Melbourne United and Casey Prather have agreed to mutually terminate the second season of his agreement.
The 29-year-old forward joined the club in 2017 and played a big part in Melbourne United’s maiden Championship, his third consecutive NBL title.
Prather, known for his elite athleticism and crowd-stunning highlights, quickly became a fan favourite.
However, due to the unprecedented turn of events over the past year and changes to league operating rules, both parties have agreed to head in a different direction.
“Casey is a fantastic player and an even better person, we have loved having him here at Melbourne United,” Melbourne United CEO Vince Crivelli said.
“However we, like everyone, are having to adjust to new conditions and as such some of our plans that were in place required reassessment.”
“New rules, such as salary cap changes and a different limit of imported players on each team, resulted in both parties agreeing that this was in everyone’s best interest.”
“We will long celebrate Casey’s achievements both for our club and more broadly here in the league for years to come and we support Casey with his next career move.”