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Luuuc
Two months ago

#41020

WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Jenna O'Hea has signed with the Melbourne Boomers for 2 seasons. Great signing for them.

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Anonymous
Two months ago
10:19 9 Mar 17

Reply #630385

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Great signing by the Boomers. Have a feeling they aren't finished yet. Could see them back in playoff contention next season.


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Luuuc
Two months ago
10:22 9 Mar 17

Reply #630386

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

By all reports they have been doing very well in the off-the-court areas, and this signing confirms that they've got some cash to spend. I agree it's a great signing, and reason for some optimism for Boomers fans.
(I really don't think they were that far off the mark this season in terms of playing personnel. Hopefully they don't neglect the front court this time when they're constructing the team)


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Anonymous
Two months ago
10:23 9 Mar 17

Reply #630387

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

With Molloy at The Helm?
Not a chance...


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Anonymous
Two months ago
10:26 9 Mar 17

Reply #630388

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Talbot, bishop and George all on lightning wish list for next season,

Nice front court..l


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Luuuc
Two months ago
10:43 9 Mar 17

Reply #630392

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

A good reference point to keep track of how the teams are shaping up:

Hoopshots WNBL Offseason Tracker


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Melb Fan
Two months ago
10:47 9 Mar 17

Reply #630395

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

So stoked with that signing, O'Hea is the type of player the Boomers lacked last season - someone who could take over and get the team over the line. I do wonder what will happen with their stacked guards, surely it isn't feasible to keep all 4 of Garrick, Cole, Smart and Conti (who has already re-signed) as the first 3 definitely could start and/or command big minutes on most rosters and Conti will probably continue to improve and deserve an increase in minutes too.

Nonetheless it looks like an exciting off-season across the board, hopefully the league can get some big names across the line.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
11:27 9 Mar 17

Reply #630404

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

You can count ... a snipe at the coach everytime a WNBL thread comes out.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
11:50 9 Mar 17

Reply #630406

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

yes and some of those snipes are very justified like this one.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
12:40 9 Mar 17

Reply #630412

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Does that mean that Boomers no longer need propping up financially by WNBL/BA

If the can afford Ohea for two seasons I hope they can stand on their own feet financially like the other teams have to

And agree re Molloy , his coaching won't change no matter who they have playing


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Anonymous
Two months ago
12:41 9 Mar 17

Reply #630413

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Does that mean that Boomers no longer need propping up financially by WNBL/BA

If the can afford Ohea for two seasons I hope they can stand on their own feet financially like the other teams have to

And agree re Molloy , his coaching won't change no matter who they have playing


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Keen observer
Two months ago
15:57 9 Mar 17

Reply #630441

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Boomers aren't my team, but honestly it is a win for the league and all fans to see a player of this calibre return.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
16:22 9 Mar 17

Reply #630453

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Conti lol


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Anonymous
Two months ago
16:45 9 Mar 17

Reply #630458

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Conti was fsigned first because she will be on an amateur contract most likely if she has aspirations of going to college so a guaranteed pmayer for no financial outlay


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Luuuc
Two months ago
19:57 9 Mar 17

Reply #630472

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

From Boti's blog:

BIG news today in WNBL ranks with Melbourne Boomers revealing they have secured London Olympian Jenna O'Hea for the next two seasons.
There's more to come too with Liz Cambage and Louella Tomlinson strongly tipped to form a frontcourt that will bring the Boomers right back into Championship calculations.



Big news indeed. With Jenna at the 3, Lou in the paint, and DJ Lizzy C on the wheels of steel, every game promises to be a competitive and entertaining night! :p


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Anonymous
Two months ago
20:20 9 Mar 17

Reply #630474

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

DJ Lizzy C looking to play hoops or spin tracks at timeouts and half time?


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Anonymous
Two months ago
20:29 9 Mar 17

Reply #630475

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Mcspadden not going to college?


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Anonymous
Two months ago
21:31 9 Mar 17

Reply #630486

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Amazing how a club who was broke can one year later afford the likes of Liz Cambage and Jenna OHea ........


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Keen observer
Two months ago
22:57 9 Mar 17

Reply #630500

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

McSpadden is signed to the Flames next year.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
08:06 10 Mar 17

Reply #630517

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Very little college interest


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Luuuc
Two months ago
09:26 10 Mar 17

Reply #630523

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

WNBL stars set for landmark deal which will guarantee them a minimum $7500

AUSTRALIA'S best women’s basketballers are on the brink of a landmark deal which would guarantee them a $7500 minimum wage.
The Herald Sun understands the deal will soon be announced as a huge boost for the 20 per cent of women basketballers who are paid nothing or less than $5000 to play.
And the deal will include a breakthrough in supporting pregnant players, who will have their contracts honoured under the agreement.


Holmes said there had been strong progress on a TV deal after the ABC dumped the competition in 2014/15 due to budget cuts.


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from the bleachers
Two months ago
10:00 10 Mar 17

Reply #630525

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

IMO - did not think Boomers were not that bad this year - results did not reflect how close they were.

Just lacked a couple of talls and just some 1% finishing skills went amiss at times.

Great to hear some good basketball names being aligned back with WNBL teams.

Also nice about the $ - it is what it is and if everyone keeps looking to market the game / teams / gate things can look up there.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
10:29 10 Mar 17

Reply #630530

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Yes the WNBL should be back on TV, but not at the standard of coverage it was before. The ABC coverage, like what the clubs have been putting online is a complete disservice to the sport and the athletes.

It needs to be produced and packaged properly to reflect the fantastic game it is or it will simply not thrive.


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Luuuc
Two months ago
16:39 13 Mar 17

Reply #630802

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Brittany Smart re-signs with the Boomers.
http://wnbl.com.au/boomers-make-another-smart-move/


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Melb Fan
Two months ago
16:09 21 Mar 17

Reply #631447

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Maddie Garrick has also re-signed with Melbourne.
http://wnbl.com.au/melbourne_news/maddie-garrick-commits-boomers-201718/

The club supposedly also has 3 more signings to be announced in the coming weeks.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
16:44 21 Mar 17

Reply #631453

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Amazing how a club who had absolutely no money last season can suddenly have the cash for the likes of Jenna OHea and if rumours are correct Liz Cambage, both will be demanding big money plus Garrick and import Smart ( conti won't cost them anything)


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Anonymous
Two months ago
22:58 21 Mar 17

Reply #631483

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

So the Boomers get good Aussie players back into the league and into Melbourneand that is a problem ? You think the Perth public are upset when they put that roster together ??? Bet not


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Anonymous
Two months ago
23:44 21 Mar 17

Reply #631489

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

It's the same person always whining about anything the Boomers do. Just ignore them.


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Red74
Two months ago
19:31 23 Mar 17

Reply #631676

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Could you imagine whitcomb and cambage in the Lynx together......yes please


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Anonymous
Two months ago
14:23 24 Mar 17

Reply #631721

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

So are you saying Cambage not a lock for Melbourne and Perth may beat them in a bidding war.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
14:46 24 Mar 17

Reply #631726

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

The Lynx are more likely to lose Whitcomb to the Boomers than pick up Cambage.


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Anonymous
Two months ago
14:57 24 Mar 17

Reply #631731

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Anon #721 I think somebody was dreaming out loud...


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Luuuc
Two months ago
11:56 29 Mar 17

Reply #632235

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

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Melb Fan
Last month
12:45 6 Apr 17

Reply #632911

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

http://wnbl.com.au/sami-whitcomb-recommits-perth-lynx/ great to see Sami signing on for another 2 seasons with the Lynx. Hopefully she can get that well deserved MVP award soon!


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Mock
Last month
11:04 7 Apr 17

Reply #632981

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

How do you do links in comments?


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LC
Last month
11:26 7 Apr 17

Reply #632983

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

HTML link


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Luuuc
Last month
21:07 9 Apr 17

Reply #633144

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

EXPECT a whopping great Easter present to arrive shortly for the WNBL in terms of a new, long-coveted and long-awaited television deal.


Good times ahead for our ladies


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Anonymous
Last month
13:43 10 Apr 17

Reply #633171

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Maley should have been working on this from the start , not now his daughters back playing!!


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Anonymous
Last month
14:32 10 Apr 17

Reply #633184

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

WNBL obviously didn't learn from NBL's appointment of ex player Chuck Harmison as CEO back in the day... lmao


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Melb Fan
Last month
10:26 20 Apr 17

Reply #633904

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

http://www.botinagy.com/blog/cruisy-suzy-stays-put/

interesting that Boti is writing about Tomlinson and Cambage being certainties for the Boomers - I do believe Cambage will be the announcement made today. Also quite interesting that he believes Kerryn Harrington will be switching to AFLW with Carlton - surely the Spirit need to get a good import guard because they definitely struggled big time when she was out injured last season.

So glad Rach Jarry has signed with Canberra, https://twitter.com/WNBL/status/854841602451296257
its great that she will be back in the league. She's definitely been putting in the hard yards since she came back from Europe - many of the mens and womens players do some training at my local park.


