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NBA Nation Australia’s Roundtable

Welcome to another edition of the NBA Nation Australia Roundtable!

This week we’re tackling a variety of issues including the race for MVP, the struggle in Oklahoma City and the Playoffs! We welcome along local legend Nick Dillon from our mates at Above The Rim Australia for the ride this week as well. Settle back, grab a cuppa and enjoy NBA Nation Australia’s Roundtable!



Trade Deadline Update

We’re a shade under 24 hours until the NBA Trade Deadline ends, so let’s take a quick look at some of the players and teams making headlines around the league including Goran Dragic, Reggie Jackson and more!

Phoenix’s loaded backcourt was always going to cause a stir for one of, if not more, of the talented guards currently on the Suns roster. First to break out and publicly demand a trade is Slovenian Goran Dragic, who has told the Phoenix brass he will not re-commit to the team after this season, and listing the Knicks, Heat and Lakers as destinations he would like to go. Dragic is a free agent at the culmination of the 2015 season, meaning plenty of clubs will have the opportunity to wine and dine him in an attempt to sign him, however the risk of trading assets now with the possibility that he’ll leave in free agency is too much for most.



James Johnson: The Modern Day ‘Double Threat’

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton)

Although Kyle Lowry is their All-Star point guard and DeMar DeRozan is their star player, the grit, energy and attitude of James Johnson has made him an instant hit for the Toronto Raptors.

Coming off well earned wins over the Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs have given the Raptors a dream start to a tough stretch of games going into and coming out of the NBA All-Star break, the teams fortunes seemingly changing the moment the 6-foot-9, 245 pound small forward returned from the inactive list and checked in to a raucous cheer during the second quarter of the Clippers game on Friday night.



Raptors vs. Bucks: Middleton and Bucks snap Raptors Winning Streak

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton)

Coming off two back-to-back overtime wins on the road, extending its winning streak to six games in the process, the Raptors were unable to push it to seven. Losing 82-75 to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Khris Middleton led the way for the Bucks with a game-high 25 points, while head coach Jason Kidd’s injury riddled squad got solid contributions from the likes of Jared Dudley with 14 points, John Henson with 12 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo with 12 points. Raptors big man Jonas Valanciunas notched a double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds, taking advantage of his size inside, while DeMar DeRozan put up a team-high 16 points.


Top Underrated Stars

Every team has their superstar. The guy who gets buckets when it counts, forces turnovers in the clutch and makes plays us mere mortals can only dream of pulling off. Cleveland have LeBron. The Lakers have Kobe. Houston have Harden and the Thunder have Durant. But what about the others on the roster? The ones who go unnoticed by the casual observer but are game changers to those in the know. These are the underrated stars. Their stats may not be great but it’s the little things they do that endear them to coaches, players and fans alike. Here are my top underrated stars thus far in the 2014/15 season. (more…)


2015 NBA All Star Starters Announced

The 2015 All Star Game is just around the corner, and the results of the fan vote are now in! We’d like to take the opportunity to congratulate all the players on their well deserved selections and we look forward to watching them battle it out on the hardwood in just a few weeks! 


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Rivers’ Ideaology Questioned As Clippers Make Moves

The Clippers have been the team to beat in Los Angeles in recent times. Undoubtedly one of the more entertaining teams to watch in the NBA, and a class above their older brothers across the hall since the later’s title run in 2010. While the Clippers have never reached the giddy heights they so desire, they have made their mark as a team on the rise in the league after years of mediocrity and failure. But they’ve never managed to get over the hump, and their latest move has brought up some very interesting view points of the current state of the franchise. 



Patty Mills, Spurs Debut New Advert [Video]

Patty Mills and his Spurs team mates have debuted in a new commercial for barbecue hamburger company H-E-B Specialty Burgers.

Hilarity ensues.

Watch the full commercial below:



Thanks for the memories Vince!

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton)

This marks the first step in my process as a Toronto Raptors fan to finally burying the hatchet.

This being the 20th Anniversary of the franchises existence and the Memphis Grizzlies coming to town tonight, the club have decided to give its former superstar Vince Carter a video tribute to honour all that he accomplished in his seven seasons. A career that saw him average 23.4 ppg, 3.9 apg, 5.2 rpg, 44% from the field and 38% from beyond the arc while also winning individual honours, 1998-99 Rookie of the Year, 1998-99 FirstTeam All-Rookie, 1999-00 Third Team All-NBA and 2000-01 Second Team All-NBA.



Frank Vogel and his merry band of misfits

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton)

Paul George out for the season, Lance Stephenson signed by the Charlotte Hornets, early injury issues to David West and Roy Hibbert being shopped around like a used car at a clearance sale… we all knew the Indiana Pacers and more specifically Frank Vogel would be in tough this season and it has been a rocky start to say the least.