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Your clubs All-Time All-Import team.

Create your clubs all-time squad using only imports.

RULES
Based only on their time with your club. ie The 36ers wouldn't claim Ebi Ere based on his MVP performance with the Bullets.
Must have been an import when he played for the team. (Al Green was an import for the Bearcats, but not the 36ers).

My 80's 36ers knowledge is limited, so I may omit some here.

STARTERS
C : Bill Jones
F : Mark Davis
F : Julius Hodge
G : Willie Farley
G : Jerome Randle

BENCH
Adam Ballinger
Kevin Brooks
Robert Rose
Darnell Mee
Gary Ervin

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Isaac  
Last week

Not sure Hodge and Randle have much business being starters ahead of Mee, Brooks, Rose...

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Anonymous  
Last week

Are we considering their full body if work for the club, or only their peak season?

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Anonymous  
Last week

Davis the definite standard. Then would have to put Farley, Mee and Brooks as those that contributed most to championship. With all respect to Jones he had a pretty good cast but would have him on bench. Rose was probably most valuable and true MVP candidate. Hodge could play and if his departure wasn't so sour would put him in Rose company. Randle had great stats but couldn't lead to promised land. Ballinger just a great warhorse that came to play every night. Ervin, meh.

So mine

PG - Mee
SG - Farley
SF - Rose
PF - Brooks
C - Davis

It obviously has Davis and KB out of position but going with a small ball lineup.

Bench
Ballinger
Randle
Trimmingham
Jones
Childress

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RobT  
Last week

Coburg Giants/North Melbourne Giants:

PG DMac
SG Benny Lewis
SF Scott Fisher
PF Paul Maley
C Willie Simmons

Bench? Need help!

Agree with Isaac on 36er's:

STARTERS
C : Bill Jones
F : Mark Davis
F : Robert Rose
G : Willie Farley
G : Gary Ervin

BENCH
Adam Ballinger
Kevin Hodge
Kevin Brooks
Darnell Mee
Jerome Randle

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Jack Toft  
Last week

Julius Hodge was fantastic when he was signing from the same Hymn sheet, but when he was not.....

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RobT  
Last week

Geelong Supercats:

Starters

PG Cal Bruton
SC Bobby Lock
SF Ray Shirley
PF Wayne MacDanials
C James Crawford

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bcat  
Last week

who are all these young kids putting randle in front of Mee??

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Anonymous  
Last week

Randle has no business being in front of Mee. Also wouldn't put that snake Hodge in front of KB, who loves the club.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Perth Wildcats

1. Grace
2. Cotton
3. Ennis
4. Redhage
5. Crawford

Bench

Lisch
Beale
Tucker
Feaster
Pinder

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Skip  
Last week

I struggled with Mee & Brooks, but I put Randle and Hodges best seasons slightly ahead of theirs.

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LoveBroker  
Last week

Stats wise and the ability to generate excitement and team exposure, there is validity in putting in Randle. But if I want the pieces to win a championship, Mee and Rose any day of the week.

For North Melbourne Giants I would consider putting in Joe Hillman (that guy was clutch)

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FSTOS  
Last week

Hawks.

Doug Overton
Darnell Mee
Michael Jones
Melvin Thomas
Marlon Redmond

Gary Ervin
Rotnei Clarke
Bennie Lewis
Adam Ballinger
Norman Taylor

* Assuming Lamelo does not qualify as an import.



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Anonymous  
Last week

Give me Fisher over Feaster for Perth

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Anonymous  
Last week

Would a couple of years consistent greatness outweigh a single seasons dominance?

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Anonymous  
Last week

He got Randle and Erving over all time greats I'm done even dealing with this BS

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Perthworld  
Last week

Give me Fisher over Feaster for Perth

By rule he can't be included as per OP.

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Perthworld  
Last week

I'm adding a question mark to the end of my sentence above since the rule is more about performance for said club over career, rather than to eliminate overlaps. OP to confirm?

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Giacontigers  
Last week

Would love the NBL All-Star game back. 2013 NBL All-Star game format was a bit boring. That's why NBL was never keen bringing it back.

