Earlier this year
How do Melbourne get away with this?
22. Five (5) Player Salary Maximum
22.1. The aggregate Player Values of at least 5 of each NBL Club's eleven (11) Team Roster Players must be no more than 40% of the Salary Floor for each NBL Season other than the 2016/17 season. For the 2016/17 NBL Season this amount will be $400,000.
Not sure what the salary floor is now, but at the most theis cap would be around the $450k mark.
This is why Sydney had to sign a complete boob as their 3rd(4th) import.
It's why Perth were stuck with DCJ last season, and why they couldn't sign a 3rd import this season.
Sydney, desribed as the most stacked team ever, still maintains the following scrubs on their bench:
Melbourne's five is:
Considering Pledger only left NZ because they weren't offering him enough money, I doubt he comes cheap.
So how have they been allowed to add Jois???
Any way you look at it, they are cheating the system.