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Two months ago

Xavier Cooks out of World Cup?

Xavier Cooks has injured his knee :(

Looks like he is set to be ruled out of World Cup.

Uluc: Xavier Cooks likely out for FIBA 2019 World Cup due to knee injury

Opens the door for one of Creek, Motum or Adel to be added to team.

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ME  
Two months ago

Feel sorry for the guy. I think we all need to pray for his recovery and that no one else falls to injury.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

That sucks. I was really looking forward to seeing him in Boomers mode.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Sorry that sounded like I meant it sucks for me which I didn't mean. It sucks for him of course and it sucks for me about 0.0001% as much.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Firstly, speedy recovery to you Mr Cooks, very unfortunate.

Secondly, I can hear the rest of the basketball world now, praying to their deity of choice that Mr Lemanis doesn't unleash the feared beast known as The Blanchfield as replacement. You know, to keep the event competitive, and allow other teams a fighting chance to beat Australia.

Lemanis: "We feel for Xavs. We would like to announce that we have called up Todd Blanchfield into the squad".

*Rhythmic urban music plays [DJ Khaled]"All I do is win win win, no matter what"*

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Strasbourg would be pissed as well, it's normally a 6-12 week injury. Good luck to him on his recovery.

Motum for my replacement, outside shot is required.

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Greggo  
Two months ago

Spot opens up for Cadee

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Blanchfield was statistically the best shooter at camp - by some way too. Can defend, rebound and knock down corner threes at a great clip. Rubbish him all you want.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

great call Greggo. by the same Boti Nagy logic used to compare Mitch Creek with Ben Simmons surely Cadee must have a great chance of being the replacement player since he can shoot the 3

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Reality  
Two months ago

Creek never making the team after his no show at the end of camp team dinner in favor of getting a tattoo

Perhaps he shouldn't have spat the dummy and he'd be getting the call up!

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Greggo  
Two months ago

Creek didn't spit the dummy. He post a photo saying well done and good luck to the team.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

If Creek did get tatted up (is this confirmed), don't some places ask that you "not work out" for sometimes up to several weeks to allow it to properly heal?

Doesn't add up, wouldn't he be have been informed by coaching staff to "stay ready" etc in the even someone gets injured?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Replying to the relative of Mr Blanchfield citing his stats: c'mon Mr or Mrs Blanchfield, selecting Todd would be as ludicrous as selecting Mr Cadee as replacement. Just say No.

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Steven  
Two months ago

Adel or Motum to get that spot.

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Lorenzo  
Two months ago

I think Adel would fit better.Might be good for his development.

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LV  
Two months ago

A shame for Cooks.

Hopefully he bounces back from this and keeps up the improvement that Lemanis was so excited about.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Ben Simmons come back?

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Hoopie  
Two months ago

Given that Adel supposedly struggled to learn the system before, why bring him in with even less time to learn the system? Motum is my guess

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Adel doesn't understand systems, he’s an individual player, Motum more than likely.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Xav would be very upset he's missing out on that nice percentage of ticket sales owed to players as per the new CBA

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

It's creek imo.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Don't underestimate McCarron.

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Lorenzo  
Two months ago

I would give Creek and Adel a game each against Canada and maybe USA and see how they perform

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D2.0  
Two months ago

Will be interesting to see who the replacement is.

Surely we need a SF, and that rules out Motum?
You'd think Creek would be an automatic call-up, unless the attitude rumours are true.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I don't see why everyone is saying motum.

There's no way we go in with Kay/Landale/Bolden/Bogut/Baynes AND Motum.

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Smith  
Two months ago

Blanchfield shot 41% on threes and 47% overall last season. Better then some who shot 36% and 41%....big difference.

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Makur Maker  
Two months ago

He should not have been picked in the first place.
Please also take gliddon and Kay out of the team, for Christ's sake.

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rjd  
Two months ago

"He should not have been picked in the first place."

What makes you say that? Not many seem to have seen much of Cooks present day game prior to the camps. Even Lemanis.

If you judge him lower than alternatives based on NBA experience, remember that just a year ago Bolden was playing summer league after being stashed in Europe, Adel had just finished his junior year in college and also played NBA summer league, and Creek had a stint in the German league and played summer league. Cooks career trajectory is looking good.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

On what basis are people saying Adel is not a system player?

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proud  
Two months ago

Good luck with your recovery Xavier.

I'm very intrigued to see who gets brought in, Motum as a 3, McCarron as a 3 or Blanchfield, Adel or Creek.

Good Luck to Andrej selecting the right player for his squad

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Steven  
Two months ago

Would make sense to go a small forward so you can bet he is probably considering another guard like Cadee!

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