NBL News : David Barlow re-ups with Melbourne

From nbl.com.au : Melbourne United have announced that David Barlow is returning for the 2019/20 NBL season. Barlow has a stellar NBL19, winding back the clock to average his most points (11.7 per game), rebounds (4.5) and assists (2) since the 2008/09 NBL season. After an injury-ravaged middle portion of his career, Barlow truly found his place in the league once again last season, playing in every United game and shooting 41% from three-point land. He scored 15 points or more on 10 occasions in the 2018/19 season, highlighted by 24 points…

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Tom Jervis signs with Cairns

From nbl.com.au : The Cairns Taipans have announced the signing of three-time NBL Champion Tom Jervis for their upcoming 2019/20 campaign. The experienced 211cm centre commits to Cairns on a two-year deal, after playing for the Perth Wildcats and Brisbane Bullets, achieving averages of 7.1 points and 4.8 rebounds across his six-year career. Taipans Head Coach Mike Kelly said that he was pleased he could acquire Jervis’ signature, and that all of his winning traits were transferrable to the Cairns program. “Tom is good player on both ends of the court. Tom frees up his…

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Melo Trimble signs with Melbourne United

The Melbourne United announced today that they have signed All-NBL second teamer Melo Trimble to a one-year contract. The University of Maryland product player for the Cairns Taipans last season, playing in all 28 of the club’s games where he averaged 22.5 points, 4.6 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 34 minutes per contest. Trimble started off with a bang setting a club record for most points in a debut when he dropped 32 in his first game. He scored in double figures in all but one game, scoring…

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Andrew Bogut’s play is putting the NBL on NBA Radars

From nbl.com.au : Andrew Bogut keeps getting asked about the NBL, and those in the NBA are listening after his stellar start to the Playoffs with the Golden State Warriors. Speaking with the Daily Telegraph’s Matt Logue, Bogut has opened up on the added intrigue in the NBL he is seeing in NBA circles. “People are now genuinely intrigued,” Bogut told The Daily Telegraph. “I think this is a perfect storm for the NBL, especially for myself to come over here and play valuable minutes for a championship contending team. “People over…

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Tom Jervis not returning to Perth

From nbl.com.au : The Perth Wildcats have announced that Tom Jervis won’t be returning to the Club, with the championship winning big man opting to explore other options. Jervis returned to Perth last season after two seasons with Brisbane, averaging 3.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 0.9 assists over 33 games. The WA-local became a three-time champion with the Wildcats in the recent Grand Final series win over Melbourne United. Jervis began his NBL career with the Wildcats in the 2013/14 season, winning a championship in his first year as well as…

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Andrew Bogut will return to NBL after NBA Playoffs

From nbl.com.au: Andrew Bogut is in the midst of the Golden State Warriors playoff run, but he has re-affirmed his commitment to the Sydney Kings, making it clear he would turn down another NBA offer to return to the NBL. Speaking with Matt Logue from the Sunday Telegraph, Bogut indicated that he had no intention on turning his back on the Kings, even if another NBA deal did come from another team. “The be all and end all is that I gave my word (to the Kings),” Bogut told The Sunday…

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Perth re-signs Clint Steindl for two years

From nbl.com.au: The Perth Wildcats have re-signed guard Clint Steindl for two more seasons, meaning the sharp-shooter will call Perth home until at least 2021. Steindl joined the Wildcats in 2017 and became a championship player for the first time this year. The 30-year-old is thrilled to be remaining in Perth. “I’m happy, excited and relieved to have signed back here. I love it here and I get another two years to build on what we’ve done here so far,” he said. “You win a championship; you want to stick…

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Brisbane Bullets sign former 36er Nathan Sobey

From nbl.com.au : The Brisbane Bullets have secured Australian Boomer and All-NBL Second Team guard Nathan Sobey as their first free agent addition to the roster. Sobey joins the Bullets on a three-year deal which will have him at the Club until the end of the 2021-22 season. The move to Brisbane comes after five years at the Adelaide 36ers for Sobey, and one year with the Cairns Taipans. Sobey was involved in grand finals series with both teams, including the 2017-18 series for the 36ers against Melbourne United. Bullets Head…

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Perth defeats Melbourne 97-84 to win Grand Final

From nbl.com.au : The Perth Wildcats are again the toast of the NBL winning their ninth championship on Sunday in front of 10,007 fans at Melbourne Arena. The Wildcats have won their record-extending ninth NBL championship but have clinched it on the road for the first time in 29 years beating Melbourne 97-84 in Game 4 making the statement on the road. The Grand Final Series began with strong home victories for both teams in the opening two games, but it was quite the statement Perth made on Friday night…

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Terrico White’s big night pushes Perth to 2-1 lead in Grand Finals

From nbl.com.au : The home team dominance of this series especially after half-time continued on Friday night and it was quite the remarkably emphatic second half showing by the Wildcats in front of their rowdiest home crowd of 13,412 of the season. With both Perth and Melbourne winning their opening home games of the best-of-five series on the back of coming out and dominating the start of the second half, it was a similar story on Friday night. But this time the Wildcats really rammed home their advantage on the…

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