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Earlier this year

Walsh: Breakers could look like Tall Blacks

An interesting point: Kiwi players based offshore may come back and play for the Breakers.

Similarly, could there be a flood of top Aussie players based in Europe playing here next season (provided we have one at all!).

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/sport/basketball/breakers-could-field-all-kiwi-line-up-due-coronavirus-impacts-owner-says

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Alex  
Earlier this year

Possible with COVID19.

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PyroCross  
Earlier this year

Definitely possible. If NZ can sort the community transmission in the next 4-6 weeks, there could be a New Zealand Basketball league of some description in July/August.

For a Breakers roster..

Fotu / Loe / Salt
Delany / Ngatai (as long as its not Vodanovich)
Abercrombie / Te Rangi (Brisbane clearly don't need him)
C.Webster / Rusbatch
T.Webster / Weeks (in NZ for Southland)

Fotu and Webster filling import $$$ would be a boon for Spark Arena for 2020-21.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Webster / Weeks / Li(DP)
Webster / Rusbatch
Hopson / Abercrombie / Ngatai
Delaney / Fotu
Loe / Salt / Wynyard(DP)

Only 1 import.
Henry and Ashley's money to get Webster and Fotu

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If that's the case I hope Henry and Ashley get picked up by other NBL teams. Both are quality players who the Breakers should have re-signed in my opinion.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Fotu would start over Delaney

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Isn't it way too early for the Breakers to be making these calls? If I were them I would wait and see how this pans out.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Nothing wrong with a bit of hypothetical chat.
During these tough times it keeps us going.

Imagine a Sydney lineup without imports.....

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PyroCross  
Earlier this year

Is interesting to consider an NBL without imports (seems like countries will lockdown their borders except to those with minor levels of community transmission - hopefully Aus and NZ can get to that stage to open borders between one another) - unlikely Americans will be allowed in with their statistics.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

T Webster/Henry
Hopson/C Webster
Delany/Abercrombie/Ngatai
Fotu/Ashley
Loe/Salt
+ Next Star (Second round draft pick from this years draft). Also Cut Weeks.

DP Li & Wetzell

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^that would be a championship winning team.

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Alex  
Earlier this year

That's why New Zealand desperately need two teams!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Would any of the NZ players be recruited by any of the Australian NBL teams? Or Australian players recruited by the Breakers?

For there to be a 20/21 NBL season with the Breakers in it, the borders between the two countries would have to be open. So these scenarios would become possibilities.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Australian NBL teams should be looking at these NZ players as well.

I think the NBL is looking at number of scenarios for next season. Including delaying the start of the season, or even playing a shortened season. If the borders aren't open then I’m not sure how it will work for the Breakers.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

They should be using this s time to get wnbl folded and rebuilt to align.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane have reasonable Australian squads, Perth lead the way though with good Australian players plus Cotton and Plumlee still here. Prather could be still here as well. The other sides might struggle a bit.

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Alex  
Earlier this year

Will see what will happen.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If NZ and Aus can keep the spread of coronavirus under control, i imagine they might open borders soley to eachother.

USA though, i cant see border's opening for a year, or until there is a vaccine.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

A lot will depend on if some of our Euro guys can come back.
Also plenty of college based guys would want to come back I would imagine....who would want to be in the U.S right now.

That would help bolster some rosters as only a handful of imports are still here in Australia.

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