New Zealand made the loudest statement of the last two rounds with clutch baskets and headstrong play against Perth resulting in two wins in their top of the table clashes. They haven’t lost since October 8th against Cairns. Perth took those two losses as one would expect a humbled champion to take them: coming out […]Read more "2017-18 NBL Power Rankings RD 6-7: Return of the MVP to bring back Gaze’s smile"
There’s been a fair bit of movement in the power rankings over the past few weeks but the league appears to be settling into place. These power rankings are determined by many factors, including both offensive and defensive ratings, who you beat, who beat you and how you played. The stats noted have been provided by RealGM.com and […]Read more "2017-18 NBL POWER RANKINGS RD 3-5:"
Round 2 gave fans a glimpse of some rising young talent in the NBL. Kyle Adnam may have had the brightest impact but he wasn’t alone, as a bevy of young men shined through for some time in the spotlight. Dexter Kernich-Drew showed why he is a microwave marksmen to be feared for Perth. Majok Deng, may be all arms […]Read more "2017-18 NBL POWER RANKINGS RD 2: Lesser-lights shine through as Hawks take a tumble."
What better way to kick off the NBL’s 40th Anniversary celebrations than with a barnburner first up between Melbourne United and the Adelaide 36ers, followed by another heart pumper between Cairns and Illawarra. It’s the first time the opening two games were decided by two points or less. The Sydney Kings and Melbourne United franchises also created history by […]Read more "2017-18 NBL POWER RANKINGS RD 1: History Making"
In what was the tightest season in NBL history, the Illawarra Hawks concluded their 2016-17 regular season with a 15-13 record, clinching a playoff berth in the final round of the season by crushing the Brisbane Bullets 106-79. Once in the playoffs, Rob Beveridge continued to show why he is one of the brightest coaches of the past […]Read more "Illawarra Hawks: 2017-18 NBL Season Preview"
THE PERTH WILDCATS ARE NBL CHAMPIONS … AGAIN! The words have become synonymous with the National Basketball League (NBL): Perth Wildcats and NBL championships. If you are from the West and a fan of the Wildcats, there must be an immense feeling of pride. Pride in the organisation’s unrelenting dominance, which simply put, is now the gold […]Read more "Perth Wildcats: 2017-18 NBL Season Preview"
What went right? In the lead up to its first season in the NBL since folding in 2008, it was off the court – away from the spotlights on the freshly painted and waxed Brisbane Entertainment Centre playing court – that Brisbane got right. 6-time NBL Champion CJ Bruton was the first official appointment of the club, brought onboard […]Read more "Brisbane Bullets – Season in Review"