Curtley
Earlier this year

2019 Boomers WC Squad Named

With the exception of Broekhoff, this team is pretty much full strength:



Deng Adel - Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)

Aron Baynes - Boston Celtics (NBA)

Todd Blanchfield - Illawarra Hawks

Andrew Bogut - Sydney Kings/Golden State Warriors (NBA)

Jonah Bolden - Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)

Mitch Creek - South East Melbourne Phoenix

Matthew Dellavedova - Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)

Cameron Gliddon - Brisbane Bullets

Chris Goulding - Melbourne United

Joe Ingles - Utah Jazz (NBA)

Nicholas Kay - Perth Wildcats

Jock Landale - Partizan (Serbia)

Mitch McCarron - Melbourne United

Patty Mills - San Antonio Spurs (NBA)

Brock Motum - Anadolu Efes (Turkey)

Ben Simmons - Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)

Nathan Sobey - Brisbane Bullets



http://www.nbl.com.au/news/article/australian-boomers-announce-world-cup-squad

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Smith  
Earlier this year

And Exum

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

probably going to be the best all round team WC

IQ REB ASTS 3s

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

AND D

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Jason Mason  
Earlier this year

No vozzo? Surely the team hasn't been finalised yet if he is not listed

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LC  
Earlier this year

The only guys not in the squad that I would have liked to see apart from Exum, Broekhoff and Maker who were either injured or made themselves unavailable, are Xavier Cooks (Germany) and Mangok Mathiang (Italy).

IMO they deserve to be in the preliminary squad after brilliants seasons in Europe.

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Food for thought  
Earlier this year

Provided no one else drops out we're going to have a very good team:

Ben Simmons/Matthew Delly
Patty Mills/Cam Gliddon
Joe Ingles/Mitch Creek/Deng Adel
Jonah Bolden/Brock Motum
Aron Baynes/Andrew Bogut/

And god knows for the last spot. Depends where our weakness is. You could put a stretch four in with Landale or Kay, or you could go for more ballhandling with Sobey, or aim for more athleticism with Blanchfield. I really can't call it.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Without Broekhoff in the team, Cam Gliddon probably gets the nod over a McCarron or a Goulding, cause they need a shooter. Goulding is a better option but Lemanis will take his boy.

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Food for thought  
Earlier this year

Goulding will give up as many points as he makes. If he was half decent on D he'd be on the team without question.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Simmons / Delly
Patty / Gliddon / Goulding
Ingles / Creek
Bolden / Motum / Adel
Baynes / Bogut

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Tornado  
Earlier this year

Sobey will be in that team...why do you think he moved to Brisbane!

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

I would take Gliddon over Goulding.

Simmons, Dellavedova
Mills, Gliddon or Sobey.
Ingles, Adel, Creek
Motum, Bolden, Kay or Landale
Baynes, Bogut.

Versatile team with many multi position players.

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

Agree, LC - Cooks and Mathiang deserved a chance.

On the bright side, NO CADEE!

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

Maybe even Gliddon and Sobey with Creek or Adel missing out.

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

Maybe even Gliddon and Sobey with Creek or Adel missing out.

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Smith  
Earlier this year

I'd take Macca over both Gliddon and Goulding when you consider that they'll likely be 11th/12th man. In saying that, the camp will decide those spots - Goulding had a cracking camp and displaced Newley for Rio, which proved to be a bad decision in the end.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Everyone seems to be assuming Simmons as a point guard. Whilst I agree that he will play with the ball in his hands on offense, I feel Lemanis will consider Simmons in the squad as a big, freeing up another guard spot.

Making a few assumptions;
- Dellavedova, Mills, Ingles, Simmons, Baynes, Bogut are locks,
- for a few reasons, I feel Sobey will also be picked,

to me, that makes it a question of;
- which three of Goulding, McCarron. Gliddon, Creek, Adel, Blanchfield?
- which two of Motum, Kay, Bolden, Landale?

If you held a gun to my head, I'd guess;
Goulding, McCarron, Creek, Motum, Bolden,
but I'm by no means certain.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Smith - Goulding had an injured ankle and didn't train most of the Rio camp.

