The majority of Southland's title-winning team indicate they want to return to defend their crown.
The Southland Sharks beat the Wellington Saints to be crowned NBL champions after a tense final in capital.
The Wellington Saints beat the Nelson Giants 97-85 to progress to the NBL final against the Southland Sharks.
The Southland Sharks crusied into the NBL final after a comfortable 95-80 semifinal win over Super City Rangers.
Unsung hero and captain Damien Ekenasio will be a key player for the Wellington Saints' NBL Final Four push.