Category Archives: NBA

Interesting news from the premier basketball league in the world… the NBA

How Olympic heartbreak has turned into success for Australian basketball

Everyone remembers where they were at 2:30 am on August 21st, 2016 when Australia went down horrifically to Spain in the bronze medal Match of the Rio Olympics. The hype train was in full steam after coming second in the group, smashing France and Serbia and coming agonisingly close to downing the USA goliath.  So, to lose in such ‘contentious’ circumstances was a heartbreak felt...
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Ben Simmons has been playing, working on his jump shot, says Brett Brown

When Ben Simmons was drafted first overall in 2016, there were extraordinarily high hopes for him at the Philadelphia 76ers.  He was compared to the likes of Magic Johnson and Lebron James, the tall point forward who could do it all.   Unfortunately, due to a foot injury, NBA fans weren’t able to witness this hype as he was sidelined for the entire 2016/17 season.  But speaking...
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Summer League Schedule on ESPN

The NBA Summer League has been an exciting arena for Australians to show their skills to the basketballing world.  There are the NBA level players like Dante Exum and Jonah Bolden who are pleading their case for more responsibility.  Next are the college level guys like Mangok Mathiang who are trying to move on to a professional career and then the NBL level contestants like...
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Aussies in the NBA Summer League

With the NBA draft come and gone, the basketball community now focuses on the NBA Summer League, where newly drafted players and hopeful free agents showcase their skills to gain a playing contract.   And with the emergence of Australia and New Zealand as a genuinely elite basketball nation, more and more players from the region are receiving attention from NBA scouts.  Players from the NBL are...
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Aron Baynes’ Gamble

Six and a half million dollars a year might sound like a dream come true for nearly anyone on the planet, but for the average NBA player, it’s just average.   Australian Aron Baynes is in this desirable position playing for the Detroit Pistons, as he signed a three-year contract worth $20 million in 2015, with a player option in the last year.  He had the choice...
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Majok won’t waste NBA opportunity with Mavs

Melbourne United center Majok Majok is looking forward to showcasing his skill set and athleticism to NBA scouts and coaches.   The 24-year-old will be attending the Dallas Mavericks mini-camp with the hopes of impressing coaches and earning a spot in the team's summer league squad where he will be able to play in front of coaches and scouts from all 30 NBA teams in July.  
''Yeah, I just...
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The Warriors unleashed the ‘Death Line-Up’ at the perfect moment

  All series long, fans anticipated seeing the Golden State Warriors turn to their greatest weapon, the small ball line-up referred to the 'death line-Up' by NBA media.   The Warriors’ “death lineup” is arguably the most potent five-man unit in history. Featuring Draymond Green at center, with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, and this season, Kevin Durant (who replaced Harrison Barnes).   The reason why the lineup has...
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