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Hoopie
Last year

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Life after Bogut?

Given his impact at Rio, I wonder who's going to replace him once he retires from internationals.

I know lots of names have been thrown around, but who has Bogey's package of a big body, rim protector, great passer, dunker, and all-round tough guy at both ends of the floor?

I think his passing and vision will be hard to replace.

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ME
Last year
18:17 9 Aug 16

Reply #594090

re: Life after Bogut?

It's not a foregone conclusion that he wont be able to play a major tournament. But at the moment, I think we have Baynes for another go-around, Humphries, Maker. They wont bring the same attributes but they'll be quality.


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LV
Last year
18:25 9 Aug 16

Reply #594093

re: Life after Bogut?

Hopefully Bogut, like Gaze and Andersen before him, will remain with the national team into his Mid30's and play the 2019 world cup and 2020 Olympics.


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Freethrows
Last year
18:28 9 Aug 16

Reply #594094

re: Life after Bogut?

Humphries seems more in the mould of Bogut than Maker is.

If you don't have that sort of guy on your team, you try to build the team's strategy around who you have got.

A coach once told me he would take the best point guard available, and the best player available in any other spot, and build his team around those two guys.

If the future Boomers teams don't have Bogut, would you look at structuring them around Simmons for the future? You'd still need a big body in the paint, but Simmons would take care of your passing needs from down low, I would think.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:42 9 Aug 16

Reply #594095

re: Life after Bogut?

After rio maybe...

Martin out. In? Vasljevic?
Mills in.
Lisch out. Exum in.
Dellavedova in.
Goulding possibly out. In? Drmic/Mcarron/Gliddon?
Broekhoff in.
Ingles possibly out. In? Blanchfield/White/Adel?
Bairstow out. Simmons in.
Motum out. In? Maker in.
Baynes
Anderson out. In? Gak/Froling/Jois/Mathiang?
Bogut out. Humphries in.

We shall see...



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Anonymous
Last year
20:33 9 Aug 16

Reply #594102

re: Life after Bogut?

Hopefully Baynes is still around in 2019/20.
Humphries is my pick to take over centre position although the team will be based around the big 3 of Simmons , Exum and Maker by then


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LV
Last year
21:03 9 Aug 16

Reply #594104

re: Life after Bogut?

For 2019 world cup, perhaps...

In: Maker, Simmons, Exum.

Out: Andersen, Martin, Goulding.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:31 9 Aug 16

Reply #594105

re: Life after Bogut?

Didn't realise baynes is almost 30! Makes that haircut even worse. Delly will be 29 so probably in his prime. Keeps playing the way he has been and that could be a big 4


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Anonymous
Last year
21:44 9 Aug 16

Reply #594106

re: Life after Bogut?

Landale is probably next best choice after Humphries


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Anonymous
Last year
21:49 9 Aug 16

Reply #594107

re: Life after Bogut?

Good range of ages at next olympics:

Bogut 35
Ingles 32
Baynes 33
Delly 29
Patty 31
Exum 25
Simmons 24
Humphries 22
Broekhoff 29
Maker 42



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Luuuc
Last year
22:00 9 Aug 16

Reply #594108

re: Life after Bogut?

LOL


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Anonymous
Last year
22:31 9 Aug 16

Reply #594109

re: Life after Bogut?

40 + 4 is 44
According to summer league...


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Anonymous
Last year
00:03 10 Aug 16

Reply #594117

re: Life after Bogut?

Dellavedova, Ingles, Baynes and Mills will all be 29 - 33 and still key members of the team.
Simmons 24, Exum 25 and Maker 23 will be the stars at that time.
Leaves 5 spots available from following players
Broekhoff
Landale
Humphries
McDowell-White
Bolden
Jois
A Drmic
Adel
H Froling
Vailijevic


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Isaac
Last year
10:23 11 Aug 16

Reply #594413

re: Life after Bogut?

Bogut had a great game today - scored efficiently, great defence and an excellent pass to Patty at one point.


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paul
Last year
10:34 11 Aug 16

Reply #594422

re: Life after Bogut?

Todd Blanchfield could well be in that mix come the next WC. He has impressed in Boomers development squads and will get his chance to impress in the H&A qualifiers.

With how well we're playing here, I wouldn't be surprised if Bogut tried to still be around for the next WC and Olympics, especially if he has retired from the NBA by then, he will be able to manage his body a lot better.

This team is something special, most guys are going to want to play again, especially with the improvement in front of Exum and Simmons who can give us a new dimension.


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Luuuc
Last year
10:52 11 Aug 16

Reply #594433

re: Life after Bogut?

Early last NBL season I almost had Blanchfield locked in ... and then he fell right off. To me he's got the size/athleticism/skills combo to be an international. Needs to find the consistency.


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paul
Last year
12:47 11 Aug 16

Reply #594459

re: Life after Bogut?

His international form in the off-season was very good though, if Lemanis is coach again he'll definitely get a look in.


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