Isaac
Years ago

Boomers team for qualifying games announced

The Australian Boomers team to compete in the first two games of Australia's FIBA World Cup Qualifiers has been announced, including the game hosted in Adelaide on November 27.

NAME NBL CLUB
Angus Brandt Perth Wildcats
Jason Cadee Sydney Kings
Mitch Creek Adelaide 36ers
Cameron Gliddon Cairns Taipans
Chris Goulding Melbourne United
Matt Hodgson Adelaide 36ers
Nick Kay Illawarra Hawks
Daniel Kickert Brisbane Bullets
Damian Martin Perth Wildcats
Mitch McCarron Cairns Taipans
Brad Newley Sydney Kings
Nathan Sobey Adelaide 36ers
Their schedule is as follows:

Window 1- November 24, 2017: Chinese Taipei vs. Australia (AWAY)
November 27, 2017: Australia vs. Japan at Adelaide
Window 2- February 22, 2018: Australia vs. Philippines TBA
February 25, 2018: Australia vs. Chinese Taipei TBA
Window 3- June 29, 2018: Japan vs. Australia (AWAY)
July 2, 2018: Philippines vs. Australia (AWAY)


Depth chart something like this?

Martin/Gliddon/Cadee
Goulding/Sobey/McCarron
Newley/Creek
Kay/Kickert
Brandt/Hodgson

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Moving on from Anderson..
Lisch injured...
Blanchfield not ballin..

Teams about right.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Cadee??? WHY???

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Cadee lol, can't even run the hapless kings

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Anonymous  
Years ago

If not Cadee, who?

Norton?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Dayligh

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Anonymous  
Years ago

t

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yes, Norton is a PG. Cadee, not so much

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LV  
Years ago

Why isn't Daniel Johnson in the team?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Norton all day over Cadee. DJ is too soft that's why

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LV  
Years ago

DJ too soft? So is Kickert though.

DJ is a lot better than Kay too.

Brandt and Hodgson are different types of players to DJ, so not comparing like for like. Maybe they decided they want two big units on the inside. Fair enough.

But no way should Kay and Kickert be ahead of DJ. Kickert's also 5 years older than DJ- shouldn't they be prioritizing players who could contribute to the Boomers program for the next 3 years?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Kickert and Hodgson will start over Kay/Brandt

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NBL Fan  
Years ago

Ogilvy?

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Big Ads  
Years ago

Adnam over Cadee on current form too

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sixtiesrockstar  
Years ago

Can't believe they picked Cadee over Gibson. (Chuckle)

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Anonymous  
Years ago

DJ wouldn't be soft against smallball Asian teams though.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Call me crazy, but I'd take Adnam over Cadee too.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Cadee in on old mates act, have the selectors seen him play lately.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Cadee family must have a lot of pull. Not just Kings but Boomers. Hmmm.

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Chewie  
Years ago

Doesn't really look like anyone was brutally overlooked other than the usual DJ and AJ.

I will be interesting to see if and how the squad changes next year with injury/availability.......e.g. guys going OS to play that are in the current squad.

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Hogwash  
Years ago

Norton, Adnam, Gibson all more deserving than Cadee.

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Isaac  
Years ago

If not Cadee, who?

Norton?
Well, yes.

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GrannyPanties  
Years ago

It is time to call it on Cadee , Newley , and Martin .
Serves no purpose as they are not future full team Boomers . Cadee is a joke !

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Curtley  
Years ago

And majok majok?

Are aussies in college not good enough or does it clash?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

It clashes, can't have college or NBA guys.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

U30
Would be..

Norton/Adnam
Goulding/Mccarron/Gliddon
Creek/Sobey/Blanchfield
Kay/Johnson
Hodgson/Brandt

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twenty four  
Years ago

No Moller? What an absolute joke...

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Freethrows  
Years ago

The reason that Martin, Newley and Kickert are on the team is probably primarily leadership/experience. Take them out of the team and you have a pretty inexperienced (especially internationally) team.

I don't like Cadee being in this team, on his NBL form, yet he has a tendency to bring it in international ball. The team will have two extremes at the PG position, with Martin pretty much a non-threat on offence, but (did you guys know???) he's a demon on defence; whereas (I don't need to state the obvious) Cadee is the opposite.

