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News From Around the National Basketball League

NBL Blitz Recap Podcast (feat. Andrew Gaze, Kevin Lisch, Stephen Holt & more)

Australia’s best basketballers descended upon the Latrobe Valley this weekend to compete in the NBL Blitz pre-season tournament.   All eight NBL teams played eight games in Traralgon as well as provided clinics and school visits across the region. The Victorian Government has partnered with the NBL to bring the games to the region September 7-9.   The NBL Blitz will culminate with four games played in Melbourne on...
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Sydney Kings stacked with versatile young stars this season

  It's the first day of training camp for the Sydney Kings and the full roster is on deck at Qudos Bank Arena. The new-look squad is looking more athletic, younger and loaded with shooters and scorers. Head coach Andrew Gaze and his assistants Lanard Copeland and Luke Kendall will have their work cut out for them, with six new faces and four fresh development players on...
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Who from your team needs to step up this NBL season?

It was inspiring to see Nathan Sobey transform himself from a bit player at Adelaide two seasons ago to being a powerhouse in the NBL and suiting up for the Utah Jazz in the NBA Summer League.   He stepped up in a big way, and 2017/18 should be even greater.  However, ‘stepping up’ doesn’t always happen in a Nathan Sobey sense.  Instead of going from relatively...
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Andre Moore (Former Brisbane Bullets Import)

  We wind back the clock and take a look at the Brisbane Bullets teams from the early 90's with Andre Moore played with the Bullets from 1990-1994 alongside Leroy Loggins, Derek Rucker and Shane Heal.   Before suiting up for Brisbane Andre Moore played for the Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA. Dan Boyce sits down to...
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Anatoly Bose: The Aussie Boomer we let get away

As a 22-year-old, Anatoly Bose climbed the stage at Melbourne's Crown Casino to accept the 2012 NBL Rookie of the Year award.
  Bose had come off an impressive college career at Nicholls State where his scoring ability was on full display. As a junior he scored a career high 46 points against Northwestern State (two points shy of the Nicholls State...
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Indian Basketball Captain Amritpal Singh signs with Sydney Kings

A 212cm farm boy who spent most of his childhood ploughing rice fields has become the first Indian-born player signed by an NBL team today, with the Sydney Kings offering him a one-year deal.   It’s been an incredible journey for the young Sikh, who hails from a village of just over 2000 people in the state of Punjab in Northern India. Incredibly, he first picked up a basketball at the age of...
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Melbourne CEO Vince Crivelli & The Age’s Roy Ward discuss United’s off-season

In perhaps the greatest off-season recruitment effort in NBL history the Melbourne United will start the season with three NBA level imports in Casper Ware, Casey Prather and Josh Boone as well as two members of the Australian Boomers Olympic team, Chris Goulding and David Andersen.   Already hoops tragics and sports betting agencies alike have pencilled in United for the title and few can disagree they'll...
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Kings plan on signing only two imports this NBL season

Sydney Kings Managing Director Jeff Van Groningen has said the Sydney Kings will begin the season with only two imports instead of three, leaving the team with an "ace" up its sleeve to use after the season starts.   Van Groningen and Kings management are confident they have a roster which can compete at a high level without having three imports. Kings management are prepared to back their...
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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 DP = member of the team's development roster   Click for other Australians playing overseas.   [table id=49 /]  

Key highlights of the NBL salary cap changes...

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Jeff Van Groningen (Sydney Kings Managing Director)

To start the podcast, Dan Boyce gives his thoughts what's happening around Aussie Hoops today. Topics include;  
  • The NBL Blitz is coming to Traralgon, Gippsland (02:00)
  • NBLxNBA - Melbourne United, Sydney Kings and Brisbane Bullets will play against the Oklahoma Thunder, Utah Jazz and Phoenix Suns in October. A look at why this is good for the NBL (9:30)
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