Dillon Boucher staying with NZ Breakers

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Breakers forward Dillon Boucher has re-signed with the back-to-back champions for another year.

With the Australian National Basketball League free agency opening today, Boucher put pen to paper on a one year deal, leaving the Breakers with just two local spots left open.

With Boucher now officially retained, the Breakers will turn their attention to negotiations with Leon Henry.

Tom Abercrombie holds the championship trophy aloft.
Tom Abercrombie holds the championship trophy aloft.
Rio Bruton shows his dad is number one after CJ collected the grand finals MVP award.
Rio Bruton shows his dad is number one after CJ collected the grand finals MVP award.
Alex Pledger shows off his championship ring.
Alex Pledger shows off his championship ring.
Cedric Jackson delivers the ball to centre Gary Wilkinson as Perth's Shawn Redhage attempts a block.
Cedric Jackson delivers the ball to centre Gary Wilkinson as Perth's Shawn Redhage attempts a block.
Dillon Boucher jumps for joy as the Breakers win their second straight Australian NBL title.
Dillon Boucher jumps for joy as the Breakers win their second straight Australian NBL title.
CJ Bruton of the Breakers ducks through the arms of Matt Knight and Brad Robbins of the Perth Wildcats.
CJ Bruton of the Breakers ducks through the arms of Matt Knight and Brad Robbins of the Perth Wildcats.
CJ Bruton gets the crowd going after hitting a three pointer in the grand finals decider.
CJ Bruton gets the crowd going after hitting a three pointer in the grand finals decider.
Dan Carter and Jerome Kaino show their support for the NZ Breakers.
Dan Carter and Jerome Kaino show their support for the NZ Breakers.
New Zealand Breakers' coach Andrej Lemanis with the ANBL championship trophy.
New Zealand Breakers' coach Andrej Lemanis with the ANBL championship trophy.
New Zealand Breakers' Dillon Boucher participates in the championship-winning tradition of cutting down the nets.
New Zealand Breakers' Dillon Boucher participates in the championship-winning tradition of cutting down the nets.
The New Zealand Breakers' celebrate their victory in the ANBL finals series.
The New Zealand Breakers' celebrate their victory in the ANBL finals series.
Breakers' guard Cedric Jackson takes the ball to the hoop in game three of ANBL finals series against the Perth Wildcats.
Breakers' guard Cedric Jackson takes the ball to the hoop in game three of ANBL finals series against the Perth Wildcats.
Breakers' Alex Pledger climbs high for a dunk.
Breakers' Alex Pledger climbs high for a dunk.
The New Zealand Breakers and the Perth Wildcats get involved in an altercation in game three of the ANBL finals series in Auckland.
The New Zealand Breakers and the Perth Wildcats get involved in an altercation in game three of the ANBL finals series in Auckland.
Breakers' forward Mika Vukona avoids the attention of Perth Wildcats' forward Shawn Redhage.
Breakers' forward Mika Vukona avoids the attention of Perth Wildcats' forward Shawn Redhage.
Breakers' guard CJ Bruton goes past Perth Wildcats' point guard Brad Robbins.
Breakers' guard CJ Bruton goes past Perth Wildcats' point guard Brad Robbins.
Breakers and Wildcats players get involved in an altercation.
Breakers and Wildcats players get involved in an altercation.
The crowd cheers as the Breakers take to the court during the third and deciding game of the ANBL finals series against the Perth Wildcats.
The crowd cheers as the Breakers take to the court during the third and deciding game of the ANBL finals series against the Perth Wildcats.
Leon Henry and Dillon Boucher of the Breakers look on from the bench during game two.
Leon Henry and Dillon Boucher of the Breakers look on from the bench during game two.
Shawn Redhage of the Wildcats celebrates with supporters at the end of the game during game two.
Shawn Redhage of the Wildcats celebrates with supporters at the end of the game during game two.
Breakers playing discuss tactics during a break in play of game two of the ANBL finals series in Perth.
Breakers playing discuss tactics during a break in play of game two of the ANBL finals series in Perth.
Kevin Lisch of the Wildcats and Cedric Jackson of the Breakers contest for a loose ball during game two.
Kevin Lisch of the Wildcats and Cedric Jackson of the Breakers contest for a loose ball during game two.
Breakers and Wildcats players get involved in an altercation.
Breakers and Wildcats players get involved in an altercation.
Breakers big man during game two of the ANBL finals series in Perth.
Breakers big man during game two of the ANBL finals series in Perth.
 Leon Henry of the Breakers lays-up against Matt Knight of the Wildcats during game two.
Leon Henry of the Breakers lays-up against Matt Knight of the Wildcats during game two.
Cedric Jackson gets amongst the front-row fans after making a basket and being fouled.
Cedric Jackson gets amongst the front-row fans after making a basket and being fouled.
Mika Vukona looks to score down low under pressure from Luke Nevill.
Mika Vukona looks to score down low under pressure from Luke Nevill.
Small forward Leon Henry defends Perth's Cameron Tovey.
Small forward Leon Henry defends Perth's Cameron Tovey.
Tom Abercrombie gingerly runs onto the court during player intros.
Tom Abercrombie gingerly runs onto the court during player intros.
Gary Wilkinson gets the Breakers fired-up pre-game.
Gary Wilkinson gets the Breakers fired-up pre-game.
Dillon Boucher celebrates the Breakers win over Perth Wildcats in game one of the ANBL finals series.
Dillon Boucher celebrates the Breakers win over Perth Wildcats in game one of the ANBL finals series.
