NBL Cup = Newbill funds for Taipans
The Snakes arguably have more to gain from the NBL Cup as any team. DJ Funds is the name of the game these next three weeks. Forgetting this season's ladder implications, the prizemoney would go a long way toward DJ Newbill's contract next season, provided NBL bumps it back up to three imports.
Taipans will definitely keep at least one of Noi and King, plus Newbill, plus a good big to replace the retiring Jawai (surely he retires)... that's as strong championship contender as any you'd think.