James Harvey fan
Earlier this year

WNBL 2020/21 Free Agency

Shyla Heal joins the Townsville Fire.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Townsville are not messing around this season

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Andy  
Earlier this year

They will need a lot more than Shyla to become a force again.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Plenty more to be announced

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

She trying to play for every team?

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Bendigo was an odd choice for someone wanting PG minutes. Townsville makes a lot more sense. But yeah, signing with your 4th different pro team wouldn't have happened to many 18 year olds.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Seems dad Heal was not happy that Kelly was recruited by Spirit last year, so he went looking for a new team even before the end of last season.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

for some clubs this next season will be a disaster ; maybe there will only be 6 left for the following season . No draft, no max payments, no imports for the weaker clubs - .sound like the perfect way to go to kill a good sport!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Lk to takeover 21/22..... hopefully.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So far...

Melbourne Boomers-Molloy
PG/PG
Garrick/Dangelo
SF/Beck
Magbegor/Purcell
George/Davidson

Southside Flyers-Chambers
Mitchell/Clydesdale
Cole/SG
O'Hea/SF
Blicavs/PF
C/C

Bendigo Spirit-York
Lavey/PG
SG/SG
SF/SF
Froling/Skinner
Ernst/C

Sydney Flames-Hibbert
PG/PG
SG/SG
SF/SF
PF/PF
Scherf/C

Canberra Capitals-Goriss
Rocci/Cubillo
SG/SG
Froling/Delaney
Griffin/PF
Tolo/C

Townsville Fire-Seebohm
Heal/PG
SG/Gaze
SF/Murray
PF/PF
Aokuso/C

Adelaide Lightning-Lucas
PG/PG
SG/SG
Talbot/SF
PF/PF
C/Brook

Perth Lynx-Petrik
Ebzery/PG
SG/SG
SF/Williams
PF/PF
C/C

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James Harvey fan  
Earlier this year

Alanna Smith joins Lightning

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Bec Allen is headed back to Europe - signed with Valencia

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+  
Earlier this year

caps are going to be hard to beat in the paint

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James Harvey fan  
Earlier this year

Tahlia Tupaea joins Capitals

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sydney perhaps?

Wallace/Smart/Henderson(DP)
Wilson/Ohehir
Nicholson/Hodge/MacDonald(DP)
Kunek/Greaves/Prior(DP)
Scherf/Mcspadden

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James Harvey fan  
Earlier this year

Cassidy McLean returns to Spirit

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

According to Flames Head Coach,Kunek heading to Europe.

Tupea has had injuries last two seasons so lets hope she remains injury free otherwise a waste of time for Canberra.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Has Lauren Nicholson signed with Flames.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Tess Madgen signs with Melbourne Boomers

Boomers bring Tess Madgen back into WNBL fold

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Any girls coming back from college??

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sharp, woods and Yaeger probably the only guarantees for wnbl.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sharp, woods and Yaeger probably the only guarantees for wnbl


Yaeger has another year left

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Anastasieska, Calver?

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James Harvey fan  
Earlier this year

Madgen stepping into the Lindsay Allen role?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yes, starting pg. only thing they need now is starting sf.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Boomers need a SF and someone to fill Conti roles, unless that is D'Angelo stepping into that 10th spot

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

They need a backup pg and starting sf, that's it.

Melbourne Boomers-Molloy
5’11 T.Madgen/PG
5’11 M.Garrick/5’11 C.Dangelo
SF/6’0 S.Beck
6’4 E.Magbegor/6’2 K.Purcell
6’4 C.George/6’3 P.Davidson

Plus DPs

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I think it might be Reid as the backup since flyers have both Mitchell and Clydesdale.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Melbourne Boomers-Molloy
5'11 T.Madgen/PG
5’11 M.Garrick/5’11 C.Dangelo
SF/6’0 S.Beck
6’4 E.Magbegor/6’2 K.Purcell
6’4 C.George/6’3 P.Davidson

Southside Flyers-Chambers
5’5 L.Mitchell/5’10 A.Clydesdale
5’10 R.Cole/SG
6’1 J.O'Hea/SF
6’2 S.Blicavs/PF
C/C

Bendigo Spirit-York
5’8 T.Lavey/PG
SG/5’10 C.Mclean
SF/SF
6’3 A.Froling/6’3 D.Skinner
6’5 C.Ernst/C

Sydney Flames-Hibbert
PG/PG
SG/SG
SF/SF
PF/PF
6’5 L.Scherf/C

Canberra Capitals-Goriss
5’6 M.Rocci/5’3 A.Cubillo
5’9 T.Tupaea/SG
6’2 K.Froling/6’0 B.Delaney
6’2 K.Griffin/PF
6’5 M.Tolo/C

Townsville Fire-Seebohm
5’6 S.Heal/PG
SG/5’9 K.Gaze
SF/6’1 M.Murray
PF/PF
6’4 Z.Aokuso/C

Adelaide Lightning-Lucas
PG/PG
SG/SG
6’2 S.Talbot/SF
6’4 A.Smith/PF
C/6’3 C.Brook

Perth Lynx-Petrik
5’10 K.Ebzery/PG
SG/SG
SF/6’1 N.Williams
PF/PF
C/C

Overseas
6’2 R.Allen
6’2 A.Kunek

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth could be pretty good if it works out like this

Ebzery/J.Williams
Whitcomb/Whittle
Schwagmeyer/N.Williams
Garbin/Steindl
Allen/Burton or Edwards

Reports Garbin has left the fire.
Payne go elsewhere?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I think Steindl has quit basketball

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wouldn't Edmonson fill that SF if she was there last year?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Think she would have been announced by now, maybe they want sharp

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Madden as PG.... WHY would anyone do that .

Heard Cabbage to flyers , did she say she wouldn't come back to WNBL .

Some very strange signings, all around really, going to be an under achieving season for sure

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Madgen trying to get the third pg spot in Tokyo. She played as a pg for sandy at the wc behind Ebzery and left Lavey on the bench.
She wasn't very good imo.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

She can do it but it's not her strength. Boomers would look better with a specialist PG and Madgen & Garrick on the wings IMO.
But yeah if Tess's main focus is a trip to Tokyo then I get why she'd want to prove her combo guard credentials this season.

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James Harvey fan  
Earlier this year

If Cambage does sign with the Flyers, I think they should be about $1.10 to win it all.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

With Seekamp now gone, a point guard or combo guard spot is up for grabs in Tokyo.

Lavey, Madgen and Seekamp have been chosen previously.
The only other pg or cg options are Mangakahia and Wallace. Garrick is not a pg and Cole seems to be strictly 3x3.

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James Harvey fan  
Earlier this year

What are Flames up to? No Tupaea, no Kunek, I think Planeta (permanent resident?) was considering retirement.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wilson, Nicholson, scherf linked. Maybe smart and mcspadden. Backups hodge, ohehir, greaves. Dps Henderson, MacDonald, Goodchild, prior?
Pg could be Wallace with no one else around. Mansfield possibly.
Bishop is another possible

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Tia hay might be an ok backup for a team.

