Isaac
Last month

Dyson Daniels drafted by Pelicans at 8th



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Cram  
Last month

I said in the other thread I think its a great fit.

He'll be on a good team but will have a chance to contribute as potentially the first or second wing off the bench.

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curtley  
Last month

Did anyone see the mini video they did right after he was drafted? I had sound off, there was vision of a sherrin and an NFL ball,then NFL vision. What was going on there?

Also was told by interviewer he played rugby growing up, he corrected them and said AFL. Americans really cant get their head around all that.

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pattymillsMVP  
Last month

Probably just the standard AFL marketing package: get said Australian NBA player to pose with a sherrin, get them to hold up jersey, get them to talk about how they once considered playing AFL.

I could find the same video on every Australian NBA basketball player.

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Big Fudge  
Last month

Pelicans going to be a fun team to watch, Daniels landed in a great spot!

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Weedy Slug  
Last month

Plenty of asians have made it, just not phillipinos...
Must be a reason.

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Zodiac  
Last month

At least we've had shitloads of players make the NBA unlike a number of other countries, Australia has always punched well above our weight population wise.

Luc Longley
Andrew Gaze
Shane Heal
Mark Bradtke
Chris Anstey
Andrew Bogut
Luke Schenscher
Nathan Jawai
Patty Mills
David Andersen
Aron Baynes
Matthew Dellavedova
Dante Exum
Joe Ingles
Cameron Bairstow
Ben Simmons
Thon Maker
Jonah Bolden
Mangok Mathiang
Ryan Broekhoff
Deng Adel
Mitch Creek
Isaac Humphries
Josh Green
Josh Giddey
Jock Landale
Dyson Daniels

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Toddy  
Last month

What's with all the goobers in this thread? This young bloke is superb and will probably love playing with the likes of Ingram.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Just realised I forgot Will Magnay on that list too.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Also was told by interviewer he played rugby growing up, he corrected them and said AFL. Americans really cant get their head around all that.

Why should Americans or anyone else for that matter know about a sport played in one country, no scratch that, half of one country? Get a grip.

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Isaac  
Last month

Some savage pruning, sorry. Let's keep it about Dyson and civil.

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hoopie  
Last month

Thanks, Isaac - a certain 'contributor' certainly knows how to lower the tone of any discussion.

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Graham  
Last month

Don't forget that Ben Pepper was drafted in 97!

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hoopie  
Last month

And before that was Ed Palubinskas, the great Aussie shooter

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Zodiac  
Last month

Neither of whom played in the NBA.

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hoopie  
Last month

Agree, Zodiac, but did everyone in your original list play?

Back to Ed - he had a lot to do with the NBA in his time, esp as shooting coach. Didn't he even get a ring for his efforts? (Good trivia question - who got an NBA ring but never played?)

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hoopie  
Last month

I'll correct myself - yep, they played

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Zodiac  
Last month

Yes everyone on that list played in the NBA including Magnay (one game).

It was in response to a troll rubbishing Aussies in the NBA because he was pissed Travers got drafted and Sotto didn't.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Back to Ed - he had a lot to do with the NBA in his time, esp as shooting coach. Didn't he even get a ring for his efforts?

He worked with Shaq and fixed his free throw motion resulting in a career best percentage from the charity stripe. Not sure about the ring though.

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Perthworld  
Last month

From Wikipedia:

Palubinskas took a position as shooting coach to Shaquille O'Neal with the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2000-01 NBA season. Following the Lakers' triumph in the NBA, Palubinskas also received an NBA champion's ring.

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