New Zealand Hoops

Memphis Grizzlies to trade Jonas Valanciunas to New Orleans Pelicans for Steven Adams, Eric Bledsoe, sources say

The New Orleans Pelicans are finalizing a trade to send Steven Adams, Eric Bledsoe and two future first-round picks — including the 10th overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft — to Memphis for center Jonas Valanciunas and the 17th overall pick, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Determined to create significant financial flexibility in free agency next week, the Pelicans are including theContinue reading “Memphis Grizzlies to trade Jonas Valanciunas to New Orleans Pelicans for Steven Adams, Eric Bledsoe, sources say”

Saints manhandle the Huskies and secure a finals spot

The Wellington Saints are one game away from their twelfth championship after knocking off the Sky Tower Auckland Huskies 99-73 at Te Rauparaha Arena this evening. A 30-piece from Tohi Smith-Milner along with 24 points from Kerwin Roach Jnr and a triple-double from Dion Prewster would prove to be the difference between the semi-finalists, butContinue reading “Saints manhandle the Huskies and secure a finals spot”

Iain Potter resigns as Chief Executive – But will it change anything?

The short-answer is no, it won’t change anything because of our outdated and bland constitution which is keeping basketball in New Zealand in the dark ages. The document does not contain any clear or meaningful objects and has very subtle auditing guidelines, the constitution allows Basketball New Zealand to provide the bare minimum and hasContinue reading “Iain Potter resigns as Chief Executive – But will it change anything?”

Has Basketball New Zealand made the right decision withdrawing from the Olympic Qualifiers?

Recently Basketball New Zealand announced that it was withdrawing the Tall Ferns, Tall Blacks the 3×3 teams from the Olympic Qualifiers this year. They released a statement which stated that because of the financial implications that Covid-19 brings, they are no longer able to participate in certain international events. Basketball New Zealand basically have saidContinue reading “Has Basketball New Zealand made the right decision withdrawing from the Olympic Qualifiers?”

Q&A With Alex Talma

Jesse: What is your full name and where are you from? Alex Talma, from Auckland, NZ. Jesse: Why did you choose the game of basketball? Alex: I was taller than most kids so got talked into trying basketball at age 10. Attended North Harbour tryouts and it really just went fromthere. Jesse: What schools haveContinue reading “Q&A With Alex Talma”

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