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 , Anthony Drmic, Ramone Moore , Shannon Shorter , Brendan Teys
Departing: Matthew Hodgson (released, player request), Ronald Roberts
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 (through 2019/20), Mika Vukona (New Zealand Breakers)
Free Agents: Cameron Bairstow, Shaun Bruce, Stephen Holt , Matt Kenyon, Daniel Kickert, Travis Trice , Isaih Tueta, Mitch Young
Departing: Perrin Buford , 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 Breakers), Alex Loughton, Lucas Walker (Perth Wildcats)
Free Agents: Nnanna Egwu , Jerry Evans Jr , Damon Heuir, Kuany Kuany, Scoochie Smith
Off-season Overseas: Damon Heuir (NZL: Nelson Giants)
Departing: Michael Carrera (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 , Tim Coenraad, Demitrius Conger , Cody Ellis, Indiana Faithfull, Delvon Johnson , 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 , Daniel Dillon, Carrick Felix , Chris Goulding, Peter Hooley, Majok Majok, Casey Prather , Casper Ware Jr , Tai Wesley
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.
NEW ZEALAND BREAKERS
Confirmed Signed: Tom Abercrombie (three seasons), Kevin Braswell (head coach), Finn Delany , Shea Ili (two seasons), Alex Pledger , Jarrad Weeks (Cairns Taipans, two seasons)
Free Agents: Rakeem Christmas , DJ Newbill , Jordan Ngatai , Edgar Sosa
Departing: Paul Henare (coach, declined extension), James Hunter , Kirk Penney (retiring), Mika Vukona (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 , Bryce Cotton , Greg Hire, Dexter Kernich-Drew, Jean-Pierre Tokoto
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 , Tom Wilson (SRB: KK Partizan)
Free Agents: Perry Ellis , Tom Garlepp, Amritpal Singh , Adam Thoseby
Departing: Jason Cadee (Cairns Taipans), Isaac Humphries, Jeremy Kendle , Travis Leslie , Jeremy Tyler
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.