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Luuuc
Last month
15:54 20 Apr 17

Reply #633934

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Dammit. Jarry would have been the perfect fit for Perth's needs.
Well done, Caps.


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Tim Duncan
Last month
14:18 25 Apr 17

Reply #634280

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

https://www.theeveninggame.com/home/sport/cherylchambers


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Melb Fan
Last month
17:19 26 Apr 17

Reply #634349

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Some more interesting signings from Boti's article today - http://www.botinagy.com/blog/clydesdale-to-run-lightning-horses/

Clydesdale to Adelaide - this one shocked me, but I think going to Adelaide could make her stand out a bit more than on the Dandy lineup.

Scherf to the Caps - not surprised Scherf is leaving Dandenong after the way she was handled last season to be honest.

Mijovic to Dandenong

Kayla Pedersen (F/C from WNBA Connecticut Sun) to Dandenong - played with Dandenong in 2013/14.

Also mentioned Betnijah Laney (WNBA Chicago Sky & Perth 15/16) will be back in the league but no comment on which team.


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Luuuc
Last month
09:16 27 Apr 17

Reply #634382

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Liz Cambage signing with the Melbourne Boomers just confirmed by the club


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Luuuc
Last month
09:23 27 Apr 17

Reply #634384

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Melbourne Boomers sign basketball superstar Liz Cambage

THE prized signing of international superstar Liz Cambage has catapulted Melbourne Boomers into WNBL championship favouritism.
The return of the 203cm dual Olympian, unveiled this morning on a one-year-deal, caps a landmark week for the WNBL which on Tuesday announced a three-year broadcast deal with Fox Sports.
...


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Anonymous
Last month
10:08 27 Apr 17

Reply #634391

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

So how many SA girls are signing with Adelaide as promised by coach Lucas. Is it money or other issues we are not seeing many if any returning.


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?
Last month
10:22 27 Apr 17

Reply #634394

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

I think only 2-3 Lightning signings have been confirmed - early days yet. Have to see what teh opponents have as well - now Cambage is playing expect some super talls to be in demand.


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Melb Fan
Last month
10:31 27 Apr 17

Reply #634395

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

A bit interesting in the Cambage press conference, the chairman kept alluding to them becoming fully professional team i.e. like Perth training during the day etc. Also seemed to me like they'd finished signing all the 16/17 squad they were intending to keep, so I'd be curious as to where players like Kunek, Thompson, Cunningham and Bowen end up. The Boomers lineup so far certainly does look playoff calibre - if they can all gel together that is, so I'm excited for October!!


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Anon
Last month
10:53 27 Apr 17

Reply #634398

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Wow Clydesdale to Adelaide, that's a slap in the face for Dandenong, given the captaincy at 23, starting five full court time last two years, how can she be showcased anymore than what she has, Sherf I can understand , but she also will have to work hard or the same thing will happen, grass isn't always greener on the other side, it still needs to be watered and fed to stay green.

How can boomers a team that had no money and had to get backing by BA to stay in comp last year now afford Ohea and Cambage, both demand huge salaries, rumour was close to $200k for Ohea, Cambage would want way more, And now they are going professional .....hope they pay back to money BA and the WNBL dished out to keep them in the comp before spending up big to buy a championship.

Now that the league has to pay a minimum wage to all players unless they are junior developments players it will be interesting to see just how deep these teams are going to run.

Mijovic to Dandenong.....oh dear!!


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Anonymous
Last month
11:22 27 Apr 17

Reply #634404

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Any more Melbourne signings will be Melbourne based players as they are like Adelaide trying to promote a State brand.


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Melb Fan
Last month
11:30 27 Apr 17

Reply #634406

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

I've no clue how the Boomers can afford that calibre of players either, but in saying that it is probably just as or close to as important as the TV deal for the league. Players like Cambage in particular draw will draw in so many more people, her face recognition would be just about on par with LJ for the 'casual' basketball fan.


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Anonymous
Last month
11:35 27 Apr 17

Reply #634407

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

I hope the boomers can afford to spend a couple of dollars of their big new budget to hire someone to look after their social media. It's a joke right now. The club has gone ahead in leaps and bounds off the court and are holding themselves back from more growth due to their lack of SM presence.


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Anonymous
Last month
11:41 27 Apr 17

Reply #634409

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

To save on productions costs Fox should ask Cambage for a mixtape to be used as the WNBL's coverage opening theme song.


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?
Last month
11:57 27 Apr 17

Reply #634412

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

be interesting if someone like Saicha Grant-Allen, Lanay Montgomery or Kai James would be interested in playing in Aust - going to have to counter Liz


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Anonymous
Last month
16:34 27 Apr 17

Reply #634460

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

""Any more Melbourne signings will be Melbourne based players as they are like Adelaide trying to promote a State brand.""

and thats why Adelaide have contracted Clydesdale,never knew she was from Adelaide, Lucas has apparently been given a big budget to buy players,doubt many locals will be getting much of a look in in major positions, Adelaide dont have many legit players to choose from that are 'local'at that calibre.


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Luuuc
Earlier this month
13:29 3 May 17

Reply #634756

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Abby Bishop signs with Adelaide

http://wnbl.com.au/mac-adelaide-lightning-welcome-back-abby-bishop/


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
13:34 3 May 17

Reply #634757

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Scherf to Canberra?
Mijovic to Dandenong?


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Melb Fan
Earlier this month
13:53 3 May 17

Reply #634758

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

It's great that Adelaide have been able to get one of their best current SA born players back, she was playing extremely well in France this past season. IMO she's a bit unlucky to not get at least a training camp invite for WNBA based on what she produced in France. The standard of this year's league will surely have to be one of the best ever.

The Boomers are also announcing yet another signing tomorrow.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
13:55 3 May 17

Reply #634759

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Tomlinson to Melbourne I think


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
14:59 3 May 17

Reply #634761

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

yes Sherf to Canberra, but Mijovic going to Dandenong surly not if they are having Mallot and Blicavs and Pederson, Mijovic wont want to be coming of the bench thats for sure


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
15:01 3 May 17

Reply #634762

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

be interseting to see who Rangers get to replace Clydesdale, or will they now start to bring in their younger guards and give them a role before they loose them too like they have Sherf and Bibby....no good having young players and developing them then never using them , they eventually get tired of waiting and go else where


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Hespect
Earlier this month
15:08 3 May 17

Reply #634763

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Clydesdale was 22/23/24 or so with a full time starting pg role at Dandy.

Should they have been playing 17 year olds major minutes instead?


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
15:25 3 May 17

Reply #634767

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/south-east/sport/cocaptain-aimie-clydesdale-leaves-dandenong-rangers-for-adelaide-lightning/news-story/1c1ace820fd45abae3375394910ac754


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
15:34 3 May 17

Reply #634769

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

I think Dandenong will keep toddhunter as backup, bring a young pg in (maybe a girl out of college-Panousis/ioniidis) and bring in an import as the starter.


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Anon
Earlier this month
15:48 3 May 17

Reply #634770

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Panousis would go to Sydney most likely , plus Dandenong would not bring in someone like her, they already have two guards of better quality in Whatman and Antoniado sitting there waiting
Toddhunter was a starter in the second half of the season, would imagine she will remain as such for the coming WNBL season, unless they can scoop a top international PG with pl entry of experience, I'd expect they will concentrate on bigs to replace Sherf and Kennedy( who retired).
Any word on Novosel, it would be good if they could keep her, she could start rather than come off the bench


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
15:59 3 May 17

Reply #634775

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

The wnbl should make another import spot and try to bring in some more young developing WNBA players.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
16:05 3 May 17

Reply #634776

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Recently waived by WNBA
Some good prospects on that list with many more to come over next week.

Dallas Lang, Kelsey
Dallas Purcell, Kalani
Chicago Cooper, Shayla
San Antonio Williams, Courtney
Washington Range, Courtney
Atlanta Fields, Nirra
Atlanta Little, Peyton
Chicago Williams, Destiny
Los Angeles Cave, Khadijia
Los Angeles Dornstauder, Quinn
Minnesota Hayes, Keyona
Connecticut Cooper, Shayla
New York Okorie, Chinwe


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
16:10 3 May 17

Reply #634778

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

purcell will be snatched up quick.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
16:21 3 May 17

Reply #634779

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread


Reply #634775
re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread
The wnbl should make another import spot and try to bring in some more young developing WNBA players.

No they shouldn't they need to be developing their Aussie players


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
16:29 3 May 17

Reply #634780

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

We don't have the talent pool just yet.
It's at least 4-5 years away before we have serious depth on the rosters.

And that's if we don't lose alot of guards to afl.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
16:49 3 May 17

Reply #634785

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Adding more imports and therefore further reducing the amount of starting spots in the WNBL for aussies is only going to further push athletes towards AFLW. We are getting some very handy imports out here lately but I think for now it is wise to stick with 2. I would rather have quality over quantity.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
17:14 3 May 17

Reply #634788

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Talent pool currently in guard spots here

Wherung
Tupuea
Antoniado
Conti
Pirini
Ellsworth
Shelley

That's to name just a few I'm sure their are more who could be added
All these are 21 and under all bar one represented Australia in juniors

If they are not going to develop Australian players what incentive is there for kids to stay and play


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
18:19 3 May 17

Reply #634800

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Not really that much u21 development going on.

