Glen Rice Jr's NBL era ends with Breakers' immediate termination

Glen Rice Jr's stint in the NBL this season has been cut short by the New Zealand Breakers, who made an official announcement, confirming Rice's contract has been terminated, effective immediately.

Rice Jr had breached his bail conditions and was picked up by police on Sunday night. He has been granted bail again, and will reappear in court --following Monday morning's attendance at the Auckland District Court-- for his original scheduled hearing on 10 February.

He was on indefinite suspension by the team earlier after an alleged assault incident, and had only just received clearance to play last week, via Basketball Australia.

"The club will continue to assist Mr Rice with his personal struggles until he is freely able to return home to his family in the United States," the club's release read.

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The forward ultimately suited up for the Breakers in three games, averaging 25 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 25.3 minutes, and a career-high 30 point performance in his last appearance against the Cairns Taipans last Friday.

The release also clarified that Rice Jr joined the team as an injury replacement, and Scotty Hopson's return had meant that he would not be playing, regardless of his status following this news. The 3-9 Breakers will play against the Brisbane Bullets on Monday night at home, at Spark Arena.