Whilst Kober has taken a rather dour view from the outset,
on this part of the issue he is correct.
There are probably a number of steps in "getting back to normal":
1) Games resume in Clean-Hub Cities behind closed doors.
2) Crowds are allowed back.
3) Inter-City Travel is allowed without quarantine (2 & 3 might swap)
4) Imports allowed subject to quarantine.
5) Unrestricted International Travel
6) Economic Conditions fully normalise.
So ok, some Euroteams & Leagues with filthy-rich owners might be in front at steps 1 & 6 (as will leagues with massive TV revenue)
But for the others, Europe and the USA will be well behind Australia.
I don't know exactly what the extent of the travel restrictions are in Europe, but whilst they will be keen to lift them for Commerce and essential travel, they're going to be stuck with some restrictions for a long time.
Plus, its not like we're talking only about the top Euro-league teams.
If ANY league remains shut down, that creates an extra pool of players all looking for gigs.
Opportunities across Europe WILL be reduced, as will salaries. It's just a question of how much.
And if, by some miracles, the world is completely back to normal within a few months, then what's the problem? The NBL will continue as before.
Simple point is that in whatever other scenario we imagine, Australia and the NBL will be in front of other countries.
Then there are also the long-term impacts.
Plumlee will be thanking God, his Aussie GF, (and anyone else he can think of) that he got the fuck outa China when he did and came to Perth.
Imagine you're bumming around the G-League, and your agent calls with two offers:
$200k to play for the Perf Bandits, (with free health insurance)OR
$500k to play for the Wuhan Pangolins...
Which one you gonna choose?