With the 2018 VBA Draft out of the way, the free agent period has started in Vietnam.

The Cantho Catfish were the first team to announce a signing, picking up swingman Phạm Duy Hậu on Friday. Duy Hậu started in 12 games for the Saigon Heat in 2017, earning a place on the Heat’s protected list going into the 2018 draft.

However, the 2 sides couldn’t come to a contract agreement, freeing him up to be courted by the Catfish. His signing is the second high-profile addition this offseason for last season’s runners up.