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Josh Boone
Josh Boone
Position: None
Born: 11/21/84
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:237 lbs. / 107.5 kg.
The Iowa Energy have acquired center Josh Boone. Boone (6-10, 237 lbs) was the 23rd overall pick by the New Jersey Nets in 2006. The former Connecticut Husky averaged 5.2 points and 4.9 rebounds in his four years with the Nets. Boone appeared in two games for the Energy last season, averaging 16.5 points and 7.5 boards before an injury. Boone will wear number 33 and will available for tonight’s game.
In a move that was officially announced yesterday, Curry has signed on with the Zhejiang Chouzhou Golden Bulls. Curry has already landed in Yiwu, Zhejiang province and met up with his new team today. Though Chinese media have reported that there is a possibility, It is unclear whether he will suit up for tomorrow night’s home game against Fujian SBS. Curry will replace Josh Boone, who spent the last two seasons with the team. In four games, Boone averaged 14.8 points and 13.5 rebounds.
His advice for NBA players considering signing in China: “Probably two things. One, definitely be in shape when you get over there because you’re already a couple months behind going in, and it makes the transition so much easier if you’re in shape. The other thing is just have an open mind about it. Don’t go over with a closed mindset that you’re only going to experience what you want to experience, and you’re only going to be over there a certain amount of time. Go over there and enjoy the experience.”
“Personally, I would love the chance to get to play against Dwight Howard in China. And if someone like him went over, someone that had the big name, he’d be treated like a king, essentially. They would absolutely love him in China,” said Boone, who averaged 16.8 points and 10.6 rebounds last season after failing to stick in the NBA. “For somebody like him to go over, I think he could possibly be a trendsetter. If someone with the stature that Dwight has decided to go over, I think that would kind of pave the way for several other guys who are possibly on the brink. I think that would make some people’s decisions easier,” Boone said.
Howard was a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic team that traveled to Macau and Shanghai en route to the Beijing Olympics, where the American players were astounded by the level of popularity enjoyed by teammate Kobe Bryant (who also is being wooed by the Turks). “I can’t imagine that there’s not going to be at least few,” Boone said when asked how many American players might end up in China if the lockout drags on. “Especially guys that are not under contract right now, they could be essentially leaving money on the table if they didn’t.
Ex-Net center Josh Boone is playing in China this season, but wants to return to the NBA. Boone met with the Cavaliers in the off-season and had a few other teams invite him to training camp. But he said none would offer him a guaranteed deal so he signed with Zhejiang Chouzhou of the Chinese Basketball Association. “It should be short term,” Boone said through e-mail. “I know, as do a lot of others, that I am an NBA-level player. But unfortunately some decision-makers didn’t view me as being worth anything. I’ll have to see what happens with the lockout next year. But I’d like to come back.”
Ex-Net center Josh Boone is playing in China this season, but wants to return to the NBA. Boone met with the Cavaliers in the off-season and had a few other teams invite him to training camp. But he said none would offer him a guaranteed deal so he signed with Zhejiang Chouzhou of the Chinese Basketball Association. “It should be short term,” Boone said through e-mail. “I know, as do a lot of others, that I am an NBA-level player. But unfortunately some decision-makers didn’t view me as being worth anything. I’ll have to see what happens with the lockout next year. But I’d like to come back.”