Jonah
Earlier this year

Should Nick Kay be starting?

+18 in Australia's first ever win against the USA. Next best was +9. Discuss.

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Spot Up  
Earlier this year

No.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

No.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

You're joking right? Lucky to be water boy. Think being on court same time as Mills might have something to do with it.

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Dave  
Earlier this year

He should not even be in the team. LOL

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Jonah  
Earlier this year

"Think being on court same time as Mills might have something to do with it."

Mills +/- was 0. Being on the court at the same time would have detracted from Kay's. GOAT.

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Andrew  
Earlier this year

I guess it depends on the opposition. I'm happy to have Kay and Bogut off the bench and play minutes. Kay just knows how to win.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

H8ers gunna h8

Kays the goat and carrying the team

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rjd  
Earlier this year

All the talk making fun of Kay, but it's actually really important that Kay plays well and with confidence. He finally looked more comfortable out there in this win. Lemanis won't play Landale much more than 25 minutes per game. With Bolden out, what are our choices for the remaining 15+ minutes?
- go small with Creek at the 4
- go big with Baynes+Bogut
- go with Barlow at the 4, who hasn't played a full minute yet with this team
- go with Kay

There may be reasons to sometimes go bigger or smaller, but it appears that Landale and Kay will typically be splitting time at the 4.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Are you on drugs?

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Reality  
Earlier this year

No

He is better than Bolden at FIBA thou

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

NO

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Hroz  
Earlier this year

Kay seemed to pull off a lot of "NBA goal tends" really well something our NBA bigs night not be so adept at.

I'm trusting him more but only a sprinkle of minutes here and there I hope.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Superstar? No.
Absolute workhorse? Yes. Good things seem to happen when he is on the court.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I went to find Kay's +/- from game 1 and he wasn't even on the score sheet!
Says a lot about the accuracy of the stats.
NO!

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rjd  
Earlier this year

Anon, here are Kay's +/-s in each game so far.

-3 in 17 min
-3 in 20 min
-6 in 12 min
+18 in 21 min

As a comparison, here are Landale's equivalent stats
-18 in 28 min
+14 in 25 min
-9 in 22 min
-16 in 17 min

I'm not sure what you can take from that, but they are the numbers.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

One good game hardly makes a starter

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Nostraballmus  
Earlier this year

+/- is bollocks
Just watch the game
he went alright yesterday but he'll get monstered by the bigger euro 4's
It's ok though, we just need a few mins from him to spell the three bigs, and lemanis can just use his mate Creek if he has to match up small

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Wang whipper  
Earlier this year

"I've never looked at it.... It’s the last thing I look at, if I look at it" Pop on plus/minus

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

There are far better stats than +/- for sure.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Motum should get a run

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Jonah  
Earlier this year

What y'all don't realise is I had to leave the Boomers or I'd of just been taking minutes off the GOAT.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Love this. +\_ reflects what happens when a certain 5 is on court and u put it forward as a case for playing a single player over others !! Gold ! If you'd said our best +\_ five should start u might make a tiny bit of sense.

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Dave  
Earlier this year

An nbl journeyman as the boomers starter ? good luck with that.
If he is so good, he would have already been picked up by a European or
nba team.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Journeyman? Now who's on drugs?

It's great that Kay is now playing with confidence, especially if you consider that he has effectively moved up the order with Bolden out, and Barlow (ROFL) in.
Even as Landale's backup he's going to have to play solid minutes, and our big risk is B1 or B2 getting injured or in foul trouble, which would necessitate sliding Landale to the 5.

I'd be a hell of a lot more comfortable with Motum in the team instead of Barlow.

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Greggo  
Earlier this year

Did anyone say no?

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D2.0  
Two months ago

Well, Nic Kay playing the 5 at WC, who'd a thunk it. LOL

On a more serious note, what do we do for the Senegal game?

Keeping in mind that these results carry over into the next round, do we go for the jugular and pile in as many baskets as we can?
Do we try to keep guys like Bogut and Baynes warmed up, or do we give them an easy game and try to keep them fresh for Lithuania and beyond?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

+7 Meh.
Delly 25, Jingles 22, Bogie 22.
A one game wonder.

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D2.0  
Two months ago

Well, he finally got there.

Great tournament from Nic.

Can you see him holding his place for Tokyo?
Obviously every place has to be earnt, but do you see his place coming under too much pressure? From guys like Bolden, Simmons, Maker, etc?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Nic was spoon fed a lot don't forget. Can't create his own shot at international level. Hustle was admirable though.

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Steven  
Two months ago

Kay played more than I thought he was going to in world cup but thought he did quite well.

Ideal for Tokyo along with Goulding in the 10-12 spots of rotation.

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UseTaHoop  
Two months ago

Nick Kay should def start in B team for qualifications. Still worth taking him, for spot minutes and effort, to majors

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