Perth Wildcats dump American import Jaron Johnson after just three games

Jaron Johnson has been re-signed by the Perth Wildcats. Picture:  Chris Hyde/Getty Images
Jaron Johnson has been re-signed by the Perth Wildcats. Picture: Chris Hyde/Getty Images

THE Perth Wildcats have released American guard Jaron Johnson after just three matches in what the club has called a strategic move to improve roster balance.

“What makes the decision even harder is that Jaron is a great person, popular with his teammates and our fans,” Wildcats head coach Trevor Gleeson said.

“However, we believe for us to challenge for the championship this season, we need to make this move.

“While Jaron is a very good player, we don’t believe he is the right piece of the puzzle for this team.”

The club is plans to have a replacement ready for its round three double-header, which begins on Friday night at Perth Arena against the Illawarra Hawks.