Melbourne United star Chris Goulding would love to see his team bounce back next year after a disappointing campaign this past NBL season.
The team failed to reach the playoffs, finishing the year ranked at number six on the ladder list with a record of 13 wins and 15 losses.
Thanks to a dominant pre-season showing, the Melbourne-based franchise was seen as favourites to go all the way. However, that bid fell as short as it could get, with United not being able to reach the postseason for the second time in three years since it changed its name from the Melbourne Tigers to Melbourne United.
”On the court, we have to be better than we were last year,” Boomer Goulding told the In The Paint NBA Finals Podcast, as quoted by Herald Sun.
Moreover, the 28-year-old shooting guard claims the team needs to show some pride and be addicted to success going forward.
”A club in the city of Melbourne, sporting capital of Australia, if not the world, we have to be a perennial playoff contender at the very least, so I think that’s where we need to push back to and I’d love to see that happen this year,” he added.
Goulding averaged 17 points per game on 42% field goal percentage over 22 games last season.
Goulding is one of seven players contracted by Melbourne for the next season, including the names of captain David Andersen and American Josh Boone.