Anonymous
Earlier this year

Players who played NBA after playing NBL

In honour of Mitch Creek signing a short term deal, I thought I'd make a thread list that we can talk about NBL to NBA guys.

Some will have bigger attachment to NBL than others, some might have only played a handful of games in the NBA, but for the purposes of this thread I'm trying to list them all.

James Ennis (Perth)
Terrance Ferguson (Adelaide)
Jordan McRae (Melbourne)
Torrey Craig (Cairns/Brisbane)
Mitch Creek (Adelaide)
Andre Ingram (Perth)
Andrew Gaze (Melbourne)
Ricky Grace (Perth)
Mark Bradtke (Melbourne)
Shane Heal (Sydney)
Patty Mills (Melbourne)

Any others? Help me out.

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Anonymous  
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Luc Longley (not to be confused with Luuuuc even-Longerly)

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Anonymous  
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Doug Overton (Illawarra)
Rick Brunson (Adelaide)

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Zodiac  
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Stephen Jackson (Sydney)

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Anonymous  
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Former King Marcus Thornton signed a 10 Day contract with the Cavs last year but I don't think he saw any court time.

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AussiePride  
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Joe Ingles

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Jebron Lames  
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Ray Owes (Geelong)
Donald Whiteside (Hobart Devils)

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AussiePride  
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David Stockton

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Anonymous  
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Snoopy Graham played SBL before playing for Atlanta

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AussiePride  
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Nathan Jawai
David Andersen

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Hogwash  
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Nathan Jawai
David Andersen

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Hogwash  
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Must have typed just after Aussie Pride lol.

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AussiePride  
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That must have been close.

Andrew Gaze
Chris Anstey

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Hogwash  
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Kirk Penney ?

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Hogwash  
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Chris Jent.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Who's next
Aussies in the G league but Isaac Humphries has played a game in the NBA
So whos next to go to the G league?
my guess
Todd blanchfield

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Zodiac  
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Humphries has never played in the NBA.

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Anonymous  
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i forgot the word not thankyou

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Anonymous  
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"i forgot the word not thankyou"

Thanks for not clearing that up.

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Anonymous  
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Did Luc Longley ever play NBL?

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Hogwash  
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Longley played 2 games in 1986

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Anonymous  
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Paul Rogers

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Wendy Byrd  
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Did Rogers play NBA? He got drafted but I don't remember him playing.

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Zodiac  
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Rogers didn't. He was signed by Toronto during the 98-99 season but never got in a game.

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Anonymous  
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OK, thanks for your contributions guys. Here's the comprehensive list after adding the others mentioned in this thread:

Luc Longley (Perth)
Donald Whiteside (Hobart Devils)
Doug Overton (Illawarra)
Ray Owes (Geelong)
Chris Jent (North Melbourne)
Andrew Gaze (Melbourne)
Ricky Grace (Perth)
Mark Bradtke (Melbourne)
Shane Heal (Sydney)
Chris Anstey (SE Melbourne)
Rick Brunson (Adelaide)
Stephen Jackson (Sydney)
Nathan Jawai (Cairns)
David Andersen (Wollongong)
Patty Mills (Melbourne)
Joe Ingles (South Dragons)
James Ennis (Perth)
David Stockton (NZ)
Terrance Ferguson (Adelaide)
Jordan McRae (Melbourne)
Torrey Craig (Cairns/Brisbane)
Andre Ingram (Perth)
Mitch Creek (Adelaide)

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Anonymous  
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Mills played during the lock out so isn't on this list


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Anonymous  
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Diamon Simpson was also signed by Houston and suited but was DNP - CD

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Hogwash  
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Good old Ingram a career G Leaguer who got 2 games of NBL and 2 games of NBA.

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Anonymous  
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"Mills played during the lock out so isn't on this list "

He wasn't under NBA contract at the time, from memory. Went from Melbourne, then to China and then got signed by NBA.

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Anonymous  
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Did Scooter Barry (who played for the Magic) go on to play NBA?

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Melvin Corpuscle  
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Didn't jon barry have a short stint here around the same time as Stephen jackson and scooter barry? I can't find it online, maybe a preseason then cut ...

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Zodiac  
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That was Drew Barry with Sydney and he played in the NBA again after that too.

Scooter never played in the NBA though.

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Anonymous  
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Ahh, Drew Barry. Good memory.

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Anonymous  
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of course Luke Schenscher did it backwards and played for 2 NBA teams before playing NBL

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Hogwash  
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Bairstow also went the same way as Schenscher.
Don't let Jick tell you otherwise Bairstow was only third best Aussie to play for Chicago after Longley and Anstey.

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PeterJohn  
Earlier this year

Anon - the reference to Mills and the lockout was pointing out that he played NBA before NBL, so doesn't belong on this list.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

@Peter John, not too concerned that Patty played NBA before NBL. Some guys make NBA but then don't manage to get back so you could still say that Mills used the NBL as a stepping stone back to the NBA.

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