South East Melbourne Phoenix terminates Devin Thomas’ contract, code of conduct, what did he do, news

South East Melbourne Phoenix has terminated the contract with import player Devin Thomas with immediate effect, citing “several breaches of contract and breaches of the Phoenix Code of Conduct”.

Thomas came to Phoenix this season after playing professionally in Estonia, Turkey and Israel, among others.

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It is believed that the Pennsylvania-born big man did not indulge in Phoenix’s club culture upon his arrival in Australia, leaving the club with no choice but to move in a different direction.

Thomas’ time with Phoenix was also hampered by having to be quarantined after being in contact with a Covid-19 case en route from Sydney to Melbourne.

He leaves Phoenix without having played an NBL match.

Devon Thomas' contract was terminated after several breaches of the contract and the Phoenix Code of Conduct.  Photo: @SEMelbPhoenix
Devon Thomas’ contract was terminated after several breaches of the contract and the Phoenix Code of Conduct. Photo: @SEMelbPhoenixSource: Twitter

Thomas’ exit paves the way for Phoenix to enter the market, with Dante Exum tipped to be on the club’s radar.

Exum, a member of the Boomers’ bronze medal-winning squad in Tokyo, has a contract with FC Barcelona, ​​after giving up the NBA’s Houston Rockets in October.

The Melbourne-born guard was an integral part of the Utah Jazz’s line-up after being selected in the first round of the 2014 draft, but his recent career has been plagued by injuries.

He has never played in the NBL before.

Phoenix declined to comment further on Thomas’ exit from the club.

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