As far as 'all our players leaving if Clarke sacked' goes, in some cases that wouldnt be overly a bad thing, given this core doesnt seem to be working, and some guys have definatly been overpaid.
I reckon Schenscher and Petrie would stay, under contract, doubt they would have coach clauses,
Gibson is a free agent and the rumours are he will leave, which is no surprise to me a 1 year contract and the wooden spoon team, probably not that attractive to him if he can get to one of the stronger clubs for a similar $$ contract.
Creek, Weigh, Johnson, Cadee are probably the ones who would have the 'coach clause' if it exists and to be honest, i wouldnt mind keeping all of them but, wouldnt be that shattering if they left either imo, Creek would be my priority as he could be the next 'Saville' type imo and grow into a legit franchise player, but still has a bit to go.
Crosswell, Pero would retire or probably stick around doubt too many teams would be chasing them.
At worse we would be left with
I'd then see if Madgen, Forman, Holmes are available, all good players and adds a bit more SA flavour which the fans may get behind, may not get any of them, Madgen sounds like he is keen to stay a king for life, havnt heard Holmes or Forman speak on the matter publicly, id target Forman out of the 2 forwards, would DJ's salary be enough to get him?
Given the limited amount of teams and roster spots, points caps, salary cap, id expect us to be able to out bid/match any decent offers Weigh or Creek were to get so should be able to keep atleast 1, id say Weigh would be the easiest/cheapest to keep, I wouldnt be surprised to see Wolllongong through Savilles money/spot at Creek, i would if i was them, so may be harder to match, and a risk as he isnt top dollar level just. Id chose Creek over Weigh if i had the choice, but at worse i reckon we would have a decent shot at keeping Weigh.
Guards will be harder to get especially if we lose Gibson, which id say is likely, could monitor a guy like Bruce if he becomes available, i reckon he would be the best we could get, but not sure if we would get him. In that case id go for a import PG and a SG/SF. Ideally the PG would be someone like Gary Ervin, and at worse we should give Dorsey the SG/SF spot, he would likely be cheapish too so would help us spending in other areas.
Bench depth would be a harder thing to get,
I'd sign Daly, get Shaun Bruce as my back up guards with Ervin sliding to sg for part of the game.
Brad Hill may be gettable from Cairns, would try and grab him for the back up SF spot.
If things go something similar it would give us
SF Weigh or Creek/Hill
If we had the room in the caps id try and slot A.Bruce into the guard rotation in either Daly or Hills spot (Dorsey can back up sf).
I cant see that team being worse than this years, id back it to be better, a much stronger guard rotation and Forman would help our 3pt shooting woes.
At worse we also miss out on Forman.
we would have
SF Weigh or Creek/Hill
Still could be better than this years team, id play the starters 30-35 min per game to allow for lack of depth,
All in all its not all gloom and doom if some of the guys leave (ideally would still prefer to keep them) and would give the club a fresh start.