2011/12 NBL Season/off-season news/Boomers


Re: 2011/12 NBL Season/off-season news/Boomers

Postby Gozu » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:49 pm

Big news so close to the start of the season but the Townsville Crocs today sacked both of their imports Jason Forte and Curtis Withers, can't remember that happening before.
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Re: 2011/12 NBL Season/off-season news/Boomers

Postby Pup » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:46 pm

Gozu wrote:Big news so close to the start of the season but the Townsville Crocs today sacked both of their imports Jason Forte and Curtis Withers, can't remember that happening before.


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Re: 2011/12 NBL Season/off-season news/Boomers

Postby Gozu » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:15 pm

Poor play, both were puting up very ordinary numbers during the Crocs pre-season games.
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Re: 2011/12 NBL Season/off-season news/Boomers

Postby Pup » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:04 pm

Gozu wrote:Poor play, both were puting up very ordinary numbers during the Crocs pre-season games.



Pretty poor recruiting if thats the case.
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Re: 2011/12 NBL Season/off-season news/Boomers

Postby Gozu » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:38 pm

Pup wrote:
Gozu wrote:Poor play, both were puting up very ordinary numbers during the Crocs pre-season games.



Pretty poor recruiting if thats the case.


Yeah I think an unfortunate combination of that and the Crocs tightening their belts in recent times.

A bit of talk around they might be trying to lure 2011 league MVP former Hawks gun Gary Ervin who has just parted ways with his club in the Ukraine and that they might sign a local just to replace Withers.
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Re: 2011/12 NBL Season/off-season news/Boomers

Postby Gozu » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:13 am

Day 2 of the Cable Beach Invitational in WA and Perth defeated Guangsha Lions 73-47. For the Wildcats Matthew Knight scored 12, Everard Bartlett 11 and Kevin Lisch 10 and for the Lions Han Jun Zhang had 10 points.
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Re: 2011/12 NBL Season/off-season news/Boomers

Postby Gozu » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:04 am

Two pre-season games tonight with Melbourne defeating Townsville 100-91. The Tigers were lead by Seth Scott with 21, Chris Goulding with 20 and Kevin Braswell with 19 and Ben Allen & Michael Cedar had 21 & 16 respectively for the Crocs.

Also final day at the Cable Beach Invitational in WA with Perth beating Shanghai Sharks 71-47. Matthew Knight scored 13 for the Wildcats and Elijah Millsap had 14 pts & 12 reb for the Sharks.
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Re: 2011/12 NBL Season/off-season news/Boomers

Postby Magpiespower » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:36 am

Pup wrote:
Gozu wrote:Poor play, both were puting up very ordinary numbers during the Crocs pre-season games.

Pretty poor recruiting if thats the case.


Sounds like a throwback to the 80s.

When sight-unseen imports with impressive resumes turned out to be absolute duds.

Most famous being one import who couldn't dunk.

Then there was the "Pacific Shrink."

Imports would leave the US as giants and arrive here as (relative) midgets.

Pretty sure the record was a centre who landed half-a-foot shorter...

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Re: 2011/12 NBL Season/off-season news/Boomers

Postby Gozu » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:24 pm

Magpiespower wrote:Sounds like a throwback to the 80s.

When sight-unseen imports with impressive resumes turned out to be absolute duds.

Most famous being one import who couldn't dunk.

Then there was the "Pacific Shrink."

Imports would leave the US as giants and arrive here as (relative) midgets.

Pretty sure the record was a centre who landed half-a-foot shorter...

:lol:


Yeah I clearly remember all the 'pacific shrink' stuff but with the internet can't really happen much anymore.

With this situation the most concerning part is Crocs coach Paul Woolpert has supposedly coached Forte before and he reckons back then he had decent PG skills (7 years ago) but now is supposedly too bulky to play it (he's built like a rugby player) which reeks of incompetence on his and the Crocs part.

The other import Withers was listed on various websites as between 6-6 and 6-8 which should sound alarm bells already but the Crocs wanted a back to the basket banger type and this guy turned out to be more an athletic take his man off the dribble type. Again pure incompetence on the coach and staff. Earlier in the off-season Woolpert and the Crocs were talking about recruiting a big monster import to replace Schenscher and the talk goes the guy they focused all their attention on fell through at the 11th hour so they settled for Withers who was obviously far from a big monster.

