Dunkman
Last month

Nbl, resignings and free agency 24/25 seasons.

Will Magnay ,2 years JJs

Shaun Bruce, 2years kings.

Isaac Humphries, 3 years , 36ers

DJV, 3 years , 36ers

Who else, keep adding, probably coaching staff as well.

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Ben  
Last month

Aussie Hoopla has a decent updated list of signings, rumours and whatnot. Fun to follow every off-season.

https://aussiehoopla.com/nbl-free-agent-tracker/

Interesting to note that from a Brisbane perspective, Baynes is tagged as not returning. Same deal with Prather.

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AngusH  
Last month

Thanks for the link Ben, some interest comments there on a few guys I haven't seen elsewhere

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Dunkman  
Last month

Yes good link, I'm not convinced they don’t get a lot of their information from around here.

It looks like Glover is a free agent on that list. Says contract to 2024. Some sides got some horrible players on that signed list.

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Sebastian  
Last month

I am surprised Sydney signed Bruce for 2 more years

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Dunkman  
Last month

Goorj, always likes a bit of an enforcer type, sledger.

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Knockdown3  
Last month

"Goorj, always likes a bit of an enforcer type, sledger."

Bruce does have a fair of Darren Lucas about him now that you mention it.

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AngusH  
Last month

Bruce will fit in just fine under Goorj. There's no question his numbers were not great this season, but he's probably the one single most important player to bring back culture-wise.

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JMS  
Last month

Would be great to see how Vickerman fits Jack White into the United lineup if he does return. Could see him sharing the 4 with Travers and some small ball 5 with Hukporti departing. Travers to continue working on his ball handling and outside shot with further time at the 3.

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Dunkman  
Last month

PJC signed at Galatasaray for this season end and next, entertainment loss, excellent player. Played previously for other big clubs in Europe.

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Dunkman  
Last month

Travers has been good at the four this season but really is two, three size and has the skills to play there.
I could see White at SEM if Creek does leave.

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JMS  
Last month

What's the Creek departure rumour? Surely as the face of SEM would stick around, must be getting frustrated with the lack of success and poor team structure of late however.

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Q Anon  
Last month

Much bigger money overseas.

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Dunkman  
Last month

Copeland said he believes that Creek will be gone, overseas money. He has been the franchise head, no doubt but with little success. Very well liked by the fan base. As I said elsewhere, it's a bit like Luka Doncic, excellent player but no great team success. Olgun didn’t mention names but hinted the same. I think they realise things must change.

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Dunkman  
Last month

Pineau only contracted player at breakers, Moar hardly played him.

WMW and Delaney mutual options. I don't think either will stay.

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LV  
Last month

It would be a different look to this season, but White could work alongside Travers, those two taking the two forward spots in the starting 5.

JLA is 30 soon, NBA seems less likely than it did 12 months ago, so does he take another Chinese paycheck or does he stay with United? Time will tell. Not sure United could afford Jack White, unless they forego all imports. Flynn Cameron is ready to play bigger minutes so maybe they would go All-local.

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Dunkman  
Last month

Is Jack White a free agent or tied to united, numerous clubs could use his talents.

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KET  
Last month

Jack White is tied to United.

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LV  
Last month

Is he?


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a5ian nbl fan  
Last month

https://nbl.com.au/news/jack-white-extends-contract-with-melbourne Whites right to refusal has one more season

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a5ian nbl fan  
Last month

I think jack will either stick around nba and then maybe europe before returning

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KET  
Last month

DJV talking about 36ers running signings past him and chatting to Cleveland.

"The ownership group told me that when I re-signed, whatever decision was made they would check in with me first."

https://nbl.com.au/news/adelaide-chases-star-signing

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LV  
Last month

Brock Motum keen for NBL return

Still putting up solid numbers. A few clubs would be enquiring

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Dunkman  
Last month

Very good stats, hard to read the quality of opposition as it's B-2.

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Dunkman  
Last month

Sam Menenga to breakers.

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Basket 91  
Last month

Motum would be a decent pick up at the 4 next to Humphries. Can shoot to space it for him.

