August 14 2020 NBL21 Free Agency

from nbl.com.au: 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. SIGNING SNAPSHOT: JORDAN NGATAI TO CAIRNS Signed by: Cairns Taipans The deal: Two years (club option final year) Age: 27 2019-20 team: New Zealand Breakers 2019-20 stats (per game): 1.2 points, 1.2 rebounds, 27.3 FG%, 26.9 3P%, 50.0 FT% Projected role: Back-up wing. Quote: “Jordan is a talented, tough, team-first player… I want to continue to see him grow in our…

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NBL21 Free Agency: Perth signs John Mooney

from nbl.com.au : The Perth Wildcats have announced the signing of American power forward John Mooney. Standing at 206cm and weighing 111kg, Mooney was the NCAA leader in both defensive rebounds and double-doubles last season at Notre Dame. The 23-year-old is excited to begin his professional career with the reigning NBL champions. “I’m humbled and flattered for the interest Perth has given me and I couldn’t be more excited to have signed my deal. I understand the Wildcats organisation values winning, working hard and setting a great example for the…

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NBL21 Free Agency Analysis- Perth signs Kevin White

From nbl.com.au : 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. SIGNING SNAPSHOT: KEVIN WHITE TO THE PERTH WILDCATS Signed by: Perth Wildcats The deal: One year Age: 33 2019-20 team: Adelaide 36ers 2019-20 stats (per game): 1.7 points, 1.2 assists, 42.9 FG%, 44.4 3P% 100.0 FT% (3/3) Projected role: Back-up point guard. Quote: “Kevie’s a tough defender, hard-nosed and, while nobody can replace Damo, we want to fill some of…

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Perth Wildcat legend Damian Martin hangs up the sneakers

from nbc.com.au : After 13 seasons, 342 NBL games, and a legacy of achievements that may never be repeated, Damian Martin has made the decision to retire. The Perth Wildcats legend made the announcement in front of family, teammates and club staff at the team’s Bendat Basketball Centre practice facility on Tuesday. Looking back at his career, Martin said the best way to describe it is a “complete surprise”. “It’s been well beyond anything I ever thought was possible, and probably something I won’t be really appreciative of until I…

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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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Nick Kay signs with Spanish club Real Betis

From the nbl.com.au: Two-time NBL champion Nick Kay has signed with Real Betis in Spain for the coming season. Kay opted out of his contract in May of 2020 to assess his opportunities outside of the NBL. The Spanish club made the signing official, revealing Kay as their latest recruit on social media. Kay started his NBL career with the Townsville Crocodiles in 2015/16, claiming Rookie of the Year honours before moving to the Hawks where he spent two seasons. He joined the Wildcats in 2018, winning a championship in…

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Bryce Cotton re-signs with Perth

The Perth Wildcats have Bryce Cotton back in the fold. Sunday night on his Instagram, the two-time Grand Final MVP said “Glad to be back for another three seasons.” View this post on Instagram 🎥: @aeroture_aus ..Glad to be back for another 3 seasons ❗️#111forthecity A post shared by C11 BY BRYCE COTTON (@b_cotton11) on May 25, 2020 at 7:47pm PDT “I’m back for the next three seasons and I couldn’t be happier sharing this news. There’s no place like home.” Wildcats head coach Trevor Gleason was pleased, to say…

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Nicholas Kay opts of contract with Wildcats

From nbl.com.au: Two-time championship-winning forward Nicholas Kay has exercised his right under the NBL and the Australian Basketball Players’ Association’s collective bargaining agreement to opt out of his contract with the Perth Wildcats. Kay joined the Wildcats in 2018 and experienced immediate success, winning championships in both 2019 and 2020. He became one of the NBL’s top players, named in the All-NBL First Team in both seasons, and represented Australia at the 2019 FIBA World Cup. The 27-year-old said it was a difficult decision. “What a journey the last two…

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Perth’s Bryce Cotton opts out of contract

From nbl.com.au : Reigning MVP and Grand Final MVP Bryce Cotton has announced that he will test the market as per the terms of the NBL’s agreement with the Players Association. Perth will retain Cotton’s NBL rights should he return to the competition in NBL21. Cotton announced his decision on Instagram.

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NBL Statement on the Grand Final

From nbl.com.au: The NBL wishes to clarify and respond to comments made in respect to the Hungry Jack’s NBL Grand Final Series presented by MG. Given the escalating threat of COVID-19 over recent weeks, the NBL regularly consulted with both the Sydney Kings and Perth Wildcats right throughout the series. The NBL made the decision to proceed with game one as planned in Sydney on Sunday March 8. In the days leading into game two in Perth last Friday we were in constant contact with both teams. A number of…

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