word14
Last month

Jackjumpers headed to the FIBA Intercontinental Cup

Great news for the JJs and the League!

https://nbl.com.au/news/jackjumpers-go-global-at-fiba-intercontinental-cup

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Dunkman  
Last month

Good news for nbl, the JJs are in as good a position this next season as previous but a lot sides have major turnover of player from the team that won the previous seasons that it's not really relevant the next season. Great city Singapore.

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Sebastian  
Last month

The tournament is in December which I wouldn't have thought was ideal

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word14  
Last month

Sebastian where are you seeing that? It's been listed everywhere as September 12-15. Meaning the JJs will have a quick turnaround ahead of the NBL season opener

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Sebastian  
Last month

Too quick with google and looked at FIFA Intercontinental Cup. You are correct, September 12-15 which will cut short their Blitz commitment

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word14  
Last month

No worries, easy mistake to make. Yeah will alter their pre season plans. I believe this is much better pre season preparation than playing NBLxNBA games. Wonder if any teams will head over to play those this year.

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NBLTigers  
Last month

It's only a 4 day turnaround till they play Melbourne United in Perth. Singapore to Perth was the shortest NBL trip for the Slingers back in 2006 to 2008. Could be worse if they were forced to play in Europe, Americas or Africa. Lucky the tournament is also in Singapore for 2025 season.

JJ’s might win the tournament depending who is playing for the G-League select team. Can’t be G-League Ignite team, too young. The Spanish team could be a decent team. The other teams they should beat.

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word14  
Last month

I'm looking forward to seeing how different styles of play clash on the floor. Also crazy it's taken them 33 tournaments to finally get an Oceania team involved

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RobT  
Last month

"Also, crazy it's taken them 33 tournaments to finally get an Oceania team involved", quick, wasn't it?

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word14  
Last month

It also took them till 2022 to get Africa involved, and till 2023 for Asia

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NBLTigers  
Last month

I know, I don't get what the hold up was?

What also sucks is FIBA-EuroLeague don’t get along so we won’t see Panathinaikos or any NBA teams involved. Stupid when BCL is the third tier in Europe. Even the EuroCup teams rate better than the BCL competition.

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word14  
Last month

Yeah though the concept of the tournament is great it's execution isn't the best.

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Anonymightymouse  
Last month

"Stupid when BCL is the third tier in Europe. Even the EuroCup teams rate better than the BCL competition."

C'mon. Unicaja Malaga, who will be representing Europe, went 28-6 in the Spanish ACB, the same record as first-placed Real Madrid. They are one of the better clubs in Europe and will be the favourites for the intercontinental tournament.

That said, all the teams will present a challenge, you don't win these type of continental competitions without being a high-functioning team.

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Dunkman  
Last month

The teams won't have the same players, I said it above, turn over between seasons is massive.

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NBLTigers  
Last month

Wow Unicaja Malaga will be tough. Love how in Europe they play so many more games!

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Peter  
Last month

Hope it's on Kayo

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Anonymightymouse  
Last month

"The teams won't have the same players, I said it above, turn over between seasons is massive."

Player turnover isn't a new thing, it's been the status quo for a long time in Europe, but quality clubs roll out powerful teams year after year, and Unicaja are no exception.

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Dunkman  
Last month

Unicaja had back to back very good seasons, it all depends on your recruiting. They should be very hard to beat.
I think it's great but it doesn’t always resemble how the team previous season went due to turnover of players.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Meh, this has always been a poor man's McDonald's (Club World) Cup.

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LV  
Last month

This seems a good opportunity for the players

But if you're the JJs owners, what's the incentive for spending $$$ to send your team to Japan for a tournament very few people in Australia would bother watching? (Unlike say NBL*NBA games which garner more interest)? Prize money?

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KL  
Last month

Larry possibly hoping the JJs get to the final and play Unicaja and win to support the 2nd best league in the world narrative with Unicaja finishing on top of the Liga ACB at the end of the regular season before bowing out in the semis (The Liga ACB generally considered to be the 2nd best domestic comp in the world). Whatever happens the JJs might be even more well oiled than usual come the start of the NBL season. Will also give Roth the chance to figure out how to best use Sword without showing his hand to other NBL clubs.

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NBLTigers  
Last month

NBL Blitz will be in August I'm hearing so teams will have a look at each players before then.

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word14  
Last month

Any idea where the blitz will be this year?

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KL  
Last month

JJs CEO has said Gold Coast

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KL  
Last month

NBL fixture to be released next week apparently with JJs at home for unfurling of championship in round 2. Blitz scheduled for early September.

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Sebastian  
Last month

There is a reason it's on the GC again...incoming

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NBLTigers  
Last month

Hope it's Rollers/Blaze. Can’t stand for a third Gold Coast nbl franchise. I heard they wanted the Gold Coast team to not only play games there but some home games in Asia?

Maybe early September, probably a shorten Blitz compared to last years.

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AntAntAnt  
Last month

Thon Maker's team on track to be the Asian rep in this.

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word14  
Last month

Groups are set for the tournament. JJs in a group with the G League Ignite and Quimsa (South America)

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NBLTigers  
Last month

They should top that group. Who does the G-League team have?

If it's an all-star team of the best G-League players then they should be tough. Argentinian team who would know.

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