Curtley
Earlier this year

Kai Sotto to 36ers

This is great news for the NBL IMO

http://aussiehoopla.com/adelaide-36ers-sign-fillipino-nba-prospect-kai-sotto/?fbclid=IwAR0JURtr-cgMAdLoU3E8U9HuGGteIXwOiW2DvVcsfoEO4lm2gzhhmbgBP5U

- Good for Phillipines/Australia basketball relations,
- Good for NBL's standing in Asia region as stepping stone to NBA,
- Good for Australian Filipino community

Would the 36ers hold onto DJ and Humphries with this signing?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Adelaide doesn't have a huge Filipino community - Sydney on the other hand has approximately 150,000.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

He's a backup c behind those guys.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Love this.

Great skill and coordination for a 7'2 guy. Very soft and needs to improve physically though.

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NBL MAN  
Earlier this year

Does Humprhries even have a contract for next year ( summer league maybe) g league

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sell 200,000 Sixers jerseys easy

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Excellent signing. 7ft 2, we going back to huge centers again? Iverson shows the advantage the big boys have in the key if opposition center isn't going to shoot.

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Sotto Fan  
Earlier this year

Adelaide has a very big Filo community. Welcome Kai, can't wait to watch him in action

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I can't see this as anything other than a win, win for Adelaide and the league. What’s there to lose, you can’t teach height and at 7’ 2" that’s tall even in nba standards. If it doesn’t work so what, nothing ventured nothing gained.

Well done Sixers, let’s see where this lands, could be a good buy out price if goes to nba.

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Perth fan.  
Earlier this year

Congrats Adelaide on this move.
Able to do it as an Asian exception and help develop Sotto.
Two years begin next season with an option for a third.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Are people going to put any respect on JVG name for a signing like this???

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's a cash grab, every team was interested.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Keep Brandon Paul & Humphires for next season. Sotto back up big to Humphgries & DJ. Get a gun import point (team first) to replace Giddey & that's a top 4 finish.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

How do u know every team was interested? I'm sure if a Melbourne team was interested there is a better chance of him going there then Adelaide?

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Perth fan.  
Earlier this year

2021/22

Import
Dech
Paul or new import.
DJ
Humphries

Mudronja
?
McVeigh?
Pinder ?
Sotto.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Harris sg?

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Impressive move by Adelaide

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Promo signing for Asian interest. If he develops will be gone in an instant and Sixers will get bugger all out of it.

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Btown  
Earlier this year

Kid looks legit but being 18 will be interesting to see how he adapts.
Can shoot, has some handles too, just need to see what he's got in the paint.

college would have been his best path imo but he can't qualify for D1 now. Wouldn't be surprised if he gets picked up after summer league and stashed in Adelaide for a year or 2 before call up.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Kid can't play and will add nothing to the 36er's

Its disappointing the NBL try and sell themselves to the perceived highest bidder or grab at cash in the short term rathe than building an Australian Product with Australian kids.

No wonder nobody watches

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Very shrewd signing by JVG, he's starting to turn around my thoughts of him with the signings of this kid, Giddey, Humphries and even Dech. Pinder seems to be starting to find his footing.

I assume we had to give the kid a 3 year deal to lock him up now even though he won't be joining the team until next season. 18 years old, 7'2" the kid could be anything just hopefully not another Sam Harris who couldn't get on the floor with us.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Nbl need a Korean prospect next and that young Japanese guard prospect.

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Perth fan.  
Earlier this year

For those obsessed with only south Australian talent.
How many 18/19yo 7 footers are able to step into a roster spot.

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Btown  
Earlier this year

@866

Adelaide have 34k following on Instagram

Sotto alone has 252k. More than every club and 100k more than the official nbl page.

