RS
Two months ago

Newley signs 1yr deal with United

Members mail:
"We want you to be the first to know that Melbourne United have signed Australian basketball veteran, and dual Olympian Brad Newley on a one-year deal.


Newley has played 250 NBL games in his career, the past five seasons of which have been with the Sydney Kings.

The 198cm small forward has experience from across the globe, representing Australia at both the Beijing Olympics and London Olympics. He's competed in three World Championships (2006, 2010, 2014) and won two Commonwealth Games gold medals (2006, 2018).


We will be sharing the news publicly on our website and social media soon!"

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Senator11  
Two months ago

He'll thrive in the United system.

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D2.0  
Two months ago

Be interesting. He looked completely passed his use-bay last season.
Can a new team re-invigorate him?
Or is this just MU paying overs to stack their bench?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Melbourne United - D.Vickerman

6'0 S.Ili/6’0 T.Dufelmeier
6’4 C.Goulding/SG/6’5 Z.Triplett(dp)
6’7 S.Hopson(i)/6’6 B.Newley
6’8 J.White/6’8 M.Peatling/6’9 D.Barlow
C(i)/7’0 J.Acuil

So likely import center
A possible ns sg

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Or Baba comes back...

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Senator11  
Two months ago

If Newley could be reinvigorated it would be in a team like United or Perth.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Newley was good last season, he's got a lot left in the tank, I don’t want to bag the coaches because they might not have been pulling the strings but team selection and balance was all over the place.
United like Perth are smart and Newley like Barlow are low maintenance, low cost professionals. Very smart signing.

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ME  
Two months ago

Newley can still get to the rim as good as any player in the league so I think he's a good pick up if on the cheap. Hilarious to me that Adelaide were apparently in the hunt yet still couldn't bring their own son back to his home state.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

He might be getting on a bit, but I look forward to watching him at home games next season. I'm liking United's balance of signing college grads and seasoned vets the last couple of years.

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LoveBroker  
Two months ago

Hilarious to me that Adelaide were apparently in the hunt yet still couldn't bring their own son back to his home state.


I believe you highlighted some traits that Adelaide find undesirable....

Newley can still get to the rim as good as any player in the league


Unlike others that jump in early we will happily wait until all utility leaves Newley before signing him up.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Quality person. Quality signing.

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Giacontigers  
Two months ago

Funny how the 36ers always fail to sign Newley haha. Welcome to Melbourne United Brad!

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JMS  
Two months ago

Interesting move. Agreed that Newley downhill is still just about the toughest to stop. Will be a good addition to the team. I doubt they would start with Ili at the point, just didn't work a few years back. Import PG looks likely and I tend to think they’ll run with the 2 imports only. Need an Aussie big but who’s available?

PG: Import / Ili
SG: Goulding / Baba?
SF: Hopson / Newley
PF: Peatling/Barlow (White inj)
C: Brandt? / JLA

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

By all accounts Newley was high maintenance. Clearly Sydney did not want him back

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Giacontigers  
Two months ago

Brandt always seems to be linked to United.
Does Brandt dislike the Wildcats still?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Brandt is signed in Japan.

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Just a fan  
Two months ago

It was made public that Adelaide wanted to look at a younger core, not a older player like brad Newley. Matt Logue announced this.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Brandy please lol, from Landale to Brandt. It'll be an import.

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Bolt  
Two months ago

If there's one thing Newley isn’t, it’s high maintenance. Great intel.

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Perth fan.  
Two months ago

I can see Teys back in Adelaide and or Dillon.

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Zodiac  
Two months ago

So the Sixers miss out on Newley and lose McVeigh? Very ordinary start to the offseason.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Newley is a bullet dodged

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LV  
Two months ago

Might go against the grain and say that one 36/37 year old vet is enough, ie Barlow. Always gotta keep an eye on the future. Newley can still play a little but might hit a wall at any time. In a turbulent league, better building around our young crew eg White and Peatling, instead of adding another vet.

Still, Newley will bring passion to prove his doubters wrong. Might play a good season with a point to prove like Andersen did in year 1 in Illawarra. I hope so.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

barlow and newley would be cheap must be after top imports

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Old Mate  
Two months ago

Stop talking shit Me, the 36ers didn't want Newley.

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LV  
Two months ago

Import/JLA
White(Inj)/Barlow/Peatling
Import/Newley
CG43/??
Import/Ili

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

who does sydney replace him with?

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Daniel Felmingham  
Two months ago

Would of be good for my mighty Jackjumpers, good player from what I have been told but I wish him the best.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

He old Newley but he's a better player than some of jack jumpers have signed that are not much younger.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Daniel F is surely a troll

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Daniel Felmingham  
Two months ago

Sounds like a good player,Magnay will definitely be our biggest player to date but hasn't been officially announced yet though.

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D2.0  
Two months ago

"Does Brandt dislike the Wildcats still?"

Brandt has a home in Perth and visits Wildcats games and training when home.
But he only ever gets "decent local" money in the NBL, and at the moment is making bank in Japan. He's not coming back to the NBL, unless things turn to shit, or someone offers him marquee money

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Senator11  
Two months ago

Sounds like Sydney replaced Newley with Wani. :/

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Wani is an injury replacement for DJ.

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Senator11  
Two months ago

Ah, ok.

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