Off-season Update #3
Adelaide stars Adam Gibson, Jason Cadee, Daniel Johnson and Anthony Petrie all suited up for the Boomers in the recent "Sino-Australia" challenge. Gibson was the most credentialed of the group and while he had his moments, he probably didn't perform as well as he would have liked.. Cadee and Petrie both had key games (Petrie 1 & 3, Cadee 2 & 4) and showed they could play at international level. DJ probably wasn't the ideal fit for what Coach Lemanis was trying to run on both ends and consequently had limited opportunities.
The Sixers pulled off a surprise but welcome move, adding former Breaker and Tall Black BJ Anthony. Anthony has a great package of size, hustle and talent and has been in the best form of his career of late in the NZ NBL, leading the league in scoring (you can catch some BJ in action here ). BJ and Petrie will complement DJ and Schensch well, providing some front court toughness and versatility. Like Petrie, he has good range on his shot but needs to improve his free throw shooting. Anthony had some discipline issues in his last season at the Breakers and will be hell bent on proving he's over those issues and can compete at a high level in the NBL level. All things considered he's a low risk pick up who could prove to be a key contributor.
This Wednesday the Sixers hold their first "Members Forum" for the year. Unfortunately I can't make this one, so if you're a reader and member and do attend, please hit me up with a wrap of what was discussed.