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robt  
Earlier this year

Why only 16 names? Wasn't the plan to nominate 18? Would allow for some of the above suggestions to be included.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Robt maybe take your socks off to help you count. 17 players announced

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Is maker really injured?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

pistons want him not to play Maker

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Adel stats in the nba fog 330.6 3pt 20.1 hardly outstanding. No way he plays ahead Creek, Adel also very individual. Waiting to see the final cut.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cooks is missing...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Simmons/Dellavedova
Mills/Sobey
Ingles/Creek/Adel
Bolden/Motum
Baynes/Bogut/Landale

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Thunder Jam  
Earlier this year

Thanks for another thread!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

what nbl players haven't played for the boomers not counting DP players

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Cram  
Earlier this year

Cooks apparently added to the squad.

Most people seem to agree on 9 of the names

Simmons/Delly
Mills/
Ingles/Creek
Bolden/Motum
Baynes/Bogut

The last three spots are really up for grabs and I think I can be talked into any of the remaining squad apart from Blanchfield being in.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Whats isaac humphries story?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^^^ Humphries not good enough.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's alright to call Goulding a bench player, but he still plays 30 plus minutes a game, at present Sobey in the French top division is a real bench player averaging arm 5 minutes a game.
It’s good to aim for a medal and got robbed at last Olympics but I warn caution if other nations turn up with full strength squads, there is a lot less space in and around the key area when full zones are played. Great to have our nba guys as well but some of those are bench minutes guys as well, where the USA will turn up with 12 of the best all near the quality of Simons and even a few better.

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Food for thought  
Earlier this year

From my research I've found that most teams are going to have some pretty big omissions. And I don't think it's fair for us to see the USA as a comparison. no one on paper is going to look favourable compared to them. But how do we look against every other team? Pretty bloody good I'd say.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Humphries must be better than nick kay.

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skull  
Earlier this year

Big difference in shooting ability with the guys in the 3 spot...

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skull  
Earlier this year

^Re Cram's post^

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rjd  
Earlier this year

"Everyone seems to be assuming Simmons as a point guard. Whilst I agree that he will play with the ball in his hands on offense, I feel Lemanis will consider Simmons in the squad as a big, freeing up another guard spot."

Seconded. We really need more shooters to play alongside Simmons. The withdrawal of Broekhoff is far, far more significant than losing Exum or Maker. With the balance of this team, I can't stress enough how massive losing Broekhoff really is. Creek and Adel are natural choices to replace a 3 man, but they don't come close to the role that Broekhoff would play. I think people forget how important he has been on this Boomers team. His sharpshooting has been outstanding and irreplaceable. Notice that we have also lost Andersen who was excellent as a stretch 4.

I'll surely be in the minority, but for me Simmons inclusion completely changes the shape of this team. Suddenly players like McCarron, Goulding, Sobey and Gliddon come into serious consideration, and I'm not talking about just one or two of them. I want to maximise shooters alongside Simmons. Simmons will already be more cramped in international play, especially if the floor isn't spread with shooters. This makes it awkward selecting Creek and Adel because it makes it difficult to play alongside Simmons. I'd seriously consider players like Gliddon, Sobey and McCarron stealing Creek's wing spot.

1 Delly / '9'
2 Mills / '10' / '11'
3 Ingles / '12'
4 Simmons / Bolden / Motum
5 Baynes / Bogut

I'd be open to completely omitting Creek and Adel due to their weakness shooting from range. I would be fine with McCarron, Goulding, Sobey and Gliddon taking up these final 4 spots.

As much as Goulding's defense is subpar for internationals, he has the experience and the confidence in major tournaments, and checks the obvious shooter box. I would want to see who is in shooting form leading up to the WC and how much Creek and Adel can add value given the balance of the team.

It will be interesting to see if, as in 2016, Lemanis plays Baynes and Bogut together for a few minutes to start each half, then use other 4s with a tandem of Bogut and Baynes at centre. But would a lineup with Simmons alongside Baynes and Bogut work?

1 Simmons / Mills
2 Delly /
3 Ingles /
4 Baynes / Bolden / Motum
5 Bogut


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PyroCross  
Earlier this year

Cooks now in the 18... he's getting into the 12 right?

I agree about Broekhoff - a FIBA-level outside gunner's an asset to a team that can run an athletic, NBA offence.

