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 : Matthew Dellavedova signs with Melbourne United

From nbl.com.au: Melbourne United have announced the signing of Australian basketball superstar Matthew Dellavedova on a three-year deal. The 30-year-old has played eight seasons in the NBA after going undrafted in 2013, amassing almost 450 NBA games at the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Milwaukee Bucks. The Maryborough native won the 2016 NBA Championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers, playing a key role on the defensive end against Stephen Curry and other star guards. Dellavedova has also represented Australia at both the London and Rio Olympics as well as at the past…

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Melbourne gets tough win over New Zealand 84-78

From nbl.com.au: Melbourne United leaned heavily on its stars and they came up with the goods in a gritty 84-78 win over the New Zealand Breakers on Saturday night. Jock Landale (15 points, 11 rebounds), Scotty Hopson (19 points, three assists) and Chris Goulding (12 points, four assists) all stepped up to make sure their club secured a win over the Breakers despite an inspiring 31-point haul from budding New Zealand star Finn Delany. The win sees Melbourne’s record improve to 16-5 while the Breakers drop to 5-13. With the…

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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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Melbourne and Casey Prather agree to part ways

from melbourneutd.com.au: Melbourne United and Casey Prather have agreed to mutually terminate the second season of his agreement. The 29-year-old forward joined the club in 2017 and played a big part in Melbourne United’s maiden Championship, his third consecutive NBL title. Prather, known for his elite athleticism and crowd-stunning highlights, quickly became a fan favourite. However, due to the unprecedented turn of events over the past year and changes to league operating rules, both parties have agreed to head in a different direction. “Casey is a fantastic player and an…

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NBL21 Free Agency Signing Analysis : Yudai Baba to the Melbourne United

from nbl.com.au: Signing Snapshot: Yudai Baba to Melbourne With free agency underway, NBL Media’s Liam Santamaria is taking a look at each and every signing and breaking down what it all means ahead of #NBL21. Signed by: Melbourne United  The deal: One year Age: 24 2019-20 team: Texas Legends (NBA G League) 2019-20 stats (per game): 6.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 50.5 FG%, 41.5 3P%, 70.0 FT% Projected role: Back-up shooting guard. Quote: “We haven’t signed a Special Restricted Player before, so we are definitely excited to have signed Baba and…

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NBL21 Free Agency: Yudai Baba signs one-year deal with Melbourne United

From nbl.com.au : Melbourne United have announced the signing of Japanese national Yudai Baba for the 2020-21 NBL Season. Baba has been signed as a Special Restricted Player and is classified as a local player on the Melbourne United roster. The 24-year-old has most recently been playing in the NBA’s G-League for the Texas Legends after he was signed in late 2019 to the Dallas Mavericks. He played 41 games for the Legends, before the G-League season was cut short due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The 196cm guard from Toyama,…

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NBL21 Free Agency- Duke’s Jack White signs with Melbourne United

From nbl.com.au: Melbourne United have signed former Duke Blue Devils captain Jack White on a three-year deal. The 22 year-old from Traralgon has spent the past four seasons with the Blue Devils under legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski and alongside recent first round draft picks including Zion Williamson, Jayson Tatum, RJ Barrett, Marvin Bagley III, Wendall Carter Jnr, Grayson Allen, Luke Kennard, Harry Giles and Cam Reddish. Krzyzewski praised White’s qualities as a player on and off the court. “Jack was just the best teammate ever. Hard worker – came to work…

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What you need to know heading into NBL21 Free Agency

from Liam Santamaria at nbl.com.au : By Liam Santamaria It’s been a long wait but the 2020 free agency period is finally here. Delayed over three months by the Coronavirus pandemic, free agency will officially open across the NBL this Wednesday. Let’s gooooo! There are some big names in play this off-season, including two members of last year’s World Cup Boomers team – Chris Goulding and Cam Gliddon – who are both currently out of contract. Teams are also looking to bolster their stocks of local talent as they prepare…

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Melbourne beats down Sydney 120-85 in Game 2

From nbl.com.au: Melbourne United said they wouldn’t let their Game 1 capitulation hurt their confidence and they proved this with the most remarkable demolition job of the regular season champion Sydney Kings at Melbourne Arena on Monday night. Melbourne turned on a record-setting performance to thrash the NBL title favourites 125-80 and force a deciding Game 3 at Qudos Bank Arena on Thursday night as their best-of-three series is now tied 1-1. United came into the season with high hopes having played in the previous two Grand Finals and then…

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