Boomers surprised by Simmons revelation

Australia’s basketball coach is in the dark over whether NBA star Ben Simmons will play at the World Cup. Simmons’ agent has reportedly said the Philadelphia 76ers superstar will skip the showpiece tournament starting in late August. But the reports come as a surprise to Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis. “The reality of the professional basketball environment is that being available […]

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NBA: Horford signs with 76ers as Harris rejoins, will make formidable front line with Simmons

NEW YORK (AFP) – Five-time National Basketball Association All-Star centre Al Horford signed with the Philadelphia 76ers, as forward Tobias Harris rejoined the team on Wednesday (July 10) to complete deals that were revealed last week. The moves give the 76ers a powerhouse front line, adding former Boston star Horford as the player who gave returning Philadelphia star centre Joel […]

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Clippers rock NBA with Leonard, George coup

LA bound: Kahwi Leonard.Credit:AP As the rest of the NBA hurried to make their free agency decisions, Kawhi Leonard took his time. For the Los Angeles Clippers, the wait was well worth it. Not only have the Clippers landed Leonard, the reigning NBA finals MVP and the most coveted free agent this summer, they also added a second marquee star […]

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No. 4 recruit, forward Johnson, commits to Duke

Top-five rising senior Jalen Johnson announced his commitment to Duke on Thursday. Johnson chose the Blue Devils over Kentucky, Arizona and Wisconsin. A 6-foot-8 small forward from Nicolet High School (Wisconsin), Johnson is ranked No. 4 in the 2020 class. He’s the top small forward in the class. He averaged 17.0 points and 9.2 rebounds on the Nike EYBL circuit […]

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Tasmania could return to NBL as Kestelman begins talks

Tasmania could return to the NBL. NBL owner Larry Kestelman has entered an exclusive negotiating period with Glenorchy City Council to purchase the Derwent Entertainment Centre in Hobart and if successful this would pave the way to put a team in the Apple Isle within the next two years. The Hobart Devils played in the NBL until 1995.Credit:NBL The NBL […]

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