It's a new age for exposure, Adelaide and the nbl have a lot to gain if they can play it right. Philippines is basketball mad.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No doubt following United's lead on Baba. So no, not revolutionary, but the marketing department will love it.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Derrick michael indonesia maybe

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

400,000 posts on all platforms in 2hrs

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Sixers  
Earlier this year

"Sam Harris who couldn't get on the floor with us"

Only reason he couldn't get on the court was because Clarke is a shit coach

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Import
Dech
Paul or new import.
DJ
Humphries

Mudronja
Harris ?
McVeigh?
Pinder ?
Sotto

Guard ?
Hulland

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How much does NBL.TV cost outside of Australia? Is that the only way the Phillipines fans would be able to watch each game?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

#869. Lol, go back to your cave, you will be safer there.

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Bolt  
Earlier this year

He couldn't go to Sydney.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Nice work, 6ers

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Great move 36ers for On and Off the court.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yea starting to build a nice team

Assuming only 2 imports and we can have 11 guys with the asian player being an additional player much like next stars are

My team trying to be realistic with budgets and who is available

Roberson
Dech
Newbill
DJ
Humphries

Mudronja
Isaac White or Sam McDaniel
McVeigh
Pinder
Vodanovich or Ogilvy

Sotto

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

As if the nbl didn't have enough on their plate when it came to the decals!!!

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AndrewB  
Earlier this year

Massive work by JVG and Grant Kelley. The club is heading in an amazing direction. This is win both on and off the court and the 36ers are going to be seen as the club of choice. The AEC will be a full house next season. All we have to do is confiscate Josh Giddey's passport!!!!

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

This will increase social media clicks but not wins.

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AndrewB  
Earlier this year

Hey Anonymous

You're kidding writing this sort of crap aren't you?

Anonymous
A couple of hours ago

Kid can't play and will add nothing to the 36er's

Its disappointing the NBL try and sell themselves to the perceived highest bidder or grab at cash in the short term rathe than building an Australian Product with Australian kids.

No wonder nobody watches

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ME  
Earlier this year

"Its disappointing the NBL try and sell themselves to the perceived highest bidder or grab at cash in the short term rathe than building an Australian Product with Australian kids.

No wonder nobody watches"

You cant see the Australian kids out there? LOL. How dumb is this comment!?!


"
Adelaide have 34k following on Instagram

Sotto alone has 252k. More than every club and 100k more than the official nbl page.

It's a new age for exposure, Adelaide and the nbl have a lot to gain if they can play it right. Philippines is basketball mad."

^^^^ This. It's LaMelo on a smaller scale.



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As for what this kid will bring on court, well.. he's an 18 year old kid. I think we've been spoiled lately with the LaMelos and Giddeys of the world. But he's extremely tall, long, and very mobile. If he puts some size on his frame he has every chance to develop into something. SIZE DOES NOT GROW ON TREES!

It's a good signing. I've seen far less promising prospects come over without so much as an eye bat from anyone. I don't know why people are counting this kid out already.

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Aussie  
Earlier this year

400,000 posts on all platforms in 2hrs

Can I ask where you got this information from? (I don't doubt you, just curious)


How much does NBL.TV cost outside of Australia? Is that the only way the Phillipines fans would be able to watch each game?

Great question

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Love this move for Adelaide.

The boy will need to get stronger but appears quite skilled.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The Philippines is a nation of over 100 million and I understand their favourite sport is basketball. This could be good for increasing interest in the NBL.

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Perth fan.  
Earlier this year

Needs to play before we armchair critics can judge.

Would give more than old man Jervis and more than Hulland or Purchase.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Boxing and basketball are Philippines favourite sports, this is fantastic news.

He will have to get stronger, he's 18 but he’s going to be hard to stop above the ring already.

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Aussie  
Earlier this year



As for what this kid will bring on court, well.. he's an 18 year old kid. I think we've been spoiled lately with the LaMelos and Giddeys of the world. But he's extremely tall, long, and very mobile. If he puts some size on his frame he has every chance to develop into something. SIZE DOES NOT GROW ON TREES!

