As the saying goes, if there's nothing available, may as well do it yourself. Had a go, let me know what you think. Rosters based on the Tracker, so hopefully that was accurate.
Seekamp - Talbot - Nicholson - Turner* - Langhorne*
Hurst - Elsworthy - Novosel+ - Kaser - Brook - Hodges
Great looking starting lineup, Hurst/Hodges provide plenty of experience and know how that should help counter Novosel being out for rest of season.
Lavey - Wehrung - Grays* - Mijovic - Tobin*
Heal - Wilson - Tessari - Froling+ - Richards - Skinner
Probably slightly weaker than last season but can lean on their good imports to be a darkhorse again as before with a strong Aussie back court.
Epoupa* - Froling - Nurse* - Griffin - Tolo
Rocci - Cubillo - Wallace+ - Potter - Delaney - Reuf?
Looking a little more human than last season's super team, but still a formidable starting 5. Be interesting to see how their loaded back court works, especially if Wallace comes back late in season.
Allen* - Cunningham* - Garrick - George - Magbegor
Conti - Farnworth - D'Andgelo - Beck - Davidson - Purcell
Probably the best looking roster, the only question really is how they all fit and work together. Should've won last season.
Ebzery - Atkins* - Schwagmeyer - Payne - McGee-Stafford*
Mansfield - Whittle - Allen - J.Williams - Burrows - N.Williams
All about dat offence. Another deep looking team (to 8 at least) but same questions on how it all fits together but if it does, watch out.
Mitchell - Cole - O'Hea - Blicavs - Russell*
Clydesdale - Reid - Rowe - Pizzey - Maley - Tomlinson
Plenty of talent in the starting five and former Gems backing up. Have to wait and see how they all mesh together but combined with the off season shenanigans I think they'll be hot/cold all season.
Wilson - Smart* - Kunek - Planeta - Scherf
Tuhpea - Graham - Kuster* - Greaves - McSpadden - O'Hehir - Hodge
Another strong looking squad overall, even with the retirement of Snelly they look as good or better than last year. Will need everyone fit and firing to compete with the other "star" teams but could easily make finals.
Vanloo* - Cocks - Magden - Garbin - Bishop
Gaze - Carleton* - Young - Boag - Aokuso
Even with a star like Bishop I think the Fire are still in a post-Batgirl funk and wont be able to get it together cohesively to match the other sides.
Finals is going to be any combination of the top 6 teams I think, there's a clear gap in their roster talent to the next two sorry and between themselves form and injury could easily determine who's making the playoffs. The quality in this league is still impressive and if most of the imports fire it's only going to look better.
In doing this, I did notice that we seem to have an abundance of guards in the league. Hopefully that can translate in a few years time into some good Opals options.