Simmons25 wrote: GimmeDat wrote:
If true and he bailed because of that.. that's pathetic and he should never represent Australia again.
Yeah most Aus bball fans, assuming it's true, are pretty pissed off. Especially after he committed, made it into the final cut (other NBA players didn't even make the team) and played 2 warmup games while we're trying to gel. Even Simmons had the courtesy to pull out before camp at least. Funny thing is Jonah played great last game and figured to have a growing role on the team.
Let's be honest he is not getting a starting spot ahead of Mills, Ingles, Baynes, Dellavedova and Bogut... and the guy who has taken his minutes Jock Landale has probably been the best player on the floor the entire camp. These Gen Z'ers man...
I would consider Baynes and Bogut 5's so Bolden is still in play for lots of PF minutes. Landale is a great fit offensively in the starting lineup, is a defensive liability but in a defensively strong lineup can be hidden better. I think Jonah's a better player when you consider the defense and passing though, so I'm a bit surprised he didn't get the initial starting nod (though they were just trying different lineups).
He still had a significant role to play and not having him will be a big loss.