NBL 2019/20 Season

Who takes the 2019/20 Title?

  • Adelaide 36ers

    Votes: 1 4.5%
  • Brisbane Bullets

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Cairns Taipans

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Illawarra Hawks

    Votes: 3 13.6%
  • Melbourne United

    Votes: 3 13.6%
  • New Zealand Breakers

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Perth Wildcats

    Votes: 9 40.9%
  • South East Melbourne Phoenix

    Votes: 6 27.3%
  • Sydney Kings

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    22
  • This poll will close: .

Royces Hart

I’m not your therapist
Oct 5, 2007
1,528
4,361
Punt Road
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Richmond
I hate the smaller teams getting pillaged. I’m happy Melo is staying in the league but really wanted him to stay at Cairns and help them build something.

The league is at its most interesting when the regional teams are giving it a shake.
 

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Upgrayedd

A Vote for Clive is a Vote for Justice
Aug 11, 2006
29,935
21,319
Perth
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Hawthorn
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Timberwolves, Crystal Palace
^^^^
Taipans are in pretty dire financial stress, Jervis signed on since his partner is playing netball over there and he'll basically be part time. Big man is on his last legs as well.

Hawks are as well, the NBL had to come to the table to help as they couldnt pay the super owed to everyone. by the 3 months its supposed to be deposited.

Hawks also have a horrific contract with the stadium which is from the old management,
 

kane249

New cup, who dis?
Oct 27, 2006
40,606
38,427
Behind enemy Lines
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West Coast
Other Teams
Sth Freo, Liverpool, Chicago Bulls
Spit balling ideas but could a northern Queensland teams split between Townsville and Cairns work? Townsville used to be a good team at one stage, support could still be there.

Was going to suggest a team split between Illawarra and Newcastle as well, but given they are both north and south of Sydney that might not work
 

Look2Me4Guidance

Not A Campaigner
Sep 10, 2007
30,254
12,638
On the punt
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St Kilda
Other Teams
Phoenix Suns
Spit balling ideas but could a northern Queensland teams split between Townsville and Cairns work? Townsville used to be a good team at one stage, support could still be there.

Was going to suggest a team split between Illawarra and Newcastle as well, but given they are both north and south of Sydney that might not work
Cairns is a well supported team. Not sure of the ticketing price point but I imagine ticket sales are solid following the eye test watching games. Trying to attract FA’s to play there is another story. Townsville is the same. Illawarra and Cairns are struggling to meet the salary cap floor, whilst Melbourne, Sydney and Perth are all likely paying luxury tax. Until the ownership of Illawarra and Cairns get some help or go all in to land a star, I’m not sure how things can change.
 

Luuuc

Club Legend
Jun 26, 2011
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2,276
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West Coast
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Perth Wildcats, Perth Lynx
After a slow start with their signings, the addition of Obi Kyei makes Adelaide 36ers the first team to complete their roster.
(see the first post of the thread for my best attempt at a team roster tracker)
 

Luuuc

Club Legend
Jun 26, 2011
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NBL and ABPA negotiate new Collective Bargaining Agreement, securing higher minimum salary and increased cap
the CBA will increase the NBL’s minimum salary by 38 percent — now set at $55,000 — while development players will now earn a minimum salary of $17,000. Beyond that, clubs will now provide health insurance to all players
...
The NBL’s salary cap will be increased to $1.43 million for the 2019-20 season; an up-tick from $1.1 million.
https://www.foxsports.com.au/basketball/nbl/nbl-and-abpa-negotiate-new-collective-bargaining-agreement-securing-higher-minimum-salary-and-increased-cap/news-story/fd16579136ad85e26f3f2d00ae51728b
 

Upgrayedd

A Vote for Clive is a Vote for Justice
Aug 11, 2006
29,935
21,319
Perth
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Timberwolves, Crystal Palace
News breaking that Carmelo has signed to the new Zeal and breakers

Surely not
 

moistie

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 4, 2003
7,225
2,119
Melbourne
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Adam Silver discussing the RJ Hampton decision to come to the NBL. He has some good things to say about the Australian player development system and the NBL.


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Luuuc

Club Legend
Jun 26, 2011
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Adam Silver discussing the RJ Hampton decision to come to the NBL. He has some good things to say about the Australian player development system and the NBL.
Wow, he sure did. Take a bow, Larry Kestelman.
(and make hay while the sun shines for the next couple of years because it sounds like Silver is going to close the door on NBL Next Stars pretty quickly now that he can see how good it looks compared to G League)
 

J Shuttlesworth

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 6, 2012
14,550
14,659
Victoria
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Hawthorn
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NFL: MIN NBA: CHA NCAA: MSU
Surprised it wasn't Melb or Sydney.

But good off season for the NBL.

Hopefully this really opens it as a popular pathway.
 

Falco

Club Legend
Sep 30, 2012
2,263
2,138
Country Vic - behind enemy lines
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West Coast
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Subiaco Lions, Ferrari, Minardi
Hearing very little out of Perth besides Liam Santamaria mentioning Majok Majok as a good fit for a backup centre. Has anyone hear anything?

Its strange considering how active some of the other teams have been.
 

Dockersman

Senior List
Sep 29, 2011
231
111
Perth
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Fremantle
Other Teams
Moto GP, F1
Terrico White not on the Wildcats list at the top of this topic. I don't think he's indicated anything other than a desire to suit up again for the Wildcats. Big concern losing both big men Brandt and Jervis. Hope they are not pinning their faith in Rhys Vague, he over rates his own shooting ability. We need a couple of quality replacements for Brandt and Jervis. Hopefully Terrico returns.
 
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