Elsworthy/Brook-Adelaide (Maley, Hatchard gone)
Tupaea/McLean/Mcspadden-Sydney
Antoniadou/Puli/Taylor-Dandenong (Bibby)
Wehrung/C.Bourne/Froling-Canberra (I.Bourne)
Conti/Burton/Dangelo/Gould/Nankervis-Melbourne (Ogier, Molloy)
Tessari-Bendigo
Andrews-Townsville
Fejo/Grant-Perth

Each team should be developing at least 1 pg, sg, sf, pf, c after u16 ajc and before college.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
18:27 3 May 17

Reply #634801

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

http://www.basketball.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017_U20-Ivor-Burge_Team-Lists-U20-Women.pdf

http://www.basketball.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/U18-Women-Team-Lists.pdf

A lot of these young ladies have potential. Not just the ones that will go to college.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
08:24 4 May 17

Reply #634815

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Big front court at Melbourne. Tomlinson signed


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
08:51 4 May 17

Reply #634817

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

lot of big personalities too in that front court, be interesting to see how it unfolds


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
08:53 4 May 17

Reply #634818

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Tomlinson will be pf or backup c?


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
08:57 4 May 17

Reply #634819

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

5'10 Cole/5'5 Conti
5'10 Smart/5'10 Garrick/?
6'1 Ohea/6'0 Ott/?
6'4 Tomlinson/?
6'8 Cambage/?


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
09:00 4 May 17

Reply #634820

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Hit the nail on the head there controlling those personalitys would be a nightmare. Garrick will be certainly told by the talls if she jacks every ball she gets like last year.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
09:03 4 May 17

Reply #634821

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Molloy will stuff it up.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
09:25 4 May 17

Reply #634822

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

any word on Kunek, wonder will she go back to boomers after last season.


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Hespect
Earlier this month
10:26 4 May 17

Reply #634826

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Can you play Tomlinson and Cambage at the same time for a lot of minutes or will they be too slow and not able to get out to shooters?


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
14:36 4 May 17

Reply #634870

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

It's not can you play them more would you and if so who's ego will be the stronger
Lots of big personalities and me players he's collected none are going to want to take a back seat which in some ways could mean they will all be looking to score but the real question is will they share the ball or hog it


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
14:48 4 May 17

Reply #634873

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Star players, average coach though?


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Melb Fan
Earlier this month
16:14 5 May 17

Reply #634993

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Scherf confirmed to Canberra on a 2 season deal - I like this move as she will be with the Opals assistant coach, hopefully it pushes her to continue to improve and break into the squad. http://wnbl.com.au/uc-capitals-sign-rising-star-lauren-scherf/

Blicavs is returning to Dandenong for another season and is their first confirmed player to be signed for 17/18, article also implies that Anderson has received an extension to remain coach. http://wnbl.com.au/blicavs-re-signs-rangers-201718/


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
16:43 5 May 17

Reply #634999

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Any word on season structure considering it will be on Fox and they said season will be shorter?


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Melb Fan
Earlier this month
15:30 7 May 17

Reply #635117

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

http://www.botinagy.com/blog/nat-has-unfinished-business/

Nat Novosel is joining Clydesdale in moving to Adelaide. I'm interested to see who Dandenong has up their sleeve because there's a fair chunk of their core group either retired or departed to other clubs so far.


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Melb Fan
Earlier this month
09:52 8 May 17

Reply #635177

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

http://wnbl.com.au/championship-star-returns-fire/ Cayla George is returning to the Fire - excellent signing to get back in the league! The Fire really missed her presence last season


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wnba fan
Earlier this month
08:34 9 May 17

Reply #635334

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Jordan Hooper for WNBL ?


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
09:02 9 May 17

Reply #635335

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Possibles to wnbl?

Seekamp
Ebzery
Madgen
Kunek
Tolo
Bunton
Mitchell
Allen
Talbot


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
09:36 9 May 17

Reply #635338

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Mitchell going to Europe for next season so no WNBL

Think Tolo was as well


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
09:46 9 May 17

Reply #635341

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

I'm thinking Whitcomb will take the opals naturalised spot now.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
09:52 9 May 17

Reply #635342

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

will depend on who is invited to the camp, she may not even get an invite...they havent released whos going yet, but it appears Mitchell wont be available for the Asia cup which is part of the qualifier series.


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wnba fan
Earlier this month
14:33 9 May 17

Reply #635383

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

katherine Plouff ?

Ah-Ra Go ?

Danielle McCray ?

Luuuc any analysis on WNBL team needs yet ?


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Melb Fan
Earlier this month
16:05 9 May 17

Reply #635411

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

A couple of big signings announced today;
- Nicole Seekamp to Adelaide
http://www.botinagy.com/blog/nicole-back-adding-sa-flavour/

- Carley Mijovic to Dandenong
http://wnbl.com.au/dandenong_news/carley-mijovic-signs-jayco-rangers/

- Jen Hamson returning to Sydney marking the 7th championship team member to re-sign for 17/18
http://wnbl.com.au/hamson-back-flames/

I'm looking forward to seeing what Seekamp can do in the WNBL after being away for so long overseas.


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Luuuc
Earlier this month
16:22 9 May 17

Reply #635415

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

The big signings are coming in thick and fast lately.
Nice work by Adelaide & Melbourne in particular.


Luuuc any analysis on WNBL team needs yet ?

Still a lot of roster filling to be done yet.
A start for Perth would be ... anyone!

Townsville are already just one guard away from a very strong starting 5. Melbourne are looking great on paper and already go 6 deep with Smart, Cole, Garrick, O'Hea, Tomlinson & Cambage. Sydney have some pieces in place now, but will be on the hunt for a guard to start alongside Tupaea.

Caps, Rangers, Spirit & Lynx had better get a move on.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
16:38 9 May 17

Reply #635420

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

If dandy can say get Mansfield,

You'd potentially have starting g 5 of

Mansfield
Cumming
Blicavs
Mijovic
Pederson


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wnba fan
Earlier this month
16:43 9 May 17

Reply #635425

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

i'm liking the lightning look - 2 great athletes novosel and seekamp.

adelaide is looking good for an inside / outside game.

still need a true 5 to counter Liz


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
16:43 9 May 17

Reply #635426

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

6'6 Hamson back at Sydney.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
16:45 9 May 17

Reply #635428

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Seekamp to Adelaide

Gould, dangelo, nankervis development players at boomers.


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James Harvey fan
Earlier this month
16:47 9 May 17

Reply #635429

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Kunek has said she'll be playing in Europe next year, same with Tolo.


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James Harvey fan
Earlier this month
16:50 9 May 17

Reply #635431

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Are Rangers chasing Mansfield?


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
17:04 9 May 17

Reply #635436

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

I dunno, I just thought it might be a nice get.


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Melb Fan
Earlier this month
17:25 9 May 17

Reply #635445

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Allen will be playing for Lyon in France next season - she RT'd an article about her signing a few weeks back. Also read in a Boti piece that Talbot intends to be playing in Europe next season, however in the same article he had Bishop and George staying in Europe too - though I guess things can change.

Madgen did her ACL in March so unfortunately time is definitely not on her side for the 17/18 season.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
17:36 9 May 17

Reply #635450

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

no word on Pederson being recruited yet, and they will have Toddhunter she was their starting guard for half of last season and won their defensive player award, why would they take Mansfield.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
17:38 9 May 17

Reply #635451

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Is that a joke? Why would they take Mansfield when they have toddhunter.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
17:44 9 May 17

Reply #635453

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Definitely would have Mansfield!

Would boomers take bowan and Cunningham as their final 2 spots ?


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
17:53 9 May 17

Reply #635457

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

well 70 turn overs(mansfield) to 35(todhunter) be a good start for a pg position lol Rangers hate turnovers


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
18:03 9 May 17

Reply #635458

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Mansfield-2nd best pg last season behind Mitchell.
840 minutes
14.6 points
5.04 rebounds
4.83 assists
36% fg
90% ft
34% 3pt

Toddhunter-
655 minutes
4.89 points
1.96 rebounds
3.89 assists
35% fg
65% ft
34% 3 pt




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Anonymous
Earlier this month
18:14 9 May 17

Reply #635459

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Mansfield is better. Duh


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James Harvey fan
Earlier this month
18:22 9 May 17

Reply #635460

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Jarry cut from Atlanta. was hoping she would get a full contract there


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
19:06 9 May 17

Reply #635470

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Jarry has been sliding down the Aussie sf list for a while. Might not even be in the top 5.
She needs to have a massive season at Canberra.


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Anon
Earlier this month
20:05 9 May 17

Reply #635475

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Joycecwas the one who rated Jarry, she actually doesn't do much

Toddhunter is a defensive gutsy player, can't see Dandenong taking a p,Ayer like Mansfield over toddhunter


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
20:19 9 May 17

Reply #635476

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Clearly we have a mass shortage Of established Aussie pgs.

