Category Archives: NBL

News From Around the National Basketball League

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 rumored comes from discussions with NBL staff and media * = import player ** = naturalised australian [table id=27 /]

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

  • Rosters increased to 11 contracted players.
  • Existing ‘hard cap’ of $1m to...
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Where to now for Townsville players after Croc’s extinction?

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...
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Tom Garlepp re-signs for 2 years, plans on being a King for life

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...
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Are the NBL’s new salary rules creating a “caste system” ?

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...
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The New Salary Structure is Great News for Future NBL Imports

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...
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Cameron Gliddon signs with Polish club AZS Koszalin

Cameron Gliddon, the captain of the Cairns Taipans and their recently named MVP has signed a 10-week off-season contract with Polish club AZS Koszalin.     It...
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Josh Childress Reportedly Headed To D-League

With the NBL season now over the Sydney Kings main attraction Josh Childress is rumored to be headed back to the D-League according to Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post.     Childress averaged 21 points,...
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Kings set to unleash towering centre

The Sydney Kings seem to have have found a replacement for injured star Julian Khazzouh, one who hasn't been retired for over for years (no disrespect to Ben Knight).   Towering centre Jordan Vandenberg has been training with the Kings over the past two days and is expected to join the team before the end of the week.   Below is footage of Jordan Vandenburg (black top) training with...
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NBL Rooks look to start 2016 with a bang

While NBL have been making big noise signing established stars like Josh Childress, Chris Goulding and Nathan Jawai this year's crop of NBL rookies have been able to fly under the radar and help teams like Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth cement themselves at the top of the NBL ladder.   Three rookies from the city of churches have become part of a young rookie core ready to...
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