Saturday, June 12, 2021 1:07 p.m. 07
By Monique Welhan
The Mandurah Magic have signed Scott Machado of Cairns Taipans on a historic deal for the remainder of the NBL1 West season.
The talented basketball player has had opportunities at various NBA clubs, including the Toronto Raptors, LA Lakers and Utah Jazz.
However, since he could not find a safe place in these cadres, he looked elsewhere for the next step in his career Career.
Machado came to Australia in 2019, signed with the Cairns Taipans for the 2019-20 season and was called up to the All NBL First Team after a breakout season.
His current form of the 2020-21 season an average of 15 points, three rebounds and seven assists show that the 31-year-old will be a huge boost for the Magic in the back half of the regular season.
« This is a milestone for NBL1 West, and us excited to welcome a player of Scott’s caliber to our league, « said Bowler.
» His skill, experience and professionalism speak for themselves. This is a player who has been in the NBA system and a vice MVP the NBL.
The President of Mandurah Magic, Adam Ahern, said he was thrilled that Machado chose his club to play the remainder of the NBL1 West season.
« Having a player of this caliber at our club is an incredible opportunity, and the impact on all levels of basketball in our community will be immense, « said Ahern.
» I am proud that Scott believed in Mandurah Magic as a club, NBL1 West as a league, and WA basketball as a whole.
« The cooperation with Scott and his team has been excellent and we look forward to welcoming him to our club in the coming days. »
Peel Thunder has given up a 10-point three-quarter time advantage to surrender seven points to Claremont.
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Former Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has signed on to coach the Scottish superpower Celtic FC.
Peel Thunder will face Claremont in the final round of the WAFLW home and away seasons this weekend.
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The Dockers have not ruled out an operation on skipper Nat Fyfe’s injured shoulder.
Injuries to key Dockers have made Sunday night’s 28-point loss against the Bulldogs an even more bitter pill to swallow.
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