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NBL Power Rankings – Week Four

A home cooked meal and a familiar bed will do wonders for a team, with this season’s Cairns Taipans being a textbook example.  Their first three games were on the road they were beaten comprehensibly.  Fast forward to after round four where they defeated Melbourne comfortably in their opening home game and then took that confidence into Illawarra to beat the Hawks.  Can this streak...
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Steve Blake powers Sydney to 5th straight win

The Sydney Kings continued their winning ways with another sizzling 87-78 come from behind victory against the Brisbane Bullets.   Superstar import Steve Blake debuted at the Qudos Bank Arena on Sunday and was instrumental in assisting his new teammates to secure their fifth straight win and cementing the Kings on top of the NBL ladder.   In a game where the Kings were without team captain Kevin Lisch, Boomers veteran Brad...
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5 Reasons why the Sydney Kings will win NBL title

The Sydney Kings have made some huge import changes the past few weeks.   They let go of young guard Michael Bryson and swapped him with NBA veteran Steve Blake. That is one hell of a statement to make after they just recently added rugged NBA journeyman Josh Powell to the mix.   Looking at this formidable line-up here are five big reasons why the Sydney Kings are going...
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Cadee leads Kings to victory

Jason Cadee stepped up big time on Saturday night to help the Sydney Kings secure a remarkable 92-78 win against the Cairns Taipans at Qudos Arena.   The sweet shooting guard got 23 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds and four triples in 35 minutes. Cadee took over the reigns from Kevin Lisch after the Kings captain succumbed to a head knock in the third quarter.   Cadee lit up...
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Mitchell & Ness unveil new vision for NBL apparel

After a much-hyped partnership announced earlier this year which named renowned international manufacturer Mitchell & Ness as the official on-court and off-court apparel partner to the NBL, the brand unveiled their new vision for the league's apparel with a launch held at 524 Flinders, Melbourne. mitchell-ness-x-nbl_launch-37credit_bianca-morgans NBL team merchandise was proudly on display as high profiles celebrities and hoops fans...
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Taipans push title favorites Perth to the limit

Cairns started their 2016/17 campaign with a 3000 kilometre trip to the opposite side of the country to face the defending champion Perth Wildcats.   Despite adding a number of players to the roster, the Taipans have featured at the very bottom of my pre-season rankings in the media and they are dead with the betting agencies listing them at 21-1.   In comparison, the opponents the Wildcats currently...
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Kings bite the Bullet

The Sydney Kings suffered a heart-breaking loss in their home opener, falling short 77-73 against the Brisbane Bullets at Qudos Arena overnight.   It was a disappointing result for the club after a much-hyped pre-season. With seven brand new recruits, including Boomers players Kevin Lisch, Aleks Maric and Brad Newley, the team has not found the right chemistry on the court just yet.   The Kings were outrebounded and...
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Sydney Kings sign 2x NBA Champion Josh Powell

Well it's not Nate Robinson, the three-time NBA dunk champion rumoured to be signing with the Kings, but Sydney signed a player with NBA pedigree none the less, announcing earlier today that two-time NBA champion Josh Powell had signed as the team's third import.   Kings Managing Director Jeff Van Groningen was very clear when discussing the importance of gaining a player like Powell for this season.  
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