Anon
Earlier this month

Is there a possibility of former imports returning??

Obviously with the potential losses of Cotton, Kay, Ware, Cooks etc. What are the chances of us seeing former imports that weren't on much compared to the likes of those mentioned? Could we see someone like Travis Trice, Demetrius Conger, Deshon Taylor, Melo Trimble, Ramone Moore, Jerome Randle, DJ Newbill Scott Machado, Cam Oliver etc??

Could we someone like Aaron Brooks come back to play?? Any NBL1 Imports that could possibly hold their own in the NBL??

What about the Aussies overseas, any chance of them returning? Motum, Bairstow, Brandt, Mathiang, Adel, Moneke, Pinder etc???

Yes we could lose star imports but luring those that are free agents back should be a priority. Also those locals that would probably prefer to be home and getting some form of remuneration while still playing basketball, given the uncertainty of their leagues.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Borders are closed with no date given for reopening. If you're an import or returning Australian weighing up your next contract do you go to Europe/Korea/etc with a firmer start date or roll the dice and hope Scotty from marketing will let you in in time for the next season start?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Very doubtful unless they get an exemption like New Zealand rugby team, but New Zealand have low infection rate like us. Coming from America I would say no chance, but who knows in the future.
Maybe those in state leagues who stuck around might get a call up. I knows this will be ridiculed, but if no imports are allowed in, would someone like Starling be considered as an option.

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ME  
Earlier this month

"Borders are closed with no date given for reopening. If you're an import or returning Australian weighing up your next contract do you go to Europe/Korea/etc with a firmer start date or roll the dice and hope Scotty from marketing will let you in in time for the next season start?"


I am not sure why you think those leagues have a firmer start date when both of those countries are worse affected by this than we are.

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this month

Borders are currently closed.

BUT the USA is trying to open up quickly. Australia is being more cautious in reopening. We had 2 great advantages here: our low population and lower population density; and the warmer weather in the summer and autumn months when covid19 hit, compared to northern hemisphere winter and spring. Sydney has our greatest population density and is the most international city in Australia. Compare that to regional and rural areas with lower rates of infection.

Europe is reopening too. The wildcard will be any second wave of infections. If the wave is too big in a particular country, why would anyone (including professional athletes) want to be there? If there is no large second wave in a particular country, doesn't that make it a more desirable place to live?

Australia might just be in a good position, and the NBL a good destination.

Only time will tell.

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this month

936

The Trans Tasman bubble concept???

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Luuuc  
Earlier this month

"Borders are closed with no date given for reopening. If you're an import or returning Australian weighing up your next contract do you go to Europe/Korea/etc with a firmer start date or roll the dice and hope Scotty from marketing will let you in in time for the next season start?"


I am not sure why you think those leagues have a firmer start date when both of those countries are worse affected by this than we are.


Korea clearly didn't get the memo about that. Their national baseball league starts its season today.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

How do the Adelaide 36ers plan on getting their coach in?

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orbit  
Earlier this month

Machado still in Cairns & training?

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GordonG47  
Earlier this month

Machado still in Cairns & training?


Currently learning to water ski at Lake Tinaroo :)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Australia wont open their borders this year unless authority for special cases given by border control.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Just send the imports over on a cruise ship ...they can then just rock up.

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robt  
Earlier this month

UsedTaHoop, I have stated very similar views in other threads.

The health issue is being constantly ignored and the focus is on more-money/better-deal for the gifted players.

**Just hearing (on the news, in background) that the 2nd wave of covid is likely to be more infectious than the first/current strain.

That just strengthens the case to stay/come/return here!

Maybe we see a repeat of one Bryce Cotton (re-)joining Perth to save their season just before our finals! This time as an Aussie. Same with Kay???Anything to extend the finals-streak.

And imagine the PR that they'd get:
We let our stars go to what looked like greener pastures for them. Things didn't work out so we took them back, gladly. We are a TOP club who look after our people (unlike the Prather case).

Conversely, look at the Breakers and Webster, even though that case ended up ok, too, but Adelaide v Creek was a real shit-fight that still comes up in forums. The NBL's version of "The Good (P----), the Bad (N-- Z------) and the Ugly (Adelaide)" (fill in the blanks)!





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