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James Harvey fan  
Earlier this year

Fire are announcing their 'marquee' signing tomorrow morning

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Marquee, there's no one left...

Maybe they got Cambage.
Nicholson?
Could be Wallace as sg

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Nicholson will be the Fire announcement. It's no secret.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Atm?

Heal/PG
Nicholson/Gaze
Murray/SF
PF/PF
Aokuso/C

Or

Heal/PG
SG/Gaze
Nicholson/Murray
PF/PF
Aokuso/C

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If Nicholson goes,to fire, Sydney are in real trouble.

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James Harvey fan  
Earlier this year

Nicholson to Fire confirmed

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Lol, Sydney got no one.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sydney as a minimum need wilson, Kunek, planeta and Wallace.

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James Harvey fan  
Earlier this year

Sydney about to lose another

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Whitcomb signing with Perth is now official

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

This would be good

Ebzery/Williams
Whitcomb/Whittle
Schwagmeyer/Williams
Garbin/Payne
Allen/Burton

Possible Steindl?, Edwards?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Smith owns flames now, he's had two knee replacements, obviously his business struggles with out him.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Probably the best Sydney can hope for now

Wallace
Wilson
Kunek
Planeta
Scherf

Smart
O'Hehir
Hodge
Greaves
Mcspadden

Might be after a few college kids to improve the backup spots.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

College kids available.

Hay/Ortlepp PG
Anastasieska/Johnson/Middap SG
Sharp/Woods/Calver SF
Dufficy/Helllessy/Pineau PF
Brown/Milisic C

Also transfers from college who haven't signed on yet with another team.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

also Alison Schwagmeyer

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Who's coaching the flames?.

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James Harvey fan  
Earlier this year

At least two of those Sydney players are going elsewhere. Squad is looking very thin.

Fantastic to see Sami Whitcomb back in the league.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Atm, half-2/3 way through signings

1-Flyers - need a c (Cambage?)
Lynx - need a sf (Schwagmeyer?)
Capitals - need more depth at guard (inexperienced, injury prone)
Boomers - need a sf (no Allen or Kunek available)
Fire - need a pf (Garbin leaving?)
Lightning- need a pg (Seekamp gone)
Spirit - need a sf (not many top quality left)
8-Flames - need 1-4 (need 4 top recruits to just stay competitive)

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Smart to Canberra

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Capitals backcourt really taken a hit.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Smart isn't that good

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James Harvey fan  
Earlier this year

Cayla George returning to Boomers confirmed

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Trev  
Earlier this year

Sorry to say but looks like Lynx will finish last with that team.

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James Harvey fan  
Earlier this year

Nadeen Payne joins the Fire

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Sorry to say but looks like Lynx will finish last with that team.

I mean... yeah, I guess I can't argue with that.
"That team" has literally 3 players signed, so we will forfeit every match.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Trev is Trollin, all complete it's a top 4 side.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Fire...

Could be starting 5.

Heal
Nicholson
Murray
Payne
Aokuso

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Trev is Andy

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ezbery and Garbin to Perth

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Trev  
Earlier this year

Perth should of got Heal and Payne

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Would love to have kept Payne, but behind an Opals PG and a WNBA SG is the last place Heal needs to be for her continued development.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Trev is trollin again.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Bait me once, shame on you. Bait me twice, shame on me.

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James Harvey fan  
Earlier this year

You know what they say? "Fool me once, strike one. But fool me twice... strike three"

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Drains  
Earlier this year

Where is Abby bishop rumoured to be going?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Probably not Townsville or a Victorian team, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide or Perth. All need a c or pf

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Garbin returns to their Lynx as per their FB page

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What's the word on Wallace?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Probably Sydney(no pg or sg) or Adelaide(no pg or sg), maybe Townsville beside Heal and Nicholson playing sf.

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Sydneysider  
Earlier this year

you'd have to be a bit concerned about the Flames at the moment with only the one player signed.. Trying to think outside the box of the players left that they could potentially sign, but I'm thinking some of the following names could put together a fairly competitive roster:

Guards:
- Alex Wilson, Maddie O'Hehir - assuming they will be re-signing, although would not be surprised if Wilson stepped into the Nicholson opening in Adelaide being a SA junior.
- Kristy Wallace - no brainer, provided she is fully recovered from her knee issues. One would assume she is out of Canberra given the Smart/Tupaea signings and that she is the only big name left on their FA list.
- Abbey Wehrung - IMO has stalled somewhat in these past few seasons, but may be better off for a change in scenery.
- Lauren Mansfield - Probably not ideal to be sitting behind Whitcomb and Ebzery in Perth in an Olympic year given she could potentially challenge Madgen and Lavey for that final guard spot on the team. Wouldn't be surprised if she sought greater opportunities- I see her landing in either Adelaide or Sydney.
- Marena Whittle - similar to Mansfield, I see her opportunities drying up with the addition of Whitcomb back to the Lynx lineup.
- Vanessa Panoussis - NSW junior, has previously played with the flames but more recently has played in Greece. Would be a handy player off the bench.
- Alex Ciabattoni - Has played the last few seasons in Italy but I really liked what she bought off the bench to the table in that Lynx side a few years back with Whitcomb, Courtney Williams and Kunek.
- Toni Farnworth - unlikely she would leave Molloy's Boomers given he is the NZ national coach, but potential for increased opportunities could be enticing.
- Steph Blicavs(Cumming) - surely can't fit on the stacked Flyers roster, but has the experienced head and Opals experience that wouldn't go astray. Only question mark would be that last season she had a baby and whether she would relocate from Victoria - perhaps a move to the Spirit is more likely.
- Mikhaela Cann (Donnelly) - previously a Fire player, missed last season like Blicavs through having a baby. Gut feel with Cocks now expecting a baby is that she would return to the Fire though if she were to return to the league this season.
- Steph Reid - didn't really get an opportunity at the Flyers, can't see that changing in the next season.
- Nicole Romeo - IMO unlikely, but would still be good to have her home and see how she goes in the WNBL after so long away in Europe. Has been in Aus during isolation, so is definitely a possibility.

Forwards:
- Lara McSpadden - assuming she re-signs. IMO they could do better than Greaves in the backup forward spots, she provides good hustle and energy off the bench but is a bit clumsy being prone to turnovers/fouls.
- Mikaela Ruef - I believe she should now be naturalised after narrowly missing out on being eligible for Canberra last season, so would surely get around the no import rule.
- Rachel Jarry - left field and IMO her best is well past her, but I believe she is looking to return to the WNBL this season and her experience wouldn't go astray.
- Anneli Maley - I think she would benefit with extended opportunities, it would probably be a same-same season as the last if she stays with the Flyers. Could possibly play a similar role as Kunek last season by stretching the floor as an athletic 3.
- Abby Bishop - gut feel is that she will go to Europe, but would be a decent get if she stays put in Australia.
- Christina Boag - previously has played with the Flames, I liked what I saw from her in the glimpses we got last season from Townsville. Would be a solid bench option.
- Alice Kunek - unlikely given she has signed in Poland, but if the European season were to become unfeasible, I'd put my money on her returning to the Flames given she's stayed in NSW in the iso break.

