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WNBA star Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years’ jail in Russia

WNBA star Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years’ jail in Russia

Brittney Griner’s sentencing could pave the way for a high-profile prisoner swap between Russia and the United States.

  • by Reuters

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Dellavedova earns return to NBA with Sacramento Kings; United sign new import

Dellavedova earns return to NBA with Sacramento Kings; United sign new import

Matthew Dellavedova is heading back to the NBA after signing with the Sacramento Kings, while Melbourne United has unveiled a new import guard who has dubbed himself “showtime”.

  • by Roy Ward and Jon Pierik
Simmons faces a ‘challenging’ NBA return, says teammate Curry

Simmons faces a ‘challenging’ NBA return, says teammate Curry

Seth Curry, who will be in Australia this week on a promotional tour, says Ben Simmons is back in the gym, with the Nets hopeful the Australian can return to his All-Star form after sitting out last season.

  • by Jon Pierik
Gamble pays off as Melbourne United star signs with Denver Nuggets

Gamble pays off as Melbourne United star signs with Denver Nuggets

Australian Boomers forward Jack White is joining a growing list of NBA exports, having signed a deal with the Denver Nuggets after an impressive Summer League.

  • by Jon Pierik
I never thought I’d defend a Kardashian, but here I am

I never thought I’d defend a Kardashian, but here I am

Australian basketballer Andrew Bogut’s apparent dig at Kendall Jenner isn’t all that surprising but the double standard is exhausting.

  • by Katy Hall
Durant’s Brooklyn bombshell but Mills to stay; Ingles to join Bucks; Boomers down Japan
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Durant’s Brooklyn bombshell but Mills to stay; Ingles to join Bucks; Boomers down Japan

On a day Kevin Durant dropped an NBA free-agency bombshell, Australian Joe Ingles is on the move again, this time to the Milwaukee Bucks, but Patty Mills is expected to stay with Brooklyn.

  • by Jon Pierik and Roy Ward
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Gaze says Mills will have plenty of NBA suitors; Boomers beat China

Gaze says Mills will have plenty of NBA suitors; Boomers beat China

Patty Mills is heading into NBA free agency and Andrew Gaze believes the bronze-medal-winning Boomers star will have plenty of suitors although his current club Brooklyn Nets will also want to keep him. Meanwhile, the Boomers have held of a big China comeback to win their World Cup qualifier.

  • by Roy Ward
‘Going to be a crazy week’: Boomers duo hope qualifiers can launch NBA bid

‘Going to be a crazy week’: Boomers duo hope qualifiers can launch NBA bid

Imposing centre Thon Maker and athletic forward Jack White have key roles to play for the Australian Boomers this week, and hope this can enhance their NBA prospects.

  • by Jon Pierik
‘I’m a winner’: Daniels to take flight with Pelicans in NBA
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‘I’m a winner’: Daniels to take flight with Pelicans in NBA

Dyson Daniels is the latest Australian player to enter the NBA after his selection in the draft on Friday.

  • by Roy Ward
From Bendigo to the NBA: Dyson Daniels is made for the big stage

From Bendigo to the NBA: Dyson Daniels is made for the big stage

Australia’s Dyson Daniels will face his moment of truth on Friday morning when he finds out which team – expected to be within the first dozen picks – will select him at the NBA draft in Brooklyn, New York.

  • by Roy Ward
‘A championship pedigree’: Warriors beat Celtics to win fourth NBA title in eight years

‘A championship pedigree’: Warriors beat Celtics to win fourth NBA title in eight years

Stephen Curry scored 34 points and was named the NBA finals MVP as the Warriors claimed the franchise’s seventh championship overall.

  • by Kyle Hightower