If as looks likely they're able to land a proven star import in Gary Ervin that would at least take the pressure off Woolpert and their admin and ensure they won't be terrible and might even be a playoff contender. After winning the league MVP award with Wollongong in 2011 Ervin played this past season in the Ukraine where initially he struggled and then played great over the last 2/3 of the season but then his club seemingly ran out of money and started to stop paying him so they mutually agreed to tear up the contract (that stuff is pretty common in Europe) and seems keen to come back to the NBL where he doesn't have to worry about dodgy stuff like that going on. Often the case with the NBL, teams can't afford to pay massive salaries like they can in Europe but you know clubs here won't dick you around with your money.
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Re: 2011/12 NBL Season/off-season news/Boomers

Postby RustyCage » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:42 am

Magpiespower wrote:
Pup wrote:
Gozu wrote:Poor play, both were puting up very ordinary numbers during the Crocs pre-season games.

Pretty poor recruiting if thats the case.


Sounds like a throwback to the 80s.

When sight-unseen imports with impressive resumes turned out to be absolute duds.

Most famous being one import who couldn't dunk.

Then there was the "Pacific Shrink."

Imports would leave the US as giants and arrive here as (relative) midgets.

Pretty sure the record was a centre who landed half-a-foot shorter...

:lol:


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Re: 2011/12 NBL Season/off-season news/Boomers

Postby Gozu » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:43 am

Jo Jo English wasn't that bad at all just as a former teammate of Jordan's at the Chicago Bulls people expected him to dominate.
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Re: 2011/12 NBL Season/off-season news/Boomers

Postby Gozu » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:02 pm

It's official the Townsville Crocs have announed the signing of 2011 NBL MVP Gary Ervin.

http://www.nbl.com.au/news/article/2012 ... ary-ervin/
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Re: 2011/12 NBL Season/off-season news/Boomers

Postby Gozu » Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:32 pm

Townsville have now completed their roster with the signing of second import Larry Abney.

He's previously played with the Taipans and of course the Crocs before that and has recently been playing in the NZ league.
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Re: 2011/12 NBL Season/off-season news/Boomers

Postby Gozu » Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:10 pm

Townsville remain in the news with last seasons import Eddie Gill today signed by the Milwaukee Bucks.
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Re: 2011/12 NBL Season/off-season news/Boomers

Postby Pup » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:05 pm

We going to get some previews for the season and round 1 from you Gozu?
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Re: 2011/12 NBL Season/off-season news/Boomers

Postby Brodlach » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:13 pm

Silly to start the season on Sunday against the SANFL grand final. Would liked to have gone.
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Re: 2011/12 NBL Season/off-season news/Boomers

Postby Pup » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:19 pm

Brodlach wrote:Silly to start the season on Sunday against the SANFL grand final. Would liked to have gone.


Was thinking the same thing! Would have thought a friday or saturday game would have been much smarter
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Re: 2011/12 NBL Season/off-season news/Boomers

Postby Gozu » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:17 pm

Pup wrote:We going to get some previews for the season and round 1 from you Gozu?


I'm going to put up all the new rosters in a new thread either later today or tonight :)
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Re: 2011/12 NBL Season/off-season news/Boomers

Postby Johno6 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:18 pm

whats the prices this season?
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Re: 2011/12 NBL Season/off-season news/Boomers

Postby Brodlach » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:31 pm

Round 1 Injury Report
October 04, 2012, 12:46 PM AESTBy: NBL

Links:Round 1 Injuries

Below is an update of the injury status of all National Basketball League (NBL) teams as reported by each iiNet NBL Championship club as at 4 October.

Adelaide 36ers
No injuries reported

Cairns Taipans
Dusty Ryhchart – Finger – Out 4 weeks

Melbourne Tigers
Adam Ballinger – Toe fracture – Out 1 to 2 weeks

New Zealand Breakers
Dillon Boucher – Illness - Fitness test
Will Hudson – Illness - Fitness test
Josh Bloxham – High ankle strain – Out 3 to 4 weeks

Perth Wildcats
Brad Robbins – Wrist – Will not play

Sydney Kings
No injuries reported

Townsville Crocodiles
No injuries reported

Wollongong Hawks
Tyson Demos - Knee – Out 4 weeks
Tim Coenraad - Foot - Subject to medical clearance
Larry Davidson - Knee - Subject to medical clearance
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