HoopsHype China rumors

September 23, 2014 Updates
September 22, 2014 Updates

Metta World Peace has arrived in Sichuan to start the season as a Blue Whale. While most of us have been wondering about his new name change, we have some more news on how he will adding his love for pandas into his games. The “panda friendly” shoes are designed for Metta World Peace and they have one interesting element to them: the “panda” has been attached to the tongue of the shoe. Now you might be thinking how would anyone be able to play with a big panda attached to the front of their sneakers? Courtside Access

September 21, 2014 Updates
September 20, 2014 Updates

David 'Dubi' Pick: According to source, Nets power forward Andray Blatche signed with Chinese club Xinjiang. Official memo release to follow ASAP. Twitter @IAmDPick

After the signing of Jordan Crawford and the end of the negotiation with Lester Hudson Xinjiang Flying Tigers are reportedly close to sign Philippines' big man Andray Blatche. There were many rumors around the team about the possibile signing of Australian big man Aaron Baynes. Xinjiang's management confirmed the addition of a big man who played in World Cup, but denied the deal with Baynes, as reported by Hupu. Sportando

September 19, 2014 Updates
September 18, 2014 Updates
September 17, 2014 Updates
September 16, 2014 Updates

Six years ago, Under Armour signed Brandon Jennings, a high school basketball standout who made the unconventional decision to forgo college for a pro career overseas. Today, history repeats itself, as the brand has announced a deal with Emmanuel Mudiay. "With Emmanuel joining our roster, Under Armour Basketball has added one of the game's best young players to our team," said Matt Mirchin, EVP, Global Marketing, Under Armour. "For such a young player, Emmanuel has a complete game, is a leader and plays with a toughness that stands out the moment you see him step on the court. When you combine that with his commitment to training and his positive attitude, he has the potential to be a special player for a long time. We're proud to now be a part of his journey." "Joining the Under Armour team is an important step in the pursuit of my ultimate dream to compete at the game's highest level," said Mudiay. "Knowing their dedication to making athletes better and how well their footwear performs made them the perfect partner." Sole Collector

Any rumor missing? E-mail us at   hoopshype@hoopshype.com.