The Australian Boomers are heading on the road on their quest for Olympic glory but they’re not leaving us high and dry. Fear not, they will be playing two farewell games on the 12th and 14th of July in Melbourne against a Pac-12 Conference All Star team from the USA. Most of the names in the Pac-12 team will be foreign to most people so...Read more
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 rumored comes from discussions with NBL staff and media * = import player ** = naturalised australian [table id=27 /]Read more
Key highlights of the NBL salary cap changes are listed below:
- Rosters increased to 11 contracted players.
- Existing ‘hard cap’ of...
The NBL and W Sports and Media are pleased to announce in hosting of Australia's first inaugural National Pro Combine on 20-21 June 2016 in Melbourne. This excellent and historic event gives NBL clubs and SEABL clubs the chance to pick up young Australian basketball talent and also a potential pathway to the NBL. The combine is the first of its kind in Australia and will give players the...Read more
It's believed Marcel Jones, who has played for New Zealand's Cantebury Rams the past two years, has been signed by Melbourne United. Jones was dominant this weekend in the New Zealand NBL's Final Four where he was named Most Outstanding Forward as well as Kiwi MVP of the League. Jones had a stellar season for the Rams averaging 23.1 points and 9.5 rebounds per game which included...Read more
FIBA REGULATION 44 - International Transfer of Players
The letter of clearance may not be limiting or conditional. If applicable, the letter of clearance must mention any sanctions applied under the auspices of the national member federation that may be in force against the player. Such mention shall include the unexpired period of suspension from playing, the unpaid amount of a monetary fine which is part of...
No more "Reptile Rumbles". No more "100% Croc". No more Townsville Crocodiles. April 14th 2016 the we saw the end of a once great franchise which will be remembered for dazzling plays from Robert Rose, Derek Rucker and Corey Williams, just to name a few. The team had a knack for being able to take bright young coaches, give them an opportunity and seeing them develop into coach of the...Read more
Tom Garlepp is a great human being. A family man, married to former WNBL player Renae Camino, proud father, ambassador for Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Special Olympics. He's just really great, loyal guy. This is why he has agreed to play for the Sydney Kings for another two seasons. Garlepp was coveted by all 9 other NBL teams during the league's off season and Garlepp was open...Read more
There is reason for Breakers to rejoice with news, the prodigal son Kirk Penney is set to return to the club where it all started. We first broke the news three days ago while reporting the rumors that current Breakers guard Cedric Jackson was expected to sign with the Melbourne United. It seems the official announcement is less than 24 hours away with both the Illawarra Hawks...Read more
The new NBL salary cap rules are in full effect. With NBL teams now able to sign more imports and more marquee players than ever before there seems to be a growing trend in this offseasons player movements. NBL teams in capital cities with big budgets so far have been able to sign marquee talent like Kevin Lisch (who signed with Sydney), Daniel Kickert and Adam Gibson (both signing...Read more
With the news of sweeping changes to the NBL's salary situation, there's a real opportunity to not only increase the league’s popularity in the short term, but solidify the sport of basketball in Australia in the general public’s conscious for years to come. The answer: long term NBL imports. Thinking back to the golden days of the NBL you had guys like Andrew Gaze, Shane...Read more