Centers:
- Liz Cambage - obvious choice albeit unlikely IMO she would sign for the Flyers, but there may be some sort of connection with Hibbert being around the Bulleen Boomers back when Liz was there.
- Louella Tomlinson - would be a handy backup to Scherf, IMO they'd need an experienced campaigner to help Scherf.
- Nat Burton - has played in Europe the past few years, but would be interesting to see how she has progressed in her time away, I believe she is WNBL bound. I see her signing for Perth though.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Don't forget the college seniors
and DPs soon to be freshman in 21.

Also have a few in limbo like potter, Anstey and Mangakahia

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James Harvey fan  
Earlier this year

Ezi Magbegor re-sings with Boomers.

Paige Price joins Spirit.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Price just a dp. Gone from 6'0 to 6’2 supposably in a year. They keeping saying she’s a sg but at the next level I only see her as a sf.
Great backup sf for Bendigo to work with before she leaves for college.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Lauren Mansfield & Anneli Maley sign with Sydney

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Isabel Palmer to Sydney perhaps? Maybe college wasn't for her.

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Coachgirl  
Earlier this year

Re #809336

Maybe College isn't an option for families who are worried about safety this year. There is no certainty that the season will proceed, and college kids have to apply for permission to leave the country from DFAT. Also no certainty that flights would be available either back to the US, or back here if needed in an emergency. I know this is a causing many families to think very carefully about their options. I wouldn't be surprised to see some local kids seeking local opportunities.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Only a few are wnbl calibre out of the 150 or so in D1 and d2 college.
Palmer is from nsw and one of those that could possible play backup sg in this years wnbl, maybe in time a starter in a few years.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Price isn't a DP but will no doubt sign as an amateur to keep the NCAA status. Good 3 man back up, Bendigo have a proven ability to develop young kids, it is a good move. Quite a few moving like Maley to try and grab some game time with more to come from the stacked rosters at Flyers and Boomers

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

be Interested to see where Wallace goes, has she played under Lucas before?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

With the state is the u.s
Potter and Ruef looking like the last 2 Canberra signings imo.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Rocci/Cubillo 1
Tupaea/Smart 2
Delaney/Potter 3
Froling 3-4
Griffin 4
Tolo/Ruef 5

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ruef will join Fire

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

We don't need no water let that muthaf.. burn

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Drains  
Earlier this year

I see whittle congratulates her gfs move to Sydney but with the comment of supporting from a far suggests she isn't joining her so any word on where she is going?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Maybe whittle goes also.

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James Harvey fan  
Earlier this year

Megan McKay joins Fire.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Not a bad first outing in the German league. 16 pts a game. She was 6'3 at st Mary’s and now listed by the fire as 6’4.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wnbl

Melbourne Boomers-Molloy
5'11 T.Madgen/PG
5’10 M.Garrick/5’11 C.Dangelo
SF/6’0 S.Beck
6’4 E.Magbegor/6’2 K.Purcell
6’4 C.George/6’3 P.Davidson

Southside Flyers-Chambers
5’5 L.Mitchell/5’10 A.Clydesdale
5’10 R.Cole/SG
6’1 J.O'Hea/SF
6’2 S.Blicavs/PF
C/C

Bendigo Spirit-York
5’8 T.Lavey/PG
SG/5’10 C.Mclean
SF/6’2 P.Price(A)
6’3 A.Froling/6’3 D.Skinner
6’5 C.Ernst/C

Sydney Flames-Hibbert
5’7 L.Mansfield/PG
SG/SG
SF/SF
PF/6’2 A.Maley
6’5 L.Scherf/C

Canberra Capitals-Goriss
5’6 M.Rocci/5’3 A.Cubillo
5’9 T.Tupaea/5’10 Smart
6’2 K.Froling/6’0 B.Delaney
6’2 K.Griffin/PF
6’5 M.Tolo/C

Townsville Fire-Seebohm
5’6 S.Heal/PG
6’0 L.Nicholson/5’10 K.Gaze
6’1 M.Murray/SF
6’2 N.Payne/PF
6’4 Z.Aokuso/6’4 M.Mckay

Adelaide Lightning-Lucas
PG/PG
SG/SG
6’2 S.Talbot/SF
6’4 A.Smith/PF
C/6’3 C.Brook

Perth Lynx-Petrik
5’10 K.Ebzery/PG
5’10 S.Whitcomb/SG
SF/6’1 N.Williams
6’2 D.Garbin/PF
C/C


Overseas
6’2 R.Allen
6’2 A.Kunek

Available potentially - bigger names
6’8 Cambage
6’4 Tomlinson
6’4 Ruef
6’4 Burton
6’4 Mcspadden
6’3 Allen
6’3 Bishop
6’2 Planeta
6’2 Steindl
6’1 Jarry
6’1 Sharp
6’0 Woods
6’0 Ciabbitoni
5’11 Farnworth
5’11 Whittle
5’11 Wilson
5’11 Wallace
5’10 Cumming
5’10 Wehrung
5’6 Reid

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I Forgot 5'9 Cann and a few others

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Available potentially - little longer list
6'8 Cambage
6’4 Tomlinson
6’4 Edwards
6’4 Ruef
6’4 Burton
6’4 Mcspadden
6’3 Allen
6’3 Bishop
6’3 Pizzey
6’2 Planeta
6’2 Steindl
6’2 Hellessy
6’1 Jarry
6’1 Sharp
6’1 Young
6’0 Burton
6’0 Rowe
6’0 Woods
6’0 Hodge
6’0 Ciabbitoni
5’11 Farnworth
5’11 Whittle
5’11 Wilson
5’11 Brewster
5’11 Wallace
5’10 Cumming
5’10 Ohehir
5’10 Fejo
5’10 Wehrung
5’9 Cann
5’7 Wilson
5’7 Hay
5’6 Reid
5’5 Romeo

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LC  
Earlier this year

A lot more announcements to come!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

With all those names - how many positions in teams are there. A lot of girls will miss out

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

31 open spots

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ciabattoni back at lynx. Not sure she's a starter but we’ll see.

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Sydneysider  
Earlier this year

Vanessa Panousis now officially off the market too, signing with Greek team PAS Giannina

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Adelaide the only 1 without a starting pg, plenty of backups available.

Maybe
Wilson or Conti-Bendigo
Cann-Townsville
Reid-Melbourne
Williams-perth
Clydesdale-Southside
Cubillo-Canberra
Wallace+angley-Adelaide
Henderson(A)-Sydney

Others potentially from coe or lower leagues, maybe nz


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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Morgan Yaeger not returning to Oregon... could be a good pick up for Adelaide

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I looked her up and she averaged 10 minutes per game in college and stats all close to zero
she doesn't sound like much of an impact player

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anon  
Earlier this year

Jasmin fejo signed for Adelaide, a chance to play back up PG

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Fejo I'd say backup sg.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"I looked her up and she averaged 10 minutes per game in college and stats all close to zero
she doesn't sound like much of an impact player"


Have another look and see the caliber of player that she was playing behind.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Adelaide Lightning fans will be hoping for

5'11 K.Walace/5’9 M.Yaeger
5’11 A.Wilson/5’10 J.Fejo
6’2 S.Talbot/6’1 R.Jarry
6’4 A.Smith/6’3 C.Brook
6’3 A.Bishop/6’4 J.Edwards

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Sydneysider  
Earlier this year

Believe Yaeger has retired due to her ongoing back injuries. Unfortunate to say the least

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

6'4 A.Smith/ - is this Alanna? If so, didn't she fly out this week for WNBA duties?

