Anonymous
Earlier this year

Wildcats Decline NBLxNBA games

Surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet. The West Australian reported today the Cats declined to participate in the NBAxNBL games this year. Deciding to focus instead on defending their title. Apparently the NBA games would be after the Cats round 1 game.

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Aussie  
Earlier this year

So the schedule is ready to go

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Illawarra should get a game. LaMelo against NBA team would be great for publicity

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

So they weren't invited? :P

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Meanwhile their coach is over at summer league !

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Losing by 50 will do that to you

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

They are just getting in early because they know they won't be invited again. They know the NBA will want Illawarra, Melbourne, Sydney and NZ. Wildcats are like the kid who say they don’t want to go to a party but only because they know they won’t get invited.

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Smith  
Earlier this year

Pretty sure they'd want the champs.

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Mock  
Earlier this year

As if NBA teams wouldn't want to play the cats!! Get real. The timing just didn't work out.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"So they weren't invited? :P" Read the article spastic, clearly says they were invited.

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Haz  
Earlier this year

Has there been a shift in the season dates? Why would they be playing this one game into the NBL season? If that's true then it's stupid to go over there and risk a very slow start to their season because of the interuption.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Haz - no? NBL starts early Oct; NBA mid Oct. So the week after Round 1 of NBL makes sense and is similar to what occurred last season with the NBA moving back their season to start a tad earlier rather than late Oct under the new CBA. You may be thinking of the old NBA start date?

#668 it was a reference to the hot debate from two seasons ago. Keep up and don't demean people with disabilities by using words like that please.

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Haz  
Earlier this year

Oh ok cheers Perthworld. I maybe just didn't realise or remember that's how it happened last year.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

The first year of NBLxNBA was during the NBL season, last year the NBL psotponed the season by a week in order to play the NBLxNBA games beforehand.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Fun fact though, the last time Wildcats declined to play to focus on a championship defense they didn't win the title, but when they did play NBLxNBA they have won the title 100% of the time lol

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"The first year of NBLxNBA was during the NBL season, last year the NBL psotponed the season by a week in order to play the NBLxNBA games beforehand."

I believe in the first year, some games were before (Sydney vs Utah springs to mind), whilst other games were after the season started.

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