Ballalld4y
Two years ago

How long til we get our first $1M player in the NBL?

Just had a thought , with all this additional revenue NBL has been generating through Next stars, Marketing, NBA affiliation etc, surely if we stay on this path we'll begin to see the salary cap continue to go up. Currently the soft cap is $1.43m per team.

How long do you guys think it'll be before this gets into the $2-$3m figures or we get to a place in the NBL where we can sign a $1m/yr marquee player perhaps.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

How much additional revenue has been generated?

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MACDUB  
Two years ago

Would the imports we get really be much better?

I'd be worried that we'd end up in scenario that we are getting the same level of imports; its just that they are getting paid a lot more.

We already seem to get some really good imports e.g. arguably some of the best players outside of the NBA as is.

Didn't Jacob Wiley for example carve up the Spain league last year? (2nd leading scoring or something)

Maybe an extra cap would help get those bigger time players/huge players who are more marketable like Lance Stephenson, Jeremy Lin etc, but even are some of those guys worth a mil on the court (or even worth it for marketing?).

Interesting conversation.

I just don't think the quality of imports would change much because we already get the top strata outside of the NBA?

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Curtley  
Two years ago

The types of ex-NBA players who go to China would end up in the NBL. This can only be a good thing, even though we know the likes of Marbury, Lin, OJ Mayo and Gilbert Arenas probably wouldn't set the NBL on fire.

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PersonalFoul  
Two years ago

A-League is a good example - you can have the extra cap space and money but really they haven't captured much more than the odd aging player for marketing.

I would rather see the money help keep our kids returning from D1 or D2 College in our system so they can continue to make a liveable dream without having to play in the Turkish 3rd Division.

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Reality  
Two years ago

What Bogut's promises ownership stake worth?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Bogut is already on $1M +

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Baller#3  
Two years ago

I wonder if a bogut style deal could be a good option for some fringe NBA guys. I would love for the NBL to perhaps move even earlier in the year to create a short, sharp season which opens up the opportunity for the top level guys to go to the NBA or Euro for the last part of their seasons.

I would love to see the NBL run between September and January with January designated to the finals campaign. A 15 week/30 game season with games thursday to sunday, followed by a month of finals.

Short and Sharp. Two games per week per team and allows bigger names the ability to come and play an easier start to the season and stay fresh for the run into the playoffs in the NBA.

Another perk would be having finals in January generally avoids finals for all other sports and ensures the NBL is done and dusted prior to AFL preseason games starting.

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koberulz  
Two years ago

The start of the season would get buried by AFL/NRL finals, it would kill the NBLxNBA series, venue availability would mean Perth, Melbourne and SE Melbourne would have to take home games on the road and the latter two would be unable to play home finals....

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PeterJohn  
Two years ago

"A 15 week/30 game season..."

About the length of most TV reality game series (i.e., The Bachelor, Survivor, etc.). Coincidence? I think not... Probably some psychology about how long you can keep the audience watching from week to week in there.

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

We already have one Bogut was on $1 million last season and will be again this season.

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PeterJohn  
Two years ago

OP, the floor took about 4 seasons to increase by 60% to where it is now. Most of the increase has happened in the last 2 seasons. That reflects the substantial spending of 3, maybe 4 teams. The other teams don't seem to have that sort of cash, so the floor will probably grow in line with spending by the richest 3-4 teams. This season suggests they have an appetite to keep spending, so maybe the floor will crack $2 million in 3 seasons, at this rate.

However, the earlier poster's question applies - how much has revenue grown? And, more to the point, how much of that growth has gone to clubs, as apposed to the NBL?

I think there probably has been some revenue growth but most likely it's gone to the NBL, not so much to clubs. Exceptions would be the Kings' jump in season memberships sold last year and presumably some greater sponsorship revenue for some clubs, as interest in NBL has grown.

However, other revenue, like anything from more eyeballs on screens and league level sponsorship would go to the NBL. Anyone know what the NBL/clubs revenue sharing arrangements are? Does Kestleman have to recoup his investment before any profits can be shared with clubs?

I also think any revenue growth is probably not much at this stage.

Last comment. If the highest paid player at the moment is getting $600,000 salary, adding $400,000 to that will add about $6 per ticket to the cost of going to a game, unless other source revenue to the player's club goes up to cover it. So, that player has to add a lot of drawing power, such as Bogut did for Sydney last year.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

NO way Bogut is on $1mill. Yet another baseless idiot comment.

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

Bogut's contract figure won’t be divulged by the NBL or Sydney, but it’s understood he will earn close to $1 million.


https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/basketball/andrew-bogut-nbl-boss-larry-kestelman-says-historic-sydney-kings-deal-is-just-the-beginning/news-story/66619e892793abf1d81365ebe704ef32

Goodbye anon.

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paul  
Two years ago

"... to create a short, sharp season which opens up the opportunity for the top level guys to go to the NBA or Euro for the last part of their seasons."

This already happens.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Yep.
"Only $160,000 of this deal will count on the Kings' salary cap, which is part of the NBL’s local marquee signing set-up."

He is on $160k. The external payments aren't part of the cap.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

The Kings are paying him more than $160K.

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PeterJohn  
Two years ago

Um, no. Only $160,000 of whatever the Kings pay him counts for salary cap purposes. That's what "marquee player" means in the NBL. They can pay him as much as they want to but only $160,000 of it counts for luxury tax purposes.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Exactly.

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koberulz  
Two years ago

What does that have to do with anything?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Hahahaha

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UseTaHoop  
Two years ago

How long until a franchise (or league) can afford to pay $1 million to 1 player?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

With perhaps only 2 clubs making a profit a very very long time.

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