The Westports Malaysia Dragons were looking forward to start the new ABL season spearheaded by their World Import and NBA veteran, Solomon Jones. However, due to unfortunate circumstances both sides have reached an agreement regarding the termination of his contract on undisclosed terms following his return to the States.
Dragons’ Assistant General Manager Shoghi Gan said, “We are saddened at the unfortunate news of his grandfather’s passing.”
After a brief pause, he continued, “We understand his situation as [Solomon] isn’t in the right state of mind to return to play for us at this point of time.”
Gan also confirmed that the team’s decision had no bearing on Jones’ pre-season physique. The 6’10” big man had been training with the team since his arrival.
The Westports Malaysia Dragons are now down one world import and will have to race against the clock to submit their roster for this Saturday’s game against Mono Vampire Basketball Club.
“It does put us in a tough position in replacing an import of his caliber.” says Gan. “But really nothing can compare to the sorrow caused by a passing of a family member.”
“We offer our deepest condolences to Jones and his family,” Gan adds.
The Dragons will be opening this season with an away game against Mono Vampire Basketball Club on the November 25th. They will then play their home opener on the 29th of November against Chongson Kung Fu Basketball Club.