A proud and passionate Life Member of the Warrandyte Basketball Association. Love everything about basketball, especially US College and in Europe. ...
08:35AM, Thu 1 October 2009

Aussies and the 2009/10 NBA Season

There has been much talk and speculation surrounding a number of Australian Boomers and their likely participation in the NBA this coming season. Bogut, Jawai, Andersen and Mills are names that all quickly spring to mind. However there is another...

Former number 1 NBA draft pick Andrew Bogut is set to make a long awaited return from injury with his Milwaukee Bucks, a team that has undergone significant change in the off-season. And fellow big man Nathan Jawai who is coming off a disrupted rookie campaign with the Toronto Raptors, was traded to perennial contenders the Dallas Mavericks. What role (if any) Jawai will play with the Mav's is still yet to unfold. 

And after being drafted with the 37th pick in the 2002 NBA draft by the Portland Trailblazers, David Andersen's rights were traded to the Houston Rockets back in July this year. And with Houston's Chinese superstar centre Yao Ming set to miss the entire 2009/10 NBA season through injury, David Andersen signed on the bottom line and will now pursure his American dream with the Rockets and is set to get some decent game time too!

Young indigenous point guard Patrick Mills capped off a successful 2 years at Saint Mary's College to be selected by the Portland Trailblazers with the 55th pick in this year's NBA draft.  Injury has plagued him over the past 6 months, including a broken hand and now a foot, and both have conspired against him. He has reported to training camp with the Blazers and is considered a longshot at best to make the team that already boasts three point guards. A trade to another team or playing in the NBA D-League look more realistic options for Patty right now.

However there is yet another Aussie that has entered the NBA equation, and that man is 7'2" Perth native Luke Nevill.  Playing at the University of Utah - the same college as Andrew Bogut - Nevill capped off his senior season as Mountain West Player of the Year as he led his team to the big dance.  And whilst he went undrafted in the 2009 NBA draft, he has been invited to attend the Cleveland Cavaliers training camp with a chance to impress and secure a place on the roster. 

Nevill will be training alongside NBA superstars LeBron James and Shaquille O'Neill and will be going all out to secure a place on the roster and a chance to fulfil his dream to play in the NBA.  Stay tuned for more details!

Share this Sports Log: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Post to MySpace!
Comments Comments   View All View all   Report Inappropriate Content Report


No comments have been posted yet

You must login to myFIBA to post comments or create your own blog

Click here to register or login to myFIBA

Recent Entries
02:01PM, Mon 12 July 2010
11:44AM, Fri 9 July 2010
07:09PM, Sat 17 April 2010
01:13PM, Wed 21 October 2009
11:22AM, Sat 17 October 2009
08:35AM, Thu 1 October 2009
09:56AM, Wed 30 September 2009
02:26PM, Tue 29 September 2009
02:50PM, Thu 2 April 2009
07:22PM, Sun 22 March 2009
01:19PM, Tue 3 March 2009
02:58PM, Wed 5 November 2008
03:25PM, Mon 20 October 2008
08:44PM, Wed 1 October 2008
09:46PM, Wed 3 September 2008
09:48PM, Tue 19 August 2008
02:12PM, Sat 9 August 2008
02:01PM, Tue 5 August 2008
12:09PM, Sun 27 July 2008
10:07PM, Mon 16 June 2008
09:27PM, Thu 5 June 2008
03:29PM, Sat 24 May 2008
12:15PM, Sat 17 May 2008
04:23PM, Fri 25 April 2008
05:13PM, Sun 20 April 2008
09:09PM, Tue 15 April 2008
06:25PM, Thu 27 March 2008
01:16PM, Mon 3 March 2008
09:32PM, Fri 22 February 2008
09:45AM, Sat 16 February 2008
08:46AM, Mon 11 February 2008
08:54AM, Mon 4 February 2008
07:27PM, Wed 30 January 2008
09:00AM, Wed 23 January 2008
07:59AM, Sat 12 January 2008
12:12PM, Sun 16 December 2007
04:53AM, Tue 21 August 2007