Category Archives: NBL

News From Around the National Basketball League

Andrew Gaze on coaching with the Indiana Pacers

Dan Boyce sits down with the greatest player in NBL history to discuss what's happening around the NBL. Topics include;  
  • Wow, Melbourne United and Team China sell-out a stadium in July? (03:00)
  • William McDowell-White signs with German squad (5:30)
  • Why haven't Melbourne United signed Rhys Carter yet? (9:00)
  • A look at future top #3 pick Mohamed Bamba who is touring down under with Texas University...
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Wildcats add three-point specialist Devondrick Walker

Just a day after announcing that star import Casey Prather won’t be coming back for a shot at a three-peat next season, the Perth Wildcats have today announced the signing of 25 year-old Devondrick Walker out of the NBA G-League.


What we know of Walker so far, is that he’s a 6’5 wing who specialises in knocking down the three-ball, and that he’s fresh off winning...

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NBL Off-Season Update #3 w/ Boti Nagy (NBL Media Legend)

Dan Boyce sits down with multiple winner of the NBL's writer of the year, Boti Nagy to discuss what's happening across the Aussie Hoops landscape. Topics include;

  • Aron Baynes becoming a member of the Boston Celtics  (07:30)
  • How summer league is bigger and more important than ever before to both the NBA and NBL (10:00)
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United search for backcourt star after Daniel Dillon injury

Melbourne United have a significant blow to their improved lineup when newly signed backup guard Daniel Dillon injured his Achilles whilst playing for the Kilsyth Cobras in the SEABL.   The guard will miss the 2017/18 season with a recovery time estimated to be 6-8 months. Dillon, 28, had only just joined returned to Melbourne for the first time since playing with the Melbourne Tigers in 2012.   Dillon...
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Melbourne United dominates Chinese Taipei 111-74

In what was essentially  a "behind closed doors" match-up, with no statistics kept, Melbourne United have defeated Chinese Taipei in convincing fashion, 111-74.   Chinese Taipei arrived in Australia earlier in the week and hope to use this tour as a way to prepare for competition in the upcoming FIBA Asia Cup. The Asian side will compete in the same pool as the Australian Boomers (Group D) and...
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Melbourne United’s Daniel Dillon is keen to play against China

Although we first broke the news in April, with his season overseas now complete, the Melbourne United can finally announce that experienced Australian guard Daniel Dillon has signed a one-year deal.   The 31-year-old Melbourne-born guard will return to return to the city where his basketball career began. Dillon debuted in the NBL in 2009 for the Melbourne-based South Dragons as a developmental player but has...
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United willing to play two NBL home games in Tasmania

Melbourne United could be hosting two of their 14 home games in Tasmania, according to The Advocate. Tasmania doesn't have an NBL team but hopes to have that changed in the near future. Should United pull off a deal to play some of their games in Tasmania -- and it turns out just well -- Tasmania could heavily benefit from that as in their best interest...
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Barlow not ready to throw away United uniform

Melbourne United will be bringing back 2012 London Olympics Boomer David Barlow for the next season as the two sides have successfully reached an agreement, the team announced on Friday. The 33-year-old is a well-known personality at the Victorian capital, having represented the Melbourne-based franchise five times in the past. Barlow, who debuted in a United jersey a decade ago in 2007, has been on the team's...
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NBA off season: Which NBL team should I root for?

The 2017 NBA season is done and dusted. The Golden State Warriors won another title, and look like they will at the top in perpetuity.

 
So where does that leave you, a fan of one of the other twenty-nine NBA teams? Sure, you can join the Warriors’ bandwagon; they’re a more likable version of the Monstars. If you ask nicely, I am sure somebody will let you on.

 
However, I get it. You want to keep half an eye on a competitive league. You want to follow a team that can make the playoffs. You want to follow a team who can provide a slight shed of sunlight into your basketball fandom. And most importantly, you only want to follow a team for twenty-eight regular season games.

 

You know, because following the Grizzlies to a .500 season is still important too. You’re only keeping half an eye on it after all.

 
So, somewhat disgruntled NBA fan, I introduce you to the Australian NBL. We are already well into the offseason. The time is right to jump on board.

Click the image to find out which NBL team is right for you.