NBL teams and depth charts 2017-18

The Perth Wildcats will be looking to defend their NBL championship crown and go back-to-back-to-back, but who is playing for your team and what are the depth charts looking like? This is The Roar‘s ultimate guide to the NBL rosters for the 2017-18 season.


Adelaide 36ers


The Adelaide 36ers are one of the longer standing clubs in the NBL, having been in the competition since 1983 and winning four championships during their tenure. Last season, they shocked everyone to finish with the minor premiership, but were bundled out of the semi-finals by the Illawarra Hawks.

Depth Chart

Starter Interchange 1 Interchange 2
Point guard Shannon Shorter Brendan Teys Adam Doyle
Shooting guard Nathan Sobey Ramone Moore Nelson Larkins (dev)
Small forward Josh Childress Anthony Drmic Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (dev)
Power forward Mitch Creek Majok Deng Caleb Davis (dev)
Centre Daniel Johnson Matt Hodgson

Coach: Joey Wright

New Zealand Breakers


The Breakers have won four of the last seven NBL championships and been incredibly consistent at the top of the league during that time. Last season though, they missed the finals.

Depth chart

Starter Interchange 1 Interchange 2
Point guard Edgar Sosa Kirk Penney
Shooting guard D.J. Newbill Shea Ili Derone Raukuwa (dev)
Small forward Thomas Abercrombie Finn Delany Daniel Fotu (dev)
Power forward Mika Vukona (c) Rakeem Christmas Jordan Ngatai
Centre Alex Pledger Robert Loe James Hunter

Coach: Paul Henare

Brisbane Bullets


The Brisbane Bullets finally made their return to the competition in 2016-17, but it was less than impressive as they finished bottom of the table with injuries hampering their cause.

Depth Chart

Starter Interchange 1 Interchange 2
Point guard Travis Trice Stephen Holt Shaun Bruce
Shooting guard Adam Gibson Matt Kenyon
Small forward Reuben Te Rangi Tom Fullarton (DP)
Power forward Anthony Petrie Mitchell Young
Centre Daniel Kickert Tom Jervis Tyrrell Harrison (dev)

Coach: Andrej Lemanis

Illawarra Hawks


The Hawks were one of the NBL’s big achievers in 2016-17 as they made the grand final, beating the 36ers on the road in the semi-finals after scrapping into the finals, finishing fourth after the regular season.

Depth chart

Starter Interchange 1 Interchange 2
Point guard Mitch Norton Kevin White Marshal Nelson (dev)
Shooting guard Rhys Martin (c) Rotnei Clarke Angus Glover (dev)
Small forward Demitrius Conger Tim Coenraad Nic Pozoglou (dev)
Power forward Delvon Johnson Oscar Forman Cody Ellis
Centre AJ Ogilvy Nick Kay

Coach: Rob Beveridge

Sydney Kings


The Kings finished with the wooden spoon in 2015-16, but a change of ownership, arena, coach and roster didn’t do much to help them in 2016-17. The side were strong early, sitting top of the table but collapsed to finish seventh.

Depth Chart

Starter Interchange 1 Interchange 2
Point guard Kevin Lisch Jason Cadee Sam Daly (dev)
Shooting guard Jerome Randle Adam Thoseby
Small forward Brad Newley Todd Blanchfield Tom Garlepp
Power forward Perry Ellis Dane Pineau Darcy Malone (dev)
Centre Isaac Humphries Amritpal Singh Deng Acouth (dev)

Coach: Andrew Gaze

Cairns Taipans


The Cairns Taipans made the finals for the first time in a number of seasons last time out, but were quickly disposed of by the Perth Wildcats.

Depth Chart

Starter Interchange 1 Interchange 2
Point guard Jarrad Weeks Mitch McCarron Kuany Kuany
Shooting guard Cameron Gliddon Scoochie Smith
Small forward Stephen Weigh Damon Heuir
Power forward Alex Loughton Jerry Evans Jr.
Centre Nate Jawai Nnanna Egwu

Coach: Aaron Fearne

Melbourne United

United are the glamour club of the NBL. They have the best roster by the length of the straight, but have struggled to live up to that name over the last two seasons. They will be hoping a change of coach this time around brings them success.

Depth chart

Starter Interchange 1 Interchange 2
Point guard Casper Ware Peter Hooley Daniel Dillon
Shooting guard Chris Goulding Kyle Adnam Sam Short (dev)
Small forward Casey Prather David Barlow Jesse White (dev)
Power forward Josh Boone Tai Wesley Tohi Smith-Milner (dev)
Centre David Andersen (c) Majok Majok Craig Moller

Coach: Dean Vickerman

Perth Wildcats

The Perth Wildcats are the defending premiers of the NBL for the second time in a row, and the most successful club in the league’s history having won seven championships – three more than any other team. They have broken the Australian sporting record for most finals series in a row – sitting on 31.

Depth chart

Starter Interchange 1 Interchange 2
Point guard Damian Martin Jarrod Kenny Mason Bragg
Shooting guard Bryce Cotton Dexter Kernrich-Drew Clint Steindl
Small forward J.P. Tokoto Greg Hire
Power forward Jesse Wagstaff Lucas Walker
Centre Angus Brandt Derek Cooke

Coach: Trevor Gleeson

Last updated: 20 February, 2018