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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
14:28 5 Dec 17

Reply #660367

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

no


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Anonymous
Last year
14:28 5 Dec 17

Reply #660368

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

no.


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Duke Fan
Last year
14:31 5 Dec 17

Reply #660369

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

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
14:49 5 Dec 17

Reply #660375

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

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


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alexkrad
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14:52 5 Dec 17

Reply #660376

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

Sydney would


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AngusH
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15:02 5 Dec 17

Reply #660377

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

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


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Hogwash
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15:08 5 Dec 17

Reply #660378

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

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


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LoveBroker
Last year
15:18 5 Dec 17

Reply #660379

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

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
15:46 5 Dec 17

Reply #660381

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

China league


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Anonymous
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15:56 5 Dec 17

Reply #660383

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

It must be school holidays already


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Anon
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16:31 5 Dec 17

Reply #660388

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

Hell to the no.


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Yinka Dare
Last year
16:38 5 Dec 17

Reply #660389

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

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
16:53 5 Dec 17

Reply #660390

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

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


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Anonymous
Last year
17:48 5 Dec 17

Reply #660395

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

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
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20:42 5 Dec 17

Reply #660404

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

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
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21:34 5 Dec 17

Reply #660405

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

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
22:53 5 Dec 17

Reply #660412

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

Who?


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Anonymous
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23:13 5 Dec 17

Reply #660414

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

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
23:55 5 Dec 17

Reply #660415

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

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
01:25 6 Dec 17

Reply #660418

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

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


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Hoopie
Last year
08:39 6 Dec 17

Reply #660423

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

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
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10:48 6 Dec 17

Reply #660430

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

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
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11:04 6 Dec 17

Reply #660436

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

NO


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Ricky
Last year
11:28 6 Dec 17

Reply #660437

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

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
18:53 6 Dec 17

Reply #660460

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

^ 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
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22:01 6 Dec 17

Reply #660480

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

No.


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Anonymous
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22:01 6 Dec 17

Reply #660481

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

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


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Anonymous
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09:13 7 Dec 17

Reply #660499

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

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


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SteveK2
Last year
14:21 7 Dec 17

Reply #660533

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

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


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proud
Last year
06:26 10 Dec 17

Reply #660928

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

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
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06:26 10 Dec 17

Reply #660929

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

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
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07:55 10 Dec 17

Reply #660934

re: Should an NBL team sign LaMelo or LiAngelo Ball?

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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