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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 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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Melbourne United ‘get bigger’ by adding Devin Williams to the squad

Melbourne United has finalised it's roster by signing forward/centre Devin Williams whose athleticism and defensive intensity they hope becomes the final piece of a championship puzzle.   Melbourne CEO Vince Crivelli said Williams was an exciting young player and noted his physical gifts.
“His energy and presence on both ends of the floor stood out to us, he is 6’9” but his wingspan is 6’11” and has a...
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NBL2KMOD is everything an NBL fanatic could want

The Australian National team will be playable in the upcoming NBA 2K17 and it's certainly got aussie hoops fans excited, but this is not (officially) the first time the Australian Boomers have been featured in the 2K franchise.   This is due to the mammoth job the team behind the NBL2kMOD project, the first digital replica of Australian basketball in the world of gaming.   If you're not aware...
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GAZE TO BRING WINNING CULTURE TO KINGS

Andrew Gaze is beaming after a very productive training session at Condell Park. Julian Khazzouh is sweating profusely as he runs up and down the court with purpose, Jason Cadee is barking orders to the rookies, while Tommy Garlepp sets up bone-crushing picks to the delight of assistant coach Lanard Copeland.   Change has finally arrived in Sydney. In the first week of training with his new...
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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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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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