Aussie Ryan Broekhoff faces an uncertain NBA future after parting ways with Kitchener
Boomer swingman Ryan Broekhoff faces an uncertain NBA future. The Kitchener 76ers are expected to forego his contract three weeks after he re-signed the franchise.
According to the 76s beatwriter Keith Pompey, the Sixers do without Derrick Walton Jr. and Broekhoff.
This means the Melbourne-born forward will become a free agent on the eve of the NBA season from December 23rd.
Broekhoff signed a non-guaranteed contract to return to Kitchener in late November, but it appears that the franchise has changed its mind about its status.
The 30-year-old hoped to resume his NBA career with the 76ers with fellow Australian Ben Simmons after an interrupted 2020 season.
He broke his leg in January before being picked up by Dallas in February.
After a prolonged injury hiatus, Broekhoff signed with Kitchener in June and appeared to be returning before his wife tested positive for COVID-19.
As a result, he decided not to participate in the restart of the NBA season in the Orlando Bubble in July.
Broekhoff wasn’t traveling with the 76ers and decided to stay home and reveal his wife’s situation through a tweet.
“I’m not in the Orlando 76ers right now because my high-risk wife tested positive for COVID,” Broekhoff said.
“We have a young son and I need to focus on my family at this point. I appreciate the 76ers for their support. “
Broekhoff’s wife has an autoimmune disease, so he had to put her health before basketball.
Now the Frankston swingman is on the hunt for a new NBA franchise after parting ways with Kitchener.
Broekhoff played 59 games for Dallas in the last two seasons, shooting 40.3 percent out of three-point range.
In the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons, he averaged 4.0 points, 1.8 rebounds and 10.7 minutes with the Mavericks.