Boti on the free agent frenzy
Another arms race this off-season could be dangerous for the league, says Boti Nagy, noting a few of the likely movements. Couple of bits below.
It's one thing to pay your marquee Aussie $400,000 with only $150,000 going on the books, but how long can that be afforded if there’s no massive influx of dollars from television rights or from machinations in Asia?
The monies being talked about right now have many players seeing dollar signs and agents happy to auction their guys off to the highest bidder.Read the full article
Saw this in the 80s, saw it in the 90s, saw it when South Dragons won the title. What did the league look like after that? A basket case which Basketball Australia had to salvage.
The NBL ultimately demerged from BA to save itself from that new disaster, then only took two years to slip back into the mire Executive Director Larry Kestelman saved it from.
Mentions a few likely signings, most of which have already been mentioned about the place:
Cedric Jackson to Melbourne
Stephen Holt to potentially stay in Melbourne
Nathan Jawai to Melbourne
Nick Kay to stay in Townsville
Kirk Penney to NZ
Brisbane going for Rhys Martin