Jack Toft
Two months ago

Adelaide v Sydney Jan 30

Sydney are ravaged by injuries at the moment. If you're a keen basketballer going to this game, may I suggest packing your boots just in case the announcement comes over the PA "attention all fans, due to another Kings injury during warmup, is there anyone who wants a game?" if you can catch a ball you might be in luck. Adam Forde might even ask Connor Henry if one of the DP's would mind wearing a Kings jersey. Has any NBL team ever forfeited a game because of lack of players? Perhaps watch out for the AEC curry just in case...."substitution Kings... and he has gone straight down the race"

Adelaide starting to come good and home court games have seem them 3 and 2. Humphries is owning the key and he is what the Sixers have been missing for some time. A presence around the key. I presume Connor Henry signs him in and out of his cage on game nights and periodically pushes a wildebeest carcass for him to feed on during the week. He has been slapping away balls like a volleyball spiker. Not surprisingly he is #1 blocker in league.

You would think I would make a tip, but my tips have been the Kiss of Death so I won't tip Adelaide...

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KET  
Two months ago

It's not you Jack, NBL is a league of surprises

With that in mind, Kings by 6

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KET  
Two months ago

" Has any NBL team ever forfeited a game because of lack of players?"

Reminds me of Portland, even their coaches were out due to injury incurred in practice as they needed to fill in due to lack of players through injury....

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KET  
Two months ago

Blast from the past moment (2009)
"PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan ruptured his right Achilles tendon during practice Friday and will need surgery.

McMillan will coach Saturday night's game against Houston, but he will miss next week's four-game road trip.

The Blazers say McMillan will have surgery on Monday.

Assistant coach Dean Demopoulos will take McMillan's place starting Monday in New York"

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Kings will compete and if they can stay out foul trouble put up a good display, they can't win though. Humphries will make Martin work around the basket wishing he’d be back in the g league.

Adelaide by 9.

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Zodiac  
Two months ago

LV, that happened in the NBL in 2011 when Matt Flinn then an assistant coach had to play in a game for the Hawks due to having so many out, coming out of retirement after 16 years.

Cooks, Louzada, Kickert, Glover all out for the Kings which probably means the Sixers will find a way to lose but I think they'll just get over the line.

Sixers by 3

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I would be surprised if Adelaide didn't win this game.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Adelaide easily. Kings are a mess.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Kings a mess? Lost two games by 1 point and 3 points?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Kings are just favourites $1.85 Vs Adel $190.

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Zodiac  
Two months ago

No way should Kings be favourites tonight.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Kings have no chance. Sixers are the real deal believer

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

40 - 29 enough said... Sixers are seriously impressive.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

It'll be 70, coach Forde looking out of his depth, most players gone backwards. Martin can’t defend a bar stool. The subbing is ridiculous.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

It'll be 70, coach Forde looking out of his depth, most players gone backwards. Martin can’t defend a bar stool. The subbing is ridiculous.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Nice effort by both 17 yos Galloway and woodhill

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Kings coaches think it's under 10 , they are sharing the time.

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Krusher25  
Two months ago

Totally agree. Coach Forde really has no clue. Refs are taking a couple of minutes to review a decision, and the play Forde comes up with with 6 seconds left is inbounds to Casper so he can try to go one on one for an off balance 3? Really?

Forde is a coach that depends on superstar players to bail him out of his pathetic coaching performance. Unfortunately for him, his stars cant shoot. Heal hit the nail on the head, why weren't Martin and DJ getting the ball more? The plays were set up for that pathetic excuse for a centre Hunter.

If Weaver had this team, we would be in such a different position. Surely Paul Smith wont stand for this for too much longer.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

So if there is no Covid in Adelaide / SA why are there many in the crowd and bench wearing masks PLUS the bench have "protective screens? #Weird

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Krusher25  
Two months ago

DJ: 12 points in 7 minutes in the first quarter

Forde: "Right thats enough, get on the bench"

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Krusher25  
Two months ago

Jarrell: i like iso step backs mid range and driving from the wing.

