Anonymous
Last year

2023 World Cup Squad

Only two years away.

Dellavedova out?
Mills in.
Ingles potential in?
Kay in
Landale in
Baynes potential out?
Reath unlikely
Exum likely in
Sobey out
Goulding out
Thybulle in.
Green in.

Other names to be considered
Giddey should have played in 2021.
Simmons ?? Lol who knows.
Magnay
Humphries
Daniels
Cooks
Mojave Ķing
S Froling
Vasilijevic
Travers

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Captain Jack  
Last year

My 2023 Squad at this stage is

Giddey
Exum
Mills
Green
Daniels
Ingles
Thybulle
Landale
Kay
Baynes or Humphries
Reath
Cooks

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Nostraballmus  
Last year

Go away. We are in mourning here.

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koberulz  
Last year

This couldn't wait three days?

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Perthworld  
Last year

JFC - way too early.

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Curtley  
Last year

Too soon

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Anonymous  
Last year

Do people actually think Australia was going to beat USA.

Thanks Captain Jack but not Reath.

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Anonymous  
Last year

To far away, guys still injured, some might be injured between now and then and form can change multiple times.

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LV  
Last year

Way too early

But I would just say, for those who are writing the Boomers off and/or thinking about the future- Giddey will be a star. An 18 year old with that much talent and a good head on his shoulders, only injuries (or an agent giving him bad advice) will keep him from being a Boomers star for the next 15 years.

Patty and Ingles might have some left in the tank.

But with Giddey, Thybulle, Landale and Exum- (plus maybe Green who I haven't seen a lot of)- the Boomers should have a strong core for the next 4 major tournaments- 2023/24 and 2026/27.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Youth is on our side going forward
Humphries 1998.
Giddey 2002
Magnay 1998
King 2002
Noi 1997
S Froling 2000
Reath 1996
Simmons 1996
Vasilijevic 1997
M Maker 2000
T Maker 1997??
Green 2000
Daniels 2003
Proctor 2004
J White 1997
Okwera 2002
Galloway 2002
Travers 2001
Plus Exum and Landale both 1995.

That's 20 players all 26 or less that will lead us through 2023/24/27/28 campaigns.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Time to prepare for new era. Delly, Ingles and Baynes are done, hopefully can send them off with bronze. Move on from Exum, just because he was once a lottery pick doesn't mean automatic spot. Target players in early 20s so they can grow as a group with a Mills there to provide link to past, experience and representing country.
The real question is coach. Please no more Brian. Doesn't have to be full time or based in Australia. Get someone with enthusiasm, plenty of great coaches in Europe. Don't bother with American, they only get win by sheer talent, takes them time to acclimate to FIBA, so would coach. No more retreads like Brian, Brown or Lemanis.
There's a solid nucleus for us, especially in the big man department. If Giddey, Green and co can progress then future looks ok. And wild card is Simmons. Everyone is going to have a moan about his commitment, but you never know if he can turn things around.

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KWhite_Rulz  
Last year

Calling it early - Simmons ain't playing.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Let's worry about the bronze game first ffs

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Anonymous  
Last year

I wish some these punters would tell me the lotto numbers, some of the names mentioned are so far off it and really have done nothing.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Simmons-Exum
Mills-Daniels-?SG
Thybulle-Green
Kay-White
Landale-Humphries-?C

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Anonymous  
Last year

^ Giddey be PG and Simmons will be a PF.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Think we should wait to see how Giddey plays first....

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Anonymous  
Last year

Way too soon. But our youth is promising and much better what we had 10 years ago. Simmons hopefully matured by 2024 where embedded is no longer babied by his manager.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Simmons might be at Olympics, probably for USA though.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Although we might have a better team in 24, the opponents significantly improve also.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Lol People... Simmons cannot play for USA as he played for the Boomers already.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I believe you can swap countries, there is a cyclist riding for NZ in the Olympics that road for Australia in the previous Olympics.

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Perthworld  
Last year

What happens in cycling is irrelevant to basketball as eligibility is dependant on the policies of the federation of each individual sport.

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Anonymous  
Last year

You can switch, I think it's 5 games max but no WC or olympics.

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Perth fan.  
Last year

Jahlil Okafor played for USA in 2012 under 17 World Cup ( was MVP actually) now of course he is playing for Nigerian national team in these Olympics.
Though it's Nigeria and their rules are probably different to ours :)

My post may not be relavent to Simmons but worth noting a player has represented two nations, I'm sure other players have too.

