Point system - a constraint of trade??
I think this whole points system is an absolute joke.
My understanding is that the NBL thought it a good idea to stop salary cal breaches. While it may be away of limiting this it certainly doesnt stop it.
From what I can see the only real impact it has is to lower the standard of the comeptition.
This is because there are players such as Tom Daly who I believe is rated a 3, has tried to appeal the rating without success and now cant get a contract because of that issue. That is a restraint of trade.
I believe he would play for the minimum wage and if there were no points system I am confident many teams would have signed him and certainly Adelaide would have.
However because of the points cap they can not fit him in to their rosters so are forced to sign players with less ability which reduces the standard or perhaps it is better to say it reduces teh depth of the league.
This hardly seems fair and I believe is an illegal restraint of someones trade. I belive the players association (I assume there is one) should be taking this issue on.
I belive that it should be the best players available that should be playing in the NBL and those are the players that deserve the contracts (how ever modest that pay might be)
I have only used Tom as an example, but from a thread I was reading earlier I suspect Benny Lewis is in a similar boat and I expect there are many others that I am not aware of.
This points system needs go and quickly.
The NBL can still monitor the salary cap, it is called auditing!