KeyserSoze
Earlier this year

Wildcats interested in John Brown?

Rumours swirling around that the wildcats are interested in signing John Brown who was playing for UNICS Kazan in the EuroLeague before leaving due to the Ukraine War.

Interesting timing as Frazier has injured his hamstring at training & an article appeared in the West Australian saying management where considering replacing him.

Can't say I know much about John Brown but his stats look decent as do his highlights. Is he what the wildcats need? Will he improve the team & fix area of weakness (Rebounding & Defence)

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Weedy Slug  
Earlier this year

A great defender but little else. Would be better help than Frazier

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Good to hear management are being proactive.

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Anonymightymouse  
Earlier this year

"A great defender but little else."

Brown scored in double figures 13 times in Euroleague this season. Averaged 10.3 at 51% as a role player who feeds off others. Is exactly what Perth need to sure up their defence.

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Dunkman  
Earlier this year

All players in euro league can play, they not thereto just make up numbers. Players bring different aspects to the game to form a team. Stats are not everything.

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Ballman  
Earlier this year

He looks quite a disruptive defender, in a finals campaign a strong defender like him could make a difference. Looks to be legit , high energy type which every team can benefit from. Would love him over Frazier.

The funny thing would be John Brown the III replacing Frazier the II

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

I agree that stats aren't everything, but in this case Brown's Euroleague stats compare pretty favourably against Frazier's NBL ones. If he is 6'8 and a good defender then I dare say his intangibles compare pretty well too.

I'm guessing the likelihood of Cotton being naturalised in the next few days so we can have both is pretty small? ;)

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Bol  
Earlier this year

If his game is as solid as his name then that's exactly what the cats need. Nothing flashy but does the job defensively and on the boards on a consistent basis. Then as Mr Steinbrenner would say.. Hire this man!

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Rumours swirling that the Cats are so interested that he is already here

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

Images of him wondering perth streets.

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

John Brown had an individual workout with Wildcats today, looking into the paperwork apparently.

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

I am guessing this will happen pretty fast since he would have to play X games to qualify for the playoffs and X is coming up real soon?

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NBLTigers  
Earlier this year

Is there any word that United will sign Yudai Baba anytime soon?

Looks like the John Brown signing will happen asap. I don't get why the Wildcats have such a big salary cap. NBL needs to change their salary cap rules. Cairns will never win Championship unless something happens?

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JT  
Earlier this year

I've seen John Brown play a few Euroleague games. An exceptional pick up if the Wildcats to sign him. He would be picked up because Wildcats couldn’t defend Luil Acuil of United at all. Brown would help there in great measure

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Looks like the John Brown signing will happen asap. I don't get why the Wildcats have such a big salary cap. NBL needs to change their salary cap rules. Cairns will never win Championship unless something happens?

Why aren't you asking the same question of United?

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Anon  
Earlier this year

After the way Perth got destroyed in the pick and roll by NZ a change had to be locked in!! It was so bad.

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

Is there any word that United will sign Yudai Baba anytime soon?

Asks when his team will join the arms race.

I don't get why the Wildcats have such a big salary cap. NBL needs to change their salary cap rules.


Nekt minit, berate other teams for joining the Arms Race.

Cairns will never win Championship unless something happens?


Nekt minit after that feign concern for a minnow.

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Dunkman  
Earlier this year

There is only three teams in it though, it's going to take a miracle for one of either Sydney, Perth or Melbourne not to win it, they clearly spend more than all others. NZ, Illawarra and SEM behind and the rest are also rans.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Not sure that is entirely true, there was a report a few years ago the year Eddie Griffin was with the Sixers that Adelaide were supposedly the second highest spending team that season. They just spend it in all the wrong places, the Sixers with Humphries, McCarron and DJ are likely spending a large amount again this season.

That being said the Big 3 do appear to be spending very big again this season.

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

So united recruiting the Cotton stopper and Cats recruiting the JLA stopper, should be a fun finals series if these teams both make it.

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ME (he/kangaroo)  
Earlier this year

Yes, Adelaide is consistently one of the highest spending teams yet they're run by idiots. I read recently that Mitch McCarron is one of the highest paid players in the competition. I mean seriously... what the hell are we thinking?

