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Earlier this year

NBL1 Central’s Men Power Rankings

Power rankings and thoughts on this upcoming season, with the information that's public with rumoured signings re. Player signings/imports

Bottom feeders:

10: Central’s. while the BJ - Tobias & Demetrius looks good on paper, they are incredibly up and down and will have to work with a whole new roster. Humphries and Lual is a massive hole to fill. The league competitiveness has sky rocketed and central’s sadly haven’t gotten any better. Can Tracy York develop some young talent to keep them competitive?

9: Southern. Incoming & improving with Ricardo Martin, Olbrich, looking at an import guard isn’t going to cover the losses of Koop, Nick Wurm and DPOY Coleman. Will Olbrich live up to the hype?

8: North Adelaide. The mighty Rockets have seemingly cleaned house. From having a star studded team last year there’s no rumours of any big signings and many players have been given the flick. You can never count out Dean to open up the check book & sign some major players. Which high profile NBL player will Dean manage to convince join the rockets?

7: Eastern: After a winless season the Mav’s have some positive early signs. The signings of Wallacott Medalist Kirksey, Koop Maccalopp & rumours of a James Legan return makes them deeper and gives them the ability to score which they haven’t had in recent times. Still there Australian talent is underwhelming. Which local could step up to fill the void?

6: South Adelaide: lost Mudronja & Hulland, their core remains the same built around Starling. An import guard next to John’s to run the show should be a decent backcourt. New coaching staff which should be an instant improvement over the disastrous Jamie Petty. South had a turbulent season last year and vastly underachieved. Should be around the mark. Is Hoppo a 6 man of the year candidate?

5: West: Signing of Nate Shepard and the pending signing of Nik Desantis will boost their roster tremendously. Would be looking at an import big, could be better then previous years since their back to back top 2 finishes. Will Maclean be able to last the year without an implosion?

4: Woodville: resigned Joe Jackson & keeping the core the same, will be looking to add another guard import like Julian Jacobs. Signing of Humphries & Wurm will be great additions to the squad. Whitmore back at the helm of the Holy Warriors, he’ll be looking for a greater year than previous years. Is it possible to fill Julian Jacobs shoes?

3: Norwood: Andrew Webber coming back from his Knee gives them shooting & leadership. Resigning Lycett, Green, Harding keeps their core solid. Losing dual Wallacott medallist CJ Turnage is a spot they’ll need to replace. How will Harding go coming off the bench?

2: Sturt: Joel Spear and the core come back. Sam Daly’s future still up in the air. An import big to come in and fill the hole that’s needed. No rim protection has hurt them the past couple years. Reigning COY Rigoni back to lead the troops, will Jacob Rigoni be the biggest impact player of the year?

1: Forestville: Andy 'Checkbook’ Simons has reportedly refinanced his Porsche to acquire the signings of Daniel Johnson and Jack Purchase. Pair them with Adam Doyle, Machar, Mays and Brine and you’re looking at a dominant, versatile lineup. Will Simmo rock the infamous denim shorts round one?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I can't see west being a finals teams unless both imports are incredibly impressive

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How many restricted players are Eastern running this year? 4?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Eastern's big green fella has an aus passport or Koop is married

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Greek*

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's Central. Get a life.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Aussies can still be restricted. BSA wouldn't stop them running 10 restricted players lets be honest.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Would drop Norwood significantly with Turnage going, unless they have a stud replacement. And Webber's return isn't a major positive.
Will Scotty finally be able to lift warriors from cellar dwellers. Humphries a huge in, but injury prone.
Huge talent injection at eastern but can Rojo control himself being on final warning with his antics.
Forestville as usual buying a title. Is Simon's the most overrated coach in league.
North have the cash, can they get a player or 2? Same with South.
West showed no passion last year, will need decent imports to carry them.

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Easy As  
Earlier this year

Norwood and West in the top 5 is rediculous, as is North at 8.
Dean would have the North roster sorted behind the scenes, he's the master of finding who he needs to be competative.
Surprised Johnson is at Forestville, I understood CJ had told all the 6ers they had to play interstate as Central wasn't strong enough. Purchase doesn't surprise me because he's dating Andy's daughter.
The Greek fella at Eastern didn't play in a high enough competition to be deemed a restricted player so plays as a local.

