The chance to rest and recuperate has been a huge draw card for Alex Pledger in his latest career move.

Pledger has chosen to sit out the Tall Blacks Olympic qualifying tournament in July, instead focusing on getting his body and mind right for the next Breakers season.

Pledger says with his injuries, he hasn't been able to concentrate on the fundamentals and basics of his position.

He says he wants to be able to get them back which he realistically wouldn't be able to do when away with the Tall Blacks.

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Pledger says last season was especially frustrating for him with injuries, and he doesn't want a repeat of it next season.