NBL: Perth Wildcats still much to prove

Jesse Wagstaff impressed outside the three-point line against New Zealand. Picture: Getty Images
Jesse Wagstaff impressed outside the three-point line against New Zealand. Picture: Getty Images

WE are extremely happy with the way we’ve been playing, especially on the road.

But we need to stay focused and as the old cliche goes, take it one game at a time.

All it takes is one slip up over a weekend and you can be back with the rest of the pack fighting for a play-off spot.

It’s been pleasing to see the range of players we’ve had making an impact at different points of our victories.

Against New Zealand, we saw the damage Jesse Wagstaff can do.

He is arguably one of the deadliest shooters in our league.When Jesse has his eye in, all you do is sit back and admire his incredible talents.

JP Tokoto once again played superbly and Lucas Walker backed up his impressive performance last week with another double-double.

Some may argue Bryce Cotton was not effective because he didn’t damage the scoreboard. But the attention he receives from the opposition releases other players to roam.

In my career, I haven’t seen a player as unselfish as he is, with the talent level he has.

We have another great challenge this week; first up are the fast-paced Adelaide 36erswho will come in with plenty of enthusiasm and a point to prove at Perth Arena tomorrow night.

We then need to back up away against the Illawarra Hawks, who have a horrid schedule, but will play the next seven games at home.

We need to continue the sustained effort we have shown in games against Melbourne and New Zealand.

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