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Who takes the 2019/20 Title?

  • Adelaide 36ers

    Votes: 1 2.6%
  • Brisbane Bullets

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Cairns Taipans

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Illawarra Hawks

    Votes: 3 7.9%
  • Melbourne United

    Votes: 8 21.1%
  • New Zealand Breakers

    Votes: 1 2.6%
  • Perth Wildcats

    Votes: 14 36.8%
  • South East Melbourne Phoenix

    Votes: 10 26.3%
  • Sydney Kings

    Votes: 1 2.6%

  • Total voters
    38
  • Poll closed .

Luuuc

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With moves already happening and free agency just over a week away, I guess this is a good time to get the new thread underway?
Significant news so far:
Adelaide - Moved to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Brisbane - Re-signed Lemanis for 3 years
Illawarra - Matt Flinn signed as head coach
Perth - Trevor Gleeson re-signed for 3 more seasons as head coach
South East Melbourne:
- Join the NBL, with Simon Mitchell as head coach, Ian Stacker & Judd Flavell as assistants, Tommy Greer as GM. Same home court as United.
- Ben Madgen and Mitch Creek (presumably with out clauses) the first players signed
Sydney:
- Will Weaver signed as head coach
- Tom Wilson, who was contracted for the upcoming season, was granted a release from his contract to pursue an AFL career as a Category B rookie.
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Signings tracker

Adelaide

Jacob Wiley*
Daniel Johnson
Anthony Drmic
Jack McVeigh
Harry Froling
Ramone Moore*
Deshon Taylor*
Brendan Teys
Kevin White
Daniel Dillion
Obi Kyei
Eric Griffin*

Brisbane
Cam Gliddon
Matt Hodgson
Reuben TeRangi
Mika Vukona
Jason Cadee
Nathan Sobey
Taylor Braun*
EJ Singler*
Lamar Patterson*

Cairns
Jarrod Kenney
Majok Deng
Tom Jervis
Mirko Djeric
Fabijan Krslovic
Kouat Noi
Cameron Oliver*
Nate Jawai
Scott Machado*
George Blagojevic
Anthony Fisher
DJ Newbill*

Illawarra
Todd Blanchfield
AJ Ogilvy
Tim Coenraad
Emmett Naar
Daniel Grida
Angus Glover
Sunday Dech
Sam Froling
Josh Boone*
Aaron Brooks*
LaMelo Ball #
David Andersen

Melbourne
Mitch McCarron
Chris Goulding
Sam McDaniel
Melo Trimble*
David Barlow
Alex Pledger
Tohi Smith-Milner
Shawn Long*
Shea Ili
Casey Prather*
Jo Lual-Acuil Jr.

New Zealand
Tom Abercrombie
Corey Webster
Finn Delaney
Jarrad Weeks
Jordan Ngatai
Rob Loe
RJ Hampton#
Scotty Hopson*
Tom Vodanovich
Sek Henry*
Chris Obekpa*
Ater Majok

Perth
Bryce Cotton*
Nick Kay
Mitch Norton
Rhys Vague
Damian Martin
Jesse Wagstaff
Clint Steindl
Terrico White*
Majok Majok
Wani Swaka Lo Buluk
Dario Hunt*

South East Melbourne
Tai Wesley*
Ben Madgen
Mitch Creek
Adam Gibson
Chima Moneke
Dan Trist
Dane Pineau
Kyle Adnam
Kendall Stephens
Deng Acuoth
Terry Armstrong#
John Roberson*
Keith Benson*

Sydney
Andrew Bogut
Kevin Lisch
Brad Newley
Daniel Kickert
Tom Wilson
Jordan Hunter
Casper Ware*
Craig Moller
Shaun Bruce
Kuany Kuany
Didi Louzada#
Jae’Sean Tate*

* = Import
# = Next Star
 
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Royces Hart

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With moves already happening and free agency just over a week away, I guess this is a good time to get the new thread underway?

Significant news so far:

Adelaide:
- Move to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Illawarra:
- Matt Flinn signed as head coach

Perth:
- Trevor Gleeson re-signed for 3 more seasons as head coach

South East Melbourne:
- Join the NBL, with Simon Mitchell as head coach, Ian Stacker & Judd Flavell as assistants, Tommy Greer as GM. Same home court as United.
- Ben Madgen and Mitch Creek (presumably with out clauses) the first players signed

Sydney:
- Will Weaver signed as head coach
Who is Will Weaver?

I see that he is the Long Island Nets Coach but also a Boomers assistant coach. He is an American and I can’t see any previous Australian connection other than working with Brett Brown at Philly. Is that how he came to be a Boomers assistant?
 

Luuuc

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Who’s the big fella that never misses hook shots for the wildcats, I hope Phoenix sign him
Brandt was still under contract with the Wildcats for next season, but we released him to chase opportunities in Europe.
(Not that that makes it impossible for him to end up at SEM, considering we did the same thing years ago with CJ Bruton and then he just went straight to another NBL team!)

Btw I will try to keep the first post in this thread updated as I see new signings
 
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nahnah

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Sep 26, 2012
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Brandt was still under contract with the Wildcats for next season, but we released him to chase opportunities in Europe.
(Not that that makes it impossible for him to end up at SEM, considering we did the same thing years ago with CJ Bruton and then he just went straight to another NBL team!)

Btw I will try to keep the first post in this thread updated as I see new signings
I haven’t really followed much since the dragons left but the few games I have seen of him he has been unguardable, does not miss his hook shots
 

Luuuc

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I haven’t really followed much since the dragons left but the few games I have seen of him he has been unguardable, does not miss his hook shots
Wasn't quite as big of a weapon this past season, but mostly due to injury interruptions. He's as good an aussie big man as we have in the NBL, and overall he got the better of Bogut, which had to be good for his confidence (and maybe contributed to him wanting to give Europe a go). Guys like him with genuine low post moves are kinda rare these days, sadly.
 

Luuuc

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Not confirmed yet?
He tweeted this himself a little while ago:
Iight. Everyone is blowing me up. I'll just go ahead and say I'm excited to sign with @MelbUnitedHQ ! Thank you @NZBreakers for the opportunity and support last season. I look forward to joining one of my good friends @_STAYMELO this upcoming @NBL season. Let's go!!!!!
...but has subsequently deleted the tweet, so I guess it's a done deal but not "official" just yet.
[ETA] Actually maybe he didn't delete the tweet, but just set his account to private and that's why I can no longer see it.
Either way, I think he's off to Melbourne.
 

Look2Me4Guidance

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He tweeted this himself a little while ago:

...but has subsequently deleted the tweet, so I guess it's a done deal but not "official" just yet.
[ETA] Actually maybe he didn't delete the tweet, but just set his account to private and that's why I can no longer see it.
Either way, I think he's off to Melbourne.
Yes just checked.

That’s awesome. He and Melo in the pick n roll will be awesome
 

Luuuc

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In the space of a couple of days they've gone from Umm Melbourne are you planning to sign anyone? And you let the MVP runner-up walk?? to Ooh damn, this team means business.
 
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