With Phillips and Mitchell on the way out...
No real standouts to take there place.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
21:03 9 May 17

Reply #635478

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Yes our PG situation is dire once Mitchell & Phillips retire.
Mansfield the next best option IMO.


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Melb Fan
Earlier this month
21:41 9 May 17

Reply #635487

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Probably a bit biased but I hope Bec Cole gets a chance at Opals level, I believe she made a training squad or was on the cusp before her knees went. If she can keep building on her last WNBL season she'd be worth a shot for sure IMO.


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Anon
Earlier this month
21:54 9 May 17

Reply #635488

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Clydesdale has it all over Mansfield, sorry, and plenty of young ones coming through, Opals will be looking to build on their younger players, as the bulk of current players will all be late 20s early /mid 30s by the next Olympics,


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
22:20 9 May 17

Reply #635491

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Plenty of young ones that will not be opals ready by next years World Cup.
Women's World Cup is 2018. Men's 2019.

2023 World Cup and beyond for junior girls.

Only 5 Possibles for World Cup in 2018.
5'5 Mitchell (Could lose her spot to Whitcomb or Griffin)
5'7 Mansfield (inexperienced at international level)
5'7 Lavey (has not flourished even though has the tools)
5'8 Phillips (proven to be a better 2 guard)
5'10 Clydesdale (same as Lavey)

3 chosen, possibly only 2 having Whitcomb as a cg.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
22:31 9 May 17

Reply #635492

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

IMO, Squad looking something like..

5'7 Mansfield
5'10 Clydesdale
5'10 Whitcomb
1 of 5'11 Cumming or 5'8 Phillips
6'1 Ohea
6'2 Allen
6'2 Talbot
6'2 Blicavs
6'4 George
1 of 6'5 Batkovic, 6'5 Scherf, 6'5 Mijovic, 6'5 Bunton
6'5 Tolo
6'8 Cambage


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
23:13 9 May 17

Reply #635493

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Mansfield scored double the points Clydesdale did in almost exactly the same minutes. Also had 5 apg to Clydesdale's 2.8 per game. But yeah, Clydesdale is obviously way better.


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Anon
Earlier this month
23:52 9 May 17

Reply #635495

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Mansfield also put up over 100 more shots in that time, and shot at a lesser percentage....just because someone jacks up shots constantly does not mean they are a better player, look at what they have around them as well, one on one Clydesdale IS a better player, ....did Mansfield get an invite to Opals camp??


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Luuuc
Earlier this month
11:31 10 May 17

Reply #635513

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Mansfield puts up a lot more shots than Clydesdale - because her team needs her to!
Aimee is more of a traditional pass-first PG, but has also been blessed with a lot more scoring power around her than Mansfield has. Pretty hard to compare the two directly just based on what they do in the WNBL.
I've always been a Clydesdale fan and it was great to see her finally adding some scoring to her game this past season. Mansfield is still the better player for mine, but realistically they both should be aiming for an Opals spot.


"did Mansfield get an invite to Opals camp??"
I don't recall the answer to that, but it's a silly question anyway, because using that logic you probably also want Nat Burton in our starting 5 again, and I don't think she's our best option.


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Luuuc
Earlier this month
11:33 10 May 17

Reply #635514

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

... actually IIRC, Mansfield copped that nasty injury right at the end of the 15/16 season that would have ruled her out anyway, which was a real shame as she was killing it that season.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
12:02 10 May 17

Reply #635517

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

http://www.basketball.net.au/basketball-australia-names-jayco-opals-camp-squad/

Mansfield was named in opals Rio camp but was injured.
Mitchell, Phillips and Lavey were chosen to go to rio but Mansfield was next in line.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
12:36 10 May 17

Reply #635525

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

That was 2016 when Joyce was picking players

Did she get an invite to this next camp?


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Melb Fan
Earlier this month
18:03 10 May 17

Reply #635556

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

iirc Mansfield made the initial squad of 27(?) for Rio but was cut quite soon after and didn't make it to the Rio test event or any OS tours. Madgen was the next guard in line after those who made Rio as she was cut in the final cut with Suzy.

If it were me selecting out of Mansfield and Clydesdale I'd go Clydesdale purely for her age - Mansfield will be 31 by the time Tokyo comes by whereas Clydesdale will be 27 and would still be around her prime to lead when the current 16-20ish age group of Opals guards are ready for selection.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
18:18 10 May 17

Reply #635557

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Imo World Cup will be Mansfield, Clydesdale and Phillips.
Rio will be between Clydesdale, Lavey, Wallace, Reid, Wehrung. Maybe some younger players.


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Luuuc
Earlier this month
11:04 12 May 17

Reply #635677

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Rebuild on the cards as star Perth Lynx pair leave town

Translation: We're going cheap again. No playoffs for Perth this season :(


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
11:43 12 May 17

Reply #635686

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Wonder if Lacey will end up back at Bendigo
Hope it's there not rangers


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
11:47 12 May 17

Reply #635687

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

What wnbl possible local talent is there in w.a?


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
11:59 12 May 17

Reply #635692

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Good question


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Luuuc
Earlier this month
12:00 12 May 17

Reply #635693

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Ummm... *thinking really hard* ...


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very old
Earlier this month
12:23 12 May 17

Reply #635694

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

is the list of teams that Carley Mijovic hasn't played for now shorter than the ones she has / pehaps it time for an expansion of the league ?


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
12:38 12 May 17

Reply #635695

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

^haha .... maybe she has a check list and she's working her way through every team in the league

Cannot believe Rangers recruited her , must not want much money


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
12:39 12 May 17

Reply #635696

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

What wrong with having Mijovic at rangers?


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Luuuc
Earlier this month
12:56 12 May 17

Reply #635697

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Nothing at all. She's a very good player. I'm sad to have lost her from Perth.
I also don't see the big deal with a Melbourne player returning home after a stint over in the west, especially when it's clear that the Lynx are cutting their budget.
The only interesting thing for me is seeing how Blicavs, Mijovic & Pedersen coexsist, because that's 3 top notch players whose best positions are the 3 and/or the 4.
Seems like Larissa is going to go with small ball this season with Pedersen playing the 5?


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Melb Fan
Earlier this month
13:00 12 May 17

Reply #635698

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

I reckon Lavey will go back to Bendigo, a few weeks ago they tweeted a photo of her coaching which seemed a bit of an odd thing to go to the effort of doing if she wasn't playing for them.


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Melb Fan
Earlier this month
13:03 12 May 17

Reply #635699

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Surely Larissa will have learnt from Melbourne's mistakes last season, going small ball - particularly in a league which now has Cambage, Bishop and George back in it, seems quite dangerous.

The Rangers have also announced the re-signing of Steph Cumming - http://wnbl.com.au/dandenong_news/steph-cumming-re-signs-jayco-rangers/


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
13:12 12 May 17

Reply #635700

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

I see alot of Imports on the horizon.


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Luuuc
Earlier this month
13:16 12 May 17

Reply #635701

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Trying to exploit bigs at the other end is a valid tactic, but yeah I don't know that it's going to work too well against the quality of Cambage or the Batkovic/George duo. Some teams are going to be in a world of hurt in the paint this season.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
13:23 12 May 17

Reply #635704

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

I'd like to see Magbegor and aokuso make the jump to wnbl from seabl/coe.
Opening up a bunch more spots up at coe so we can develop some bigs.
With mcspadden, Cochrane now gone and potentially Pizzey soon, we really need to get some more post players developing. Those born 00/01/02 etc.


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Anon
Earlier this month
15:42 12 May 17

Reply #635718

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Some interesting WNBL rosters thus far:

Adelaide: Clydesdale, Seekamp, Novosel, Planeta, Bishop, Brook, Elsworthy

Bendigo: Payne

Canberra: Froling, Jarry, Scherf

Dandenong: Cumming, Blicavs, Mijovic

Melbourne: Cole, Garrick, O'Hea, Tomlinson, Cambage, Smart, Conti, Ott

Perth: Edmonson, Whitcomb

Sydney: Tupaea, Wilson, Snell, Boag, Hamson, Nicholson, McSpadden, Greaves

Townsville: Wilson, Cocks, Murray, George, Batkovic, Garbin


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Luuuc
Earlier this month
15:44 12 May 17

Reply #635719

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Which Boag is signed with Sydney?
(Carly is currently playing state league over here, and I was kinda hoping the Lynx would sign her up)


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Anon
Earlier this month
15:48 12 May 17

Reply #635720

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Actually jumped the gun there with Boag:

Adelaide: Clydesdale, Seekamp, Novosel, Planeta, Bishop, Brook, Elsworthy

Bendigo: Payne

Canberra: Froling, Jarry, Scherf

Dandenong: Cumming, Blicavs, Mijovic

Melbourne: Cole, Garrick, O'Hea, Tomlinson, Cambage, Smart, Conti, Ott

Perth: Edmonson, Whitcomb

Sydney: Tupaea, Wilson, Snell, Greaves, Hamson, Nicholson, McSpadden

Townsville: Wilson, Cocks, Murray, George, Batkovic, Garbin Actually jumped the gun there:


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
17:58 12 May 17

Reply #635736

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Do you think there may be a trend of fringe Opals joining clubs wher the assistants coach? Or those deluded they're fringe Opals?