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anon  
Earlier this year

she signed for the WNBL season.... its a great signing

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LC  
Two months ago

Smith will play for Mercury and then return to play for Lightning.

Magbegor will play for Seattle and then return to play for Boomers.

Whitcomb will play for Seattle and then return to play for Lynx.

They can do both as seasons do not cross!

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Yet we can't have imports....

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Cheers LC. Didn't know there wasn't a clash. All 3 will be great for the league.

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James Harvey fan  
Two months ago

Taylor Ortlepp signs with Lightning.

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Anon  
Two months ago

"Yet we can't have imports...."

That's because Aussie citizens can return home.
Imports.... no chance.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Courtney Woods to Townsville.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Maddie Allen re-signs with the Lynx

:)

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Sydneysider  
Two months ago

Alison Schwagmeyer to Sydney!

Surprised to see that move, but looking forward to seeing her play for the flames

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Wilson probablygone then?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Huge loss for the Lynx

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Thelynx already have s5

Ebzery, Whitcomb, Ciabattoni, Garbin, Allen.

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Wilbur  
Two months ago

Perth Lynx has no chance in hell now. Huge loss. Chasing the money, can't blame her. Perth Lynx back to the wooden spoon days.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

LOL. not likely. The back court duo alone of Whitcomb and Ebzery will win them enough games to push for the top 4. They definitely still need to fill out the remaining roster spots intelligently.

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anon  
Two months ago

Lynx will be 100% fine without Schwagmeyer

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Comp is more even than previous years.
Only flyers with Cambage look like clear favourites.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Erin phillips to Adelaide?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Interview with Ryan Petrik https://www.theeveninggame.com/home/2020/6/25/new-perth-lynx-coach-ryan-petrik

Big Guy Molloy fan

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

He wants Whitcomb as a 2 and Ebzery as a 3.
So who's ya pgs mate? Ain’t many left.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Young jewel Williams will be the backup I think.

Wallace maybe, Reid?

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Interview with Ryan Petrik https://www.theeveninggame.com/home/2020/6/25/new-perth-lynx-coach-ryan-petrik


Thanks. Nice interview. I like the sound of his plans.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Will sandy be happy?

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

You mean about Ebzery potentially not playing much PG?
If so, fair question. If the plan works then maybe Sandy will learn some new things. If it fails then maybe Katie does more ball handling and Sandy can relax.

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Maude  
Two months ago

The Lynx have signed a PG (player returning from college).

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

is only 1 pg senior, tia hay.
Mangakahia is going back to syracuse.

Unless someone has come out early...

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Petrik looking after all the girls that he has coached at Bogansville. Schwags is a victim of the non funded Bendat salary cap.Hope she sticks it right up em when they play each other.Wouldnt have happened if Mansfield was appointed coach.Recruiting Megan McKay would have been a option than keeping Allen.At least she scores.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Allen is much better than McKay, hopefully they get Edwards.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Re. The Lynx have signed a PG (player returning from college).

If it is a local WA player, my guess is that it could be Mia Satie from Perry Lakes Hawks.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Well she would have left college early and she did very little at Pepperdine.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Can't be Satie surely... averaging 3 pts a game. probably hay averaging 15/4/4

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Maybe Sharp from Wake Forest? A bigger guard would be smart if they are having Sami and Katie on the wings

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Sharp is a sf, it won't be her.

Thought it might have been king Hawea after a terrific all first team season and the college she was playing for getting defunded.
Even though she’s a sg, she really distributed the ball well.
But.. she just signed for another college, so it’s not her.

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James Harvey fan  
Two months ago

Mary Goulding to Spirit.
Funda Nakkasoglu to Flames.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Wnbl

Melbourne Boomers-Molloy
5'11 T.Madgen/PG
5’10 M.Garrick/5’11 C.Dangelo
6’0 S.Beck/5’11 T.Farnworth
6’4 E.Magbegor/6’2 K.Purcell
6’4 C.George/6’3 P.Davidson
DP


Southside Flyers-Chambers
5’5 L.Mitchell/5’10 A.Clydesdale
5’10 R.Cole/SG
6’1 J.O'Hea/SF
6’2 S.Blicavs/PF
C/C
DP


Bendigo Spirit-York
5’8 T.Lavey/PG
SG/5’10 C.Mclean
6’0 M.Goulding/6’2 P.Price(A)
6’3 A.Froling/6’3 D.Skinner
6’5 C.Ernst/C
DP
6’2 P.Dunlop


Sydney Flames-Hibbert
5’7 L.Mansfield/5’8 F.Nakkasoglu
5’11 A.Schwagmeyer/SG
SF/SF
PF/6’2 A.Maley
6’5 L.Scherf/C
DP


Canberra Capitals-Goriss
5’6 M.Rocci/5’3 A.Cubillo
5’9 T.Tupaea/5’10 Smart
6’2 K.Froling/6’0 B.Delaney
6’2 K.Griffin/PF
6’5 M.Tolo/C
DP


Townsville Fire-Seebohm
5’6 S.Heal/PG
6’0 L.Nicholson/5’10 K.Gaze
6’1 M.Murray/6’0 C.Woods
6’2 N.Payne/PF
6’4 Z.Aokuso/6’4 M.Mckay
DP


Adelaide Lightning-Lucas
PG/5’9 T.Ortlepp
SG/5’10 J.Fejo
6’2 S.Talbot/SF
6’4 A.Smith/PF
C/6’3 C.Brook
DP


Perth Lynx-Petrik
5’10 K.Ebzery/PG
5’10 S.Whitcomb/SG
6’0 A.Ciabattoni/SF
6’2 D.Garbin/6’2 N.Williams
6’3 Allen/C
DP


Overseas
6’2 R.Allen
6’2 A.Kunek

Available potentially
6’8 Cambage
6’4 Tomlinson
6’4 Edwards
6’4 Ruef
6’4 Burton
6’4 Mcspadden
6’3 Bishop
6’3 Pizzey
6’2 Planeta
6’2 Steindl
6’2 Hellessy
6’1 Jarry
6’1 Sharp
6’1 Young
6’0 Burton
6’0 Rowe
6’0 Hodge
5’11 Whittle
5’11 Wilson
5’11 Brewster
5’11 Wallace
5’10 Ohehir
5’10 Blicavs
5’10 Wehrung
5’10 Cann
5’7 Wilson
5’7 Hay
5’6 Reid
5’5 Romeo

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Steph Reid to Townsville

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Coachgirl  
Two months ago

Re Steph Reid to Townsville. Shannon is building a very different team to last year. Hear another announcement is close too.

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James Harvey fan  
Two months ago

Nes'Eya Parker-Williams re-signs with Lynx

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Alex Sharp set to join Perth Lynx.

