Pledger, 31, averaged 6 points and 5 rebounds final deteriorate during New Zealand Breakers, personification about 15 mins off a bench.
The 213cm Tall Blacks general played underneath United manager Dean Vickerman during his army during a Breakers.
“Everybody has a unequivocally loyal centre on their organisation in a joining this year and he’s a loyal 7-footer,” Vickerman said.
“He’s a high-level defender, has a plain post diversion and positively creates a participation on a descent play as well.
“He’s been around this diversion prolonged adequate now that he positively adds a lot of championship knowledge to this group.”
Pledger will accelerate a depleted United front justice following a departures of Tai Wesley and Majok Majok to New Zealand.
Pledger could form a challenging partnership in a paint with United carefree of maintaining NBL resilient appurtenance Josh Boone subsequent season.
The no-frills large male boasts 9 years in a joining and many recently helped New Zealand bind a bronze award during a Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
“I’m kind of an old-school large man who likes to brew it adult in a paint and do many of my work around a basket,” Pledger said.
“I’m not one of a guys who’ll be out there sharpened threes, though I’ll be in there doing a unwashed work inside during both ends of a court.”
Pledger hopes a pierce to Melbourne will energise his career and yield a height for him to serve raise his care qualities.
“I’m not a open duck anymore, I’ve got some miles on my legs and played in some large games so bringing that knowledge to hopefully make a run for back-to-back championships for Melbourne United is a plea I’m unequivocally vehement about,” Pledger said.
Melbourne has 4 rosters spots left to fill, including a 3 imports.
Pledger joins United captain Chris Goulding, Pete Hooley, Toni Smith-Milner, David Barlow, Craig Moller and Daniel Trist as engaged players for a 2018-19 NBL season.