Earlier this year
sbl- wsbl. western australia. 2017
with the majority of the clubs back at training this week and not really that long until the season starts, I would think that most teams have their rosters set.
a lot of teams will probably see their imports late February which is the normal - and a few clubs would still be trying to sign both current NBL players and WSBL players.
their would have been a lot of player signings over the month of December and im sure the clubs are hard at it at the moment as we speak trying to put the finishing touches on their squad.
I believe the most intruging teams this season in the S.B.L could be the country sides - the giants,buccs and slammers all have proud historys and desperately want another title.
the giants and slammers have been incredibly active in the off-season with their recruiting and will be solid and tough to beat at home.
I think the buccs must be sweating on akepondya as their are not to many aussies in the league doing what has has last season. whoever he decides to sign with are going to be a contender. it would be good to see wagstaff back in the league as well, he was fun to watch going back a few years ago know.my tips for the men are willeton - hawks - and one of the country teams
in the womens comp it all depends on what lynx girls decide to play in particular sam whitcomb.
not sure where she is playing overseas or sbl - I don't think the tigers should underestimate the loss of louella Tomlinson.
I think it will come down to the big 3 again tigers , wolves, flames.
wolves need to keep wischer not sure if she is staying in perth or not - if she isn't they need to replace her as she was class.
hawks I believe are adding Candace Williams will be tough depending on if doccy plays as well as coaches, redbacks with the addition of eimilee harmon will be in the mix- lakeside will be better , they have reigning mvp coming back with a possible better yank than last year - also the only local player in the lynx squad in ash grant she will be much improved.
it is shaping as a fantastic season in both comps - lets hope we can get the media behind the S.B.L this year.