Import/Cadee
Vasiljevic/Dech
Import/Marshall
Motum/
Humphries/

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Dunkman  
Last month

Nice looking side, I'm certain defensively it’s great.

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Andrew  
Last month

According to Olgun, Kristian Doolittle has re-signed with the Wildcats for next season

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AngusH  
Last month

Good decision to bring back Doolittle.

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Dunkman  
Last month

Doolittle was great, good signing.

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Luuuc  
Last month

First move I would have made. Two thumbs up from me.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Doolittle re-signing is official
Kristian Doolittle is back for NBL25

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Andrew  
Last month

I feel Perth need another big. They got mauled inside by teams with quality 7 footers.

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The Phantom  
Last month

And the annual Brock Motum return to the NBL is back. Has there ever been a more rumoured return to the NBL than him?

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Anonymightymouse  
Last month

Chuck Kornegay?

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Andrew  
Last month

Wildcats Roster

Both Webster's are on a mutual option. I think they will take Tai and not Corey
Michael Harris & Donte Russo-Nance are both being elevated to full roster on their second year.
David Okwera signed a 3 year contract with 3rd as an option so still full roster.

Looks like they have 2 roster spots and a next star left.
If Jesse Wagstaff re-signs what type of import do they need?

Here is the roster so far:

Tai Webster??? / Donte Russo-Nance
*Bryce Cotton / Ben Henshall
*Kristian Doolittle / Michael Harris
Hyrum Harris / Jesse Wagstaff???
Keanu Pinder / David Okwera

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Basket 91  
Last month

Import would depend on the next star.

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MaxM  
Last month

One of the import or next star would need to be a big, maybe an import 4 to start, can play some 5 if required.

Alex Condon, Harry Wessels are a couple of good quality Perth bigs currently playing in college who would fit well if they had the roster space for them.

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Just a fan  
Last month

bul kuol to syd

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hoopie  
Last month

Kuol and Noi battling each other for minutes and who's got the biggest ego. LOL

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Dunkman  
Last month

Kuol, overrated imo. Arm and shirt puller defender, can shoot through, up grade on Noi.

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Dunkman  
Last month

The free agency list looking rather bare, certainly if more players head OS.

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Dunkman  
Last month

Hearing Glover leaving kings. Makes sense if Kuol going there.

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MaxM  
Last month

Some Perth Wildcats news:

Currently in talks with Mitch McCarron, appear to be the most likely spot for him.

Also interested in WMW, Tom Wilson, Alex Ducas but appear less likely.

Corey Webster, Kyle Zunic won't be back, Tai and Jesse seem likely to be there next year but not 100%.

The interest in McCarron and others is fascinating, as if they only move on from CWeb and Zunic, they will have no local roster spots left with Michael Harris and Dontae Russo-Nance being elevated to main roster. So potentially looking at another Blanchfield/Norton situation, maybe David Okwera could be in line.

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Drexler  
Last month

McCarron to the Cats, intriguing! I don't hate it we could do a lot worse but the idea of Harris and Russo-Nance in full roster spots doesn't fill me with confidence. Will they be full roster spots as in they get court timee or just warm seats closer to Rillie?

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MaxM  
Last month

At first I didn't like it, but Perth lacked playable PG depth last year behind T. Web, there's definitely a role to fill there for McCarron

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Kolzee  
Last month

Breakers apparently about to announce a signing. "Sources point to a very high-level "local" player who has featured elsewhere in the NBL"

I can't help but think glover might head to breakers. His grittiness is just what mody likes.

Leafa has an option but assuming WMW leaves I think breakers will move him to PG then go for a gun shooting guard

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Dunkman  
Last month

Can they announce local players before free agency, could it be an ex nbl overseas player. The rumours on Glover were Sixers and Phoenix.

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MaxM  
Last month

I thought Hawks was most likely for Glover lol

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AngusH  
Last month

Bad blood between Glover and the Hawks maybe after the last couple of seasons, which would be a shame. I'd love for him to come back, but understand why he probably won't.