^ Spot on and it's not just his size that is intriguing. He is very skilled for his age

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtjHnZyAAOM

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

The only thing JvG seems to be good at so far with the Sixers is signing 18 year olds, which doesn't absolve him from all the bad recruiting choices he has made.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

He is no better than pinder. But I do like how they are pushing for Asian players in the NBL. It can only grow the league as a whole. Kid will be lucky to get spot minutes, basically will be another Terry li but over 7ft tall.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

is he classed as a ns

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Srp local

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's a good thing the NBL is going after some of the better Asian players. It creates exposure, some hype, maybe some sponsorship $. There are also some good Asian players, like Baba, that may make more $ in Asia, but will never become the best they can be, including the NBA. I think the NBL has proven its a legit path to the NBA now and if we can attract 2-3 good Asian players - Baba types at least, not the bloke that warmed the bench in Brisbane - it will be good for everyone. There are not many Aussie or Kiwi kids who can do some of the stuff Baba pulls off.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoNJqarrPsE

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Shano76  
Earlier this year

Has anything been said about the timing of next season? Will it be October as usual with a very short gap or more of the same with a Jan start? Not sure they want to compete against AFL etc long term again.
Was hoping they go back to 3 imports again too. Guess wait and see.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

It's planned for October.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I was about to say tfg KR isn't involved in this thread. Opps.

"What's there to lose, you can’t teach height and at 7’ 2" that’s tall even in nba standards." So how good is 7'2" if he's not in the NBA now?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

JVG and Kelley high giving each other now, but wait until he ends up playing like Pinder and they'll be distancing themselves again.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

JVG and Kelley!!! How embarrassing is it when jvg blows wind up Kelley's ass just to keep his job anfyet delivering two non finals seasons !

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

I was about to say tfg KR isn't involved in this thread. Opps.

"What's there to lose, you can't teach height and at 7’ 2" that’s tall even in nba standards." So how good is 7'2" if he's not in the NBA now?
Yeah, shame on me for contributing facts to the thread instead of just whining about other posters.

Let's ruin the thread some more, this is fun: He's not eligible for the NBA draft until 2022.

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ME  
Earlier this year

"There are not many Aussie or Kiwi kids who can do some of the stuff Baba pulls off."

Yeah, that's exactly it. Some posters are like "Waaah, but muh Australian talent!" Let's be real, 99.9 percent of the Aussie kids at the end of NBL benches aren't going to turn into anything. That's the hard and fast truth of it. And while you still have guys like Brendan Teys putting on a jersey you easily have the space to throw in some genuinely talented prospects from elsewhere without impacting "muh Australian talent" too harshly.

The NBL is an entertainment product with a secondary obligation to developing Australian talent. Part of developing Australian talent is by bringing about the conditions whereby Australian players have to improve. Part of bringing about those conditions is bringing in foreign players that improve the level of the competition. And even if bringing in Sotto doesn't directly improve the competition, bringing in guys who genuine NBA prospects mean other top-line guys will come here, which improves the level of competition, and by extension, improves Australian players.

But no... let's just have an "Australian product" without imports and bore ourselves to death with that, shall we?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Stick with your Doctoring KR.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Baba's quickness has definitely made the elite guards like Cotton and Webster uncomfortable at times. His finishing at the rim in transition is often NBA quality. At training I'm sure he has pushed Ili and Short. Ili and Short will then get better and push other players in domestic leagues. Those local juniors then get better. There is definitely a place for Next Stars and Asia / Oceania locals like Baba and Tai Wesley provided they are at a level that they can contribute.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Teys and Kevin White still rotation players. That would suggest there's room for some international players

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Creekworld  
Earlier this year

Trist, Venky Jois, Jervis, Lo Buluk , Dillon, Mudronja, J Bairstow all collecting money as pro ballers.

Give me Sotto instead.

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ME  
Earlier this year

Sotto has already made a mark in the NBL. Check out all the NBL pages right now, Philos EVERYWHERE. They're annoying as hell, and completely deluded about their place in world basketball, but they're eyeballs and potential revenue all the same.

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KET  
Earlier this year

Remember Boomers v Philippines fight lol

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

I remember Carl the dumb deluded Filo gracing us with his presence after the infamous brawl. Hopefully they stick to social media rather than this forum.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I kind of miss that Carl guy. It was the first time ever people were arguing with someone annoying not called koberulz or LV.