Forde: "Let's get Hunter more touches and postups"

Turnover

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sixtiesrockstar  
Two months ago

All Covid rules are wierd and even stupider with no cases but huge sums of taxpayer money being spent on testing.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Sydney are a joke.big hype no game no heart no nothing .... bring back razorbacks

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Krusher25  
Two months ago

Its not that they have no heart, it is that they dont know what they are doing....that is all on Forde.

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Knowall  
Two months ago

Miller consistently getting away from breaking line on free throws. First noticed when he got away with the offensive rebound against Cairns.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Typically Karen's on here complaining that they have screens at the scorers bench and some people choose to wear masks. Booohoo, have u seen how f’ed up the rest of the world is with no crowds and no sports.?

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Knowall  
Two months ago

Moller

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Three point advantage vs. this depleted Kings side? How ordinary.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Alright well now it's eight.

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Krusher25  
Two months ago

Casper is DONE! Glory days are far behind him. This Kings team needs to clean house next year.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Ahhh playing with the big boys now ... double header ... double digit lose double trouble ....

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Krusher25  
Two months ago

51 points in 3 quarters. 51!!!??

Cant beat too many teams scoring like that.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Some retard said "Sydney are a joke.big hype no game no heart no nothing .... bring back razorbacks" Are you serious we don't need a crowd of 900 at an NBL game.

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Krusher25  
Two months ago

Forde just said it best just then, "I don't know what to tell you!" Thanks coach!

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

but he has tatts and a cool jacket.

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Krusher25  
Two months ago

Its almost enough to become a Perth supporter.....almost

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Truth Seeker  
Two months ago

Giddey is thr most overrated Aussie prospect perhaps ever.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

^^ bad take

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Krusher25  
Two months ago

Thats game....willing to see this on Freezing Cold Takes.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

"Giddey is thr most overrated Aussie prospect perhaps ever."

Keep seeking, you haven't found it yet mate.

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Krusher25  
Two months ago

If he said Casper I probably would have left him alone.

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Krusher25  
Two months ago

Bad Coach....thats it.....thats all.....onto next year when we clean house.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Thanks Krusher25 for your inciteful 12 posts. Tell us about your NBL credentials. If not please STFU.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

What's with Forde's tats, is he a bikie?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

It's been annoying me for ages. Why do the refs have to tell a basketball player to "watch the line" Pretty obvious to me and they really don't need to tell any player that. Just do your job if possible please.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Its a FIBA directive

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

It's a wank. DUH, don't step over the line. Idiocy at it's best.

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Krusher25  
Two months ago

Hey Anonymous, where were you when Dwayne McClain Kenny McClary, Mark Dalton and Dean Uthoff were the iron wall of the NBL? Are you even a Kings supporter?

Is my venting annoying you? Gotta be passionate about your team or spend your life trying to make yourself feel better by meaningless, throw away comments.

NBL credentials? Ask Skip Bayless about how stupid your comment is.

Love your team and fight for something. Youll be happier.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Kings pick and roll offence is woeful, they actually played reasonable defence. Adelaide I cannot see missing finals, and I think that Forde will take time to settle in, just like all other first year coaches. He certainly has not yet. Weaver had a lot more team offence going.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

"Hey Anonymous, where were you when Dwayne McClain Kenny McClary, Mark Dalton and Dean Uthoff were the iron wall of the NBL? Are you even a Kings supporter?"

Yep I was there. Every TRAINING and game. So fuck off with your shit. You have no idea how passionate a supporter of the KINGS I am.
They were totally undermanned and kept on trying. Lost by a few yet they tried til the end. Go back under your rock and never resurface.
Adelaide have had 6 games in a row at home and really aren't that good.