I was lucky enough to go to the 2007 All-Star game when I was a kid. It was at the SNHC, Melbourne when Nat Jawai won the MVP. Homicide was fun to watch with birdman lol.

Aussie All-Stars v World All-Stars was the best format. Even the 2006 All-Star game in Adelaide was a ripper. Willie Farely was amazing in that game.

Doubt NBL All-Star game will be back anytime soon with covid still around... :(

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Kev  
Last week

Sorry Sixers not so fans, but Al Green starts as our PG. The dude still leads most points in a game record. Not to mention his leg speed with Bay Sheffield back to backs

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Cram  
Last week

Lanard Copeland
Dave Thomas
Marcus Timmons
Dave Colbert
Dave Simmons

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Zodiac  
Last week

Mee
Farley
Rose
Davis
Ballinger

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Anonymous  
Last week

Ummm, wasn't Al naturalised as a sixer and even your point about scoring in no way means he was the point guard.
And can mention what else he used his leg speed for when he had his legal problems, similar one sentenced a couple days back.

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Camel 31  
Last week

I gotta feeling Adam Ballinger and Cortez Groves = the best NBL Import duo ...
(at the Hawks ...some kinda fantastic stats..)

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Zodiac  
Last week

Cortez wasn't too flash at the 36ers.

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Senator11  
Last week

Cats

PG: Grace
SG: Cotton
SF: Ennis
PF: Fisher
C: Crawford

Bench
Redhage
Lisch
Pinder
Tucker
Timmons

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Anonymous  
Last week

Fisher was naturalised before he played for the Cats, so ineligible

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Anonymous  
Last week

Hawks fans... No love for Butch Hays??

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Another Anon  
Last week

Todd Lichti not getting a Cats gig?

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FSTOS  
Last week

Hawks fans... No love for Butch Hays??

Could arguably take Ervin's spot. Good call.

Camel.

Cortez groves wasn't very good. More show than go.

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Skip  
Last week

Kev - As mentioned above. Green wasn't an import for the 36ers.

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Bullets  
Last week

Brisbane

I've gone with 12

Starters
PG - Derek Rucker
SG - Ebi Ere
SF - Leroy Loggins
PF - Kevin Freeman
C - Andre Moore

Bench
G - Brian Banks
G - Cal Bruton
G - Steve Woodbury
F - Torrey Craig
F - Adrian Branch
F - Dusty Rychart
F - Chuck Kornegay

HM
G - Audie Matthews
G - Randy Rutherford (if he spent less time at nightclubs and more training he might be in the team)
F - Lamar Patterson (as above but putting down the fork)
F - Mike Mitchell
F - Bobby Brannen

The worst
Khari Jaxon (literally couldn’t catch, possibly the worst import in league history)

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Manu Fieldel  
Last week

Cairns Taipans:

Starters
Scott Machado
DJ Newbill
Jayson Wells
Dave Thomas
Chris Burgess


Bench
Scottie Wilbekin
Jamar Wilson
Marcus Timmons
Rashad Tucker
Cameron Oliver


Special mentions
Ayinde Ubaka. One of the most fun players I've seen
Ron Dorsey. Wasn't as good as people think
Melo Trimble. Just as talented as anyone above, but soft mentality

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DJ Rod  
Last week

Rob Rose
Derek Rucker
Clarence Tyson
Ray Owes
Rimas Kurtinaitis

Ricky Jones
Wayne Turner
Corey Williams
Larry Abney
I suppose I'll have to add Brian Conklin seeing he was MVP

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Isaac  
Last week

Was it Cortez who had a verbal to join the Sixers before Farley (?) had even finished his season? So long ago I can barely remember.

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Anonymous Kings  
Last week

Sydney Kings

Steve Carfino
Isaac Burton
Dwayne McClain
Leon Trimmingham
Chris Williams

Ebi Ere
Dean Uthoff
Jaesean Tate
Josh Childress
Bruce Bolden

Honourable mentions:
Kavossy Franklin
Dontaye Draper
Chris Carrawell

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Camel 31  
Last week

Looks like he lead the nbl scorers 2006 whilst at the hawks - cortez goves

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Gus3232  
Last week

Fisher was naturalised before he joined Perth? I don't think that is correct. He joined in 1993 and partnered Grace in 1993, 1994 and 1995.

