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World Cup Basketball: WNBA playoff exit opens door for Ezi Magbegor and Steph Talbot to focus on Opals

There were fears Magbegor and Talbot could miss the Opals’ opening Cup game against France on September 22 due to a clash with the WNBA playoffs.

Thankfully for Australia, Seattle lost their semi-final series against the Las Vegas Aces.

This allowed Magbegor and Talbot to immediately return to Australia to start their preparations for this month’s World Cup.

The pair arrived in Sydney on Tuesday and went straight to work alongside their teammates.

Opals coach Sandy Brondello is relieved and thrilled to have Magbegor and Talbot involved in the team’s pre-World Cup training camp.

“Steph and Ezi are here, so I’m looking forward to slowly integrating them into the team’s plans,” Brondello said.

“Hopefully, they can hit the ground running at the Cup because they are two really important players.

“Sky’s the limit for both Ezi and Steph and we’re hoping that they’ll play…

Read more at www.dailytelegraph.com.au

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