Phoenix re-sign Stephens, opt against retaining Madgen, Trist

South East Melbourne Phoenix have re-signed guard Kendall Stephens for next NBL season but have decided against taking up options on veteran guard Ben Madgen and forward Daniel Trist.

The Australian born, US-raised Stephens had some promising games in his first NBL season but was hampered by ankle problems and has since had off-season surgery, which went well.

Kendall Stephens, right, in action for South East Melbourne Phoenix. Credit:Getty Images

“I think we’re all on the same page of reaching our goal, which is to get to the finals,” Stephens said.

“The culture and atmosphere at the Phoenix just makes it more exciting for next year.”

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