2015/16 NBL Thread



  • For the very few of us who follow it (until it looks like the breakers might win again, then the numbers will grow...)
     
    just wanted to follow up this comment from ACTC
     
    I'm really wanting to support the Taipans, but a team that has both Worthington and Loughton, NO WAY. Happy for Starks though. Thought both he and Craig played awesome. Big fan of both Tragardh and Glindon also. Cam is an efficient offensive player and Glindon can play both ends. Loving the NBL this season. Have watched every game. The quality has gone up a few notches.

    Worthington i can understand, he's a fluffybunny (but now he's our fluffybunny. Which is strange as he was the most heckled player at any Cairns game) but what did Al do to get your ire?
     
    For Cairns it looks like last year was our window. Wilbekin was a big loss, Starks in no way replaces him, and also our older guys just aren't doing it this year (big Matty Burston aside). This brutal 5-game road trip has us behind the running, but that win in Adelaide on Saturday helped a lot. Looks like another year where away wins are gold. 
     
    Melbourne the runaway leaders. I fucking hate Chris Goulding. I can handle getting towelled up by a 6-foot-10 black guy, but a speccy-looking whit fluffybunny with a fluffy mo and a fucking headband? not so much. He's getting heaps of support too.
     
    Breakers are a different team now that Webster is back. Illawarra are tough to beat, and Penney is still racking up the points. Perth still around the top of the ladder, same as every year.



  • It was Loughton's time at the Wildcats. I think he was the most booed player during 07-08. He was niggly as. Don't mind the physicality but he was a cheap shot merchant.
    Agree on "CG43", can't stand him. I've got a few stories of his days at the Gold Coast.....
    Looking forward to Sunday's game Breakers and United. Could be a massive shootout between Goulding and Webster.



  • Oooh do tell



  • United are a tough team to defend. Their 3pt shooting ability is unreal. Last night even when the Kings made some stops and got a little run going, United go back to the bread and butter of a high pick with Kickett, Kickett does an upfake and finds a teammate for the corner 3. Kings scrambling but no where near for the close out.
    Holt is an excellent player.
    Good win to the Breakers without Mika against a good 36ers side. Good to see Webster go on a little burst. Jackson can't play D against good post players but he is effective on offence in being in the right spots to get the pass.
    With both teams winning it sets up nicely for Sunday.



  • The Breakers-36ers game was close until the 4th quarter.  Then Webster got hot and the 36ers couldn't buy a basket.  The big upside in this game was the performance of Charles Jackson.  Almost all of his points came from dunks but he was active in the paint, and didn't foul out.  When I saw him live in the preseason vs Sydney he looked tentative and soft.
     
    What about the elbow by Conklin on Martin?  That looked deliberate.  Tonight's rematch will be war.



  • What about the elbow by Conklin on Martin? That looked deliberate. Tonight's rematch will be war.

    I don't know. Conklin is all arms and legs in the way he plays normally whether it's under the basket or out on the perimeter.
    I watched it live and then replayed it a few times after I was surprised to hear some saying 6,8,10 weeks. To me Martin comes in right at the wrong time. Conklin overplays the foul and Martin gets when arms go flying.



  • Melbourne the runaway leaders. I fucking hate Chris Goulding. I can handle getting towelled up by a 6-foot-10 black guy, but a speccy-looking whit fluffybunny with a fluffy mo and a fucking headband? not so much. He's getting heaps of support too.

    Agree on "CG43", can't stand him. I've got a few stories of his days at the Gold Coast.....

    So how are you guys liking him right now???  Man the Breakers got screwed yesterday.  Was so gutted for them.



  • Avoided the Internet and the result yesterday as I didn't get to see until this morning. Man I was pretty upset at the end there. More gutted than when the ABs lose! Cedric Jackson made his views known post-game as well. Handled poorly by the refs.
    I do like what the United coach said after the match though.



  • Vindicated...... Refs stood down and rule changehttp://www.theage.com.au/sport/basketball/nbl-make-immediate-rule-change-stand-down-referees-after-disputed-finish-20151109-gkuq2d.html?skin=text-only



  • Vindicated...... Refs stood down and rule changehttp://www.theage.com.au/sport/basketball/nbl-make-immediate-rule-change-stand-down-referees-after-disputed-finish-20151109-gkuq2d.html?skin=text-onlyFuckers should give us some points. Those refs shouldn't even ref age group ball



  • Fine, but they still haven't addressed the fact that the foul was not a fcking foul in the first place - he doesn't even push off, his arm never extends, it's ludicrous. 
     
    It should have been a foul on Majok, plus a flopping call on Goulding.  That would have led to an instant ejectection for Goulding (because he's a dick) and 12 free throws for the Breakers.  Or something.



  • Flopping is bullshit and the doush should have been charged with a foul



  • Fuck your unbeaten record!



  • Good return match by the Breakers. C-Webb tearing it up for 39 points. Some of those shots with a hand in his face were sweet as. Some poor defence by United going under those screens on him at times.
    Loving the work of Charles Jackson. He's active and his offence is provided us much needed points with some of our injuries of late. Cedric on the hand is putting up some bricks from the outside and foul line. Still doing the business going to the basket though.
    United on a 3 game losing streak. That loss to the Crocs was awesome.
    Another close finish in the second game last night with it coming down to the last few seconds and Frater knocking down a foul shot to beat the Taipans by 1.
    Bit disappointed in Illawarra. They can score and Penny still has it, but they can't play D to save their lives.



  • Another close finish in the second game last night with it coming down to the last few seconds and Frater knocking down a foul shot to beat the Taipans by 1.

    The Taipans' last possession cost them this game with poor clock management.  The comp looks much more even this year.  As you say, the bottom team (Crocs) upset the top team (United) on the road.
     
    The Breakers are looking much better now.  Mika is back from injury and the recent wins have been without Wesley, who provides the offence for the second unit.



  • Matty Burston winds back the clock and it's still not enough to get us home. Gutting loss. That little shit from Perth made one shot all night night, and it was a bit 3 at the death. Fucker. At least Marks is starting to come good. 
     
    Crocs win on Friday was great stuff, they had that game won with 3 minutes to go, and then completely shat the bed, and it turned into a nail-biter, with Steindl's clutch free-throws getting them home.
     
    Melbourne are fucking lethal from 3 point range, but then have no inside game at all, and that's why they can be stopped, and have been stopped, firstly by us, then the Crocs' zone, and then the Breakers, who are starting to look ominous again.
     
    Good season this one, it's going to be a fight all the way in. Some records (mainly ours and Melbourne's) are distorted by their home/away split so far. The Taipans have only played 3 at home, the 2nd half of the season we are at home 9 games out of the last 14.



  • The first coaching change with Damian Cotter being fired by the Sydney Kings. 
     
    A big game for the Breakers this Wed.  Hopefully Wesley is back to provide some much needed inside presence.



  • Just reading the Crocs have sacked last seasons MVP Conklin. Ridiculous!!



  • The Breakers ran over Perth in the 4th Q to remain undefeated at home and win the important tiebreaker.  99-78.
     
    I'm warming to Charles Jackson.  I like his energy.



  • Just reading the Crocs have sacked last seasons MVP Conklin. Ridiculous!!

    And last night the Crocs came out and totally outplayed the Taipans. Jett must've got the memo that he could be next and pulled out his best performance of the season.


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