NBL Off-Season Signings 2018

Comings and goings in preparation for the 2018/19 NBL season. Last updated 25 April 2018.


Signed: Mitch Creek, Majok Deng, Adam Doyle, Harry Froling (NCAA), Daniel Johnson (through 2020/21), Jack McVeigh (NCAA), Nathan Sobey

Free Agents: Josh Childress United States of America, Anthony Drmic, Ramone Moore United States of America, Shannon Shorter United States of America, Brendan Teys

Departing: Matthew Hodgson (released, player request), Ronald Roberts United States of America

Notes: Roberts was released early in the 2017/18 season and replaced by Childress.


Signed: Jason Cadee (Sydney Kings), Adam Gibson, Cam Gliddon (Cairns Taipans), Tom Jervis, Reuben Te Rangi New Zealand (through 2019/20), Mika Vukona New Zealand (New Zealand Breakers)

Free Agents: Cameron Bairstow, Shaun Bruce, Stephen Holt United States of America, Matt Kenyon, Daniel Kickert, Travis Trice United States of America, Isaih Tueta, Mitch Young

Departing: Perrin Buford United States of America, Anthony Petrie (retiring)

Notes: Buford requested a release from his contract on February 6.


Signed: Nathan Jawai (2018/19, player option), Kuany Kuany, Mike Kelly (head coach, formerly Melbourne United), Robert Loe New Zealand (New Zealand Breakers), Alex Loughton, Lucas Walker (Perth Wildcats)

Free Agents: Nnanna Egwu United States of America, Jerry Evans Jr United States of America, Damon Heuir, Kuany Kuany, Scoochie Smith United States of America

Off-season Overseas: Damon Heuir (NZL: Nelson Giants)

Departing: Michael Carrera Venezuela (released), Aaron Fearne (head coach), Cam Gliddon (Brisbane Bullets), Mitch McCarron (playing in Europe), Jarrad Weeks (New Zealand Breakers), Stephen Weigh (retiring)

Notes: Evans Jr was signed as an injury replacement for Michael Carrera during the season.


Signed: AJ Ogilvy (2018/19, player option)

Free Agents: Rotnei Clarke United States of America, Tim Coenraad, Demitrius Conger United States of America, Cody Ellis, Indiana Faithfull, Delvon Johnson United States of America, Rhys Martin, Kevin White

Off-season Local: Indiana Faithfull (Bendigo / SEABL)

Departing: Oscar Forman (retiring), Nick Kay (Perth Wildcats), Mitch Norton (Perth Wildcats)


Signed: Kyle Adnam, Craig Moller

Free Agents: David Andersen, David Barlow, Josh Boone United States of America, Daniel Dillon, Carrick Felix United States of America, Chris Goulding, Peter Hooley, Majok Majok, Casey Prather United States of America, Casper Ware Jr  United States of America, Tai Wesley United States of America

Notes: Carrick Felix was signed as an injury replacement for Casey Prather mid-season and was cut when Prather returned… Tai Wesley’s ongoing eligibility will depend on whether he can continue to play as an unrestricted player, or whether other Oceania players count as imports (SMH, December 2017). Wesley is from Guam.


Confirmed Signed: Tom Abercrombie New Zealand (three seasons), Kevin Braswell (head coach), Finn Delany New Zealand, Shea Ili New Zealand (two seasons), Alex Pledger New Zealand, Jarrad Weeks (Cairns Taipans, two seasons)

Free Agents: Rakeem Christmas United States of America, DJ Newbill United States of America, Jordan Ngatai New Zealand, Edgar Sosa Dominican Republic

Departing: Paul Henare (coach, declined extension), James Hunter New Zealand, Kirk Penney New Zealand (retiring), Mika Vukona New Zealand (Brisbane Bullets)

Notes: Hunter was released when the Breakers signed Rakeem Christmas.


Signed: Angus Brandt, Nick Kay (Illawarra Hawks), Damian Martin, Mitch Norton (Illawarra Hawks), Clint Steindl, Rhys Vague (two seasons), Jesse Wagstaff

Free Agents: Derek Cooke Jr United States of America, Bryce Cotton United States of America, Greg Hire, Dexter Kernich-Drew, Jean-Pierre Tokoto United States of America

Departing: Jarrod Kenny, Matthew Knight (retired)

Notes: Knight announced his retirement mid-season.


Signed: Todd Blanchfield, Andrew Bogut (NBA: Los Angeles Lakers), Kevin Lisch, Brad Newley, Dane Pineau, Jerome Randle United States of America, Tom Wilson (SRB: KK Partizan)

Free Agents: Perry Ellis United States of America, Tom Garlepp, Amritpal Singh India, Adam Thoseby

Departing: Jason Cadee (Cairns Taipans), Isaac Humphries, Jeremy Kendle United States of America, Travis Leslie United States of America, Jeremy Tyler United States of America

Notes: Leslie was cut mid-season to make way for Tyler, who was himself cut by the Kings late in the season… Kendle is playing in SEABL for the Bendigo Braves… According to the Daily Telegraph, the Kings will exercise their 2018/19 option for Randle at season’s end… Isaac Humphries has indicated he will look for a contract in Europe for 2018/19. He has joined fellow Aussie Jonah Bolden at FMP in Serbia.