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wnba fan
Earlier this month
19:49 12 May 17

Reply #635742

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

has planeta signed ? she was very good value


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swollboi
Earlier this month
23:22 12 May 17

Reply #635749

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Which fringe Opals have actually joined a club where the assistants coach? No 'fringe opals' have gone to Canberra (Gorrie) or Sydney (Chambers).

Lucas is only coach of the University Games, which is under 23s only.


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The nuggets
Earlier this month
01:15 13 May 17

Reply #635752

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Nice statistics! Matt Vinci you rock


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
07:45 13 May 17

Reply #635756

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Lavey to Dandenong


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Stewie
Earlier this month
09:38 13 May 17

Reply #635758

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

M ruef has been waived by wnba team - wnba transactions page


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
10:11 13 May 17

Reply #635760

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Is that the same as being dropped.


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Luuuc
Earlier this month
10:59 13 May 17

Reply #635763

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Teams go into preseason "camp" with fairly large groups of potential players (in LA's case, especially large), including all their draft picks, plus overseas free agent prospects. By today they need to trim it back to a max of 12 (or in certain cases, 11, if salary cap is an issue).
Was always going to be a big ask for Ruef to squeeze her way onto the reigning champs roster. She gave it a good crack though.


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Anon
Earlier this month
18:13 13 May 17

Reply #635779

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Lacey to Bendigo, please not Dandenong


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
18:15 13 May 17

Reply #635780

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

https://pickandroll.com.au/wnbl-free-agency-tracker/

She's going to dandenong


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Anon
Earlier this month
19:03 13 May 17

Reply #635782

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Let's wait for the announcement from club , surely rangers are not that desperate


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
18:12 14 May 17

Reply #635831

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Losing Lavey, who was captain, and Mijovic are big losses for the Lynx, especially if Hamblin doesn't come back.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
06:57 15 May 17

Reply #635859

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Lavey wouldn't like the idea of playing behind Whitcomb as Lynx cant seem to get enough of Sammi, cant blame Lavey really, just hope Whitcomb doesnt let them down now shes in the WNBA league, after all she American not Australian


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Luuuc
Two weeks ago
09:39 15 May 17

Reply #635869

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

I doubt that has anything to do with it. Lavey & Whitcomb complemented each other well as the starting backcourt. Perth's style suited Lavey's strengths. I'll be interested to see if she is as effective next season.
Not that I blame her for going. If the money and care factor is disappearing in Perth then playing close to home makes sense.

Speaking of Lynx starters heading elsewhere, I hear that Adelaide are trying to make more big things happen in time for the coming season.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
02:54 16 May 17

Reply #635952

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

"Big things"

They're going after Ruth Hamblin? Depends on her Canada commitments I guess.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
03:18 16 May 17

Reply #635953

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

http://www.basketball.ca/en/news-article/34-athletes-invited-to-attend-womens-national-team-phase-1-camp

Some nice players in there.



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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
06:15 16 May 17

Reply #635954

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Interesting how no squad list has been released yet for the Opals first training camp ( that actually didn't eventuate because of player unavailability) yet all players had been notified ( lucky for Lizzie as she had a DJ gig the same time)

Seems no players over 28 were on that list


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
09:44 16 May 17

Reply #635959

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

But since the camp didn't eventuate and some players are now back from Europe and after being cut from WNBA teams, it would be plain ridiculous to limit candidature to those below that age.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
10:00 16 May 17

Reply #635962

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Over 28
Phillips. Ohea, batkovic, Mitchell, Griffin, hodges

Currently/soon to be 28
Whitcomb, George, tolo


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Luuuc
Two weeks ago
10:37 16 May 17

Reply #635965

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Perth Lynx sign Alice Kunek

http://www.perthlynx.com/Media/News/alice-kunek-signs-with-perth-lynx


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
10:48 16 May 17

Reply #635966

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Hopefully she can get back to the form she once had.


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Luuuc
Two weeks ago
10:51 16 May 17

Reply #635967

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Yes, hopefully. But the way things are shaping up, the Lynx are looking to me like a bottom 3 team this season :(


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LC
Two weeks ago
10:58 16 May 17

Reply #635968

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Lynx lose Mijovic, gain Kunek.


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Lukosius
Two weeks ago
11:28 16 May 17

Reply #635969

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

I don't think the Lynx will drop off like some are saying. Lets have a look at the 7 players who averaged 15mins per game or more last season...

Whitcomb
Mijovic
Hamblin
Edmondson
Butler
Lavey
Burton

Whitcomb and Edmondson are back, while Kunek effectively replaces Mijovic. The keys here are the imports. To be honest both Hamblin and (particularly) Butler were both underwhelming as imports, especially compared to some of the gun imports at other clubs.

If they are replaced by two 5-star imports, and they can somehow recruit one more quality Aussie, they are no worse than last season.

Import
Kunek
Import
Whitcomb
Aussie
------------
Edmondson
Burton


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Luuuc
Two weeks ago
11:38 16 May 17

Reply #635970

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Firstly, Kunek is no Mijovic!
Tenaya Phillips was an important player in the rotation when healthy and I doubt she returns.
Despite what the haters here say, Lavey was very effective at the Lynx and leaves a big hole to fill.
I agree that the import duo wasn't top notch, but you get what you pay for, and Perth is paying less and less each season, so I don't see us getting one 5-star import, let alone 2. If we do get 2, then yes, we should be competitive.

We'll see. But IMO the Perth trend is downward, meanwhile the trend of the league overall is upward with the return of some quality aussies to the league, and in particular the big improvements at last season's bottom 2 clubs, Adelaide & Melbourne.


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Luuuc
Two weeks ago
11:41 16 May 17

Reply #635971

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Btw, for those who missed the wedding news, Toni Edmondson is now Toni Farnworth.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
11:45 16 May 17

Reply #635972

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Kunek doesn't replace mijovic.

Mijovic = pf
Kunek = sf


Whitcomb to the pg spot + 1 prospect
Edmondson at sg /T.Phillips?
Kunek at sf + 1 prospect
Pf Import + grant
C Import + Burton

Probably 30 girls recently waived in WNBA would make great wnbl players.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
11:53 16 May 17

Reply #635974

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Whitcomb would play SG. I wouldn't be suprised if Edmondson (playing PG) and Burton come into the starting lineup for Perth.

Bit worrying, but plenty of time to change things.


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Luuuc
Two weeks ago
11:53 16 May 17

Reply #635975

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Hopefully Perth goes after a legit starting PG (looks like Mansfield hasn't officially signed anywhere yet - I'd love to have her here. Alternatively use an import slot), because Sami needs to stay at the 2 IMO. Last thing we need to do is wear her out with ball carrying duties.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
11:56 16 May 17

Reply #635976

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Wehrung is a nice young prospect


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Melb Fan
Two weeks ago
12:04 16 May 17

Reply #635978

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Yep I definitely agree Kunek plays her best basketball as a SF, but she can definitely fill the gap as a PF like she did for most the season at the Boomers but obviously wasn't as effective. I hope she does well over there, she was one of my favourite boomers.


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+
Two weeks ago
12:10 16 May 17

Reply #635979

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

good sized 5s will be in demand to counter Liz


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Luuuc
Two weeks ago
12:11 16 May 17

Reply #635980

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

"Wehrung is a nice young prospect"

Yeah, I like her too. (I'm guessing Canberra will be very keen to hang on to her though)


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
12:21 16 May 17

Reply #635982

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Lots of talk in here about Opals squads. I hardly know any of the players - can someone do positional depth charts of players that are in contention, separated into two teams, sorted by those playing abroad and in the WNBL?


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Luuuc
Two weeks ago
12:35 16 May 17

Reply #635983

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

I think it's worth starting a separate Opals 2017 thread, considering we've got the FIBA Asia Cup in July this year.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
12:36 16 May 17

Reply #635984

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Top 3 per position?(Under 32y.o)

HOME
PG Mansfield/Clydesdale/Lavey
SG Cumming/Cole/Garrick
SF Blicavs/Kunek/Newley
PF Griffin/Mijovic/Garbin
C Cambage/Tolo/Scherf


ABROAD (still/recently returned)
PG Mitchell/Phillips/Seekamp
SG Whitcomb/Ohea/Ebzery
SF Allen/Talbot/Jarry
PF Bishop/Tomlinson
C George/Bunton


College prospects
PG Reid
SG Wallace
SF Sharp
PF Froling
C Smith


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Rosenbergi
Two weeks ago
15:02 16 May 17

Reply #636013

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

With the Lynx signing Alice and losing Tess, it would seem obvious their primary target with imports would be a PG and a C to match it with Liz and co.

Sami will remain at the 2 (why change that up?), Alice will more than hold her own at the 3 and Toni is perfect off the bench. Add a quality import PG and the guard/wing positions seem pretty good.

