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NBL Roster Tracker: Every team and every player for NBL23

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With the free agency period underway for NBL23, keep up to date with each team's roster as signings are made throughout the offseason.

Here you will find contracted players, free agents, and returning players from the NBL22 starters/projected lineups.


Adelaide 36ers

Free agents

Cam Bairstow (Non Restricted), Tad Dufelmeier (Non Restricted), Dusty Hannahs (Restricted), Todd Withers (Restricted), Isaac Humphries (Non Restricted), Manny Malou (Non Restricted)

Contracted players

Sunday Dech, Anthony Drmic, Kyrin Galloway, Hyrum Harris, Daniel Johnson, Mitch McCarron, Kai Sotto, Nick Marshall (DP), Antonius Cleveland, Robert Franks

Returning from NBL22 starting five/projected starters

G: Mitch McCarron

G: Sunday Dech

F: Antonius Cleveland

F: Daniel Johnson

C: Robert Franks

Notes: Head coach C.J. Bruton recently told me he wanted and needed to attack free agency aggressively. Signing the reigning Best Defensive Player in Antonius Cleveland and a double-double machine in Robert Franks from Brisbane qualifies as attacking free agency in my books.

For a franchise that has struggled with import production in recent seasons, it's a monumental pair of additions for an Adelaide team that is now expected to be among the top contenders in the league.

Additionally, Big man Kai Sotto has declared for the NBA Draft, while Drmic returns to Adelaide in a welcome boost to the 36ers rotation.

Brisbane Bullets

Free agents

Jack Salt (Non Restricted), Tamuri Wigness (Non Restricted), Isaiah Moss (Restricted), Lamar Patterson (Restricted)

Contracted players

Harry Froling, Jason Cadee, Tyrell Harrison, Nathan Sobey, Kody Strattman, D.J. Mitchell, Tanner Krebs, Lual Diing (DP)

Returning from NBL22 starting five/projected starters

G:

G: Nathan Sobey

F:

F:

C:

Notes: The loss of Robert Franks to Adelaide is significant. Tyrell Harrison suffered an injury interrupted NBL22 but could slot into a starting big man role. Similarly, Jason Cadee could start, but the Bullets would be hoping to receive more out of the import guard spot that Isaiah Moss was never able to capitalise on.

Harry Froling heads back to Brisbane in what is likely a search for more consistent minutes. Depending on how the Bullets use their import slots, it's not out of the question Froling could start at the five.

Tom Digbeu may return, though he has declared for the NBA Draft.

Cairns Taipans

Free agents

Nate Jawai (Non Restricted), Jarrod Kenny (Non Restricted), Jordan Ngatai (Non Restricted), Stephen Zimmerman (Restricted)

Contracted players

Majok Deng, Mirko Djeric, Bul Kuol, Keanu Pinder, Tahjere McCall, Sam Waardenburg, Jonah Antonio

Returning from NBL22 starting five/projected starters

G: Tahjere McCall

G: Bul Kuol

F: Majok Deng

F: Keanu Pinder

C:

Notes: Retaining both Kuol and Pinder was an excellent start to the offseason for the Taipans, with both taking major leaps in NBL22.

Retaining McCall is massive for the Snakes. An elite defensive player, the Taipans now need to focus on further shooting to fill out the roster around the import star who was also asked to carry the offensive playmaking load last season.

Waardenburg was a hot commodity, with the sharpshooter a nice signing for the Taipans.

Illawarra Hawks

Free agents

Emmet Naar (Non Restricted), AJ Olgivy (Non Restricted), Duop Reath (Non Restricted), Isaac White (Non Restricted), Xavier Rathan-Mayes (Restricted)

Contracted players

Deng Deng, Sam Froling, Akoldah Gak, Dan Grida, Tyler Harvey, Alex Mudronja, Wani Swaka Lo Buluk

Starting five/projected starters

G: Tyler Harvey

G:

F: Wani Swaka Lo Buluk

F: Sam Froling

C:

Notes: Sam Froling and Tyler Harvey ensure two of the core starting group returns. The big question surrounds Duop Reath, with Brian Goorjian no longer in Illawarra after playing a key role in signing the Boomers Bronze medallist. Swaka Lo Buluk became an integral part of the Sydney Kings starting lineup, taking the primary offensive guard or forward throughout the season. Will be just 21 years old at the start of NBL23 and can be expected to be a high quality rotation piece and possible starter.

Melbourne United

Free agents

David Barlow (Non Restricted), Callum Dalton (Non Restricted), Dion Prewster (Non Restricted), Caleb Agada (Restricted)

Contracted players

Matthew Dellavedova, Chris Goulding, Shea Ili, Brad Newley, David Okwera, Mason Peatling, Jack White, Ariel Hukporti (NS), Zac Triplett (DP), Makuach Maluach

Returning from NBL22 starting five/projected starters

G: Matthew Dellavedova

G: Shea Ili

F: Chris Goulding

F: Jack White

C:

Notes: Jo Lual-Acuil is set to test international waters after a breakout season for United. Fortunately for Melbourne, Ariel Hukporti looks ready to slide into a starting role after opting against testing out the NBA draft. Adding another starting caliber big man seems an obvious play for Dean Vickerman's squad.

