Curtley
Two years ago

SEM Phoenix sign next stars player

This guy is projected to go number 40 in 2020 draft currently so not the same profile as RJ or Ball. Commentators in vid give NBL massive props. https://www.espn.com.au/nba/story/_/id/27125759/armstrong-no-40-prospect-20-joining-nbl

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

How good is Next Stars going this year!!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Who?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Sydney is set to sign Didi Louzada as a next star too. The number 35 pick from this year draft. If you're wondering 'wtf a drafted player can't be a next star', its Due to a "recent change to the next stars guidlines". Basically changed the rules to suit Sydney lol.

I do think the rule overall makes some sense, just feels dodgy when its suddenly changed and benefits a team like Sydney lol

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Lakersworld  
Two years ago

I don't have a a problem with draft and stash being part of next star ruling if it's a second rounder.

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AngusH  
Two years ago

Yeah I have no problem with it (albeit maybe a bit selfishly as a Kings fan), but I'd prefer these type of changes to get announced before guys get signed rather than after to make things not appear so ... autocratic.

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WookieE  
Two years ago

Yeah, I agree that it will seem a bit suss because it's Sydney, but if it opens it up for all teams to now look at 2nd round draft and stash options at summer league, then that's awesome if the NBL is paying for them as it boosts up the Next Stars numbers and more chance of success which is only good for the NBL...

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"I'd prefer these type of changes to get announced before guys get signed rather than after to make things not appear so ... autocratic"

Yeah thats what makes it seem a little bit dodgy. I don't dislike the rule, it makes some sense and helps being in some talented young guys and beef up the next stars. If at the start of the offseason they said "recent draft and stash players can be a next star" then yeah sweet. But the way they say "sydney has signed this drafted player, yeah btw we just changed the rules so they can" seems a little dodgy.

For all we know though this could have been mentioned to clubs ages ago, some communication with fans would have been nice though and made the league seem a bit more professional.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

It's like having four imports though, tough for Australian players trying to see the daylight. Players who bloom late like Sobey might never get to see the court now.
On the other side of the coin it will keep next stars alive as the nba will probably change the rules from one and done as most don’t want to go to college.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I think that if they are going to keep this change, the league should maybe expand it a bit further, and then cut imports back to two.
I seem to recall back in the day when Perth had 5 or 6 American players - I don't think having 4 imports is a good look.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

So Kestleman who owns the League and has interests in 5 other teams, favours the Kings? Now that's some conspiracy.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Its foreseeable that you could actually make an entire NBL team with no Australians/Kiwis, Three imports, one next star player, two naturalised Americans and four guys with Asian/Oceania passports.

Not happy Jan

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Perfwerld  
Two years ago

Anon above - you're counting 10 players, an nbl roster is 11 so...

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koberulz  
Two years ago

Not to mention you're only allowed one Asian player, and the Next Star doesn't count towards the 11, so there are still five empty spots. Of course, that's only because the naturalised Americans were arbitrarily capped at two, when in fact there's no limit on them...nor has there ever been. Although speaking practically, are there even two naturalised Americans in the entire league at present?

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Perfwerld  
Two years ago

Wouldn't have thought so Koberulz, Redhage was the last one off the top of my head before Lisch?

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WookieE  
Two years ago

I think you're missing the anon's point, guys... And it's that it's a giant conspiracy and they sky is falling!

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