I agree, the NBA as a whole will benefit from Europe developing it's youth but to the same degree legit Minor league would.
How can Stern, as the leagues CEO, continue to sink money into a failing league (WNBA has recorded a loss in profit every year in business) and not develop an NBA farm system?
It doesn't make sense to me that with the billions the NBA takes in, the popularity of the sport and NBA teams share farm clubs? Its absurd.
I firmly believe here in New England alone we could support 8 Teams:
Bristol/New Haven CT?
There is underdeveloped youth taking up roster spots as well veterans with gas in the tank losing there jobs to potential. A good system will solve both these issues...