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<  Yi Jianlian and other Asian NBA players  ~  Possible NBA Players That Will Join CBA Next Season

pryuen
Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:36 am Reply with quote
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The new CBA season will start in mid November.

Given the current lock-out of NBA, but retricted with the new CBA stipulation that no current NBA players still on contract are allowed to register, and that they have to commit to play an entire season for the CBA team they sign, it is interesting to keep track of WHO will be willing to come to play in CBA.

This will be a dedicated thread to follow/track WHO are currently on the radars of the CBA teams.
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pryuen
Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:50 am Reply with quote
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Zhejiang Guangsha Lions had used up their expat quota by signing Wilson Chandler of Denver Nuggets and Earl Clark of Orlando Magic.

They had also added a second Taiwanese player on top of Lin Chih-chieh to their roster: Wu Tai-hao.

And they did not sign any expat guards, and they recalled Jin Lipeng from Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank, and promoted their U19 national team point guard Wang Zirui to the senior team. Hopefully, Wang Zirui can be given ample of play minutes to grow and develop and accumulate experience.

Their head coach Wang Fei had resigned due to personal health reason, and was replaced by Jim Cleamons, former head coach of Dallas Mavericks and long-time assistant coach of Chicago Bulls and LA Lakers under Phil Jackson.


So it seems like they maybe the team to watch in the new CBA season.
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pryuen
Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:14 am Reply with quote
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Beijing Capital Steel Ducks is another CBA team that had already used up their expat quota.

They've extended the contract of their centre/power forward Randolph Morris who used to play New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks.

They had also lured Stephon Marbury away from his previous team in Foshan.

They are now trying to sign Chang Lin who previously played for Long Beach State 49ers in NCAA, but might face severe competition from other teams, including Yao ming's Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks.

They also plan (but not decided yet) to promote their U19 national team star, Zhai Xiaochuan to the senior team

They have yet to extend the contract for their Taiwanese guard Lee Hsueh-lin. It's expected that they will continue their contract negotiation after the 2011 FIBA Asian Championship.
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pryuen
Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:38 am Reply with quote
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Shandong Kingston had also sort of nailed down 2 expat players, but had yet to sign contracts. But it could be just a matter of time, as both players had joined them previously on trial and exhibition games in August.

The first one is Alan Anderson, a former NBA guard who played for Charlotte Bobcats for 2 to 3 seasons back in 2005 ~ 2007. Alan Anderson then left NBA to play in Italy, Russia, Serbia, Israel and his last club was Spanish League club Regal FC Barcelona, the 2009-2010 Euroleague champion. He was voted MVP of the 2010-2011-Spanish Cup. Alan Anderson was a key player in the Spanish Cup final, chalking up 19 points in the win.

The second one is Othello Hunter, who also used to play in NBA for Atlanta Hawks during 2008 ~ 2010; after he was waived from Atlanta Hawks in early 2010, he went to play in Greece and Italy.

As for local players, Shandong Kingston plan to focus on the development of their young players; they plan to promote 3 to 4 of their U19 national team members Xu Tao, Wu Ke, Tao Hanlin and Li Jingyu to the senior team.
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pryuen
Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:07 am Reply with quote
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Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers is another team with BIG ambition.

After failing to dethrone Guangdong Dongguan Bank Hongyuan Tigers for 3 consecutive seasons, they lured away national team coach Bob Donewald Jr. from Yao Ming's Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks to become their head coach in the new season. Their former head coach Jiang Qingquan had been promoted to be senior consultant for the team.

They had retained the service of Quincy Douby, but had ended their employment with James Singleton who opted to return to USA after his harsh criticism about CBA and coaching methods of Jiang Qingquan.

They had previously contacted Wilson Chandler and Josh Powell who all signed with other CBA teams.

They are also interested in Carl Landry, but negotiation broke down as Carl Landry inisted the opt-out clause that he could return to NBA once the lockout is resolved.


The latest news is that Xinjiang Guanghui had placed Thaddeus Young of the Philadelphia 76ers an offer up to US$ 2.2 Million, but had yet to get response from Young.

On local players, Mengke Bateer continued to play for yet another season. Zhang Qingpeng, meanwhile, left to return to Liaoning after a disappointing season.

