How will the Boomers replace Patty at the worlds?
Before the injury I had thought to myself, the one player on the Boomers who is irreplaceable is Patty Mills. Everyone else on the team has their 'near enough' equivalent somewhere.. but not Patty. His sheer speed, his shooting ability and ability to be a game breaker who takes the team on his shoulders when nothing else is working is something unique to Patty.
How will we fill that void? Dante Exum? Chris Goulding? Drmic? Ingles? Simmons?
I figure the closest to Mills is Goulding, but he doesn't possess the same defensive tenacity or speed as Mills. Will it be Gouldings team this year? As Goulding is probably one of the few guys on the squad with the same cockiness who isn't afraid to throw shots up and has that 'game breaker' mentality?
Can we still go deep in the tournament without Patty? IF so how would we do it? I am still hopeful of a top 8 finish... top 8 would be a success without our best player.