MANILA, Philippines – Kai Sotto will not be around when the Adelaide 36ers visit the New Zealand Breakers in Auckland on Sunday, November 20.
Sotto will sit out their National Basketball League clash against the Breakers due to visa complications, the team announced on Saturday, November 19.
The 36ers said Sotto returned to Adelaide following their 91-86 road win against the Melbourne United last Thursday, November 17, after the club “exhausted all options to get approval for him to travel to New Zealand.”
Without the 7-foot-3 big man, the 36ers will try to pull off an upset against a Breakers side that sits at second place in the NBL standings with a 7-3 card.
Only defending champions Sydney Kings have a better record than the Breakers with a 7-2 slate.
The 36ers, meanwhile, are at sixth place with an even 4-4 record.
Sotto averages 5 points and 4.3 rebounds through eight games this season.
He will return to action when the 36ers play their third straight road game against the Perth Wildcats on November 24. – Rappler.com