I don't think it's worth engaging the Kay haters. Kay is a well established and pretty consistent international player now. He was huge at the world cup, especially in the semi final against Spain, and he was huge again for us today. Is the problem that his lay ups aren't throw down jams? Does he not look sexy enough? Whatever the issue, they exist solely in the brains of a few anonymous posters and not those of basketball coaches, basketball players, or anyone with an operating brain.
"Goulding can shoot but can't defend. Would rather have josh green playing more minutes"
Successful coaches with over 20 years of professional experience disagree with you. But I suppose you know more, from the vantage point of your armchair of infinite wisdom.
"It's an exhibition game people...coaches don't want to get their players hurt and I'm sure they're not going to show all their cards regarding plays during these games. Relax and just enjoy the games vs over-reading the games. When it's time to suit up for the actual Olympics - then you can really start to bagging on them."
A win against, easily, the most talented team on the planet isn't something to just shrug off. It means we're going to be a team to reckon with at the Olympics. But more than that, what impressed me is seeing players play their roles, make shots, make the right plays, and play smart. If we played the same way yet lost I would still have been pretty high on what I saw from the team, especially given how much they've improved since the Argentina game. But let's face it, USA would have had motivation internally to win that game. They might be working through things but they were unable to get it done. That's credit to the Boomers.
"You dumb ass
Kay and sobey still suck."
Your views on Kay have been entirely discredited and you're fighting an uphill battle against evidence, logic and reason to even try to keep that going.
As for Sobey, you might have some grounds there. Sobey hasn't looked particularly useful in any of the games yet. If the team is still high on him I'd give him the floor tomorrow to do whatever he likes for a good 20 minutes against the Nigerians. If he cant make something happen, I'd be moving him on for Giddey or Cooks seeing as we need length and athleticism at the 4.
I for one celebrated Sobey finding his way into the team. It was a great story of determination, willpower and hardwork. But the rubber is starting to meet the road now, and if he keeps looking like a deer in the headlights and someone you cant trust out there, then the dream may have to end for Nathan Sobey.