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Krusher25  
Two months ago

Hey idiot anonymous, did I bag the players as a group? Im not the one who said they didnt play with heart! Can you read? Over my 50 posts I clearly said it all falls back on poor coaching. This guy is as good as Ian Robilliard when he coached and we all know he only ran one motion set.

If youre a passionate Kings supporter why want me to talk? If you dont agree thats one thing but to tell me to shutup?

Your debating skills are for the masses.

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Krusher25  
Two months ago

"Kings pick and roll offence is woeful, they actually played reasonable defence. Adelaide I cannot see missing finals, and I think that Forde will take time to settle in, just like all other first year coaches. He certainly has not yet. Weaver had a lot more team offence going."

Completely agree. Good take.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Forde did quite well with the tools that he had. Basically an NBL1 team.

Sixers should be worried that they couldn't smack such a small and depleted line up. Letting a rookie go for 28 says enough about the D

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Krusher25  
Two months ago

Oh great argument. You got me there you intellectual powerhouse you.....hey I thunk im getting the hang of this sarcasm thing!

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Isaac  
Two months ago

Humphries earning his money these last few games!

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

"Over my 50 posts" Man you have half of those number of posts. Have the drugs worn off? Your first topic was bagging the Coaching of Forde. The rest of this thread is the same. Tell us what credentials you have in regard to coaching and NBL side. Until then STFU. I have been to more Kings games and training sessions than you have had hot dinners.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Who is Skip Bayless?

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Krusher25  
Two months ago

Filthy casual

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Dave Q  
Two months ago

Is Casper done? The guy was absolutely mighty for MU... but really hasn't done anything in a Kings jersey. Indeed, for the last 18 months his shooting has been woeful given his useage.

He is supposed to be the answer to Bryce Cotton, but right now he isnt even the answer to an 18yo Josh Giddey.

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Shano76  
Two months ago

A wins a win, nothing special really. Isaac continues to impress. Sloan, not so much. Hit another buzzer beater. Seems the only shot he can consistently make. Real worry when he drives, no lift or burst of speed to help him finish. Dech has been impressive on d.
Sixers got the win as they should have. Big test when they hit the road

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Kings offence today was to shit.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Krushner or whatever the eff his username is has a major b*ner for Forde and can't see past it. He's a first year coach, get off his a** about it. Just like players, coaches also need time to settle in. The Kings lineup is very depleted and will take time to adjust.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Adelaide played 8 players, and 6 games, kings played 10 players and 4 game and Forde say his players tired, oh please. There subbing is nonsensical.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Sydney have been on the road for over a month, they would be exhausted. Adelaide haven't left Adelaide. It’s not a level playing field right now for Kings, Breakers & Phoenix

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bretts the man  
Two months ago

Overall this game wasn't to the standard we have been seeing this season and Sixers should have won much more easily against a injury depleted team that didn't give up.
Apart from Humphries both on D and offence and Dech on D and maybe Crockers start not a lot to get excited about from 36 ers.
Though Humphries seems to lose a bit of impact in 2nd halves.
Sloan again was embarrassing and Giddey apart from couple of highlights struggled.


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Master Chief  
Two months ago

These games you're expected to win can be tricky. Just got to get the job done at the end of the day.

Adelaide didn't look like they were prepared for the trapping and pressing at the end so there's something to learn from and you'd expect they'd handle that better next time.

Dech was a really smart signing and very underrated I still think.

Adelaide only using 8 players with McVeigh and Pinder being two of them. I think they're doing well.

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KET  
Two months ago

Adelaide have played a fair few games in a small period of time, that has a fatiguing aspect as well. Most teams will need to be good at adjusting given the covid nature of the fixture.

36ers want to get the wins while at home, it will be extremely tough playing 6,7,8 away games in a row.

Sloan isn't up to it. A better import would make a world of difference considering how well DJ/IH/JG are doing offensively, Dech/IH defensively. I’m beginning to like Crockers spark.

Sadly, if we had Randle and made him able to dribble less and move the ball more, 36ers would be looking very strong offensively - didn’t think I’d consider wanting him back!

