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No Opals, how about Abby the Boomer?Tweet
THE WNBL's Melbourne Boomers have lost co-captain Elyse Penaluna for the 2016-17 season but I'm hearing Abby Bishop will be her likely replacement.
A championship winner with the Boomers in 2010-11, Penaluna has had persistent knee issues and has made the call to have surgery, outing her for the season.
Bishop, the league MVP in 2015 - interrupting close pal Suzy Batkovic's run of four MVPs in the past five years - is believed to have responded to a Boomers' SOS.
Cut from the ill-fated Rio Olympics Opals - along with Batkovic and fellow WNBA players Jenna O'Hea and Rebecca Allen - Bishop would be a huge pick-up for the Boomers on the eve of a cut-throat season.
Now on the Boomers staff, Lauren Jackson is a close friend of Bishop's and former teammate at both Seattle Storm and Canberra Capitals.
Think she might be in the recruiting mix somewhere?
IN a WNBL practice game tonight, Perth Lynx have beaten the Sydney Uni Flames - Leilani Mitchell is coming "home" - 85-69.
Last night, Dandenong Jayco Rangers beat the Deakin Uni Boomers 64-52.