World Cup and Olympic qualification now weird!
Qualifying for Olympics and World Cup is now a very strange course. They have qualifying matches during the same time as national leagues play, and many of the FIBA Asia games will be played during NBL and NBA season. I am not sure how we will combat this.
As for the Olympics, top 7 teams from the World Cup make the Olympics while the remaining four have to battle it out in qualifying tournaments. The fact that we wont have our main players involved during these games will hinder us.
Commonwealth games also happens smack in the middle of all this, but it may help us prepare for the qualifying tournaments. It looks like we will need to have a consistent A and B team for these kinds of scenarios. We know who are A team will likely be by then, but what about B? And can our B team consistently beat China and New Zealand to get through to where we need to?