But, the issue is their front court and as Luuuc has alluded to, if the Perth budget is going nowhere but down, then they will be pretty skinny.

From all reports Burton is leaning towards heading overseas and is no guarantee to re-sign. With the lack of spending, what type of big can they sign that can match it with the Cambage's of the world?

If Burton does hang around, that will help the depth but she's no game changer, so it will be interesting to see who they bring in. I felt Hamblin was starting to adjust to the league late last season, so if they can get her back, that would be a good outcome.

A lot of water to go under the bridge yet.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
15:40 16 May 17

Reply #636021

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

http://www.botinagy.com/blog/hamblin-signs-on-with-lightning/


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
15:44 16 May 17

Reply #636022

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Chris Judas doing work


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Melb Fan
Two weeks ago
15:49 16 May 17

Reply #636023

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

http://www.botinagy.com/blog/hamblin-signs-on-with-lightning/

Ruth Hamblin has apparently signed with Adelaide.

I feel Roberts could well be a good suitor to Perth in that case, though I'm not sure how she would hold up against the likes of Cambage, but she'd be worth a look at the very least for a backup 5.

Kerryn Harrington has also officially switched to AFLW - signing with Carlton. It'll be interesting to see how she goes, given Phillips' success and the high likelihood Conti will go high in the draft plus ex Boomers development player Chloe Molloy is absolutely killing it at the moment and I'd say would go first pick in the draft.


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Melb Fan
Two weeks ago
15:55 16 May 17

Reply #636027

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

http://wnbl.com.au/dandenong_news/kayla-pedersen-signs-wnbl-201718/

Kayla Pedersen confirmed to Dandenong, I'm interested to see the dynamic between Blicavs/Mijovic/Pedersen to be honest.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
16:36 16 May 17

Reply #636031

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Is Molloy still going to VCU?


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
16:52 16 May 17

Reply #636033

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

6'3 Pf R.Pizzey and 6'0 sf K.Rowe leave COE for Dandenong.


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Two weeks ago
16:53 16 May 17

Reply #636034

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

that Lightning team looking mighty fine !


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
17:04 16 May 17

Reply #636035

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

How so? They don't have a bench yet.


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Melb Fan
Two weeks ago
17:35 16 May 17

Reply #636039

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Molloy has stopped basketball entirely, so won't be heading off to VCU. She's extremely talented at footy though, she was the leading goal kicker by a fair margin and the best and fairest (equivalent to MVP) for the under18 league this year plus is the leading goalkicker in the senior women's league so far.

Those COE girls are good gets for Dandenong if true.

Lightning's starting lineup to date does look extremely nice on paper. Hopefully it's a super even league again this season, and it'd be nice to see the cellar dwellers of the last few seasons in Melbourne and Adelaide hopefully get into the playoffs.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
17:38 16 May 17

Reply #636040

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Wow, going to college in US and then in future playing overseas making $$$ being turned down for minimum pay in aussie rules league propped up by profits made by the men's league. A lot of these kids I don't think understand one is a global sport the other not.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
17:39 16 May 17

Reply #636041

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

The COE girls may be "ok" at SEABL level but not WNBL, at least not for the next 4 years if at all.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
17:40 16 May 17

Reply #636043

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Molloy a good ordinary baller at best, so will probably be an outstanding footballer.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
17:46 16 May 17

Reply #636046

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

^^ oh ok, not that good then.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
17:49 16 May 17

Reply #636047

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Currently $27,000 a season for top aflw footballers. Expansion in 2019.
Top flight players might get 50-60,000 in just a few years time. Rare WNBA contracts aren't much more.

It's the better option at this point in time when she could have a 10+ year pro career as a footballer.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
17:49 16 May 17

Reply #636048

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

there is no guarantee of great money in basketball for women unless they are elite. no guarantee of great money in AFLW even if they are elite. who knows if that league will prosper once the novelty wears off. bottom line unless you are the next lauren jackson just play the sport you love.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
18:03 16 May 17

Reply #636050

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

I'd say Aokuso, Magbegor, Cubillo and Rocci aren't far off wnbl spots either.
Probably making room for those younger girls in preparation for asia champs and World Cup next year.

Magbegor to Dandenong or Melbourne would be sweet.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
18:05 16 May 17

Reply #636051

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Adelaide still to sign Good and Nagy, 2 bench players and not forgetting hodges and planetta from last season.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
18:07 16 May 17

Reply #636053

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Not ciabittoni?


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
18:28 16 May 17

Reply #636063

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

VCU was not a good college as far as basketball standards and conferences go so Molloy probably made the right choice changing to AFL

She would be fighting for a spot in pg/she agsinst much stronger players in that age bracket.

Those COE girls are good for development players but not ready for the jump to WNBL just yet but certainly good if they can tag onto the end of a team now , it can only be a good thing


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
18:32 16 May 17

Reply #636064

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

How good would this be?
Canberra right near coe....

Mansfield/Wehrung
Import/?/Bourne
Jarry/Froling
Ruef/?/Aokuso
Scherf/Magbegor


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
18:42 16 May 17

Reply #636069

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

There would be no point in having Magbegor, aokuso or any of those born 98 and 99 back at the Coe after the u19 World Cup. Next step is opals representation.
Making room for 01 or new 00 players at coe to develop them for 2017 asia/2018 worlds, 2018 asia/2019 worlds is what should happen.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
19:22 16 May 17

Reply #636079

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Ezi will go to College next year.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
19:27 16 May 17

Reply #636081

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

And COE spots run to the end of year 12, some of the older girls have been allowed to stay on until worlds. Ideally this would align with college years but not much interest, that's why you have them staying in Aus.

The big college interest is in the Sapphires crew coming through in the next two years.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
19:43 16 May 17

Reply #636084

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

You're telling me there's no interest in Rowe?


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
21:19 16 May 17

Reply #636097

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

The scouts from the good schools can spot talent.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
21:26 16 May 17

Reply #636098

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Whyndoes it have to be a high major? Why not st Mary's?


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
21:56 16 May 17

Reply #636099

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Colleges will be snapping up The likes of Hayley Andrews and Cassidy Maclane


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
22:25 16 May 17

Reply #636100

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

More like Conti, Shelley and Magbegor.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
22:44 16 May 17

Reply #636104

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Why would Conti go there? Wants to play AFLW


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
00:06 17 May 17

Reply #636108

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

She wants to play both.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
01:17 17 May 17

Reply #636112

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

This AFLW thing is becoming a disease. Also good luck playing both when the Americans see how rough it is if you want to play college or WNBA.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
01:35 17 May 17

Reply #636113

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

IMO it helps there development.
Basketball helps there football and vice versa.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
07:14 17 May 17

Reply #636116

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Hey you parents of all these kids start another thread about college. This thread is about WNBL not one for you to convince everyone how good your kid is. WOW


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
19:14 17 May 17

Reply #636148

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Beat it weirdo


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
21:48 17 May 17

Reply #636162

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Well said. Used to think WTF at all the talk on here about junior sport. Was baffling. Then I realised this place is full of parents. Another example is the latest Taipans player thread which has morphed into a solely St. Mary's player discussion.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
21:58 17 May 17

Reply #636167

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

^ You're off topic.
start a criticism thread...


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
22:01 17 May 17

Reply #636169

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

We need a creche on this site for all the parents to be put into.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
01:31 18 May 17

Reply #636177

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

It's you're NOT your


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James Harvey fan
Two weeks ago
09:08 18 May 17

Reply #636182

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Back to basketball....Abbey Wehrung re-signs with Canberra


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James Harvey fan
Two weeks ago
09:19 18 May 17

Reply #636184

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Kelsey Griffin returns to Bendigo


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Melb Fan
Two weeks ago
10:43 18 May 17

Reply #636188

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

http://wnbl.com.au/abbey-wehrung-re-signs-uc-capitals/

Abbey Wehrung is returning to Canberra for another season.

Can't help but laugh at that parent comment, I'm definitely not a parent - I'm only a year older than Molloy etc! The only reason I know/care about those switching to AFLW is because I play footy with and against them myself


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
12:54 18 May 17

Reply #636195

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

@Melb Fan but the rest are


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Luuuc
Two weeks ago
11:17 19 May 17

Reply #636285

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Tessa Lavey -> Dandenong (2 year deal) is official as per Roy Ward


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LC
Two weeks ago
11:37 19 May 17

Reply #636287

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Lose Clydesdale, gain Lavey.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
11:45 19 May 17

Reply #636289

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Sorry but Clydesdale has it all over Lavey absolutely not a replacement equal

Not liking the look of this new rangers team at all , can't see this being a finals group this year with what other teams are putting together


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Luuuc
Two weeks ago
13:46 20 May 17

Reply #636383

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Any Lightning fans watching this LA-Washington WNBA game?


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
13:54 20 May 17

Reply #636384

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

I didn't think wiese would do so well at the next level.


