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In The Post – Baba back?
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Newscorp basketball writer Matt Logue has reported Melbourne United have made inquiries with championship winning guard Yudai Baba.
United are “keeping options open” with import spots still available on the roster.
Hawks high on belief
Illawarra Hawks veteran Tim Coenraad says the club still believes they’re title contenders, despite an inconsistent regular season to date.
“I've had two playoff runs where we've made it on losing records. This is a much better team, there's much more expectation. It's not 'oh well, better luck next year', it's 'this is the year',” Coenraad said via the Illawarra Mercury.
Basketball “lifelong passion” for new Kings owner
Tesla chair, and new Sydney Kings part-owner, Robyn Denholm, says basketball has always been a passion for her family.
“For (my) kids it has been a lifelong passion around basketball. We started watching the Kings when they were formed in Sydney, and we would go down to the old stadium (the State Sports Centre) to watch the Kings play. And then we followed them to the Entertainment Centre before we moved to the US for 17 years,” Denholm told The Australian.
Adams snub fuels motivation
Sydney Kings superstar Jaylen Adams says being named the 17th best player in the league in a Newscorp preseason article motivated him to silence the doubters.
“That is stuff that I didn’t really care to look at, but you hear it. You just have to try and tune out and go into the gym every day and know what you are capable of,” Adams said via Newscorp.
Phoenix address clutch issues
The South East Melbourne Phoenix have addressed their issues in clutch situations according to injured star Ryan Broekhoff.
“It’s something we addressed with video and some open discussions so hopefully we have learned from that and don’t have those lapses going forward,” Broekhoff said via the Herald Sun.