The Toronto Raptors' Australian NBA rookie forward Nathan Jawai, sidelined because of an unidentified heart abnormality, has been cleared to begin workouts.
Australian basketballers Andrew Bogut and Nathan Jawai are both likely to miss the start of the new NBA season next week.
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.
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.
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.
Australian basketballer Nathan Jawai has officially been traded to the Toronto Raptors as part of a blockbuster deal including NBA superstar Jermaine O'Neal.
Australian basketball sensation Nathan Jawai is set to play in the NBA next season for Toronto despite being selected by Indiana in the draft.
Sam Lienert NBL rookie sensation Nathan Jawai faces a critical moment in his basketball future on Friday when he learns his fate in the NBA draft.
Justin Chadwick Boomers coach Brian Goorjian says the absence of Andrew Bogut and David Andersen until mid-July will hurt the national team's preparation for the Beijing Games.
Justin Chadwick The Beijing Olympic basketball dreams of up to four Boomers will be on the line when Australia clash with Iran in Perth on Monday night.
Justin Chadwick Boomers coach Brian Goorjian says the three-match series against Iran will help his team deal with the behemoths of the game during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
James Dampney The Olympic dream of former Chicago Bulls centre Luke Schenscher is over after he was among six players cut from the Australian men's basketball team.
The NBA draft stocks of Cairns Taipans star Nathan Jawai have soared since the Australian arrived in the United States on Sunday.
By Adam Cooper Melbourne Tigers star Chris Anstey hopes his return to the court for the Boomers will coincide with an improved Olympic Games showing in Beijing.
Coach Brian Goorjian is tipping indigenous teenager Patrick Mills to be a "very, very important" part of the Boomers' Olympic basketball campaign.
By James Dampney Sydney forward Mark Worthington has been rewarded for his best season in the NBL by being named in the league's All-NBL first team for the first time.
The New Zealand Breakers kept their NBL title dream alive with a stunning 100-78 away victory over Cairns.
By Laine Clark The bright lights of sudden death NBL finals basketball should be a daunting prospect for a rookie from the remote Queensland community of Bamaga.
Cairns Taipans booked their spot in the NBL playoffs with a come from behind 116-95 win over Wollongong Hawks at WIN Entertainment Centre.
By Simon Trayhorn The Adelaide 36ers kept their slim finals hopes alive with a 113-104 win over the Cairns Taipans at the Distinctive Homes Dome in Adelaide.