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Hermann  
Earlier this year

I reckon most coaches could win more than lose if buy players like Eagles do.. nothing to do with coach if cheque book is big...West and norwood especially have always done it with talent and heart not coin or whatever.. another coach operates a similiar cheque book play book...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"norwood especially have always done it with talent and heart not coin"

You just lost all credibility. Norwood literally spent more on CJ alone last season than a few club's entire NBL1 budget.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

You've all lost credibility by taking the time out of your day to discuss the league at all...find something meaningful to fill your life with rock dwellers.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Norwood will be good again. They do have heart and talent. West cut their core a couple years ago and have struggled since. Some players need to move on, some need chances.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hermann/multiple full stop guy, you are a total wanker.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

These power rankings are way too early, north won't be that low but from the information at large it seems accurate !

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How can it be accurate if Norwood is ranked so high despite losing the best player in league. Unless The Family wrote it based on an already slow Pg coming back from a major injury is somehow going to replace CJ's production. It's amazing how good players go there but leave after one season.
And Milat was nuts, but what was the official word for his sacking?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Noticed that Yaak and Fiston have transferred from North to Forestville as well.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Just saw Eastern beat North. I think North belong even lower on these rankings and Mavs will be top 5. Rojo will finally get the COTY he deserves.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^easy tiger, won by a point and wasn't exactly a who's who playing, more like who. Looks like hardly anyone of note played this round.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

North had starters playing as did Eastern but I'm sure Mavs still have quite a bit to come in.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

You heard it here first: title or bust for Mavs.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So who were the starters. Staude only one from last season and my Nanna could have started for eastern last year.
If you think that's North's final team then you're dreaming.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

773 rojo was not coaching that game btw

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Hermann  
Earlier this year

When the fat lady sings as they say it's all.over....how come it's possible to lock in Mavs as title fans when season yet to commence... feel that Norwood and Rojo are the whipping cream boys here.. way out west is best and quiet...beware the sleeping bearcat ....

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Hermann  
Earlier this year

When the fat lady sings as they say it's all.over....how come it's possible to lock in Mavs as title fans when season yet to commence... feel that Norwood and Rojo are the whipping cream boys here.. way out west is best and quiet...beware the sleeping bearcat ....

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

According to cheatgles they are a frugal team, poor guys even had to say Rios was going to play extremely limited minutes.
Doyle is the big in, would probably be best, if not in the top couple, pg in league. DJ and Purchase will make their frontline huge.
Andy is pretty overrated always having to resort to chequebook. Will be interesting what Deanos response will be.

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Hermann  
Earlier this year

Maybe handy Andy just smarter than the rest..to be the best.. but it's the long term legacy the proud bearcats provoke.. only others aspire to.. days a gallantry long gone sadly when the carrot or cherry was to wear the uniform...when olden golden Holden was the beast in bowden carpark and flairs and wide ties were recipe for big night out ...kapok days of Hermann leading the fan band

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hermann mate what are you on

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Is there any info out there about confirmed signings and rosters, because a last check the NBL1 website was very sparse?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

North will have the biggest turnover of players. Going to be tough for them to remain competitive.

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Hermann  
Earlier this year

Recall last some anon... Making reference to the rockets struggles and before the stroke of moon on the hickory dickory clock... the fairy godmother or whoever create super rockets that went to a place not been to before.. only dreams ..... .beware the forces of surprise .. handy Andy but deano dynamo has his own satchel of space jams and tricks to trickel.....

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Saw it earlier, but is Tobias to central's confirmed, they have with other signings.

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Jock  
Earlier this year

Hasn't Dino signed Brad Rathjen at the Rockets? - He's already building an empire!

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Pasadena 72  
Earlier this year

Not sure about Rathjen doubt he would play in this league again.

See they have resigned Jimma Dau though, thought he did well in their run to the title last year.

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Was15  
Earlier this year

Why do you doubt Rathjen wanting to play in this league again

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Fun coolers  
Earlier this year

Especially when it's pretty much common knowledge he spoke with 4 clubs before deciding on north

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bcat  
Last month

West Adelaide signed a 7'1 centre. lets see how he goes. I'm not convinced after the failed earnest ross experiment last year.

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Was15  
Last month

Why is anyone any good playing in this league if he is 7'1"

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