Leroy Loggins was selected for USA team in 1980 who boycotted the Moscow Olympics but 12 years later played for the Boomers in Barcelona, again different circumstances.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Exum
Mills
Thybulle
Simmons
Landale

Giddey
Daniels
Green
(Kay or White or cooks) - will be tough call in 3 years time.
Humphries

1 of Vasljevic, king, proctor, Glover
1 of maker, Reath, Magnay, froling, Hunter

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Anonymous  
Last year

Perth fan- problem with Simmons he has already played at senior level for the Boomers. We were close to getting Irving play for the Boomers but wanted play under Coach K.

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Anonymous  
Last year

What's the go with Daniels? When can he draft? What is he expected to go?

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Anonymous  
Last year

#16 in the 2022 draft

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Anonymous  
Last year

Simmons not taking any call from 76ers management or Embid, the mans sulking and imo will never play for Australia.

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Anonymous  
Last year

He wants gsw, he just got a house there and his girl works in cali

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Anonymous  
Last year

I hope they trade to ever gives them the best deal, he's had it his way all the time.

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Perth fan.  
Last year

Giddey and Humphries along with Simmons if available would be the key ins for 2023.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I think Daniels will be ahead of Giddey in 2 years.
If we have simmons, exum, mills and Daniels, no need for Giddey as a pg or sg or wing if ingles if fit at 36


Simmons
Mills
Thybulle
Kay
Landale

Exum
Daniels-Green
Ingles
(White or Cooks)
Humphries-(Reath or Maker)


I think ingles is 45/55 23 WC, 5/95 for Olympics in 24. If not green will be sf and maybe Vasljevic gets his shot or Giddey.

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Anonymous  
Last year

People really putting Giddey on a pedestal. Yes he was pick 6 but could be a bust.
Exum was 5 and people don't want him on the team which is crazy after that olympics.
Giddey has done nothing, nothing and people want him to start in 2023.

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JT  
Last year

Who is his competition though? He doesn't exist in a vacuum.

Delly and Sobey will be fading.

The only other guys in contention are the NBL guys. Who is going to surpass him? McCarron? Norton? McDowell-White? Naar?

I would put a healthy amount of money on him being a fixture in the team for the entirety of his career. Using Exum as a comparison is hilarious, because the same applied to him despite not living up to his draft status. He's been a walk up start to the Boomers whenever he's healthy.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Simons exum mills

We don't need another pg



I would like to see Giddey over 1-2 seasons before making a call on his boomers future.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Giddey has no nbl comparison, obviously.

But we have 3 nba guys and it'll be 4 after this season that can play there.

Atm, Giddey is out until we see him in the nba.

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JT  
Last year

He narrowly missed the Olympic team as an 18 year old. Don't be daft. He's clearly in the 12 from this point on.

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JT  
Last year

Mills plays exclusively as a 2 in the national team. He isn't moving to the 1 as he slows down.

Simmons has given no indication of playing yet, nor does his presence mean Giddey misses. Giddey has shown commitment to the cause.

No coach is going to turn down having a '6"8 playmaker on the team. You combine that with Simmons, Thybulle etc and you have a scary, switchable line-up.

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Anonymous  
Last year

No guy will turn down?

Did goorj choose Sobey over Giddey....


Maybe have some patience, give it 6 months…

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JT  
Last year

What year will be in six months time? When is the World Cup?

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RobT  
Last year

I like that full squad above but surprised that Baynes did not get a vote, even in the "or" column.

We have Humph at the "big-banger" spot, but for mine Baynes, if healthy, has got to be part of the discussion. But, at whose expense?

What if Broekhoff is on-song?

And if Simmons gets another "chance", does Bolden?



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Perth fan.  
Last year

Simmons will probably get another chance, he also still plays in the NBA.
Bolden does not.

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Hoopie  
Last year

By all means let's give Simmons and Bolden and Daniels and co the opportunity to try out for the Boomers, as long as it’s recognised that it’s an opportunity not a commitment.

If they fit into the culture (which includes on-going commitment and acceptance of whatever roles are required), provide important skills and are good enough across a wide range of skills, then you would expect them to have an excellent chance of playing for Australia.

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ME  
Last year

I think we can safely assume Giddey will make the next Boomers team. lol. He was already one of the best guards in the NBL when they left so I doubt he gets superseded by an aging Delly and a not-very-good-anyway Sobey.

