National Basketball League: Ben Simmons, Giddey, teams, streaming, draft, news

The new NBA season begins Tuesday, October 18, and CODE Sports has all the key information you need, including breaking news, predictions and how to watch.

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If you’re short on time and want a 5 minute recap of Aussies in the NBA this season, Chris Anstey of CODE Sports has the information you need.

When does the season start?

Tuesday, October 18.

Where can I watch the NBA?

You can watch selected regular games live on Kayo Sports via ESPN., best of first round NBA Playoffs Direct and NBA Conference Semifinals Live PLUS Conference Finals and NBA Finals Series live on Kayo via ESPN.

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Latest NBA News

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Who are the defending champions?

Golden State Warriors. Defeated the Boston Celtics 4-2 in the best of seven NBA Finals.

Aussies in the NBA

Up to 10 Aussies could feature in next NBA season and Chris Anstey profiles eachJosh Giddey (Oklahoma City Thunder), Ben Simmons (Brooklyn Nets), Patty Mills (Brooklyn Nets), Dyson Daniels (New Orleans Pelicans), Matisse Thybulle (Philadelphia 76ers), Josh Green (Dallas Mavericks), Jock Landale (Phoenix Suns) ), Jack White (Denver Nuggets), Matthew Dellavedova (Sacramento Kings) and Joe Ingles (Milwaukee Bucks).


Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division

Boston Celtics – won 51 of 82 regular season games to finish second on the Eastern Conference ladder

brooklyn nets – Ben Simmons played in Nets’ first four games of preseason, joins Patty Mills to franchise

New York Knicks – won less than half of their games last season, one berth outside of a Play-In berth

Philadelphia 76ers – made conference semifinals last season, Matisse Thybulle ready to back James Harden and undefeated in preseason

Toronto Raptors – defeated by Philadelphia in the first round of last season’s playoffs

Central Division

Chicago Bulls – have not claimed Championship success since Michael Jordan’s ‘last dance’ 1997/98

Cleveland Cavaliers – Donovan Mitchell joins the Utah Jazz Cavaliers

Detroit Pistons – Jalen Duren averaged the most rebounds in preseason with 12, despite winless Pistons

Indiana Pacers – 30% win rate last season

Milwaukee dollars – Joe Ingles gets a lifeline with the 2020/21 champions who were beaten by Boston in last season’s Eastern Conference semi-finals

Southeast Department

Atlanta Hawks – beaten by Miami Heat in the first round of last season’s playoffs after 43 wins

Charlotte Hornets – participated in the qualifying tournament but missed the playoffs for a sixth consecutive season

miami heat – finished top of the 2021/22 Eastern Conference with 53 wins, beaten by the Boston Celtics in the conference final

Orlando Magic – just 22 wins last season, claimed No. 1 draft pick Paolo Banchero

Washington Wizards – have won just over 42% of their games in the Eastern Conference

Western Conference

Northwest Division

Denver nuggets – knocked out of the 2021/22 playoffs 4-1 by eventual champions Golden State in the first round

Minnesota Timberwolves – made the playoffs for the first time in four seasons last season

Oklahoma City Thunder – Josh Giddey enters second season after first breakout campaign

Portland Pioneers – only won 33% of Western Conference games last season, much hinges on point guard Damian Lillard

Utah Jazz – won 49 games last season, beaten by the Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs

Pacific Department

Golden State Warriors – came from third in the Western Conference to win his seventh NBA title last season with Steph Curry breaking the NBA’s all-time record of three

LA Clippers – missed the playoffs for the first time in four seasons after a losing record in the play-in tournament

Los Angeles Lakers – LeBron James is entering his fifth season as a Laker and the first of a two-year deal worth nearly $100 million (USD)

Phoenix Suns — beaten by NBL’s Adelaide 36ers in preseason, owner was suspended for a year in September and finished top of Western Conference regular season

Sacramento Kings – Delly joins the Kings after a season with Melbourne United in the NBL, unbeaten in pre-season

Southwest Division

Dallas Mavericks – this season is the first of a five-year deal worth over $200 million (USD) for Slovenian superstar Luka Doncic

Houston Rockets – far last in the Western Conference with just 20 wins, drafted No. 2 pick in the 2022 draft, Chet Holmgren

Memphis Grizzlies – Ja Morant led the way in average points during preseason with 23.3, was second to Phoenix in regular season wins in 2021/22 with 56 to 64

New Orleans Pelicans – Australian No. 8 pick in the 2022 NBA draft Dyson Daniels joins the Pelicans

San Antonio Spurs – Gregg Popovich begins his 27th consecutive season in charge of the five-time champions, all under his management

NBA Predictions

NBA insiders reveal their predictions to Fox Sports, including:

  • Who will be the biggest boom or bust?
  • Which team will make the biggest jump?
  • And who will take the biggest slide?

Where can I read more basketball?

NBA, NBL and women’s basketball news and analysis can all be read here.

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