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NBL MVP Spotlight #2: Cameron Bairstow

  The revision of the NBL salary cap resulted is many players deciding that "there's no place like home". The Brisbane Bullets were perhaps the biggest recipient of this change having snared possibly the most successful Brisbane-born player ever, Cam Bairstow.   Bairstow was a crucial part of the Australian Boomers recent Rio success. However, the emotional roller-coaster he had to face during this period must have no doubt tested...
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NBL MVP Spotlight #1: Jerome Randle

In 2016/2017 the 5'10 pocket rocket took the NBL by storm with his lightning quick speed dynamic offensive. Unfortunately, a late season knee injury forced him to the sidelines and the 36ers out of playoff contention last season.   Last season Randle led the league in scoring (23 PPG) while dishing out the second highest assists per game (5 APG). The effort from Randle good enough to...
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#NBLrank The Greatest “One and Done” Players of All Time

The All-time NBLrank rolls on with Aussie Hoopla ranking the best players in NBL history for the entire month of September.   To create all-time #NBLrank, the Aussie Hoopla writing team have all voted on the greatest players to play at each position as well as a few select other criteria.   Each Aussie Hoopla writer has made their decisions, but now we want to hear from YOU!   Read more

#NBLrank The Greatest Players of all Time – Shooting Guard

With less than a month until the launch of the NBL season, the Aussie Hoopla staff has put together a list of the best NBL players of all time.   All-Time #NBLrank continues with this article ranking the best shooting guards in NBL history. Click here to see our top five point guards in NBL history.   To create all-time #NBLrank, the Aussie Hoopla writing team have all voted on...
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Cairns sign Damon Heuir in final roster spot

The Taipans today officially announced that combo guard Damon Heuir has signed as the team's 11th and final roster spot for 2016/17.   Heuir, who has been playing in Cairns since becoming a development player in 2014, has been impressive in the Taipans recent preseason match-ups against Melbourne and Perth over the past fortnight, having developed considerably as a player after playing for the Cairns Marlins development team...
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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 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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Taipans Sweep In The Beef Capital

The Cairns Taipans have extended their perfect run in the lead up to the 2016/17 with back to back pre-season victories over Perth in Rockhampton.   The Taipans fielded side with all three of their new imports for the first time allowing them to dominate in both games.   Fans who flocked to Rockhampton's Hegvold Stadium were treated to a 93-79 Taipans victory, this was backed by with a 89-78 win at...
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Taipans import trio set to return winning culture to Cairns

Cairns Taipans head coach Aaron Fearne spoke with Aussie Hoopla about his plans to transform what was an underperforming team in 2015/16 to one which can deliver on the court.   Now the Taipans have completed their roster we take a closer look at these talented players who come from very different backgrounds, but none like the environment they will experience in Cairns.  
"We weren't competitive enough in...
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