The list for Perth is a tough one. Apart from Grace, Redhage and Cotton, they haven't had someone as an import for a long period. Pinder, Crawford and Fisher were imports for just three seasons and I think Pete Hansen may be the same. Was it three for Prather and Lichti?

As someone that has seen the imports since 1986, I'd go with Grace, Cotton, Redhage, Fisher and Crawford.

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LV  
Last week

Tigers/United

Boone/Colbert
Simmons/Timmons
Thomas/Tucker
Copeland/Hopson
Ware/Goorjian

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Bol  
Last week

That's correct Gus3232

When Fisher was brought in the cats had to release Dimitrius Calip who was their other import and touted as another ricky grace clone and mark bradtke was rumored to be signing also.

Still i cant agree with you on leaving Ennis out of the starting lineup. Im not taking into consideration championships or longevity as much as impact on the league for their team.

Gimme..

Grace
Cotton
Ennis
Fisher
Crawford

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Bol  
Last week

RobT no love for Chris Jent??

I used to hate him as an opposition fan but he deserves to be in there on impressive stats and his 'neck breaker' salute to the crowd when he hit the dagger threes

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RobT  
Last week

Agreed, Bol. I followed the Giants for several years and can't remember the names I want to. Thanks!

There was also Matt Waldron, a very handy player but no superstar and the "Black Hole", Chris(?) Rees. Tim Dillon another.

Really like this thread and the team-lists that have been posted.

Imagine those teams, listed above, in One, NBL season.

PS: Tigers/United? With all the hoo-ha when United started, and they wanted little to tie them to the "old" Tigers.

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LV  
Last week

Tigers became United. It was a rebrand. Many don't like it but it's true.

Just United era though:

Boone/Long
Kennedy/Warrick
Prather/Hopson/Felix
Holt/McRae
Ware/Trimble

11-man roster in line with modern NBL.... and to fit in cult figure Carrick Felix.

I think that's all imports other than Ramone Moore, Devin Williams, Stephen Dennis and Stanton Kidd. Not a bad import team over 7 years

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Mystro  
Last week

Breakers

Ced Jackson
Scotty Hopson
Carlos Powell
Gary Wilkinson
Shawn Long

Honorable mention to Ibekwe.

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PyroCross  
Last week

My All-Time Breakers import lineup:

Rick Rickert / Ekene Ibekwe
Gary Wilkinson / Tai Wesley
Scotty Hopson / Carlos Powell
Mike Chappell / Brian Wethers
Cedric Jackson / Kevin Braswell

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RobT  
Last week

My All-Time Breakers import lineup:

Tai Wesley? (He is now, I guess. An import, I mean).

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Anonymous  
Last week

Any Coburg / North Melbourne team without Tim Dillon in it is incorrect!

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Team nWo  
Last week

Here are some of mine

Old Melbourne Tigers

PG. N/A - as far as I know they never had an American PG
SG. Lanard Copeland
SF. The dude who went to Arizona and did the dunks.....
PF Dave Colbert
C Dave Simmons

Dave Thomas, Sean Lampley (that guy was clutch) and Marcus Timmons are honourable mentions for me.

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Team nWo  
Last week

Eastside Melbourne Spectors

PG Arnie Duncan
SG Kent Lockhart
SF ????
PF Bruce Bolden
C Dean Uthoff - was natrualised

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Anonymous  
Last week

Hawks
Doug Overton
Tyler Harvey
Mike Jones
Melvin Thomas
Norman Taylor
(That starting five would be very hard to beat and just about unbeatable)
Bench
Charles Thomas
Rotnei Clarke
Demetrious Conger
Patrick Fairs
Clayton Ritter
Marlon Redmond

Unlucky Very Unlucky (NOT)
Mee
Ervin Darington Hobson
Brooks
Hays
Harmison
Ballinger
Groves
McKee
Harris

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Anonymous  
Last week

Old Melbourne. Bennett Davison is the dunker. And Jonny Flynn was decent when he was here.

