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Earlier this year

Lamar Patterson signs one-year deal with Breakers



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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

LOL...Bullets were confident of signing Lamar previously.

https://www.news.com.au/sport/basketball/nbl-202021-brisbane-bullets-positive-about-resigning-star-swingman-lamar-patterson/news-story/55c9f743316363035d0a54abbffef62c

I think the Breakers don't lose much from this.

They don't need that super alpha-dog now they have all this NZ talent in their team.

They have scoring options everywhere.

Lamar can still b the star but be also complimentary to the Websters, Delany and Abercrombie.

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Cornholio  
Earlier this year

T Webster
C Webster
Patterson
Delaney
Import

Weeks
?
Abercrombie
Trist
Loe

Looking good to me

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

depth maybe a problem the bench looks shit

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

At least it's not United poaching someone else’s star!
Not sure a bench with Abercrombie (if he comes off the bench) and Loe qualifies as "shit" in the NBL...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Abercrombie, Weeks, Loe are very good depth. Who's looking shit is Brisbane and there b grade Australian players, bar perhaps two.

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BeeGee  
Earlier this year

Oh my Lord. That's a huge loss for Brisbane, but Drimc will no doubt make up for the loss of Patterson.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Good player, imagine if he lost weight though.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"but Drimc will no doubt make up for the loss of Patterson." Said no one ever.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

That comment surely was made by his mum.

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Curtley  
Earlier this year


Ironically the breakers might need to be based in Brisbane for the start of the season.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Championship favourites.

What an off-season for the Breakers adding Lamar Patterson, Corey Webster AND Tai Webster to a core of Loe, Delany, Abercrombie & Weeks and they can still sign a second import too. Unbelievable.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bit old that roster talented definitely, not won on paper.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

brisbane should cut harrison and sign a 1 3 imports

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Andrew  
Earlier this year

Brisbane will be fine they have Drimic.....

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

Pretty solid plan b from Shamir & Walsh.
Hopefully they laid down the law in regards to turning up fit to pre season and not using the first half of the season to get in shape.
As mentioned above the Breakers lose pretty much nothing with this signing.
Im excited about the upcoming season if it proceeds with all the roster upgrades around the league.

NZ to sign:

Next Star.
Import Centre.
Back up SG.

I would be happy with Rausbatch as the back up SG.
Great team guy and can play without breaking the bank.

Walsh has said they are signing a next star so it will be interesting to see who they sign and their pedigree after Hampton.

NZ's roster looks great so far.

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Sourbroker  
Earlier this year

There's some stupid stuff posted on here, but stating that bench looks shit is pretty tops. We’ll done you.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Webster / Weeks / Li
Webster / NS / Rusbatch / Murray?
Patterson / Abercrombie
Delany / Trist / Galloway
Ashley / Loe / Wynyard?

Could be Oliver over ashley

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Good lineup but do they have a replacement lined up for Corey if he decides to play overseas midseason with his team in Finals contention?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

i dont think ashley is returning i heard there after a 7fter as centre

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Well the Bullets sure are f***ed.

Don't blame Lamar wanting to find greener pastures away from Lemonass.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Hopson was still sitting on a contract offer from the Breakers since March, clearly they got sick of waiting.

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

Taine Murray although injured probably has a good shot at a DP spot to go with Li & Galloway.

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

Santa's saying NZ are going to start Lamar at SG and bring Webster off the bench.
That bench still shit?

T.Web/ Weeks
Patterson/ C.Web
Abercrombie/
Delaney/ Trist
Loe/ Import

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It would have been great to have Hopson back, but that's the way it goes. Will be interesting to see where he signs if he does return to the NBL. I assume the Breakers just couldn’t afford him.

Patterson is a good player and our team looks good so far. Definitely need an import big though. Ashley was great last season, I would be happy to see him come back.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hopson was great but I think this is a better fit for breakers as his passing game is better and he is not selfish, he'll find open shooters. Certainly favourites at present but the championship goes through Perth, don’t forget that.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Santa's saying NZ are going to start Lamar at SG and bring Webster off the bench.


If true I don't get that at all after how much the Breakers praised Patterson in the press release specifically as the best SF in the league the last two seasons. Very odd.

Maybe they don't want Corey to come back and would prefer getting buyout money for him so putting out there he'll be coming off the bench. No way Corey will accept that he would start on ever other roster in the league.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bold of the Breakers to assume to 2020 season is actually going ahead, lol.