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Wilbur  
Two months ago

Great signing for the Lynx team. Top 4 for sure now.

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ANON  
Two months ago

Boomers need to get some PG, Antoniadou would be a good pick up for them , she played a few of their preseason warm ups last season, seems to have dropped off the radar a bit , but her NBL1 stats were really good at the 1

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

What spot does Sharp play at?

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ANON  
Two months ago

Sharps a sf/sg

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Renewed Tokyo squad is out.

https://wnbl.basketball/blog/news/ba-2020-senior-national-womens-squad/

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Missing Kunek, Garrick and Wallace imo.

If 3x3 don't make it, got more options.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Shelley, really lol? Way off opals representation.

We already know what the team will be under sandy...

Mitchell/Ebzery/-
Talbot/-
Allen/Ohea
George/Smith/Magbegor
Cambage/Tolo

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Last choices

Nicholson, Madgen or Cole as backup sg
Lavey or Mangakahia as 3rd pg

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ANON  
Two months ago

Sadly it's often who you know when it comes to selections ,
Wallace hasn’t played in 3 years, Shelley and Heal are way too young right now and Rocci , whilst she had good moments in WNBL because they had no other choice, her inexperience and lack of leadership showed ... as a PG she’s not up to world stage standard
And why does Tess Madgen continue to get selected
Three naturalised players can only take one

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Couldn't agree more with it's who you know, not what you know that gets you selection in to these teams. Often it depends on who your parents are too!! This is a systemic issue that starts in the junior ranks and goes right through to seniors...

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Whittle signed by Adelaide

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James Harvey fan  
Two months ago

Lara McSpadden to Fire

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

McSpadden to TOwnsville.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Keira Rowe to Sydney... Southside have lost most of their bench, hopefully their opals stay fit.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I think you'll find, they’ve improved the backup 5.

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Wilbur  
Two months ago

Jessie Edwards signs with Perth. Massive singing for Perth.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Wouldn't call it massive being a player who is yet to have an opportunity at the next level. Lynx roster starting to take shape though.

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Wilbur  
Two months ago

Edwards will average a double double in this league.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

LOL!

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Pop  
Two months ago

Agree. Big signing. Was hoping she would end up back at Adelaide - they could do with some inside nouse & grunt - but her lack of opportunity there last season suggests there was an issue of some sort.

Liked what I saw in the few minutes she got last year so looking forward to seeing her next season, if only to see if I was right or wrong.

Seems to actually like, or at least be able to handle, physical contact in rebound situations, so she definitely could have an impact.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Shelby Britten signed to Bendigo spirit

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Maybe Bishop to Adelaide ? In the post with smith.
Wallace at the point? Lucas coached her for university games
Sg, Wilson come home?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I'm starting to wonder if this season is even going to go ahead. Thoughts?

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

It's a fair concern. It's not like the WNBL can afford a bubble/hub type of arrangement.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Tomlinson to Adelaide

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Season cancellation could well happen. The cricket t20 world cup (scheduled for Oct-Nov) has just been postponed for a year.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Have the Flyers kept anyone that was coming off the bench last season?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I think flyers are getting Cambage and the other Blicavs.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Wnbl

Adelaide Lightning-Lucas
PG/5'9 T.Ortlepp
5’11 M.Whittle/5’10 J.Fejo
6’2 S.Talbot/SF
6’4 A.Smith/6’3 C.Brook
C/6’4 L.Tomlinson
DP


Bendigo Spirit-York
5’8 T.Lavey/5’5 S.Britten
SG/5’10 C.Mclean
6’0 M.Goulding/6’2 P.Price(A)
6’3 A.Froling/6’3 D.Skinner
6’5 C.Ernst/C
DP
6’2 P.Dunlop


Canberra Capitals-Goriss
5’6 M.Rocci/5’3 A.Cubillo
5’9 T.Tupaea/5’10 Smart
6’2 K.Froling/6’0 B.Delaney
6’2 K.Griffin/PF
6’5 M.Tolo/C
DP


Melbourne Boomers-Molloy
5’11 T.Madgen/PG
5’10 M.Garrick/SG
6’0 S.Beck/5’11 T.Farnworth
6’4 E.Magbegor/6’2 K.Purcell
6’4 C.George/6’3 P.Davidson
DP


Perth Lynx-Petrik
5’10 K.Ebzery/PG
5’10 S.Whitcomb/SG
6’0 A.Ciabattoni/6’1 A.Sharp?
6’2 D.Garbin/6’2 N.Williams
6’3 M.Allen/6’4 J.Edwards
DP


Southside Flyers-Chambers
5’5 L.Mitchell/5’10 A.Clydesdale
5’10 R.Cole/5’10 S.Blicavs?
6’1 J.O'Hea/SF
6’2 S.Blicavs/PF
6’8 L.Cambage?/C
DP


Sydney Flames-Hibbert
5’7 L.Mansfield/5’8 F.Nakkasoglu
SG/SG
5’11 A.Schwagmeyer/6’0 K.Rowe
PF/6’2 A.Maley
6’5 L.Scherf/C
DP


Townsville Fire-Seebohm
5’6 S.Heal/5’6 S.Reid
6’0 L.Nicholson/5’10 K.Gaze
6’1 M.Murray/6’0 C.Woods
6’2 N.Payne/6’4 L.Mcspadden
6’4 Z.Aokuso/6’4 M.Mckay
DP



Available potentially
6’4 Ruef
6’4 Burton
6’3 Bishop
6’3 Pizzey
6’2 Planeta - Injured
6’2 Steindl
6’2 Hellessy
6’2 Allen - overseas
6’2 Kunek - overseas
6’1 Jarry
6’1 Young
6’0 Burton
6’0 Hodge
5’11 Wilson
5’11 Brewster
5’11 D’Angelo - Injured
5’11 Wallace
5’10 Ohehir
5’10 Wehrung
5’10 Cann
5’7 Wilson
5’7 Hay
5’5 Romeo

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Trev  
Two months ago

Any Asians? Would be good to have a diverse league.

Perth looks far too strong

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Trev has gone from Lynx will finish last to "far too strong". Must be a big Jessie Edwards guy.

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Wilbur  
Two months ago

Perth had a very well balanced team oriented club. No more selfish Americans. This is the second coming.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

^ Haha, good call.
Ebzery & Whitcomb are chopped liver but it doesn't matter now that they can just sit back and watch JE terrorise the league.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Edwards is tough to guard. Where is Wallace headed? Bendigo?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Where is Wehrung going?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Surely Wehrung stays in Bendigo?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Todhunter returning to league with Spirit

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Wow, Bendigo need to fold ASAP.

Lk really needs tomtakeover.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Good chance the WNBL season doesn't go ahead

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James Harvey fan  
Two months ago

Amelia Todhunter to Spirit

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James Harvey fan  
Two months ago

Alex Sharp confirmed to Lynx

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Wilbur  
Two months ago

That's a sharp pickup for Lynx. Should finish top 2. I'm impressed with the recruiting in the post Jack Bendat era.

