Ok, so Greer supposedly made some stupid comment about Wesley being a better option than a fresh import. And supposedly every team and their dog is chasing Randle, Ware, and Trimble.
Lets consider Trimble, and say Holt & Jackson to name a few.
What do they actually teach us?
Well for starters that you can be brilliant, and then come back a few years later and be total shit.
Secondly that never having played in the NBL is no bar to legitimate talent.
Or just look at what Cotton did for Perth in a third of a season?
If a spud team like Cairns can go out, year after year, and find talented imports, then why can't teams who actually have a budget for scouting?
The whole beauty of imports is that the pool is incredibly vast. We could turn the whole NBL into imports only, and barely make a ripple.
Go on one of the sites that list Euro FA imports (ie guys mostly from the states) who have been released.) You could build an entire league just from that list. Not to mention G-League, and all the guys playing in the 3rd & 4th tier leagues.
I'm the first one to say that there are great benefits to stability, continuity, and longevity. But that comes from playing for the same team and coach, not simply from being in the league.