pattymillsMVP
Last month

Delly signs at Sacramento Kings

As per the Kings social media, Delly has been picked up.

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LV  
Last month

Good on him. Great to see these Boomers legends getting opportunities. Baynesy on court, Delly back to the NBA

Could be a silver lining for United. As good as Delly was, he's not worth 700k. If that rumour is correct about his salary, United could good more for their dollars by signing an import. United's Aussie group (plus Hukporti) is still strong, with 3 good imports they will contend

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LV  
Last month

Humphries/Hukporti
*/Peatling/Okwera
*/Newley/Maluach
CG/
*/Ili/Triplett

The import guard needs to be a combo guard

Am I missing anyone.

Wonder if they give Peatling and Okwera the keys to the 4 spot. Bit risky for multiple reasons

Think United will lack depth somewhere, no matter which direction they go, but given Vickerman's history of developing players that might not turn out to be an issue. Eg maybe Maluach or Okwera become contributors which seems a question mark at this stage

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Big Ads  
Last month

So United fans, was it worth losing McCarron to get Delly for just 1 season? I am curious if you any of you wish you could turn back time.

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Ben  
Last month

Love Delly. Didn't think he’d make it back, but good on him. Hope he’s on a guaranteed contract. Can see him being a Udonis-type play, great mentor and locker room presence but will only be played sparingly.

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LV  
Last month

Sacramento has a young team including 3 rookies and 2 second year players. Very few veterans

Delly will teach those guys how to be professionals.

And yeah, they would've preferred McCarron for another 3 than Delly for 1. But no one expected Delly to get back to the NBA. Great effort by him to do it. And possibly, like many of these things, right place and right time with Mike Brown and a situation that could use a veteran leader

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BeeGee  
Last month

This is great for Delly and realistically, Melbourne United as well. Unlike NBA clubs, unfortunately NBL clubs can't splash out big cash on culture players, so great to see a win:win for MU and the Kings.

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BeeGee  
Last month

This is great for Delly and realistically, Melbourne United as well. Unlike NBA clubs, unfortunately NBL clubs can't splash out big cash on culture players, so great to see a win:win for MU and the Kings.

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Ben  
Last month

Just read this on the Sacremento Bee. Delly not a lock to stick with the Kings just yet.

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The Kings announced the signing via social media following weeks of speculation. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but veteran NBA correspondent Marc Stein reported it is a one-year deal that will give Dellavedova an opportunity to make Sacramento's roster in training camp.

Read more at: https://www.sacbee.com/sports/nba/sacramento-kings/article263970981.html#storylink=cpy

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LV  
Last month

Oh right. That makes it even harder for United to put a roster together

With the marquee player rule, presumably Delly was marquee so his entire salary didn't count against the cap

Since United has lost their marquee, can they now nominate their highest paid Aussie (probably Goulding), as a marquee?

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LV  
Last month

Sorry poor phrasing, I'm meaning to say, only part of his salary counted against cap

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Ballman  
Last month

NBA clubs should have to buy out his contract. Dont understand how transfers in other sports are a thing but here in NBL - you just walk out of a contract and the club that built the roster with you in it get nothing.

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Kas  
Last month

WOW just wow - congrats to Delly.

Melb United's roster last year was built around great Australian talent + a next star + 1 import

Now they have lost 3 Australian starters from last year's team - WOW

We need some talented imports!!

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Zodiac  
Last month

With the marquee player rule, presumably Delly was marquee so his entire salary didn't count against the cap


According to KR there is no salary cap in the NBL anymore. Not sure how that statement could possibly be true otherwise why is there a marquee player rule?

Anyway good for United if this pans out, not sure I'd take Marc Stein's word for it about being a non-guaranteed training deal though. I find it hard to imagine Delly would firstly accept a make good training camp deal and secondly the terrible position it would put United in as Delly's contract with United will remain in effect until Delly makes the Kings opening day roster.

That would destroy United's first month of the season having to wait to see what happens with Delly and perhaps longer depending on when he gets back and in uniform. I just can't see Delly putting United in a position like that that could screw up the team's season.

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ME (he/kangaroo)  
Last month

I dont think anyone saw him making it back to the NBA so this is a huge testament to his work ethic and the credibility he still has in the league. NBA GMs know they're going to get a certain level of intensity from Delly and it's that intensity that made him a champion. Couldn't be happier for him. As far as the NBL goes it is further evidence that you can bounce back to the NBA from here, which only strengthens our draw for top line Aussie and import talent.

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rjd  
Last month

Delly has certainly lifted his game well above where it was just prior to arriving at United. His jump shot was broken, now it looks solid.

It's a good sign for the NBL, another player making the step from NBL to NBA. In some ways, this is even more powerful for the league that it is someone stepping *back* into the NBA, not just a pathway for prospects. Might this be used to attract players who were recently cut from NBA lineups?

Also good to see a player who committed to a FIBA window make the NBA.

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PyroCross  
Last month

Mike Brown loves Delly - glad to see them reconnect. It must be noted though that this is a partially-guaranteed contract, could he get cut midseason and find himself returning to United for the stretch run?

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Saint23  
Last month

nba out clause is there still a transfer fee?

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Daly  
Last month

List clogger.

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Young Gun  
Last month

Props to Delly. I really thought he was washed at the NBA/International level. And similar to LVs comment, I think United can get better value for money

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rjd  
Last month

It's interesting to see these two Boomers legends have unexpected career resurgences so late in their careers. Both Delly and Baynes don't really have that sheer talent, that pretty game, but both have that hard-nosed mentality and strong work ethic to lift themselves well beyond expectations. You can see why both are regarded as culture guys.

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orbit  
Last month

Great guy with great attitude but really?
So many finer athletes out there!
I'll have to look away when he airballs his first 3 attempt or worse - a free throw!
Good one for the kids as work hard & never give up on your dreams.


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Perthworld  
Last month

Is Mike Brown already this bereft of ideas? Good luck Sacramento.

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Ostriker  
Last month

I think he'll be in Melbourne by the time the season starts. No way he makes the roster if it's non-guaranteed. Sacramento are actually trying to be good this season.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Doesn't sound like he'll be returning to United this season regardless.

"I feel like I've got unfinished business here, so hopefully I can return down the track and help United win a championship. I will definitely be following the team and supporting from afar this season."

https://nbl.com.au/news/delly-nba-bound-with-sacramento

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Sebastian  
Last month

It's a veteran culture signing. As someone stated above, similar to Udonis Haslem at Miami

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PeterJohn  
Last week

"According to KR there is no salary cap in the NBL anymore"

In fairness to koberulz, they're right insofar as the NBL does not limit what any team can spend on player salaries. There's only a (luxury) tax-free threshold, which the NBL calls its 'salary cap', and a salary floor.

They should really call the 'cap' the luxury tax threshold or something similar. That would both avoid this sort of confusion and reduce the stigma a lot of people associate with teams spending above the tax-free threshold. Spending 'above the cap' sounds like you've broken a rule, but 'having to pay some luxury tax' doesn't.

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Zodiac  
Last week

It's alright I knew KR was full of shit but being the pedant that he is I thought maybe the NBL may have changed the name of the salary cap or something and perhaps I missed that.

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