Reality is you'll need 9 rotation guys - of which 8 surely name themselves, and the ninth is a wing. Probably best to have an extra two-way player, ideally to fill the 2/3 slots.. So Broekhoff. Maybe Dante - having neither sucks.

And then you add in the 3 specialists. Goulding and Creek surely fit 2 of the 3 specialist roles. Is the third specialist a defender?

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Food for thought  
Earlier this year

I'm kind of bemused by the fact that people seem to think Mills, Delly and Ingles can't knock down 3s at a good clip. All 3 would be better than Goulding at shooting and more consistent. Not saying we don't need other shooters or what you're saying doesn't have merit, because it does. But why does everyone ignore those 3 when speaking of where shots will come from?

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rjd  
Earlier this year

I don't think anyone is saying Delly, Mills and Ingles are not reliable outside shooters. Although Ingles wasn't reliable in 2016, his NBA form has been impressive. The point is more that depth of shooting talent matters, especially if we want to get the most out of Simmons.

This is a list of players who shot at over 30% from 3 in Rio:
Delly
Mills
Broekhoff
Andersen
Lisch
[Bairstow - 1/2]

Broekhoff, Andersen, Lisch, Baistow are all out. We should expect Ingles to shoot better this time. Motum and Goulding should come in more confident with more experience, so hopefully they shoot at a better clip if they are selected. Baynes has developed a perimeter shot recently.

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Food for thought  
Earlier this year

I'd be taking Gliddon over Goulding. He's not as flashy but he is consistent. I also would struggle to keep Creek and Adel from the team. At the moment I'm going with

Ben Simmons/Matthew Delly
Patty Mills/Cam Gliddon
Joe Ingles//Deng Adel/Mitch Creek
Jonah Bolden/Brock Motum/ Jock Landale
Aron Baynes/Andrew Bogut/

I like Landale but I could be convinced to take a shooter over him, especially if Simmons is being counted as a big man and not the technical point guard. Then I'm looking at Sobey before Goulding even, because Sobey can also bring defensive intensity.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Delly is averaging 5 ppg he ain't saving us from the land of plenty anytime soon

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Cram  
Earlier this year

I think going in with only 4 genuine bigs plus Simmons is great, and definitely allows us to take some extra wings and guards who can give us different looks at different times.

I know Creek's lack of outside shot can be an issue, but I take him as he's shown when in talented line ups he's happy to do the little things to get the win. Even in Sumner league and g league. He's a great hustle and glue guy. Maybe he doesn't play at the same time as Simmons but I think he needs to be there.

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paul  
Earlier this year

Baynes
Simmons
Ingles
Mills
Delly
__________

Bogut
Landale
Kay
Bolden
Creek
Goulding/Gliddon
McCarron


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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"I'd be taking Gliddon over Goulding. He's not as flashy but he is consistent."

That's partly why I'd take Goulding over him. It's probably going to be for the 12th spot on the team, and realistically they're unlikely to play much at all. As much as i dislike Goudling and think he can be really streaky, If the 12th man manages to get some court time I'd like to take a 'risk' on Goulding who can come out and have the swagger and confidence to let it fly and if he is hot it can be a game changer. If he's cold then meh just sub him out.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Stop it people with quoting PPG to put value on a players worth to a team. There is other things required to win a game and not all shooters are able to do these things well enough. They can't win if they can’t defend. Seriously sick of great shooters opening the door on the defensive end and dumbasses not realising some of those people lose a game for a team. Only when they are injured and a team miraculously wins without them do some think about it.

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proud  
Earlier this year

Absolutely loving this thread so far, so many good points.

I'd put Baynes in the PF spot as I felt him and Bogut did work well together and from what I've seen from Bolden and his rim protection, he could back up Bogut.

I understand that Simmons is basically a 4 as well but when things aren't going well then Baynes and Bogut is an option I'd like to see Andrej try.

I'd have to have McCarron in my team, does a lot of things very well and is an elite rebounder for his size and can play 1-3 and as an 11 or 12th player on the team, I think you won't find anyone more versatile on this team.

Interesting that after such a great performance at 2016 Olympics, Lisch, Martin, Andersen, Bairstow didn't even get a look in this time around.

