Earlier this month
2017/18 NBL rosters
Unless I've missed something, the current NBL rosters are as follows:
Adelaide: have eight local players, with spots available for up to three restricted, Asian or local players. Will most likely go with three imports: 1, back up 3 and back up 5.
Brisbane: have nine local players and one import (unless Torrey Craig can be naturalised before the season). Assuming Cam Bairstow is re-signed on his 1+1 contract (I'm not certain if club or player have the option), they have one spot available for a restricted, Asian or local player. Recent reports are this may be Stephen Holt. If it's not Holt, they really need to sign another guard.
Cairns: have six local players and one restricted player signed, with room for up to four players (max two restricted players). Will probably go for two imports and two locals. It's rumoured that one of those is Damon Heuir. Need starting 1, 3 and 4 guys, and an 11th man to fill the gaps.
Illawarra: have six locals and one import signed. Same situation as Cairns, except they need a starting 3 and 4, a backup 3, and an 11th man (unless Cody Ellis or Kevin White are their 11th man!)
Melbourne: have five locals, one Asian import, and one restricted import. They have five spots remaining, up to two of which can be imports. Need a starting 1 and 3, and backups at 1 and 2. Unless you think Adnam is their backup 1, in which case they need an 11th man.
NZ: have seven Kiwis signed. Have four spots open, with up to 3 import spots up for grabs. Need a starting 1, backups at 2 and 4, and 11th man.
Perth: have nine locals (I'm counting Webster in this group), with two positions open, which can be filled by restricted or non-restricted players. Need a starting 3 and a backup big, depending on how they use Knight and Brandt (and Waxy).
Sydney: have five or six locals signed, depending on what you believe about Garlepp's contract situation. Have up to three import spots available, among five (or six!) total. God alone (or maybe Andrew Gaze) knows what they intend to do with their roster. The way I look at it is they have two kind-of 1/2s, two 3s, a back up 4, and a backup 3, 4 or 5 (I've never understood Garlepp.) Will probably sign, then sack or lose six, seven or eight imports through the course of proceedings between now and next March. Violet Crumbles until the end.
What do you think each/any of the teams should do with their rosters? Are there any obvious additions the teams should make?