Obviously still looking forward to the finals...
But also wondering if there may be changes next season?
The following players are out of contract:
Wagstaff (3rd year PLAYER option.)
Jervis' contract has an option for a 3rd year, not sure if that is a club or player option.
Martin's contract situation is unclear. He originally had a PLAYER option for a 3rd year, but supposedly he signed a new contract at the start of this season to allow the Cats to take advantage of his lowered points.
All those players would attract interest elsewhere, With the exception of Redhage, who might retire. (Especially if he wins another ring.)
I wouldn't be surprised either way with Redhage. If they win another 'ship, that would certainly be a good way to cap a career. But at the end of the day, teams need to fill their bench with low point options and with his 4 loyalty discount, he could represent terrific value. With his reduced minutes and points, I would expect him to drop further.
But overall, with so many players out of contract, and such a successful season, I think the Cats will again be struggling against the 70 point limit.
Meaning they will look to maximise the value they derive from their 10 point players. If the 3-import rule IS implemented, and/or Beal is naturalised, it could get very interesting...
Corban Wroe has shown some promise. If IIRC ex-DP's are counted as 1 point? I wonder if the Cats might seek to expand their squad? If they have a spare point, bring him on as #11?
He has apparently signed-up to play with Stirling in the SBL, but I wonder if Townsville might go after him?