Anonymous
Earlier this month

United to face LA Clippers, Sacramento Kings in October

Link here.

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/basketball/melbourne-united-to-face-la-clippers-sacramento-kings-in-october-20190703-p523ss.html

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Sixers Vs Jazz.
Link here.
https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/basketball/adelaides-joe-ingles-to-face-hometown-team-again-as-jazz-face-36ers-in-nba-preseason/news-story/4b2fe02b7f4ed00e449c16761a82b4b8

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anon  
Earlier this month

The NBA and the NBL have announced that for the third consecutive year, NBL teams will travel to the U.S. to participate in the NBA preseason.


Three NBL teams, the Adelaide 36ers, Melbourne United and SKY Sport New Zealand Breakers, will play a total of five games against the L.A. Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, Oklahoma City Thunder, Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz, from Oct. 5-16 as part of the 2019 NBA preseason. The broadcast schedule in Australia and New Zealand will be announced at a later date.

"That this series is now heading into a third consecutive year is a reflection of the strength of partnership between the NBL and the NBA and the incredible growth and success of basketball in Australia and New Zealand," said NBL Chief Executive Jeremy Loeliger. “The NBL is now one of the premier basketball leagues in the world outside the NBA and we can't wait for October.”

“There’s never been a better time to be a basketball fan in Australia and New Zealand,” said Francesco Suarez, Vice President of Global Partnerships, NBA Asia. “Excitement around the game is an all-time high, and for the third consecutive year, fans can look forward to a competitive series of games featuring some of the best players in the NBL and NBA.”

The first game of the series features the Adelaide 36ers against the Utah Jazz on Saturday Oct. 5 at the Vivint Smart Home Arena. The Jazz roster currently includes two Australians in Dante Exum and Joe Ingles.

On Tuesday Oct. 8, the SKY Sport New Zealand Breakers will play Memphis Grizzlies at the FedEXForum, followed by a matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday Oct. 10. The Thunder are led by New Zealand center Steven Adams and former NBL player Terrance Ferguson.

The schedule culminates with two games featuring Melbourne United, with United going up against the L.A. Clippers on Sunday Oct. 13 at STAPLES Center, followed by a game against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday Oct. 16 at Golden 1 Center.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

I was hoping for the kings and the hawks to go over to the US.
It would have created a bit more hype with Bogut,melo and brooks.
It might be a good opportunity mist

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Ben  
Earlier this month

Sixers is an odd choice.

Would rather have seen the Hawkies travel to capitalise on the Melo hype.

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koberulz  
Earlier this month

From what was said last year the clubs have to pay quite a bit to get these games, so no surprise the Hawks aren't involved.

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Smith  
Earlier this month

According to an assistant coach I spoke with last year, he believes the trips are paid for by the NBA. In fairness, his team has never been invited....

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Thought everyone said Adelaide had no money, doesn't look like it, might stop Adelaide supporters complaining they can’t compete because lack of money. ::))

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AKA  
Earlier this month

"Would rather have seen the Hawkies travel to capitalise on the Melo hype"

These games were locked away prior to Ball signing at the Hawks.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

The games are in-season again. Logistics have been difficult to take teams over this time.

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Ben  
Earlier this month

AKA, fair point, I didn't consider that.

Still, Adelaide. Even early on it was apparent they had roster concerns. We may see fill-ins again to up the talent level.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this month

Actually Adelaide don't have roster concerns they're the only team with a full complete roster. NZ on the other hand haven't even signed an import yet.

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PyroCross  
Earlier this month

Says a lot about the time it took LaMelo to commit to the NBL - seems like RJ Hampton has been signed to the Breaker Show for months.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Adelaide do have a full roster but I wouldn't say their roster is something to be proud of.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this month

I'm certainly not proud of it.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

"Actually Adelaide don't have roster concerns they're the only team with a full complete roster"

The fact that this is their complete roster is the concerning part haha

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