Former NZ Breakers star Akil Mitchell has signed a contract with the Brooklyn Nets.
President Trump has alienated American sports elite with a social media post.
Coach Paul Henare is happy with his team's progress heading into the new NBL season.
The Kiwi is currently on a four-year NZ $140m deal as the new NBA season nears.
Head coach Paul Henare has been impressed by the early signs from his squad.
Ngatai will round out the Breakers 11-man roster for the 2017-18 NBL season.
The New Zealand side has failed to South Korea in the bronze medal match at the Asia Cup.
The former Tall Black will become the first Kiwi to ever be inducted.