Bob Jones
Last month

NBL Predictions 2021

Now the rosters are pretty much set. What's everyone’s predictions?

Table
1: Perth
2: Illawarra
3: Sydney
4: South East Melbourne
5: Melbourne
6: Adelaide
7: Brisbane
8: New Zealand
9: Cairns
10: Tasmania

MVP: Cotton
MIP: Cooks
6MOY: Frazier
COY: Goorjian
DPOY: McCarron
First Import Cut: McIntosh

First Team
Adams, Cotton, Harvey, Law, Reath
Second Team
Siva, Sobey, Agada, Creek, Humphries

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Perthworld  
Last month

The one lock is that Adelaide won't make the playoffs.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tasmania won't finish last. They like their chances.

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Anonymous  
Last month

1: South East
2: Sydney
3: Perth
4: New Zealand
5: Melbourne
6: Illawarra
7: Adelaide
8: Cairns
9: Tasmania
10: Brisbane

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Romeo  
Last month

Hi

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Anonymous  
Last month


1: Illawarra
2: Sydney
3: Perth
4: Melbourne
5: New Zealand
6: South East Melbourne
7: Cairns
8: Adelaide
9: Brisbane
10:Tasmania

MVP: Cotton
ROY: Dieng
MIP: Broekhoff
6MOY: Besson
COY: Goorjian
DPOY: Zhou Qi

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Shano76  
Last month

I can't see it’s a lock that Adelaide will miss the playoffs.
But I’ll now to Perthworld’s superior knowledge on all things basketball.

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Victoria Titans  
Last month

Is it still top-4 guys I haven't heard anything yet.

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Victoria Titans  
Last month

My predictions:

1. Sydney
2. S.E.Melbourne
3. Illawarra
4. New Zealand
5. Perth
6. Melbourne
7. Adelaide
8. Brisbane
9. Tasmania
10. Cairns

Sydney defeat New Zealand, 2-1.
Illawarra defeat S.E.Melbourne, 2-1.

Illawarra win Championship, 3-2.

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Victoria Titans  
Last month

My dream top-6 predictions:

1. Sydney
2. S.E.Melbourne
3. Illawarra
4. New Zealand
5. Perth
6. Melbourne
7. Adelaide
8. Brisbane
9. Tasmania
10. Cairns

Quarters:
Melbourne defeat Sydney, 2-1.
S.E.Melbourne defeat Perth, 2-1.
Illawarra defeat New Zealand, 2-0.

Semis:
S.E.Melbourne defeat Sydney, 2-1.
Illawarra defeat Melbourne, 2-0.

Final
Illawarra defeat S.E.Melbourne and win Championship, 3-2.

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Anon  
Last month

Top 6 won't see 6 play 1

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KET  
Last month

Top 4 remains.

If you had top 6 imo you'd just introduce 3v6, 4v5 elimination games.

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Anonymous  
Last month

JJ's are aiming to win in all!! Will Roth last the season? Will Brookhouse?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Perthworld. Your roster is garbage, Gleeson is gone. You'll have to get Cotton to save your ass all year.

Matt Hodgson is your starting center and your backup point guard is White. Adelaide have a much better roster than yours on paper. You've literally got Cotton and you're HOPING for a decent year from a previously injured Vic Law...

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Anonymous  
Last month

How injured was Humphries last year?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Jack's talking finals, ex nba coach, should be easy.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I'm somewhat confused - surely we are interested in what happens in 2022 not what has happened in 2021

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Anonymous  
Last month

Jack's talking finals, ex nba assistant coach, should be easy.
Corrected for accuracy.

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Scout  
Last month

Bit of fishing going on! Not many bites.

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KET  
Last month

I have a feeling talent wise this is a closer year than ever.

Whether in the W/L column that proves to be the case is another thing.

Obviously this season is going to impact teams.

