2017/18 NBL Preview

The National Basketball League (Australia) Blitz has begun – the preseason Tournament that sees all of the teams hit the court in the home stretch of preseason action before the real stuff starts. This year the Blitz has moved away from Brisbane and is taking place in country Victoria for a few days before the…

2017 NBA Draft

The 2017 NBA Draft took place this morning (AEST) and the NBA teams were wheeling and dealing their way through 60 picks.

Who Should Start the NBA All-Star Game? (East)

We’ve all seen the results from the fan voting thus far and unfortunately it is more about popularity than it is about the displays on the basketball court. If the fans had their way Zaza Pachulia would be the starting centre for the Western Conference, a player averaging 5.6ppg and 5.8rpg. Going by the fan…

NBA All Star Voting Should Exclude Fans

Alright this is getting absolutely ridiculous, fans should have absolutely no say in voting for any type of accolade in the NBA. The NBA All Star Weekend is getting near and the highlight is the All Star Game between the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference and fan voting closes in the coming days. Two…

2016 NBA Free Agency

Crazy, crazy, crazy…. There have been some unbelievable contracts dished out over the first few days of the 2016 NBA Free Agency period, find a rolling list of all the moves below – Atlanta Hawks Kent Bazemore agrees to four year, $70 million deal. Dwight Howard agrees to three year, $70.5 million deal. Malcolm Delaney…

Grading the NBA Draft (Part 3)

Continuing on…. Los Angeles Clippers: In: Brice Johnson (#25), David Michineau (#39), Diamond Stone (#40) Out: Cheick Diallo (#33) The Clippers need to add depth in general to their roster, once their starting five leave the floor so too does their game. Brice Johnson is the best pickup they got here, he should be able…

Grading the 2016 NBA Draft (Part 2)

Continuing our grading of the 2016 NBA Draft, we pick things up with the Dallas Mavericks – Dallas Mavericks: In: A.J. Hammons (#46) A good shot blocker and defender down low, needs work if he has to be stretched to defend further out. The Mavs needed a centre and they have one with some good…

Grading the 2016 NBA Draft (Part 1)

It seems a little redundant to grade a Draft without seeing how players have gone in their new environs but it’s always fun to speculate based on the body of work seen by those players so far and the make up of each teams roster. So, here is the grading of the NBA Draft Part…

2016 NBA Draft

Good morning and good evening ladies and gentlemen, I’m Mark Vallance and welcome to our now annual running coverage/discussion/blog of the NBA Draft. I’m flying solo this time around though with JT Goodman unable to join us from across the world. Let’s get into it! This could be a hotly contested Draft with a number…

Aussies in the NBA Draft

With the NBA Draft set to take place tomorrow morning (Friday) from 9am (AEST) and Ben Simmons looking the likely number one pick, it’s time to look back at how previous Aussies have fared in their quest to make it in the NBA. The list below is of Australian players who have played in the…

Grading the Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers have run over the top of the Golden State Warriors to win the 2015/2016 NBA Championship! The first time in 52 years that a sporting team from Cleveland has won a Championship. Here’s how the players went – Matthew Dellavedova: Played very few minutes the longer the Finals series went but when…

Grading the Golden State Warriors

  The Golden State Warriors couldn’t hold on against a rampaging Cleveland Cavaliers in the final three games of the NBA Finals and as a result the Cavaliers have brought a sporting championship to Cleveland for the first time in 52 years. Who could have stepped up more for the Warriors, who tried their heart…