2018/19 NBL Season + Off-season News


Re: 2018/19 NBL Season + Off-season News

Postby Brodlach » Wed May 15, 2019 7:34 pm

Former NBA player Will Bynum who is 36 is expected to be announced as an Adelaide 36er tomorrow. A hard at it Point Guard
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Re: 2018/19 NBL Season + Off-season News

Postby Brodlach » Thu May 16, 2019 8:09 am

Brodlach wrote:Former NBA player Will Bynum who is 36 is expected to be announced as an Adelaide 36er tomorrow. A hard at it Point Guard


Maybe not, totally underwhelming


The Adelaide 36ers have added defensive toughness and experience to their 2019-20 roster, signing an exciting new US import and three NBL veterans.

Former Fresno State Bulldog’s point guard, Deshon Taylor, has signed a one-year deal as the club’s third and final US import.

Standing at 188cm, the 23-year-old Californian is a two-time All Mountain First Teamer and averaged 17.9 points, 5.0 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game last season for the Bulldogs.

Coach Joey Wright described Taylor as a two-way player who is set to make an impact on the NBL.

“Every coach we’ve checked up on has compared his game to Patrick Beverley, in the fact that he’s a tough defender, he gets after it, he’s always ready to play and he brings it but he’s got the ability to shoot the ball as well. He can shoot the ball from deep.

“He’s a guy that has done it the hard way had to transfer into a higher program in college. A kid that we’re really looking forward to coming in and really making his mark on the NBL,” Wright said.

Taylor will be joined by Brendan Teys, who returns for his seventh season with the 36ers, Illawarra Hawks’ former captain Kevin White and veteran point guard Daniel Dillion, who have all signed two year deals with the club.

After highlighting defence as a key area of improvement for the upcoming season, Wright is excited to add the three veterans to his list.

“The guys that we’re bringing in are all coming in for specific reasons. A couple of things we wanted to try and improve on last year was our defensive awareness, so we wanted to bring guys in that are better defenders.

“We felt we weren’t tough enough and wanted guys that were a little bit more resilient, so we wanted to bring in guys that play D, are resilient, obviously have the ability to score and have a skill set we can apply to the game,” Wright said.

The three-time NBL Coach of the Year is confident Teys and White will act as the glue to bring the roster together.

“The bottom line is, we felt like we weren’t tough enough last year. We felt like a lot of guys backed away and backed off and one of those things Kevin White brings is toughness and leadership.

“We wanted to bring along another glue guy to go along with Teysey. A lot of what Teysey does is off the court, around the locker room and also the things he does on the court, playing D and moving the ball to the right spot.

“I’m always intrigued and interested how Australian basketball fans want everyone to be almost what a Brett Maher and Andrew Gaze was. They want everyone to be able to shoot the ball, they want everyone to be able to handle the ball and it’s just not that way.

“If you look at the really great teams they have really good role players that do specific things to help that team win. Teysey has captained his team all the way to the Grand Final and he started on a team that made the Grand Final. Since the first year I was here in Adelaide he’s been extremely valuable to our program and what we do,” Wright said.

The team’s leadership is further strengthened by the addition of Daniel Dillion, who injects international experience, having played in France, Japan, Poland and Romania, as well as NBL stints for the Cairns Taipans and the former Melbourne Tigers and South Dragons.

“Dan is one of those guys that we wanted to bring in with some leadership qualities. He has the ability to play great defence, which is what he’s done all of his career wherever he’s been,” Wright said.

“He will definitely come in and take on a big role for us. He can still bag up the point guard for us, he’ll probably play at the two most of the time and we’ll look for him to get some points on the board as well. We’re really putting a lot of work into Dan.”

The four signings join Daniel Johnson, Anthony Drmic, Harry Froling, Jack McVeigh, Jacob Wiley and Ramone Moore, with just one spot remaining to finalise the 2019-20 roster
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Re: 2018/19 NBL Season + Off-season News

Postby Gozu » Thu May 16, 2019 11:10 pm

Very underwhelming signings by the Sixers.

Also the South-East Melbourne Phoenix have announced they've released Chima Moneke as he won't be able to qualify as a local player in time for the start of the season so have signed former Sydney Kings centre Deng Acouth. The 7'0" Acouth was removed from the Kings roster late last season to make room for a signing and he is currently playing for Ballarat in the NBL1 during the off-season.

http://www.nbl.com.au/news/article/sout ... eng-acuoth

In Boomers news unfortunately Dallas Mavericks forward Ryan Broekhoff has ruled himself out of the World Cup later this year.

