While the best 16 teams in the league currently have their eyes set on the playoffs, the other half of the league is looking at making off-season decisions to put them in contention for a championship.
Australian basketball sensation Thon Maker shocked everyone last week by announcing that he intends to declare for the 2016 NBA draft.
One of the most contentious issues in the NBA over the past five years has been the re-emergence of the “hack-a-Shaq” rule.
With the conclusion of the 2015 AFL draft and the release of the 2016 home and away fixture we now have a good idea of what all 18 teams look like on paper. We’re almost a quarter of a year away from the start of a new season and anybody would be insane to try and predict what the ladder would look like at the conclusion of round 23, as injuries, poor form, poor coaching and poor meshing of players are something that are almost impossible to account for at this time of year. With that said, I’m going to ignore everything and attempt to somehow come up with a prediction of each team’s win/loss record for 2016.
Since 1986 hundreds of players around the country have waited on baited breath, hoping that just one club thinks they’re worthy enough to play in the AFL and grants them the opportunity of a lifetime.
In the wake of Hawthorn’s historic three-peat there has been an incredible outcry from Australian sporting fans.
As we approach the All Star break a number of teams have a serious question ask; should we make a push for the playoffs or drop back into the draft lottery?