JASON Brickman is now free to sign with San Miguel Alab Pilipinas or any other ABL team for that matter after Mono Vampire formally granted his release on Tuesday.
The Fil-Am guard's wish to be released by Mono was granted after the Thai side signed former PBA Best Import Romeo Travis as their a World Import.
Mono Vampire released an official statement that read: "After finishing the ABL game on January 23, 2019, Jason Brickman met the team's board and announced his intention to move out of the club. The team has exercised all means, however, Jason still insists on moving out of the team and the club must respect the decision of the athlete."
Had Mono not signed Brickman's release papers, he will not be able to link up with other ABL teams which could potentially seek his services, much like what happened to Joshua Munzon with Westports Malaysia Dragons back in 2016.
Brickman, 27, is set to see action with Mighty Sports in the 2019 Dubai International Basketball Championship.
He has indicated that he's focused on entering the next PBA Rookie Draft, though ruled out the possibility of playing in the upcoming 2019 PBA D-League season.
Alab coach Jimmy Alapag, though, said that he is yet to discuss the possible signing with team owner Charlie Dy with the defending champions set to take on the Zhuhai Wolf Warriors on Tuesday night.
San Miguel Alab Pilipinas can add Brickman as a local player thanks to the relaxed ABL ruling enforced this season, while other countries can sign him up as one of their three World Imports.
Meanwhile, Travis will be a big boost to the flailing chances of Mono Vampire, which sits at 2-11, as he joins Mike Singletary and Malcolm White in the Thai squad.