Analysis: Foreign leagues open the door for players এবং and for the PBA as well

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Matthew Wright is also leading abroad. -PBA picture

At first, it seemed like an anonymous reaction, stimulated by overconfidence more than anything else.

“Not at all,” Willie Marshall, PBA commissioner, when asked if he was concerned about players moving to foreign shores, especially Japan’s B-League.

“They play there as imports and those who play in PBA as imports, they are all [return] Home. I believe that most of the time it will be short term. It’s a way to secure a better future for themselves and their families. “

“They know they’re still in the PBA.”

It seemed like an overdose of faith for a league that had already lost Ray Parks Jr. and Kifer Ravenna and was about to lose to Phoenix and national team singer Matthew Wright.

Even if foreign leagues reach the top, there is a limit to the number of Filipino standouts they can sign. It is called an Asian quota for a reason.

But there may be reasons for his optimism.

Marshall said he had accepted an invitation to attend a summit between his opponents from the B-League and the Korean Basketball League and he hoped there would be a fake deal that would allow both leagues to tap into the Filipino talent market without interfering. Increase of PBA.

“There is room for collaboration.” Marshall Dr.

At the moment, Marshall’s approach is simple. The Japanese and Korean leagues have opened the door for Filipino talent. Why keep it? Why aren’t those foreign leagues also keeping the door open for PBA?

While the commissioner hopes the talent exchange will be on the agenda for that September meeting, Chihiro Santo, the B-League manager for planning and strategy, wants to stay away from discussing more.

“I hope we can learn a lot about how their league is run, the technology they use and how it can be useful for the PBA,” said Marshall.
Fair exchange.

The league will not benefit much from the summit’s plans to share any talent. The PBA has already tested once with the opening of a spot-up between the member teams for the Asian standout. That did not last long.

So at best, Martial could push for a process set-up for only two leagues where the PBA would not yet lose talent under a deal with its member team. Or maybe apply a recruitment system that won’t disrupt the local basketball scene, especially with the national cage program.

The PBA will never be able to compete in a bidding war with the Japanese and Korean leagues, and local teams will never be able to offer the same kind of benefits offered to Filipino players, so these concessions do not seem to be a complete win. However, there is enough talent in the country to spread around. Even if foreign leagues reach the top, there is a limit to the number of Filipino standouts they can sign. It is called an Asian quota for a reason.

Also, a basketball official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of a potential conflict of interest, said foreign leagues are slowly shifting their focus to college standouts. And Japan and Korea just don’t suffer from a lack of their own local talent.

So the next best thing would be to find out what can be drawn from this “cooperation zone” that PBA hopes to build with its Asian partners. Broadcast technology, statistics collection, league management.

If the collaboration between the three leagues develops the PBA into its next এবং and even better পুন repetition, then perhaps the PBA can send “thank you” notes to players who have taken their talents elsewhere.

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