Xinjiang Guanghui is still eager to sign up Tang Zhendong to replace Mengke Bateer, but things had not been smooth as the Jiangsu Provincial Sport Bureau is not willing to release Tang Zhendong.
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pryuen
Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:05 am Reply with quote
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It was announced today that Josh Powell of LA Lakers will join Liaoning in the next season.

The Liaoning team had lost their sponsor Panpan Group who chose to withdraw from continuing sponsoring the Liaoning team. The Liaoning Provincial Sports Bureau will take over the team in the new season.

Zhang Qingpeng will be returning to this Liaoning team, after a disappointing season with Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers.


Other than Josh Powell, there is still no news about the second expat player that Liaoning targets.
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shokenchi
Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:36 am Reply with quote
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pryuen wrote:

It was announced today that Josh Powell of LA Lakers will join Liaoning in the next season.

The Liaoning team had lost their sponsor Panpan Group who chose to withdraw from continuing sponsoring the Liaoning team. The Liaoning Provincial Sports Bureau will take over the team in the new season.

Zhang Qingpeng will be returning to this Liaoning team, after a disappointing season with Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers.


Other than Josh Powell, there is still no news about the second expat player that Liaoning targets.

didnt dr. no say josh powell was gonna be something special when he had a big game against the rockets? Laughing
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williamshi888
Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:35 pm Reply with quote
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shokenchi wrote:
pryuen wrote:

It was announced today that Josh Powell of LA Lakers will join Liaoning in the next season.

The Liaoning team had lost their sponsor Panpan Group who chose to withdraw from continuing sponsoring the Liaoning team. The Liaoning Provincial Sports Bureau will take over the team in the new season.

Zhang Qingpeng will be returning to this Liaoning team, after a disappointing season with Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers.


Other than Josh Powell, there is still no news about the second expat player that Liaoning targets.

didnt dr. no say josh powell was gonna be something special when he had a big game against the rockets? Laughing

Dr. No is correct there. Josh Powell will be something special in the CBA.
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pryuen
Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:10 pm Reply with quote
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pryuen wrote:




Xinjiang Guanghui is still eager to sign up Tang Zhendong to replace Mengke Bateer, but things had not been smooth as the Jiangsu Provincial Sport Bureau is not willing to release Tang Zhendong.


BREAKING NEWS !!! Shocked

Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers had successfully signed Tang Zhendong from Jiangsu Nangang at a record-breaking CBA transfer fee for local Chinese player at a staggering RMB 5 Million.

The deal comprised of the transfer of Song Kangming, a young centre that Xinjiang got from Dongguan New Century Leopards last season to Jiangsu Nangang.

Xinjiang Guanghui had not stopped its action of continuing scooping local stars from other CBA teams.

They had just signed Zhao Yonggang, a pretty good small forward with sharp 3-pointer shooting, from Foshan as a back-up for Xu Guozhong, and it's rumored they're still working on a big deal.

Accordingly there will be a big announcement in another 3 to 4 days time about the arrival of another
BIG CHINESE STAR.

And EVERYBODY NOW on various Chinese basketball forum are speculating that they will either sign or loan Sun Yue from Beijing Aoshen Olympians.
Shocked Razz Very Happy Laughing
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yaominginfohere
Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:28 pm Reply with quote
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pryuen wrote:
to release Tang Zhendong.[/color][/size]


BREAKING NEWS !!! Shocked

Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers had successfully signed Tang Zhendong from Jiangsu Nangang at a record-breaking CBA transfer fee for local Chinese player at a staggering RMB 5 Million.

The deal comprised of the transfer of Song Kangming, a young centre that Xinjiang got from Dongguan New Century Leopards last season to Jiangsu Nangang.

Xinjiang Guanghui had not stopped its action of continuing scooping local stars from other CBA teams.

They had just signed Zhao Yonggang, a pretty good small forward with sharp 3-pointer shooting, from Foshan as a back-up for Xu Guozhong, and it's rumored they're still working on a big deal.

Accordingly there will be a big announcement in another 3 to 4 days time about the arrival of another
BIG CHINESE STAR.

And EVERYBODY NOW on various Chinese basketball forum are speculating that they will either sign or loan Sun Yue from Beijing Aoshen Olympians.
Shocked Razz Very Happy Laughing[/quote]


I like what Xinjiang is doing here. They are signing "free agents" like an NBA team. But i'm not sure how they are doing this since the league is owned by the government? and aren't players only allowed to play in their own province?
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