Bullet
Last year

How does the world view the nbl

Just wondering what you think about how the world views the nbl after this years exposure?, do you think we will continue to see better quality imports come to the nbl next year ? Or will we see a decline after lamelo and RJ return to America ?.

Do you think the Americans enjoy Australia better then say Europe ?, is more money the only way to to attract Europe's best players.

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Anonymous  
Last year

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Anonymous  
Last year

I'm Asian.
May I ask you something unrelated to the text?
I think the level of NBL is very high.
But I found that the salary cap was lower than the players' competitive edge.
What is the reason?
Is it because basketball is unpopular in Australia?

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koberulz  
Last year

But I found that the salary cap was lower than the players' competitive edge.
What does that even mean?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Why is the salary cap limit low even though it is a high level league?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Australia is higher than any other league in Asia. But the salary cap is a very low league. I wonder why.

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paul  
Last year

Economics. That is what our league has currently decided is economically viable to pay.

The existence of imports and locals in most leagues in world basketball means there isn't a direct correlation between salaries and talent. If Aussies could play as locals all around the globe then the NBL would lose a number of players because it couldn't compete with the money on offer.

As it is, most Aussies are competing with Americans for import spots overseas, and where many Australian players bring excellent qualities as team players and role players, that is not what most teams are looking for in their imports.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I tune in to watch the refs! Get a great show

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CT  
Last year

"I'm Asian.
May I ask you something unrelated to the text?
I think the level of NBL is very high.
But I found that the salary cap was lower than the players' competitive edge.
What is the reason?
Is it because basketball is unpopular in Australia?"

LOL. That's some olympic-level trolling right there.

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PlaymakerMo  
Last year

Paul's on the money.

I recall foreign coaches and players noting over the years that the NBL has a reputation for being a run and gun league, offering little in the way of execution/discipline (for lack of a better term). Compared to parts of Europe and I guess even the NBA in some respects, this seems to hold true.

PS - I don't think you know what trolling is, CT.

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Go Dees  
Last year

The world only watches LaMelo balls games so probably think it's a bush league

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Anonymous  
Last year

Most people in the world don't even know Australia exists, basketball people will have some idea but overall we are no where as important as we think we are.
On the other side of the coin LK at least is giving us some respect.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Do we need a J Newman next year to keep up the momentum of ball and RJ ?, at least Americans have discovered the nbl this year. I guess we just need more money to attract better players ?.

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PlaymakerMo  
Last year

"Most people in the world don't even know Australia exists"

These people are called 'Americans', and they don't discriminate when it comes to geographical ignorance.

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Anonymous  
Last year

worst league in the world for officials / referees. Won't move forward until it's fixed

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Economics. That is what our league has currently decided is economically viable to pay."

Is it feasible that the league could eventually reach the point where salaries are similar to Asia or Europe

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Anonymous  
Last year

The lesser euro sides the money has already got less so the top nbl players are earning good money for the shorter seasons. Money making Mitch didn't leave Europe for less money, United tuned up with coin.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Only Perth players knocking back that Euro cash. It's the love of the game you see. Euro fans would really enjoy a Wagstaff display. They invented it after all.

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Big Ads  
Last year

I've listen to a couple of podcasts involving NBA scouts who thought the league was great while in OZ watching LaMelo and RJ. They found the game presentation and atmosphere similar to NBA games.

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The more intelligent American knows the difference between Australia and New Zealand.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"worst league in the world for officials / referees. Won't move forward until it's fixed"

The refs at MSAC's league on Tuesday nights are pretty awful...

Did I just become a troll?

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probably on tv or internet

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Mark Seargant tells me the world is flat.

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Mystro  
Last year

Paying players more doesn't mean better performances or better players.
Would you rather play in a relatively safe English speaking country with great climate or make more money and live in a volatile environment with communication issues for a bit more money?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Big ads what are the pod casts with scouts talking about the nbl ?. Links ?.

I'm just hoping we don’t regress after this year, which seems to be the best year I can remember.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Just think it's very difficult to compare teams in a nine team league playing once a week in most cases against teams playing in their domestic league on the weekends and in continental leagues mid-week.

Big European teams are playing upwards of 40-50 games per season. They travel more and their seasons are tougher.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

But what's the standard like ? Is it really a lot better in Europe then the NBL ?. That’s why I think it’s important to love to a 36 game season with 10 teams.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Who cares, as long as it grows in Australia.

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