highsocks
Last year

Josh Giddey Tokyo question?

Was Josh Giddey not selected for the Tokyo Olympics or did he make himself unavailbe to prepare for the draft.

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Isaac  
Last year

Rising star Josh Giddey has been left out of the Boomers' 12-man squad gunning for gold at the Tokyo Olympics.

The 18-year-old Giddey is expected to go early in this month's NBA draft but could not find a spot in Brian Goorjian's rotation.

Instead in a nod to the strength of the squad, the NBL rookie of the year was relegated to one of three emergency spots.

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highsocks  
Last year

I wonder what the coaches and selectors think of that decision now?

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Anonymous  
Last year

I'm sure they are comfortable with that decision. There are massive differences between the NBA and FIBA games.

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Senator11  
Last year

I would say they told Giddey this is the biggest time in his career preparing for the draft and that he would have plenty of years ahead as a Boomer. Seems like the right decision for him IMO.

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RobT  
Last year

Double-edged sword there. He plays in Tokyo like he is playing now, he goes No1, if he clangs, Ouch!

Think Senator11 is spot on.

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Anonymous  
Last year

He wasnt making the team, he was there for exp

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Curtley  
Last year

You'd think he'd have contributed better than Sobey, but he was coming off an NBL season where Sobey was the better player. I do think at the time it was the right decision.

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ME  
Last year

The Boomers went on to win their first ever medal. No harm, no foul. These questions may be worth asking if they hadn't. But at the time, they were looking at a kid who was inexperienced and juggling actually between Josh Green and Josh Giddey - not Sobey - for that 'Youngin's' spot. Green was deemed to be more ready, although I think we can say at this point of development, Giddey is well ahead, and NBA game time will do that for you.

The main thing is that Giddey has not become disenfranchised with the program. He's not like Simmons in that he doesn't expect special treatment or to get spots for what he may become. Giddey is going to be one of the leaders of the 2024 Olympic team.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yeah, I don't think Giddey took it as a slight, and we can expect to see him in future Boomers campaigns (although perhaps dependent on his NBA situation).

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Anonymous  
Last year

>1995 stock - Top 20?

Pg-Giddey02-Exum95-Proctor04-Armstrong02
Sg-Daniels03-Vasljevic97-Glover98-King02
Sf-Thybulle97-Green00-Travers01-Galloway02
Pf-Simmons96-Cooks95-White97-Maker00
C-Landale95-Reath96-Humphries98-Magnay98


Could be better at sg but otherwise decent squad for future.
Missing anyone?

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Anonymous  
Last year

The way Will McDowell-White has been playing this season, I'd have thought he’d be high on the potentials list.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Galloway, not on what has been presented so far.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Jaylin galloway not kyrin

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Anonymous  
Last year

Sobey was better. Simple.

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Anonymous  
Last year

It was between Giddey and green goorj said.

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JT  
Last year

I'd say both parties are happy with the outcome.

Boomers won an historic medal.

The way Giddey managed his draft preparation demonstrably helped raised his stock. Teams loved his workouts.

He will almost certainly play for us next go round.

Win/win/win

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ME  
Last year

Will McDowell-White is firmly in the Paris conversation I'd think. At point guard you have Josh Giddey/Simmons (?!?!)/Delly/Exum and then probably McDowell-White as the top candidates as of today.

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Kev  
Last year

Giddy has another 4 olympics in him, likely leading the team in the next 3. He showed more heart in the trading sessions than Simmons has displayed ever.
Considering our draft selections and injuries, the best choice occurred.

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