Bullets’ Gibson welcomes ‘ dynamic scorer’ Trice
BULLETS guard Adam Gibson says the arrival of Cairns star Travis Trice will give Brisbane’s backcourt an extra edge this season.
The NBL team confirmed the signing of the Taipans’ reigning MVP yesterday morning.
Along with the recruitment of fellow guard Stephen Holt, the Bullets have bolstered their backcourt players in their bid for a successful second season back in the competition.
And Gibson said Trice and Holt will add plenty of threat to Brisbane’s line- up.
“It’s a great culmination of players,” he said.
“( Trice) is a great player and he had a great season with Cairns. I think he’ll complement our group really well. With him and Stephen Holt coming in, it really changes our team.
“( Trice) can bring more pace and he’s a dynamic scorer so he can create his own shot. Last year we relied on the team offence to score a lot, and we will this year again.
“But for him to be able to come off and create his own basket and get other guys wide open, that’s something we lacked last year and something he’s really good at.”
Bullets coach Andrej Lemanis also said the team hoped the Ohio- born Trice would be able to create plenty of opportunities for his teammates in the upcoming season, which will see the Bullets play predominantly on Saturdays and Sundays.
“On the back end of last year, we identified the need for us to strengthen up our backcourt a little bit,” Lemanis said.
“I thought Travis had a tremendous year with Cairns.
“The discussion that we’ve had with him is that he is someone who can create opportunities for his teammates.
“He’s in a spot too where he’s still trying to get better. His goal is to ultimately make the NBA. I’m hoping we can help him with some of that.”