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Anonymous
Earlier this month

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Lightning sign another Ranger, Natalie Novosel

""MAY 2017

Head Coach Chris Lucas and Natalie Novosel
The MAC Adelaide Lightning is excited to announce the signing of sharpshooting guard Natalie Novosel for 2 years.

Natalie joins forces with Head Coach Chris Lucas, which saw the combination win a WNBL Championship with Townsville Fire in the 2015/16 season.

Head Coach Chris Lucas said that Natalie was one of the first players he spoke to in recruiting for the season ahead. Natalie played a prominent role in his team winning a championship in 2015/16 season and she will play a vital role in our current program in achieving our vision."
http://bit.ly/2plKyz6

Rangers need to stem this hemorrhage of players, this is what happens when cashed up clubs start poaching and their offers are not equaled or bettered, add to that Rangers not giving their developing younger players much opportunity last year to hit the court, they will be struggling to retain even those young players at this rate

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wnba fan
Earlier this month
16:44 9 May 17

Reply #635427

re: Lightning sign another Ranger, Natalie Novosel

quality player and person, good signing


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WNBL Fan
Earlier this month
17:12 9 May 17

Reply #635440

re: Lightning sign another Ranger, Natalie Novosel

A handy player in the WNBL but not much loyalty. Since coming into the league, she has signed with:

2013/14: Dandenong
2014/15: Adelaide
2015/16; Townsville
2016/17: Dandenong
2017/18: Adelaide


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
17:44 9 May 17

Reply #635452

re: Lightning sign another Ranger, Natalie Novosel

dont think it has anything to do with loyalty she has no junior roots here its a business to her, it where she gets the best money and court time, shes at the end of her career really , very injury prone, missed a good chunk of last season and was on limited minutes apparently even in training, so whilst she a great player , she could also become a liability again, so best decision for her is to follow the money and good on her.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
17:45 9 May 17

Reply #635454

re: Lightning sign another Ranger, Natalie Novosel

What money?


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WNBL Fan
Earlier this month
17:50 9 May 17

Reply #635456

re: Lightning sign another Ranger, Natalie Novosel

That would be the definition of being a mercenary would it not?


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
06:31 10 May 17

Reply #635499

re: Lightning sign another Ranger, Natalie Novosel

It would if she were an Aussie but she is an import. May not have been her call not to go back. Looks like she is loyal to Lucas


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
06:57 10 May 17

Reply #635500

re: Lightning sign another Ranger, Natalie Novosel

lightening/Lucas have been given a big budget this season compared to last season, to enable them to buy players to get them into the finals.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
12:05 10 May 17

Reply #635521

re: Lightning sign another Ranger, Natalie Novosel

Does new Sixers owner also own Lightning?


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
12:07 10 May 17

Reply #635522

re: Lightning sign another Ranger, Natalie Novosel

Yes

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/basketball/adelaide-36ers-owner-grant-kelley-secures-adelaide-lightning-licence-ensuring-iconic-wnbl-clubs-future/news-story/cc27e95c2bea6cbcb043ce275a4d9786


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
14:10 10 May 17

Reply #635537

re: Lightning sign another Ranger, Natalie Novosel

Well the $igning$ make $en$e then.


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Anon
Earlier this month
06:41 11 May 17

Reply #635574

re: Lightning sign another Ranger, Natalie Novosel

Yes and I bet they are not done yet as what they have signed so far still would leave a fair chunk of that budget, they still have imports if they choose, so will be interesting to see just who Lucas brings in


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Anon
Earlier this month
08:38 11 May 17

Reply #635575

re: Lightning sign another Ranger, Natalie Novosel

Aren't Planetta & Novosel imports?


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
11:41 11 May 17

Reply #635584

re: Lightning sign another Ranger, Natalie Novosel

What's the reason for the exodus of players from the Rangers?


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
12:20 11 May 17

Reply #635585

re: Lightning sign another Ranger, Natalie Novosel

I have been wondering the same thing


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
13:01 11 May 17

Reply #635586

re: Lightning sign another Ranger, Natalie Novosel

The Jayco money isn't that influential now since Lightning and Boomers are cashed up.


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Michael
Earlier this month
13:21 11 May 17

Reply #635587

re: Lightning sign another Ranger, Natalie Novosel

Just my opinion's

In Sherf's case I can argue that maybe with the coach choosing to go small most of the time instead of giving her the opportunity to work through mistakes and find form was an issue for her..Shes been coming off the bench for how long now?? why would things change next season. Who wouldn't want to start and play more than 20 minutes a game?

Same for Clydesdale, benched in many 4th quarters behind Toddhunter. Probably just needs another good coach with a fresh look at her talents and skills to give her a chance to blossom.

As for Nat, all I have is speculation after hearing rumors so Ill leave that alone but ultimately she must have enjoyed playing for Chris in Townsville.


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Anon
Earlier this month
13:36 11 May 17

Reply #635588

re: Lightning sign another Ranger, Natalie Novosel


Reply #635584
re: Lightning sign another Ranger, Natalie Novosel
What's the reason for the exodus of players from the Rangers?

I'd say a combination of reasons,
Clydesdale and Novosel is more money than rangers would/could offer as they don't have the budget they had when Mark Wright was coaching.

Sherf moving was on the cards after they removed her from starting five spot when she was playing well and then sat her on the bench pretty much for the rest of the season, can't blame her, their loss really

Anderson didn't use her bench at all really, certainly not conducive for any succession planning, you can't expect players to sit and wait around .

Bibby has gone to,college, Kennedy retired, no word on Mallott returning yet but she was injury prone, so that would leave Cummings, Toddhunter, Fadlojevic, Antoniadou, and Whatman left of last seasons team.

Lots of places to fill with only two players signed so far.


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
13:46 11 May 17

Reply #635589

re: Lightning sign another Ranger, Natalie Novosel

scherf was moved to the bench with good reason. it takes more than just being tall to be an effective 5.


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Anon
Earlier this month
13:48 11 May 17

Reply #635591

re: Lightning sign another Ranger, Natalie Novosel

And those reasons were ????


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
14:31 11 May 17

Reply #635593

re: Lightning sign another Ranger, Natalie Novosel

Long shot?

Phillips/Clydesdale/Elsworthy
Seekamp/Novosel
Talbot/?
Bishop/Planeta
.?/?/Brook


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Anonymous
Earlier this month
14:38 11 May 17

Reply #635594

re: Lightning sign another Ranger, Natalie Novosel

the reason was she was performing poorly! she is not a good scorer or defender yet. even though cinno was much smaller and older she brought a lot more to the team at both ends.


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Anon
Earlier this month
17:07 11 May 17

Reply #635612

re: Lightning sign another Ranger, Natalie Novosel

Really ?when you look at the stats , Sherf played less minutes and out scored and out rebounded Kennedy, and most of that was done in the first half of the season, till her starting spot was taken, and it was not Kennedy who took that starting spot either, which you would think if it was because Kennedy was out performing her that would be the case. Kennedy was a great player though for rangers this season gone

Probably a good move then for Sherf to move to Canberra


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