Perth would be one of the best spots for McCarron I think. He's definitely not Martin, but he's Martin-lite and would do well next to Cotton. McCarron-Doolittle are good versatile defensive pieces, and then an import scorer at the 3 spot. McCarron-Cotton-Import-Doolittle-Pinder, Webster off the bench.

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NBL Fan  
Last month

McCarron on Perth is just a worst fit than Tai ... not a scorer/shooter & defense is just as bad as Tai. At least Tai could score on his matchup at times. McCarron isn't Norton/Martin on defense but you can say a better passer

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NBL Fan  
Last month

Look out for the name Myles Powell on Sydney Kings radar
Import PG played under Goorj in Asia

That's if he would leave China

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MaxM  
Last month

I know Powell from his time in the G-league, can seriously score the pill, like crazy, but more of scoring 2-guard, Bryce Cotton mould, don't if he could be a championship winning point guard.

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Kolzee  
Last month

Just to be clear there was no basis to my comment on glover to the breakers other than hope!

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Kolzee  
Last month

It feels like nearly every team must be after a local centre. Even MU if JLA doesn't take up his option.

Most will prob try for hunter before signing anyone else... but what other potential starters are free?

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Mystro  
Last month

More likely McCarron to NZ which would mean WMW is unlikely to return.
If McCarron is surrounded with some shooters and isn't on big money it could be an ok plan B.

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Dunkman  
Last month

I can't see the Goorj letting Hunter go, certainly now Bolden is looking for bigger money, will probably end up OS.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Some Perth Wildcats news:

Currently in talks with Mitch McCarron, appear to be the most likely spot for him.

Vomit.

Money Makin' needs a better coach for it to work.

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Kolzee  
Last month

You might be right dunkman but I just can't see the kings ownership valuing him as much as other teams

I'm resigned to losing WMW but doubt MM is the type of guard mody will want

Mangok is free to a good home for those wanting a big! I can't bear watching him fumble his way through another season

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Dunkman  
Last month

Money making Mitch agent is testing the market, he's basically been a chance on nearly all teams, who does take him hopefully don’t pay overs.
WMW I still believe is a big chance at bullets, it’s home and they have the Baynes money.

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KET  
Last month

I think MM will be perfect, Perth can maximise him in a way 36ers never could.

If Galloway goes north, 36ers are probably looking like 3 imports needed.

I get the feeling if Cleveland returns to Australia it's probably Sydney.

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101 annon  
Last month

Hunter won't be in Sydney, rumour is probably playing overseas

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Dunkman  
Last month

Doing well co far in Latvia, I did hear Japan but when Goorj signed I thought he would stay, certainly now it looks like Bolden going as well.

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Andrew  
Two weeks ago

Kouat Noi is returning to the Sydney Kings on a 3 year deal

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Dunkman  
Two weeks ago

Nice bench signing, can be very useful in games, not quite the nba that he told everyone he was going to, in fairness his game could suit the nba. As Roth once remarked, the nbl has quite a few players that could play nba.

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AngusH  
Two weeks ago

Happy Noi is returning. He's far surpassed my expectations and I'm looking forward to seeing what Goorj can do with him. Outside of just bomb from deep I think he's developed a bit as a bully-ball tweener forward offensively at the NBL level, similar to how he has looked in the NBL1 when I've watched him there.

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Mid-30s-baller  
Two weeks ago

Any Wildcats supporters slightly concerned with the roster heading into free agency?
We have youth and emerging potential on the bench but is that necessarily considered depth.
Michael Harris lights it up in NBL1 but also plays big minutes. Doesn't ever seem to get on the court long enough to warm up for the Wildcats. Nance and Henshall we can only assume will get minutes after a year of training with the team and hopefully have a break out season. Everyone seems to love Hyrum and Wags but they are both role players/hype guys and having both in the same position doesn’t really seem like a good fit to me. Surely Okwera isn’t going to be the big coming off the bench. We need a solid centre to back up Pinder and have not had one for quite a while. I am not convinced Jack Andrew will ever be elevated from DP either. With little room left to move pieces, it will be interesting to see how they look to improve the roster.

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

Any Wildcats supporters slightly concerned with the roster heading into free agency?

