How does it work with the salary cap?
Say CJ was on 37k, can they now offer the whole 37k to another player for say half the season? or is it pro rata based on the amount of games that are left in the season.
If they can offer 37k for half a season, i do beleive they could get someone fairly good, think about it, its 37k for 3 months work, basically 12k a month, equivalent to 120k a year, thats pretty good money.
Given that d-leaguers earn 15-30k for the whole season, 37k for half a season may interest some decent players playing d-league or guys between jobs around the world, plenty of guys have recently been cut from NBA and some of them would be without jobs, that would be my first point of call, to see if we can snare a bargain.
In todays economy and it being hard to find jobs in general let alone pro basketball gigs which would be even harder in many ways, 12k a month for 3 months work with the potential of earning 100k+ for a full season next year in the NBL if they do well and enjoy living in Australia may be reasonably enticing for some guys. Not everyone enjoys Europe/Aisia, despite earning more (if they actually get it all) or wants to bounce around short term NBA stints if they can get one whilst waiting in the d-league for less money. Some guys will settle for a decent paying somewhat stable 3 month stint over in Australia a very easy place to live for most. So its not totally impossible, but need to select well and get the right player.