Ganymede 86
Years ago

NZNBL 2014 season thread

Just thought I'd start a thread for the 2014 NZ league.
The 2014 NZ League started last night with Shane Heal in his coaching debut for the Wellington Saints having an overtime win 93 - 91 over Tab Baldwins Hawkes Bay Hawks.
Import Forward Ernest Scott had 26 for the Saints with ex Breakers development player Dion Prewster next with 21. Lindsay Tait and Import Centre Elijah Obade also stood for the Saints with Tait having 17pts and 14ast but on 5/19Fg and Obade with 16pts and 16reb. For the Hawks standouts were Everard Bartlett with 15pts 7reb, Import Forward Kareem Johnson 14pts 12reb Jarrod Kenny (current Breakers training squad member) with 14pts 7ast and other import forward Dustin Scott with 14pts and 8 reb.
Other games for the round tomorrow are the Southland Sharks with past/current ANBL players Conklin, Te Rangi, Leon Henry, Luke Martin and Braswell in the side playing the Otago Nuggets Mark Dickels team. The Bay Hawks playing the Waikato Pistons (Pero Cameron's team with Casey Frank, Corin Henry, Jack Salt and Zac Carter in the side) and the Nelson Giants (Liam Flynn's team with Phill Jones, Brook Ruscoe, Josh Pace and Mika Vukona in the side) playing the Saints who welcome Corey Webster into the fold tomorrow after sitting out the Hawks game.

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great to see high scoring game to open up the season and overtime was a bonus
hawks legit?
or the saints missing a few pieces?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Saints missing Webster and bj Anthony. Webster back tonight

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bowtie  
Years ago

Sydney Kings Award dinner last night...yep, Madgen MVP.
Am assuming that Coach Heal wasn't there?

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NBomb  
Years ago

A recap of tonight's set of games, with some interesting results: http://nzhoops.co.nz/upsets-galore-in-nbl/

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Wow otago over southland! Anyone here know what troy Payne is like? as he played seabl last year

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The Rock  
Years ago

would like to see more ozzy players having a go in nz
if they arent up their backsides
its a tough league

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Ganymede 86  
Years ago

3 games today.
Wellington Saints 89 Corey Webster 29, Lindsay Tait 21, Elijah Obade 14, Dion Prewster 11 Canterbury Rams 79 Matt Rogers 24, Glen Dandridge 19, Richie Edwards 16.
Manawatu Jets 82 Paul Jones 33, Arthur Trousdell 12, Jeremiah Trueman 10 Taranaki Mountain Airs 74 Adrian Oliver 30, Suleiman Braimoh 16, Aaron Bailey-Nowell 12.
Waikato Pistons 85 Corin Henry 20, Akeem Wright 17, Casey Frank & Zac Carter 12 Super City Rangers 75 Duane Bailey 18, Eric Devendorf 17, Tai Wynyard 14 (He's 16!!!), Christoph Fahrensohn 10.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Heal 3 and 0 so far!

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paul  
Years ago

"would like to see more ozzy players having a go in nz if they arent up their backsides its a tough league"

The number of Aussies playing as imports dropped once the NBL season was lengthened to run into April as NZ clubs wanted their imports there earlier.

With the NBL season being condensed we might well see that number grow again.

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MACDUB  
Years ago


Yeah, I think American imports are also favoured over Australian imports for reasons of marketability.

An American with crazy athleticism, springboard hops and the ability to finish highlight reel plays is going to draw crowds in.

An Australian who is effective and gets the job done, but does it off layups and FT's is not going to sell as well as the American.

The NZNBL has always relied on 'Americanising’ itself - NZ Basketball fans know America is the mecca of basketball and there is a sense of ‘awe’ when an American comes in.

Australian imports have being and will be just as effective as American imports though.

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The Rock  
Years ago

and the ANBL isnt Americanizing itself?

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The Rock  
Years ago

idont care about the marketability factors
nz fans cant afford to buy season tickets or the team jerseys
or anything that really pumps up the league. small stadiums ,
shorter players, highlight reels come and go . we have Abercrombie he does a great job of being athletic

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MACDUB  
Years ago

Well, The Rock, your not the guy funding the team. Or the guy working behind the scenes trying to sort the finances out.

They care. And its crucial that they care.

"highlight reels come and go"

Plain wrong. I have seen some of the nastiest plays in the NZNBL.



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Is there any team that makes a profit in the NZBL? and why arent the other teams doing so well?

name a well known american import that nz fans will flock to go and see this season? sellouts every where he goes?

where are the highlight reels ?
it barely makes the news ? few games on youtube ? crappy streams ?

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NBomb  
Years ago

Bit of a weekly wrap of last week's NBL action, with some extra features: http://nzhoops.co.nz/hoops-highlights-nbl-round-one/

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LC  
Years ago

Round 3 recap now up on PnR...

NZNBL 2014 Round 3: Saints, Giants see double while Payne nabs triple double

Round 3 of the NZNBL kicked off on Thursday 17 April and concluded on Monday 21 April thanks to the lengthy Easter break!

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LC  
Years ago

Round 4 of the NZNBL kicked off on Thursday April 24 and concluded Sunday April 27.

NZNBL 2014 Round 4: Overtime delight on ANZAC day, while worst beats first!

Glen Dandridge had 37 points which included nine....NINE triples!

Cadee with a great start to his NZ stint too.

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LC  
Years ago

Round 5 of the NZNBL has now been won and done.

NZNBL 2014 Round 5: Defending champs receive boost with win over Saints



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Anonymous  
Years ago

Interesting season so far. Surprised hawkes bay are top of the table

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LC  
Years ago

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NBomb  
Years ago

Mid-season award piece on NZhoops - the best players and coaches thus far: http://nzhoops.co.nz/nbl-mid-season-awards/

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LC  
Years ago

Nice.

Round 7 Recap on the New Zealand NBL is now up on pickandroll.com.au;

NZNBL 2014 Round 7: Waikato boosts stocks with dramatic OT win over Nuggets

Kevin Braswell exploded for 39 points!

They don't seem to be having the troubles of their Australian NBL counterparts...





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LC  
Years ago

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LC  
Years ago

Round 9 Recap is now up on PnR:

NZNBL 2014 Round 9: Henare's return spurs Sharks victory

Corey Webster leads the NZNBL in scoring with 27.3ppg, with Jason Cadee close behind with 27ppg.

2014 Bartercard National Basketball League: Stats Leaders



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LC  
Years ago

Round 11 Recap is now up on PnR:

NZNBL 2014 Round 11: League leading Hawks shut out contenders with OT victory

The Supercity Rangers hitch another win off the back of a strong performance from mid-season signing Jason Cadee who has become a cult hero for the Rangers.

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LC  
Years ago

Round 12 recap is now up on PnR:

NZNBL 2014 Round 12: Dickel Triple Doubles while Final Four are set

Jason Cadee continues to show the league why he was such a valuable mid-season pick up with another 32 points performance.

A triple double by Mark Dickel wasn't enough for the Otago Nuggets as they were upset by cellar dwellers Canterbury Rams.

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LC  
Years ago

Round 13 Recap is now up on PnR:

NZNBL 2014 Round 13: Saints lose momentum heading into Final Four

In a game that ultimately decided third and fourth, the Nelson Giants maintained their composure in front of their home fans to dispatch the Southland Sharks by double digits.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

anyone know why Nelson have advertised the Head Coach role? Not happy with Flynn or did he leave?

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NBomb  
Years ago

He left, wanted to spend more time in Aussie

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