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JT  
Last year

Bolden probably needs to resume basketball activities in some form before thinking about the Boomers

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Anonymous  
Last year

2023 only (Atm I got)

6'8 Giddey-6’5 Exum
6’0 Mills-6’6 Daniels-6’5 King
6’5 Thybulle-6’5 Green
6’10 Simmons-6’9 Kay-7’0 Maker
6’11 Landale-6’11 Humphries


Reserves - best 2 options prediction in 2023.
Mccarron pg
Norton pg
Vasljevic sg
Goulding sg
Creek sf
Travers sf
White pf
Cooks pf
Magnay c
Reath c


Cant see these guys making it
Delly 33
Sobey 33
Broekhoff 33
Ingles 36
Baynes 37

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RobT  
Last year

Great looking roster.

6'8 Giddey-6'5 Exum
6’0 Mills-6’6 Daniels-6’5 King
6’5 Thybulle-6’5 Green
6’10 Simmons-6’9 Kay-7’0 Maker
6’11 Landale-6’11 Humphries

Good to see that Simmons is listed as a forward. We all know and expect him to PG as well which is excellent (internal) insurance to cover Giddey and Exum

Some-how, I would like to see any of White pf, Cooks pf, Magnay c, Reath c, included.

I find it more than difficult to admit that Magnay isn't a certainty as a 4. He started his career well, very well. Developed and had a great "coming-of-age" season at Bullets that saw him get a chance at the NBA. It didn't work out, he's back. But surely he can get that form back over the next year and a half to two years. It's not as though he's aging, had serious injuries, has bad attitude. He has had 1 chance, with 1 team that decided that they did not want him over others they wanted more. Sorta like in the Boomers. We can't fit everyone in. But the form he took to the USA (and seems to have left there) would be valued in the Boomers. But who makes way for any of the reserves.

White is another one. Instant, high-level impact in the NBL displaying excellent skills and exceptional IQ. If Simmons is required at PG, reckon White would be a good replacement. Not to do what Simmons does, Simmons is still there and can do that himself, even from the PG position.

Saddens me that you "Cant see these guys, Delly 33, Sobey 33, Broekhoff 33, Ingles 36 and Baynes 37 making it". Baynes in particular. Half expect the others to wind down their exceptional service in the Boomers, but Baynes? He has done nothing to warrant his omission. Possibly our best and most experienced Centre after Bogut. Does this mean that the injury has finished his career?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Which Maker ?, the one coming off the bench in Israel or the kings guys.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Cant have King and Thybulle as both were not born in Australia.

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ME  
Last year

I wouldn't be betting against Ingles on the team. Assuming he's playing in 2 years - my guess he is - then the back up SF spot is his to lose and I don't see Mojave King leap frogging him for it.

As for Baynes, he'll be a bit older. the difference between Baynes and Ingles is there are a few replacements for Baynes - Humphries espeically - whereas I dont think too many guys in our squad can do what Ingles does.

I'd want to see King and Green contribute in the NBA before really locking them in.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Not sure the rules with king as he has not been here since 2 but no citizenship

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Anonymous  
Last year

Just 2023 WC

Simmons-Giddey
Mills-(2 of Daniels-Green-Exum)
Thybulle-Ingles
Kay-White
Landale-Humphries-(1 of Maker-Reath-Magnay)

Many different combinations, not necessarily the s5

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Anonymous  
Last year

I'm not liking ingles chances for 2023 onwards, been really slow and poor so far.


Giddey-Exum
Mills-Daniels-Green
Thybulle-Creek
Simmons-Kay
Landale-Magnay-Reath

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Anonymous  
Last year

Armstrong is a real shot for 23 imo.
King can't play if Thybulle is on the team, that correct?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Are you meaning Armstrong who had 7 turnovers yesterday??
If so we know he is hyped by his Tas connections but this is out there!!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yeah he was bad against texas but He has draft hype already For 2022

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Anonymous  
Last year

https://twitter.com/Sam_Vecenie/status/1463725970221789190?s=20

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Anonymous  
Last year

I wouldn't cross out Ingles or Baynes as yet. Both have been stalwarts of the Boomers team and have a huge veteran influence.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Baynes at 37-38 won't be there, dreamin.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Will Simmons have played a game by then, Sixers are not giving in.

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Cram  
Last year

Goorj said in a webinar today he expects all 12 guys from this year's team to be in contention for the 23 worlds and 24 Olympics and expects Joe and Patty to be there

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Anonymous  
Last year

He said that they would be around the program amongst all those coming through.
Even joe said he may not make the team but would still be around the team.

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