Anonymous
Earlier this year

If World Cup was now who would you pick?

My 12

Simmons 1,3,4
Mills. 2,1
Ingles 3
Maker 4/5
Baynes 5

Dellavedova 1
Exum 1,2
Broekhoff 3/2
Creek 3
Bolden 4
Motum 4
Bogut 5

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Off the top of my head

Dellavedova, Exum, Mills, Broekhoff, Ingles, Simmons, Bolden, Maker, Baynes, Bogut certainities for me

Potentially
Lisch, Goulding, Creek, Motum, Mathiang are others who could - Bairstow would be in the mix if healthy depending on balance

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Andrew  
Earlier this year

I think I agree

Simmons / Delly
Mills / Exum
Ingles / Broekhoff / Creek
Maker / Motum / Bolden
Baynes / Bogut

Who do we have a centre once Bogut retires?

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

Hopefully by 2023/24 Mathiang, Lual Acil or Landale have stepped up.

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ME  
Earlier this year

I like the line up Andrew chose if we're talking about who the best players are at each position but I have no doubt Lemanis will pick a player or two that will make you scratch your head, or he'll omit someone without any reasonable explanation.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

simmons
exum
bolden
maker
baynes

acuil
mills
delly
ingles
matur maker
adel
bogut

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rjd  
Earlier this year

The 4 spot is an interesting one. So far from the lineups stated above, it is Maker taking that starting spot, with Motum and Bolden as other options. I wonder if Bolden has the potential as a starting 4 option. Bolden has stated he wishes to be a 3, but he seems to be suitably placed in as a 4. We also possibly lack depth at the 4, since some 4s will need to play 5 as we also might not have depth at the 5. Maker's defense is looking alright at either 4 or 5, he can play stretch 4 as Lemanis would like, but his rebounding appears to be poor. From what I have seen, Bolden is an impressively versatile talent. I haven't seen him play enough to rate him with confidence, but he appears to have a decent perimeter shot, looks to be a good passer for his size, and he can rebound (5.5rpg in 21mpg for Maccabi is quite good).

If the World Cup was now, I think we'd still have to choose Bogut as starting 5, and Baynes takes on the starting 4 with the added benefit of being newly inducted into the stretch 4 category.

One year out of the WC, Bolden is yet to play in the green and gold; does Bolden have the ability to make a quick leap into an important role in the Boomers team without any prior Boomers experience? Mills and Bogut both did it, and excelled, but at that time there was little competition at those spots.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Could we not start with something like Simmons, Mills, Broekhoff, Ingles, bogut on offence and then let Simmons guard the 4 on defence with the others sliding down a position?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Exum and Bolden, what have they done lately. Could maybe put Maker in that group but just his size could be telling. Would have to put Creek in there just to see him stand up to America. Bogut just in terms of experience.
Goulding and Lisch are sad indictments if being considered, rather give it to young kid to blood him. Might as well give Gibson another run.

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rjd  
Earlier this year

Anon, interesting idea of playing Simmons at the 4 defensively. He'd be unlikely to guard the opposing point guard, anyway. Look at his defensive assignments with the 76ers.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

First pick would be Brett Brown, get rid of Lemanis he is going to cost us a medal

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Baynes
Simmons
Broekhoff
Ingles
Dellavedova

Bogut
Bolden
Creek
Mills
Lisch
Mathiang or Maker
Exum

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Mills / Dellavedova
Simmons / Exum / Lisch
Ingles / Broekhoff
Bolden / Maker / Motum
Baynes / Bogut

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Simmons/Dellavedova
Mills/Exum/Goulding
Ingles/Broekhoff
Bolden/Maker/Motum
Baynes/Bogut

Reserves
Lisch
Creek
Mathiang

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"First pick would be Brett Brown, get rid of Lemanis he is going to cost us a medal"

Get rid of Lemanis yes by all means, but not for Brown.

Everyone seems to forget how he underacheived as an NBL coach. Also in the playoffs he got found out and actually lost a couple of games himself vs. Celtics due to poor coaching. Just because he is an NBA coach doesn't mean he is that good.

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Sitiveni  
Earlier this year

I'm going small ball with 3 & D starters as my team is being built around Simmons.

Simmons
Mills
Ingles
Broekhoff
Baynes

Res:
Delly, McDowell-white
Exum
Adel
Maker, Motum
Bolden

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Cram  
Earlier this year

Thinking of next year (I know its not the thread, but its the one we eventually have to decide on) I think a lot of the line up is pretty easy to pick.

I'd like to see Simmons take the 4 spot defensively, giving us three shooters to start a game (Ingles, Broekhoff and either Delly or Mills). Bogut, Maker and Exum the other locks, leaving 3 spots in play for (probably) one guard/wing, and 2 bigs: Creek, Goulding, Lisch, Motum, Bairstow, Mathiang, Bolden.

Centre is probably our worst position in terms of depth (particularly if Bogut has health issues), meaning one of the usual second string guys may get a look in: Brandt, Jawai, Kickert, Johnson.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's on now... well Thursday.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Locks are - (10) players

Name - Primary/Secondary position

Mills 2/1
Delly 1/2
Exum 1/2
Ingles 3/2
Broekhoff 3/2
Simmons 1/4
Bolden 4/5
Maker 5/4
Baynes 5
Bogut 5

Only 2 spots available for

Goulding 2
Creek 3
Adel 3
Cooks 3/4
Bairstow 4
Motum 4
Mathiang 5


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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Simmons will play the 4 and handle the ball, mark my words...

There's no way delly doesn’t start...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So many crack smokers in this thread, Broekoff isn't starting over delly or mills!

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Aussie  
Earlier this year

Simmons
Mills
Bogut
Baynes
Ingles

Delly
Exum
Maker
Bolden
Broekhoff

Mathiang
Landale

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