Hogwash
Last year

Boomers named for September

Blanchfield
Brandt
Cadee
Drmic
Hodgson
Johnson
Kay
Lisch
McCarron
Norton
Sobey
Wagstaff.

No Creek or Newley.
Wagstaff again!

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Reality  
Last year

Not exactly a team of world beaters.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Where's goulding???

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Anonymous  
Last year

Suspended

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Anonymous  
Last year

Lacking in the point position too. Maybe couldn't secure someone like Dellavedova to direct the offense. I guess Lisch might see some time at point.

There are issues with Goulding's game, but I think Boomers have often lacked shooters, particularly those able to create their own shot off the dribble, when other options aren't working. Goulding provides something in the rotation in that regard, and I think has better range than Sobey.

Should be fun to see how it works though. Can put a few different looks on the court from that squad.

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Anonymous  
Last year

How does the suspension work for personnel not selected in a squad? If the games pass without their involvement, and someone else selected, is the sentence served?

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Big Ads  
Last year

The team named is only for the game against Qatar in Doha. I expect Goulding will be named in the team to play Kazakhstan at Bendigo Stadium a few days later.

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Anonymous  
Last year

This has got to be the C team with all the players not available or injured.

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Hogwash  
Last year

If Goulding plays in 2nd game i m guessing Drmic will be omitted.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Daniel had a tremendous NBL season and has been a member of the extended squad for every window - I'm pleased for him that he now comes in to the 12 and we all look forward to working with him." -Andrej Lemanis

I mean, congrats for finally selecting him but it is a straight up lie that he was part of the extended squad and DJ knows that sooooooo

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Anonymous  
Last year

Blanchfield??.. not lot form there, well done to DJ.

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hawky  
Last year

Im really suprised at the lack of true PGs in the squad, would personally have Norton in the squad (if fit).

Congrats to DJ, ridiculous to think it has taken this long for him to get his chance.

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hawky  
Last year

Oh wait, Norton is there. Good to see.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Norton is in the squad.

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AngusH  
Last year

What a feel good story for Blanchfield, a guy who disappoints for 3 straight seasons and then asks to be released from his contract because the team is going to make him play minutes more in-line with his production and yet he still gets to wear the green and gold. 30 for 30-worthy stuff.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Newley and Deng Deng should be the sfs.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Why is there surprise at the lack of PGs? There are only eight starting spots in the NBL and teams generally get imports to play that position.

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PlaymakerMo  
Last year

Cadee and Norton are suspect for different reasons, but Sobey, McCarron and Lisch can provide something. The absence of Dellavedova hurts, but I don't see an issue at PG.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Issue is we keep going for guys who have no chance of making world cups or Olympics. At least test a few youth players who have that potential.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Would have been a good time to test wmw.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I don't expect our A team, but when you look at the Euro qualifiers, so many NBA talents are playing, and much more notable ones than ours as well (Markkanen, Schroder, Valancuinas, Gobert being the biggest names but so many more). Would be nice to see some decent players playing, even if we're expected to win regardless.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Just 1 of would have been good

Wmw
Deng
Adel
Cooks
Reath
Mathiang
Landale
Humphries
Acuil

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rjd  
Last year

Are the NBAers actually free to play in this window?

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Anonymous  
Last year

whwt happened to jois? Where is he now?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Surprised Moller didn't get a run at the three.

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Anonymous  
Last year

As per Channel 7 News and the segment on Creek NBA teams have to report to camp in 2 weeks. So no, they aren't available.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Not sure about that?

www.nba.com/keydates

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Anonymous  
Last year

http://www.nba.com/key-dates

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Anonymous  
Last year

"ssue is we keep going for guys who have no chance of making world cups or Olympics. At least test a few youth players who have that potential.
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The problem is that you actually have to win these games. It would be a lot of fun to just throw together a team with Tom Wilson, Tamuri Wigness, and all the exciting Sudanese kids doing the rounds to get international experience, but you'd likely lose the games, and therefore lose an opportunity to go to the World Cup. These games are qualifying series and they're not a joke from that perspective.

As for players with a chance to make the world cup, when you're dealing with solely an NBL talent pool, there aren't going to be many. Mitch McCarron, Mitch Creek (who isn't even NBL anymore) and Chris Goulding are about the extent of it. What do you suggest, have those three guys plus a bunch of athletic 16 year olds?


I don't really think you thought that comment through.

"Wmw
Deng
Adel
Cooks
Reath
Mathiang
Landale
Humphries
Acuil

"

If those guys weren't picked, you can safely assume they weren't available. The selectors aren't brain dead. They do know who is available, who isn't, and who can play at this level.

For those playing in Europe these games are likely to be during their seasons.

"What a feel good story for Blanchfield, a guy who disappoints for 3 straight seasons and then asks to be released from his contract because the team is going to make him play minutes more in-line with his production and yet he still gets to wear the green and gold. 30 for 30-worthy stuff."

Yeah, he doesn't really warrant a singlet, but once again, it depends on who is available. Assuming Newley isn't available, who else can you think of? They had to even stoop to Drmic at his position so clearly they weren't flush with options.

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Either way, the team lacks bite. There are some good players there but they're desperately lacking an X factor. As has been mentioned on this thread before Goulding's ability to pull something out of his ass will be missed. We've seen times when C grade Boomers teams like this have looked afraid to shoot the ball and it wouldn't surprise me if we get another serving of that with this team at some point. A lot of solid role players, but no go-to guys that I can see.

Defensively they'll be okay. They're likely to have all physical attributes like size, length, athleticism and strength over the opponents. They'll probably win comfortably, but without Goulding, Kickert and Creek, I think it's fair to say this is the weakest team we've sent to qualification.

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Anonymous  
Last year

All relevant points but it's an incredibly weak Asia zone so meh.

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PlaymakerMo  
Last year

Yeah, let's throw some youngsters in and assume we'll win anyway. Good plan.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Squad will change before Iran Game in November.

Should see Goulding, Newley and Deng Deng in. Maybe bogut too.

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