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Boomers and Opals named for Comm Games

The Boomers and Opals teams have been named by Basketball Australia for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, with the basketball competition commencing on 5 April 2018.

Boomers and Opals announced for Commonwealth Games title defense

Martin, Newley and Goulding return for the Boomers from the squad who have been playing in the FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers.

As star-studded lineup named for Opals, including Cambage and O'Hea to make her return to the green and gold.

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anonymous  
Earlier this year

They really don't like Daniel Johnson do they??? SMH

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

No Lisch?

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ME  
Earlier this year

No Lisch or "money making" Mitch McCarron. Probably due to injury and Euro ventures. Either way not the strongest team I can imagine but should sleepwalk to gold here.

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TimberBall  
Earlier this year

zero Europe/NBA players. shows how much professional players care about the Com Games.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

About the same amount as I care about them tbh

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wagstaff lol

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What happened to Clydesdale and Garbin.
Whitcomb unlucky imo.

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Vic Wildcat  
Earlier this year

How does Cadee get selected before Lisch.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Isn't Clydesdale injured?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If the Olympics were played during the season NBA and Europe players wouldn't attend.

In fact some players take whole summers off to do nothing instead of play Worlds or Olympics. How selfish of them!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Selfish only they belong to that pampered group who attended the AIS at public's cost. They sure owe service to the country . Others, the self made players, have NO obligation..and I would too give the bird to BA if I was one of them. It is time service is made obligatory for the AIS/COE attendees.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Great recognition for Nicole Seekamp. Well deserved elevation to the national team.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Has Kelsey Griffin proven her fitness? I thought she was injured?

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NBL Fan  
Earlier this year

Lemanis seems to have a few personal vendettas.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Very unimaginative team, no young players at all, was to be expected, but three players out off bottom two teams plus Hodgson and Wagstaff it's looking very average and we should still win in a canter. Certainly won't get to many people excited to watch.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Opals squad looks pretty strong, and good to see Magbegor included.

As for the Boomers squad, you can't question the commitment of any of the players and I'm sure they'll represent Australia well ... but it's underwhelming. (I understand the availability issues for the NBA and Euro guys.)

No players under 25 so it's unlikely anyone in this squad has any long-term first-team Boomers potential (maybe there's a small window for Creek or Gliddon over the next couple of years?) I'd be interested to know what Lemanis is hoping to get out of what is, ultimately, a relatively low-stakes tournament.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Joyce - No Batkovic

No Joyce - Batkovic



Lemanjis - No DJ

When will DJ represent his country ?

When there is no Lemanjis

Seriously BA - Time to make some demands on your coaches. Surely it cannot be left to one person. Clearly there has been an issue is the Womens and now a similar scenario for the mens. It is shameful. Yes, shameful.
Be

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

And did Lemanjis even watch any other NBL games as it appears not by some of his selections and then lets not mention Brisvegas Bullets.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Seriously look at it without your rose coloured glasses on.

DJ is not a better stretch 4 than Kickert offensively. DJ does not offer the same leadership skills Kickert does.
Both DJ & Kickert struggle on the D end.

Sorry Kickert wins.

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anon  
Earlier this year

Seriously without rose coloured glasses. DJ has out performed DK by some margin. All NBL first team 3 times (voted by coaches) Perhaps the best performed Australian over a 5 year period. Both are very consistent. DK consistently the worst defensive and rebounding big in the league. Consistently the best shooter but very little else.
Very careful with shot selection to protect %. Consistently a very important part of under performing teams since returning to NBL. DJ consistently performing at a high level over a number of years as recognised by his and other coaches. Arguably the best performed road player in the league. Check that out.
Andre can choose who he wants, doesn't change who is the best player. DJ will be performing in big games whilst DK will be putting up some numbers in a very low standard international comp. On another note. Its somewhat embarrassing that Matt Hodgson is the starting centre for Australia.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^^^ # 380 exactly, it's rubbish.

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Todd  
Earlier this year

I'm a Wildcat fan, but seriously Wagstaff and Brandt selected in front of Johnson.

Also, DJ is better than Kay and his back up Centre Hodgson gets selected.

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

Hodgson and Wagstaff selections are a joke.

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Mock  
Earlier this year

DJ must have taken a dump in the Boomers office or given Lemanis's daughter a neck tat or something because he can't get near the national team. He is OBVIOUSLY better than Hodgson.

AJ Ogilvy used to get snubbed when he was balling out now it is DJ.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Just another example of Lemanis being a dud. Hodgson and not Johnson, wow.

