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Earlier this year

SEM signing Yanni Wetzell exercises Euro out

that didn't last long.

South East Melbourne Phoenix were informed overnight that Yanni Wetzell would be exercising his European out clause and he will now be released from his contract with the club.

"Although we are disappointed that Yanni will not be with us for next season we are happy for him personally and will continue to support his journey from afar," Phoenix CEO Tommy Greer said.


“In our short history, the Phoenix have always prioritised player development and pathways and will continue to support players in furthering their careers.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Lol

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Huge kick in the balls for SEM. To give a player an out clause this deep into the off-season is pretty irresponsible. Now all of the potential realistic big men options are off the table. They'll have to compete for the services of mediocre guys like Pledger, Ogilvy, Jois, Vukona, Andersen, Vodanovich, Tohi-Milner etc with the likes of Perth, Cairns, Melbourne, etc. I guess we know why the Breakers didn't sign him after he had trained with them earlier this summer.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Where did he sign i wonder..

So many players I thought we'd see come home but doesn’t look like it.

W.Mcdowell-White - ?
M.Kenyon - ?
V.Jois - ?
I.Fotu - Italy
N.Kay - Spain
M.Maker - ?
J.Bolden - ?
Y.Wetzell -
B.Motum - Turkey
M.Mathiang - Slovenia
A.Brandt - Japan
J.Landale - ?
D.Reath - Serbia
J.Salt - Injured

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

All these teams needing post players and none are available.

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Cornholio  
Earlier this year

4 months ( maybe more) until season starts so adequate time to replace him.

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ASternWarning  
Earlier this year

So Yanni is signing in NZ after all, aka "Europe" ;)

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Ha the old CJ Bruton out clause.

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King  
Earlier this year

Lol hahaha

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King  
Earlier this year

Adelaide are gonna kill teams on the boards this year. No team has the bigs to match up with them yet.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

""we are happy for him personally and will continue to support his journey from afar," Phoenix CEO Tommy Greer said. "

Don't think this will be happening now!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hard to tell when teams not complete

Johnson and Humphries
Magnay and Hodgson
Delany and
Creek and
Mooney and
Bairstow and
Cooks and
Deng and
Barlow and

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

" So Yanni is signing in NZ after all, aka "Europe" ;)"

Any source?

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Sourbroker  
Earlier this year

Dog move. Who's his agent?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The pay packet is more than likely triple or more. Take the money while it's available.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yeah everyone jumping on the guy cos clearly he will earn more over there. Take the money and run kid. SEMP won't make the finals again.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Don't sign in the first place. Simple.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ha ha egg of face of SEM

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Lovebroker  
Earlier this year

Why is it a dog move?

Both parties agreed to the terms.

Both know this is a possibility.

The player is allowed to choose what is best for them.

And it's better doing it very early on rather than preseason (Hugh Greenwood) or in the season (Perrin Burford).

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Just three weeks after putting pen to paper with the Phoenix, Wetzell has exercised the Euro out-clause in his contract to sign with a team from the German BBL.

This is a definite bummer for South East Melbourne but it was always the risk in signing the talented Kiwi. Wetzell's a high-level talent so an out-clause like this (which, incidentally, was about to expire) was a non-negotiable for his management and with the 24-year-old possessing a European passport, a lucrative offer from that part of the world was always a possibility.


https://nbl.com.au/news/free-agency-analysis-yanni-wetzell-released-by-sem-phoenix

The Pretzel's not pulling a CJ stunt at least.

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Isaac  
Earlier this year

Santamaria:

For the Phoenix, his departure is definitely a disappointment. But with the start of NBL21 so far away - and with some key pieces still to be added – they have the ability to pivot out of this without too much trouble.

Will their direct replacement be as good as Wetzell? No, probably not. But, with the coin they'll save in the process, they’ll be able to throw some extra cash at the recruitment of their imports, sliding them into a slightly higher bracket for one or both of those guys. That’s definitely the silver lining for them here.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

amare stoudemire would be perfect

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Amare can bring his wheel chair to collect his pension!

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Sourbroker  
Earlier this year

Wouldn't expect you to understand ethics Lovey.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

is this embarrassing for Short & Greer? seems odd to have him signed and release in such a quick turn around.

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Cornholio  
Earlier this year

Can someone refresh my memory in regards to China Moneke signing and then departing,..

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Sourbroker  
Earlier this year

He's Nigerian.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Nigerian and also just signed a contract with the promoted French team in there top division. Nbl money isn't bringing him back.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"is this embarrassing for Short & Greer?" No why should it be. Do they pick the players? Surely if you didn't have the EU out clause he wouldn't have signed in the 1st place.

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PyroCross  
Earlier this year

Hear Yanni's off to Germany.

I wouldn't be surprised at a Mika Vukona signing actually, especially with the Flavell connection.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Surely he's too cooked.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

A pro baller only has so many years to earn money in his career. Nothing wrong with this move

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

There is when he's past it. Those selecting him should know that too. I have admired Vulona for a long time and he is a shadow of his former self. Perhaps it's where he last played?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

MHP Riesen in div 1 German league, has euro passport so always helps.

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