Yes.

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Rareairunc  
Two weeks ago

Jjs have extended jack mcveigh three years abd anthony drmic for another season. The core of this team is now locked in. Now interesting to see what they do with Lee and Crawford

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Rareairunc  
Two weeks ago

Sorry the jjs have extended mcveigh another two years so locked in for three years now

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MaxM  
Two weeks ago

Perthworld, according to your logic that Perth have the worst coach in the league, their roster must be pretty damn good to have finished 2nd seed and almost beaten the eventual champs?

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Mid-30s-baller  
Two weeks ago

We have Bryce, who went on a tear to keep us a float in many games to get to second. I don't mind the roster, just feel what we need and spaces available aren’t necessarily lining up to make changes. But maybe the guys on the bench will actually be allowed to play this season. In which case, no idea how we might actually look because 3-4 bench players rarely took to the court. Bryce, Pinder and Usher were the only players to average over 10pts for the season. Hoping to see Doolittle score a bit more this season, definitely capable of averaging more than 8.97ppg.

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MaxM  
Two weeks ago

Some interesting signings according to Michael Randall, bit of merry go round:
- Le'Afa set to join Sydney as a replacement for Glover
- Mitch McCarron set to join NZ as a replacement for Le'Afa

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

It's a combination of both - this playing roster with Rillie. The latter requires even more firepower to paper over his deficiencies.

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Dunkman  
Last week

Waardenburg till end 26 and Goulding till end 27 seasons, both very good signings for Cairns and Melbourne.

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hoopie  
Last week

"With NBL free agency set to begin on Monday, United have Matthew Dellavedova, Shea Ili, Luke Travers, Kyle Bowen, Tanner Krebs, Flynn Cameron and Goulding all under contract. “

That's pretty strong in terms of 1-3 (possibly 4). Would they go with two import 5-men, or a 5 and a 5-4?

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Dunkman  
Last week

Cooks really getting good stats in the b league at present, problem is they haven't won a game since Mooney got injured.

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MaxM  
Last week

Perth have picked up Tai Webster's team option, but not corey Webster's.

You would think they are now out of the WMW race

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Gus3232  
Last week

Would it MaxM? They'll need another ball handler on the bench and there wouldn't be a lot of cash left if they succeed in getting WMW and perhaps another import.

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MaxM  
Last week

They literally have no spaces left now. Dontae Russo-Nance and Michael Harris are being elevated from DP to roster spots, Kyle Zunic and Corey Webster are departing.

With Tai and Jesse resigned, Perth have no local spots left unless they buy someone out.

So all they have left is an import/next star.

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Basket 91  
Last week

Perth right now
Webster/Russo-Nance
Cotton/Harris/Henshall
Harris/
Doolittle/Wagstaff/Okwera
Pinder

Unless cut or buy someone out they have one next star and a marquee/import.

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Andrew  
Last week

So here's the Wildcats squad. What type of import & next star do they need?
I personally think a big banger in the middle.

1. Tai Webster / Donte Russo-Nance
2. *Bryce Cotton / Ben Henshall
3. *Kristian Doolittle / Michael Harris
4. Hyrum Harris / Jesse Wagstaff
5. Keanu Pinder / David Okwera

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MaxM  
Last week

Import 4/5 to start alongside Pinder in place of Hyrum, who can also play some solo 5 as well.

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Dunkman  
Last week

Simon Mitchell, GM of basketball operations. He's always been a very personable people person, good luck to him, him and Kelly should be good together.

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MaxM  
Last week

Wow - New Zealand apparently are likely to sign Jonah bolden and Mojave king according to Michael Randall

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MaxM  
Last week

Wow - New Zealand apparently are likely to sign Jonah bolden and Mojave king according to Michael Randall

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Dunkman  
Last week

Kings without both fives from last season if true and rumours are correct.

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LV  
Last week

Where's Hunter going?

Would be a good pickup for United to replace Hukporti.

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word14  
Last week

Most likely spot for Hunter has been reported as the Phoenix

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Dunkman  
Last week

I'd be tipping Japan

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AngusH  
Last week

Yep, Japan is what I've heard is most likely.

