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Huge numbers register for Thursday’s Sals’ NBL Draft

MORE than 450 players will be vying for a spot on the seven New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) team lists when Sal’s NBL Draft takes place next Thursday. A huge response to the call-out for registrations saw no less than 19 current and former Tall Blacks scattered amongst the list, with 84 spots up […]

NZNBL team snapshot: Otago Nuggets

AFTER five seasons out of the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL), Otago Nuggets are ready to return in the modified 2020 Sal’s NBL competition. Having begun their journey 30 years ago, the Nuggets have had a couple of hiatuses out of the league, with the last season being in 2014. Now returning to the […]

2020 NZNBL Top 5 games to watch: Pre-draft

WHILST the 2020 New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) lists are yet to be known until fully completed over the next two weeks, there are already some games on the fixture that fans of those sides will be pencilling in as must-watch matches. It could be the history between the sides or those with a […]

NZNBL team snapshot: Nelson Giants

AS the only New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) inaugural side to have taken part in every season since 1982, the Nelson Giants have plenty of history on their side. The 2020 Sal’s NBL competition might have a different format, but the side from Nelson is going to treat it like it would any other […]

NZNBL team snapshot: Auckland Huskies

AUCKLAND Huskies might be a brand new name in the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL), but it is the organisation’s second year in the competition after operating under the Southern Huskies brand last season. The Huskies finished fifth on the table with a 9-9 win-loss record from 18 games, though no doubt travelling in […]

2019 NZNBL season recap: Wellington Saints take out title

AN undefeated season from the Wellington Saints saw the side take out the 2019 New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) title. Draft Central throws back to last season with the new 2020 season upon us to see how each of the teams performed and whether they are competing this year. 1st Wellington Saints (18-0) The […]

Vukona and Kenny headline late week entries as Sal’s NBL registration enters second week

MIKA Vukona and Jarrod Kenny were among the headline names who entered the 2020 Sal’s National Basketball League (NBL) draft, adding further top-end talent to the draft pool with more than 400 players registered. The June 11 televised draft is set to be a huge one with the couple of Tall Blacks leading the way […]

Kestelman and NBL begin planning for 2020-21 season

DISCUSSIONS are taking place for the beginning of the 2020-21 National Basketball League (NBL) season. In an update from NBL Owner and Executive Chairman Larry Kestelman, he said the league was constantly in talks with the nine clubs surrounding the upcoming season start and structure. “It’s been very pleasing to see Australia leading the way […]

2020 Sal’s NBL announces Auckland home base for season

TRUSTS Arena will play home to the 2020 Sal’s National Basketball League (NBL) competition after it was announced venue of choice for the six-week competition starting June 23. In these unprecedented times with COVID-19 still looming large in the international community, New Zealand NBL taking no chances by limiting travel to a centralised location in […]

NZNBL Draft nominations surpass 300 as streaming service announced

MORE than 300 players have already registered for the 2020 Sal’s National Basketball League (NBL) Player Draft on June 11, including a number of Australian NBL (ANBL) players and New Zealand stars. The most recent big name was Melbourne United’s Tohi Smith-Milner who registered for the draft early on day two. His registration came a […]

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