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2022 NZNBL preview: Taranaki Airs

THE only way is up for Taranaki Mountainairs who finished on the bottom of the ladder last New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) season. In 2022, they have a fairly solid list and look likely to lift themselves from the canvas, but with a couple of exciting players leading a lot of unknowns, it will […]

2022 NZNBL preview: Manawatu Jets

HAVING finished inside the bottom two last season, the Manawatu Jets are out for a more competitive 2022 New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL). The Jets have assembled a 12-man roster for the upcoming year, and will again be looking to punch above their weight with plenty of fresh faces in the team. KEY CHANGES: […]

2022 NZNBL preview: Franklin Bulls

AFTER only managing the five wins and finishing eighth last season, the Franklin Bulls will be out for a more competitive effort in the 2022 New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL). Unavailabilities made life difficult for the Bulls who lost some star quality from the jump, and there will be a clean slate coming into […]

2022 NZNBL preview: Hawke’s Bay Hawks

HAVING missed out on the ultimate prize by just two points, the Hawke’s Bay Hawks will be out for redemption during the 2022 New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) season. The Hawks went down to Wellington Saints 77-75 in the decider, but have remarkably not only retained the majority of their list, but deepened it […]

2022 NZNBL preview: Auckland Tuatara

THE New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL)’s newest named side sees the Auckland Tuatara enter the league. Previously known as the Auckland Huskies – and Southern Huskies in the NBL1 competition – the club was purchased by the same-named baseball team, and will now look to make waves in New Zealand basketball. KEY CHANGES: FRESH […]

2022 NZNBL preview: Canterbury Rams

AFTER not quite finding the consistency they would have liked in the 2021 New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) season, the Canterbury Rams are looking to improve that in 2022. A massive amount of list changes sees the Rams have a fresh look for the upcoming year, with some big name recruits to assist with […]

2022 NZNBL preview: Wellington Saints

REIGNING premiers Wellington Saints return to the 2022 New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) with a new head coach and an almost unrecognisable list, which will make it fascinating for fans and neutrals alike. With ex-Melbourne Boomers mentor Guy Molloy heading to the Saints – after grabbing a Women’s NBL championship in Australia – the […]

2022 NZNBL preview: Southland Sharks

AFTER being one of the contenders in 2021, it is fair to say the Southland Sharks are ready to take the next step in the 2022 New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL). The Sharks finished third last season, coming agonisingly close to reaching the final. But in 2022, they have only lost one crucial player, […]

2022 NZNBL preview: Nelson Giants

RETURNING for 2022 looking to bounce back from a seventh placed finish in 2021, the Nelson Giants have some consistent talent on their list, ready to make an impact. With Mike Fitchett at the helm, the Giants will be hoping to find the consistency that they did not quite managed to do in the 2021 […]

2022 NZNBL preview: Otago Nuggets

AFTER a sixth placed finish in 2021 – following a title in the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) Showdown – the Otago Nuggets have an exciting roster for 2022. They have lost a key starter and some talented contributors from last season, but have kept the majority of their list and recruited well to […]

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