Chasson Randle Signs With NBL Team

Veteran guard Chasson Randle has signed with the New Zealand Breakers, the team announced in a press release. The Breakers play in Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL).

Randle has been added to the Breakers’ roster as an injury replacement for former NBA guard Peyton Siva, who reportedly suffered a hamstring tear. Another one of the team’s guards, Jeremiah Martin, is dealing with a rolled ankle.

“It’s been a very difficult start with COVID, with two of our imports injured, and we wanted to get the best import on the market available,” said team owner Matt Walsh, whose team has an 0-3 record. “… Randle is a legit NBA player who has started games and played significant minutes, and we believe he’s going to come in and be one of the best imports in our league. We anticipate him coming in and putting us back in the hunt.”

Randle, 28, appeared in 41 games with the Magic in 2020/21, averaging 6.5 PPG, 2.0 RPG, and 1.8 APG on .388/.338/.792 shooting in 20.4 minutes per contest. He even made five starts with Orlando in games where both Markelle Fultz and Cole Anthony were unavailable.

The Suns signed Randle for training camp this fall, but he didn’t earn a spot on the team’s 15-man regular season roster. He was later part of the U.S. team that played a pair of qualifying games for the 2023 World Cup against Mexico and Cuba last month.

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