My team would be

Simmons/Delly/McCarron
Mills/Gliddon
Ingles/Creek/Blanchfield
Baynes/Motum
Bogut/Bolden

I chose Blanchfield because I hope that his shot is dropping and his form could not be denied, over Goulding, Adel, Sobey.

I'd like To have taken another big in Landale or Kay but Simmons alleviates that need.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Anon 038 breath. It was a reply to food for thought suggesting Delly is going to be more consistent from 3 than Goulding. Delly has hardly played since moving to Cleveland. Other than ingles, Mills and Simmons our NBA guy play stuff all minutes. We better gel as a team otherwise we aren't going far in this tournament. France, Canada etc have plenty of guys who play night in and night out in the NBA. We are relying on an ageing Bogut and a one trick pony in Baynes in the middle. We will need some luck.

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Food for thought  
Earlier this year

Depends how you look at it. You have players on other team who have slogged their asses off, and you also have Aussies here who are fresh and ready to play their guts out. It's hard to know where the advantage is there.

And to be fair, what 5 points means in Dellys current role in Cleveland could mean literally anything to the Boomers. You're generally not playing against the best-of-the-best point guards in the world when you play at the World Cup, because, let's face it, most of them are actually American. It would be infinitely easier scoring on a Milo Teodosic than some of the American brick shithouses. Gotta remember for the first half of the last Olympics, Delly was statistically the most effective point guard in the entire tournament and he came off just being a bench scrub in Cleveland then too.

Some interesting points around surrounding Simmons with shooters. But to do that, you have to ask what do we give up. Is it athleticism? Do we lose defense? Do we lose a glue guy like Mitch Creek? Or do we open the door for a player who probably isn't really up to the standard in Blanchfield?

There will be talent vs. Team Compostiion questions to ask, and would be oh so much easier if Ryan Broekhoff could have been more selective about the timing of his sexual escapades lol.

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Makur Maker  
Earlier this year

When are we going to pick Tamuri Wigness, Makur Maker and Josh Green for the senior national team ?

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Food for thought  
Earlier this year

When they're old enough to drink a beer maybe.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Lol Wigness might get picked in a senior team when he cracks 5'10

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FM  
Earlier this year

Imagine being Jason Cadee. You were getting all these minutes that the rest of the country was saying you shouldn't have been getting.

You got extra minutes playing for Brisbane that you shouldn’t have. All the time your coach giving you all this extra court time.

Post season, they recruit someone into your position and now your not only left out of the Boomers, you don’t even make the squad.

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Alexeyvom  
Earlier this year

В 2015-2016 годах на сайте апологетического центра «Иринея Лионского» была опубликована информация о том,
что ученый Мальцев Олег Викторович является лидером тоталитарной деструктивной секты и ведет активную сектантскую
деятельность. После чего в течение двух лет велась организованная информационная кампания с целью его
дискредитации. В этой кампании принимали участие лица, подконтрольные РПЦ, а также иная агентура
религиозно-властного сообщества РФ (Александр Невеев, Александр Дворкин и др.)
К расследованию обвинений в адрес ученого Мальцева Олега Викторовича российских «антикультистов»
подключились ряд международных правозащитных организаций. 2016 на заседании комиссии ОБСЕ этот случай
был включен в доклад французской правозащитной организации «Coordination des Associations et des Particuliers
pour la Liberte de Conscience» и бельгийской организации «Human Rights Without Frontiers».
Теме «преследования» Мальцева Олега Викторовича был посвящен доклад итальянского профессора в области социологии
религий Массимо Интровинье на международной научной конференции в Бельгии 2017 года. Он отметил, что Мальцев не
имеет отношения к религиозной и сектантской деятельности, и объяснил, что источником дезинформации был центр
«РАЦИРС» Александра Дворкина, который более 20 лет действует при поддержке Русской православной церкви.
По мнению профессора Интровинье, поводом для активной кампании по дискредитации Мальцева стала его критика РПЦ.
Кампания по дискредитации Мальцева Олега Викторовича не добилась поставленных перед ней целей. Участники не смогли состоятельно выдвинуть претензии ученому, не смогли предоставить читателям обоснования своих доводов. В настоящее время опорные ресурсы участников кампании (А Дворкина, А. Невеева и др.) имеют низкую посещаемость, а доверие их аудитории существенно упало.
Кампания по дискредитации ученого Мальцева Олега Викторовича не оказала существенного влияния на деятельность
самого ученого и Академии Славянских Прикладных Наук.