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RobT  
Last week

Apologies, PyroCross. I read Tai Webster, not Wesley.

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Cram  
Last week

"Team nWo
A few hours ago

Here are some of mine

Old Melbourne Tigers

PG. N/A - as far as I know they never had an American PG
SG. Lanard Copeland
SF. The dude who went to Arizona and did the dunks.....
PF Dave Colbert
C Dave Simmons

Dave Thomas, Sean Lampley (that guy was clutch) and Marcus Timmons are honourable mentions for me."

Al Westover and Johnny Flynn were two notable PG imports for the Tigers. Also, Copeland played point during the 98-99 season (after drew went to the Spurs) and made all NBL so if you're a stickler for the positions that should be enough.

Timmons over Bennett Davison (the athletic fool from Arizona) 10 times out of 10.

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Bullets  
Last week

RobT, You needed help with...
Coburg/North Melbourne Giants/Victoria Titans:

PG Darryl McDonald
SG Benny Lewis
SF Chris Jent
PF Scott Fisher
C Tim Dillon

Bench
PG Joe Hillman
SG Adonis Jordan
SF Rob Feaster
SF Paul Maley
PF Jason Reese
PF Jim Foster
C Willie Farley

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LV  
Last week

Homicide Williams played 1 season (2011), like Flynn a year or 2 later (2012/13 ish)

TJ Campbell another. With Devendorf a combo guard same season. 2011/12 I think

Mustapha Farrakhan (13/14) was a combo guard also

What position did Goorjian play (1984)? Averaged 7.5 assists so I assume PG.

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Cram  
Last week

Ah right yeah I was out of the country for the seasons of all those other later PG so didn't occur to me.

To be honest I always thought Goorj was a SG but clearly well before our time. With Drew putting up 29 a game in that rookie season there'd be plenty of assists on offer.

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D2.0  
Last week

Fisher definitely one of the best Imports to play for Perth. Won a championship in 95. Must have naturalised soon after because he played in the Olympics in 96.
JC is the one I can't remember when he naturalised.

If you include Ennis based on one season, then Mooney has to also be considered

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FSTOS  
Last week

Tigers fans.

No love for Paul Stanley.

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Hoopie  
Last week

I loved Paul Stanley, certainly more than Copeland who irritated me heaps.

Not as flashy but still very effective, esp alongside Gaze and Purchase.

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proud  
Last week

Firstly, I'm absolutely loving the meting of Marcus Timmons, a clearly underrated import and I'd love to have him on the bench of my Wildcats team.

I'd also like David Van Dyke as I just remember him blocking everything in sight and with Crawford ahead of him (and blocking everything in sight also) I think giving DVD the directive to go out there and rim protect would be an awesome spectacle.

I'd go with

Grace/
Cotton/Lisch
Ennis/Timmons
Fisher/Mooney
Crawford/Van Dyke

I'm unsure if Cal Bruton was ever an import for the Wildcats so I'd include him otherwise I guess Redhage (never liked him and he doesn't bring anything that isn't already brought in this squad) or Lichti or Tucker. What a fantastic team

As for the Townsville squad above, I'd include Mickell Gladness for his incredible rim protection and for the same ideals as Van Dyke above that you can live with them getting 2 quick fouls if opposition are scared to attack the rim with them on court.

Incredible topic, well done OP and thanks for making me think

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Steve  
Last week

PG Donald Sloan
SG Scott Christopherson
SF Ron Howard
PF Alan Wiggins
C Jeff Brown

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Cram  
Last week

FSTOS

"Tigers fans.

No love for Paul Stanley."

I'll admit to ignorance on this being that I didn't start following the Tigers until the 90s so know very little about him besides some impressive numbers.

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Alex  
Earlier this week

36ers fans not mentioning Al Green? How soon they forget ;-)

Hawks fans gotta mention Alphonse Hammond (probably doesn't make the cut, but was great in mid-90s).

Also honorable mention for Jim Slacke.

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Alex  
Earlier this week

...I made the same mistake as some others re Al Green - didn't realise he'd naturalised so early.

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