NBL Off-Season Signings 2018

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

ADELAIDE 36ERS

Signed: Majok Deng, Adam Doyle, Anthony Drmic (2 seasons), Harry Froling (NCAA), Daniel Johnson (through 2020/21), Jack McVeigh (NCAA), Ramone Moore United States of America (2 seasons), Nathan Sobey

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

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

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, Mitch Young

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

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: 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, 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 (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.

ILLAWARRA HAWKS

Signed: David Andersen (Melbourne United), Todd Blanchfield (Sydney Kings, three seasons), Tim Coenraad (two seasons), Daniel Grida (AIS Centre of Excellence), Emmett Naar (NCAA, St Mary’s Gaels), AJ Ogilvy (2018/19, player option), Kevin White

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

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

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

MELBOURNE UNITED

Signed: Kyle Adnam, David Barlow, Chris Goulding (two seasons), Mitch McCarron (Cairns Taipans), Craig Moller, Tohi Smith-Milner (two seasons), Dan Trist (ESP: Ourense, two seasons)

Free Agents: Josh Boone United States of America, Daniel Dillon, Carrick Felix United States of America, Peter Hooley, Casey Prather United States of America, Casper Ware Jr  United States of America

Departing: David Andersen (Illawarra Hawks), Majok Majok (New Zealand Breakers), 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, DJ Newbill United States of America, 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.

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.