Going up against Adelaide we knew it would always be a battle; they were missing a couple of injured players but there’s always an expectation that they will rise a couple of a notches because of our rivalry.
There were some obvious first game jitters, we had six new players who had never experienced a game at Perth Arena and with 10,000 people behind you it can raise your emotions to a level you have never played at before.
We did not play our best basketball and we will learn a lot more from that game than we would in a blow out with a brand new squad we are still in the process of distinguishing roles and consolidating our systems.
We’ve got a great challenge ahead of us this week playing the renewed Sydney Kings.
They have brought in exciting big man AJ Ogilvy and with top- class Australians in Ben Madgen and James Harvey it will be quite a challenge.
All focus is on the game against the Sydney Kings but we will be away for 10 days for games in Melbourne, New Zealand and Sydney.
Travel is just an expectation once you sign with the Wildcats and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy.
Nothing like getting back out there on the home court to really show what we are all about and it should be an exciting game against the Sydney Kings.