NBL Dream Team | Box Score (Article) Round 13

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The Box Score boys can’t find the studio this week after some big Christmas celebrations. We’re still here to help though after an interesting week of hoops thanks to this piece!

We’ll go through the usual segments and if you want to holla at us throughout the week we will, as always, do our best to service your needs. Hit us up on Twitter @cp_chalmers and @dean_zardo!


Top and Bottom

Round 12 was an interesting one with not too many major scores and such few games with the Christmas break smack bang in the middle. Just the three games doesn’t mean some are spared!

Tops

Nathan Sobey – 58 points – $191,500
As always we kick things off with someone from the Sixers. Who would have thought Sobey priced at $190K+, but that’s just how outstanding his season has been from the boy from Warrnambool!

AJ Ogilvy – 64 points – $152,200
Is this the warning sign for the competition? Has AJ Ogilvy re-found that great form? Well no matter what it was, he put another dagger into the Sydney Kings last week.

Jameel McKay – 46 points – $131,700
Bounced back quickly after a shocker last week, unfortunately for the Wildcats they can’t say the same thing.

Josh Powell – 44 points – $126,200
With Newley a surprise exclusion, it was the NBA Champion who stepped up in his absence. Wasn’t enough for a W though.

Bottoms

The Sydney Kings
Why. Why couldn’t you have released some of this key information surrounding your players earlier? It made it a double negative losing Newley for some NBL DT’ers.

Matt Knight – 8 points – $104,100
Just the eight points in a crunch time game for the club on the road which included their star player in foul trouble. Needed more out of him.

Cody Ellis – -4 points – $45,700
Not a great feeling when you score below zero, even worse when it happens in a victory.

Rhys Martin – 0 points – $49,400
Not much better when you score a bagel in a win! Seems to be ever since Dean licked his lips at Martin’s price he’s gone backwards even further.

The Brisbane Bullets 
Possible minus a couple of players, we may as well put the whole team down on the bottoms. That was ugly!


The Focus – Well, Round 13

The most important weekend of doubles for the rest of the season with just two clubs in the Cairns Taipans and Melbourne United playing twice.

Before we get into telling you who are the best placed players to pick up, let’s take a quick look at some of the newest inclusions to the league so late into the season.

Josh Boone (Melbourne United): We were able to score a sneak peak of Boone this week (unfortunately under a roof) as Melbourne trounced the Bullets. Despite it being in a massive victory, Boone still scored 36 points in the debut. With a low Break Even set for next week, he looks to be a good option to take on with the cheap price before his initial rise.

Josh Carter (New Zealand Breakers): According to Niall Anderson of the NZ Herald, Carter is set to sign with the Breakers to help bolster their stocks. Replacing the minutes of Corey Webster and Tom Abercrombie, Carter is a lengthy, athletic swingman that can grab an abundance of rebounds. However, what will have NBL DT owners cautious is his questionable shooting percentages – a big no no in Dream Team.

 

IN’s

Premiums:
Travis Trice (Cairns Taipans) $136,900
Casper Ware (Melbourne United) $182,200
Mark Worthington (Cairns Taipans) $151,300

Mids:
Josh Boone (Melbourne United) $79,900
Ramone Moore (Melbourne United) $94,000

Cheapies:
Alex Loughton (Cairns Taipans) $57,200
Mitch McCarron (Cairns Taipans) $68,000

OUT’s

Brad Newley (Sydney Kings)
Kevin Lisch (Sydney Kings)
Greg Whittington (Sydney Kings)
Josh Powell (Sydney Kings)
Sydney Kings, get it. Good!


Captain Choice

Oh you need a captain now do you!

What do you mean you captained Brad Newley last round? We told you that the Sydney Kings were in the bottoms last week, damn Kings!

Best Options:

Travis Trice
Casper Ware
Chris Goulding
Mark Worthington

 

Best of luck this week listeners/readers, we’ll be back on the airwaves next week and looking forward to it! #BoxScore

Steve Chalmers

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