Last year, Firebirds were the worst team in the comp by far when it came to the super shot. I reckon when this spot opened up, they’ve just thought who would be the best 2 point shooter around? And yes, she would be it. Not even thinking of anything else, like the fact that she’s been retired for 2 1/2 years and the huge adverse public reaction to her selection.
I do think it’s probably a formality unless that adverse reaction has made them (or Maria) change their minds.