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/sport/ ... 51o3h.html
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Re: 2018/19 NBL Season + Off-season News

Postby MW » Thu May 16, 2019 11:17 pm

we;re in for a world of pain...especially when no one goes to the ent cent
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Re: 2018/19 NBL Season + Off-season News

Postby Gozu » Fri May 17, 2019 7:26 pm

The Sydney Kings have signed former Cairns Taipans swingman Kuany Kuany to a 1 year deal who is currently playing for Ballarat in the NBL1 during the off-season.

http://www.nbl.com.au/news/article/kuan ... with-kings
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Re: 2018/19 NBL Season + Off-season News

Postby Brodlach » Fri May 17, 2019 8:01 pm

Reading the Boti Nagy interview has given me far more faith. Clearly doesn’t rate Sobey or Deng. Says the team is far better and smarter than last year

An Australian big from Europe is coming to play for us
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Re: 2018/19 NBL Season + Off-season News

Postby Gozu » Wed May 22, 2019 11:28 pm

The 36ers have announced the signing of Obi Kyei to a 2 year contract. The 6'9" Aussie PF is currently playing in Spain has also played in Great Britain & Germany and played for Logan in the QBL last year.

http://www.nbl.com.au/news/article/36er ... h-obi-kyei

Also the Illawarra Hawks have announced the signing of former Melbourne United championship winning import Josh Boone to a 1 year deal.

http://www.nbl.com.au/news/article/josh ... arra-hawks
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Re: 2018/19 NBL Season + Off-season News

Postby Gozu » Thu May 23, 2019 10:43 pm

Basketball Australia have named the 17 man squad for the World Cup from which the final 12 man team will be selected.

Deng Adel - Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
Aron Baynes - Boston Celtics (NBA)
Todd Blanchfield - Illawarra Hawks
Andrew Bogut - Sydney Kings/Golden State Warriors (NBA)
Jonah Bolden - Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
Mitch Creek - South East Melbourne Phoenix
Matthew Dellavedova - Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
Cameron Gliddon - Brisbane Bullets
Chris Goulding - Melbourne United
Joe Ingles - Utah Jazz (NBA)
Nicholas Kay - Perth Wildcats
Jock Landale - Partizan (Serbia)
Mitch McCarron - Melbourne United
Patty Mills - San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
Brock Motum - Anadolu Efes (Turkey)
Ben Simmons - Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
Nathan Sobey - Brisbane Bullets

http://www.nbl.com.au/news/article/aust ... -cup-squad
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Re: 2018/19 NBL Season + Off-season News

Postby Jim05 » Thu May 23, 2019 11:02 pm

Gozu wrote:Basketball Australia have named the 17 man squad for the World Cup from which the final 12 man team will be selected.

Deng Adel - Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
Aron Baynes - Boston Celtics (NBA)
Todd Blanchfield - Illawarra Hawks
Andrew Bogut - Sydney Kings/Golden State Warriors (NBA)
Jonah Bolden - Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
Mitch Creek - South East Melbourne Phoenix
Matthew Dellavedova - Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
Cameron Gliddon - Brisbane Bullets
Chris Goulding - Melbourne United
Joe Ingles - Utah Jazz (NBA)
Nicholas Kay - Perth Wildcats
Jock Landale - Partizan (Serbia)
Mitch McCarron - Melbourne United
Patty Mills - San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
Brock Motum - Anadolu Efes (Turkey)
Ben Simmons - Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
Nathan Sobey - Brisbane Bullets

http://www.nbl.com.au/news/article/aust ... -cup-squad

No Thon or Josh Green [emoji17]
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Re: 2018/19 NBL Season + Off-season News

Postby Brodlach » Thu May 23, 2019 11:23 pm

Thon Maker not allowed by the Pistons
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Re: 2018/19 NBL Season + Off-season News

Postby beef » Fri May 24, 2019 1:45 pm

I'd be picking Josh Green. Is Broekhoff injured? Much better than half that squad
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Re: 2018/19 NBL Season + Off-season News

Postby Jim05 » Fri May 24, 2019 1:48 pm

beef wrote:I'd be picking Josh Green. Is Broekhoff injured? Much better than half that squad

Think I saw Broekhoff’s partner is due to give birth around that time
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Re: 2018/19 NBL Season + Off-season News

Postby Brodlach » Fri May 24, 2019 5:38 pm

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beef wrote:I'd be picking Josh Green. Is Broekhoff injured? Much better than half that squad

