The New Zealand Breakers have reportedly called upon their fifth import in a testing ANBL season.

According to respected European basketball reporter David Pick, the Breakers have signed American point guard Kevin Dillard as a replacement for David Stockton.

Dillard would be the team's third point guard this season, after an early injury to inital import Ben Woodside.

The 27 year old has a well-travelled resume similar to that of recent recruit Paul Carter, having played in Italy, Latvia, France, Greece, Belgium and Turkey.


His most recent stint was with Turkish side Pinar Karsiyaka, where he averaged 10 points, 2.7 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game, shooting 42% from the field and 46% from deep.

Throughout his career, the 6'0" Dillard profiles as an above-average three-point shooter, and reliable at the free-throw line.

Dillard's arrival would force Stockton out, with Carter and Akil Mitchell filling out the other import spots on the roster.

If Stockton is to be replaced, it would be a relatively recent decision.

The diminutive ball-handler aggravated a back injury in a game against Sydney Kings, but initially was set to make the trip to Cairns for tomorrow's clash with the Taipans.

"The initial response after the Sydney game was he could be a couple of weeks," Breakers coach Paul Henare said earlier this week.

"He seems to have freed up this week, and he got through training OK today. We'll take him up there and see how he goes."

Stockton averaged nine points and 4.3 assists per game on 38 percent shooting in nine games for the Breakers.

Earlier today, Corey Webster was ruled out for the season after deciding to undergo surgery, while Woodside (longterm) and Tom Abercrombie (2-3 weeks) are also sidelined.