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Boomers forward Brock Motum closes on NBA dream

Roy Ward Australian basketballer Brock Motum has high hopes for his time with the Boomers and a tryout with Utah Jazz.

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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade ready to move forward without LeBron James

Apart now: Miami Heat forward LeBron James and guard Dwyane Wade sit on the bench during the NBA Finals.

Shandel Richardson Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade had a hunch. When he and LeBron James shared a flight from Las Vegas last month, he could tell there was something different about his former teammate.

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Indiana Pacers star Paul George out indefinitely after horrific injury

Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose reacts after seeing Indiana Pacers' Paul George get injured

Roy Ward Indiana Pacers NBA star Paul George is out of basketball indefinitely after suffering a horrific leg injury.WARNING: Vision of injury is of graphic nature.

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New teams will breathe life back into basketball

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Tom Greer Just two seasons ago NBL teams were folding and many players were unsure if the league would remain alive.

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Canberra SEABL teams fall to Victorian heavyweights

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Jon Tuxworth Sarah McAppion’s stint with Canberra's SEABL side has her primed for increased WNBL minutes next season.

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NBL goal is to double the teams

Nate Tomlinson of the Melbourne Tigers drives to the basket during the game against the Perth Wildcats on Sunday.

Roy Ward New NBL chief executive believes league has potential to double in size in next five seasons.

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NBA teams tank in wait for elite young crop of draftees

Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Kansas Jayhawks.

In anticipation of a bumper draft crop, NBA franchises have rewritten their business models to win by losing, in the hope of earning the top spot in the league's draft lottery

Top teams break clear in WNBL

Adrian Warren The top four teams in the WNBL have broken away from the chasing group.

Big names to review basketball teams

Basketball Australia has turned to greats Andrew Gaze, Andrew Vlahov and Rachael Sporn to review the performances of the Boomers and Opals at the Beijing Games.

NBA teams play under the stars

O'Neal, Anthony and Iverson will play under the stars when Phoenix and Denver meet in the National Basketball Association's first outdoor game since 1972.

Melbourne United to play home games at Hisense, Margaret Court

United chief executive Vince Crivelli says the club needs to play in the city and Melbourne Park is a good fit.

Roy Ward Newly-named NBL club will play 12 of 14 home games at Melbourne Park precinct.

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Kevin Durant deflects Washington Wizards chatter, but leaves D.C. door open

In demand: Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant during game one of the Western Conference Final.

Michael Lee Kevin Durant understands that questions about his future are unavoidable. His contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder has an expiration date in 2016 and he will be the most in-demand free agent, with...

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Philadelphia 76ers' grand plan not helped by NBA history

Drought-breaker: Philadelphia 76ers players  Michael Carter-Williams, Nerlens Noel, Hollis Thompson and Henry Sims celebrate in the final seconds of the win over Detroit in March which broke a 26-game losing streak.

John Smallwood Continuing debate about whether 76ers president/general manager Sam Hinkie made the right decision to nuke the team's core and start building from scratch is a moot exercise.

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NBL's million-dollar fee likely to sink Canberra's bid for new team

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Chris Wilson A bid to revive a Canberra team in the National Basketball League looks doomed to fail.

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Kristen Veal reunites with Canberra Capitals 15 years after winning the club's first WNBL title

The Canberra Capitals are trying to lure Kristen Veal back after her former club, Logan Thunder, folded.

Chris Dutton Kristen Veal is dreaming of a fairytale return to the Canberra Capitals 15 years after helping the club to its first WNBL title.

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Canberra Gunners slip from SEABL finals contention after tough Tasmania road trip

Garlon Green was impressive in a losing Gunners side.

Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Gunners' mid-season revival has come to an abrupt halt.

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LeBron James ditches No. 6 jersey, will again sport No. 23

LeBron will be returning to the number 23 jersey.

LeBron James is finished with the Miami Heat. He's also finished with the No. 6 he has worn during the past four NBA Finals and to celebrate his only two NBA championships.

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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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Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose ready for USA basketball return

Comeback trail, again: Derrick Rose in action for Chicago against LA Lakers guard Kobe Bryant in 2011.

K.C. Johnson Everyone associated with Derrick Rose's second serious knee rehabilitation has said the process has gone smoothly.

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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.