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B.A.M! Melbourne United has retained two important pieces and added a former AFLer to a roster already boasting Rio Olympians Dave Andersen and Chris Goulding, and NBL championship-winner Tai Wesley.
Confirming Boone, Adnam and Moller, United also still has a further two imports to sign and if one of them is Casper Ware, the club certainly firms into its customary front-runner status.
Josh Boone (below) was Melbourne's late-season replacement for the injured Devin Williams and a considerably better player, a boards banger with serious intent.
He averaged 10.1 ppg at 60 per cent, with 9.3 rebounds and also furnished the club with a solid citizen.
Kyle Adnam is a fan favourite and has signed on for two more years. He managed just nine minutes last season but hit 3.6ppg and dished 1.2 apg, often bringing fans from their seats with his wicked passing.
Dean Vickerman's appointment as head coach has meant a further career lifeline for former Fremantle Dockers ruckman Craig Moller, 22 and 202cm.
Moller languished somewhat in the Sydney Kings' system and clearly made a greater impression on Vickerman, who was assisting there last season, than on head coach Andrew Gaze.
He had some terrific moments but also only saw less than nine minutes of daylight a game, averaging 3.3ppg at 48 per cent, and 2.3 rpg.
“He (Vickerman) was one of the big influences to get me down here, obviously working together all last season, I really enjoy the way he coaches,” Moller said.
Ware is the big fish United again is trying to land, once more assembling a quality roster, and this time with a genuine coaching Dean in charge.