Earlier this year

The 36ers are good now

After a long time in the wilderness, the 36ers can be classified as a 'good' NBL team again. Fans would be forgiven for what this feels like, and may in fact deny that we are good again, but the future retellings of this story will identify mid-to-late January 2024 as the ascent to goodness (good-dom?)

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Earlier this year

The 36ers are competitive now. Fixed.

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Another Anon  
Earlier this year

They're better but it's amazing what happens when you're rock bottom and get a free swing every game. Hawks were the same, then they got within reach of the top 4 and loss 3 in a row.
The real test will be keeping this core group and doing it from round 1 next year.

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Earlier this year

More like a dead cat bounce after CJ and Craig Simpson got turfed.

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Master Chief  
Earlier this year

Ninnis deserves credit because it would have been easy for a demoralised team to cave in, but instead they look happy and are playing a great style. It's a shame they dropped that game to Cairns, because they'll probably just miss out.

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DJV's multi year extension is a sign of faith in the 36ers good now status.

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With zero out clauses all it says is that he is very happy to stay there 3 years for the coin they offered him.

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What if GK goes back to sitting behind the bench? Not good.

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Hopefully he is sitting courtside next year so he can give the returning Antonius Cleveland a big hug before the game, just like old times :)

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DJ has said the players have a clearer sense of what they're trying to do and what their roles are have been simplified so looks a bit of they're doing more with less. The CJ/Simpson duo seemed like a total mess, where to an outside observer it seemed unclear who was in charge and making decisions and i'm not sure if CJ has the communication skills required to be the head coach to start with.

So at the very least the players know what they're trying to do gameday and Ninnis has also been smart in getting Humphries more involved in the offence, which has been a great help. He's gone from averaging 12.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.0 block in 22.1 minutes with CJ to averaging 19.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.5 blocks in 27.5 minutes with Ninnis. He had 1 20+ point game in 13 games with CJ to having 5 in 11 games with Ninnis. Just having that added threat has been a huge help to the team.

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Improvement yes, but wonder views of others?

Has our offence improved or does it really exist, doesn't look like it when at games, looks kind chaotic! Still winning games so does that mean other teams Defence is not as strong anymore, and everyone trying to play the NBA style game.

36ers Defence has VASTLY improved, wish some district and HP coaches would take note!

D wins...

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