NBL News: National Basketball League announces tip-off date for 2021-22 campaign

From nbl.com.au: The National Basketball League (NBL) has announced the highly anticipated 2021/22 Hungry Jack’s NBL season will commence on Thursday, November 18. The competition is riding a wave of unprecedented momentum following a history-making, multi-million-dollar broadcast deal and a significant uplift in interest and anticipation off the back of the Australian Boomers’ bronze medal win at the Tokyo Olympics. Hungry Jack’s NBL Commissioner Jeremy Loeliger said: “It is an exciting day for the league and an extremely exciting time for basketball in general. “Having a start date confirmed for…

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NBL News: Corey Webster and NZ Breakers part ways

From nbl.com.au: The New Zealand Breakers are parting ways with star Shooting Guard Corey Webster. The departure is by mutual consent despite two years still to run on his contract. The 32-year-old is the fifth most capped player in Breakers’ history behind Tom Abercrombie, Mika Vukona, Paul Henare, and Alex Pledger. He finishes his career at the Breakers, having played 236 games over 11 seasons, and was part of the team that won NBL championships in 2011, 2013, and 2015. Webster has had four separate stints at the club stretching…

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NBL News: Makur Maker signs with Kings as part of Next Stars

From nbl.com.au: The Hungry Jack’s National Basketball League (NBL) is pleased to announce Makur Maker will join the Brydens Lawyers Sydney Kings as part of the NBL Next Stars program. Maker joins a Kings program that has become a breeding ground for NBA talent over recent years and the 20-year-old will be aiming to improve his stocks ahead of next year’s NBA Draft. Former Sydney players Didi Louzada (New Orleans Pelicans) and Jae’Sean Tate (Houston Rockets) are now thriving in the NBA, while former Kings coach Will Weaver is an…

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NBL News: Breakers sign PG Peyton Silva

From nbl.com.au: The Sky Sport Breakers have confirmed the signing of US point guard Peyton Siva as their first import for NBL22. 30-year-old Siva and his family are in a MIQ facility in Rotorua and will complete quarantine on Wednesday. Siva arrives having played 26 games for EuroLeague club Alba Berlin last season, averaging 10.1 points, 5.2 assists, and 1.2 steals. Siva became a free agent at the end of the 2021 season and was expected to stay in Europe before being snapped up by the Breakers. “In all honesty,…

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Jaylen Adams signs with Sydney Kings for NBL22

From nbl.com.au: The Brydens Lawyers Sydney Kings have announced the signing of import point-guard Jaylen Adams. Adams joins the Club following three years playing in the NBA and G-League. Known for his prolific scoring and playmaking ability, Adams is a marksman from three-point range, averaging 40% from behind the arc in the 2019-20 season. Adams also prides himself on his defensive presence and ability to create for others; a two-way player to run the offence is exactly what the Kings front office were looking for. Hailing from Hanover, Maryland, Adams…

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NBL22: Melbourne signs Callum Dalton

From nbl.com.au: Melbourne United has signed 21-year-old centre Callum Dalton on a one-year deal. The 207cm Australian has been a Development Player at the Brisbane Bullets for the past two seasons, taking to the court three times in NBL21. Dalton will join the reigning champions to further bolster the stock of ‘talls’ on the roster. Dalton enjoyed a promising junior career and has represented Australia at both the FIBA U17 World Championships in 2016, and the FIBA U19 World Championships in 2019. He will now look to take his game…

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NBL22: Jarrod Kenny re-signs with Cairns

From nbl.com.au: The CQUniversity Cairns Taipans will welcome back point guard Jarrod Kenny, who has re-signed for his fourth consecutive season in orange. The 35-year-old first joined the Taipans on a two-year deal in 2018 and signed another contract ahead of 2020-2021. Kenny makes his return to the Far North after suiting up in the NZNBL for a remarkable 20th season, with his Hawks dealt a narrow loss from the Saints (77-75) in the Grand Final last night. He won the 2020 New Zealand Championship with the Nuggets. “JK” also…

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NBL: Humphries and Giddey lead 36ers to victory over Breakers

From nbl.com.au: It was anything but a two-man show, but Isaac Humphries and Josh Giddey showed they are going to help make the Adelaide 36ers tough to beat this season leading the Sixers to an 88-78 over the New Zealand Breakers. The 36ers were playing their fifth consecutive home game at Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Wednesday night and on the back of a flying start, and with Humphries and Giddey showing the way, the Sixers led from go to woe to win by 10. It’s the first time the 36ers…

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Big-time Doubleheader to tip off NBL21 Season

From nbl.com.au: The 2020-21 Hungry Jack’s NBL Season will tip off on Friday January 15 with a blockbuster double header to open the league’s 43rd season. Last season’s finalists the Cairns Taipans will meet the new look Hawks led by recently returned master coach Brian Goorjian. This will be followed by reigning champions the Perth Wildcats taking on Melbourne United as they begin their campaign for a third consecutive title. The NBL today announced a revised schedule for the first two rounds of the season. The opening round of games…

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Accessing every NBL21 roster

From Liam Santamaria at nbl.com.au: Can you believe it? After the longest off-season in NBL history we’re now only two weeks from opening night. NBL21 is just around the corner! So, as we approach the start of the season, let’s take stock of where each club currently sits in terms of their roster. Of course, most teams are locked, loaded and ready to go. Some, however, still have a final piece to add to their puzzle. As a bit of a snapshot, I’ve listed each squad’s returning players, their new…

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