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Music of the Traffic – Week 6

They’re returning… slowly. Those players you’ve been waiting for in fantasy basketball have started to hit the court again. Earlier in the week the Bulls welcomed back Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol after some short term absences, as did their owners. On Friday we saw David West return for the Pacers; a welcome sight for Frank Vogel but also for… Read more →

NBL Awards Watch

NBL Awards Watch

We are through the first third of the NBL season and are fast approaching mid-term. Cairns Taipans started the season on fire but have cooled as New Zealand Breakers and Melbourne United have started clicking into gear. All the while Perth Wildcats and Adelaide 36ers, last year’s grand finalists, have shown both strengths and weaknesses after some difficult player changes… Read more →

More Cowbell!

It was the 2002 NBA Western Conference Finals. The two-time defending champion Lakers were in a dog fight with the up-start Sacramento Kings. The Kings were making their first Conference Finals appearance since relocating to Sacramento 17 years earlier and were not happy just to be there. In a tense series, the Lakers looked for an advantage and tried to… Read more →

Starting Five: Early Issues

Each week NBA Australia‘s stable of NBA experts, which includes Downtown’s Liam Santamaria and Tommy Greer, take a close look at the big issues in the NBA. We’re four weeks into the 2014-15 season and there have been some concerning trends. This week, the Starting Five discussed some teams that haven’t lived up to expectations.   Liam Santamaria: Denver Nuggets Over the first month of the… Read more →

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: #NBL15 Round 7

Tommy Greer, Brett Thomas and special guest Damon Lowery break down all the action from Round 7 of the 2014/15 NBL season. The boys also chat to New Zealand star Corey Webster about the league-leading Breakers, playing for his country at the FIBA World Cup and which NBA player shares his scoring mentality. All that plus Studs & Duds, Things Cheerleaders Say, #DearGandT, The Truth… Read more →


Nearly four weeks into the NBA season and a sprinkle of questions remain unanswered. I can’t believe I once doubted if the season would be fun following injuries to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. If anything, those injuries have only added further intrigue and unpredictability to the season’s early goings as we try to decipher what to believe in. So,… Read more →

Music of the Traffic – Week 5

Wednesday marked the 10 year anniversary of the Malice at the Palace. Not something to be celebrated, that night saw several career paths altered, one franchise setback for years, and some horrific images engrained in our minds. It serves as a reminder of how the league has since changed for the better. There are strict rules in place around player… Read more →

Are the Memphis Grizzlies Contending or Pretending?

An early-season look at the success of the Memphis Grizzlies. I’m calling the bluff of those who say they knew the ageing Memphis Grizzlies were going to be this good! The Grizzlies are now 10–2 including wins over Western Conference playoff contenders New Orleans, Phoenix and Sacramento as well as an emphatic win over the Houston Rockets. In fact reputable… Read more →

Q&A: Aaron Fearne on the Taipans, ‘The Disease of Me’ and the Keys to Championship Success

Cairns Taipans Head Coach Aaron Fearne has one of the strangest accents you’re ever likely to hear.  It’s got a bit of everything in it; Australian, Kiwi, American, Canadian….  That’s what you get when you’re born in Sydney to an Aussie father and Kiwi mother, grow up in New Zealand, play college ball in The States and then return Down… Read more →

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: #NBL15 Round 6

Tommy Greer and Liam Santamaria break down all the action from Round 6 of the 2014/15 NBL season. The boys also chat to Perth star Jermaine Beal about the Wildcats’ strong start to the season, his own outstanding form and who he sees as the primary challengers for this year’s title. All that plus BT in the Box, Studs & Duds, Things Cheerleaders Say, #DearGandT,… Read more →