New Zealand have been drawn against Greece and Slovenia for their last-chance qualifying tournament.
Josh Giddey, 21, didn't comment over allegations of the relationship.
Auckland-born midfielder Ben Old will stay in Wellington at least another three years.
Last season's beaten finalists are now two frontline players down and desperately in need of reinforcements.
The Kiwi outfit are still waiting to record consecutive victories to start their new campaign.
The Australian Boomer will be out for at least six weeks.
The Auckland side picked up their first away win of the new season.
Import Parker Jackson-Cartwright is playing with a chip on his shoulder.
The Auckland ANBL franchise was exiled in Tasmania for two seasons during the pandemic.
The online poll proved a landslide victory for the pūteketeke, thanks to some US intervention.
The Kiwi side have already lost six games this season to sit ninth on the ladder.
Memphis have made a woeful start to the new NBA season without their starting centre.
The electric guard could not create a clean shot to topple the two-time defending ANBL champions.
Last season's runners-up have now fallen to 2-5 for the new season.
The hosts were on fire from the field, breaking their run of four straight defeats.
The power forward was helped off the court with a leg injury in the final quarter at Spark Arena.
"My family is in shelters, my friends are at war."
Steven Adams will undergo surgery on his troublesome right knee, ruling him out of the team's 2023/24 campaign.
The Auckland team had just returned from two games against NBA opposition.
The Breakers have fallen to another heavy defeat during their whistlestop American tour.