Watch out: Scott Machado could be sneaky good…

If you missed the Cairns Taipans at the NBL Blitz and just glanced at the box scores, you could be forgiven for thinking that import Scott Machado wasn’t pulling his weight. A year after winning just six games and finishing last in the NBL, the Taipans went 2-0 in Tasmania with wins over the Adelaide 36ers and the NBL1 All-Stars. That was despite their new American-born, Brazilian point guard --the man trying to fill the shoes of league-leading scorer Melo Trimble-- scoring just six points on 1/11 shooting against the 36ers. He followed that up with three points on 1-6 shooting against the NBL1 side.

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