Think I saw Broekhoff’s partner is due to give birth around that time

Yep and some complications with the birth expected
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Re: 2018/19 NBL Season + Off-season News

Postby Brodlach » Mon May 27, 2019 6:36 pm

Rumours that Jacob Wiley has decided not to return
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Re: 2018/19 NBL Season + Off-season News

Postby Gozu » Mon May 27, 2019 10:24 pm

Unfortunately with how well Wiley has been playing in Spain including a 27 point game last week and good games against powerhouse European clubs the writing was on the wall he would get a big offer to go back next season instead.
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Re: 2018/19 NBL Season + Off-season News

Postby Gozu » Tue May 28, 2019 10:29 pm

The 36ers have announced the signing of local 6'5" PG Alex Mudronja to a 3 year deal, the first year as a development player and the last two years on the roster. The former Sturt junior returns home after having played last season at St. Mary's College in the NCAA.

http://nbl.com.au/news/article/sixers-s ... x-mudronja
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Re: 2018/19 NBL Season + Off-season News

Postby Gozu » Wed May 29, 2019 12:11 am

In a big coup for the NBL US teen star R.J. Hampton has announced live on ESPN that he has signed with the NZ Breakers under the NBL's Next Stars program. The 18 year old 6'5" PG is currently ranked as the sixth highest draft prospect for the 2020 NBA Draft and turned down college offers from Duke, Kansas and Kentucky to come to the NBL. Hampton just graduated from Little Elm High School in Texas.

http://nbl.com.au/news/article/nbl-unve ... rj-hampton
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Re: 2018/19 NBL Season + Off-season News

Postby heater31 » Wed May 29, 2019 1:01 pm

Gozu wrote:In a big coup for the NBL US teen star R.J. Hampton has announced live on ESPN that he has signed with the NZ Breakers under the NBL's Next Stars program. The 18 year old 6'5" PG is currently ranked as the sixth highest draft prospect for the 2020 NBA Draft and turned down college offers from Duke, Kansas and Kentucky to come to the NBL. Hampton just graduated from Little Elm High School in Texas.

http://nbl.com.au/news/article/nbl-unve ... rj-hampton
Is the reaction of the US media as hyped as the press here are making it?


This sort of NCAA debate about the exploitation of the players get a few US commentators fired up.
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Re: 2018/19 NBL Season + Off-season News

Postby Gozu » Wed May 29, 2019 6:45 pm

heater31 wrote:Is the reaction of the US media as hyped as the press here are making it?


This sort of NCAA debate about the exploitation of the players get a few US commentators fired up.


https://nba.nbcsports.com/2019/05/28/hi ... australia/

I'm not really sure but it is a pretty big deal for such a highly touted player to do this. Ferguson was considered a fringe first round pick and Bowen a likely second round pick but this guy is expected to go Top 10 maybe even Top 5 in next year's draft.
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Re: 2018/19 NBL Season + Off-season News

Postby Gozu » Thu May 30, 2019 11:48 pm

Big day today for NBL news with Melbourne United finally confirming they have signed star import Shawn Long with the ex-Breaker signing a 1 year deal.

http://www.nbl.com.au/news/article/shaw ... -melbourne

Also the Cairns Taipans have announced the signing of former Hawks & Crocs guard Mirko Djeric who has spent the past three years playing in Serbia.

http://www.nbl.com.au/news/article/cair ... rko-djeric

The South-East Melbourne Phoenix have won their inaugural game on their China trip beating Jiangsu Dragons in Nanjing 92-73. Kyle Adnam top scored for the Phoenix with 23 points, Dan Trist had 19 and Kendall Stephens added 14 points.

Finally the NBL have named the select team for the annual series against China starting next month. The three game series starts June 19 in Qingdao, the second game is in Nantong on June 21 and the final game Changzhou on June 23. All three games will be live on NBL TV, the first two games will also be live on Fox Sports however the third game will be on delay.

The full NBL team is:

Ramone Moore – Adelaide 36ers
Daniel Johnson – Adelaide 36ers
Kevin White – Adelaide 36ers
Mitch Norton – Perth Wildcats
Clint Steindl – Perth Wildcats
Josh Boone – Illawarra Hawks
Craig Moller – Sydney Kings
Kyle Adnam – South East Melbourne Phoenix
Corey Webster – New Zealand Breakers
Demetrius Conger – Free Agent
Majok Majok – Free Agent
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