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skull  
Earlier this year

Proud...very soft at the 3 spot (both ends of the court)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I agree with you skull.

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Food for thought  
Earlier this year

One thing Lenard Copeland identified as an issue for this team is mobility at the 4 and 5. This is where guys like Bolden become locks, and where you likely see one of Kay or Landale. I also would be surprised if they played a Bogut-Baynes line up all too often.

And I think outside of Joe Ingles we will have problems at the wing.

Copeland feels like we can definitely medal at the cup, and I'd agree. No teams are without weakness (outside of maybe the USA). He just doesn't think it will be gold and I think any rational person would agree there.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

All those say Landale can play four have never seen him play, he's a five man, it certainly opens the door for Kay, the three spot is also suspect though Creek should be a certainty and maybe Cooks will get in as he can cover the three and four.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I also do not see Bogut playing bulk minutes. He only played 29 mpg for Sydney and this tournament will be next level compared to that.

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proud  
Earlier this year

@ Skull, absolutely agree with you there mate, the loss of Broekhoff is massive for the 3 spot and in naming my team it was the position I had the most trouble selecting.

Ideally you'd have Simmons play some 3 on defense as he is certainly agile enough to guard out to the 3 point line but it doesn't stop this from being our weakness, even if they do play McCarron at the 3 also.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

McCarron got found out on terico White in the gf series, very good player but to short to m ark top quality threes. Cooks might just be the answer, though haven't sheen much of him play and was a late inclusion.

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Food for thought  
Earlier this year

I think if we didn't have Ben Simmons and Jonah Bolden on this squad we'd be in a world of hurt, regardless of how much talent we have. Talent is fantastic, but if you can't fill specific roles in a team, you're not going to get too far.

I think in the World Cup you're going to see Lemanis do something similar defensively to what we saw at Rio, where he went deep on guards and didn't bring many 3 men. I expect the same thing this time but for him to use Jonah Bolden and Ben Simmons to fill the gaps wherever possible.

We are pretty lucky that we have a few guys who can play multiple positions too. And even though we seem to have some weaknesses in spots, we're in a better position now to figure those out than we were in Rio, where our bench was ass outside of Anderson and Broekhoff.

If we're going to compare this year's team to 2016, the difference between a one-in-a-generation win against Team USA was Carmello Anthony splashing threes on everyone. It's not as though our big men were any more mobile back then, and in fact we were left with Anderson and Baynes trying to run out to 'Melo to stop him - not a great idea. This year we have Simmons, Bolden and a range of other pptions to cover that deficit. Not saying suddenly we have the team to beat USA, just saying we are in a better position than we were.


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Food for thought  
Earlier this year

"I also do not see Bogut playing bulk minutes. He only played 29 mpg for Sydney and this tournament will be next level compared to that."

Define 'next level'. If you're talking about skill and talent, sure. If you're talking about workload, probably not. Bogut was expected to be one of the main pieces for Sydney and had to sholder a lot of the defensive and offensive pressure. He also had to get up and down the court in one the quickest leagues in the world. International play wont be at the same pace as NBL play in general. I see no reason he can't play 25-30 minutes a game.


I am not sure why you're using the word "only" for 29 minutes as well. In leagues where the games go for 40 minutes, that is starters minutes right there. The guy wasn't on Nathan Jawai minutes or something.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

O watched a few euro league games and was surprised how much they were pushing the ball, I think most of the leagues are playing at a faster pace, it might be because clubs have a few American imports but think sides will play quickly if the chance is available.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

PG
1 Dellavedova
2 Simmons
(Mills)

SG
3 Mills
4 Goulding or Sobey
(Ingles)

SF
5 Creek
6 Adel
7 Ingles
(Cooks)

PF
8 Cooks
9 Motum
10 Bolden
(Simmons)

C
11 Baynes
12 Bogut
(Bolden)

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Food for thought  
Earlier this year

Just curious, what makes Cooks an inclusion for you?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It was mentioned on hoops, actually haven't seen it elsewhere.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Who are the assistant coaches ? Is Luke Longley still involved? Any ideas

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rjd  
Earlier this year

Some good points made throughout this thread. I think I was over-emphasising the way we need to adapt this team for Simmons. I can't see Lemanis wanting to change too much of his formula given his success in Rio, but Simmons' inclusion definitely warrants significant change. In Rio, we didn't bomb so much from outside, shot at just 33%, and were mid-pack in 3ptFG/g. Perhaps Simmons slashing might create more opportunities there.

