Then SBL men's 2022/23 starts:

September 23.

The matches in the first round:





The teams in the SBL men's season 2022/23:

Borås, Fryshuset, Jämtland, Kalmar, Köping, Luleå, Nässjö, Södertälje, Norrköping, Umeå and Uppsala.

This is how the men's SBL is played in the 2022/23 season:

The league is played in 30 rounds where everyone meets everyone three times between September 23 and March 17.

The top eight teams go to the playoffs.

The quarter-finals are played in best-of-five matches, while the semi-finals and finals are played in best-of-seven matches.

News in the league:

Uppsala and Kalmar, who finished first and second respectively in the men's super league last season, are newcomers to the SBL.

In total, the league contains eleven teams – to compare with last year's nine – which means that no team was relegated last season.

This is how it went last season:

Norrköping Dolphins defended the SM gold after victory in the final against Jämtland with 4-2 in matches.

Some of the league's biggest signings:

Viktor Gaddefors – Uppsala

The 29-year-old international, who was named the league's most valuable player in the 2020/21 season, returns to his parent club who are newcomers to the league.

Last season he played in the Romanian league.

Nick Spiers – Norrköping

The 210-centimeter-long forward has made 39 A international matches for Sweden.

He comes most recently from the Polish top league and previously represented the Spanish Real Betis and Obradoiro.

On his merit list, he also has a SM gold with the parent club Södertälje.

Phil Carr – Jämtland

Won SM gold with Norrköping in 2021 and averaged over 13 points and 7 rebounds per game that season.

Norrköping was also interested in the forward, but Jämtland ultimately won that battle.

Most recently comes from a season in the Italian second division.

CLIP: Norrköping Swedish champions 2022 (9 May 2022)

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Norrköping defended the SM gold.

Photo: Bildbyrån