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paul  
Earlier this year

"Also, DJ is better than Kay."

The role that DJ would play for the Boomers is the one Kickert is filling. That's DJ's skillset, he isn't a shadow of Kay in terms of the role he plays for the national team.

So if you want DJ in the Boomers, then make a case based on why he's better than Kickert, because there won't be too offensive-minded PFs who are limited defensively selected in the same team.

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FM  
Earlier this year

DJ wouldn't need to play a role. The role players would feed off him

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Snooch  
Earlier this year

Hasn't Lisch made himself unavailable due to surgery?
DJ should be in this team.

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paul  
Earlier this year

Everyone plays a role FM.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So how many people whinging here would take time off work to go play in a third rate tournament. Like going to gold coast to play in a div 3 social game, and to go your employers will have to pay insurance and they would be pissed at you for leaving.
Its the Commonwealth games, if we cant beat Tonga without Simmons, Mills, Baynes etc then we shouldn't even be playing.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

nz and canada are not tough opponents in the men's?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Canada's big names are tied up and they have gone VERY young.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Nz are a much stronger squad also with Tai Webster and Fotu.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Just because Australia are going to win the gold shouldn't mean you still don't pick best available, two or three players should not be there starting with Hodgson ahead of DJ,.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"starting with Hodgson ahead of DJ,. "

Jesus, get over it already. Oglivy better than both.

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MACDUB  
Earlier this year

1. Wagstaff is the most overrated player I think I've ever seen. Should not be there on skill/what he brings alone. Let alone the fact he has reached his ceiling and is nearly 32.

2. "Just because Australia are going to win the gold shouldn't mean you still don't pick best available, two or three players should not be there starting with Hodgson ahead of DJ,"

Normally, I'd say NZ doesn't have a chance against a full-strength Australian team. But this team? Whilst NZ will lack depth, there's certainly enough there with Corey Webster, Fotu, Pledger, Abercrombie, Vukona and Tai Webster to give this Aus team a run for their money and have a chance.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Webster is playing in Germany is he not? Their season won't be over yet...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

German regular season ends 1 May.

I don't understand how so many on this thread can't grasp the concept of the season in Europe ending after Comm Games yet so many Euro-based names have been bandied around.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Canada is sending a young team ... so at least they approach a smaller tournament like this with an eye to the future.

Just a little puzzled as to what can be gained playing a squad of players mostly within the 27 - 35 year age range without a huge amount of upside ...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Junior Boomers would be a good idea for this tourney. Nicely done, Canada.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Exactly squad should've been made up of 26 and under.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How many Aussies are there in the NBL under 26....
Creek
Deng
Fullarton
Kuany
Kay
Norton
Adnam
Moller
Humphries ( not available)
McCarron ( not available)
Thoseby

Would need to add some DPs . Creek and Kay both turn 26 this year.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

A few players that didn't make ncaa tournament.

Cooks
Moneke
Reath

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hooley, Pineau, Drimic, sobey, plus more I'd reckon. Could put a good side together with that lot.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Snell anyone???

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Canada rosters

http://basketball.ca/en/news-article/rosters-announced-for-2018-commonwealth-games-teams



Nz rosters

http://nz.basketball/News/tall-ferns-named-for-commonwealth-games

http://nz.basketball/News/tall-blacks-ready-for-commonwealth-games-return

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Thoesby on the England team.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Lucas Walker replaces David Andersen in the Boomers team

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Lol...

Not Johnson?

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Andrej  
Earlier this year

Johnson who?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Andersen is a quality 4/5 who can step out and nail the open 3 pointer, and was just in the thick of an intense GF series. It is hard to find a like-for-like replacement for someone like that. Walker will do I guess.

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

So who replaces Creek?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Lisch?

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Norton replaces Creek and Walker replaces Hodgson.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Lol.
Give it to nz already.
Ridiculous...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Could have called on landale or cooks just for the exp.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Start sending players who are proud to represent our nation. Screw McCarron. Screw Creek.

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ferdterguson  
Earlier this year

McCarron, Creek and the rest of the players on the Comm games team are unlikely to make the World champs or Olympic teams when the Euro League and NBA players come back into the fold.

Its almost in their best interest to get to the next level (high level euro or nba) to give them a better shot at making the team for the more important tournaments. They also get paid decent money for taking the opportunities put in front of them.

Anyone giving the likes of Creek and McCarron a hard time for taking attractive options offered to them have no idea on what being a professional athlete with a short time frame to earn a dollar involves.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

But why not Johnson? available..

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