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2021 Domestic League Rank

Rank ya top 5 leagues in 2021 from the list below plus biggest fallers and risers in the future.

ABA-6 Adriatic countries
NBL-2 Oceania countries

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Should also add

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USA certain 1, Spain certain 2. Gets hard after that.

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Biggest riser I'd say aba or pro a
Biggest faller korea imo, b league becoming preferred destination u

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NBL has been ranked 10-12 in 2017.
Think you can say 6-8 comfortably now.

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CEBL will have the talent n 20 years with expansion but not the cash.

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I was involved in the inaugural season with CEBL some clubs are willing to give up to $10k a month for elite players which would be $120k pro rata which isn't too bad, the talent pool for the league is extremely strong these a training players on NBA squads and top level Euro import players as well, would be interesting to see if the money goes up their other domestic league NBLC has stayed stagnant with full team budget of $120k and hasn't increased in 10yrs

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ABA will always stay strong a lot of strong prospects go through the Adriatic League before getting to the NBA, quite reputable league,

NBL has been doing well last few years and good to see a few more teams added

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NZ NBL which isn't a top league in the world surprises me with the improvements they have made in last few years as well their import quality has increased

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China is mainly only strong due to imports - take imports out the league quality drops significantly - the level of ball isn't the greatest - Jimmer Fredette is dropping 40PPG who averaged 6PPG in NBA

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The aba with Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia will no doubt get stronger.
France and Germany have so many young kids coming through, leagues will continue to get better.

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Russia has the cash but not the depth in talent.

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NBL arguably third in that list. Certainly when contemplating league entirety opposed to one or two strong teams per league.

If you count Euroleague as a league and Eurocup, then NBL drops a spot and roughly even or perhaps slightly above Eurocup

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Turkey has a strong league and pays well. ABA has some very strong sides, though over the last decade has weakened over the last two decades due to lack of money.
Spain, again the top sides have a lot more money to pay.
Italy imo has jumped up the ladder due to good pay as well.
Belgium has also improved greatly in last few seasons.

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1- Nba - plateau
Acb - plateau
Pro a - will rise
BSL - will drop
Lba - will drop
Bbl - will rise
Aba - will rise
Vtb - plateau
9- Nbl - will rise (will make push for top 7 in 3 years)
Lnb - plateau
Heba - plateau
Lkl - plateau
Cba - plateau
B league - will rise
Ksi - plateau

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anon ball,
If anything, the standard of the league has actually dropped markedly over the past 5-7 years.
In the mid to late 2000s and early 2010s you virtually had all the NZ Breakers playing in the NZNBL (plus kiwis in Australian NBL teams) and then you had some unbelievably talented imports (guys coming over with really good D1 stats/borderline NBA). Guys like Devendorf, Jerry Smith, Torrey Craig, Josh Pace, Garry Hill-Thomas (who was ridiculously good). The NZNBL have opted to sign Australians as imports over the past few years - still great players but they don't obviously have that same appeal and star-power.

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Standard Dropped, lol

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Hopefully the nbl cap goes up a bit more in a few years, maybe 1.8 mill for the locals, imports exempt.

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The NBL is a 9 team practice league - they play once a week on weekends.

Put an NBL team in a big European league with a local domestic league schedule as well and they'd be middle of the road at best.

One off game, probably a different story. Play them in there for a season and see how banged up they'd be.

Pound for pound the NBL is not a top 5 league. They don't play enough.

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We were ranked 9-11 in 2017 and in 2021 are 7-9.
It could be a 6-7 rank league in a few years, maybe into top 5 in 10 years. After that it would be impossible to compete just because of the $ factor alone.

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