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Taipans Sign Import, Scott Machado

The Cairns Taipans are set to announce the signing of 6 foot 1 American born point guard Scott Machado for the 2019-20 season.

Machado went undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft but would later sign with the Houston Rockets where he played in just 6 games before being released. Machado would sign with the Golden State Warriors in 2013, playing in 5 playoff games and averaged 0.6 ppg and 0.2 apg. Most recently, in 2018 Machado signed a 10 day contract with the Lakers, playing in 4 games.

Between NBA stints Machado has also played in the G-League, Spain, Germany, Estonia and in The Basketball Tournament.

Machado played his college ball at Iona, where as a senior he broke the schools assist record and was named a finalized for the Bob Cousy award.

The Taipans roster currently includes Jarrod Kenny, Kouat Noi, Majok Deng, Mirko Djric, Tom Jervis and Fabijan Krslovic. There have also been rumours of the return of big man Nate Jawai