This week they have the unenviable task of limiting the impact of Sydney Kings superstar, and MVP favourite, Josh Childress.
Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf doesn't expect a "knee jerk reaction" where sponsors walk away from women's sport after the ABC axed its WNBL and W-League coverage, but admitted it will make it more difficult to attract new backers.
Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf has described ABC cuts to women's sport TV coverage as "tragic", and is adamant men's leagues such as the NBL and A-League would not have copped the same treatment.
The Canberra Capitals' WNBL finals hopes have taken a huge hit after they plunged to a 92-72 loss at bottom side Dandenong on Saturday night.
Abby Bishop has been their go-to player all season, but it's a youngster with the same Christian name who excites Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf.
The Sydney Kings stormed to victory over league co-leaders Cairns Taipans on Thursday night in a 17-point demolition job.
Canberra United and Canberra Capitals players on possible cuts to coverage of women's sport with the budget cuts at the ABC.
Television audience is the lifeblood of any professional sport in the 21st century and the NBL is no different. It should be a major concern for the NBL board and fans alike that outgoing CEO Fraser Neill said the next TV rights contract was still a long way from being sorted.
When the Sydney Kings face off against the Cairns Taipans on Thursday night, their shattering fourth-round loss to the league co-leaders will be fresh in their minds.
Breaker Corey Webster hopes to get a shot at the European leagues, but first Melbourne United are in his sights.