Jim Bert
Two months ago

Simmons states that Thybulle will represent Aus at Olympics

I've only read the quotes (see below), so difficult to ascertain whether there is actual substance here.

"[Matisse is] going to play for Australia," Simmons told reporters at All-Star Saturday in Chicago. "Defensively he is much better than what I thought he was going to be."

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Jim Bert  
Two months ago

Story: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/sport/basketball/philadelphia-rookie-thybulle-will-play-for-boomers-in-tokyo-simmons-20200216-p54178.html

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Not taking Cottons spot

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

They can both be taken, one is naturalised, one received citizenship before 16.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

This kid is the real deal.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

I think there's already a role for him in the Boomers.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Tokyo should certainly be the best Boomers defence we've ever seen, with him and Simmons in addition to the World Cup guys.

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Tribe  
Two months ago

With Brown in charge, Thybulle is a near certainty to play the Boomers at the Olympics. He'll be great asset coming off the bench.

This gets asked a lot, we know Cotton is naturalising but is there actually any expectation that Cotton will naturalise before the Olympics? He has what, 4 months for that to eventuate? If love to see Cotton in a boomers singlet, but surely it’s highly unlikely in 2020.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Does he play 3rd sg or 2nd/3rd sf.

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Concerned  
Two months ago

I'm starting to get concerned that Gliddon might not make it to Tokyo

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Thats cute Ben. Are YOU playing?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I don't care what y’all say. He’s a starter. Before I even knew he was a boomer he was one of my favourite prospects. He is going to be a DPOY one day.

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KET  
Two months ago

Simmons commit already before talking about others haha

Thybulle seems like a beat up! Hope I'm wrong!

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Maybe he'll dominate at camp

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UseTaHoop  
Two months ago

Simmons CLAIMS that Thybulle will represent Aus at Olympics

fixed

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

(Maybe he'll dominate at camp)

BBBBBB you should know he is already dominating at camp ,76's camp that is.
Or do you think you should go for Goulding instead?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

(Simmons CLAIMS that Thybulle will represent Aus at Olympics

fixed)

Do you mean the boomers team problems are now fixed ? Or do you think the team selection process is fixed?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I don't care what y'all say. He’s a starter.
Y'all . . . Fuck wit

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

^Off course he is......ya Richard.

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Red84  
Two months ago

Thybulle is trained to play NBA. We should not assume that his game will translate well into FIBA where systems and decision making are quite different. Also - if he does take a slot - it will be at the expense of someone who has been around the team for ages. I don't assume that just because someone plays NBA that they are a walk in into a national team. And Ben Simmons does not run our national team.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

@ Red84
Agree with you re Australian first and nba isn't fiba. Simmons does run our team now imo.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Many suspect Cotton is already officially an Aussie and has his papers.

Cats just holding off the announcement to sell
More memberships next season. And not detract from
Potential Martin retirement announcement in the coming days.

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hoopie  
Two months ago

Red84, if Simmons threatens to walk out on the Boomers then he'll get what he wants. With the amount of potential embarrassment and loss of $$$ if he walks, BA will cave in on anything he wants.

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Todd  
Two months ago

I really hate when people think NBL players are players than NBA players because they play under FIBA rules.

Thybulle is regularly playing 20 mins on a NBA finals team.

Ingles and Thybulle can split the minutes at the 3 spot.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

What about Deng Adel Toddy?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

red84 is deluded. What a load of crap.

You pick the best players regardless of which rule they play under, and nba players are better than nbl players. Better skill sets, better athleticism,
better basketball IQ. There is no comparison.

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UseTaHoop  
Two months ago

Anon reply:


"Anonymous
Earlier this week

(Simmons CLAIMS that Thybulle will represent Aus at Olympics

fixed)

Do you mean the boomers team problems are now fixed ? Or do you think the team selection process is fixed?"

I was only fixing the OP topic heading. Don't read too much into it. Tinfoil hats get itchy and uncomfortable in the Australian summer.

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Todd  
Two months ago

Ben can defend 1-4.

Thybulle defends 1-3.

Brockoff and Deng defend the 2-3.

Ingles defends only the 3.

No reason we can't all them in the team.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Deng Adel doesn't deserve to be in this conversation Toddy.

In fact Thybulle would push Adel down the pecking order.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Deng, lmao, can't get a go in the D league. Barlow is still better than him and he should not be anywhere near the squad.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Should see Adel in November, along with creek back, Magnay, Cooks etc for boomers qualifiers.

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Todd  
Two months ago

Forgot about Creek.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Should Gleeson get the coach role?

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