the NBL would go "Yep, this is worth it." Brisbane/Lemonass tried it on last season and were understandably knocked back.

Would be good to have him in the league though, particularly as a talented indig player.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Knocked back because he was too young. 02 born qualify for this year, which = Giddey, King, Wigness and others.

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The Ibek-Way  
Last month

I would have guessed Blanchfield to Adelaide and Dech to Perth but I guess it is what it is. Does Adelaide really need another guard though?

Dech, McVeigh, Humphries, Giddey and Kyei is quite a young group. Are they making a legit attempt to be contenders or just looking to build?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Coach got three year contract, build the squad to win in third season, get to finals in previous two.

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KET  
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They're developing players for the Bullets to sign in 3 years time

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Blanchfield would be an adequate replacement for Terrico. This provides the cats the flexibility to sign an import 4.

I like the idea of Todd to Perth.

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D2.0  
Last month

Teams are deeper now, can't compare a few seasons ago to now. the rosters will continue to get deeper going forward.

True, but my point was simply that we don't always what we think of as a perfect 2x(1~5). Coaches have different ideas, and to some extent have to use what they've got or what they can get.

As a hypothetical example, we might look at Adelaide and conclude they are shallow at the 3, so Blanchfield would be a good fit. But maybe JVG and Henry think McV is a star SF, and they are weak at the 2?
OR, maybe Blanchfield's not interested, but someone else is.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sixers still hamstrung by Wright's stupid signings. It will take 3-4 years to sort that mess out.

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maxymoo  
Last month

I'd happily take Blanchfield .....Cotton demands double teams and we need shooters to surround him.

Blanchfield helps especially losing Kays ability to step out.

Cotton - Steindel - Blanchfield ......if we can land a decent big that will stretch teams.

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maxymoo  
Last month

I'm 6'1 ...Sunday is definitely taller than me.

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B-ball  
Last month

Get a clue Ben!

Wigness not a NS? Yes, he would be actually.

You need to get over the face that Lemanis is Brisbane's coach too, drop the "lemonass" crap. I actually know who you are in real life, you really are a dick.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wigness may qualify to be a NS .. think point was that he wouldn't be a worthwhile one.

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Anonymous  
Last month

If Wigness is on a Bullets roster, he gets what 5-10 minutes. Is it worth it?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wigness ain't a next star

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Cornholio  
Last month

Sounds like he is better off as a DP.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Sixers still hamstrung by Wright's stupid signings. It will take 3-4 years to sort that mess out."

That doesn't seem right.

The only players still on contracts from Wright's era are Dillon (last season of contract coming up - 2020-21), McVeigh (last season 2020-21), Kyei (last season 2020-21), Randle (last season 2020-21), Mudronja (last season 2021-22). Note that Randle's contract has a team option for 2020-21, so the 36ers could have released him.

Upshot is that, of these 'Wright-era signings', only Mudronja will remain on contract after the coming NBL season. And he'll only be there for one more season.

I'm pretty sure all other players signed for the 2020-21 season have been signed (re-signed in Johnson's case) after Wright left the club.

This is based on the Aussie Hoopla free agent tracker and Obi Kyei's Wikipedia page.

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LoveBroker  
Last month

Blanchfield helps especially losing Kays ability to step out.


Blanchfield shot 32% from 3 last year, Kay shot 46%.

One could surmise that Cotton's gravity and Gleeson's schemes will create better looks for Blanchfield as you suggested, but I just don't see Blanchfield as an efficient outside scorer.

I'd take Stiendl over Blanchfield for outside shooting. Blanchfield may be a slightly better all-rounder but no where near covers Kay.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"If Wigness is on a Bullets roster, he gets what 5-10 minutes. Is it worth it?"

For a Next Stars' game-time benchmark, Terry Armstrong played a total of 18 minutes, in 8 games of a 28 game regular season, last season (from Spatial Jam historical NBL statistics). Was it worth it? I don't know. Maybe he learned a lot from being training bait and occasional player in a pro league?

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LoveBroker  
Last month

Armstrong probably didn't know he was going to average 18 minutes a season.

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Anonymous  
Last month

People having a crack at Joey , normal hoops BS.

