Basketball: Coronavirus ends Corey Webster's Chinese adventure, hopes for Breakers return

Star shooter Corey Webster could make an unlikely return to the NZ Breakers this season.

The Tall Blacks guard has returned home from China, after the national league was shut down due to ongoing health fears surrounding the coronavirus epidemic.

Webster left the Auckland-based Australian NBL club in December to take up a lucrative short-term deal with Zhejiang Guangsha.

But on Monday, Webster tweeted he was "on my way home" and later confirmed to Stuff that he would be back in New Zealand on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old believed he would not have to undergo a 14-day self-isolation imposed by the New Zealand Government. 

That would allow Webster to turn out for the Breakers in their final two regular-season games, with Stuff reporting the club had already inquired about reinstating their star guard. 

Since Webster's departure, the Breakers have won nine of 12 games, leaving them with a 13-13 record and an outside chance of making the four-team playoffs.

The club must win both - against the Brisbane Bullets and South East Melbourne Phoenix - and hope a couple of other results go their way.