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Jo Lual-Acuil Jr to depart Melbourne United

After three years with Melbourne United, star center Jo Lual-Acuil Jr is set to depart the club.

"I've loved every minute of my time at Melbourne United. Hopefully I get the opportunity to run it back here later in my career," Lual-Acuil Jr said.

Last week, NBL analyst and commentator Liam Santamaria said Lual-Acuil Jr is set to receive some huge financial offers from overseas clubs, including teams in China and Japan.

Lual-Acuil Jr has been one of the greatest developmental stories in recent league history, coming into the club in 2020 as a backup, before blossoming behind Jock Landale into the league’s best sixth man in a championship-winning 2021 campaign, and finally establishing himself as one of the top bigman in the NBL across 2022.

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if u were Jo would you take the money in China,japan or good all in to get a NBA job

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Great story

When he first arrived, there was obvious potential but he was foul prone and turnover prone.

Good on him. He's 27, which means only 6 or 7 prime years left. Understandable and hopefully we'll see him back one day

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Alba Berlin stalking Hukporti as well so hopefully for United's sake theyve got a rabbit in their hats

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would Berlin have to buyout the NS contact

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could be a huge year for Hukporti as starter... like maybe in the MVP convo...

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Alba just won their third championship in a row last night, there 4/5 man was mvp, Hukporti is better in Melbourne for another season and see if he can get 1st round nba. He's got heap talent.

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Frustrating NBL becoming more of NBL1 type league to Asia. We are becoming a buffet for Asian teams.

Is there a way to stem the tide or at least get a way for these overseas clubs to pay transfer fees. (longer contracts with buyouts) ?

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No it hasn't. Good players come and go. That's what happens in world basketball outside the NBA.

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