Well done to the organisation.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Realistically it doesn't matter who the Lynx or others are recruiting, the odds of the WNBL actually playing this season are super slim. With sicktoria in the state that they're in and borders closed in other states, particularly WA's harsh stance, a bubble is the only option. Given how poorly these athletes are paid (minimum wage is $13,000, below the poverty line!!) this option is not viable as most have other jobs aswell.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I tend to agree the likelihood of the season going ahead as planned is getting smaller by the day. I highly doubt BA/WNBL are competent enough to put in any contingency plans and are just blindly hoping this all goes away by November. I feel sorry for our women who probably can't afford for the season not to go ahead.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

It's demise would be a good thing going forward.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Demise of the WNBL??

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Yes. Force a takeover.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

By who?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Kestleman

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Would be really good if BA/WNBL actually came out and said what contingency plan they're looking at if any...

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Do you think Kestelman would be interested? Would be a great thing in my humble opinion

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

https://www.foxsports.com.au/basketball/wnbl/larry-kestelman-saved-the-nbl-now-hes-open-to-doing-the-same-for-the-wnbl/news-story/649aaa39753f4db4dab846606bfec987

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

It's BA holding the wnbl back.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

With the season already planned to start with no fans, the Vic teams could always base themselves interstate. I do understand there is a cost and players in some cases have jobs but we are still at least 3 months away. If Victoria is still in this position in 3 months time there is so much more to worry about than the WNBL

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

That's ok for Victoria but what about Perth? Would they have to play all of their games interstate. Anyone coming in to the state has to quarantine for 2 weeks so that would include the Lynx players when they return from an away trip. This is not going to change in the near future.

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Wilbur  
Two months ago

Just play every single game of the season at the Bendat Basketball Stadium.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Would be the best thing if Kestelman took over. Couldn't run the league any worse than it is atm

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I detect a bit of sarcasm there Wilbur.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

LK is in development, it's getting quiet and no punters got work to buy units, he’ll have his hands full keeping the nbl afloat let at all the wnbl. Times have changed.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Nat Burton -> Sydney Uni Flames

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James Harvey fan  
Two months ago

Interesting signing. Does she start at the 4?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Backup 5 to scherf imo.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Hoping for

5'7 L.Mansfield/5’8 F.Nakkasoglu
5’11 A.Wilson?/5’10 A.Wehrung?
5’11 A.Schwagmeyer/6’0 K.Rowe
6’2 A.Maley/6’1 S.Greaves
6’5 L.Scherf/6’4 N.Burton

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Luuuc  
Last month

Permanent resident Mikaela Ruef signs with the Caps for 2 years.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Will the WNBL still go ahead this coming season?

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Anonymous  
Last month

The fate of the WNBL and many other things is dependent on how many Victorians are selfish short sighted a-holes

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Anon  
Last month

Really can't see how the season will go ahead. There’s no money for hubs

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Anon  
Last month

There seems to be a trend in the league for Americans to get permanent residency just so they can get signed. I would love to see the WNBL put a cap on the amount of players per team.

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Anonymous  
Last month

#103 - aww is someone still a bit salty that the Caps won the title last season?

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Anon  
Last month

Really not salty at all. I more had in mind a couple of seasons ago when the Lynx had 5 Americans in their roster.

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Anonymous  
Last month

There is now a massive chance the WNBL season does not go ahead. Victoria officially in the 2nd Wave and unlikely to be open for business before October, the way NSW is going, they have one arm dangling off the edge of the cliff.

While presently being discussed by BA about hubs and due diligence being completed, I have no doubt the answer they will find is it will cost too much to do.

I think this presents an opportunity to cancel the season and put a planned effort together to help support the grass roots of Basketball to enable it to recommence stronger than ever when that time comes.

Keep as many players contracted (or subsidize some club $$) but throw them into associations to drive the participation rate up by holding clinics, skills sessions, engagement drives.

Sounds far better than players doing nothing or worse still playing a season that will be compromised by less talent, less sponsorship and maybe sending clubs to an early grave just to survive.

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Luuuc  
Last month

No they didn't

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Luuuc  
Last month

Sorry, previous post was a response to an earlier post.

There is now a massive chance the WNBL season does not go ahead

Yeah, there's time for things to change but it feels more unlikely than likely at this point. No money in this league for a Wubble :(

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Anonymous  
Last month

Support grass roots? Give me a break. Grass roots will be just fine. If they cancel the season they need to think about how they keep the competition alive and that alone. Supporting grass roots does nothing towards that.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Yep Americans that can't get an import spot all of a sudden want to become an Aussie. No issues if they have actually built a life here but the majority just want permanent residency to get on a team which is to the detriment of our Aussie girls

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Anonymous  
Last month

lol who are all these players supposedly becoming aussies just to earn chump change playing WNBL but not building a life here? names please because the ones I know of like Mitchell, Griffin, Whitcomb, Gahan, Standish, etc seem to get married and settle here for life like what more do you want? jealous Caps hating anon sure has a weird idea of what majority means.

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Anonymous  
Last month

schwagmeyer springs to mind...

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Anonymous  
Last month

If it's not an issue then why is only one naturalised Aussie allowed in the Australian Team?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Given the speed of things changing (for the better and worse) August probably isn't the time to decide if the season is going ahead in December.

Re: Imports there's not one reason, there's a number. Together they are why the Clubs and League are better off going with one import in the short term, maybe long term. Again now isn't the time to make long lasting decisions.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Blast from the past signing:

Hope Terdich -> Melbourne Boomers

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Anonymous  
Last month

Just a dp.
Who's the backup pg though?


Cambage looking lean and ripped in new Instagram post.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Izzy Wright (nee Chilcott)

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Anonymous  
Last month

I had it as

5'11 T.Madgen/PG
5’10 M.Garrick/5’10 I.Wright
6’0 S.Beck/5’11 T.Farnworth
6’4 E.Magbegor/6’2 K.Purcell
6’4 C.George/6’3 P.Davidson
DP
5’11 R.Brewster
6’4 H.Terdich


No more D’Angelo due to injury.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Boomers signed Terdich as a development player. She'd have to be 30? Why don’t they develop a junior in that spot?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Exactly. Look at the league, getting old.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sooner lk takesover the better.

How Bendigo have a wnbl side is beyond me.
Align the teams with nbl,already.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Alicia Froling -> Bendigo Spirit

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Anonymous  
Last month

Boomers are bringing back most of their 2019-20 team that couldn't win it last year. Are they hoping that all the other teams are going to be no good?

Old players as DP's and a roster full of NZ players also. Clearly not developing anything for the future.

When do we have NZ players as imports?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Heard that Bendigo signed Jennie Rentala

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Anonymous  
Last month

Could Lucas bring bringing universade backcourt together?

Wallace
Wehrung
Talbot
Smith
C - who's available? Hannan still play basketball?

Ortlepp
Fejo
Whittle
Brook
Tomlinson


Maybe smith plays c and Talbot pf...

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Anon  
Last month

#226 Guy Molloy just looking after his own job, developing NZ players. Couldn't care less about developing Aussies

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Anon  
Last month

Jenny Rintala, nice person but another American that couldn't get an import spot that’s become an Aussie. I rest my case

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Anonymous  
Last month

How can you criticise when there are so few nz players in wnbl and lots n lots in nbl but no one says a thing.


