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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NBL21 Free Agency: SE Melbourne signs Keifer Sykes

From nbl.com.au: The South East Melbourne Phoenix have announced the signing of high-flying American point guard Keifer Sykes as their second import on a one-year deal. The 26-year-old Chicago native has played for a number of clubs across the world – most recently at EuroLeague giants Panathinaikos – since finishing a stellar college career at Green Bay. He’s also represented Cleveland, Golden State and Denver at the NBA Summer League, and the Austin Spurs in the NBA G-League. Sykes won two Horizon League Player of the Year awards at college,…

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NBL21 Free Agency: Adelaide 36ers sign Donald Sloan

From nbl.com.au: The Adelaide 36ers have announced the signing of US import, and former NBA guard Donald Sloan for the NBL21 season. From Louisiana, Donald’s career has included significant stints in the NBA, NBA G-League, Chinese Basketball Association and also the Basketball Bundesliga in Germany. The 32-year-old, 191 cm guard most recently played with Baskets Bonn in the Basketball Bundesliga. Averaging 11.7 points a contest in Germany before Covid 19 ceased play. In the season prior, Donald posted 25.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game for the Jiangsu…

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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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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 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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Dan Drida re-ups with Ilawarra

from nbc.com.au : The Hawks have made another key signing ahead of the 2020/21 Hungry Jack’s NBL season, with emerging star Dan Grida committing to the club for a further two years. Grida hasn’t missed a game for The Hawks since joining the team in 2018 and is set to play a key role in the new era of the club. Discovered at the NBL Next Gen Camp, Grida was recruited by The Hawks and received a call-up for the Boomers last year. He is currently recovering from an ACL injury he suffered…

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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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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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