Ingles on Simmons: "The next part is us adjusting and fitting him in, but also us fitting in with him."

I was skipping through some of the Rio games to get some clues about Lemanis' preferences. This was the outcome of his choice to combine Bogut and Baynes, with Baynes at the 4, usually at the start of each half and some minutes late in the 4th. [not including the less significant games vs China and Venezuela]

vs France
Q1 +1 (6-5) 4:17
Q3 +7 (10-3) 3:51

vs Serbia
Q1 +2 (5-3) in 3:13
Q3 +3 (14-11) in 4:44
Q4 +9 (13-4) in 2:55

vs USA
Q1 +3 (20-17) in 5:46
Q3 -7 (2-9) in 3:32
Q4 -4 (6-10) in 3:42

vs Lithuania (QF)
Q1 +4 (10-6) in 4:00
Q3 -1 (7-8) in 2:31

vs Serbia (SF)
Q1 -9 (3-12) in 4:19
Q3 +3 (10-7) in 4:04

vs Spain (Bronze)
Q1 -3 (5-8) in 4:12
Q3 0 (5-5) in 2:06

As a comparison, Andersen at the 4 lineups went:
vs FRA +15 in 18m
vs SRB -10 in 21m
vs USA 0 in 18m
vs LTH +23 in 26m
vs SRB -11 in 16m
vs ESP +3 in 27m

And Motum lineups went:
vs FRA +3 in 1m
vs SRB [DNP]
vs USA -6 in 2m
vs LTH 0 in 4m
vs SRB -6 in 11m
vs ESP -2 in 16m

We need to find a solution to our 4 man problem. It looks like we will be relying on Bolden and Simmons, and/or Motum playing significantly better. Even if Lemanis plays Bogut and Baynes together, it is really only possible for about 8 minutes per game.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cooks should start at the 4. He is the most inform pf.

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skull  
Earlier this year

Mcarron, Goulding and Sobey all on one team with similar size and skill sets is potentially a coaches nightmare. Mitch is the least risky and better defender, his denial D is effective and very tough!
I feel that none of the above fill that position internationally and it should be a 'roll the dice' spot for the future, we have so much tall young talent to blood....

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Food for thought  
Earlier this year

I don't think you "roll the dice" for something as important as a three point shooter off the bench in a team that really needs one. I think you take Gliddon and I'd go so far to say that he is a lock for this team.

Locks:

Delly
Mills
Ingles
Simmons
Bogut
Baynes
Bolden
Gliddon

And then you have a whole lot of guys who could play different roles depending on the make up of the team - the best of them and most likely to follow are:

Creek
Adel

Goulding and Sobey are in the conversation but aren't as strong as Creek. Maybe you take Goulding or Sobey over Adel? But either way I'd like to think Creek is pretty likely and he will be valuable.

And then you have two more spots. The swingman position still looks a bit lean, and you could probably use more mobility at the four and 5. Maybe you take -

Landale
Kay


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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Food for thought has been a Johnny come lately self appointed expert. Dude you come across as a wanker. Just saying

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Food for thought  
Earlier this year

Yeah, your opinion doesn't matter to me buddy. You can't even put a name to yourself so you can be held to account for the things you say, so your opinion means less than anyone elses here.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

You replied.. must have touched a nerve sorry! Maybe I should just call myself dumb food just to be cool

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Steven  
Earlier this year

While food for thought provides a few opinions idiot anon #133 and #135 provides a few insults.

Dude.

Easy to say FFT has more credibility.

P.s. Lemanis is a spud.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Can someone give us a breakdown of Landale's game? From what I can gather, he appears to have good range, a good rebounder, impressive stats in Eurocup, just 23, and mobile for 210cm. His strong desire to play for Australia is also a big plus, especially if he is likely to be a mainstay in future Boomers teams.

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LC  
Earlier this year

Landale is a traditional centre, has an array of post moves (read - great footwork), excellent mid-range range game, has range to beyond three-point arc and solid passer out of the post. Can finish through contact.

