The Canberra Capitals could add an international recruit to their roster as soon as the end of the week to bolster their hopes of making a WNBL finals comeback this year.
The Capitals are in the final stages of contract negotiations to fill the last two spots in their squad for the WNBL campaign, with coach Paul Goriss targeting overseas talent to add depth to a new-look team.
The final pieces of the puzzle are expected to be in place by the end of next week, giving Goriss a chance to start plotting the Capitals' return to the play-offs for the first time since the 2010-11 grand final.
The excitement of some big-name recruits has been tempered by injury, with Marianna Tolo (knee), Kelsey Griffin (ankle) and Kristy Wallace (knee) all having their pre-seasons interrupted.
WNBA draftee Wallace arrived in Canberra this week to start working at the AIS after having a knee reconstruction in March.