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Season Review – Melbourne United

SEASON RESULT

Record: 13-15 (sixth) Average Points: 84.0 (4) Average Points Against: 83.5 (4) Points Differential: +0.5 (4)  

STATISTICAL LEADERS

Points: Casper Ware – 22.1 Assists: Cedric Jackson – 5.4 Rebounds: Josh Boone – 9.2 Blocks: Josh Boone – 1.1 Steals: Cedric Jackson – 1.4  

Team MVP: Casper Ware

After Ware had joined the team, the United went 10-8 in his 18 games. It doesn’t sound that exciting but...
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Season Review – Sydney Kings

SEASON RESULTS

Record: 13-15 (seventh) Average Points: 82.0 (6) Average Points Against: 82.5 (5) Points Differential: -0.5 (6)  

STATISTICAL LEADERS

Points: Brad Newley – 17.6 Assists: Brad Newley – 4.1 Rebounds: Greg Whittington – 6.4 Blocks: Greg Whittington – 0.9 Steals: Kevin Lisch – 1.9  

TEAM MVP: Brad Newley

Beating out the likes of Kevin Lisch, Jason Cadee, Aleks Maric and Josh Powell for team MVP is no small feat....
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The NBL has a responsibility to grow the game across Asia

No matter what the NBL does there are still plenty of people who speak negatively about the league. Whether it’s about the imports, the music, or the uniforms, if you look around on social media, comments about the NBL not being as good as it was in the roaring 90’s are there.   That’s the power of the internet, everyone is able to share their opinion and...
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Season Review – Brisbane Bullets

Season Results

Record: 10-18 (Last) Average Points: 81.0 (8th in league) Average Points Against: 85.4 (6) Points Differential: -4.4 (8)  

Statistical leaders

Points: Torrey Craig – 15.2 Assists: Adam Gibson – 3.8 Rebounds: Torrey Craig – 8.0 Blocks: Tom Jervis – 0.8 Steals: Torrey Craig – 1.1  

Team MVP - Torrey Craig

The one shining light in an otherwise dark season.  After coming off the bench the last...

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My Experience with the NBL MVP Awards – Part One

As a gift from the basketballing gods or just a lucky break at the right time, I was invited by Aussie Hoopla, and the NBL to not only the MVP awards night but also to a get together with the playoff-bound teams on Larry Kestleman’s private yacht, Vegas.  It was an incredible opportunity to see some of the players outside of the basketball court and...
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NBL Power Rankings – Final Round

What a season that was.  It was the closest on record, the play was spectacular, and the attendance and viewer numbers were through the roof.  We had returning Boomers, guys from the NBA and story after story that kept people coming back for more.  Sydney’s rise and then fall, Adelaide’s rise and then rise again and the crazy Cedric Jackson saga that gave way to...
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NBL Power Rankings – Week Eighteen

This is it.  One of the best regular seasons in history boils down to six games to select the four combatants in what will hopefully be one of the best postseasons in NBL history.  Fingers crossed.   In fairness to the six teams competing for three playoff spots, every team other than Adelaide and Brisbane will be rated second in the power rankings because there is no...
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NBL Power Rankings – Round Seventeen

Only two rounds left and apart from the Sixers, the playoffs are still well and truly up in the air.  Illawarra is second on thirteen wins while Melbourne is second last on eleven wins.  These next two rounds are going to be played at playoff intensity because for six teams, it is.   Question of the Week Can Adelaide bring this kind of dominance to the playoffs, or...
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Jason Cadee eager to achieve big things, and in Sydney Kings uniform

What a season it has been for Sydney Kings point guard Jason Cadee.   The Kings have without any doubt been one of the most talked teams in the NBL in the offseason and when the season started. The decisions they've made after last year's season have shaken up the league.   The team gave head coaching duties to the great Andrew Gaze -- signed proven Australian veterans Brad...
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What’s Wrong with the Kings?

When Kevin Lisch drained a jump shot over the outstretched arms of Mitch McCarron with 0.3 seconds to go to beat the Taipans in early November, the Kings were flying. Sitting at 6-2 on the season and firmly entrenched at the top of the NBL ladder, experts and fans alike were proclaiming that the championship was already back in Sydney and this squad was one...
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