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    Default Maccabi Tel Aviv 2022/23

    Lorenzo Brown G
    Yiftach Ziv G
    Dwain Baldwin G
    John Dibartolomeo G

    Austin Hollins G/SF
    Darrun Hilliard G/SF

    Bonzie Colson F/SF
    Raffie Menko F/SF
    Guy Pnini F/SF

    Jarrel Martin F

    Roman Sorkin F/C
    Jake Cohen F/C

    Josh Nebo C
    Alex Poithress C

    Maccabi will add junior player as per Israeli League rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeMaccabiFan View Post
    Lorenzo Brown G
    Yiftach Ziv G
    Dwain Baldwin G
    John Dibartolomeo G

    Austin Hollins G/SF
    Darrun Hilliard G/SF

    Bonzie Colson F/SF
    Raffie Menko F/SF
    Guy Pnini F/SF

    Jarrel Martin F

    Roman Sorkin F/C
    Jake Cohen F/C

    Josh Nebo C
    Alex Poithress C

    Maccabi will add junior player as per Israeli League rules.
    Maccabi looks like the big question mark of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zubitos View Post
    Maccabi looks like the big question mark of the year.
    Well, yes, and no.

    Questions are about how will Kattash implement his basketball in EL, and how fast team cohesion comes, and how well team will execute. There are questions about balance between rosters in EL and Israeli league. There are questions about how well Brown and Baldwin, and to some point Hilliard will fit together, how well Martin and Colson will adjust to EL.

    There are no questions about: a) basketball IQ (200-300% higher than last year), b) Defensive potential - last year defence was catastrophe, this year it should be one of the best in EL, and c) versatility - while there is no pure shooter, or even purely defined positions (except Nebo and Sorkin), there are players that can contribute in different ways. There is no player which excels in one thing, but many players which are very good in different things.

    And if you want to ask, who will be the shooter team makes a last play for - there is simple answer - none, Kattash doesn't have plays for shooters...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zubitos View Post
    Maccabi looks like the big question mark of the year.
    I wouldn't say that, a team that should finish around 12th place. There are much more unpredictable teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmercer80 View Post
    I wouldn't say that, a team that should finish around 12th place. There are much more unpredictable teams.
    You should change your nick to maccabeo2
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmercer80 View Post
    I wouldn't say that, a team that should finish around 12th place. There are much more unpredictable teams.
    Strange that you supported last year roster(with much lower IQ imo) and even argued with me about that

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    Quote Originally Posted by janketa View Post
    Strange that you supported last year roster(with much lower IQ imo) and even argued with me about that
    I still believe it was a strong one and the excellent games played against some among the strongest teams (Barcelona, Real, CSKA, Olympiakos) fully confirm this. But without discipline and 2-3 players performing poorly by purpose in order to oust the coach the failure was the natural outcome. Of course I couldn't have predicted this at the beginning of the season.

    Instead this roster and this coach are both mediocre so no mysteries and no particular apprehension this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janketa View Post
    Strange that you supported last year roster(with much lower IQ imo) and even argued with me about that
    To be honest, I also liked last year roster (in parts). I didn't take in account that Reynolds will be complete disaster, that Nunnaly will be likewise poison in locker room, that Keenan Evans is not pure PG, and that there would be no rim defence.

    As for now - I agree that current teams IQ is two-three times higher than previous year. I, as mentioned in previous posts, still have some reservations about coach, but there are two strong defence oriented assistant coaches (Berrocal and Perkins), so at least we should be very good defensively.

    In any case, I wouldn't call team having Lorenzo Brown, one of the best EL point guards, Bonzie Colson, Wade Baldwin, Alex Poithress and Jarell Martin (yes, lots of questions about him, but I watched few Sidney Kings games last season and he was very very good. And while NBL is not EL, it is not Chinese league either.) mediocre.
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    I have no doubt that Baldwin should be leader of the team, but if it will be or not, depends most on him and role he gets. He is prone to wild shooting sometimes but regarding skillset he is probably near top level guards.
    Anyways, win in Tel Aviv will be hard task for all teams, which means there is good chance for playoff.

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