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Kolzee  
Last week

Not sure about bolden but hard to judge for nbl from last season. He wasn't overwhelming but most of the kings underperformed.

King is solid but doesn't seem to fit either SG or PG so I guess just a backup combo guard. Would prefer leafa

Also lots of rumors WMW to the kings which looks more likely than cats and bullets based on rosters

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PyroCross  
Last week

Breakers-wise, I hear that they're the favourites to sign McCarron, Cam Gliddon appears to be re-signing and Dame Sarr is the upcoming Next Star coming to Auckland.

With that in mind, the Breakers rotation would look like this:

Bolden / Pineau / (Local - Risetto?)
Import* / Mennenga
Import* / (Local - Te Rangi?)
Sarr (NS) / King / Gliddon
PJC* / McCarron

While a little less Kiwi than anticipated, there is some talent there. Would like to see Te Rangi return and be the veteran/hustle-oriented leader on the bench.

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Dunkman  
Last week

The free agents list is out, Hukporti listed at United as next star, how long do next stars contracts go, seem like he been here for ever.

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RobT  
Last week


PyroCross, I like your line up but ask is Bolden a STARTING Centre with Pineau as back-up. Would rather see Bolden start at the 4 with an import Centre. As in:

Import*/ Pineau / (Local - Risetto?)
Bolden / Mennenga
Import* / (Local - Te Rangi?)
Sarr (NS) / King / Gliddon
PJC* / McCarron

Small detail, just think that they need a bit more size and see that as the C's role.

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Dunkman  
Last week

List missing Pinder and Doolittle as contracted players, perhaps more missed

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Dunkman  
Last week

Gary Clarke on list, hawks better get the cheque book out.

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Dunkman  
Last week

Cooks also missing, if his signing is legitimate.

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hoopie  
Last week

RobT that's a very weak bench imo

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MaxM  
Last week

Savvy move from Perth to renegotiate Dontae Russo-Nance into another DP season, rather than a full roster spot.

They now have a free local roster spot.

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RobT  
Last week


I agree hoopie, I was referring to the 4/5 spot only. Without a couple of gun imports, their starters look weak.

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rareairunc  
Last week

I've heard WMW has now ruled jj's out as he feels its a lose-lose situation. if they win again they've already done that and if they dont win it all again its his fault and they should've kept j.crawford. Sydney and brisbane front runners at this stage with sydney most likely

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MaxM  
Last week

Yeah apparently WMW to Sydney...

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Dunkman  
Earlier this week

Cooks back in the winners circle with the return of Mooney to the team. Both with very good stats, kings need to bring that defensive big in the middle.

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MaxM  
Earlier this week

Kyrin galloway has agreed to a multi-year deal with Cairns, per Michael Randall

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Dunkman  
Earlier this week

Very good result for taipans if true, Waardenburg in the five, his best spot and Galloway in the four, building nicely.

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KET  
Earlier this week

Shittttt another one gets away.
Sigh.

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PyroCross  
Earlier this week

So the WMW situation confuses me.

Doesn't seem like there's money in Perth, and I doubt Tai will accept a bench role.
The Tassie option appears to have gone.
Sydney was thought to be the favourite, but has that stance now gone?
Brisbane wants to sign WMW to a roster with Isaac White, Mitch Norton and Shannon Scott already signed to play the 1?

Did the marquee FA market fall out the bottom for Will?

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word14  
Earlier this week

Is Gorjok Gak to Tassie anything other than rumour at this stage? Or is it a deal that's been/set to be done

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Dunkman  
Earlier this week

Tomorrow might start the ball rolling, imo Gak is just a rumour, agents getting their players out there, it's quite often the case the ones that are very quiet or no rumours get done.

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word14  
Earlier this week

Fair point, if the JJs don't get Lee back I wouldn’t be surprised if he was a target for them though

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MaxM  
Earlier this week

Ausssie Hoopla Free Agency tracker has Gak to Jackies. nOt reported anywhere else.

