Fairsy
Two years ago

Hawks complete roster with import Justin Simon

The Hawks have recruited "blue-collar" NBA G-League guard Justin Simon as a key piece of Brian Goorjian's defensive armoury for next season.

Simon, 24, played for the Windy City Bulls in the US, an affiliate of NBA team Chicago, where he averaged 12.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.2 steals last season.

Signing means no genuine centre. Not such a bad thing but interesting nevertheless.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

They are getting local as injury replacement for grida.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Deng is more a sf, you can guarantee it'll be a pf.

Jois makes the most sense, g league + friends with Harvey.
It might not be but there are little pf options left bar smith Milner.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Jois might get the spot of who he knows but not on what he's shown in G league or nbl.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

True but who else is there, frontline so thin atm.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Only 3 guys playin 4-5 atm, darling, Bairstow and Froling. Need 1 more and dp.

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D2.0  
Two years ago

You've got Bairstow and Froling.
Assuming Grida is on the LTI list, interesting to see who your final player will be.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

White should have been a dp for 1 year imo.

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D2.0  
Two years ago

So so far, no move to pick up Andersen or AJ

If AJ is picked up in Perth, I think I will ask doctor to put me in a coma for a year

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

This makes the most sense. Grida won't be back till mid season.

6’4 T.Harvey(I)/6’1 E.Naar
6’5 J.Simon(I)/6’7 J.Jessup(NS)/6’2 I.White
6’7 D.Adel/6’8 D.Deng/ - 6’6 D.Grida(Inj)
6’8 V.Jois/6’6 M.Darling
6’9 C.Bairstow/6’11 S.Froling

DP
6’0 L.Dent
6’6 H.Harris
C DP

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Perry could be Centre dp.

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Andrew  
Two years ago

I think Bairstow will play PF & Centre when Froling is not on.

Naar / White
*Harvey / Grida
Adel / *Simon
Bairstow / Darling / Deng
Froling /

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Andrew, joking? Way off.

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Sourbroker  
Two years ago

Don't think they’ve signed Simon to bench him.

It’s not Jois.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Seems about right, covered all bases.

6'4 T.Harvey(I)/6’1 E.Naar/6’0 L.Dent(DP)
6’5 J.Simon(I)/6’7 J.Jessup(NS)/6’2 I.White
6’7 D.Adel/6’8 D.Deng/ - 6’6 D.Grida(Inj)
6’8 V.Jois/6’6 M.Darling/6’6 H.Harris(DP)
6’9 C.Bairstow/6’11 S.Froling/7’1 J.Perry(DP)

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Bolden or Maker seem farfetched.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Anderson for half a season maybe.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Be funny if it was Bogut for min wage.

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Andrew  
Two years ago

My bad. Cut and paste problems


*Harvey / Naar
*Simon / White
Adel / Grida
Bairstow / Darling / Deng
Froling /

I think Bairstow will play PF & Centre when Froling is not on.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Who plays backup c and fills in for grida then?

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Andrew  
Two years ago

Bairstow starts at PF but backup C when Froling not on court. Darling and Deng play PF backups.

Their team is full so all they can do is get an early injury replacement for Grida

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Bairstow plays entire game, huh? He can't switch between 4 n 5 all game

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Adel can play 3-4, Bairstow can play 4-5. They got it covered well, at least on paper.

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Sourbroker  
Two years ago

They're getting a local 5.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Wow wafer thin defense. Going to be super easy to score against. Typical Hawks. Good offense. No defense.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Seriously underwhelming roster from a D perspective.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"Anonymous
Yesterday

Who plays backup c and fills in for grida then?"



Ogilvy?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Starters

Harvey*
Jessup**
Simon*
Adel
Bairstow

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King  
Two years ago

offensively the Hawks will put up numbers. Defensively they'll get scored on easily. They needed a big that could defend and rebound. Should have gone after Oliver.

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Andrew  
Two years ago

I forgot about Jessup

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Bogut? He hasn't signed with anyone or announced retirement?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"If AJ is picked up in Perth, I think I will ask doctor to put me in a coma for a year" Yes please on both accounts.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

How come Jessup is a next star and Mooney isn't

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Dunno, same with Wigness

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Poor AJ, went from a potential NBA draft pick to not even being good enough for hawks.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Oliver won't be back, newbill and aj to cairns.

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Air Delay  
Two years ago

Can a team have multiple next stars...

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Anything is possible with Next Stars. The goal posts move all the time.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Newbill to China Liam said last night on overtime

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Cairns looking thin, no Newbill and nothing on Oliver or Machado yet.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Why the fuck would you go to China in this environment. Plus, it's a shit hole of a country. He’d want to be on major coin.

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KET  
Two years ago

How come Jessup is a next star and Mooney isn't


Conspiracy theorists will always be out there, but Liam Santamaria said that Mooney could have been, however if he was treated as a NS that would open him up to NBL clubs, a risk Perth was not happy to take and therefore signed him as an import.

A club can't go "he'll by my NS thanks". A player that is to be a next star works with the NBL to decide the best location. If you don't want to risk a player going elsewhere, you lock the player up like Perth did.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

So does that mean Didi Louzada was shopped around to all 9 teams last season? If so, why was Sydney the best fit for him, and when was it decided rules would be bent just to place him in a team?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Didi nba team wanted him at Sydney under Weaver, pelicans have now sacked their coach so I'd say he’s back at kings again.

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triton45  
Two years ago

where is AJ ??

Why has he not signed with Hawks?

Look at what Goorjian has done with big men in the past - Anstey, DOrge etc
AJ Ogilivy would have done so well under brian

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I'd also love to see AJ back at Hawks.

Still got plenty to offer, and less pressure in a reduced roll.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Wouldn't like to be Australian guard on this roster. Can’t see Naar getting to many minutes, Glover & Dech did the right thing by moving elsewhere

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Naar had no other options, Illawarra or nothing. In saying all that Naars game will suit Georgean and I think he will be used very well hitting open shooters. I except him to play good minutes and have a very good season.

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