Anonymous
Two weeks ago

Ousmane Dieng signs with Breakers as Next Star

Ousmane Dieng, first european to commit to the next star program and will join Breakers as reported by Woj. Dieng is one of the top players in 2022 draft.

Huge for the nbl!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Breakers, dam thought he was going to kings.
Gapare should be at breakers, he's making a mistake going to college

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

21/22 I reckon

New Zealand Breakers - Shamir

Webster/Leafa
Randolph(i)/Webster/Bach
Abercrombie/Dieng(ns)
Delany/Fotu/Galloway
Iverson(i)/Loe

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Fotu isn't coming off the bench, unless it's Dan Fotu!

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EssenX  
Two weeks ago

Big signing. And keeps the NextStars programme going. But can he contribute at this level? Is he better than Giddey?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

He's 3rd best rated international.

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KET  
Two weeks ago

This is fantastic

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Bolt  
Two weeks ago

If the breakers are smart they'll prioritise White over Tai.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Lol, no.

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Bolt  
Two weeks ago

Can't go left. Can’t shoot free throws. Loose carry when he does go right. Can’t change his speed when he drives (right) which leads to at least one charge every game.

Added to that, he’s a ball stopper which is an absolute killer for a PG with the shooters they have. There’s a good reason Delaney took so long to get going this season. Tai might have super talent but unless he harnesses and utilises it effectively they’re better off going with White who can do everything at an NBL level.

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KET  
Two weeks ago

Wojbomb better title imo

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Was expecting...

Dieng - Sydney backup sf
Gapare - nz backup sf
Daniels - Melbourne backup cg
King - cairns backup sg
Johnson - adelaide backup pg
Hardy - Illawara backup sg
Foster - Tasmania backup pf
Ojianwuna - brisbane backup pf
Perth ? -
Sem ? -

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

3 ended up on ignite ^

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

So Breakers aren't expecting to make the playoffs next season either.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Woj writes:

"Dieng was heavily recruited to play major college basketball and join the NBA's G League Ignite program ahead of his entry into the 2022 NBA draft."

good endorsement of the nbl

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

So Breakers aren't expecting to make the playoffs next season either.

I would really like for United to get a Next Star and start him at PG.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

They are likely getting Daniels.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

No ns u19 is going to start that is high on draft boards.
Giddey was put in that position only because Sloan was ousted.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Because Giddey was good enough to send Sloan packing.

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KET  
Two weeks ago

I don't buy that criticism at all. Judge the player on what they are and what they deliver.

Giddey is proof of what an NS can deliver in this league, Adelaides problems weren’t Giddey and they didn’t have a hole at PG.

Looking at the talent of Ball and Giddey - they didn’t play like they lacked experience and they didn’t produce a talent hole in the starting PG spot. They could have been great in good teams.

Reality is the Hawks overall team were rather talentless last year which wasn’t assisted by injuries including Aaron Brooks. NBA is easier for Ball on the sheer basis that he has guys that can sink the damn shot when he gets them the ball.

Adelaide doesn’t have the greatest talent either, but to the extent they did, the amount of injury time to IH really put Adelaide in a spiral. What Giddey and IH did achieve together when they weren’t injured was elite.

So it seems arbitrary to declare a team having an NS not interested in finals when the issues weren’t the NS, they didn’t produce a hole in the spot and they didn’t display a lack of experience which was the expected trade off and what made it so surprising that they achieved the level they did.

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PyroCross  
Two weeks ago

Ball and Giddey are giving the NBL a spotlight in terms of the development of playmaking and off-ball skills. Dieng seems to be another in that mould.

I believe that Dieng will play the backup 1/2, allowing the Breakers to find an import 1 and start Corey at the 2. Assuming the league returns to 3 imports/11 players+NS, I'm expecting something like this:

Import* / Loe
Delany / TBD (Freeman?)
Import* (Hopson?) / Abercrombie / Galloway
C.Webster / Bach / Dieng (NS)
Import* / TBD (Le'afa won't get enough gametime... Kenny? Britt?)

With Dontae Nance as the remaining DP (whatever happened to Terry Li?)

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Isaac  
Two weeks ago

I think you could swap Giddey in to finals-bound NBL teams (besides Perth) for one of their imports and I don't know that you'd be worse off. And certainly replacing a non-import rotation player or starter.

Giddey averaged 11/8/7. Hawks' Simon more of a glue guy. Jessup hot and cold. Hopson 12/3/4. Sykes 14/5/3. You would've taken Giddey over Deng Adel. With hindsight, Broekhoff. Obviously not all about stats and completely subjective, but I don't think they carried him at all. He absolutely showed up Sloan who people expected good things from.

If you brought in an overly-green prospect with the promise of minutes, you'd potentially compromise a team, but this was a well-regarded player and giving him 20 minutes behind what was expected to be a useful import is fine IMO. Lots of weaker players getting 20 mpg in the league.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

898 you are so far off

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Wonder if the NBA execs actually believe playing for the ignite team actually develops a player as well as college or NBL. It's a team full of guys who ALL want good stats. I guess in a few years we will find out generally what the best breeding ground is for great NBA players.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

why was the title of my thread changed?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Who ff is advising Gapare? To even think about going to college when the team has just been overhauled.

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