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In The Post – Injury Updates on Goulding, Machado, Breakers

Catch up on all the latest headlines from around the basketball world in today’s edition of In the Post.

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Fallout from explosive Throwdown

For all the fallout from yesterday’s explosive Throwdown between Melbourne United and South East Melbourne Phoenix, click here.

Goulding set to return 

United captain Chris Goulding is set to make his season debut on Thursday night against the Sydney Kings.

“I think he is going to be right to go on Thursday…we are not going to bring him back to play limited minutes, we are going to bring him back to play,” Melbourne coach Dean Vickerman said.

Snakes sweat on Machado scans 

The Cairns Taipans are expecting scan results on Scott Machado’s injured ankle today, according to the Cairns Post.

Click here for the full update and reaction from the Taipans’ win over Tasmania.

Reinforcements on the way for NZ 

Breakers coach Dan Shamir has said the club hopes to have Tom Abercrombie and Jeremiah Martin back from injury this weekend, but Peyton Siva will be sidelined for 4-6 weeks with a torn hamstring.

ScMo takes the blame

Perth Wildcats coach Scott Morrison concedes he didn’t do a good job “with our game planning and preparation” after the club’s 2OT loss to Brisbane.

Click here for Morrison’s full quotes via The West Australian.

Expansion interest booms

Interest in the NBL continues to boom, with Commissioner Jeremy Loeliger telling Newscorp inquires for expansion opportunities continue to come.

However, Loeliger affirmed the league will not rush into expansion. Click here for the full story.

Copeland returns to coaching

NBL legend Lanard Copeland has joined United as the club’s Junior Academy coach.

“The opportunity came up for me to coach the new academy, so I jumped at the chance knowing I was going to be working with Dean Vickerman and Darryl MacDonald again,” Copeland told Newscorp.

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