At 6'11, can't guard the perimeter.

Love his game. Has done so well in first pro season in Europe and is now getting paid to move to Lithuania and powerhouse Zalgiris Kaunas.

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rjd  
Earlier this year

Locks are Delly, Mills, Ingles, Simmons, Bolden, Baynes, Bogut. Creek is a borderline lock.

This leaves 4 spots. We need another 5-man if Bogut or Baynes are injured, so unless we play smallball with Bolden, or experiment with Simmons at the 5, Landale sweeps in. We need another 4 man, which should come down to Motum vs Kay. Motum has the Euroleague experience, but Kay continues to improve and continues to impress in a Boomers uniform. Let them battle it out in practice.

The other two guard spots will be tough, and it might come down to form between McCarron, Sobey, Gliddon, and Goulding. Another wing who can guard the 2/3 is justified. I'd go with Gliddon, who is the closest to a 3-and-D option off the bench. We have the point position covered with Simmons, Delly, and Mills, which is why I haven't labelled any backups at the 1, but if either Delly or especially Mills go down, we need some insurance. Mills put up 61 of the team's 178 threes in Rio, overall putting up nearly double the number of shots than anyone else, so if Mills goes down, another volume scorer would be useful. Notice the correlation in Rio between Mills's perimeter shot dropping and the team's performance (such as 4/9 and 5/11 vs France and Lithuania, and 1/9 versus Serbia in the semis). Goulding's D is subpar internationally, but if we need a scorer with range, willing to launch a high volume of shots, Goulding is the best insurance option.

1 Delly
2 Mills / Gliddon / Goulding
3 Ingles / Creek
4 Simmons / Bolden / Motum-vs-Kay
5 Baynes / Bogut / Landale

My concern with this lineup is we may not have enough defensive options to cover dynamic PGs, so we need one of Delly or Mills always on. This is where I see merit in paul's lineup with McCarron (otherwise, Sobey).

Compared with Rio:

2016
Delly
Mills
Ingles
Baynes
Bogut
[Motum]
Goulding

2019 - 2016:
Bolden - Andersen [stretch 4]
Gliddon - Broekhoff [3-and-d wing]
Kay - [Motum] [stretch 4]
Creek - Martin [defensive orientated glue guy]
Landale - Bairstow [5th big]
Simmons - Lisch [token American]


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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Adel is a must

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Too many Nbl guys. There is a reason why they can't play in the highest level of basketball competition the NBA ~ they have no athleticism.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No wat Adel provides nothing, has stats and game play are poor, doesn't understand structure.

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Food for thought  
Earlier this year

I don't think you can say Nathan Sobey, Cam Gliddon, Blanchfield have "no athleticism".

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Okay I've had a bit of a think about it and this is my team from that squad:

Delly/Sobey
Mills/Goulding
Ingles/Creek/Adel
Simmons/Bolden/Motum
Bogut/Baynes

Not sure how Gliddon even got into the squad to be honest despite being a Bullet he disappears completely in games too often you wouldn't even know he played and Motum more than makes up for the 3pt shooting he shot a great percentage that season with the 36ers.

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skull  
Earlier this year

Gliddon can fill a Ingles type roll, international height and length gets him in the team as long as he has no back problems...

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skull  
Earlier this year

The decision to be made is Sobey or Goulding, I don't think both can go.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Goulding

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skull  
Earlier this year

With the Sobey move to Brisbane he will probably get the nod....but,as a knockdown (momentum) shooter i'd take Goulding, even though neither of them seem to have matured as players (the issue that haunts them both) which brings Mcarron back into the picture...

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rjd  
Earlier this year

"Too many Nbl guys. "

In Rio we had Lisch, Goulding, Martin, Bairstow as NBL representatives. All but Goulding are no longer available. In Rio, only Lisch played a consistent 10-20 minutes; Goulding barely made it on outside of the games against minnows; Bairstow fell out of the rotation mid-tournament; Martin's minutes depended on the opposition.

It's reasonable to reward some who played in the qualifiers. Creek, Kay, Gliddon, Goulding, McCarron and Sobey are standouts from qualifiers and deserve an opportunity to make the team.

