NBL: New Zealand Breakers, Brisbane Bullets make roster moves

The morning after the inaugural NBL Cup came to an end, two teams decided to make significant changes to their respective rosters.

New Zealand Breakers parted ways with import wing Lamar Patterson, with the team then signing Levi Randolph to fill that vacant position.

Randolph, a 6'6 wing who last played in the NBA G-League, signed a two-year deal, with a team option on the second season.

Over in Brisbane, the Bullets parted ways with import guard Orlando Johnson.

Patterson then signed with the Bullets, sources said, filling the vacant spot left by Johnson and rejoining the team he excelled at from 2018 to 2020.

At the end of February, Patterson was ruled out for four-to-six weeks with a mild MCL strain. Sources say he's coming toward the end of his rehabilitation from that injury.

Sportando was first to report Patterson's departure from New Zealand.

Johnson averaged 6.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game during his time with the Bullets, and the team began to look for his potential replacement as early as the middle of February, sources said.

Randolph, 28, averaged 13.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game with the G-League's Canton Charge, shooting an impressive 42.4 percent from behind the three-point line.

Patterson, who was named on the last two All-NBL First Teams, averaged just 10.8 points and 3.7 rebounds per game, over six contests.

The next game scheduled for both teams is a Round 10 matchup against each other on Saturday, March 20.