Timberball
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Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

LaMelo and LiAngelo are looking overseas. Anyone think an NBL team will offer?

http://collegebasketball.nbcsports.com/2017/12/04/report-liangelo-and-lamelo-ball-looking-into-professional-options-overseas/

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NBL Fan  
Last year

no

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Anonymous  
Last year

no.

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Duke Fan  
Last year

One's pretty handy for steals. But no I think there's more than enough development players in Australia

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WookieE  
Last year

I think I can answer that with a hearty FUCK NO...

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alexkrad  
Last year

Sydney would

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AngusH  
Last year

Kings will probably sign both, and hire the dad as coach.

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Hogwash  
Last year

How old are these kids.
Waste of an import spot.

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LoveBroker  
Last year

If they were good players and willing to buy into the culture of the team, why not?

I am prepared to look pass the surname and the Father (unless Lavar starts to try to influence an NBL coach).

Yes I am aware of LiAngelo's theft charge and admission of guilt. I am not setting it aside as a minor thing, but he is not in the jurisdiction to be crininally punished anymore.

Hopefully LaMelo learns from this episode.

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Anonymous  
Last year

China league

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Anonymous  
Last year

It must be school holidays already

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Anon  
Last year

Hell to the no.

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Yinka Dare  
Last year

Ferguson barely got minutes here. Doubt either of those two would get much court time and use an import spot.

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Isaac  
Last year

A team with a spare import spot should offer either of them peanuts just for the attention.

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Anonymous  
Last year

If they posses the skill level to compete at NBL at a T-Ferg minimum then yes.

If they can't hang, then no.

It's quite simple.

Lavar Vs Homicide is a dream match.

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Anonymous  
Last year

If you had the third import slot open and had no pressing need for performance from it (LaMelo looks quite good but is just really young, while LiAngelo is really not much better than a regular NBL "returning from a college stint" development player), then I guess you could roll the dice for the return in attention, but specifically because of that, I think they'd be priced way too high. They'd be well aware of their off court value to the team and try and charge for that within the salary expectations (I would guess proper top tier import value), and I think would even be too tricky to deal with in so many other related ways - would they do things like the expected community work and team promotions for 'free'? Or would they do that stuff at all? Can just imagine the attitude of "If I'm going to spend an hour sitting in a shopping centre signing autographs, it's going to be under a big BBB banner, not a (insert team) banner, and it's going to be signing BBB gear those kids have freshly paid for, not random (insert team) gear for 'free'."

The funny thing is that the best destination from their standpoint - or most desirable - would definitely have been China. Messed that one up.

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Anonymous  
Last year

No team would have any interest in LiAngelo ... he would barely be able to compete with state league imports.

Without the 'ball' name.. this guy wouldnt be getting high end D1 offers...

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Anonymous  
Last year

Who?

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Anonymous  
Last year

404 hits the nail on the head, China would have been far and away the best option for them.

LiAngelo is not good at basketball and LaMelo is too young to produce even at Ferguson levels.

And who's to say daddy wouldn't pull them out as soon as he didn't like how it was going?

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D2.0  
Last year

I don't get it?
Is he now banned from NCAA because of his arrest in China?
And what, Dad thinks the younger one is too good for college???
Weird

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J  
Last year

Lava, homocide on the same call. What a pissing contest that would be

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Hoopie  
Last year

NO NO NO NO NO

I remember how much damage was done to tennis by Jelena Dokic's dad, and don’t want to see basketball become a joke or an embarrassment because of these guys and their dad.

We don’t need that kind of publicity.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Too late Hoopie the Lakers and ESPN coverage is all about Lavar. The Lakers introduced a no interviews for entourage of players rule recently.

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Reality  
Last year

NO

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Ricky  
Last year

Lets be honest, I don't think the question is whether an NBL team will have them, its a question of whether they would even consider the NBL.

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Anonymous  
Last year

^ really? While I'm sure they don't have much interest in the NBL, I can't imagine the feeling isn't mutual. Kings jokes aside, there's not an NBL club that stupid is there?

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Anonymous  
Last year

No.

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Anonymous  
Last year

.........and no.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hawks can bring them in now to cover Norton's injury.

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SteveK2  
Last year

No, both would struggle here. Right now quite behind Ferguson skillwise.

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proud  
Last year

Are the Kings owned by the conglomerate that own the Lakers or Staples Centre, I could see them asking the question due to Lonzo but seriously I hope not.

I think Homicide would need to step up his self promotion as he isn't anywhere near as annoying as Lavar.

Maybe Redhage can sharpen up his elbows for one last effort

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proud  
Last year

Are the Kings owned by the conglomerate that own the Lakers or Staples Centre, I could see them asking the question due to Lonzo but seriously I hope not.

I think Homicide would need to step up his self promotion as he isn't anywhere near as annoying as Lavar.

Maybe Redhage can sharpen up his elbows for one last effort

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koberulz  
Last year

While I'm sure they don't have much interest in the NBL, I can't imagine the feeling isn't mutual. Kings jokes aside, there's not an NBL club that stupid is there?
Sydney aren't making the playoffs anyway, so grabbing some buzz that way would hardly be the worst idea they've had in the past couple of years.

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