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Why Casey Prather joining Melbourne is game changing

In massive news yesterday, Casey Prather has spurned the Perth Wildcats to join rivals Melbourne United for the upcoming NBL season.  To compare this to the NBA, it’s like Kevin Durant joining the Warriors.  Granted, Melbourne didn’t go quite as well as Golden State the season before Durant joined, but the signing of Prather is going to reshape the NBL landscape completely.  Just like Durant...
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NBL Free Agent Tracker

Free agency has so far some a number of huge announcements for NBL teams. Players listed as contracted comes from information supplied by the National Basketball League. Players listed as rumoured comes from discussions with NBL staff and media   * = import player ** = naturalised Australian DP = member of the team's development roster   Click for other Australians playing overseas.   [table id=49 /]  

Key highlights of the NBL salary cap changes...

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Casey Prather set to become United

The Perth Wildcats recently announced they will not be signing Casey Prather and disappointed fans made little noise, expecting to see him head to Europe for a large payday.

 

Wait until the Red Army see him carving up their defence while wearing Melbourne United's Navy Blue.

 

Earlier this month the Wildcats indicated that they are not in a position to match the offers made to Casey Prather...

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LA Clippers Travis Leslie signs with Sydney Kings

The Sydney Kings are set to announce the signing of former LA Clippers guard Travis Leslie.   The Kings hinted at Leslie's signing with a sneaky post today with his image being blacked out to disguise his identity.   A talented member of the Aussie Hoopla team was quick to note a quick Google for "Travis Leslie" on Google Images brings up...
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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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NBA “not in the best interests” of the Perth Wildcats

You know you're an Aussie hoops tragic if you're still excited about the recent NBL x NBA announcement made this week. If you've been hiding under a rock, three NBL teams will venture to the United States in October to do battle with NBA teams during the early part of our NBL season.

 

The games will be included as part of the NBA pre-season...

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Will the Boomers defeat the best of Asia?

In less than a week, the Australian Boomers will play against the best that Asia has to offer in the FIBA Asia Cup, starting on the 8th of August in Lebanon.  Although the Boomers haven’t sent their best possible squad, their all NBL roster are the favourites to take the gold medal.   As at writing, the Boomers are 3:1 favourites to win it all, with host...
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NBA “two-way contracts” making it hard for NBL teams says Gaze

Last season Andrew Gaze went looking for new players to strengthen the Sydney Kings roster at the NBA summer league. Last year he tried to do that sitting in the stands, this season Gaze is able to recruit players from the as close as the sidelines, thanks to an invitation to be a part of the Indiana Pacers summer league team this month.

The opportunity has been both nostalgic and fruitful for Gaze who was among one of the many vying for the eyes of NBA scouts during NBA summer league in 1989.

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Why Adelaide might be better without Jerome Randle

Jerome Randle was an offensive live wire during his two-year NBL career and rightly earned the 2016/17 league MVP award for his toils.  His game was so dynamic that he left opposition coaches scratching their heads as to how to contain him, and indeed as to whether containing him were even possible.   Unfortunately, he’s not coming back. Not this year, anyway.  Whether it is a...
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Andrew Gaze on coaching with the Indiana Pacers

Dan Boyce sits down with the greatest player in NBL history to discuss what's happening around the NBL. Topics include;  
  • Wow, Melbourne United and Team China sell-out a stadium in July? (03:00)
  • William McDowell-White signs with German squad (5:30)
  • Why haven't Melbourne United signed Rhys Carter yet? (9:00)
  • A look at future top #3 pick Mohamed Bamba who is touring down under with Texas University...
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