They will simply fill their rosters with more "development" players as they don't put an age restriction on that area, they also don’t have to pay all ten players , so they will either pay less to their older big name players to put the younger up and coming ones on the pay roll as teams do now , or they will use their “development p,ayers” it’s all in the wording of that contract
Plus add that more teams are looking to align with bigger backers it will /could work for the clubs, but not necessarily for the betterment of the league.
Women’s netball have really only just the last few years been paid a half decent amount and a lot of that came from lobbying to get support behind the scenes, time the WNBL looked at the bigger picture instead of bandaid fixes.
Cricket and AWFL have huge backing and will continue to grow, so too soccer, but women’s basketball is left floundering
No promotion unless it’s on one or two players, never clubs, which the football promote “teams” even this new NBL1 league is already male dominated , first preview 90% of the segment was about the men’s teams, the women were thrown in as a “heck better say something quick then we can get back to basketball” ......until that type of thing changes women’s basketball will always struggle sadly
Your prime example of how self promoting on a bigger scale works is Melbourne Boomers. But you don’t see any of the other teams doing what they do, imagine if that kind of promotion was done on a league scale.