EC, that's incorrect and it shows your lack of knowledge. He would've been considered because he's local, is low in points, contributed well for his age in the past despite not getting along with the coach at all, and he's just put up a near triple-double in the Big V (alongside Chris Cameron, Darren Smith and Liam Santamaria).
Playing for his dad might present a challenge or might've proved advantageous to his selection, but "I doubt Adelaide would have looked at him otherwise" - give me a break.
Who in the ABL outside of Burdon is going to be better at PG, SG, or SF? I can't really think of anyone.
You speak of Perth (who have four starters and that's about it so far), Melbourne (no better than last year, yet), and Brisbane (no proof they'll hold onto even half their team at this stage).
Further, in my opinion, here are this season's notable free agents:
- Mark Worthington (massively overpriced, likely to go to Europe at some point)
- CJ Bruton (do we need him considering we have Davidson and Maher, and he seems to follow money before loyalty?)
- Sam Mackinnon (see your point about players with history of injury)
- Luke Schenscher (36ers already deep in discussions with him)
- Jacob Holmes (already got him)
- Adam Gibson (nothing to say the 36ers aren't trying to get him)
- Mika Vukona (8 points for a rebounder off the bench?)
Slim pickings after that. There are all of three players on that list I'd target - one we've got, another we've almost got, and a third is at least under consideration.
And they haven't signed five two-point players. They've signed one! What's the point in ranting about signing five?! Saving points on a back-up spot allows you to spend more on another player. Given coaches often rotate eight or so players, you're better off having more points to spend on your main rotation anyway.
Who else do you think they should be trying to get? Go and have a look at the free agent list and the points list and get back to me.