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Post#401 » by Kobblehead » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:42 pm

Were they playing Jock Landale at PF?
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Post#402 » by Negrodamus » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:21 pm

It seems Australian fans are blowing their load over the FIBA World Cup and not taking the long view of the Olympics. I'd be more concerned about alienating NBA players that could help on a bigger stage than something that is really an afterthought. Perhaps my perspective is skewed from an American POV where I don't even think of the FIBA World Cup.
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Post#403 » by moistie » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:01 am

Negrodamus wrote:It seems Australian fans are blowing their load over the FIBA World Cup and not taking the long view of the Olympics. I'd be more concerned about alienating NBA players that could help on a bigger stage than something that is really an afterthought. Perhaps my perspective is skewed from an American POV where I don't even think of the FIBA World Cup.
The trouble is, if Australia do not do well enough at the World Cup they may not qualify for the Olympics.

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Post#404 » by Sixerscan » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:21 am

moistie wrote:
Negrodamus wrote:It seems Australian fans are blowing their load over the FIBA World Cup and not taking the long view of the Olympics. I'd be more concerned about alienating NBA players that could help on a bigger stage than something that is really an afterthought. Perhaps my perspective is skewed from an American POV where I don't even think of the FIBA World Cup.
The trouble is, if Australia do not do well enough at the World Cup they may not qualify for the Olympics.

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They're ranked like 20 spots higher than everyone in their zone. They could qualify with just Delly, his siblings and extended family.
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Re: Welcome Jonah Bolden 

Post#405 » by Babylove » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:45 am

Negrodamus wrote:It seems Australian fans are blowing their load over the FIBA World Cup and not taking the long view of the Olympics. I'd be more concerned about alienating NBA players that could help on a bigger stage than something that is really an afterthought. Perhaps my perspective is skewed from an American POV where I don't even think of the FIBA World Cup.

I don’t think Australian fans mind that he’s pulled out, but they’ve got a problem with the how, when and why. People were disappointed when Simmons pulled out because he didn’t think he could do two offseason in a row with the Boomers and wanted to prioritise the Olympics, but no one was really angry about it. With Jonah, he pulled out half way through our World Cup preparation reportedly because he spat the dummy with the coach over his role within the team and the amount of minutes he was getting in games where Andrej Lemanis was clearly testing out combinations.
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Post#406 » by jpengland » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:21 pm

Philly are one of the teams I watch most closely of late.

Bolden looks primed for a breakout year and to become a solid rotation piece from what I have seen. Do Philly fans feel the same way?

He has what looks to be a good three ball, runs the floor well, switches well and can offer a little rim protection. He looked to me like once the game slows down for him, he could be a legitimately hood NBA player.
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Post#407 » by LloydFree » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:34 pm

jpengland wrote:Philly are one of the teams I watch most closely of late.

Bolden looks primed for a breakout year and to become a solid rotation piece from what I have seen. Do Philly fans feel the same way?

He has what looks to be a good three ball, runs the floor well, switches well and can offer a little rim protection. He looked to me like once the game slows down for him, he could be a legitimately hood NBA player.

Bolden has a lot of talent, but the Coach doesn't trust him yet. Bolden makes too many mistakes on defense and fouls so much he can't stay on the court when they need him.
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Post#408 » by 76ciology » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:53 am

jpengland wrote:Philly are one of the teams I watch most closely of late.

Bolden looks primed for a breakout year and to become a solid rotation piece from what I have seen. Do Philly fans feel the same way?

He has what looks to be a good three ball, runs the floor well, switches well and can offer a little rim protection. He looked to me like once the game slows down for him, he could be a legitimately hood NBA player.


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Re: Welcome Jonah Bolden 

Post#409 » by Monix » Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:54 pm

adopting Horford as a mentor would be Bolden's best bet going forward

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