Johnno, could not agree more on time-outs actually. No need to push things in the NBA direction there.
Good comments B-Rock. For the moment the D-League are getting away with it and it doesn't look like changing any time soon. It kind of makes the NBL a real middle-ground proposition. You can still live in a familiar English-speaking environment, it's just not America. You can still earn better money than the D-League, it's just not European money.
Mark, spot on about how fans receive it. I think I wrote at the start of the season re: Ennis, 'he can be called up by the NBA at any time, a fact which adds more to his marketing value than any risk analysis'.