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word14  
Earlier this week

We'll wait and see then

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MaxM  
Earlier this week

Perth interested in Lat Mayen, per Lachy Reid

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a5ian nbl fan  
Earlier this week

The mayen doesn't make sense for me doolittle / hyrum would be started the devlopment of henshall then wagstaff and okwera.

like Lachy reid also report Travers was gonna be back at perth this last season

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KET  
Earlier this week

I like the NBA trade deadline approach of the NBL having a live stream

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Hendo8888  
Earlier this week

Is there any legitimacy to Motum returning? Or is it just same rumour we get this time every year?

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Dunkman  
Earlier this week

Motom playing b2 league, I'm not certain he’d be good enough anymore, certainly for the money he’d want.

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Dunkman  
Earlier this week

Sobey officially to SEM confirmed. Time will tell on this signing, certainly at defensive end.

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LaPark  
Earlier this week

So far we've got

Wani Swaka Lo Buluk - 3 years with the Hawks
Bul Kuok - 3 years with the Kings
Jonah Bolden - 1 year with the Breakers
Mitch McCarron - 2 years with the Breakers
Mojave King - 1 year with the Breakers
Nathan Sobey - 2 years with Phoenix (mutual option 2nd year)
Angus Glover - 2 years with Phoenix
Keli Leaupepe - 3 years with the Kings
Lat Mayen - 1 year with the 36ers
Deng Adel - 1 year with the Bullets
Kyrin Galloway - 2 years with the Taipans
Gorjock Gak - 2 years with the JackJumpers
Tyler Robertson - 3 years with the Kings
Jackson Makoi - 1 year with the Taipans

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Dunkman  
Earlier this week

Nice work LaPark, keep it up thanks.

Some good signings and some very average, Deng is playing 2nd league in France, maybe some these guys are total budget players.

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LaPark  
Earlier this week

Izayah Le'Afa - 2 years with the Kings

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LV  
Earlier this week

Cooks, Kuol, L'Afa - Kings will be locking everyone down at the defensive end

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LV  
Earlier this week

Ian Clark is the interesting big name other than WMW- he's still available? I remember he indicated interest in staying in NBL

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LV  
Earlier this week

Sorry! Gary Clark from the Hawks I meant to say

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AngusH  
Earlier this week

Tyler Robertson looks like an interesting signing. 5 year college player so a little older, strong senior season stat wise.

Gary Clark loves Australia by all reports, I think he'll be back, but the Hawks will need to pay up if it will be in Illawarra.

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Mystro  
Earlier this week

Pretty happy with the Breakers signings so far.

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AngusH  
Earlier this week

Same, Breakers have done well. McCarron will be fine in a bench role, King might be an impact player, and Mody might be able to get more out of Bolden who turned into a bit of a one-trick pony after the game where he caught fire from deep last season.

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Kolzee  
Earlier this week

Agree mystro. The panel were talking of them signing an import centre but I'd rather a pf that can play some sf and a high level sg

Brantley and barry brown returning would be fine!

Interesting theirs some whispers of mantas returning but I can't see it happening personally. Think of he misses the nba he'd rather Europe

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Basket 91  
Earlier this week

Breakers signings have upside although risk involved.

Will still need another decent local player if Delany leaves.

If Rubstavicius comes back will help.

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Mystro  
Earlier this week

Both Mennenga & Bolden are listed as 6'8" forwards so I wouldn’t be opposed to a 6’10” 6’11” import Centre. Then an Import SF in the ilk of Hopson, athletic with a handle, decent 3 ball.

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Dunkman  
Earlier this week

Bolden is at least 6'10", he’s always wanted to be a guard and imo kept his height less. Menengas stats in his Greece stint are not that encouraging and he’s playing big minutes. PJC covers a lot holes though.

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Dunkman  
Earlier this week

With the signing of Gak to JJs, Roth is probably going to get him to be a polished diamond from a rough one, you would think Lee becomes available.

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MaxM  
Earlier this week

Bolden has been listed at 6'8 his entire college and professional career - he is not 6'10.

Jordan Hunter is 6'10 and Bolden is noticeably shorter than him, Pinder looked taller than Bolden as well when they played.

