Next Stars Going Forward
In a perfect world the next stars would be drafted based on where teams finish, especially if as suggested the league pays for them.
Based on that this season:
- Cairns would've chosen Ball/Hampton,
- Hawks same,
- NZ Didi and
- Adelaide wouldve probably got Terry Armstrong.
If there were more next stars then just continue this process to number 1 or even have a lottery.
Thereafter I think teams should be able to pick available Aussie guys from college so Brisbane would've had first pick (Kouat Noi), then Sydney etc etc.
There needs to be some form of equity and we don't want the points cap back. We do want big teams to be able to pay silly money for players if they can afford it. The evolution of the NCAA rules has the potential to derail the interest in the Next Stars program.
Feel free to rubbish this if in fact the Next Stars aren't paid for the NBL as is mostly reported.