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Tigers sack import Braswell

Melbourne Tigers have sacked import point guard Kevin Braswell, just a day after their first win of the NBL season.

The Tigers, now 1-4 [win-loss], lost patience with the 33 year old point guard's persistent knee problems which have led to some unflattering performances this season.

Braswell averaged 10 points and five assists in the Tigers' first five games and had just eight points and six assists in the team's 91-66 win over bottom-side Townsville on Sunday.

Persistent injuries meant the former New Zealand Breakers championship winner was never able to show his full abilities, even though he arrived early for pre-season training with the club.

On the other hand, rookie point guard Nate Tomlinson shown solid form in the past couple of matches after a shaky start to the season.

The Tigers are believed to have a replacement player ready to join the side for their clash against Adelaide at Hisense Arena on Friday night.

But the club could also add a new import to take Braswell's place permanently.

The Tigers are expected to formally announce the move this afternoon.