The Cairns Taipans have confirmed that they are looking into acquiring former Taipans guard, Daniel Dillon, as the back up PG role for the 2012-13 season.
As originally reported by Joe Flynn from Cairns.com.au, the Taipans are looking into a number of senarios with their guard rotation for the up coming season but have not decided if Dillon is the best fit or not.
Cairns general manager Mark Beecroft spoke to Joe Flynn:
We haven’t ruled him out, but we haven’t ruled him in, And it’s that way with everyone. We are looking at who would be the best fit for our team. (Dillon) is not the only one. He’s on a comprehensive list that we are looking at based on who’s going to be the best fit.
We haven’t made a commitment or offer to anyone. At this stage we are just in the diligence process of just finding out how we can structure the group.
Dillon had originally committed to the Gold Coast Blaze, but after they left the competition last month Dillon was the odd man out and due to most rosters being full (bar import signings) could be left off a roster for the start of the season, if not picked up by the Taipans.
The Taipans have also had talks with a number of other guards such as Lindsay Tait. And there are a few quality guards yet to be picked up by another club including former King Luke Cooper, former Gold Coast Blaze development player (and perhaps the best guard not in the NBL) Shaun Gleeson and former 36ers fan favorite Tom Daly. Both Gleeson & Daly have had try outs with other teams.