Grouping teams I'd say:

"Expect to lockup a spot" group 1-3: Sydney (stacked), Perth (they start the season with 5 home games in a row - good way to get winning momentum), Illawarra (Goorj + improved roster)

“Fighting for the last spot” group 4-6: SEM, NZ, Melbourne

“Could be anything” group 7-8: Adelaide, Brisbane

“Stragglers” group 9-10: Cairns, Tasmania

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Mystro  
Last month

I think KET's is a fair assessment before any games have been played.
Looking forward to the Blitz, can't wait to see Siva & Martin and the French Connection Dieng & Besson in action.

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Scout  
Last month

Agree KET's assessment is fair before the season kicks off. Sure teams will use a lot of rotations in the blitz, especially in the first couple of games. Getting minutes into some players and looking at what works or doesn't. Looking forward to a taster.

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Anonymous  
Last month

He might be an assistant, he certainly doesn't mention that in discussion though.

JJs should do well. Lots of Perth knowledge there.

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Titan 93  
Last month

GK's hard earned money going straight down the drain (or someone else’s pockets) again. It’s almost farcical how much that guy wastes to produce so little.

Lucky if they finish 7th in my opinion (which I know is worth exactly zero).

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LoveBroker  
Last month

I actually cannot put together a list of a ladder predictions because I am conflicted by so many what ifs, all with significant weighting, for example what if :

- Humphries is out for a large part of the season? How long is Jack White / Vasilivic out for?
- COVID does not improve and NZB cannot play in NZ?
- the new coaches like CJ, ScoMo and Roth are not the coaches their team needs?

I do have Adelaide in the top 4, but that could be some bias and I cannot say which team I would kick out of the top 4.

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KET  
Last month

Matt Logue has

1. Perth
2. Illawarra
3. Melbourne
4. SEM
5. NZ
6. Sydney
7. Adelaide
8. Brisbane
9. Cairns
10. Tasmania

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RobT  
Last month

Hearing/reading next to nothing on the Bullets other than they are not worth posting about!

The only real faith I have in the team is Patterson's apparent attitude and fitness. If he is as good as he was 3 years ago, he will make the team better than the 'sum-of-all-its-parts'. Franks looks the goods, and Sobey is Sobey!

Who would make up the starting 5?

PG: Sobey/Moss? (Not a fan of Sobey as PG, but has to be a starter. Is Moss a PG, SG or a Cotton?)
SG: Sobey/Moss?
SF: Patterson
PF: Franks
C : Salt/Harrison/Liu? (Which one? Are any ready as starters?)

At its best, looks underwhelming. Up to HC, James Duncan now.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I think people will be surprised how good Duncan is, in saying that not a lot real quality to work with.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Adelaide will be good. No one possess the talent to handle the bigmen combo of DJ, Humphries, Bairstow and Sotto. They will dominate teams. Dusty will rain 3's and money making Mitch will set the pace. Withers is a damn good pickup. They have the most balanced roster. If it clicks they will win the championship.

Illawarra look like they would struggle to defend a traffic cone with a bunch of pure scorers who cannot spell defend, oh man if they have an off night they will get smashed.

Zhou Qi is a walking foul for Phoenix and their backup is Pineau...lol. (Mod: Legally problematic.)

Perths' answer is Matt Hodgson who nobody wanted and banged up Vic Law. Goodluck without Gleeson, what a shamble of a roster they have this year if Cotton got injured they would struggle to win 10 games.

Brisbane are just garbage as usual.

Melbourne will be Melbourne.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Adelaide will be shit. Mid table to bottom 4 ain't going to sniff finals

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Anonymous  
Last month

The quicker this site is hacked ane bought down the better.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Ok Grant.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Adelaide without 3 starters (Withers, Hannahs and Humphries) and also Mohave King and they still beat a full strength Cairns. You dumb fucks have no idea as usual every year.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Humphries is key, stay healthy, out foul trouble and get 25 minutes a game and Sixers will go close to finals, he's out for extended time, good luck.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Adelaide
Melbourne
NZ
Illawarra
SEM
Sydney
Brisbane
Perth
Jack Jumpers
Cairns

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KET  
Last month

Anon, Jawai was out, and no team ever plays full strength - they mix and match players, they even out minutes.

Cairns will be much better than that, and so will Adelaide.

Trying to glean anything from a game like that is a rookie mistake.

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