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.