If you want to talk about players who have used up their time in the Boomers team, Gibson leads the list, for mine.

It is interesting that Martin is the only true PG on the team. All of Cadee, Gliddon, Sobey and McCarron can/do play some PG for their NBL clubs, but none of them are designated in that role (well, I think we all agree Cadee shouldn't be). Norton is probably the best of the rest of Aussie PGs, but he's also a bit of a Martin-lite, so it wouldn't help the team balance for him to be there.

I don't think you will ever see DJ or AJ in the Boomers line up with Lemonass as the coach. He doesn't like them; probably DJ because of his lack of rebounding and defence (hello Kickert), but IDKW he is so down on AJ.

Newley was the worst omission for the Olympic Games team, and should definitely still be there.

Otherwise, I think the team is pretty right. You could make a case for Majok, I suppose. I don't think he's shown all that much improvement in the last couple of years, though. Certainly not in comparison to Brandt, and to a lesser extent, Hodgson. Brandt will be the best Aussie centre for quite a while, I think.

Lemonass could run with a small ball line up of Martin, Goulding, Sobey, Creek and Kay. That would be fun to watch, and a pretty good balance of defensive pressure, running the floor, penetration and outside shooting.

I think I've said enough. Ciao!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I would have liked to have seen Humphries come in for development.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Lol Humphries is not up to nbl, bad that a guard gets picked on name and not performance.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

It's LAMEnis not Lemonass... lemon ass is lame!

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Hogwash  
Years ago

Humphries not ready.
Cadee a joke.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

what a crap team

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Hogwash  
Years ago

Let's say for the sake of it Newley, Martin and Kickert are " too old".
Cadee is a spud and while Lemanis is coach Ogilvy won't be considered who would you bring in there place?
Norton instead of Martin and Adnam in place of Cadee. Gibson at nearly 31 is too old apparently.

Drmic in place of Newley and Daniel Johnson in place of Kickert.

It doesn't matter who is selected this team should win very comfortably.

Still a good team just inexperienced at Point Guard.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Why get rid of Martin?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

This team has not one player who is / will be good enough for the nba. Humphries and Bolden should have been picked

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yes, Adnam over Cadee I'm afraid. I feel like Adnam would be capable of making the big shots that Cadee makes, just minus the brain farts and constant bitching to the ref.

The rest of the team is pretty close but it lacks size. I can see a good case to bring in either an Anderson or Majok, or both. If Jawai were healthy, and Lisch, I would have liked to see both of them in there.

Either way, we're suiting up against Japan. I know you should never take anything for granted but seriously, come on lol.

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Hogwash  
Years ago

Bolden is unavailable obviously. Humphries is not good enough yet and I wouldn't get rid of Martin I was just making a point about over 30s being too old.
Would like to see Martin cap off his Boomers career with a Commonwealth Games gold medal.
And yes I know its only the " Commonwealth Games "

Brandt has certainty earned his way into the team

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Anonymous  
Years ago

FIBA Asia-Oceania have a ridiculous eight spots in the World Cup. We could use a SEABL select side and still qualify.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

So will NBL games be paused whilst these games are on in November? Or will teams with Boomers players just have to make do?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Very interesting that Gibson wasn't chosen instead of Cadee and even more so considering Lemanis is his coach. That would be somewhat of a slap in the face, I'd imagine?

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Freethrows  
Years ago

Lemonass is a high school nickname from his days at Essendon Grammar, Anon #652931.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

they got some killer wit down Essendon way

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Anonymous  
Years ago

lol wtf lemonass

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Both games (Friday night @ Chinese Taipei, and Monday night vs Japan in Adelaide) are showing as live broadcasts on my Foxtel tv guide :)

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paul  
Years ago

Looking forward to seeing what it's like playing an away tie in a place like Taiwan. They can be pretty big on their hoops there, although with some of their veteran guns moving on the national team may not have the same prominence ATM.

Also interested to see how well the Boomers can just gel together. They did that pretty well at the Asia Cup without warm-up games. I'm guessing they'll go with the same starters as in Lebanon - Brandt, Kickert, Creek, Gliddon, Cadee.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Very different to Asia Cup.

Teams have there best squads.

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