Australian NBL Wiretap

Melbourne United Signs Josh Boone

Dec 24, 2016 6:24 PM

Melbourne United has signed ex-NBA forward Josh Boone to a short term injury contract, the league's official website, nbl.com.au, has confirmed.

Boone, a former first round pick of the New Jersey Net, will be available when Melbourne plays Brisbane in an open-roof encounter on December 26.  He replaces Olympian David Andersen and import Devin Williams, who both recently went down with knee injuries and both of whom will miss 3-6 weeks.

Boone has most recently spent time in Europe playing in Estonia and Turkey where he won the Estonian Cup with BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn and was awarded MVP of the Cup Finals.

nbl.com.au

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Cameron Bairstow Tears ACL In Left Knee

Dec 20, 2016 10:34 AM

Cameron Bairstow will miss the rest of the NBL season after scans revealed an anterior cruciate ligament injury to his left knee.

Bairstow, who competed for Australia at the Rio Olympics, suffered the injury during overtime in Brisbane’s 91-85 home loss to the Illawarra Hawks on Monday night.

Bairstow was the 49th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft out of New Mexico and played two seasons for the Chicago Bulls.

Bairstow has remained on the radar of NBA teams following his release by the Detroit Pistons in the 2016 offseason.

Fox Sports

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Report: Anthony Bennett Could Sign In Australia

Apr 19, 2016 9:17 PM

Anthony Bennett could be joining the Sydney Kings next season, according to a report out of Australia.

Sydney GM Jeff Van Groningen is visiting Las Vegas during his current United States' scouting trip.

Bennett was the first overall pick in 2013 out of UNLV by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Bennett was part of the Andrew Wiggins-Kevin Love trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves and lasted just one season there as well. Bennett was waived by the Toronto Raptors this season in February.

Boti Nagy/Adelaide Now

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