Outside the locks and the NBL players on the list, there is Adel, Motum and Landale. I suspect Adel might be competing against Creek for a spot. I wouldn't be surprised if Lemanis ends up choosing between either Kay or Landale as the 5th big. There are guard spots left which NBLers will need to occupy.

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rjd  
Earlier this year

I said Bairstow fell out of the rotation, but to be fair, that was because he was injured in the Venezuela game.

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

Just being an NBA player doesn't guarantee you a spot.
Humphries, Creek and Adel all had minimal impact in the NBA.
Maker was no certainty to make final 12 either.
Motum, Landale, Cooks and the NBL guys are all worthy competition for final spots.
And yes I realise Humphries didn't make the squad.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

MiTcH CrEeK AvErAgEs 4 pOiNtS iN 10 MiNuTeS

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's not always about points in a team sport, defence, rebounding, being able to get ball to your shooters.

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

Mitch Creek's stats are from a small sample of games and minutes played.
No doubt he has improved dramatically in the past 12 months but he is a fringe boomer at best and had Broekhoff been available Creek would be struggling even more to make final team.
I'm not from Adelaide so maybe I just don't rate Creek as highly.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Martin was brought in as a role-player, a defensive specialist to harass opposition guards. That's a great option to have, but has limited use because he has to play both ways. Still, he did the job when called on.
Keep in mind also that he was coming off a finals MVP performance.
He's undoubtedly slowed in the last few years.
Not sure if there would be anybody to replace him.

Lisch was our token naturalised American. In the past we've taken some advantage from that rule in that way, but it's probably past its sell-by date. The best NBL players are nolonger better than the best Aussies (who are playing in the NBA and Europe) and there are far fewer naturalised players in the NBL. Going forward its more likely going to be used by a top "Aussie", who fails the FIBA nationality test. (Not sure if Maker fits that bill? But somebody in the same circumstance as say Moneke probably would.)

At the time Bairstow was picked for Rio, he was "playing" in the NBA, and obviously that was before his run of injuries.

Goulding has been a great player for Australia, internationally, and for Melbourne. His ability to turn a game when hot was phenomenal. I'd almost be prepared to take a gamble on him, in the hopes he could suddenly get hot off the bench at the right time (and/or the refs decided to reward flopping). But he has become too inconsistent, and would be a defensive liability.
Not sure why you would even name Goulding, Gliddon, and McCarron in the same squad. Perhaps it has something to do with training set-ups??
Gliddon will get the nod.

Sobey must be odds on to be picked, as his reward for signing with Brisbane.

Would be great to see Landale get some experience, but he will benefit from just being in the squad hopefully, and it would be a tough call to drop Bogut or Baynes at this time.
(Although you would have to expect this may be their last chance for a medal.)

Tough call between Motum and Kay. In my personal opinion, based on recent form, Kay should get the nod, but I think Motum's relationship with Lemanis (and his Brisbane connection) will win out.

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proud  
Earlier this year

Let's talk about Sobey for a moment, so he has a well documented fiery temperament, will that get him selected for the World Cup or keep him out of the team?

I think that is my main image I get when I think of Sobey, could his Shane Heal type determination and fire in the belly help turn a game?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sobey not doing very well in France, if it's going to be a 12th man spot better with Goulding who can light it up.

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Food for thought  
Earlier this year

I'd hate to be selectors right now. I feel like we're going to have some glaring weaknesses no matter which way we go.

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Makur Maker  
Earlier this year

All 9 nba guys should be picked.
For the last 3 spots I would pick Landale, motum + one nbl guy.

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

Simmons, Mills, Dellavedova, Bolden, Bogut, Baynes, Ingles would be 7 NBA locks.
Creek and Adel will be fighting it out with the others for a spot.
Cooks must be a chance too or why would they include him.

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

Given that the way to the final is largely through beating Euro teams, we should pick players who will excel at the Euro style. No point picking players for playing the US style when other teams play a different style of game.

I can see that guys like Simmons and Maker might have trouble against Euro teams. Guys who do well in Euro games like Cooks and Landale might be more useful than guys like Sobey or Adel.

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paul  
Earlier this year

I would say pick guys who play our style well. No point trying to play like other teams, we tried that under Goorjian and Brown and it played into the other teams' hands.

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