Anonymous
Two weeks ago

Rating each teams preseason recruiting so far

Great
- Jack Jumpers - Filled up a strong contingent of players and with some decent imports could be competitive. Impressive but they needed to be very active starting out

- 36ers - grabbed Macarron , resigned Humphries, picked up King as a a next star - good nucleus to get back to finals if they get their imports right

- New Zealand - a lot of big names still on contract, re-signed Tai Webster. Get a few decent imports and they could crack the top spots. Question marks on their coaching , having more on paper than Goorjan last season they were the underperformers of the league - even factoring in travel


Good
- Melbourne making veteran recruits with Della, Newley and hung on to very promising Acul. Will need strong imports to balance out ageing team and a more even league next season

- Illawarra - Reath looks to be a great pickup , locked in Harvey for 3 years

- Sydney - extended some of their starters from last season with Cooks and Jarrel but some big names like Moller, Newley havent been filled

- SE Melbourne - locked in some of the better Aussie guards in the league with Adnam and Pineau both of which could of been attractive pickups for other teams - get 3 solid imports and they could do better this coming season


Poor
- Wildcats down a championship coach , come up empty so far on the free agent market and lost some of their bench scoring - bringing back a noticeably ageing Wagstaff , DP's and Majok Majok who provided 4-5 minutes a game under Gleeson. With Mooney gone, will they be able to get a rabbit out of the hat with another Rookie import. With last minute coaching drama not expecting a strong preseason recruitment from them - all come down to imports and big question on what the new coach does. Bench looking vulnerable - which could be repeat of the last season and being prone to injury.

- Cairns - have some of their imports on contract but we have seen much of their limited depth head elsewhere for opportunities. Their 3rd import will be critical and Oliver coming back may also be unlikely. Risk keeping the wooden spoon even with JJ's starting up this season

- Brisbane - not added any big names, though have kept much of their aussie nucleus. If your a Brisbane fan there's not a lot of positive news coming from the team

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Load of rubbish.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

#799 you sir have provided a very scholarly response with your own insights and opinions on what is a well thought out post. Oh wait - you just banged your head on the keyboard to get that 3 word response.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Wait, did he say the Jack Jumpers recruitment is "great"? Wow.

Jarrod Weeks? Fabian? Bairstow? Yup, knocking it out the park!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

#900, #799 is right though, it's a load rubbish. For starters Tasmania never got one of the main three players they wanted and recruited players no one wants bar magnay, and McDaniel and McVeigh who really have not been tested as quality starters.

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

Wait, did he say the Jack Jumpers recruitment is "great"? Wow.

I stopped reading after that point. What is great is how it was written right at the beginning of the post.

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Just a fan  
Two weeks ago

Tassie have done a great job in securing a bunch on nbl misfits for a minimum 2 years!!!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

does anyone know Julian Newman? on instagram he says he is coming to Australia joing the nbl as a NS point guard 170 cm

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Lies, scam artists

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Scout  
Two weeks ago

Loving the amount of time people ie anons are spending having cheap shots at the Jackjumpers. Lot of bored anons out there feeling the need to have an opinion.

Kay went to Japan
Norton got the $s he wanted
Reath went to a team coached by the Australian coach (yep would have loved him at the JJs)

List is still coming together, I would not rate their pre-season as great: good not poor. I will judge their list after next season.

Roth is revelling in bringing some players together with something to prove - prime example McVeigh.


Lot under rating McDaniel / Krslovic and the upside of Magnay along with

Dare I say they currently have as strong a list as Perth!

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

I admire your positive energy, Scout, but you might be just a *tad* overzealous with that one!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Scout, just having Cotton puts their list above JJs.

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Scout  
Two weeks ago

Yep just after bites re Perth didn't take long!

They are the franchise others admire even if they don't admit it.

Overzealous fans included!!

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Scout  
Two weeks ago

Anon #813 understand Cotton has an out clause re the coach leaving?

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

I can barely even imagine the intensity of the meltdown that would occur in Perth if that actually happened.
Nope. Don't want to even think about it. Nope nope nope nope nope!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Clause was 48 hours on Gleeson moving on, time over. JJ's talked about it and how Kay , Moller and Norton were joining, none signed. They have been chasing their tale ever since.
I think most punters are happy to see JJ’s do well, would have been better to sign players before shooting from the hip who they were getting. Disappointing to to see no one from Tasmania having much to do with the team.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

pointless thread imo

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Yeah, I wish them all the best as well.
Recruiting for a new franchise in Tassie would be a very different proposition to recruiting for a new franchise in Melbourne. I hope they can land some big ones but I fear that might have to come via the imports rather than locals, and that hasn't really been a formula for success in this league.

Still hoping the public will jump on board, especially after how long the AFL has been disrespecting the state with its token gestures.

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Scout  
Two weeks ago

Another anon having a cheap shot - who was shooting from the hip?

Take Cotton out what have Wildcats got on their playing list?

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Since it still hasn't been mentioned elsewhere, I'll chuck it in here


Fleur McIntyre and Kevin Lisch Named Kings Assistant Coaches

Following the recent appointment by the Brydens Lawyers Sydney Kings that Chase Buford would be taking over the reigns as the Club's new Head Coach, the Kings have now locked in their remaining coaching staff ahead of the upcoming Hungry Jack’s NBL22 season.

Two-time NBL MVP and former Kings captain Kevin Lisch will remain as an Assistant Coach under Buford, while the Kings are also excited to welcome new Assistant Coach Fleur McIntyre to Sydney.

