Whilst Sobey has great moments and huge highlights, is he really that consistent star you can rely on. Hate him or not, Goulding is always a danger, Martin is always the best defender and leader in court, etc. Maybe time has run out for Sobey to go to NBA but his athleticism is up there for his position and could make a few plays in garbage time that could make highlights. But he's not a player you can depend on week in week out. What Adelaide is missing is someone like Creek who might not be firing on offence but will always be depended on to battle. Joey has benched Sobey many times in the past, personally I think it's him being referred to because he hasn't made that next step into all nbl consideration. Drmic and Deng are scorers primarily, defence won't keep them out there. Pity they haven't got an energy guy on the bench, they even went with BJ against Brisbane the other week to fire them up.
Love Joey but really think his development players are really odd selections, Hoffman, Deng etc. They'll never make an nbl roster, all they are are training players. Some can't even play at premier league level, surely there are some kids like a Adnam that can come on and maybe change the complexion of the game. Like the old days of Brett Wheeler and the Wild Thing chant, Scotty Ninnis etc.