No place for Mudronja, or even Dillon really tbh.

Definitely missing that gritty clean up defensive big!

Giddey struggled against the full court pressure - however I’m glad Henry showed faith and kept him in for most of that pressure time. Good development and Giddey isn’t stupid, so he will learn from it

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Sixers look ready for a very good season, hats off to JVG, put a nice group together and coaches, inspired and brave pick on Humphries who has beaten all expectations. Dech also been a great choice and coach knows how to use him. Should make finals.

Sydney look like they are playing hard for Forde but there doesn't seem much of a system. It’s hard for first year coaches, certainly when you have come from two different styles, Gleeson and Weaver. There defence got better but offensively it’s a shambles and I’m not sold on Martin yet at either end. DJ has been a highlight, still gets beaten on one and one D to often. Probably in bottom 3. All injuries are not good it’s the loss of Bogut that’s the biggest problem.

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robt  
Two months ago

By my reckoning, if Sydney have 4 injuries out of 11 rostered players, that leaves them with 7 rostered and (up to) 4 injury replacements, at best. I know that injuries are "part of the game" but 3 starters and a solid bench performer, at once, is hard to take. Add to this condensed game schedules, meaning additional tiredness issue and, of course, the risk of further injuries as a result. All away from home.

When the originals are all healthy you will have a Sydney, mid-season, who are learning to play together as a regular rostered. Meanwhile, everyone else is ramping right up, fighting for ladder positions. I feel as though the Kings will be contesting the spoon this season, and largely, at that end of the season, mostly at home.

Not a Sydney fan but can't help feeling for them.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Exactly robt, they are having a tough run early. Get Cooks, Louzada and Kickert back into that team and it looks very different.

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Master Chief  
Two months ago

robt, agreed. They just have to battle through it for now.

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Zodiac  
Two months ago

I wouldn't be expecting to get much out of Cooks this season he's expected to miss at least the first half of the season.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Kings have been on the road since Christmas day.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

We did not get a lot out Cooks last season. Bogut on one leg is the big loss and Tate at the offensive end is a loss.

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RJ  
Two months ago

Yeah nah.. sure they have injuries but Forde is a bum coach

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Forde in one time out if my ears heard right, I'm not certain what to tell you. Now that’s a bit of a worry.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Hey, at least he was being honest!

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Listen to what he said, as in I don't know what to tell you as it’s the same thing. As in the shot selection I assume. You guys are looking for anything

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Loss by 1, 3 and 5 and he's a bum coach? They get two out of their 4 players back and they’ll start winning again

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KET  
Two months ago

I'm a fan - like most - of watching full teams play each other, and hope that all teams are competitively placed talent wise.

Kings with their absences sucks for kings fans and NBL fans alike.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

What is the go with Mudronja?
Why can't he get on the court?
The Sturt hype machine was in overdrive about this guy as a junior, is he just not that good? Coach doesn’t like him? Ran his mouth too much in the whole Joey Wright thing?
There must be a reason he’s played 4mins this season.
Sixers are basically playing a man down.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I'd be more concerned about the stud Ex NBA import giving 9/2/3 in 26 minutes a game and needing to call for his own sub after 6 minutes because he can’t last

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sixtiesrockstar  
Two months ago

Sixers were really in control of this game, should have put their foot on the kings throat when up by 17 early in the 4th. The change to full court D changed the momentum and refs put whistle away. Sixers should have engaged with it and attacked the rim, instead they went down the take time off the clock route. When they got the ball into front court Sixers turned down multiple options to attack the bucket and score to keep the margin above 10pts.

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Master Chief  
Two months ago

I think it's a mistake to promise a DP a full time position after that one year. I realise the argument is about locking up young talent, but I'm not convinced it's necessary in order to do so. Plus Adelaide were already so guard heavy and that's after getting out of the White contract. Didn't leave much flexibility for Henry to work with.

