Mystro
Years ago

NZ walking wounded for Blitz

Mika Vukona isn't travelling with the team due to back spasms.
Tom Abercrombie will travel but not take the court.
Cory Webster will play limited minutes due to an ankle sprain from the WC's.
Alex Pledger will play limited minutes as he works his way back from his foot injury.

The injured Tall Blacks will give Dean Vickerman an opportunity to see how versatile his bench is.

Travelling Breakers are:

Cedric Jackson, Rhys Carter, Cory Webster, Rueban TeRangi, Duane Bailey, Jordan Ngatai, Tai Wesley, Ekene Ebekwe, Alex Pledger, Tai Wynyard.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Its pre season and far from being important. Extrapolate those injuries into the true NBL season may make a diff.

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Mystro  
Years ago

It is a time to start building chemistry & testing fresh combinations, can't do that with all your starters bar 1 banged up.

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NBL Fan  
Years ago

Bit disappointing that Childress is injured for Sydney as well.

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MACDUB  
Years ago

Teams play two games each at the Blitz - is it really worth it? In my opinion, teams should play a minimum of three games. Thousands of dollars in airfares and accommodation, numerous hours of travelling and all for 2 games. I can see its importance (Albeit its importance is overstated). I just think to make it viable they should extend Sunday out a bit and add a 3rd game for each team.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

What about other teams?

Injuries:

- United: Dennis
- Cats: Daniels, Ross (to be replaced by Muo)
- Kings: Brandt, Duinker, Childress

Feel free to add to that

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Crocs - norton
Adelaide - schenscher

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Dirk  
Years ago

Hawks: Davidson

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Mystro  
Years ago

At least Brisbane will see some NBL action from Ced Jackson.

Agree on the 3x games format Macdub.

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The Dream  
Years ago

2 games is weak

thats not even financially worth it

3 games is good

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Isaac  
Years ago

MACDUB:

Teams play two games each at the Blitz - is it really worth it? In my opinion, teams should play a minimum of three games. Thousands of dollars in airfares and accommodation, numerous hours of travelling and all for 2 games.
Remember that they also do promo photos and a few other things for the league to use. It might be that the teams want to minimise injury issues? If they played three full games across two days, it could be a problem.

And playing half-games stops teams getting into the flow with their rotations perhaps?

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