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Starting Five: New Year's Resolutions

Starting Five: New Year’s Resolutions

Each week NBA Australia‘s stable of NBA experts, which includes Downtown’s Liam Santamaria and Michael Collins, takes a close look at the big issues in the NBA. With 2015 upon us, the Starting Five offer their suggestions for change in the new year.   Liam Santamaria: Give the keys to Marcus Smart One of my hopes for the New Year – other than world peace… Read more →

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: NBA Welcome Back Patty

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: NBA Welcome Back Patty

Tommy Greer and Liam Santamaria discuss the sudden return of Patty Mills, J-Smoove at Houston and the recent struggles of both Cleveland and San Antonio. The boys also remember the big moments from the calendar year of 2014 ahead, discuss the first returns from the NBA All Star voting and analyse the split personalities of the Manimal, Kenneth Faried. All… Read more →

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: #NBL15 Round 12

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: #NBL15 Round 12

Tommy Greer and Liam Santamaria break down all the action from Round 12 of the 2014/15 NBL season. The boys also chat to Adelaide star Adam Gibson about the resurgent 36ers, the improved form of high profile signing Brock Motum and the chemistry between he and Jamar Wilson in the Adelaide backcourt. All that plus BT in the Box, Studs & Duds, The… Read more →

Music of the Traffic – Week 10

Music of the Traffic – Week 10

Admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery. Stan Van Gundy did just that this week; ridding himself of the failed experiment he inherited by waiving Josh Smith. It’s a move with no precedent in the NBA and many pundits have asked why they didn’t trade him, even if they just got something, anything in return. What… Read more →

WNBL Awards Watch

WNBL Awards Watch

The WNBL season is now on its Christmas-New Year break and will resume on January 2. At the halfway mark Townsville Fire are a couple of games ahead in top spot and have to be considered the title favourites after two second place finishes to Bendigo Spirit. The Spirit are right in the mix too but have suffered two disappointing… Read more →

Merry Christmas from Everyone at Downtown

Merry Christmas from Everyone at Downtown

It has been a massive 2014 in the basketball world and a huge first year for Downtown.  We’ve loved bringing you our array of hoops content over the past 12 months and hope that you have found it interesting, entertaining and insightful. Thank you, our readers and listeners, for heading Downtown in your spare time and coming along for the… Read more →

Starting Five: In Need of Some Help

Starting Five: In Need of Some Help

Each week NBA Australia‘s stable of NBA experts, which includes Downtown’s Liam Santamaria and Michael Collins, takes a close look at the big issues in the NBA. After the Dallas Mavericks brought in Rajon Rondo, and the Houston Rockets traded for Corey Brewer, the Starting Five decided to take a look at some other teams who could benefit from a move before the… Read more →

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: #NBL15 Round 11

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: #NBL15 Round 11

Tommy Greer and Liam Santamaria break down all the action from Round 11 of the 2014/15 NBL season. The boys also chat to Cairns import Scottie Wilbekin about life in far North Queensland, his funky new hairstyle and who he sees as the major contenders for this year’s NBL title. All that plus BT in the Box, Studs & Duds,… Read more →

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: NBA Who Says No?

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: NBA Who Says No?

Tommy Greer and Liam Santamaria discuss the Rajon Rondo trade, the flying Atlanta Hawks and The People’s Champ, Toronto Raptors guard Lou Williams. The boys also throw around some possible trade ideas, deliver some painful truths to some big market teams and celebrate yet another victory for the lowly Philadelphia 76ers. All that plus BT in the Box, Studs &… Read more →