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Carl  
Earlier this year

still here on a nightswatch. hahaha. The F I'm not even a Fili. Chill down mate. love carl. :)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So if it's a long term contract, there isn't and NBA out clause in there?

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KET  
Earlier this year

Do you think Philippines will ever be good enough to progress beyond thuggery to playing actual basketball Carl?

While Boomers were smacking them metaphorically via the scoreboard as most countries would, they decided to get into actually physically smacking opposition!

Many of us have dreamed to do that to Goulding, nobody expected it to actually happen....

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

All standard Australian contracts have nba out clause, normally with a reasonable amount going to the club the player is with. If Sotto ends up going to nba early, Sixers should get a reasonable pay out.

Filipinos are extremely nice people as a whole, let's not pidgin hole all all filos because of one nasty incident a few years back. I’m hoping this bloke ends up a star.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Didn't an Aussie bloke start that fight?

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Carl  
Earlier this year

KET I actually the only chance they can be a decent basketball country is for the Hagop rule to relax so they can farm all the fil-am guys and play for them. Other than it will take them 10 more years to be competitive against australia.

As for australia smacking I don't give sh1t since the only real deal in in Asia is Japan as of now. Smashing Filo in basketball is like smashing australia in soccer by euro and south american team.

Idk about goulding I don’t hate the guy he’s a flapper he do dirty work for the team if you’re familiar with american basketball he’s like greyson allen, bruce bowen type of player. What is alarming is Kickhurt the son of B doesn’t matter if it’s filo or not he doesn’t need to sucker punch someone like that. Even in NFL it’s below the belt.

-Carl

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

When have they ever signed a player mid season for the next season & his jersey is already for sale ?

C'mon NBL don’t make it any more obvious of using the kid for more clout & money grab before he evens step foot in Aussie land

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rjd  
Earlier this year

"How much does NBL.TV cost outside of Australia?"

Why not just watch for free via Twitch? Better streaming video interface, too.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Can see Sotto being a taller version of DJ, and with that frame, probably a worse defender which is scary. Hopefully the coaching staff have spoken to his handlers and it will be a development season and try and pack on some weight and strength. Read that he models his game after Pau Gasol so that sounds interesting. If he can play around 15-20 minutes and provide some scoring and weakside blocks I'm sure NBA teams will pick him as a prospect, especially if he can hit 3s.
But what is the club trying to do in building team with just really odd picks that don't seem to mesh together. Been critical of Henry, but would be hard trying to sort out a jigsaw of ill fitting pieces. Kudos for the Sotto and Giddey signings and if Humphries hadn't been injured, that was another good signing but paid a lot to get him. It nearly seems like they are patting selves on back with signing some really good young talent and then don't worry about the rest of the team.

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Robert Daworski  
Earlier this year

I likened this signage.

I am fan of Philippines and Philippine basketball, even if I still do not much like that guys Danielle Kickit still for what he's done to the infamous game few years go.

Kai gotta very nice skyhooker and can easily be like a Hakeem Abdul Jabbar down there in the aussie league.

He will just need some practice on the tree point shots and then who knows, he can be like a Steph Curry/Brian Ostertag hybrids. Matchup problem for anyone!

Laban Filipino!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Think an nbl teamshould get kouname. I think his sealing is higher than Sotto. Would be a good 3rd-4th big option
Counts as a local,too.

http://www.fiba.basketball/asiacup/2021/qualifiers/player/Kakou-Ange-Franck-Williams-Kouame

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Looked solid in first 2 games v korea. Ot bad since he hasn't played at fiba level.

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Beantown  
Earlier this year

"Kai gotta very nice skyhooker and can easily be like a Hakeem Abdul Jabbar down there in the aussie league.

He will just need some practice on the tree point shots and then who knows, he can be like a Steph Curry/Brian Ostertag hybrids. Matchup problem for anyone!"


Haha, if he plays like Hakeem Abdul Jabbar with a Dream Shake and shoots threes like Steph Curry, its championship time for the Sixers! :D

p.s. the less said about a Curry/ Ostertag hybrid the better!

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