NBL Off-Season Signings 2018

Comings and goings in preparation for the 2018/19 NBL season. Last updated 21 August 2018.

ADELAIDE 36ERS

Signed: Majok Deng, Adris DeLeon United States of America (Dominican Republic league), Adam Doyle, Anthony Drmic (2 seasons), Harry Froling (QBL: Townsville Heat), Daniel Johnson (through 2020/21), Jack McVeigh (NCAA), Ramone Moore United States of America (2 seasons), Nathan Sobey, Brendan Teys, Jacob Wiley United States of America ()

Free Agents: Josh Childress United States of America, Shannon Shorter United States of America, Brendan Teys

Departing: Mitch Creek (Europe out clause), Matthew Hodgson (Brisbane Bullets), Ronald Roberts United States of America, Josh Childress United States of America, Shannon Shorter United States of America

Notes: Roberts was released early in the 2017/18 season and replaced by Childress… DeLeon previously played under Sixers coach Joey Wright at the Gold Coast Blaze.

BRISBANE BULLETS

Signed: Cameron Bairstow (2 seasons), Jason Cadee (Sydney Kings), Adam Gibson, Cam Gliddon (Cairns Taipans), Tyrell Harrison (3 seasons), Matthew Hodgson (Adelaide 36ers), Stephen Holt United States of America, Tom Jervis, Will Magnay (2 seasons), Reuben Te Rangi New Zealand (through 2019/20), Mika Vukona New Zealand (New Zealand Breakers)

Free Agents: Shaun Bruce, Matt Kenyon, Travis Trice United States of America, Isaih Tueta

Departing: Perrin Buford United States of America, Tom Fullarton (released), Daniel Kickert (Sydney Kings), Anthony Petrie (retiring), Mitch Young (Cairns Taipans)

Notes: Buford requested a release from his contract on February 6… Fullarton was originally signed for a further two years but requested a release to play Australian rules football.

CAIRNS TAIPANS

Signed: Devon Hall United States of America (NCAA: Virginia), Nathan Jawai (2018/19, player option), Jarrod Kenny (Perth Wildcats), Dexter Kernich-Drew (Perth Wildcats), Kuany Kuany, Mike Kelly (head coach, formerly Melbourne United), Robert Loe New Zealand (New Zealand Breakers), Alex Loughton, DJ Newbill United States of America, Lucas Walker (Perth Wildcats), Mitch Young (Brisbane Bullets)

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 (Melbourne United), Jarrad Weeks (New Zealand Breakers), Stephen Weigh (retiring)

Notes: Evans Jr was signed as an injury replacement for Michael Carrera during the season… the signing of Kernich-Drew was announced on his former team’s Twitter account on May 9… Hall was drafted by Oklahoma City Thunder in the second round of the 2018 NBA Draft.

ILLAWARRA HAWKS

Signed: David Andersen (Melbourne United), Todd Blanchfield (Sydney Kings, three seasons), Tim Coenraad (two seasons), Brian Conklin United States of America (FRA: Limoges), Daniel Grida (AIS Centre of Excellence), Cedric Jackson United States of America, Jordair Jett United States of America (QBL: Townsville Heat), Emmett Naar (NCAA, St Mary’s Gaels), AJ Ogilvy (2018/19, player option), Kevin White

Free Agents: Cody Ellis, Indiana Faithfull

Departing: Rotnei Clarke United States of America, Demitrius Conger United States of America (FRA: Le Mans Sarthe Basket), Oscar Forman (retiring), Delvon Johnson United States of America, Nick Kay (Perth Wildcats), Rhys Martin (not renewed), Mitch Norton (Perth Wildcats)

MELBOURNE UNITED

Signed: Kyle Adnam, David Barlow, Josh Boone United States of America, Chris Goulding (two seasons), Mitch McCarron (Cairns Taipans), Craig Moller, Tohi Smith-Milner (two seasons), Dan Trist (ESP: Ourense, two seasons), Casper Ware Jr  United States of America

Free Agents: Daniel Dillon, Peter Hooley

Departing: David Andersen (Illawarra Hawks), Carrick Felix United States of America (retired), Majok Majok (New Zealand Breakers), Casey Prather United States of America (RUS: BC Khimki), 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… Wesley and Andersen have both advised the club they would not be returning for the 2018/19 season.

NEW ZEALAND BREAKERS

Confirmed Signed: Tom Abercrombie New Zealand (three seasons), Kevin Braswell (head coach), Finn Delany New Zealand, Shea Ili New Zealand (two seasons), Majok Majok (Melbourne United), Armani Moore United States of America (GER: EWE Baskets Oldenburg), Jordan Ngatai New Zealand, Alex Pledger New Zealand, Patrick Richard United States of America (Joventut Badalona), Corey Webster New Zealand (3 seasons), Jarrad Weeks (Cairns Taipans, two seasons)

Free Agents: Rakeem Christmas United States of America, Edgar Sosa Dominican Republic

Departing: Paul Henare (coach, declined extension), James Hunter New Zealand, DJ Newbill United States of America (Cairns Taipans), Kirk Penney New Zealand (retiring), Mika Vukona New Zealand (Brisbane Bullets)

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

PERTH WILDCATS

Signed: Angus Brandt, Bryce Cotton United States of America (three seasons), Greg Hire (one season), 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, Jean-Pierre Tokoto United States of America

Departing: Jarrod Kenny (Cairns Taipans), Dexter Kernich-Drew (Cairns Taipans), Matthew Knight (retired)

Notes: Knight announced his retirement mid-season.

SYDNEY KINGS

Signed: Andrew Bogut (NBA: Los Angeles Lakers), Deng Deng (LEB: Louaize, one year plus team option), Daniel Kickert (Brisbane Bullets), Kevin Lisch, Brad Newley, Dane Pineau, Jerome Randle United States of America, David Wear United States of America (JPN: Osaka Evessa, one year plus team option), Tom Wilson (SRB: KK Partizan)

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

Departing: Todd Blanchfield (released), 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… Blanchfield requested a release from his contract in May. He had originally been signed by the Kings for 2018/19.