anon
Two months ago

NBL and NBL1 Seasons Clashing

Due to the way the season is constantly having to be versatile and flexible with re--arranging rounds etc. which keeps extending the league into the rough start time for NBL1, are we going to see a delayed NBL1 start or the NBL1 will start as per usual and the NBL guys on squads will just join later into the season?

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Ben  
Two months ago

Have been told that NBL1 still to start as originally scheduled and this is highly unlikely to change.

A number of clubs (QLD anyway) are cranky because this significantly eats in to the opportunity to get NBL players on board. Apart from seasons overlapping, was told Bullets players have a clause in their contract that prevents them from playing NBL1 games until they've had a four week break and that Brisbane will enforce this. Wonder is this is the same for any other NBL club.

Further told that number of clubs here will likely forgo imports due to exorbitant costs re expensive airfares + quarantine.

Would reckon this will put talented locals (fringe NBL or otherwise) in high demand this season.

Don’t know why so stubborn on NBL1 start dates when it’s obvious that pushing season tip to after completion of NBL season would be highly beneficial to most. Apart from clubs beefing up their roster, don’t forget many players supplement their NBL income by playing in various state leagues.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Gap between this nbl season finishing and next one starting will be short. A number of nbl teams aren't letting players sign.
That coupled with no imports will make for a thin season but great opportunity to get locals a good year under their belts

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

So how many teams per conference this season?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

There will be no gap. NBL wont finish till June. All NBL1 will have started by then

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

A lot of good points Ben.

Players out contract can't be forced to take a 4 week break, you would think their agents would not agree to it even if they resign at existing club. As you say it’s a nice little boost to their incomes, which they all missed last season as well as nbl pay reductions.

Surely the smart thing to do is condense the nbl 1 season and only over Lapp slightly.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

22 season looks to be...

20 south
14 north
14 west
12 east
11 central

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Only 10 in central

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

LOL East - Like BNSW clubs can't afford to play and BNSW won't help them.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

What is the % of players in NBL1 actually play NBL? 5%? 10%...... i dont know that why i ask. Surely its not even a consideration of delaying the start for a minority of players.
The women aren't effected, just a handful of mens players.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

If you include DP I'd say probably up 35%. Around 2-4 out each team.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

35%, gee thats high.

20 teams in South, 10 players per team = 200 players
2 NBL teams in Vic, 12 roster spots plus 3-5 DP's = 30-35 players?
Take imports outs and the likes of Creek, CG4 etc
There are probably only 20 players left max maybe, so 10% of the 200?

Guessing West and Central is in similar boat.

Might be a good chance for the locals to an opportunity to improve and thus improve the depth of our talent before Hobart comes in to NBL?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

It would be closer to 25% considering only 1 NZ breaker would have been on an NBL1 roster (Trist Correct me if I am wrong).
4 players per team (36 players)
15 players per team (Most have 15 in their squad)
26%
You have to remember players are starting to head to NZNBL in the off-season for more cash ( and a better exchange rate)

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Anonn  
Two months ago

25% come on. Really?

And let's not count the DPs who will be allowed to play regardless of status of the NBL season.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

A dp is still on an nbl roster, you have now changed the rules because you don't like the answer.

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Anon  
Two months ago

Why should the majority of players both men and women have their season shortened to fit with the needs of a handful of NBL men ... get real

Not going to happen season scheduled for April start

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Knowall  
Last month

Majority of teams out West have none

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Anonymous  
Last month

Interesting

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Anonymous  
Last month

Nbl1 will be very localised this season, even nbl players who want to play might not get chance If seasons over lap by to much. It's shame because it’ll be a weaker comp and a fair few players boost their incomes from it.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Imports are available. NBL players are supposed to take a month off allegedly after NBL seasons end. No NBL players in the NBL unless they out of contract.
Get some imports is the answer.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Imports will struggle to get visa into the country plus the cost would be enormous. I can't see imports unless they have been in Australia for long while.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Time will tell. Still 2.5 months away a lot can change in that time. The NBL has imports what's the difference? What has changed?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Ba/nbl have been advised by immigration that visas highly unlikely to be issued, even if they are, potential not granted entry if coming from a covid hotspot.
Difference at nbl level is the money/tax/cost benefit etc. professional league compared to semi pro.

This was all passed onto every nbl1 club right before Xmas.

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Anonymous  
Last month

#505
Exactly, no imports unless they are in Australia now. No visas available.

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Anonymous  
Last month

As I said time will tell.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Yeah I guess the meetings my club was a part of the and the direct correspondence was a waste of time. We should have gone to hoops first 513?

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Anonymous  
Last month

How much would it cost an import to get to Aus for nbl1 ?
Has anyone actually done the figures?

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Anonymous  
Last month

No idea about your club #517 but our club is actively pursuing men's and women's imports. Perhaps you got the incorrect info.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Best of luck getting their
A) visas approved
B) gained entry into country
C) not setting your club back huge $$$

Good time to give home grown talent a run

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Anonymous  
Last month

As I said earlier they did it for the NBL. AFAIK nothing has changed.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The nbl is rated as first league sport, nbl1 isn't, yes you said it before but it’s not going to happen unless you are an import in the country now or they change the policy.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Mitch Macarron signs with NBL1 North team Northside Wizard

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Chargers sign Koen Sapwell from Cairns and are hoping to sign IMPORT AJ Harris from New Mexico State." So an import potentially on the way.

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Anonymous  
Last month

You can sign them all you want. Again, good luck getting them in.

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Anonymous  
Last month

As I said previously its no different to the Nbl.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Apart from government saying it is different to nbl to BA?

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Anonymous  
Last month

How you expect the government to let imports into the country when there are 1000's of aussie's that can't get in.... no one other than aussies should be allowed in this year.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The NBL got all their imports in, what is the issue? No one but Aussies in, that is a joke.

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