Former Mavericks swingman Ryan Broekhoff has re-signed with South East Melbourne Phoenix in Australia’s NBL for two years, according to an NBL press release. Broekhoff played for the Phoenix this past season. He withdrew from playing in this summer’s Olympics with the Australian national team in order to focus on mental health issues.
We have more from the basketball world:
- Former NBA guard Jerian Grant is expected to sign with Italy’s Olimpia Milano, Aris Barkas of EuroHoops.net reports. While playing for Promitheas Patras in the Greek league this year, Grant averaged team-highs 15.2 PPG and 6.1 APG during the regular season. He was waived by the Rockets during training camp in December.
- Small forward Greg Whittington, who played four games with the Nuggets this season, has signed with Lokomotiv Kuban in Russia, according to LokoBasket.com. Whittington, who underwent knee surgery in January, was cut loose by Denver in April after spending most of the season with the Nuggets on a two-way contract.
- There have been no positive tests for the COVID-19 virus among players in the postseason since June 23, NBA Communications tweets. There were 94 players tested since that day. Chris Paul is the only player known to have tested positive since the playoffs began.
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Broekhoff seems like a guy NBA teams would be interested in if he were to return stateside. He shot 40%+ from 3 in his limited time in the US and at 6’6″ that seems like a skill set well suited for a chance at a spot on an NBA roster. But alas maybe he’s just happy where he is and more comfortable so all the best to him… if he does come stateside… wouldn’t mind the Celtics giving him a look… their bench needs a shakeup and a veteran (albeit mostly overseas) who can shoot 3’s might not be a bad place to start. And they’ve had some success bringing ‘veteran type’ guys over/back recently as well (Theis, Green, Wanamaker)
Broekhoff was notoriously a happy-type guy when he was here, in Dallas. I don’t see him on the Suns roster… If he was kept, he would be in the title hunt now. But back to Australia where he gets depressed and has to miss the Olympics. What a difference.
He played for the SE Melbourne Phoenix of the NBL, not the Suns.
Dana must have meant the preseason.