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Luuuc
Two weeks ago
14:21 20 May 17

Reply #636387

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Neither did I, from the little I knew. Then again I also didn't expect a well-coached WNBA team to just leave a shooter open on the perimeter so much either.
I don't expect too many more games from her like that, but it was fun to watch anyway.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
14:57 20 May 17

Reply #636389

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Chris Judas must surely be watching


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Two weeks ago
16:12 20 May 17

Reply #636396

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

some of Wiese's transition 3s reminded me of LJs pull up 3s in her heyday at the Storm - such a dagger when they drop


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
16:24 20 May 17

Reply #636397

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Hopefully simmons can do what wiese has done at Oregon state and then go to the WNBA.


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{
Two weeks ago
16:31 20 May 17

Reply #636399

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

got a backlog of games from the W to watch and catch up on.....


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Melb Fan
Last week
16:22 23 May 17

Reply #636526

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Amelia Todhunter has re-signed with the Rangers. http://wnbl.com.au/todhunter-re-signs-rangers/

Also slightly irrelevant but Guy Molloy has been recruited by the NZ Tall Ferns to be an associate coach.


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Anonymous
Last week
16:53 23 May 17

Reply #636530

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Poor choice by nz.


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Anonymous
Last week
09:01 24 May 17

Reply #636542

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

How is Adelaide going to play all its talent? And Planeta is meant to come back. Theyre loaded.


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Anonymous
Last week
11:39 24 May 17

Reply #636553

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Hodges is she playing?


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Lynx2Waves2Lynx
Last week
19:15 25 May 17

Reply #636692

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Hodges possibly to Sydney. Boti broke a lot of news this evening: http://www.botinagy.com/blog/ebzery-to-flames-standish-at-perth/


Ebzery from Russia -> Sydney
Standish from Townsville -> Perth

Sydney now:
Tupaea/Ebzery/Snell/Greaves/Hamson
Wilson/McSpadden

Lynx are:
?/Whitcomb/Kunek/Standish/?
Edmondson

Clear where they need to find some good imports.


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Anonymous
Last week
19:19 25 May 17

Reply #636693

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Has that new ruling come into play yet for the minimum wage for players in the WNBL they were talking about,


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Anonymous
Last week
23:55 25 May 17

Reply #636703

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Townsville and Sydney will announce new player signings tomorrow.


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Anonymous
Last week
00:53 26 May 17

Reply #636704

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Should be Breakers2Lynx2Waves2Lynx.


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Melb Fan
Last week
12:10 26 May 17

Reply #636716

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

http://wnbl.com.au/whittle-links-fire/

Townsville have signed 23yo 5'11" G/F Marena Whittle from North Dakota State University / Nunawading SEABL. She's currently averaging 15.8pts and 9 rebounds in the SEABL.


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bobbi
Last week
12:30 26 May 17

Reply #636718

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Nathan Strempel‏
@nathanstrempel


I'm hearing a 3x Olympian has just signed to play her 1st @WNBL season in #WNBL18. Another huge talent addition to watch on @FoxBasketball!


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Anonymous
Last week
12:36 26 May 17

Reply #636719

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

An import?


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Anonymous
Last week
13:14 26 May 17

Reply #636726

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Yeah are they talking an import? Augustus or Fowles came straight to mind. That would be really massive but surely not.


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Anonymous
Last week
13:43 26 May 17

Reply #636727

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

^only said 3 x Olympian not 3 x time gold medallist.

Thinking someone from Europe (Turkey?)


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Anonymous
Last week
14:00 26 May 17

Reply #636730

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Leuchanka wants revenge?


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Melb Fan
Last week
14:05 26 May 17

Reply #636734

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

It'd surely have to be one of the Lynx, Caps or Spirit. The other teams have already signed what you'd assume to be their starting lineups. I can't think of any Australian 3x Olympians who haven't played WNBL.

There was a rumour a while ago that Laia Palau was leaving her euroleague side to either retire or potentially play WNBL - she fits the bill with 3 olympics.


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Anonymous
Last week
14:12 26 May 17

Reply #636735

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

I never understood why wnbl teams always looked to the us for imports.
A huge pool of players are available in Europe. Players that have never wanted to play in the WNBA.


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Luuuc
Last week
14:17 26 May 17

Reply #636738

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

How is a huge pool of players available in Europe when our season directly clashes with theirs, and the money is better over there?
For Americans it makes sense because we've got a solid standard league, and in terms of culture & language it's very easy for them here. Plus in Europe, Americans are restricted players so there are only so many places available for them there until they have to start going down to lower-standard leagues with lower salaries.


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Waves2Lynx
Last week
15:16 26 May 17

Reply #636744

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Reply #636704
I'll shorten it I think because tl;dr lol

On this rumour. Whoever it is, it's probably a Victorian team since that's where the reporter who broke it is from and the teams he covers.


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Anonymous
Last week
16:20 26 May 17

Reply #636748

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Only three teams in vic, boomers are just about done, Bendigo have no money so that leaves Rangers , unless who ever it is is going to be happy staring on the bench rangers pretty much have their starters, either that or someone who thought they would be starting is going to be disappointed
Rangers have just signed two COE kids neither former ranger juniors so that kills their pathway claims lol ( cheap labour they don't have to pay them)
So that's 8 spots gone on that roster. Very few players from last year for rangers, a team that made the finals yet only three have resigned!
Only Bendigo now who's not got many signed


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Anonymous
Last week
16:23 26 May 17

Reply #636749

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

"Reply #636704
I'll shorten it I think because tl;dr lol"

haha ok


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Anonymous
Last week
16:32 26 May 17

Reply #636750

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

I'm not sure Rowe and Pizzey will contribute that much. such a leap from seabl to wnbl. Must be 3rd choices at sf and pf.


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Anonymous
Last week
16:53 26 May 17

Reply #636752

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Bunton going back to Europe, so we won't see her against Cambage.


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Melb Fan
Last week
17:17 26 May 17

Reply #636753

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Agreed on Rowe and Pizzey, especially considering the lack of use Dandenong's bench got last season. It'd be good for them in the long run though to train with and against the large contingent of Opals squad members that Dandenong has though.


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Anonymous
Last week
17:28 26 May 17

Reply #636754

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Probably why they have signed them to two year contracts ... so they don't walk when they just get sat on the bench which is what will happen

Cambage off in Europe peddling her DJ career according to article in paper today ... what an embarrassment she is starting a cat fight with Bogurt on twitter

Boomers must be very impressed, I don't think


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Anonymous
Last week
17:56 26 May 17

Reply #636759

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Where are WNBL clubs getting all of this money from all of a sudden?


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Anonymous
Last week
18:02 26 May 17

Reply #636760

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

They would not be paying the likes of Rowe and Pizzey , it's also a shorter season so
Smaller packages for some of those with small budgets , but Boomers and Lightening seem very cashed up


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Anonymous
Last week
18:04 26 May 17

Reply #636761

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Can someone do an updated list of the teams so far ??
So many big names coming back into the comp this year, its great for the league!!


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Anonymous
Last week
18:13 26 May 17

Reply #636762

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

OK that makes sense - less pay as shorter season. How short is the season then, I know it still starts in October as always. So when does it end now? Clubs must know by now?


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Anonymous
Last week
18:18 26 May 17

Reply #636763

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

January so four months , absolutely ridiculous who plays a league like this of that duration


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Anonymous
Last week
18:24 26 May 17

Reply #636764

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

With games being played mid week as well apparently!


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Anonymous
Last week
18:50 26 May 17

Reply #636766

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Oh well, it's only a minor women's league, the faster it's over with the better. Then you exclusively showcase NBL the last two-three months. Good move.


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Melb Fan
Last week
18:53 26 May 17

Reply #636767

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

http://www.hoopshots.com.au/2017-wnbl-offseason-tracker/

Helen from BasketCase (check out their podcast if you haven't - they deserve all the recognition they can get) does an extremely up to date off season tracker at the above link fyi.

Adelaide:
Sarah Elsworthy (re-signed) G
Aimie Clydesdale (via Dandenong) G
Nicole Seekamp (via AZS PWSZ Gorzow - Poland) G
* Natalie Novosel (via Dandenong) G/F
Lauren Nicholson (via Sydney) F
Abby Bishop (via Tarbes - France) F
Chelsea Brook (re-signed) F/C
* Ruth Hamblin (via Perth) C

Bendigo:
Nadeen Payne (re-signed) F
Kelsey Griffin (re-signed) F

Canberra:
Abigail Wehrung (re-signed) G
Rachel Jarry (via BLMA - France) G/F
Keely Froling (re-signed) F
Lauren Scherf (via Dandenong) C

Dandenong:
Tessa Lavey (via Perth) G
Amelia Todhunter (re-signed) G
Steph Blicavs (Cumming) (re-signed) G
Sara Blicavs (re-signed) F
Carley Mijovic (via Perth) F
Rebecca Pizzey (via CoE) F
Kiera Rowe (via CoE) F
* Kayla Pedersen (via Gesam Gas Le Mura Lucca - Italy) F/C

Melbourne:
Monique Conti (re-signed) G
* Brittany Smart (re-signed) G
Maddie Garrick (re-signed) G
Bec Cole (re-signed) G
Jenna O'Hea (via Seattle Storm) G/F
Bec Ott (re-signed) G/F
Louella Tomlinson (via Misckolc - Hungary) F
Liz Cambage C

Perth:
Sami Whitcomb (re-signed) G
Antonia Farnworth (Edmondson) (re-signed) G/F
Alice Kunek (via Melbourne) G/F

Sydney:
Tahlia Tupaea (re-signed) G
Katie-Rae Ebzery (via Dynamo Moscow - Russia) G
Belinda Snell (re-signed) G/F
Alex Wilson (re-signed) G
Lara McSpadden (re-signed) F
Shanae Greaves (re-signed) F
* Jen Hamson (re-signed) C

Townsville:
Kelly Wilson (re-signed) G
Micaela Cocks (re-signed) G
Marena Whittle (via North Dakota State Uni & Nunawading SEABL) G/F
Mia Murray (re-signed) F
Darcee Garbin (re-signed) F
Suzy Batkovic (re-signed) F
Cayla George (re-signed) F/C

* = imports

Rumour yesterday that Kayla Standish (Townsville) will be headed to Perth.


