Category Archives: NBL

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Season Review – Adelaide 36ers

Team MVP: Jerome Randle

The easiest choice of any team, the league’s MVP is, of course, the 36ers’ MVP. Last season, Randle was an MVP candidate and was awarded an All-NBL First Team position. This season, he was much more valuable to Adelaide and the league.

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Why Should Be Showing the SEABL

It’s safe to say that the NBL.TV app and subscription service has been a raging success.  For only five dollars a month, fans have been treated every single game of the 2016-17 season LIVE and on demand, classic games and weekly highlights for just the cost of a cup of coffee (or free if you're with Telstra).   To continue the momentum built from the app’s early...
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Season Review – Cairns Taipans

Season Results

Record: 15-13, lost 2-0 in semi-finals to Perth Average Points: 81.3 (7) Average Points Against: 82.2 (2) Points Differential: -0.9 (6)  

Statistical leaders

Points: Travis Trice – 14.6 Rebounds: Mark Worthington – 4.6 Assists: Travis Trice – 3.5 Blocks: Nnanna Egwu – 0.6 Steals: Travis Trice – 1.2  

Team MVP: Travis Trice

When Trice was a starter for the Taipans, the team was 13-9.  When he was injured or came off the bench, they were...
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Deconstructing the NBL Free Agent Lists

  NBL Free Agent list updated 31/3/17  


  • Mitch Creek
  • Majok Deng
  • Anthony Drmic
  • Daniel Johnson
  • Brendan Teys


  • Adam Doyle
  • Terrance Ferguson
  • Matthew Hodgson
  • Eric Jacobsen
  • Jerome Randle
  • Nathan Sobey (Player Option not taken)
  Free Agency Thoughts – Having their captain, the reigning Rookie of the Year and an All-NBL First Teamer already signed to the club is a...
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Season Review – New Zealand Breakers

Season Result

Record: 14-14, fifth Average Points: 84.0 (3) Average Points Against: 85.2 (5) Points Differential: -1.2 (7)  

Statistical Leaders

Points: Kirk Penney – 17.2 Assists: David Stockton – 4.2 Rebounds: Akil Mitchell – 7.2 Blocks: Alex Pledger – 1.2 Steals: Mika Vukona – 0.9  

Team MVP: Kirk Penney

It's hard to definitively say who was more important to the Breakers success this season. If Dillard had played more...
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Ranking All 34 NBL Imports

The 2016-17 NBL season has arguably had the best spread of imports the league has ever seen. The talent on show in every team has been fantastic to watch and brings the standard of competition up to a level not seen for many years. Here at Aussie Hoopla, we’ve ranked all 34 imports that suited up during the season, no matter how little court time they...
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Season Review – Melbourne United


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


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

There were two tales to United's season this year, before Ware and after Ware.   United started the season 3-7 and were...
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Season Review – Sydney Kings


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


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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