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Exactly ! That’s what I’m basing this ladder prediction on. Proven NBL performers. I think that’s the best way to try and judge this upcoming season on.

NBL 2019-20 ladder predictions

Thank you for your comment ! I appreciate the feedback ! I definitely agree with the fact that the Breakers could end up further up the ladder. It was a toss up between Brisbane, Illawarra and New Zealand for 6th, 7th and 8th position. I picked Brisbane 6th based off the fact that Lamar Patterson and Nathan Sobey are proven NBL performers but I’m definitely not confident in those choices.

I’m actually writing another piece about the NBL Next Stars program could actually end up being a negative if Lamelo Ball and RJ Hampton don’t perform and aren’t drafted high in the NBA draft.

NBL 2019-20 ladder predictions

Hopefully one day in the near future that could happen !

NBL 2019-20 ladder predictions

look at it this way, essentially it will be a top 6. which is a 3rd if the competition. Basically, 7th and 8th spot might as well be called a wildcard position also. The top 6 will have a much more greater advantage. It also gives the other teams and their fans a glimmer of hope without it entirely changing the AFL fixture. Yes they are most likely not going to win the premiership. I think the idea can work.

Why the AFL could benefit from wildcard finalists

look at it this way, essentially it will be a top 6. which is a 3rd if the competition. Basically, 7th and 8th spot might as well be called a wildcard position also. The top 6 will have a much more greater advantage. It also gives the other teams and their fans a glimmer of hope without it entirely changing the AFL fixture. Yes they are most likely not going to win the premiership. I think the idea can work.

Why the AFL could benefit from wildcard finalists

I believe the Western Bulldogs won from 7th position in 2016 but I could be wrong

Why the AFL could benefit from wildcard finalists

essentially this wildcard model will give a top 6 as they will have a much greater advantage but it gives 4 other teams a glimmer of hope.

Why the AFL could benefit from wildcard finalists

This model basically puts it back to a top 6 as 7, 8, 9 and 10 will battle it out for a place in the finals.

Why the AFL could benefit from wildcard finalists

The gap between 6th and 14th is 3 games. I don’t think that is a very high difference. Top 4 hasn’t been as much as an advantage because basically all finals teams essentially get a bye. With an addition of the wildcard round 6 teams will have a greater advantage rather than 8 and it will create hope for a lot of the teams that didn’t have it. With expansion potentially on the horizon also its inevitable that this will happen.

Why the AFL could benefit from wildcard finalists