Randle is gone , that has been stated publically by Kelley
White is gone
Drmic wasnt re-signed by either Joey or anyone else. Despite the 36ers offering him a deal and then pulling it.
Froling wasnt signed by Joey or the 36ers

Mudronja has upside and is worthy of a full time shot.
Kyei is cheap
Teys is cheap and a no issue guy happy to play 0 minutes.
McVeigh is due for a big year and I expect he will deliver as such
DJ is a 36ers staple
Dillon is the only one that is questionable of the Joey related signings

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Cornholio  
Last month

Gleeson has stated in an nbl.com article that Perth are looking for a power forward import to replace Nick Kay.
Also that he would consider moving Steindl to starting small forward.

This likely means Terrico is gone and puts doubt on Blanchfield signing as I don't see him coming to Perth to be a backup.

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Trev  
Last month

Perth is getting an import at the 4. Plumlee and Blanchfield. Terrico is returning as Cotton will be an Australian citizen.

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Steindl and Blanchfield would be able to share the 3, just like Terrico and Clint were able to do.

Blanchfield just turned 29 and will be looking to pick up an NBL championship. I think Blanchfield is the saving piece for the Wildcats. Allows them to sign the import 4.

Blanchfield was better than Terrico in NBL20 when performing;
1. Pick & Roll Ball Handler Plays
2. Post Up Plays
3. Spot Up Plays
4. Hand Off Plays
5. Cut Plays
6. Off-Screen Plays

Terrico was better than Terrico in NBL20 when performing;
1. Pick & Roll Roll/Pop Man Plays
2. Transition Plays
3. Isolation Plays
4. Put Back Plays

Blanchfield was more productive off the ball than Terrico last year. The Wildcats used Off-Screen plays 9% of the time in NBL20 (highest in the league). That is in comparison to the NBL average of 4% of plays. Blanchfield converted 1.11 points per Off-Screen play, Terrico converted 0.82 points per Off-Screen play, and the NBL average was 1.06 points per Off-Screen play.

Blanchfield would easily be able to be a 3rd option scorer for the Wildcats behind Cotton and an Import 4. This would be a big problem for other NBL teams.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Perth is getting an import at the 4. Plumlee and Blanchfield. Terrico is returning as Cotton will be an Australian citizen. "

Almost none of this is true.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Mason is not returning to perth

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Anonymous  
Last month

Mason who?

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D2.0  
Last month

Pretty sure there was at least a hint of sarcasm in there.

Big Plums is almost definitely not returning.

Yes, we'll use the import spot to get a PF, trying for something in the Kay mold, but no idea who.

IF Cotton is naturalising in time, we'd be going for an import SF.
Be interesting to see if the Blanchfield rumour is true, as that would seem to indicate a lack of confidence in the naturalisation scenario.

Looks like we'll need another Aussie centre, or maybe a 4/5.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Blanchfield will be this year's lucas walker for the wildcats

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Anonymous  
Last month

Did someone really just say Blanchfield played better than Terrico?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wigness is 5 11

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Mobbin  
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Blanchfield is 30? Damn seems every season they say he's going to break out and realise his potential... Considering he's just a solid shooter n never displayed any defensive consistency what does he bring to the table in the Wildcats structure? Terrico for all his inconsistency last season could be left to guard the Creeks, Lamars of the league.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Terrico was definitely not capable of stopping players like Creek and Lamar. He may have been capable but if his head wasn't in the game then he was a passenger on both ends of the court.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Does Wigness harbour any Draft ambitions?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wigness doesn't really look an NBA prospect

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Cornholio  
Last month

Blanchfield actually just turned 29 it just seems like he has been around for a long time given he started young in the nbl and has been a journeyman.

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anonymous  
Last month

Wigness is not an NBA player.
He is 5'10 if lucky
Doesn't have a consistent jump shot
Not right hand dominant, but also not great on left
Turnover prone
Great and splitting gaps for steals but onball D and switching onto bigs a weakness

Compare him to Mills, and look at the journey it took Patty to establish himself in league.

Wigness will get a DP spot on NBL team but won't progress much past that.

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