Leon Henry of the Breakers lays the ball up over Luke Nevill of the Perth Wildcats in game one of the ANBL finals series.
Leon Henry of the Breakers lays the ball up over Luke Nevill of the Perth Wildcats in game one of the ANBL finals series.
Alex Pledger of the Breakers battles with two Perth Wildcats players for the ball in game one of the ANBL finals series.
Alex Pledger of the Breakers battles with two Perth Wildcats players for the ball in game one of the ANBL finals series.
Breakers guard CJ Bruton on the ball.
Breakers guard CJ Bruton on the ball.
Breakers centre Gary Wilkinson drives into Perth Wildcats centre Luke Nevill in game one of the ANBL finals series.
Breakers centre Gary Wilkinson drives into Perth Wildcats centre Luke Nevill in game one of the ANBL finals series.
Tom Abercrombie is treated on the floor while team-mates go after the referee.
Tom Abercrombie is treated on the floor while team-mates go after the referee.
Tom Abercrombie lies on the court in agony after severely straining ligaments in his left ankle.
Tom Abercrombie lies on the court in agony after severely straining ligaments in his left ankle.
The moment before Tom Abercrombie was taken out by Townsville's Peter Crawford on a breakaway dunk.
The moment before Tom Abercrombie was taken out by Townsville's Peter Crawford on a breakaway dunk.
CJ Bruton raises his arms after a crucial fourth quarter three-pointer in the game three win.
CJ Bruton raises his arms after a crucial fourth quarter three-pointer in the game three win.
Cedric Jackson hits the hardwood to grab possession for the Breakers.
Cedric Jackson hits the hardwood to grab possession for the Breakers.
MAKE OR BREAK: The Breakers are getting ready for a do-or-die match against Perth tonight.
MAKE OR BREAK: The Breakers are getting ready for a do-or-die match against Perth tonight.
The Breakers celebrate after winning game two of the NBL Finals series against the Townsville Crocodiles.
The Breakers celebrate after winning game two of the NBL Finals series against the Townsville Crocodiles.
Eddie Gill of the Crocodiles passes the ball past Tom Abercrombie of the Breakers during game two.
Eddie Gill of the Crocodiles passes the ball past Tom Abercrombie of the Breakers during game two.
Russell Hinder of the Crocodiles looks dejected in game two of the NBL Finals series against the New Zealand Breakers.
Russell Hinder of the Crocodiles looks dejected in game two of the NBL Finals series against the New Zealand Breakers.
Dillon Boucher of the Breakers drives past Jacob Holmes of the Crocodiles during game two.
Dillon Boucher of the Breakers drives past Jacob Holmes of the Crocodiles during game two.
Dillon Boucher of the Breakers makes a lay-up during game two.
Dillon Boucher of the Breakers makes a lay-up during game two.
Michael Cedar of the Crocodiles attempts a jump shot over Cedric Jackson of the Breakers during game two.
Michael Cedar of the Crocodiles attempts a jump shot over Cedric Jackson of the Breakers during game two.
Mika Vukona of the Breakers drives past Todd Blanchfield of the Crocodiles during game two.
Mika Vukona of the Breakers drives past Todd Blanchfield of the Crocodiles during game two.
Breakers forward Thomas Abercrombie keeps the ball in play.
Breakers forward Thomas Abercrombie keeps the ball in play.
Breakers head coach Andrej Lemanis talks to his players.
Breakers head coach Andrej Lemanis talks to his players.
Breakers forward Dillon Boucher scoots around Townsville Crocs forward Jacob Holmes.
Breakers forward Dillon Boucher scoots around Townsville Crocs forward Jacob Holmes.
High-fives for the Breakers in the NZ Breakers.
High-fives for the Breakers in the NZ Breakers.
Breakers guard Cedric Jackson scoots around Townsville Crocs point guard Eddie Gill.
Breakers guard Cedric Jackson scoots around Townsville Crocs point guard Eddie Gill.
Breakers forward Thomas Abercrombie charges into Townsville Crocs forward Todd Blanchfield.
Breakers forward Thomas Abercrombie charges into Townsville Crocs forward Todd Blanchfield.
Breakers forward Dillon Boucher battles with Townsville Crocs forward Peter Crawford.
Breakers forward Dillon Boucher battles with Townsville Crocs forward Peter Crawford.
Breakers forward Dillon Boucher on the fast break chased by Townsville Crocs guard Michael Cedar.
Breakers forward Dillon Boucher on the fast break chased by Townsville Crocs guard Michael Cedar.
Breakers guard Cedric Jackson passes under pressure from Townsville Crocs centre Luke Schenscher.
Breakers guard Cedric Jackson passes under pressure from Townsville Crocs centre Luke Schenscher.

While Henry can now be approached by other clubs, Breakers general manager Richard Clarke confirmed they were discussing a return with him and his agent.

Clarke also said the final local roster spot would likely go to a guard, with several Kiwi players in contention.

"There are some quality local players in the mix for the final roster position, Josh Bloxham is coming off a good season for us and has the opportunity to impress for Nelson, and Jarrod Kenny also spent time with us over the season and is performing well for Hawkes Bay. 

PEN TO PAPER: Dillon Boucher has re-signed with the Breakers.
PEN TO PAPER: Dillon Boucher has re-signed with the Breakers.

"Lindsay Tait is as impressive as ever, and Corey Webster will also come back into the equation," said Clarke.

The Breakers are also in negotiations with star import pairing Gary Wilkinson and Cedric Jackson, although Wilkinson would have to accept a different role with Alex Pledger's playing time set to increase while Jackson is testing the NBA waters.

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