Anonymous
Two years ago

Scott Hopson to United?

It's been reported for a while that United have been chasing him hard. Hopson just recently started following Melb United on Instagram. He doesn't follow any other NBL team on the platform.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

i would say a hundred present hopson is signed its that second import ive heard michael beasley and a guard vinnie forgot last name names going around

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Does United actually do any scouting themselves, or just throw money at other teams successful imports?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Mccarron / Ili / short
Goulding / baba
Hopson / mcdaniel
Barlow / white / peatling
Local or Import / acuil


To come...
Import and ns
Import and Local
Local and ns

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Not all teams will have a next star.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

This is the funny thing. I posted Hopson and Beasley the other day for shits and giggles. Absolutely made up. Now someone is referencing it. Never change Hoops :)

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NBL FAN  
Two years ago

If YOU follow a club on socials that's sus ahaha

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Lovebroker  
Two years ago

Players move from team to team all the time.

And it's not 'rich' teams only.

Illawarra scored MVP Cedric Jackson and MVP Elbows, and Jordair Jett.

Cairns...Newbill.

Brisbane....Craig, Trice

Adelaide....Moore.


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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Sure, but Melbourne have a history of poaching players. From the Breakers especially.

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ME  
Two years ago

Well why wouldn't you poach players? You've seen they've had success in this league, and you make the educated assumption they will go on to fit in in your team.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

^ sure, when you have significantly more money than other teams. Not all teams can afford to do that.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Yep, all the teams with huge cabs flow were lining up for Cedric, Conk & Jordair. Hence why the cashed up hawks nabbed them.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I guess this will make united favourites, as usual.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I guess you could say United poached Long. But Hopson wasn't wanted at the Breakers.

Melbourne did the same with Melo Trimble.

Hopson’s a class act but his handling is loose, he’s not a great 3pt shooter and he can be inconsistent. I guess that’s why he hasn’t stuck around the NBA and also why I feel the Breakers upgraded him with Patterson. To be honest, I think Melbourne could do better than Hopson.

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NBL FAN  
Two years ago

Hopson basically unfollwed breakers and now follows mu

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Every season the United tries to buy a title but in the end Perth ends up hoisting the trophy

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Mystro  
Two years ago

Hopson was wanted by NZ and had a contract offer on the table for some time.
They elected to not gamble on waiting for Hopson when Lamar Patterson expressed interest.
I expect he'll sign for United.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Hopson was definitely wanted at the Breakers.

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Lovebroker  
Two years ago

What is considered poaching?

If a player is out of contract, can he sign with a higher tier club without accusations of ring chasing? Or the club accusations of poaching?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Wasn't that long ago that United had 2 imports in Ware and Boone who went to other clubs as well...

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I think he wanted 800k a season.

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LV  
Two years ago

[in the end Perth ends up hoisting the trophy]

Except that season United won the title.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Yeah Boone was a great pickup. Blind Freddie could see he was broke.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Isn't watching a player achieve success at another team the definition of scouting?

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Lovebroker  
Two years ago

Except that season United won the title.


When you selectively quote, even you can make a case for United being winners.

Here let me help you....

Every season the United tries to buy a title but in the end Perth ends up hoisting the trophy


The guy said every season. Whilst he was obviously wrong, he is more right than wrong to the tune of 4 to 1.

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ME  
Two years ago

"Mccarron / Ili / short
Goulding / baba
Hopson / mcdaniel
Barlow / white / peatling
Local or Import / acuil"

NBL teams are really only 7-8 deep this year.

The following players are anus - Short, McDaniel, Peatling, Baba. Really only Ili, White and Acuil off the bench really deserving of a role at this level.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

How is baba anus?
Starting sg for Japan and just came from g league.
You have no clue.

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

Not sure I would be referring to one of Japan's best players, signed by an NBA team 12 months ago and played in the G-League last season as 'anus'.

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Perthworld  
Two years ago

Every season the United tries to buy a title but in the end Perth ends up hoisting the trophy

and it never gets old.

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ME  
Two years ago

"How is baba anus?
Starting sg for Japan and just came from g league.
You have no clue."


See how he goes in the NBL then... we will refer back to this comment then.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

@ME horrendous take. Assume you must be brand new to being a basketball fan

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NBL FAN  
Two years ago

they should have sign purchase over mcdaniel

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LV  
Two years ago

[The guy said every season. Whilst he was obviously wrong, he is more right than wrong to the tune of 4 to 1.]

Obviously Perth is the benchmark in the NBL. Sherlock told me that.

But several other teams spend big, not just United. Incision Perth too.

And United is the clear #2 boys in the NBL.

Title/runner up/screwed out of the semis by 2 pts against a bigger spending team. Over 3 years that record puts United as the clear number 2 in the Vickerman era.

Let's see if United can make a claim at Alpha Dog spot this year

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LV  
Two years ago

Including* Perth

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