Earlier this year
Perth Wildcats 2021-22
Well ok, I was going to wait, but since Free Agency is apparently kicking off tomorrow...
Currently listed as a Free-Agent, and should be highly sought.
For the way the Wildcats play, I believe he should be a high priority signing. He's a local and fits their system well.
Has he done enough to earn another contract?
I think there's a few guys that could be vying for "end of the bench" spots and it's really going to depend on who and what they target.
Wouldn't be surprised to see him offered a deal elsewhere. Also wouldn't be surprised to see him stick around as a training player.
Despite showing potential elsewhere, just hasn't thrived under Trev.
Contracted. Good to see him walking around. Hopefully no setbacks, and hopefully his naturalisation comes through at some point.
F/A. Kayla is playing for the Wolves (and played for the Lynx in the WNBL cup) Clint continues to show that he can have an impact when he gets hot. Question is probably whether somebody else offers him a better deal.
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Now listed as a F/A, which presumably means Perth didn't exercise the option on his contract. Showed a few glimpses towards the end, but hasn't come on quickly enough.
Contracted. Hopefully we can get him a bit more support next season.
I doubt there'd be any question that Perth wants to keep him. It will come down to money and what other clubs are prepared to offer.
I would imagine Perth would be keen to offer a similar deal to Traver's: 1yr DP, 1yr senior roster, 1yr option.
He's said, very diplomatically, that he would love to stay. And I think that with the short turnaround and covid issues, that would make sense for everybody. Could come down to whether a lucrative Euro contract is in the offing.
Can the Captain go one more?
has shown once again that season starts to take a toll on his body, but I imagine the Spirit is still willing. I think it will be wait and see, but I wouldn't be surprised to see a retirement before next season.
Contracted. Will be great to watch him continue to develop.
Showed enough to warrant a bench role, somewhere, not sure what his upside is.
Definitely a player worth having if he can regain his touch.
Depends who's offering what.
Achilles can be problematic, but assuming he's well enough to train it will be interesting to see where he lands. Good bench option and can play some decent minutes.
Great to see Tommy back again, again. And I thought he played some good minutes, but was underutilised. I suspect he'll back to the Rockingham Flames now.
Didn't see him play. Not sure if he dressed for any games.
But he has an interesting skillset. Unlike a lot of genuine 7 footers, who concentrate on Rim Protection, "Ferg" can do it at both ends and is a prolific scorer in the lower grades. Could have a bright future if he ever gets on an NBL court.
Cats will target a Local Starting Centre. Either retain Magnay, or Brandt is apparently back in Perth, or potentially Reath (although I heard that he extend his contract when promoted to the senior league in Serbia.)
But it will come down to Money & Opportunity. Trev is typically looking for less minutes from his genuinely big centres, and there is always the option of an Import.
Kay seems to be doing ok in Spain, and I think he plans to spend at least one more season there.
Perth will obviously be targetting backcourt depth. They need another PG and also somebody that can score. No Guarantee Cotton comes back at full fitness, and probably won't be playing the same huge minutes he was pre-injury. (I wouldn't be completely shocked to see us start next season with an IR.) Whilst I won't be surprised if they pull a local rabbit from their hat, it's going to be tough with Roth chasing.
I suspect the goal will be TWO imports plus Cotton. So Translate that as Mooney plus a Guard.
If and when Cotton is both fit and naturalised, gives them an ace up their sleeve, which they may need to plug other holes.