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2019/20 NBL Team of the Week: Round 7

IT was another week of tight games and individual match winning performances making the selection for Draft Central’s National Basketball League (NBL) Round 7 Team of the Week challenging. South East Melbourne Phoenix and state rivals Melbourne United only had one nomination each. With two wins under their belt from the round, reigning premiers Perth […]

NBL Round 7 review: Largest NBL attendance record broken as top three bridge gap on rest

THE NBL’s Rivalry Round exhibited close results from Friday to Sunday with Melbourne United getting the one-point Throwdown victory over the Phoenix and with LaMelo Ball Illawarra was able to gather the largest attendance record at NBL game in history, travelling to Sydney for the first time against Andrew Bogut and his Kings. We also […]

2019/20 NBL weekend preview: Round 7 – Throwdown III to light up Melbourne

WITH one game down and still plenty of action to come over the weekend, we preview Round 7 of the National Basketball League (NBL), with a wrap-up of these games and preview of the final game of the round on Monday. MELBOURNE UNITED v. SOUTH EAST MELBOURNE PHOENIX Saturday, November 16, 5.30pm Melbourne Arena In […]

2019/20 NBL Team of the Week: Round 6

IN the hardest week thus far to try and pick just four guards for our Draft Central National Basketball League (NBL) Team of the Week for Round 6, it was cellar dwellers, Illawarra Hawks who had an impressive three players in the team. The Hawks won their second game of the season in impressive fashion, […]

Long way to the top as quartet maintain chase in DC Medal

FOUR players remain determined to catch Melbourne United’s Shawn Long at the top of the Draft Central (DC) Medal leaderboard, with the center siting three votes clear of his nearest rivals following Round 6 action. The DC Medal is a 3-2-1 vote award we give for every game to determine our Most Valuable Player (MVP) […]

NBL Round 6 review: Kings and United stand tall in big round of action

SYDNEY Kings and Melbourne United stood tall with a couple of wins across the weekend, emerging as two of the four teams to beat, with South East Melbourne Phoenix also getting a win and Perth suffering a loss to the Kings. New Zealand Breakers (101) defeated by Melbourne United (104) Last year’s grand finalists, Melbourne […]

NBL 2019/20 Weekend Preview: Round 6

MELBOURNE United will be looking to continue their recent good form when they start Round 6 off with a road trip to New Zealand. We take a look at the six games across the weekend. NEW ZEALAND BREAKERS vs MELBOURNE UNITED Thursday, November 7, 5.30pm Spark Arena The round opens with the Breakers and United […]

2019/20 NBL Team of the Week: Round 5

IN the most even spread of National Basketball League (NBL) Team of the Week’s for Draft Central, every single side has at least one nominee in the team for Round 5. The only team with two players is Sydney Kings, because of the 10-player squad and only nine teams, there had to be a double-up […]

NBL Round 5 review: Long turns it on for United as they end Kings’ undefeated reign

SHAWN Long and his Melbourne United teammates ended Sydney Kings’ reign as the only undefeated side in the competition, producing a thrilling 107-104 win in the final game of the National Basketball League (NBL) competition on Monday night. Long rocketed to the top of the Draft Central Medal with five votes from his two games, […]

Cotton takes control in DC Medal voting

PERTH Wildcats star Bryce Cotton was considered unlucky not to win last season’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award. To-date, Cotton has picked up where he left off in 2018/19 and produced an impressive start to the season to lead our Draft Central (DC) Medal count following four rounds. A couple more impressive performances for the […]

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