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Melbourne United Sign Import Caleb Agada

Emiliano Carchia

Melbourne United Sign Import Caleb Agada according to this source.
https://twitter.com/Carchia/status/1429891854045270025
Melbourne United are signing Caleb Agada, sources tell Sportando
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The Nigerian player spent the season with Hapoel Beer Sheva.
He averaged 11.2ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.4apg in the 2021 NBA Summer League for the Denver Nuggets

United going with one import again. Interesting. In my opinion, they should have signed dalton as an injury replacement and have two imports.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Another pg

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NBL MAN  
Last month

his a sg/sf but ok

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NBL MAN  
Last month

https://www.proballers.com/basketball/player/174459/caleb-agada
Stats for anyone

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Anonymous  
Last month

They still have 1 spot left.

6'0 S.Ili
6’3 M.Dellavedova
6’4 C.Goulding
6’5 D.Prewster
6’5 Z.Triplett(dp)
6’5 C.Agada(i)
6’6 B.Newley
6’8 J.White
6’8 M.Peatling
6’9 D.Barlow
6’10 D.Okwera(dp)
7’0 J.Acuil
7’0 A.Hukporti(ns)


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NBL MAN  
Last month

i mean nothing offical with Jack White but yes they have "1" you forgot Callum Dalton ^

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Anonymous  
Last month

Stith as ir?

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Anonymous  
Last month

My bad

6'0 S.Ili
6’3 M.Dellavedova
6’4 C.Goulding
6’5 D.Prewster
6’5 Z.Triplett(dp)
6’5 C.Agada(i)
6’6 B.Newley
6’8 J.White(inj)
6’8 M.Peatling
6’9 D.Barlow
6’9 C.Dalton
6’10 D.Okwera(dp)
7’0 J.Acuil
7’0 A.Hukporti(ns)

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Anonymous  
Last month

Ain't winning the chip this year

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Anonymous  
Last month

Dalton horrible signing.
Could have done bettter than prewster n newley too.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Poorest United roster construction so far

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Anonymous  
Last month

Backwards at pg, sf and c

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Senator11  
Last month

What is happening with Jack White?

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Anonymous  
Last month

so hopson is gone

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Perth fan.  
Last month

They have 11 including injured Jack White.
They could sign an injury replacement or just upgrade a DP.

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Anonymous  
Last month

What's the deal with Hopson? Surely Melbourne would’ve wanted him back as a priority?

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Stevy  
Last month

Woah I thought Baba was still in Melbourne, what happened to him?

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AngusH  
Last month

A bit underwhelming. I guess they look at an import 4 man? Delly looks like a stepdown from McCarron at this stage of his career based on Olympics form, CG43 will be CG43, Agada looks to be in the "solid but not spectacular" mould, White I presume will miss time, Acuil/Hukporti should be a step or two (or three) back from Landale. Baba also is a big loss (presumably).

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Anonymous  
Last month

Melbourne got to reign in the spending this year after spending up big last year?
Or Delly's price way over inflated?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Early stages but United and Perth not looking standouts. Kings certainly the bench mark at present.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Healthy squad looks like..


Delly
Goulding
Agada
White
Acuil

Ili
Prewster
Newley
Peatling
Hukporti

Triplett
Dalton
Okwera


Massive step down....

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Senator11  
Last month

United have the runs on the board like Perth so wouldn't be discounting them. Both teams play to systems that work very well. Yet to see how much Perths's new coach changes the game plan.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Are White & Dejan expected to return from their Achilles injuries this season?

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Anonymous  
Last month

White is doubtful as was full snap, Dejan wasn't a full snap and expected back around December, with season starting late that certainly helps Dejan and maybe even White could get a few late games.

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JB  
Last month

Does not look as strong as usual.
Betting on Delly looks risky at this stage...

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Anonymous  
Last month

Was Delly that expensive that Utd can't afford anyone else world class?

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LV  
Last month

Agada just had a ripper season in Israel, let's see how he goes.

On face value just a mid-tier or even budget import based on the leagues he's played in, but you never know. Maybe he's on a big upswing in his career trajectory.

United don't look as talented this year but let's face it, they got lucky with Landale who probably wouldn't have signed if not for covid

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Giacontigers  
Last month

Just heard from my member mail.

Member mail: Olympian Caleb Agada signs for NBL22.

Can't wait!

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Ben  
Last month

Still think Dalton is a really odd signing.

Done 'ok' in NBL1 North with Gold Coast, but hasn’t exactly been stamping his authority. One would think only a bench warmer on a min contract with United. If this is the case was there nobody else local who could have assumed the spot?

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Giacontigers  
Last month

Dalton was a really strange signing. I was expecting the signing to be Scotty Hopson. It's budget and that’s Reality.

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JMS  
Last month

Strange move. Thought they would have gone for more of an athletic wing 3 import that can hit the boards, (ie Hopson) Agada looks more like a genuine 2. JLA starting at the 5 presents issues especially with White injured and Hukporti a rookie. Delly/Goulding/Ili is still a quality backcourt but the overall team structure doesn't look great.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Obviously they've had to reign it in financially but bizarre roster construction to sign an import PG when they've already signed Delly. Suggests they either don't have much faith in Delly or they think he might get an NBA call up and leave during the season.