With Dellavedova, Ili and White all contracted, United will once again have an elite defence.

New Zealand Breakers

Free agents

Rasmus Bach (Non Restricted), Isaac Davidson (Non Restricted), Finn Delany (Non Restricted), Yannick Wetzell - released from contract, Jeremiah Martin - released from contract, Peyton Siva (Restricted)

Contracted players

Tom Abercrombie, Hugo Besson, Rob Loe, Sam Timmins (DP), Dan Fotu, William McDowell-White, Tom Vodanovich, Cam Gliddon, Rayan Rupert (Next Star), Izayah Le'Afa, Dererk Pardon

Returning from NBL22 starting five/projected starters

G:

G: Izayah Le'Afa

F: Tom Abercrombie

F:

C: Dererk Pardon

Notes: The Breakers locked in the starting five spot with Dererk Pardon, with the 25-year-old American being described as the team's number one target by head coach Mody Moar.

Securing the signature of McDowell-White was nice, with the 24-year-old beginning NBL22 in excellent form as a starter.

Tom Vodanovich returns home to play with the Breakers after a really impressive season with the championship winning Sydney team. As does Le'Afa from South East Melbourne. Joining him will be another veteran, with the underutilised Cam Gliddon a nice piece to provide outside shooting for the Breakers offence.

Perth Wildcats

Free agents

Matt Hodgson(Non Restricted), Jack Purchase (Non Restricted), Jesse Wagstaff (Non Restricted), Kevin White (Non Restricted), Michael Frazier (Restricted), Vic Law (Restricted)

Contracted players

Bryce Cotton, Majok Majok, Mitch Norton, Corey Shervill, Luke Travers, Oliver Hayes-Brown (DP), Kyle Zunic (DP), Todd Blanchfield, Corey Webster, Jesse Wagstaff

Returning from NBL22 starting five/projected starters

G: Bryce Cotton

G: Corey Webster

F:

F:

C: Majok Majok

Notes: Luke Travers has declared for the draft but could return to Perth if his name isn't called. Look for the Wildcats to hunt the signature of a big man after failing to acquire John Brown III late in NBL22.

Corey Webster returns to the NBL, this time with the Wildcats, who could use another ball handler in the back court alongside the wizardry of Bryce Cotton.

South East Melbourne Phoenix

Free agents

Tohi Smith-Milner (Non Restricted), Brandon Ashley (Restricted), Xavier Munford (Restricted), Zhou Qi (Special Restricted)

Contracted players

Mitch Creek, Ryan Broekhoff, Kyle Adnam, Dane Pineau, Reuben Te Rangi, Junior Madut, Gary Browne

Returning from NBL22 starting five/projected starters

G: Gary Browne

G:

F: Ryan Broekhoff

F: Mitch Creek

C:

Notes: With Mitch Creek deciding to stay, the Phoenix enter year four looking to return to the postseason. A healthy season for Ryan Broekhoff would help.

After John Roberson, Keifer Sykes and Xavier Munford, SEM once again make a change at the import point guard slot, with Gary Browne inking a deal with the team for NBL23.

Sydney Kings

Free agents

Xavier Cooks (Non Restricted), Matur Maker (Non Restricted), Jaylen Adams (Restricted), Jarell Martin (Restricted), Ian Clark (Restricted)

Contracted players

Biwali Bayles, Jaylin Galloway, Angus Glover, Jordan Hunter, Shaun Bruce, Dejan Vasiljevic, Kouat Noi, Jackson Makoi (DP)

Returning from NBL22 starting five/projected starters

G:

G: DJ Vasiljevic

F:

F: Xavier Cooks

C:

Notes: After just winning the championship, the Kings understood the challenge in front of them. The signing of Angus Glover was nice after an impressive season, though locking down Xavier Cooks and Dejan Vasiljevic on multi-year deals is huge.

Both Cooks and Vasiljevic are expected to draw interest overseas, so it remains to be seen if they return to the NBL for next season but for now at least, the Sydney starting line-up has some familiarity on paper.

Don't underestimate the signing of Kouat Noi after an injury interrupted run with the Cairns Taipans. Noi has humongous upside and could thrive under Chase Buford in the harbour city.

Tasmania JackJumpers

Free agents

Contracted players

Josh Magette, Jarred Bairstow, Matt Kenyon, Fabijan Krslovic, Will Magnay, Sam McDaniel, Jack McVeigh, Clint Steindl, Jarrad Weeks, Rashard Kelly, Sean McDonald (DP)

Returning from NBL22 starting five/projected starters

G: Josh Magette

G:

F: Jack McVeigh

F: Rashard Kelly

C: Will Magnay

Notes: Veteran point guard Josh Magette returns for a second season with the JackJumpers, while import pair Josh Adams and MiKyle McIntosh will move on. After an early adjustment period, Magette was the on-court leader and facilitator Scott Roth desired for the new franchise. He got better the longer the season went and should be able to build in NBL23. Rashard Kelly is set to replace McIntosh, with the versatile forward expected to slot straight into a starting role.