Nathan Jawai

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Nathan Jawai beats neck injury to join Boomers for World Cup

Lee Gaskin He's the ''difference maker'' for the Australian Boomers - a 2.08 metre, 127 kilogram wrecking ball once nicknamed ''Baby Shaq''.

Sharpshooters shine in Boomers win over the Philippines

Aron Baynes

Roy Ward The Boomers have won for a second-straight night with a 97-75 victory over Philippines in Nice, France.

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Australian Boomers name final World Cup team

Cameron Bairstow, Dante Exum and Matthew Dellavedova are three of the four Boomers players who are signed with NBA clubs.

Australia will boast four NBA players - but just one from its domestic league - at this year's basketball World Cup in Spain.

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Boomers chasing medal at FIBA World Cup without Ben Simmons

Cameron Bairstow, Dante Exum and Matthew Dellavedova are three of the four Boomers players who are signed to NBA clubs.

Lee Gaskin Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis signalled his intent to chase the country's first medal in men's basketball.

Australian Boomers team named for FIBA World Cup

Young gun Ben Simmons believes the Boomers can contend for an Olympic Games gold medal.

Roy Ward Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis names his 12-man roster for the FIBA world cup in Spain starting next month.

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Australian young gun Ben Simmons misses out on Boomers squad for the FIBA World Cup

Lee Gaskin Australian young gun Ben Simmons has missed out on the Boomers squad for the FIBA World Cup.

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Young guns Dante Exum and Aron Baynes headline Boomers squad

Dante Exum

New NBA recruit Dante Exum headlines Australia's 17-man squad ahead of this year's basketball World Cup in the absence of two of the country's biggest names.

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Utah Jazz give Dante Exum green light to play for Australia at World Cup

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Dante Exum.

Jon Tuxworth NBA draftee Dante Exum has been given the nod to play for Australia at the World Cup in Spain. 

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NBA champion Patty Mills backs the Boomers to shine at FIBA World Cup

Patty Mills speaks to the media on Tuesday.

Roy Ward Patty Mills and Aron Baynes see a bright future for the Boomers at the World Cup despite Mills' absence.

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Australian basketball riding NBA wave

NBA conquered: Patty Mills celebrates during San Antonio's championship win over Miami.

Roy Ward Let's get it right – Australian basketball is not going through a golden age. It’s simply enjoying the spoils of its own evolution.

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Patrick Mills

Indigenous basketballer Patty Mills has achieved what many only dream about. But as he tells Gerard Wright, he still has plenty to prove.

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Basketball lacking clear vision at the top

NSW Premier Kristina Keneally.

Roy Ward The professions of politics and sports management aren't as alike as some might think.

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Boomers will have to overcome some tall timber

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 07:  Tom Abercrombie of the Breakers dunks the ball during game one of the NBL Grand Final series between the New Zealand Breakers and the Perth Wildcats at Vector Arena on April 7, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Simon Watts/Getty Images)

Marc Hinton The Tall Blacks look certain to have their best big man back to face the Boomers next week in an Oceania series with a daunting look about it.

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Rookies must lift to challenge Boomers

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Nenad Vucinic is challenging his rookie Tall Blacks to step up another notch when the team gather in Auckland on Friday for next week's Oceania home-and-away series against Australia.

Raptors' Jawai cleared to begin workouts

The Toronto Raptors' Australian NBA rookie forward Nathan Jawai, sidelined because of an unidentified heart abnormality, has been cleared to begin workouts.

Bogut, Jawai set to miss NBA start

Australian basketballers Andrew Bogut and Nathan Jawai are both likely to miss the start of the new NBA season next week.

Tigers, Taipans set early pace in NBL

James Dampney Title favourites Melbourne and the revamped Cairns Taipans are setting the early pace as the 2008-09 NBL season begins to take shape.

Black wants Taipans to be aggressive

Wayne Heming Cairns coach Allan Black has pledged the Taipans will turn on the aggression in Saturday night's NBL season opener against the South Dragons.

Jawai lands basketball deal with Raptors

Nathan Jawai from the Cairns Taipans is headed for the NBA in a big way after signing a two-year guaranteed deal with the Toronto Raptors.

Jawai becomes 10th Aussie drafted to NBA

Australian basketballer Nathan Jawai has officially been traded to the Toronto Raptors as part of a blockbuster deal including NBA superstar Jermaine O'Neal.