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In The Post – McCall on NBA radar
Catch up on all the latest headlines from around the basketball world in today’s edition of In the Post.
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McCall on NBA radar
Cairns Taipans star guard Tahjere McCall is “as desirable as any import in the league from an NBA perspective” according to Newscorp’s Matt Logue.
The report states NBA teams are keeping close tabs on McCall. Click here to read the full story.
Phoenix face “less than ideal” situation
South East Melbourne Phoenix coach Simon Mitchell has admitted not playing a game since December 18 is a “less than ideal” situation as they prepare for Saturday’s scheduled clash with the Cairns Taipans.
“We are preparing for our third opponent and still licking our wounds from the Kings game. We’ve got exactly what we didn’t want, but it’s what we’ve got.” Mitchell said via The Age.
Deng given green light
In form Taipan Majok Deng has been given the green light on offence by coach Adam Forde.
“We’re riding that momentum at the moment, his confidence is high and we want to try and get him the ball,” Forde said via The Cairns Post.
Agada ignores critics
Melbourne United import Caleb Agada says he “never really paid attention to anybody questioning me” earlier in the season, as the Nigerian has hit form with the champions.
The Herald Sun spoke to Agada about adjusting to the NBL, the inspiration he takes from his mother and more. Click here for the full story.
Taipans give Nelson a chance
Cairns coach Forde is excited to see what injury replacement Marshall Nelson can produce, after he debuted with the club on New Year’s Eve.
“I want to give him this opportunity to see what he’s capable of doing,” Forde said via The West Australian.
Goulding loves JackJumpers
Tasmanian native and Melbourne star Chris Goulding has heaped further praise on the job the Tasmania JackJumpers are doing in their inaugural season.
Click here to read Goulding’s thoughts via The Examiner.