Posts Tagged ‘NBL’

Jonny Flynn to sign with the Melbourne Tigers?

From Yahoo! Sports: The Melbourne Tigers have lured former top-10 NBA draft pick Jonny Flynn to Australia in one of the biggest signings in NBL history. A No.6 pick in the 2009 NBA draft, the point guard has been through clubs Minnesota, Houston, Portland and, most recently, Detroit…. Melbourne coach Chris Anstey said Flynn, who […]

NBA looking for a mate Downunder

This is such big news that I felt it was worthy of more than just a Tweet. It seems the NBA is looking to rebuild its partnership with the NBL, a partnership we haven’t see since the last time Leon Trimmingham threw down a reverse windmill against the Geelong Supercats. Brooks Meek, the NBA vice-president of […]

Sunday Six Pack: Misfiring Aussies, Vince and the 81

ONE: Kicking off the Aussie round-up with the Bogey Man, I’d like to first point out that he is still the league-leading shot blocker. You know, just in case there’s anyone reading this thinking he isn’t All-Star worthy. He’s also 5th in the league in rebounds per game with 11.5, confirming what we already knew […]

Sunday Six Pack: Playoff Seeds, TV and the Enigmatic C’s

ONE: When I saw the email that landed in my inbox last night I almost froze: “Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut out with middle back pain”. Surely, after appearing injury free for most of the season and playing at an All-Star level, the Big Aussie hadn’t been struck down when it mattered most? Upon further […]

Sunday Six Pack: Body Fat, BT and the Fevolution

ONE: It’s that time of year where every man and his dog starts doing NBA team previews for the upcoming season. It’s a fun time, because no matter how bad your team is, you can still convince yourself that with a bit of luck you’ll be in the playoffs. You can use words like “potential” […]

Sunday Six Pack: Kobe-Lebron, the NBL and Chauncey Love

It’s been a while since the last Six Pack, mostly due to my USA travels, but with a lot happening in the world of basketball both abroad and at home, I thought it was about time to crack open a few. ONE: The state of NBL basketball continues to be in turmoil. Several people (including […]

End of the NBL?

What’s going on here? I’ve been back in the country barely two days and the NBL starts to fall apart? I like many others have been desperately waiting for an announcement from the league regarding the Expression of Interest process for next season, and all of a sudden we have the South Dragons pulling out […]

Sunday Six Pack – Wade vs Lebron, Unsung Player Day and the Death of the NBL

ONE: I just want to put this out there. After another ridiculous display from Wade today, 50 points in a triple-OT thriller against Utah, it is looking very likely Miami will hold on to finish 4th or 5th. I don’t care who the Heat face in the first round, whether it’s Atlanta or Detroit, they […]

Sunday Six Pack – the returning Answer, the embarrassing Magic and the setting Suns

ONE: It was reported earlier in the week that Andrew Bogut is beginning his transition from complete rest to basketball-related activities, which is good news for the Bucks. Also written earlier in the week was this great piece on the Bucks website about Bogut and Coach Skiles – truly worth your reading. Quote from Bogut: […]

The NBA’s Top 10 Aussie Ballers: An Australia Day Tribute

The NBA has become a truly international sport. Last season there were 75 non-US players on NBA rosters, many of them amongst the league’s elite: Yao, Dirk, Nash, Ginobili and Parker to name a few. When you talk about the Australian contingent most people probably think of Andrew Bogut, and maybe hold vague memories of […]