Mystro - it's been reported that Bolden is gonna be playing PF at NZ, which is more of his natural position.

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word14  
Earlier this week

Yeah very keen to see how Roth molds Gak to be a JJs player

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Kolzee  
Earlier this week

Mystro - if breakers sign import C & SF then who's going to play SG?? The nbl doesn't suit import centres IMO. They're generally whistled out of the game even on offence so provide poor value. Like big sauce

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Mystro  
Earlier this week

Maybe Rubstavicius returns as a NS if there isn't any draft interest?

PJC / McCarron
Rubstavicius / King
Import / ?
Bolden / Mennenga
Import / Pineau

Anzac Rissetto
Dan Fotu
Reuban TeRangi

Any other local options?

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Drexler  
Earlier this week

Safe to assume that WMW to Perth is kaput considering Cats weren't mentioned in the list of teams chasing him on marketplace today? I read on Cats FB supporters page (likely nonsense) Baynes and Cats potentially in talks. Dunno how I feel about that is he scrap heap material or just a crappy season? Seems to be roidy with the outbursts and physical play.

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Dunkman  
Earlier this week

Delaney is still under contract? I believe, he's a four. It looks to me that breakers are spending less this season.

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EssenX  
Earlier this week

Delaney has a player option and won't be taking it up apparently so Bolden is his replacement.

Pardon would be great to bring back as an import C and Ian Clark or similar would make the team very competitive.

Dame Sarr has been linked to the Breakers. As much as I loved Mantas, Sarr is an upgrade.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this week

I read on Cats FB supporters page (likely nonsense) Baynes and Cats potentially in talks. Dunno how I feel about that is he scrap heap material or just a crappy season? Seems to be roidy with the outbursts and physical play.

It reads like fan fiction, even SEG aren't that dumb surely.

He definitely appears roidy.

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MaxM  
Earlier this week

I don't agree that Dame Sarr would be better than Mantas - Mantas was statistically the best next star last year from a production stand point and one of the most offensive offensive players in the league.

Sarr is much higher up draft boards because he's 18 and more athletic, but scouting reports I have read suggest he lacks a lack of polish and creation - which is what you would expect.

Also apparently Mantas is definitely not back next year. If not drafted, then will be in Europe. Unfortunate, he was so smooth to watch.

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MaxM  
Earlier this week

Most efficient offensive players*

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Dunkman  
Earlier this week

Mantas was great, will be a better player than some of those drafted.

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Dunkman  
Yesterday

Initial surge now all quiet. Hopefully WMW makes his decision so sides can start chasing othe point guards.

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AngusH  
Yesterday

Yeah once MWM decides I think we'll start seeing some updates re: imports as well.

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TrevorTorrance  
Yesterday

what did I miss? The cats get no one?

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LoveBroker  
Yesterday

what did I miss? The cats get no one?


Yes they got no one.

They tried a couple and failed.

But they already have much of their roster filled and are only looking for 2 spots.

https://nbl.com.au/news/how-perth-gained-added-roster-flexibility

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TrevorTorrance  
Yesterday

ok damn- thanks

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word14  
Yesterday

Jackjumpers have parted ways with Jarred Bairstow. No surprise as they have to clear some spots for Gorjok Gak as well as promoting MacDonald from DP to main roster. Expect a similar announcement regarding the departure of Tom Vodanovich in the coming days. Bairstows departure leaves Magnay, McVeigh, MacDonald, Steindl and Krslovic as the 5 players who have been with the JJs from the beginning who will play with them in NBL25.

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Jimmyhooper15  
Yesterday

WMW is asking for huge dollars on multiple years. Way out of Perth's range after some talks they just can’t meet his demands.

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Billy Bob  
Yesterday

Wmw is talented and in demand, but has he shown consistency to warrant it?
You can go back to juniors, to college etc, injuries and inconsistency always follow him.
Season before last was great, took the breakers to a sniff of a championship, and showed every bit of his talent, but are we going to see it next year or more injuries etc?

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Dunkman  
Yesterday

Agree 100% Billy Bob, it's a risk and reward signing, hopefully who gets him it’s more reward.

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