GordonG
Last month

Taipans Statement on Cameron Oliver

The CQUniversity Cairns Taipans have waived Cameron Oliver for the remainder of the season on compassionate grounds, to enable him to return home to the United States for family reasons.

Oliver's wife is currently expecting their third child, and due to complications with the pregnancy, he has had to urgently leave to provide support to his young family.

Oliver remains on his two-year contract with the club and will return to the Taipans for the 2021-22 NBL season, expected to begin in October.

In a message to Taipans fans, Oliver opened up about his reasons for leaving and thanked the club and his teammates for their understanding:

"My wife is going through some health complications with the pregnancy. I’m left with no choice but to go back home and help my family through these crucial times, probably the next two, three months - until she actually delivers the baby.

“I talked to the team about it, the front office, and the staff. Everyone supports me putting my family first. I hate to leave my guys during this tough situation, it’s a real challenge for me. It’s something I have to do right now."

Taipans President Troy Stone said that Oliver has the club’s full support and agreed with this decision:

“We completely understand why Cam has to return home and really sympathise with their situation. It’s hard for him to leave during the season and we know our fans will be disappointed, but of course, family comes first, and we can all relate to that.

“We hope that everything goes as smoothly as possible for Cam and Alecia over the next few months, and we can’t wait for them to return to Cairns next season with King, Ka’Mera and their new addition.”

Taipans HQ wish the very best for the Oliver family and will be thinking of them during this difficult time.

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LV  
Last month

Tough situation.

All the best to Space Cam for a safe remaining pregnancy and delivery.

Leaves the Taipans looking odds on for the wooden spoon.

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Perth fan.  
Last month

Family first . Wish him and his wife all the best.

Tough for Cairns. Would they bother getting a replacement import or find another local.

They're spoon bound unfortunately.

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Oh No  
Last month

Could Magnay be an option?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Magnay is staying in usa

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Lovebroker  
Last month

I feel sorry for Oliver that he has to endure the Taipans for another year.

Wish him and his wife all the best.

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Anonymous  
Last month

He has been at his entertaining best this season, love his game. Good luck to him and family. It can't be easy being away from loved ones for long periods.

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RobT  
Last month

If they do replace Oliver, it could help setting up their 3rd import for 2021/22.

Any-one for Newbill?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Fair call on both team and Cam in this scenario.

Olgun reporting Venky as a replacement.

https://mobile.twitter.com/OlgunUluc/status/1383645778829217792

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Anonymous  
Last month

If it's jois he’s been cut by his Serbian side that’s running last, surely they can do better than that. Oh my.

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Perthworld  
Last month

They clearly don't have the money.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Interested to seewhat jois can do.

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Perth fan.  
Last month

Oliver out Jois in.
Yikes..

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Anonymous  
Last month

Nice excuse to escape the losing Taipans campaign under Kelly.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why would a financially struggling club bring in a top dollar replacement when they're nowhere near the playoff hunt? Never going to find like for like talent already in country, best to find someone that can come in and help and pump minutes into young guys to see what they have.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Fair call family first in these situations

Cairns will be lucky to win another game now.

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Anonymous  
Last month

You would be better try a young player than rehashing jois, that's not the move of a club looking forward to next season as they are not playing finals.

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Bolt  
Last month

Hyrum Harris is better than Jois for mine. Got to see him up close last year with Illawarra and he's a beast. Much better scorer and facilitator.

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Anonymous  
Last month

were is plumlee

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Perth fan.  
Last month

*where

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Anonymous  
Last month

Maybe there were some issues earlier in the year that were contributing to Oliver looking a bit lost on court, couldn't have been easy and I hope things go well for him and his family moving forward.

Where does that leave the Cairns front court? Another tough game coming up for them against a resurgent Breakers who played Loe at the 4 against Brisbane and Delany has been strong too. Could get ugly.

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Zodiac  
Last month

What's going on with Harris, they signed him during the NBL Cup and I still don't think he's played for them yet?

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sharod  
Last month

I really hope to see more court time for Harris and Hunt. They both have the potential to be a good NBL player. Both forwards have range and they played well in the NZ NBL this past season.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Venky in.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Venky out.

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proud  
Last month

I'd love to see Oliver return with his family later in the year and absolutely tears the league apart as we will all be entertained.

Good luck to Cam and family

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Venky out" Wrong. That is all.

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GordonG  
Earlier this week

SpaceCam has signed a 10 day contract with Houston Rockets, per Aussie Hoopla.

Four games only, but who knows where it could lead?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

He was not coming back, imo it was the only way to get out.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this week

Did Taipans get a buyout? At least they didn't hit up Cam for some cash - it seems in this game you either have to play your club or otherwise be played. I wish the rules were more clear so this type of stuff wasn't necessary.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this week

Shady again.

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