With Jack White unlikely to play this season they really needed a Hopson type with their one import spot then again they could replace White with an import. But it does look like the money tap has been turned off at least for this season signing guys like Prewster and Dalton.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hukporti / Acuil
Import or White / Barlow / Peatling
Agada / Newley
Goulding / Prewster
Dellavedova / Ili

That is a deep, deep team. Will play with the same intensity they did last season. Definite contender.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Some idiot said "as Delly that expensive that Utd can't afford anyone else world class?" You really think his contract was cheap?
How many WORLD CLASS players are actually playing in the NBL?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Delly isn't a world class player.

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LV  
Last month

How is someone who just started in the Olympics not a "world class player"? Clearly one Brian Goorjian thought otherwise.

Delly is an unfashionable player without flashy skills, but so were Mika Vukona, Damian Martin, Dillon Boucher, Warrick Giddey, Stephen Hoare.

All played in multiple championships.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Delly is or was a world class player, on what I watched at the Olympics United would be better off with McCarron.

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AngusH  
Last month

Without looking at stats, it feels like Delly made two shots all Olympics. No denying he puts in 110% effort every time he steps on the court, but McCarron is a knockdown shooter capable of racking up the odd big scoring game as well as a solid defender. Ili/Delly will be a great defensive tandem, but offensively it's a significant step backwards based on the Delly we saw in Tokyo. I don't see United rolling out this season without a big name import at the 4 spot though, possibly waiting to see what happens with guys like Cam Oliver and other NBA hopefuls.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I think a lot of people are forgetting Delly will be playing against NBL teams for United, not against the world's best national teams.

The NBL is a very good standard as a national league, but it is a large step below Olympic standard.

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Zodiac  
Last month

That's true but Delly looked flat out bad at the Olympics. Guys like Goulding & Sobey weren't really given the opportunity to look good or bad but Delly was certainly given that opportunity and looked absolutely shot.

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AngusH  
Last month

Some of the import PGs we'll see in the league this season would be starters for some of the nations we played against in the Olympics. Delly clearly not 100% match fit in Tokyo after all that time off to be fair so it's possible by the time the NBL kicks off we'll see a different player, but I'm pessimistic about his impact... despite him playing for United, I would be thrilled to be wrong though as he is an Aussie basketball legend and I honestly hope he does succeed back home.

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LV  
Last month

Delly shot 4/20 from the field in the Olympics and didn't score much in Vegas either. We can safely predict he won’t have many games where he even scores 15 points. He’ll probably average single digits.

But the go-to men on this United team will be CG43, Agada and JLA. Plus any other imports they bring in. Those 3 guys will be the ones having played run for them, and will be expected to score 15+ ppg. We know CG43 and JLA are capable of that; hopefully Agada is too.

Delly’s major contributions will be:

- Set up the offense
- Make smart decisions, make unselfish plays and get those guys some good shots
- Control the ball- not too many turnovers
- Play hard nosed defense and contain the opponent’s best scoring guard.
- Provide strong leadership in the group, remain mentally tough and play hard every night.

Based on what I saw in the Olympics, I don’t think he’ll be All-NBL 1st or 2nd team. But he’s capable of all the above. Point is, he can play a major role in a successful NBL team- just like Vukona, Martin, Hoare etc.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Let's hope so. It’s so hard to win back to back. Technically Perth’s back to back doesn’t count because the NBL "gave them the 2019/20 Championships."

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Anonymous  
Last month

Since that day I have lost heaps of respect for the NBL.

Who cancels a grand final series win there's only one/two games left?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Who cancels a grand final series when there's only one/two games left?**

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Anonymous  
Last month

Jla is a defensive weakness, for every point he scores he lets equal in. United need another 4/5 that plays D.

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Hoopie  
Last month

Agree re JLA.

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LV  
Last month

Hukporti looks legit. Maybe JLA will be 6th man again.

United still have another signing as an injury replacement for Jack White.

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koberulz  
Last month

Who cancels a grand final series win there's only one/two games left?
The NBL didn't cancel it, Sydney pulled out.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sydney are wankers anyway...

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Giacontigers  
Last month

I've watched many Tigers/United games. United need to consider an import F/C like a Shawn Long or Ben Moore type of player.

If the finals format is the same with top-4, I see United finishing in 5th position. Still need to wait on what Perth has behind their sleeves. Everyone writes them off, but they always know what their doing. Helps when they have so much supporters in one City on the other side of the Country.

NBL are so silly not thinking of another team in Western Australia. NBL were always so keen on a Melbourne rivalry. How many times did that stuff up?

They need to think of other cities like Perth who have a higher attendance rate. Melbourne’s crowds were bad for both Melbourne teams last season. Phoenix, United doesn’t work. But will wait and see when everyone is vaccinated.

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koberulz  
Last month

People in Perth are Wildcats fans, not basketball fans. The opposite is true of many in Melbourne regarding the Tigers, and to an extent United as well. The two situations aren't comparable.

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Giacontigers  
Last month

Told you guys Perth had something up their sleeves lol.

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