NBL 2018/19 Season

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by Upgrayedd, Apr 22, 2018.

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Who will win the title

  1. Brisbane

    4.5%
  2. Perth

    18.2%
  3. Melbourne

    31.8%
  4. Adelaide

    18.2%
  5. Sydney

    27.3%
  6. Cairns

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. New Zealand

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Illawarra

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Upgrayedd

    Upgrayedd A Vote for Clive is a Vote for Justice

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    Thought I would start a new thread for this season

    Kings sign some washed up Center, Bogut? Never heard of him
     
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  2. Runnin Blue

    Runnin Blue The Oracle™️

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  3. JT_the_Man

    JT_the_Man Norm Smith Medallist

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    Something something Bogut is coming home.
     
  4. Tandy

    Tandy All Australian

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    Good for basketball in Australia.
     
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  5. Luuuc

    Luuuc Team Captain

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    That is massive news for the NBL
     
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  6. larrikin

    larrikin Moderator

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    He's going to massively dominate.
     
  7. fidstar

    fidstar Norm Smith Medallist

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    Great news for the NBL.

    But I feel Bogut won't dominate the NBL. He'll be good (if he isn't injured), but it's not like he's an offensive great.
     
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  8. flaps

    flaps Premiership Player

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    Dud. Delist.
     
  9. The_Game_1981

    The_Game_1981 All Australian

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    Provided he stays fit the could easily average a 20 point Double Double for the season.
     
  10. fidstar

    fidstar Norm Smith Medallist

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    Fit is a big thing. I see it more likely he averages 12-15/10/5/2
     
  11. Luuuc

    Luuuc Team Captain

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    His value has always been greater than his numbers. If he's able to stay on the court (and I really hope he does) he'll make an enormous difference to their culture and their fortunes.
     
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  12. basashi

    basashi Premiership Player

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    It is good for basketball in Australia as long as there is no special deal, subsidy, central funding, allowance, salary cap concession (or whatever) that is given to one team and not others.

    He is on a million. The league has a soft salary cap of 1.1m last I heard. You can pay more, but you will be taxed heavily by the league. Kings don't have great revenue, so lets see how this is working.

    Obviously they will make it all public at some stage.
     
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  13. Upgrayedd

    Upgrayedd A Vote for Clive is a Vote for Justice

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    I dont mind too much as long as the NBL are happy to just pour money into the Cairnes/Illawara

    Im getting the feeling it will turn into a Sydney V Melbourne V Adelaide V Perth which would kill the enjoyment of the league, fair enough Sydney is the biggest market and they have been trash for a while

    Would of loved for him to sign at Illawara. Apparently part of the negotiations he gets share of the Kings ownership
     
  14. basashi

    basashi Premiership Player

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    as long as its not league money or any arrangement that is different between clubs
     
  15. Luuuc

    Luuuc Team Captain

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    Don't count on it. The "New NBL" started with all kinds of promises about salary transparency and soft cap penalties being redistributed to the poorer clubs, and not a word about it has been seen since, despite some of the big bucks being thrown around by some of the richer clubs.

    I'd actually be ok with Bogut's contract being topped up by the NBL, given his positive impact for every team, but it sounds like that isn't happening anyway. Instead there are arrangements with Sydney's owners that probably fall outside the salary cap, such as his ownership stake, and "business opportunities through AEG Ogden’s holding company called Sydney Arena Sports Investments". Again, ok with me as long as a fair amount is still in the cap.

    I do worry about Cairns & Illawarra though. It feels like the NBL is repositioning itself as a bigger money league, but there aren't actually enough big money locations in Australia to have that work. They're playing a dangerous game if they squeeze the regional locations out and rely on multiple teams from the cities. Even a single team in Brisbane is struggling for traction.
     
  16. basashi

    basashi Premiership Player

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    SO am I, as long as it is an equal top up across all teams. Otherwise it makes the sport unsupportable.
     
  17. Upgrayedd

    Upgrayedd A Vote for Clive is a Vote for Justice

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    As long as it's done correctly it should be fine

    Expansion has never worked in the NBL. I think they feel they have only 4 Truly solid teams in Melbourne, NZ, Adelaide and Perth. Even Sydney went through shit.

    I dontthink expansion just yet. OR if it is it needs to be done correctly.
     
  18. The_Game_1981

    The_Game_1981 All Australian

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    I've heard rumours that Bogut is now a part owner of the Kings and as such his income will be supplemented by the revenue the Kings make therefore eliminating the need for luxury tax on the cap.
     
  19. Greasyrhys

    Greasyrhys Norm Smith Medallist

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    Anything other than a drought-breaking championship will be a failure for the 36ers, no pressure. Need Childress to extend his stay
     
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  20. Luuuc

    Luuuc Team Captain

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    I would think that anything short of a championship would be a failure for Sydney, not Adelaide, considering that with Bogut, Randle, Lisch, Newley, Blanchfield, and now Kickert added as well, they've got likely the most expensive roster in NBL history (and by quite a significant margin, I would guess).
    Adelaide had a great season but I see them going downward, not upward, next season. Childress's price might be too high for his production, and I could imagine Creek heading to Europe next season. Let's see who they can sign before setting the bar.
     
  21. Look2Me4Guidance

    Look2Me4Guidance Not A Campaigner

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    Creek is still contracted for a year at Adelaide so he’ll be around.

    Rumours have Alex Pledger heading to United.
     
  22. GSW4EVA

    GSW4EVA Draftee

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    Andrew Bogut's return to Australian Basketball is great for the NBL.

    My personal view is he will be a good role player for the Kings much like David Anderson for United (assuming he can remain fit).
     
  23. Greasyrhys

    Greasyrhys Norm Smith Medallist

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  24. Upgrayedd

    Upgrayedd A Vote for Clive is a Vote for Justice

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    We're apparently going after Prather.
     
  25. bkozican

    bkozican Norm Smith Medallist

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    Bogut will bring some structure to the Aussie game....Hopefully
     
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