NBL Australia | 2023 Basketball League Rankings

NBL 2022/2023 Regular Season

Games PlayedWonLost%Points ForPoints AgainstPointsRecent Form
1Sydney
28
19
9
0.68
2679
2468
1
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2New Zealand Breakers
28
18
10
0.64
2423
2246
1
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3Cairns Taipans
28
18
10
0.64
2455
2376
1
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4Tasmania JackJumpers
28
16
12
0.57
2385
2305
1
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5South East Melbourne
28
15
13
0.54
2553
2512
1
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6Perth
28
15
13
0.54
2580
2568
1
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7Melbourne United
28
15
13
0.54
2434
2424
1
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8Adelaide
28
13
15
0.46
2546
2597
0
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9Brisbane Bullets
28
8
20
0.29
2365
2600
0
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10Illawarra Hawks
28
3
25
0.11
2261
2585
0
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NBL Australia

The National Basketball League (NBL) is the premier men’s basketball league in Oceania. The league is made up of 10 teams, nine in Australia and one in New Zealand. These teams compete in a variety of competitions including regular season, playoffs, and post-seasons. For more information about the league, visit the NBL website. This article discusses the most popular teams in the NBL, as well as where to find the most recent scores.

The NBL began as a fledgling competition in 1971. The league has since expanded to eight teams across Australia and one team in New Zealand. It has featured legends like Mick Jagger and Lamelo Ball, as well as future NBA talents such as Kevin Durant and Jeremy Lin. It is also one of the most popular sports in Australia, with participation rates of around 75%. It also has the biggest television audience, with some games attracting as much as 750,000 spectators.

The NBL was first played in 1979, when the league consisted of nine teams. Today, there are ten teams, nine in Australia and one in New Zealand. The Illawarra Hawks are the oldest club in the NBL and have been a part of every season since its inception. The salary cap for each team is $AU1.1 million, though marquee players earn more than that. However, the salary cap is based on a player’s position and their value to the team.