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

Yes, Adelaide is consistently one of the highest spending teams yet they're run by idiots. I read recently that Mitch McCarron is one of the highest paid players in the competition. I mean seriously... what the hell are we thinking?


Some teams are just lucky AF, I mean whats the chances of the Wildcats finding a EuroLeague6ft 8 defensive power forward walking the streets of their CBD?

Oddly enough a defensive PF is actually what the Sixers SHOULD have got as soon as Humphries was questionable so the Sixers had WEEKS to prepare and came up donuts.

On the issue of McCarron, I will preface this by saying I do not know how much he is getting paid, but I think luring a big name local talent is generally a good thing (outside of Adelaide).

Adelaide seem to be like the Fremantle Dockers.

Good players that go there go bad (Ben Allan, Stephen O'Reilly, Jesse Hogan couldn't even emotionally handle it).

So so players that leave FLOURISH (Peter Bell)

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NBLTigers  
Earlier this year

Strange the good teams always find the right players at the right time, but if your in the run for a Championship like Perth, Melbourne and Sydney then you would be silly to not to join?

The Sixers keep stuffing up their roster. They were shocking on Sunday when I watched them at John Cain Arena. Withers and Dusty did barely nothing this time.

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S1L3NC3R83  
Earlier this year

LB I will give Allan and Hogan but O'Reilly's best years were at Fremantle :D

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Apparently he's bought a house in Claremont

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loungefly  
Earlier this year

Doesn't he have to play tonight and the rest of the remaining games to be eligible for playoffs?

Leaving the announcement late

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Watto  
Earlier this year

He needs to be suited up for Saturday's game and all the remaining games to be eligible for playoffs (7 games)

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Bol  
Earlier this year

Still cutting it fine

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

Liam Santa said on Overtime that Russian clubs are not granting releases despite letting the players physically to leave Russia.

FIBA is having to step in an grant said release.

That type of thing may take time and he may not be eligible which could be awkward with Frazier hanging.

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loungefly  
Earlier this year

Again, makes me wonder why Plumlee wasn't brought back... last I heard was when teams were given 2 imports he was told to hang around and wait for Cottons citz status and he'd be re-signed of course that never happended but then imports went back up to 3 and still nothing about/from him. Would have done us a hell of a lot better having Plumlee instead of Hodgson and Fraziers output isn't better than purchase could give on the court

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Ballman  
Earlier this year

concerned no news on Brown - no luck getting clearance from Russia ? was a risk to go for a Russian league player.

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Outatime  
Earlier this year

Yea feels very unlikely the clearance will come through in time.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

Surely Frazier would have been in the building last night unless it was a done deal?

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Frog 22  
Earlier this year

I get the impression it will be announced tomorrow morning prior to tip off.

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Boba Fett  
Earlier this year

The West Australian said Frazier was not in attendance last night.

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Bol  
Earlier this year

Cutting it very fine.. can they suit him up without a prior announcement?

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

I've made peace with it not happening, as that seems the likely outcome if his former team are being pains in the arse about it.

But I'm still holding out hope that the first we hear about it is when the Wildcats formally submit their team list for this evening's game and Brown's name is on it. If it's going to happen then milk it for maximum drama I say.

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

Unless FIBA work weekends all offices are closed.

It's an awkward situation for Frazier.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Yep, very awkward to be there knowing that the team tried to replace you but failed.
On the plus side, in a few hours all speculation is over, so if he's still here then maybe it's a weight lifted off his shoulders knowing that the roster is now set.

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

And he can't produce less so the only way is up.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

Bizarre that he wasn't even in the building the other night if it wasn't a done deal.

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Wild Willy  
Earlier this year

He was seen in a bar while the game was on. Good for him. Shoddy treatment, but I guess that's life for a pro

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Shades of a bitter Bevo sitting at the bar venting to anyone who would listen the season after his sacking.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

From yesterday's paper:

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Dunkman  
Earlier this year

Bevo would be handy now, still a very good coach.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

But can he contribute on the defensive glass?

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Dunkman  
Earlier this year

I'd say his defensive strategy’s could

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