Breakers may be early favourites, but they will be disadvantaged by having zero home games. They will almost certainly be based in Australia if the season even happens. Trans-Tasman bubble ain't happening for a long time.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

A few years ago when Paul Henare bought Kirk Penney back and Corey came off the bench he spat the dummy big time! Absolutely no way Corey will accept that.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Madness.

Interestingly, the word I'm getting out of New Zealand is that the Breakers are likely to play 'LP’ at the two, with Tom Abercrombie and Finn Delany at the forward spots and an athletic import at the five. That kind of line-up would see Corey Webster, the third-leading scorer at last year’s FIBA World Cup, being utilised as an impact bucket-getter off the bench.


Either way, Patterson will be one of the league’s best players once again next season and, with the line-up they’re putting together, you can already lock the Breakers in as legitimate title contenders.


https://nbl.com.au/news/free-agency-analysis-lamar-patterson-to-nz-breakers

That does sound like they want Corey to move on.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Who knows... they still have another import spot, so technically they could still sign Hopson.
Start Loe at center giving them perimeter shooting at every position. Convince Pledger to come back for depth in the middle as he's pretty much lost his spot at MU.

Webster
Webster
Hopson
Patterson
Loe

Weeks
Abercrombie
Galloway
Delaney
Trist
Pledger
and a NS if one becomes available

That squad would win the championship

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Bigdog  
Earlier this year

I think Patterson is an upgrade.

Hopson defence lapses and silly turnovers.

Webster to start. Coming off the bench is dumb.

Bench looks great, except Trist. FFS what were they thinking. They weren't.

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Bigdog  
Earlier this year

Rusbatch. Why didn't he play nznbl? Silly boy. Won't get a breakers contract.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No thanks to Pledger - we need someone athletic, it will be an import for sure.

Totally forgot about Trist... the most random unnecessary signing.


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robt  
Earlier this year

As you will already know, I am sorry for the loss of Patterson form the Bullets.

But, the Breakers!?

Having the 2 Websters, one a PG, who will demand lots of the ball (presumably, that is his offensive job), the other a SG who loves the ball in his own hands, and Patterson who seems unstoppable when he has the ball. With just one ball in the game, leaves me wondering how that will work. Patterson would be a bonus to any side but will he be any real benefit for this Breakers line-up?

If the Breakers really can play as a team, I agree, they will be very hard to beat. I have no reason to accuse LP(my pin-up player), of being selfish or ego driven. On the Bullets roster he was definitely the man and certainly he was the go-to man. Don't know enough about Tai W but he is a point guard and, I believe a very good one. Hard to earn that sort of rep if he don't do lots with the ball. Corey, don't know him either but he does display a lot of ME, ME, ME. and he does dribble heaps. He's damn good but he's not Harden.

Here's the line-up from Mystro, above.
T.Web/ Weeks
Patterson/ C.Web
Abercrombie/
Delaney/ Trist
Loe/ Import

On paper, they look awesome! I don't see Corey W being happy coming off the bench though, especially behind LP who can play 30 mins easily. Corey could spend some time at the point, but what about Weeks?
1s.T.Web/Weeks
2s.C.Web/ NS?
3s.Patterson/Abercrombie
4s.Delaney/ Trist
5s.Loe/ Import
So, a back-up for Corey W. is all that's needed, and he can be a NS, can't he?
That would mean that Pledger, who is still avail apparently, could join the team and you could add a cheaper import, back-up big, maybe a 5/4 or even a Boone who must be itching to have a good season again.

Whatever they do from here looks very good (for them, anyway).

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

Shamir loves Abercrombie but I would play him off the bench.
Corey cares if he starts.
You wouldn't play Corey and LP for long stretches together but you could play them to see who gets hot first early in the game.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If I was a Brisbane supporter, I'd be PISSED! Not at Lamar, at the club.

The failings of Lemanis (both coaching and recruiting) have been well discussed in local circles. Despite his underwhelming record in the River City, good mate Clarky (with two feet practically out the door!!) gifts Andrej ANOTHER three years.

Lamar heading across the dutch is a vote of no confidence in the coach in my books. Had enough, fed up, can see the grass is greener elsewhere.