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Melb Fan
Last week
18:57 26 May 17

Reply #636768

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Cayla George via Phoenix Mercury not re-signed - my bad!


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Anonymous
Last week
19:05 26 May 17

Reply #636769

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Boomers released today that they will announce another signing next week.
Any suggestions??
Perhaps Tegan cunningham or Kelly bowan returning from last season?


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Anonymous
Last week
19:13 26 May 17

Reply #636770

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Standish to Perth according to pick and roll.

Melbourne need another big. Maybe greaves, Roberts, Thompson, penaluna?
Maybe even a coe kid.


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Melb Fan
Last week
19:15 26 May 17

Reply #636771

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

The Boomers definitely need backup in the 4 & 5, and a lesser extent the 3 as well. IMO I don't think they'll be re-signing any more of their 16/17 list, but I'd be happy for Bowen and Cunningham to come back on board. Liv Thompson is another who I'd like to fit back in, although her being a SA girl could mean she's been targeted by the Lightning.


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Anonymous
Last week
19:18 26 May 17

Reply #636772

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Imo it's probably penaluna or maybe even Magbegor.


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Melb Fan
Last week
19:23 26 May 17

Reply #636773

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Hopefully Penaluna, she seems to be going well in the SEABL. I just hope she can get her body right again! The Boomers also have Emma Nankervis in a development spot, she's a 6'3" forward, though she's probably not ready to be the first backup.


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Anonymous
Last week
19:25 26 May 17

Reply #636774

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Who's left from the Boomers 16/17 list ?
Don't boomers have bigs- Cambage, Tomlinson, Jenna ohea could possible slip into the 4, being a versatile player. Or would teams go with 3 or 4 bigs ?


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Anonymous
Last week
19:27 26 May 17

Reply #636775

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Greaves already signed with Sydney


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Anonymous
Last week
19:32 26 May 17

Reply #636776

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Cochrane still injured?


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Anonymous
Last week
19:36 26 May 17

Reply #636777

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Smart
Cole
Garrick
Ohea
Cambage

Helps open up Cambage in the middle with 3 point shooters all around.


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Melb Fan
Last week
19:44 26 May 17

Reply #636778

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

I'm just suggesting the Boomers go for more bigs because they already a plethora of capable backup guards, they don't have any bench back up whatsoever as of yet for the 4 or 5 spots - Cambage and Tomlinson will inevitably need a rest (or come off due to foul trouble).

From the Boomers 16/17 list there's Bowen, Cunningham, Bygate, Thompson, Penaluna, Black, Keane and Kasey Burton left on the FA list, with Kunek off to Perth.


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Anonymous
Last week
19:45 26 May 17

Reply #636779

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Roberts has been impressive in seabl.


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Last week
19:47 26 May 17

Reply #636780

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

good bigs a premium to counter Liz


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Melb Fan
Last week
19:48 26 May 17

Reply #636781

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Agreed on Roberts, she really stepped up toward the second half of Adelaide's season. I'd be very surprised if she couldn't find a home this offseason.


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Anonymous
Last week
19:51 26 May 17

Reply #636782

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Good point Melb Fan, maybe an import to fill the 4/5 spot but who would know with the money they have already spent, who can they afford that is good enough to fill the spot.

Bowen, Cunningham and Burton potentially affordable in the 3 spot if they sign 12 players.


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Anonymous
Last week
19:56 26 May 17

Reply #636783

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Roberts is playing great basketball in seabl surely Adelaide or even Bendigo might pick her up!!


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Anonymous
Last week
19:56 26 May 17

Reply #636784

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

That's why Magbegor would be good fit. I think she finishes school this year?
Little to no cost and would hold her own against many other front court players.
Another step up from seabl.


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Anonymous
Last week
20:01 26 May 17

Reply #636785

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

A few girls in the qbl like Farley, karitiana, mate etc might find there way onto rosters.


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Anonymous
Last week
20:20 26 May 17

Reply #636786

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Cochrane is playing the long game, people forget she was only 15 when she won gold with the Sapphires last year. I'm guessing if she was going to sign anywhere it would involve Chambers who was her high school coach.

Like Magbegor, the big US colleges are where I would expect to see them first getting a free education, seeing the world and developing their game. Plenty of time later for WNBL.


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Anonymous
Last week
20:33 26 May 17

Reply #636787

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Magbegor is 2018/2019 college season.


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Waves2Lynx
Last week
22:03 27 May 17

Reply #636856

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

I've been thinking about that mystery big player that's meant to be signing so went to cross-check the Olympics squads on wikipedia. There's not a lot of players who "three time Olympian" and not from Australia can be. There's only 6 other countries of the last 4 olympics that fulfil that criteria (USA, Russia, Spain, Czech Rep, Brazil, China) to begin with.

From those that I can see that have played 3 Olympics and think aren't retired:
Siemone Augustus - USA - 33, WNBA
Sylvia Fowles - USA - 31, WNBA
Laia Palau - ESP - 37, CZE/EuroLeague
Lucila Pascua - ESP - 34, Spain
Erika de Souza - BRA - 35, WNBA
Kelly Santos - BRA - 37, Brazil
Irina Osipova - RUS - 34, Russia
Petra Kulichova - CZE - 32, Turkey

Interestingly 5 players have played 4 Olympics (Taurusi, Bird, Catchings, Moises Pinto, Chen Nan).

I don't think it's any of the WNBA players. I would guess it is one of Pascua, Kulichova or maybe Osipova.


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Anonymous
Last week
22:06 27 May 17

Reply #636857

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

It's Palau! She's said on a heap of occasions that she'd be playing in the WNBL next season, clearly someone has signed her!


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Last week
22:20 27 May 17

Reply #636858

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

is Palau a big though ?


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Anonymous
Last week
22:23 27 May 17

Reply #636859

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

No she's a PG, but no one ever said the triple Olympian was a big. She's the one who has signed to play in the WNBL though.


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Melb Fan
Last week
22:46 27 May 17

Reply #636860

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Nathan Strempel (the man who made the initial tweet) favourited two tweets, one questioning whether the player in question was signing to Dandenong - he MC's there, and the second was asking if it was Palau. Putting two and two together, I'd say it's Palau to Dandenong.

If that's the case I'm quite surprised to be honest, considering they just lured Lavey back from Perth..


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Waves2Lynx
Last week
23:24 27 May 17

Reply #636862

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Oh I would have thought Palau would be to good for this league seeing as she led EuroLeague in assists so still got it. Huge signing.

Agree it's weird if Dandenong. Lavey leaves a comfortable gig and captaincy to ride the pine?


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Anonymous
Last week
23:39 27 May 17

Reply #636863

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Roberts won't be going back to Adelaide. Bendigo might be a good spot for her. Strong bigs are going to be a valuable commodity this coming season.


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Anon
Yesterday
01:08 28 May 17

Reply #636865

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

If it's Dandenong then some serious questions should be asked re their rational, if it Palau she's 37 ....they already have Lavey and literally just signed Toddhunter,
She announced her retirement from the Spanish national team stating the tryouts had given her concerns ""The selection [national team], which has been part of my life for many years, is something that has generated many doubts this year."

And from Euro League followed by this info
"She is currently eyeing up teams in Australia, with Sydney and Melbourne the most likely destinations if she opts to play another year."

Can players get out of contracts if the club recruits over them?

If it's true she's going to Dandenong I'd be seeing red if I was Lavey and Toddhunter.


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Anonymous
Yesterday
05:55 28 May 17

Reply #636867

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

I'd wager Palau to Boomers. I believe she played with LJ in Spain, which is probably the connection to getting her to Melbourne.


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Anonymous
Yesterday
08:01 28 May 17

Reply #636868

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Ah The Lucas effect not many young ones want to stay playing under him. He is a very unusual man / coach and that is the nicest way I can put it.


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Anonymous
Yesterday
11:04 28 May 17

Reply #636870

re: WNBL 2017 Off-Season Thread

Don't be surprised if she has signed to play with her ex-teammate Belinda Snell as a back up to Tupaea.


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