Comings and goings in preparation for the 2018/19 NBL season. Last updated 21 August 2018.
Signed: Majok Deng, Adris DeLeon (Dominican Republic league), Adam Doyle, Anthony Drmic (2 seasons), Harry Froling (QBL: Townsville Heat), Daniel Johnson (through 2020/21), Jack McVeigh (NCAA), Ramone Moore (2 seasons), Nathan Sobey, Brendan Teys, Jacob Wiley ()
Free Agents: Josh Childress , Shannon Shorter , Brendan Teys
Departing: Mitch Creek (Europe out clause), Matthew Hodgson (Brisbane Bullets), Ronald Roberts , Josh Childress , Shannon Shorter
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.
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 , Tom Jervis, Will Magnay (2 seasons), Reuben Te Rangi (through 2019/20), Mika Vukona (New Zealand Breakers)
Free Agents: Shaun Bruce, Matt Kenyon, Travis Trice , Isaih Tueta
Departing: Perrin Buford , 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.
Signed: Devon Hall (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 Breakers), Alex Loughton, DJ Newbill , Lucas Walker (Perth Wildcats), Mitch Young (Brisbane Bullets)
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 (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.
Signed: David Andersen (Melbourne United), Todd Blanchfield (Sydney Kings, three seasons), Tim Coenraad (two seasons), Brian Conklin (FRA: Limoges), Daniel Grida (AIS Centre of Excellence), Cedric Jackson , Jordair Jett (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 , Demitrius Conger (FRA: Le Mans Sarthe Basket), Oscar Forman (retiring), Delvon Johnson , Nick Kay (Perth Wildcats), Rhys Martin (not renewed), Mitch Norton (Perth Wildcats)
Signed: Kyle Adnam, David Barlow, Josh Boone , Chris Goulding (two seasons), Mitch McCarron (Cairns Taipans), Craig Moller, Tohi Smith-Milner (two seasons), Dan Trist (ESP: Ourense, two seasons), Casper Ware Jr
Free Agents: Daniel Dillon, Peter Hooley
Departing: David Andersen (Illawarra Hawks), Carrick Felix (retired), Majok Majok (New Zealand Breakers), Casey Prather (RUS: BC Khimki), Tai Wesley
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 (three seasons), Kevin Braswell (head coach), Finn Delany , Shea Ili (two seasons), Majok Majok (Melbourne United), Armani Moore (GER: EWE Baskets Oldenburg), Jordan Ngatai , Alex Pledger , Patrick Richard (Joventut Badalona), Corey Webster (3 seasons), Jarrad Weeks (Cairns Taipans, two seasons)
Free Agents: Rakeem Christmas , Edgar Sosa
Departing: Paul Henare (coach, declined extension), James Hunter , DJ Newbill (Cairns Taipans), Kirk Penney (retiring), Mika Vukona (Brisbane Bullets)
Notes: Hunter was released when the Breakers signed Rakeem Christmas.
Signed: Angus Brandt, Bryce Cotton (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 , Jean-Pierre Tokoto
Departing: Jarrod Kenny (Cairns Taipans), Dexter Kernich-Drew (Cairns Taipans), Matthew Knight (retired)
Notes: Knight announced his retirement mid-season.
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 , David Wear (JPN: Osaka Evessa, one year plus team option), Tom Wilson (SRB: KK Partizan)
Free Agents: Perry Ellis , Tom Garlepp, Amritpal Singh , Adam Thoseby
Departing: Todd Blanchfield (released), 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… Blanchfield requested a release from his contract in May. He had originally been signed by the Kings for 2018/19.