Only 5 kiwis and 5 naturalised in the wnbl amongst 90+ players

Close to 20 kiwis in nbl.

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Anonymous  
Last month

#235 - Rintala has been here for about the last 5 years playing SBL before she went to Adelaide. Fairly sure by now she has set up a life for herself so why wouldn't she want to become an Aussie? Same applies to Ruef, who I am sure you were referring to in your last uneducated comment. Been in Australia for years. Move on mong

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Luuuc  
Last month

Agreed. Total non-issue.

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Anonymous  
Last month

WNBL won't be going ahead

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's Mitchell v Whitcomb for opals spot, that’s all that matters for the naturalised.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Boag to Flames, too many front court players.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Which Boag, Chris or Carly?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Carly

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Anon  
Last month

226 Guy Molloy just looking after his own job, developing NZ players. Couldn't care less about developing Aussies

Why are NZ players not considered imports, ?
Agree they should be developing Australian players, not filling a roster with NZs national squad, is Molloy still the head coach for NZ Tall Ferns

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Anonymous  
Last month

Do the players who signed 1 year deals have to play for those same teams even if the season doesn't start until 2022

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Camel 31  
Last month

Smith about fifty percent of Griffin.
We got no guards other than Mitchell and Whitcomb

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Anonymous  
Last month

Top tier professional sport is a business. KPI's are centred on wins/losses, bums on seats and corporate sponsorship, not what young players have you developed. That is the role of second and third tier leagues, state leagues and junior representative clubs. Why people post the same rubbish bashing Molloy baffles me. He is paid to win games and put a product on the floor that attracts fans and sponsors. The Boomers have made the finals three years straight, have reasonable crowds and good sponsors (unless all of those signs are given away for free). He is doing his job.

Anyone know how many Vic juniors get to run through Boomers training sessions or development squad sessions before they head to CoE or US college?

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Anonymous  
Last month

And what baffles everyone else is how Molloy's rubbish performance gets tolerated in that business you described.

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Let's hope Boomers board wake up to Molloy, what a terrible coach he is.
Cast of stars, but never a flag.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Teams almost complete now, maybe only 8-10 spots left.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cambage to flyers finally official. Too high risk for the WNBA, but can play in a comp that is unlikely to be able to afford to have any significant protections in place...

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Different timeframe though mate, wnbl season is 8 months after wnba

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Anonymous  
Last month

How can flyers lose lol

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Anonymous  
Last month

Lost a ton of weight, very lean now.

Will she still be able to bully people down low.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Yes, but only if the WNBL refs "have learned how to ref her"

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Anonymous  
Last month

Flyers starting 5 all opals.

Retirement for liz after Tokyo likely. Huge hit for the n.t given our lack of depth.
No more Bunton, Tolo, George etc.
Up to frolings, smith, Magbegor, Aokuso and scherf

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Anonymous  
Last month

Retiring at 30 after Tokyo is odd.
Has another Olympics in her to France 2024. She'll be only 33 then.

Must be successful outside of basketball with her other businesses etc to retire.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Think she'll be on till 2022 aus home WC.

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Anonymous  
Last month

What players should be picked up from state leagues?

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Wilbur  
Last month

What's the point of having a season when Flyers are going to win it in a cakewalk and eat it too.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Perth on a good day could beat them.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Surprised no ones picked up nz pf gapare, Essex also playing well in qbl. Dp perhaps

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Anonymous  
Last month

#001 There's been a lot of talk in the west about Ash Isenbarger formerly Grant and why she isn't signed. Posting big numbers and previously played WNBL. Good pick up but lists seem to be pretty full now? Lot of good young ones running around in the comp over west. Would pay for the eastern staters to have a good look

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Anonymous  
Last month

Teams need centres mainly.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Southside and capitals only team that needs backup pf.

Perth potentially if they move a few people around.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Maybe but unlikely,

5'10 K.Ebzery/5’10 T.Burrows
5’10 S.Whitcomb/6’0 A.Ciabittoni
6’1 A.Sharp/6’1 N.Williams
6’2 D.Garbin/6’2 A.Isenbarger
6’3 M.Allen/6’4 J.Edwards

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Anonymous  
Last month

from a victorian, I've only got positive things to say about Ash Isenbarger when she played over here. Superb human being!! that is seriously wasted not being signed

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James Harvey fan  
Last month

There are definitely lesser players getting a gig.

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Rhea23  
Earlier this month

Wonder where AllyWilson will get signed to

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Think Wilson and Wallace will be at Adelaide. Wehrung not sure. Bendigo are all signed unless price doesn't count.

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anon  
Earlier this month

looking at the WNBL free agency team tracker , few teams have signed all ten/12 players, Flyers may have their starting 5 but who else do they have, if they go into a bubble with 3/4 games per week for 7/8 weeks, they will all need decent bench support to get through that type of scheduling....cant see Cambage being able to keep up that,
Southside Flyers have 5 signed
Bendigo Spirit 10
Canberra capitals 9
Sydney Flames 8
Melbourne Boomers 10 but 2 are DPs
Adelaide Lightening are showing only 4 signed players
Townsville Fire 8
Perth Lynx 8

so still potential for up to 28 more signings, unless that tracker isnt up to date

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Yeah it's wrong.
10 contract spots left.
Most teams will have 2-4 dps.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

A-7
B-10
C-9
M-9
P-9
SFlames-10
SFlyers-6
T-10

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ANON  
Two weeks ago

A-7
B-10
C-9
M-9
P-9
SFlames-10
SFlyers-6
T-10

So 10 contact spots plus 16 DP places

Still a few players to find then

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Most dps are already signed.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Guessing most but something like..


A Johnson, Basham, Lubcke?
B Dunlop,
C Reilly, Wheatley?
SFlames Henderson, Morgan, West?
SFlyers Gilliam, oneill?
M Brewster, Terdich
P ?
T Fabbro

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

Pineau to Bendigo is a good pick up and adds some rebounding and size

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Steph Blicavs as backup sg for flyers.


Just a sf and centre to get..

Southside Flyers-C.Chambers
5'5 L.Mitchell/5’10 A.Clydesdale
5’10 R.Cole/5’10 S.Blicavs
6’1 J.O'Hea/
6’2 S.Blicavs/6’3 R.Pizzey
6’8 L.Cambage/
DP


Maybe jarry at sf?
Not many bigs around.
Wa-Isenbarger, Steindl, sa-Lubcke, Thompson, nsw-West qld-Essex, nz-gapare, who else?

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

who else?

Good question. The Flyers really need to nail these last couple of signings if they are serious about being competitive!

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Clear favourites obviously but they still need 10 players.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Will cambage even turn up if it is a Season in a bubble?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

There will be a few players I think that will not turn up if it is a bubble.

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

There will be a few players I think that will not turn up if it is a bubble.


Why wouldn't they turn up, it’s not going to be for that long, back by Christmas is it goes ahead , which listening to some of the coaches "interviews" on some club sites, it’s likely.

