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NBL team wrap: New Zealand Breakers

NOT MANY people externally would have predicted the meteoric rise of the New Zealand Breakers in the 2022/23 NBL season. After finishing at the bottom of the table in their previous campaign, the Breakers turned things around in a big way. Storming up the standings and completely turning the tables around, the Breakers came within […]

2022/23 NBL team wrap: Cairns Taipans

ALTHOUGH they did not make the Championship Series, the 2022/23 NBL season was far from a failure for the Cairns Taipans, who showed an immense amount of improvement. The northern-most team in the competition was one of the league’s biggest risers, completely turning things around to become one of the strongest and most dangerous sides […]

NBL team wrap: Tasmania JackJumpers

THE COMPETITION’S newest side could not reach the lofty heights of its maiden season, but still managed to prove one of the NBL’s most competitive sides when the fixture reached the pointy end. The Tasmania JackJumpers were able to recover from a slow start to the season to secure a spot in the play-in and […]

NBL team wrap: Perth Wildcats

IT WAS A fairytale finish to the end of the 2022/23 season for the Perth Wildcats, although an appearance in the first ever NBL play-in ended in disappointment. The Wildcats were looking to return to the postseason after missing the finals for the first time in over three decades in the 2021/22 season. Despite the […]

2022/23 NBL Team Wrap – SEM Phoenix

IT WAS a tale of highs and lows for the SEM Phoenix in the 2022/23 NBL season, with a lack of consistency costing them a spot in the top four, despite spending plenty of time in contention for the title. Coming into the season, with a similar roster as last year, where they missed the […]

2022/23 NBL Team Wrap – Melbourne United

WITH A significant roster change over the offseason, Melbourne United struggled to match the towering heights of their last regular season campaign, missing the finals in heartbreaking fashion. Coming into the 2022/23 season, United were the NBL’s reigning minor champions, but lost the likes of Jo Lual Acuil, Jack White and Matthew Dellavedova to overseas […]

2022/23 NBL Team Wrap – Adelaide 36ers

MUCH LIKE the last side covered in Rookie Me Central‘s NBL Team Wrap series, the Adelaide 36ers came into the 2022/23 season with high expectations after a busy offseason. The front office went to work recruiting some of the biggest imports in the league, as well as adding a former G-League star in Craig Randall […]

2022/23 NBL Team Wrap – Brisbane Bullets

COMING in to the 2022/23 season, the Brisbane Bullets were touted as one of the championship favourites. After assembling a star-studded roster, the Bullets were catapulted into title contention given the stacked nature of their list. Things did not exactly go to plan for Brisbane, who finished second-last in the standings come season’s end, unable […]

2022/23 NBL Team Wrap – Illawarra Hawks

SEASON 2022/23 of the NBL was not exactly ideal for the Illawarra Hawks, although the standings do not exactly reflect how strong the team performed at times. The Hawks finished 10th in the standings, with just a trio of wins next to their name, having struggled to put together four quarters across most of their […]

NBL Team Focus – New Zealand Breakers vs. JackJumpers

THE New Zealand Breakers were at their best when they took down the Tasmania JackJumpers to the tune of 32 points at Spark Arena on Sunday afternoon. The JackJumpers came into the match on quite the winning streak, and were one of the form sides of the competition. However, a defensive masterclass from the home […]

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