Mudronja looks talented and I like he's a local,but it's pretty hard to know exactly what his role is behind Giddey, Sloan, Dech and Dillon. He might just not be up to it yet.

The bench will be the issue moving forward.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Giddey could be gone next season and his chance might happen. Coach playing short bench to make sure of wins. While he's probably disappointed patience might reward him. His bit of game time he’s had has been reasonable.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

307 yes the good old Sturt hype machine...outside of Maher Forman and Williams who has actually achieved anything significant?
Although Issac White looks like a player..maybe the 36s should try and trade Mudronja to the Hawks and get White back in Adelaide?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Remember the bench can only be paid a limited amount so Mudronja would be part of that rationale

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Zodiac  
Two months ago

Plus Mudronja is the only local player on the team which is something to dangle in front of members, sponsors etc. so his 'value' goes beyond his actual on court production. I even saw an interview with him on SBS Courtside this morning before the NBA game.

Isaac White is an interesting one I'm not up with the state league but when the Hawks signed him a few on here said he's not even NBL standard that he struggles in the state league when he comes back each year from his college yet he's looked quite solid so far hopefully not another local product the 36ers let get away from them like Ingles, Newley, Madgen.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Issac White plays hard and doesn't say much...the opposite of Mudronja.
Know who I’d prefer at the 36s.
Mudronja had a fair bit to say after Joey Wright was sacked, don’t think the club was too impressed and he is paying the price. Perhaps focus on getting some minutes before running your mouth.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

320, Jacob Rigoni is currently smashing records for his school in the Division 1 NCAA and Lat Mayen is starting 5 for his school Nebraska who play in the Big 10.

Rigoni is set to play in the NBL and I'd suggest that if Mayen does not become a lottery pick over the next couple years will be in the NBL too.

Rasmussen will embark on his Division collegiate career this year. Still needs to prove self but another Sturtie on NBL radars I'm sure.

Valid point but between Rags, White, Mud, Mayen, Rasmussen they've done alright in the past couple yrs at "producing" the talent. Not sure there is much lgit talent coming through the club now though, that focus seems to have shifted to the Rockets and a little to Southern on the boy's side.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Oh and I'd throw Griscti in there as a "smokie" with Rasmussen too. Trained with the 36ers last season and I'm hearing is set to go D1 NCAA too.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Probably you should also mention Brad Hill, Corey Maynard, Jacob Holmes too.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Rigoni struggles with the athleticism and physicality. Will be guard size at NBL level but has PF quickness.

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Sixers  
Two months ago

"Mudronja had a fair bit to say after Joey Wright was sacked"

Nothing wrong with what he said.

"don't think the club was too impressed and he is paying the price."

That is nothing to do with him not playing minutes. Nice try anyway

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KET  
Two months ago

"Rigoni struggles with the athleticism and physicality. Will be guard size at NBL level but has PF quickness."

He has deceptive pace actually.

Look at him more of an Ingles type player - he's got a high bball IQ and can knock down the three in a way none of the 36ers can at the moment

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

"Nothing wrong with what he said" ??
Yes everyone loves a DP who has been at the club for 5minutes giving an opinion no one asked for.
Doesn't need to speak, needs to perform.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Mudronja was defending himself and calling out the backstabbing Kevin White was partaking in

Tells me he is team first

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Anonnona  
Two months ago

Was issue in QLD too that Muddy and couple others hooked with.. surely he not paying the price for speaking up ....

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Anonymous  
Last month

Character would be a big thing in Henry's teams. Maybe look there....

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Anonymous  
Last month

Problem with most of the juniors coming through Sturt is they are pumped up, prance around, told how good they are, going to college, going pro, are superior players and they believe it.
Then in the seniors when it gets hard and none of that crap matters, they struggle and get found out.
Maybe Mudronja is a good example of this?

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Anonymous  
Last month

ha ha if you think henry is about character ...enough off court issues already with these new guys

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