Link

You got a good one in Fleur!

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D2.0  
Two weeks ago

It's hard to say that the JJ's have been "Great"
They have assembled a decent bench, and one (potentially very good) key play in Magnay, albeit on only a 1 yr deal.
But it's all still to be done.
The next fours signings will make or break them.

Too early to call on MU. Yes they've continued their policy of throwing cash. That's netted them Brad not-so-Newley to polish the bench, and Delly to replace Landale.
And of course rushed to re-sign the ageing and injury prone Barlow.
They're got a great core, and if they sign 3 gun imports, they will be truly formidable.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Scout, apart from a most improved and some bench players, rather have Cotton and hope for the best.

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Scout  
Two weeks ago

Good post Luuuc - Tasmanian taxpayer has propped up Hawthorn and North for a long time - the AFL has treated Tasmania with disdain hoping Tasmania takes this opportunity with the Jackjumpers. Hoping for a strong franchise that will last and be valued down here. They have been professional so far hoping the recruiting works.

Yep it is a fine line with relying on imports for a franchise but the JJ's are attempting to embrace the whole of the State.

Once the team is established there will be scope for more Tasmanians and others to be part of the roster. There will be the opportunity for more Marcus Bellchambers, Peter Mann, Stanwix brothers, Estourt, Nash, Stewart, Goulding, Knight etc to be part of the team. Still need the Carfino's, Hursts, McDaniels, Stiff's, Perry's, Smiths etc to complement the locals.

Tasmanian's are not naive enough to think the JJs to believe the team should be full of locals...would like the opportunity for Reyne Smith, Taran Armstrong, Jack Stanwix, Luke Brown etc to have opportunity.

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Scout  
Two weeks ago

Anon:

"rather have Cotton and hope for the best."


And the anons continue.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Dufelmeir, Stanwix, should be on the roster already ahead of a 32 year old Weeks, yes both are young but clearly the future even if in Stanwix just to be around the team and learn. Dufelmeir would contribute more than Weeks already.

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Scout  
Two weeks ago

don't disagree -831. Stanwix a 'local' could do with a crack.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Perth still has cotton, Norton, Blanchfield, Travers and retained shervil (a dp who can easily be in the rotation of the bench). Wagstaff and majok take care of your 4 and 5 bench. Not a terrible place to be...

Sure they lost clint, loved what he did for the cats even when his shot wasn't dropping but personel wise they look ok, they also always have a tendency of filling import spots later than others.

Coach is a huge loss, but it's an opportunity for him and an opportunity for the next great coach to hopefully make their mark in a similar fashion!!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Have a feeling stanwix will get signed as a development player

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koberulz  
Two weeks ago

For Perth, having so many players signed may not be a good thing now that there's going to be a coaching change.

Need one signed ASAP because a coachless club under new ownership is not an appealing FA destination.

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Senator11  
Two weeks ago

Hutchy better be throwing Bendat level money at Nielsen.

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

If the Kings have signed those 2 as Asst Coaches what is going to hapen to Sam Gruggen.Will he try to get to Cairns with Adam Forde because I could not imagine anyone else wanting him.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"don't disagree -831. Stanwix a 'local' could do with a crack."

He had a work out with Roth, Scout. He won't be picked.

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Scout  
Two weeks ago

Interesting anon # 957, Roth will be the one who owns the decisions. Fair responsibility re-selection of roster for a new franchise.

Do believe part of giving 2 plus year contracts is about building a strong culture and I support that.

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Perth fan.  
Two weeks ago

Adelaide. Good in getting McCarron and Ķing while keeping Humphries. Their season hinges on right imports. Though you could say that about all teams.

Brisbane. Meh
Cairns. Meh
Illawarra. Harvey and Reath is a great start.
Melbourne. Will be just as strong now with more imports and Dellavedova.
New Zealand. Stacked on paper, a test of how good Shamir is as a coach.
Perth. Shit so far. Good to keep Norton though.
SEM. Waiting on import news.
Sydney. Good so far.
Tasmania. Ok Aussies obviously need great imports.

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Senator11  
Two weeks ago

Perth get a bump up cos Ogilvy re-signed with Hawks. :P

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"Do believe part of giving 2 plus year contracts is about building a strong culture and I support that."
Yes and he then signs Magnay to a 1 year deal. Hardly a long term committed player that he requires.

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Scout  
Two weeks ago

Yep anon # 092 they should have an anon do their contracts and list development. Pleased Magnay has been signed with the Jackjumpers, who may be NBA bound after that.

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Shayno  
Two weeks ago

I think the OG Marcus bellchambers is 40 this year possibly older.

he no David Barlow

JJ need to get back a few old imports or just for the crowds... Randle, rice jr to name a few

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Scout  
Two weeks ago

Shayno - none of those blokes...bring back Jim Havrilla!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Magney NBA bound, that boat has sailed.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

JJ's need lebron, ::))) sorry Scout.

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Scout  
Two weeks ago

No need for apologies which anon 131 continue with the anon cheap shots

129 anon are you on the way to the NBA? Looking forward to what Magnay will do next year.

JJ list is good not great.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"Yep anon # 092 they should have an anon do their contracts and list development."

Yes you are right Scout because many people out here in the real world could assemble a better side than Roth has selected.
I for one certainly hope Roth can coach. FWIH already it's Roth's way or the highway.

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Scout  
Two weeks ago

Sounds like Roth has annoyed an internet anon.

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