Sir_Bastian
Last month

Derrick Walton Jnr rumor

Been reading a rumor that Derrick Walton Jnr is in discussions with the 36ers.
There could be something to this with him being mates with DJV from sydney days. And with DJV having a lot of pull with who we sign, it could be a real possibility.

Thoughts?

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Spinner  
Last month

Certainly remember the name, but I don't recall how good or bad he was?

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word14  
Last month

Spinner, in NBL23 for the kings he averaged 16pts, 4 rebs and 6 asts a game in 26 games. Had similar numbers across the playoffs and went on to be named Grand Final MVP and was on the All-NBL first team. He's also played 45 NBA games for the Heat, Pistons and Clippers.

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Master Chief  
Last month

Really can't fault this signing if it does happen.

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word14  
Last month

A special mention should also go to his 45 point game against SEM which went to double OT. Went just over 50% from the field but knocked down 12/13 free throws.

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AngusH  
Last month

As a Kings fan I'd happily take him back. He was frustratingly careless with the ball at times, but after a bit of a dip midseason he finished strong and was probably our best overall player down the stretch.

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Basket 91  
Last month

Be good if Sixers got him over the line.

If Sixers go 3 imports should go one proven experienced guy in the league who is high character and the other 2 new to the league as can get cheaper if scout well.

Need to get the right pf next to Humphries has been an issue the last few years - Wiley and Franks were good players just poor fits next to Humphries and DJ.

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Jonno  
Last month

Walton would be the best import guard the 36ers have had in years if we got him, it would be an amazing signing

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word14  
Last month

If they can the right pieces to compliment Humphries and DJV they have the potential to be a really good team

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Dunkman  
Last month

Gun but very top end of the payment bracket, plays D when it's need to win as well, came a across as a good team man as well looking from the outside.

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Ben  
Last month

Get him to Brisbane.

Then the Sixers can have 'son of an NBA player' point guard Shannon Scott. I promise he's really great guys, almost averaging a triple double in Taiwan.

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Kolzee  
Last month

A a breakers fan I don't want to see him back unless he's for us. Killed us in the finals series along with glover!!

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Dorito  
Earlier this month

Looks like the Sixers missed out on Walton, looks like Sem are starting to put together a good roster.

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Pablo Escobar  
Earlier this month

Just add him to the list. Sixers cannot land anyone bar Mayen who is an SA kid.

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word14  
Earlier this month

Shame the 36ers missed out on him, he'd help improve any team in this league

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Dunkman  
Earlier this month

He would have played with DJV in one of the kings titles, probably gets down to money. SEM really opening the purse strings.

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Kolzee  
Earlier this month

DJV is kidding himself thinking he's the key figure to putting together a quality roster like he commented. Reckons all signings are going through him. Even if true that's not the good thing he thinks it is! I'd put money on him throwing his toys and leaving reasonably soon. He still thinks he should be in the nba anyway

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NP  
Earlier this month

If Justin Simon or Cleveland end up at the 36ers then that's on part to DJV. He advocated for Humphries and Cleveland. Cleveland might be out of reach so he’s gone to his old teammate who plays exactly the same Justin Simon.

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Pablo Escobar  
Two weeks ago

So the players are now choosing the other players on the team at the Sixers?

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Q Anon  
Two weeks ago

How do you think Kevin Brooks ended up in Adelaide or Al Harrington in Sydney or or or of course players recruit guys they know.

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Peter  
Two weeks ago

I expect it would be normal for key players to suggest possible targets and be asked their opinion about potential recruits, eg character, team fit etc

Final decision would (or should) be with coach and head of basketball.

Once they decide on a player, it would be best to do whatever you can to get them to your club, including have coach and key players (particularly if they know them) contact the player to advocate for the club and try to convince them to sign.

So the club no doubt are discussing potential recruits with DJV (and Isaac etc) to check if any potential issues or if they can help in recruiting them. Doesn't mean any of the players are calling the shots, they will be involved in some way, depends on how they interpret the involvement in their own mind. Either way, no harm in letting them think what they want if it gets players buy in

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Master Chief  
Two weeks ago

Were Adelaide ever truly in the mix for Walton JR? From what I understand, they're going hard to nail a high level point. SEM must cashed up this season.

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Kolzee  
Two weeks ago

Humphries was at Adelaide before DJV. And you'd hope they would've resigned him with our without DJVs approval. If not the club will go nowhere

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Kolzee  
Two weeks ago

I agree with you Peter an effective process would involve consultation with players but that is not how DJV has commented it is working.

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Ballin Fan  
Two weeks ago

It's not like a previous 36ers coach went out and hired an import guard that every one warned him away from...
and it completely blew up in his face….

Maybe this is a deliberate leak which is saying
Hey the front office is now going to take advice from players and others into account.
And the front office is now happy to have recommendations from players also.

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Peter  
Two weeks ago

Thought DJV actual words were "they are running recruiting by him" or something to that effect?

This to me means they are looking for his input and knowledge / thoughts about a potential recruit, not necessarily his approval. I'm sure they are asking more than just him for input, but ultimately it's the coach and recruiters call. if an import has good chemistry with our top signed players and the players feel like they have input, they should buy in, both of which are a good thing.

If they say we want a defensive 3 (example only), then of course he would throw some names up of players he thinks would work or he knows. The same happens with staff in any business.

I suspect people read more into the comment and DJV was happy to let them think he has more input on decisions.

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Dunkman  
Two weeks ago

At a guess I'd say most sides senior players get asked, it would just make sense.

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a5ian nbl fan  
Two weeks ago

I mean Walton Jr chose to come to SEM. I don't know where this rumour first started I thought it started when franklin was released

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Peter  
Two weeks ago

Thought DJV actual words were "they are running recruiting by him" or something to that effect?

This to me means they are looking for his input and knowledge / thoughts about a potential recruit, not necessarily his approval. I'm sure they are asking more than just him for input, but ultimately it's the coach and recruiters call. if an import has good chemistry with our top signed players and the players feel like they have input, they should buy in, both of which are a good thing.

If they say we want a defensive 3 (example only), then of course he would throw some names up of players he thinks would work or he knows. The same happens with staff in any business.

I suspect people read more into the comment and DJV was happy to let them think he has more input on decisions.

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Kolzee  
Two weeks ago

That all sounds rosy peter but what happens when a coach wants a player and a player (djv for this example) doesn't agree?

A group of chums isn't what's needed for a high performing team.

Anyway time to move on. I reckon we'll get the answer from their performance this season.

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a5ian nbl fan  
Two weeks ago

Im nor sure DJV is the guy they need to seek I rather see Adelaide build pieces around ICE

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