Though it wouldn’t surprise anyone if Cambage bails, the question will be, will they take families with them.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Highly unlikely to be in QLD now

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James Harvey fan  
Last week

Ash Isenbarger (nee Grant) confirmed to Lynx.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Complete

Perth Lynx-R.Petrik
5'10 K.Ebzery/5’10 T.Burrows
5’10 S.Whitcomb/6’0 A.Ciabittoni
6’1 A.Sharp/6’1 N.Williams
6’2 D.Garbin/6’2 A.Isenbarger
6’3 M.Allen/6’4 J.Edwards

Plus a couple of dps.

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Anon  
Last week

Nice line-up

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Anonymous  
Last week

Dps probably Williams, Strelein and a big.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Perth Lynx looking good and nice to see they're signing local talent!

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ANON  
Last week

Still a few teams need to finalise their rosters , or announce players if they have

Only Sydney Perth and Townsville now have 10 roster spots filled
Melbourne still need backup PG
Adelaide need a PG and back up centre
Canberra, still have one spot for a 4/5
Bendigo need a back up 5 , unless they plan on using their two DPS in Pineau and Price to fill the openings
But Flyers need three spots filled, and of Cambage bails from the bubble scenario they will be needing a prayer , on paper their starters certainly have the edge over all the other teams
But guarantee their entire team will be based around Cambage .

Seems the bubble looks like is happening if teams are still signing players

Question is where and when

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Anonymous  
Last week

About time Isenbarger got signed.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Nth Qld Bubble - Townsville & Cairns (Bunnings). Better have a sausage stall there. Season start first week of November.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Qld government must have made their second backflip after all the bad publicity for the Canberra woman who couldn't attend her fathers funeral. And it was 3 FNQ towns not 2

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Anonymous  
Last week

#790 Oh dear not really up with the real news are you?

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Anonymous  
Last week

Yeah I am. QLD went cold. Then clearly changed their mind. Now it's 12 November to 20 December still in the 3 centres but predominately Townsville. Sorry, does that dent your ego hero?

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Anonymous  
Last week

Oh and a one game GF. Sorry #798, are you ok?

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Anonymous  
Last week

The whole deal with the funeral was a PMO beat up. The daughter of the man who died came out against the PM for what he did. Qld lost nothing from what happened but I guess the truth doesn't support your position so you just chose to ignore that.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Yeah if that is what you think nice. 12th November isn't 1st week so it's cool you're around the mark. NBL won't be going to QLD for the above reason but you know that already don't you spud

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Anonymous  
Last week

ANON - You must have missed the announcement of Jennie Rintala for Bendigo on 9th September so they now have 10 spots filled (and 3 DP's).

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Anon  
Last week

Perth

Perth Lynx-R.Petrik
5'10 K.Ebzery/5'10 T.Burrows
5’10 S.Whitcomb/6’0 A.Ciabittoni
6’1 A.Sharp/6’1 N.Williams
6’2 D.Garbin/6’2 A.Isenbarger
6’3 M.Allen/6’4 J.Edwards

DP


Southside Flyers-C.Chambers
5'5 L.Mitchell/5’10 A.Clydesdale
5’10 R.Cole/5’10 S.Blicavs
6’1 J.O'Hea/
6’2 S.Blicavs/6’3 R.Pizzey
6’8 L.Cambage/
DP

Melb-Molloy

5'11 T.Madgen/PG
5’10 M.Garrick/5’10 I.Wright
6’0 S.Beck/5’11 T.Farnworth
6’4 E.Magbegor/6’2 K.Purcell
6’4 C.George/6’3 P.Davidson
DP
5’11 R.Brewster 6’4 H.Terdich


Sydney Flames-Hibbert
5’7 L.Mansfield/5’8 F.Nakkasoglu
SG/SG 5'11 O'heir/6’0 K.Rowe
5’11 A.Schwagmeyer/6'0 S Greaves
PF/6’2 A.Maley/ N Burton
6’5 L.Scherf/6'4 Boag
DP

Adelaide Lightning-Lucas
PG/5'9 T.Ortlepp
5’11 M.Whittle/5’10 J.Fejo
6’2 S.Talbot/SF C Smith
6’4 A.Smith/6’3 C.Brook
C/6’4 L.Tomlinson
DP


Bendigo Spirit-York
5’8 T.Lavey/5’5 S.Britten
SG 5'4 A Toddhunter/5’10 C.Mclean
6’0 M.Goulding/6’1 P.Price(Amateur)
6’3 A.Froling/6’2 D.Skinner
6’5 C.Ernst/6'4 J Rintala
DP's
6’2 P.Dunlop 6'2 G.Pineau


Canberra Capitals-Goriss
5’6 M.Rocci/5’3 A.Cubillo
5’9 T.Tupaea/5’10 Smart
6’2 K.Froling/6’0 B.Delaney
6’2 K.Griffin/
6’5 M.Tolo/M Ruef
DP

Townsville Fire-Seebohm
5’6 S.Heal/5’6 S.Reid
6’0 L.Nicholson/5’10 K.Gaze
6’1 M.Murray/6’0 C.Woods
6’2 N.Payne/6’4 L.Mcspadden
6’4 Z.Aokuso/6’4 M.Mckay
DP


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Anon  
Last week


Townsville Fire-Seebohm
5'6 S.Heal/5’6 S.Reid
6’0 L.Nicholson/5’10 K.Gaze
6’1 M.Murray/6’0 C.Woods
6’2 N.Payne/6’4 L.Mcspadden
6’4 Z.Aokuso/6’4 M.Mckay
DP

Absolutely no experience in their PG position , they will use Nicholson in that role and the other two as backups surely !?

Same as their centres, one coming off injury, the other out of college. A shadow of the former Fire, look to be in rebuild mode.

Melbourne and Adelaide apparently have their PGs just not announced yet , so just two 5s and two 4s to be found before the start of November........not too many bigs ready for WNBL that are Australian made around right now .

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Anonymous  
Last week

The fire are just fine with Heal,and Reid.


Adelaide
Adelaide Lightning-C.Lucas
5'11 K.Wallace?/5’9 T.Ortlepp
5’11 A.Wilson?/5’10 J.Fejo
5’11 M.Whittle/6’1 C.Smith
6’2 S.Talbot/6’3 C.Brook
6’4 A.Smith/6’4 L.Tomlinson
DP
5’10 J.Johnson?
5’10 B.Basham?
6’2 S.Lubcke?

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Anonymous  
Last week

Or lined up,as

Adelaide Lightning-C.Lucas
5'11 K.Wallace?/5'9 T.Ortlepp
5’11 A.Wilson?/5’10 J.Fejo
6’2 S.Talbot/5’11 M.Whittle
6’1 C.Smith/6’3 C.Brook
6’4 A.Smith/6’4 L.Tomlinson

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Anonymous  
Last week

Does Bendigo add wehrung? With price as amateur?

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Anonymous  
Last week

Every year from next year should have more talent coming in from college.

At least 3-4 from this group next year...
Mangakahia
Bibby
Clarke
Dufficy
Anastasieska
Ogier

Should have atleast 3-4 per year Entering wnbl that are pro level. Atm it's 1 maybe 2 getting a spot.

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