LC
Years ago

Boomers talent pool runs deep for shot at Rio redemption

Andrej Lemanis has arguably the most important job in Australian basketball in 2019 as he looks to seek Rio redemption by guiding the Boomers to a historic first ever major medalat the 2019 FIBA World Cup in china come August. He will have a selection headache though, as the Boomers' talent pool has never been deeper.

Boomers talent pool runs deep for shot at Rio redemption

So who should be considered for inclusion in the boomers preliminary World Cup squad?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

With Simmons not playing at The World Cup the team should be:

Delly
Mills
Bogut
Baynes
Ingles

Exum
Broekhoff
Maker
Bolden
Creek

Adel
Landale

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Anonymous  
Years ago

He's got Cadee in the list and still playing for the kings, not certain he just hasn’t picked names he knows.

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Hogwash  
Years ago

Even if Simmons is not available for 2019 Cadee shouldn't be in the talent pool unless he is sitting at shallow end dipping his feet in the water.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Even Kyle Adnam is better than Cadee. Not even sure why his name is in the discussion.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

yeah adnam is 2 years younger than cadee and still improving and already the better player because he actually plays defence too

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Just because players are in NBA it shouldn't mean they automatically get selected. Need to go with best fits, not sure what Maker has done to get in apart from a pretty mean flying kick against Phillipines.
Really wish we had a better coach, should think outside the square and look at a European guy.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Simmons
Mills
Ingles
Bolden
Baynes

Dellavedova
Exum
Broekhoff
Maker
Bogut

Creek

1 of
Adel, Motum, Landale, Cooks or Sobey

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Cam Glitton over Creek

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Creek is a far better defender. Just can't shoot...

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Hogwash  
Years ago

Maker is no lock for me either.
With Bogut, Baynes, Bolden, Motum, Kay,Mathiang and Landale there is plenty of competition for the 4/5 spots.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

McCarron over both Glitton and Creek

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Adnam, defence??

Oh dear, we're in all sorts.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

LC how is Cadee in your list over Gliddon? Have you not watched NBL this season?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Wow that article was a pile of horseshit.

People have been sprouting the same crap about the Boomers for decades.

As for "capturing the imagination of the Australian public" I don't know what it is about ball fans but we have this insane ability for self-delusion.
Yes, Australians love watching the Olympics, and when we suddenly medal in the Greco-Roman ass-grabbing, we're instantly all experts and passionate fans, but it doesn't last.
As for the world-cup, yawn.

And the simple fact is, all rhetoric aside, when medals are on the line the Boomers choke. Self-Belief? Nah, I would suggest exactly the opposite.

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Hogwash  
Years ago

Locks .
Simmons if he plays.
Mills
Ingles
Baynes
Bogut
Exum
Bolden
Broekhoff
Dellavedova.

Last 3 or 4 spots come down to
Guards: Sobey, McCarron, Goulding.
Wings: Creek and Adel ( room for one imo.)Cooks a roughie chance.
Bigs: Motum, Landale, Maker, Mathiang and Kay.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Looking good for the future boys n girls...

98 Mcdowell-White 6'5 PG
96 Exum 6'6 PG/SG
00 Green 6'6 SG/SF
98 Grida 6'6 SG/SF
96 Adel 6'7 SF
97 White 6'7 SF
95 Cooks 6'8 SF/PF
96 Simmons 6'10 PG/PF
96 Bolden 6'10 PF/C
95 Landale 6'11 C
98 Humphries 7'0 C
97 Maker 7'1 PF/C

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Hogwash  
Years ago

Harry Froling (98), Kuoat Noi (97) , Makur Maker 00 and Matur Maker 98 are more promising guys in addition to anons list above.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Delly
Mills
Bogut
Baynes
Ingles
Cadee
Exum
Broekhoff
Maker
Bolden

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Froling shouldn't be in our A or our B team.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Naar 94, Moller 94 certainly would not rule these two out.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

It's a pretty uninteresting debate at this point, given that there are 9-10 locks, so the main arguments centre on two players who will see little court time.

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Lincoln  
Years ago

Delly
Mills
Broekhoff
Ingles
Baynes

Exum
McCarron
Creek
Bolden
Bogut
Makur
Motum

Simmons for Motum if he opts in.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Most of the team picks itself.

Simmons
Delly
Mills
Ingles
Baynes
Exum
Broekhoff
Bolden
Maker
Bogut
Creek
Adel

Boom. Gimme that medal.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Simmons won't be there. That seems fairly obvious and he likely wants it to come across as something he feels/knows only at the time (off season) rather than something he’s actually been definite about for some time.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Simmons won't be there. That seems fairly obvious and he likely wants it to come across as something he feels/knows only at the time (off season) rather than something he’s actually been definite about for some time.

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