Jack Toft
Earlier this year

ILL v PER Mar 7

Perth were pipped by the Bullets last game, and they hate losing as much as Philippe from Paddington loves Mardi Gras, and wasn't he gorjus last night!
Illawarra fell into a mid season slump, until Adelaide bedazzled them letting them get a win. Pre-season, the games were close, but regular season is when the gloves come off. It's 2 v 3 and it's hard to see either team rising too high over the other, but the one parading around after the game should be the Cats.

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Perth fan.  
Earlier this year

Perth to bounce back. By 6.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Illawarra by 1

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FSTOS  
Earlier this year

Cotton looked a bit banged up at the end of last game against the Bullets. His heavy workload and tight schedule maybe just taking the edge off his dominance. He is very durable though considering his relatively light frame, the attention he gets and the effort he puts in at both ends of the court. If he is not close to 100% it might just tip the balance toward the Hawks.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Attention? I thought he was just milking calls, the few he actually gets.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Let's solidify first place and the $150K after United's loss.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Bairstow starting :O

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

I like now United played in the matinee before the main event in their own city.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sam Froling is seven foot in heals opinion, nba bound, there will be no one left in nbl if believe these guys. Sam would 7'10" standing on his brother laying down, so 6’11” at best.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

To be able to measure him accurately

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cotton showing Adel who the real nba player is. Great steal and lay up at othe end.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How the fuck was Deng Adel ever considered to be an NBA prospect.

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Another Anon  
Earlier this year

Goorj challenges obvious charge...Gleeson says thanks for the free timeout, Perth come out and blow them away.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hawks haha pathetic wankers.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

After that disgraceful defensive performance against the bullets nice bounce back by Perth

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

I didn't even think our D was that bad. Bullets were just excellent, and rebounding numbers are always going to look worse when the other team is hitting everything they throw up. Perth did really well just to hang in that match.

Hawks have been insipid today.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Adele and Deng are like turn stiles defensively, coaches are working out how to stop Harvey and Jesup and while Ogilvy and Froling are having a go there ain't much else there.

. Mooney is the best 5 in the comp, Cotton is the best guard in the comp and Gleeson is equal or better than any coach in the comp. Gleeson gets players like Blanchfield better, Wagstaff always solid, Norton now playing great since he’s starting. Every one just does what is required.

Perth get an other import, shut the gate.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Amazing what happens every player that has underachieved elsewhere thrives once they play under Gleesons system in Perth.Blanchfield is next

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Btown  
Earlier this year

Every hawks possession seems to end in a low percentage look, their sets are terrible

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hawks have been pathetic. Goorj with a lot of problems.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Clear dribble after any contact, yet shooting

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Probably not in Goorj's best interests to argue that as 2 fouls. Would only mean no Jervis and more Mooney.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Can hawks get lucky and Adel ask for release to go back g league, they could save a bundle.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Who signed him? Goorjian or ownership?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hawks will always be a bunch of losers.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Adel paid more than 300K as a marquee. Might be the most overpaid player at this point in the history of the league. Just a streetballer who plays zero D. NBA player my ass.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Who cares who signed Adel he is a fraud.

Most of the hawks are imposters.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What happened to "Cotton stopper" ?
Him not being able to shoot hurts Illawarra offense and it's really starting to show in the NBL Cup

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

It would be interesting to see who royally f'ed up by signing him. It feels like something the n00b owners would do, continuing the trend of dud ownership there. I'd be shocked if Goorjian was fooled.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Gleesons the best coach in the league and it's not even close.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Adel paid more than 300K as a marquee. Might be the most overpaid player at this point in the history of the league.


Not even close.

David Andersen in his first year at United after being lured back from Europe was supposedly on $500K+. Import DJ Kennedy is his lone season at United was sais to be on $750K+ too.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perthworld having you always been a flog i have noticed most fans are.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sick burn anon.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Brutal.

RIP Perthworld.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Went to perth once everyone one had two heads.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Haha, English please.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth world you are a flog english enough for you.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ah, no.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's 550k, surely they would be better letting him go.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hoops is going to have a meltdown when Perth win the $150k

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Kb_24  
Earlier this year

Are you serious? 1.1m the salary cap of each team..u mean the rest 50k each..

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Marquee player doesn't count towards the cap. Still doubt it’s 550k though.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

There's also no salary cap, and the tax threshold is higher than 1.1M.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The gong has no secrets, it's $550.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

So if there are no secrets who exactly is to blame for being suckered in by the Adel myth - the ownership or Goorjian? One of the worst decisions in modern NBL history, somehow Ed Smith's BS is still bearing fruit.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Deng adel isn't an Ed Smith kid.

But it was well known in Vic after he played more than 2 seasons in the same age group that there were some question marks about his actual age.
Why you will find a lot of the guys who have question marks over age careers fall off a cliff or never take off as expected. Instead of coming into their prime , they are actually on the downward part.
Countless examples over the years, once college finishes, or even before that, get stagnant and the hype quickly disappears.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

That makes sense, thanks. Sounds like an east coast version of Thon Maker.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It makes no sense at all. He had a decent sophomore and junior year at college, bounced around the G League with decent output, is obviously struggling to adapt to the NBL, so the only logical conclusion is that because he allegedly lied about his age, he's actually over the hill and in the decline on his career? I've never heard so much rubbish in my life.

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Isaac  
Earlier this year

That age thing doesn't seem a likely explanation. Is it more so hype and acting on limited data? (e.g., Exum.) Or biting on the "played in NBA" info without a bit more due diligence? There have been a lot of solid prospects who didn't carry through for one reason or another - one dimensional, headless chicken, poor chemistry, etc. Plus it's possible he hasn't fit Goorjian's plans well?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

In the g league, certainly in the past it was all about scoring, no D, passing or team play, it's a lot easier to look good scoring at will on no defence. Re the age thing, it does make a bit sense but very hard to get a true gage if it’s true.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hawks are a team put together at the last minute due to the changing of ownership.

If they win about 50% of their games that will be a big achievement for the year.

The small market clubs like the Hawks and Cairns will struggle at stages due to the lack of population in those areas.

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