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Star import Sydney-bound as Hogg becomes a King

THE NBL’s reigning champions have reportedly pulled off a huge coup as they prepare for their quest for a remarkable third consecutive title, according to ESPN. After winning back-to-back championships over the past two seasons, the Sydney Kings have acquired the services of star forward DJ Hogg in one of the biggest signings of the […]

Fan favourite returns to boost building United

THE remarkable recruiting of Melbourne United over the 2023 off-season has continued, bringing back one of Australia’s most popular basketballers ahead of the upcoming NBL season. After falling short of a grand final series appearance during the 2021/22 season, United lost a number of talented players, including Matthew Dellavedova, who headed back to the NBA […]

Imports headline unsigned NBL talent

THE NBL free agency period for 2023 has delivered plenty of eye-catching moves, but there are still some big names yet to put pen to paper. Some of the competition’s best players have found new homes, such as Luke Travers and Keanu Pinder, which could shake things up going into next season. There was plenty […]

Armstrong heads back down under to join Taipans

THE NBL free agency period continues to turn heads, with the Cairns Taipans announcing the signing of one of the best Aussie prospects to spend time in the NCAAM. Guard Taran Armstrong has spent the last two seasons developing his craft with the California Baptist Lancers in the college basketball system, and emerged as one […]

Making moves: the top three NBL signings to date

THE MOST exciting part of the National Basketball League (NBL) off-season is the free agency period, with some of the biggest names in the competition opting for a change of scenery. The NBL free agency period opened on March 30, with some massive names coming out of contract and far from certain to return to […]

Pinder Perth bound as Wildcats announce star signing

THE FREE agency period of the National Basketball League (NBL) offseason got a massive shakeup late last week, with star big man Keanu Pinder on the way to the Perth Wildcats in a shock move that changed the landscape of the competition. Pinder, a Perth native, entered free agency as one of the biggest names […]

Big names on the board as free agency opens

IN THE most exciting portion of the offseason, the NBL free agency period opens on Thursday, March 30 at 9am, and there are some big names to either commit to new extensions, or find new homes. After a memorable 2022/23 season that had plenty of exciting moments and storylines, the landscape of the league will […]

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 Standouts – Semi-finals

JUST TWO teams remain in the hunt for the 2022/23 NBL championship after the semi-finals wrapped on Sunday afternoon. Both final four matchups went to three games, as the best sides locked horns for a spot in the Championship Series and delivered some exciting action in the most crucial time of the season. Both series […]

Win or go home; How each team fared from the NBL play-in

THE NBL held its first ever play-in tournament over the weekend, with teams placed third through sixth pitted against one another to secure the final two spots in the postseason. The top-two sides were locked in at the conclusion of the final round, but three play-in games (two elimination) were played to determine third and […]

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