Perry Ellis of the Sydney Kings tries to stop the run of Adelaide's Josh Childress in their Round 7 NBL match on November 18.
Perry Ellis of the Sydney Kings tries to stop the run of Adelaide's Josh Childress in their Round 7 NBL match on November 18. DAVID MARIUZ

US import settles in at the 36ers

STAR import Josh Childress no longer feels like the new guy at the Adelaide 36ers, but coach Joey Wright is in no rush to promote him to the starting five for tonight's clash with Brisbane.

Childress (pictured) has played five games since arriving from the US in October and spent the past fortnight learning more about his teammates and their game plan while the league was on an international break.

"He definitely feels part of the group - he's not the new guy anymore,” Wright said yesterday.

"It (the starting five) will be dependant on match-ups, but it's not an issue for any of us right now. It's more about who finishes than who starts.”

While Mitch Creek, Matthew Hodgson and Nathan Sobey got through Monday night's Boomers game unscathed, back-up point guard Adam Doyle injured his foot at training yesterday.

Wright said although Doyle was able to walk off the court, it looked semi-serious and he would have scans to determine the extent of the damage.

Boomers coach Andrew Lemanis is back in Adelaide tonight to coach the Bullets.



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