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THE Opals today avenged their recent European tour loss to rapidly emerging Canada 80-67 ahead of additional Rio Olympics preparation games with France and USA.
AUSTRALIA has taken down former Olympic champion Argentina 84-83 in Argentina and done it without Andrew Bogut and Joe Ingles.
THE Adelaide 36ers will run with three imports this NBL season, Eric Jacobsen officially joining Jerome Randle and Terrance Ferguson for 2016-17.
A LEAK has cost Australia its men’s basketball pre-Olympics warm-up game against arch international rival Lithuania ... but not a security leak.
FORMER Duke shooting guard Andre Dawkins appears to be on the radar of the Brisbane Bullets and Sydney Kings but Europe also has targeted the sweet shooter.
IT’S always somewhat amusing when a coach compounds a controversial decision with an epithet along the lines of “no-one else knows what they’re talking about”.
JEROME Randle touched down in Adelaide today while across the continent, new Sydney Kings coach Andrew Gaze was lauding Australia as a playing destination.
INSERT Andrew Bogut, all 213cm of him, into the middle of the Boomers’ defence, and you know Andrej Lemanis’ wingmen can gamble.
WE might be starting to think the USA is vulnerable in Rio, but coach Mike Krzyzewski is confident he has a defensive unit with gold in its sights.
A EUROLEAGUE champion, an NBA forward and a former NBL MVP all will feature in the 2016-17 NBL season. October 6 tip-off cannot come soon enough.
BASKETBALL may appear the most vulnerable team sport ahead of next year’s advent of the AFL national women’s league, but any “hit” will be minimal.
THE WNBA's Seattle Storm today honours its greatest champion, Lauren Jackson on her retirement, retiring the superstar's #15 uniform.
IT was a different Boomers team which last night packed off the Pac-12 College AllStars 93-63 at Hisense Arena to sweep the Farewell Series.
MELBOURNE Boomers may have secured a WNBL star out from under everyone's nose by signing former Duke University star and WNBA-experienced 196cm centre Chante Black.
MATTHEW Dellavedova should move the Boomers "into the green" with Australia's latest NBA champion ready to lead it tonight against the Pac-12 AllStars at Hisense Arena.
SOMEONE forgot to tell the Pac-12 AllStars they were supposed to be playing the Washington Generals to the Boomers' Harlem Globetrotters last night.
OUR Opals team for the Rio Olympic Games was named today and truly, if you follow such things closely, there were NO surprises.
ANDREW Bogut and Damian Martin have won Gold for Australia before and are two of the big selections in the Boomers' 12 for the Rio Olympics.
THE basketball world is buzzing with news Kevin Lisch and Damian Martin both will be in the Boomers' 12 for Rio, with Brad Newley the shock omission.
*FLASHBACKS, my irregular "lucky dip" where I just reach into my drawers of old Australian basketball stuff and transcribe or post whatever I find for you.* Let's have an Olympic revisit!