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2020 Adelaide Basketball Challenge

So this has been announced to provide some games for our best senior players. Can expect a huge gulf in teams with best local talent and the few imports that stayed. Would expect Norwood with Turnage, South with Starling and Forestville with Teys(is Mays still in Adelaide?) and North with McVeigh (Is Drmic here) to be front runners. Sturts lack of reliance on imports will hold them in good stead but just how ugly will Eastern games be?

Anyone have any updates as to who will suit up? Will lack of funds because of no juniors and sponsorship play a part, eg South's mercanaries playing footy instead.

2020 ADELAIDE BASKETBALL CHALLENGE | In a year that's brought the unexpected, we are excited to return to basketball in 2020 with a brand new senior season. Basketball SA brings you the 2020 Adelaide Basketball Challenge! Adelaide’s top ten senior mens and women’s clubs will compete in a unique, temporary 12-week competition with a special one week of finals.

Season starts 11 August. A full fixture will be released in the coming weeks. Games will be played on Tuesday evenings, with a game of the week played on selected Saturday evenings.

NBL1 will return in 2021.


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looking forward to getting out to a few games

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Most on a Tuesday? Only in Adelaide

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I have heard that the Adelaide clubs voted against a 2020 Sat night State League comp for financial (cost) and competitiveness (some teams have imports, some don't) reasons. Disappointing decision as the state league has been running for over 50 years uninterrupted. No REAL Premiers, No Woollacott, No Halls and footy, soccer and Netball are all having a state competition in 2020.

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My understanding was they voted against a Saturday night 3 x 3 comp

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One you are missing is many players do not want to play due to other commitments following NBL1 formally cancelling season.

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Financially they would have to play games out of a "hub" instead of having them spread out. Used to do it back in the day, was good after playing to watch a few other games. In reality reserves were in same format, this competition will be slightly better level with some starters participating. But doesn't give much time for teams to prepare so will be pretty ugly and rely on individuals to dominate if they can be bothered to play.

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Because there have been so many options for other commitments during these COVID-19 times lol

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Who ya playing for Lovebroker? Would love to come and watch you play.

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No players or coaches getting paid like SANFL and SA Amateur Footy League.

Would 6ers players like McVeigh, Teys still play just to get games prior to training camp kicking off?

Pretty sure most country footy leagues have either cancelled their season or not paying anyone so doubtful the South guys would play footy this year.

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Imports shouldn't be allowed to play so there is an even playing field for all teams. Just because they stayed doesn't mean they should be allowed to play. Clubs have lost enough money this season, at least make the rest of this season fair.

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