Now the Bullets are up the river without a paddle. No classy imports and a roster full of middling talent. If there is a season, they have no chance of filling that tremendous scoring gap now.

Kevin Martin where are youuuuuu?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It will be interesting to see how they make it all fit together, but I see Corey Webster sticking around. One of the reasons Tai Webster signed was to play with Corey. I would think Abercrombie off the bench is a better fit, ego wise, but if Corey is happy to play off the bench (unlikely) that would be a better fit for the team and give them some serious scoring punch in their second unit.

Is the 7 ft'er Pledger?

It would be interesting to see what NS they may have. Are there any NS prospects that can play the 4 or 5?

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

I don't think the talk of playing Patterson at the 2 is legit probably more about trying to push Corey out now that they've got Tai signed. I can't see Patterson playing anything other than the 3 which would mean Abercrombie off the bench.

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PyroCross  
Earlier this year

Do we trust Santamaria's source on the starting 2 story?

I do wonder whether the Breakers missed signing Wetzell because the offer to Hopson was significantly more than the Patterson offer. The Trist signing seems to make less sense each day (particularly after the NBL Showcase).

Marc Hinton's reporting that the Breakers are looking for a 3/4-type Kiwi, to which Ngatai and Vodanovich are in range. I'd still back Rusbatch - especially when the only notable unsigned HS player from the 2020 class is 4-star recruit Kenyon Martin Jr. Walsh wouldn't look for a no-name NS - he'd want someone with some cachet (and the only other route would be a draft-and-stash, but that'd be a late decision). I'm weary of front court NS players though - is a 17/18 year old front court player ever ready for the NBL?

Loe / Import
Delany / Trist / Martin Jr (NS)
Patterson / Abercrombie
C.Webster / Rusbatch
T.Webster / Weeks

I do wonder if Terry Li is staying this season too - Izayah Le'afa has been rumoured to be a DP (plus Taane Samuel would be a worthwhile look for the Breakers at a DP spot).

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Leafa is worth a look. Samuel will never play NBL. If they missed out on Wetzell because of Hopson delaying that would be unfortunate. Happy to be proven wrong but Trist is like a Ben Thompson signing from the Arsego days.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hopson is a helluva player, but Patterson is a slight upgrade. While Hopson has a bit more length and athleticism, Patterson's game is more polished. I’ll never forget the ten turnover game Hopson had against Cairns. Patterson, however, still made all NBL first team even though he was overweight for most, if not all, of the season!

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

They are different players, but in an empty cupboard scenario I'm picking Hopson as the better overall player. There's a legit question mark over fit on that Breakers roster though, especially if Corey returns.

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Yeah  
Earlier this year

They look shit

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LV  
Earlier this year

I'd take Hopson over Patterson. Just.

But they're both All nbl 1st team level so if you have either of them, you're doing alright

Speaking of which, if Prather fails his medical, I hope United throws everything at Hopson.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Do we trust Santamaria's source on the starting 2 story?" Closer to the mark than any nicked or anonymous source.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Weeks must be the most overrated backup in the league. Everyone craps on about how great he is, but he just isn't.
C Webster is a twat. No other team in the world will put up with his shit, so he's back at the Breakers, for now. They'll have to start Abercrombie at the 2.
Trist is a crab and Loe isnt much better. Thats one shit bench. Just imagine if Webster junior is as big a dick as his brother. Or is he also going to fuck off as soon as Europe opens up?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Patterson looking forward to all that Carl's Jr

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MACDUB  
Earlier this year

Definitely going to be in Australia if it goes ahead. NZ is going to be shut for another year or two at the least.

Hoping the Breakers don't look too much into the recent NZNBL in deciding final roster spots/DP’s. It was a pretty bush league. I like that it’s given players a league to showcase what they can do but it’s not the real "NZNBL" and everything should be taken with a grain of salt.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Walsh feeding Santa bs, no way Patterson can play 2

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Cornholio  
Earlier this year

Patterson is a 3 who can play some 4, won't play 2.

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Bigdog  
Earlier this year

Yes Patterson is more of a 4 than a 2. Maybe trying to scare him into bring in shape by saying hell play the 2.

Macdub. Nznbl - what on earth are you going on about?

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TB  
Earlier this year

Did the Breakers have to slash their design department to get the cash for him? Their logo looks like it was done on Microsoft Word.

https://www.nblstore.com.au/collections/new-zealand-breakers

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