Years ago

This week's NBL rumours

The backup point heading to the Tigers was said to be Nathan Crosswell, and then a few doubted that, but it looks like it is on the cards after all.

As we suspected, Shane Heal is all but officially announced as leading the Dragons and will be given the role of choosing his support cast given that his head coach wouldn't know much about the Australian basketball landscape at all.

Brad Davidson would suit Adelaide nicely and may accept a role off the bench, but Singapore is also an option.

Russell Hinder is the man of the off-season with a swag of offers but the tip seems to be Townsville or Sydney.

Luke Kendall is another fancied potential free agent but may not necessarily be leaving the Kings as has been mentioned here and there. Seems to be testing his market value but, that said, the Kings will need to open their wallet wider to keep him.

Adam Caporn has been tipped to move on from the Hawks because you'd suspect they have money tied up in Groves and Campbell. He's an 8 point player though which could make negotiations tough with some teams. Haven't heard him linked to NZ, but they have lost Tait to Europe and Henare is often questioned for his ability to start at the point.

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Years ago

Whats the latest on Oscar and Jacob? Have they had approaches from other clubs that they are considering or is it just a matter of working out contract details with the Sixers?

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Years ago

They have both had interest from other clubs, and are both in negotiations with the Sixers also.

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Years ago

Is it the 15th when transactions can officially start to happen?

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Years ago

Brad Davidson would be a very welcome inclussion to the 36ers, especially coming off the bench and supporting maher and farley, he could also easily slot into a starting roll if one of those 2 were to go down injured like maher did a few times last season, but with rychart leaving that would releave alot of salary cap pressure to sign another big name surely????.

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Years ago

Anyone else think we sholdve kept p. Rodgers with reeses retirement?

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Years ago

When is the cut off that players can talk to other clubs? Eg Holmes has an option on his final year of his contract but when is the cut off that he can't talk to other clubs again. (and the same for Forman?)

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Years ago

I don't think we should have kept Rogers. Whilst he is a good player, to me seems a bit injury prone???

Would have been good to see a player like Simon Dwight suit up for the sixers.

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Years ago

Rodgers sucked this year.

However players seem to do well under Smyth, and the rest of the Sixers team.

Could we sign Moore, Cullen, davidson + Import?

Possible in cash+points?

Import would have to be 18-n4 pt average a game and 8-12 rebound a game average.


With rees out
Rychart gone,

Import (use extra 10k) replace Rychart
Cullen (use extra 10k and whatever we had left last season)replace Rees
Moore (use extra 8k) replace Hambour
Davidson (use extra 5k) replace Gower

For Extra 2k and whatever is left for Forman and Holmes and Hill

1 Import
2 Cullen
3 Holmes
4 Farley
5 Maher

6 Davidson
8 Moore
9 Hill
10 Nash
11 Cooper
12 Forman

(Take out Moore if they can't afford it)

Do u think it is possible?

Can Sixers negotaite that well?

Can they afford it?

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Years ago

There is a big announcement due from the NBL tomorrow regarding the expansion into Asia.

Guess the Pirates license is going o/s after all.

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Years ago

Moore isn't an $8k upgrade on Hambour and Davidson doesn't cost $5k more than Gower. Gower doesn't even come under the cap. Nor would Forman and Cooper want to be 11th and 12th men. And you don't have a 7 in your list.

I think the free agency open season starts today or tomorrow.

Sixers will look for a Davidson/Shanahan-type to backup the point and then try for Hinder or an import to fill up the middle.

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Years ago

Did anyone read Matt's review of the Sixers season on

He was RIGHT on the spot.

He was correct

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Years ago

I think they will look at someone like Horvath for the big man, but thats just my opinion and i think yeah Davidson for the back up guard position..When will things be decided?

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Years ago

sixers will finish outside the finals this year, they wont be able to lure anyone with ine year deals and no cash, and some that are there are looking at other options, so the team could be of a very poor standard

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Years ago

So if the Free Agent season starts tomorrow (possibly) does that mean players like Forman and Holmes can look elsewhere or are they bound to stay with the 36ers?

I don't really understand what the last 2 weeks have been about when players can be approached by other teams? or have I got that wrong?

It's all a bit confusing. Can someone explain.

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Years ago

Forman is out of contract and can do whatever he wants. Holmes has a player option (which I've explained before).

Dusty was able to negotiate formally with Brisbane because Adelaide granted the Bullets permission to talk to him. Other free agents are not really meant to be in discussions, but there's nothing really stopping informal negotiations as far as I'm aware. e.g., an agent might say to someone from a club "so, if you were looking for a forward, what might you be willing to spend" - who knows.

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Years ago

I think the only thing that the 36ers have been lacking over the past 4years is a dominant, or at least "big", big man. Rees was big, but thats it, cooper has the leap, shot and mobility, but is a bean pole and gets thrown around in the key. Ive watched over the last three years teams just stroll to the hoop against the 36ers, I bet if someone was to look up the stats it would show that the 36ers have more points than any other team scored against them in the paint! Does that sound about right ???

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Years ago

I agree with you peter the 36ers needed a dominant big guy who won't get pushed arouned in the key and who can keep up with the pace of the game, saturday nights game at the dome woodvile VS south Rees was shocking.

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