The New Zealand Breakers and centre Alex Pledger are reportedly “poised” to part ways prior to the 2018-19 season, according to Marc Hinton of Stuff.co.nz.
Pledger has one more year left on his current contract, but the Breakers are reportedly willing to let him go as they reshape their roster.
Stuff understands Pledger, who is under contract for next season, has been told he can talk to other clubs about a deal as the Breakers look to go in a new direction with their big men. – Marc Hinton of Stuff.co.nz
Pledger compiled averages of 6.3 points and 5.1 rebounds in 15.7 minutes per game (28 games) with the Breakers last season.
The 7-foot-1 big man will play for the Southland Sharks in the upcoming NZ NBL season, which tips-off on Thursday.
The Breakers currently have Finn Delaney, Shea Ili, Thomas Abercrombie and Jarrad Weeks, along with Pledger, under contract for next season. The team has also reportedly been linked to Melbourne United forward Tai Wesley.
New head coach Kevin Braswell, according to Stuff, has also expressed interest in bringing back guard Corey Webster, who’s currently overseas in Israel.
For now, Pledger remains a member of the Breakers’ roster, but his future with the club appears murky to say the least.