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News From Around the National Basketball League

Melbourne United’s Daniel Dillon is keen to play against China

Although we first broke the news in April, with his season overseas now complete, the Melbourne United can finally announce that experienced Australian guard Daniel Dillon has signed a one-year deal.   The 31-year-old Melbourne-born guard will return to return to the city where his basketball career began. Dillon debuted in the NBL in 2009 for the Melbourne-based South Dragons as a developmental player but has...
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United willing to play two NBL home games in Tasmania

Melbourne United could be hosting two of their 14 home games in Tasmania, according to The Advocate. Tasmania doesn't have an NBL team but hopes to have that changed in the near future. Should United pull off a deal to play some of their games in Tasmania -- and it turns out just well -- Tasmania could heavily benefit from that as in their best interest...
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Barlow not ready to throw away United uniform

Melbourne United will be bringing back 2012 London Olympics Boomer David Barlow for the next season as the two sides have successfully reached an agreement, the team announced on Friday. The 33-year-old is a well-known personality at the Victorian capital, having represented the Melbourne-based franchise five times in the past. Barlow, who debuted in a United jersey a decade ago in 2007, has been on the team's...
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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 Dev. Player = member of the team's development roster   Last updated 12/8/2016   [table id=49 /]

Key highlights of the NBL salary cap changes are listed below:

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NBA off season: Which NBL team should I root for?

The 2017 NBA season is done and dusted. The Golden State Warriors won another title, and look like they will at the top in perpetuity.

 
So where does that leave you, a fan of one of the other twenty-nine NBA teams? Sure, you can join the Warriors’ bandwagon; they’re a more likable version of the Monstars. If you ask nicely, I am sure somebody will let you on.

 
However, I get it. You want to keep half an eye on a competitive league. You want to follow a team that can make the playoffs. You want to follow a team who can provide a slight shed of sunlight into your basketball fandom. And most importantly, you only want to follow a team for twenty-eight regular season games.

 

You know, because following the Grizzlies to a .500 season is still important too. You’re only keeping half an eye on it after all.

 
So, somewhat disgruntled NBA fan, I introduce you to the Australian NBL. We are already well into the offseason. The time is right to jump on board.

Click the image to find out which NBL team is right for you.

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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AJ Ogilvy, Australia’s most underrated big man

With the bitter taste of losing to Perth in this year's NBL Finals lingering, AJ Ogilvy took some time to rest and reflect before deciding he wanted to move forward by returning to the hardwood.   By now it was April and most leagues had cemented their team's rosters. Having previously played for teams in Turkey, Spain and Puerto Rico, AJ's search for an off-season hadn't yielded...
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Chris Goulding believes Melbourne United are a team for big things

Melbourne United star Chris Goulding would love to see his team bounce back next year after a disappointing campaign this past NBL season.   The team failed to reach the playoffs, finishing the year ranked at number six on the ladder list with a record of 13 wins and 15 losses.   Thanks to a dominant pre-season showing, the Melbourne-based franchise was seen as favourites to go all the...
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Sydney Kings look to sign First Indian Born player

The Sydney Kings held their second basketball rookie camp yesterday at Auburn Basketball Centre. Twenty-five aspiring young talents competed for a chance to earn one of two main roster spots and four development player positions.   Of the twenty-five invitees, one player literally stood out amongst all of them. In particular, 6'10", 110kg Indian centre Amritphal Singh.   The 26-year old Indian National Team Captain from North Punjab flew down...
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New Podcast: Review of the Sydney Kings Rookie Camp

The Sydney Kings held their second annual Rookie Camp over the past two days where they were able to get a close look at a very talented group of national and international prospects, all vying for a developmental player spot with the team.   Players participated in a number of measurement and assessment drills in front of Kings coach Andrew Gaze and Lanard Copeland, as well as established...
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