Category Archives: NBL

News From Around the National Basketball League

“I have a couple of teams that are interested”: Isaac Humphries on his NBA prospects, the transition to pro basketball and being back in Sydney

At 5’8” (okay, 5’7.5”, if I’m truthful!), the first thing that I personally notice when I sit down with Isaac Humphries is his height. Despite being younger than my little sister, he towers over me and barely fits into the chair at the café table where we sit for our interview. Unfortunately there aren’t any other chairs available, but he doesn’t look perturbed – I...
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Power Rankings – Week Nine

Listen to those kitty’s roar!  The Wildcats are coming for that three-peat, and is there anyone left in the league that can stop them?   Question of the Week Now that New Zealand has come back down to earth, can either Melbourne or Adelaide overtake them?   1.Perth Wildcats (+1) Record: 10-3 Next Round: Brisbane (home) ORtg: 121.9 (1); DRtg: 108.9 (3); Net: +12.9...
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Power Rankings – Week Eight

After what felt like an eternity, NBL basketball is back in business.  As much as watching the Boomers dismantle Chinese Taipei and eventually get going against Japan, there is nothing in this country like the best basketball teams in the league at each other.   Question of the Week Two games, two losses.  Should the Breakers be worried or is it just a hiccup?   Read more

Brett Maher: Time for Matt Hodgson to Hit the Bench

Brett Maher, league legend and court name holder for the Adelaide 36ers, believes that Matt Hodgson’s time as a starter is up, and import Josh Childress should be inserted into the first five.   Posting to his Facebook page, Maher reasons that Hodgson, who is leading the team in fouls, would be protected from the referees so can be more of an impact at the end of...
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Torrey Craig receives NBA call up to face Joe Ingles

It was announced this morning that the Denver Nuggets are bringing Torrey Craig up from the G league and will suit up against Joe Ingles and the Utah Jazz today.  
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Why is New Zealand so good?

New Zealand (the country) is an amazing place, filled with winding roads, gorgeous mountain ranges and some of the best people in the world.   New Zealand (the basketball team) is currently sitting on top of the NBL ladder and a nine-game winning streak, defeating all but one club and taking out the defending champions twice in a week.   How did a team that lost their number one...
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