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News From Around the National Basketball League

Cameron Bairstow joins the Brisbane Bullets

The Brisbane Bullets continue to sign top talent in preparation for their return to the National Basketball League.   Today it was confirmed former Chicago Bulls big man Cameron Bairstow will be coming home to the city he grew up in as the ninth player signed by the Bullets.  
“I’m very excited to be coming back to play for my hometown team,” Bairstow told NBL.com.au.
 
“The Bullets were a club...
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Cameron Gliddon recommits to the Snakes

Fresh off a Boomers Selection camp and just missing out on Rio, Taipans captain Cam Gliddon yesterday announcing he will see out the entirety of his three-year deal after not using the European opt-out clause of his Cairns deal making him a Snake until the end of 2017/18.   With the addition in the offseason of former NBA player Nate Jawai Gliddon mentioned during the press conference...
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Scouting the Pac-12 All Stars for Upcoming Boomers Series

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.   Wesley Gordon from the University of Colorado will be aiming to provide a close and competitive game...
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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 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...
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Pro Combine opportunity to provide Australia with promising talent

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...
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Melbourne United set to sign Hollywood Star, Marcel Jones

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...
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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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