HoopsHype China rumors

March 6, 2014 Updates

Chinese Basketball Association named Lester Hudson as MVP of the 2013/2014 season. He had a terrific year with Xinjiang Flying Tigers averaging 26 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game. Sportando

February 24, 2014 Updates

As an MVP-caliber season nears an end with Xinjiang in China, Lester Hudson has received inquiries from the Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers, looking into the guard’s availability, league sources told RealGM. In helping take Xinjiang to the Chinese Basketball Association playoffs and leading the club to the second-best record in the league, Hudson is averaging 26 points, 7.6 rebounds and five assists. The CBA regular season concluded on Feb. 16, bringing a flurry of American players back to the free agency pool, but Hudson remained with his team in postseason play and will become available soon. RealGM

After the end of the Chinese Basketball League (CBA) regular season, Sagesse reached an official agreement with ex NBA player Quincy Douby. Douby (191-G-1984) joined Sagesse last year in the final 4 where he had 24.9 points and 4.6 assists. Douby is currently under contract with Shanghai Sharks who are competing in the CBA playoffs , he’s expected to join Sagesse officially by no later than the first week of March. Lebanese Basketball

February 23, 2014 Updates

Ramona Shelburne: While the the league waits for the buyout market to take shape, keep an eye on Bobby Brown, whose season in China ends in two weeks. Twitter @ramonashelburne

February 22, 2014 Updates

Li Shuangfu: Sebastian Telfair just dropped 58, a new CBA playoffs record. But his team lost the game. http://t.co/xS30rnzbJv Twitter @LiShuangfu

February 16, 2014 Updates

The Nets will once again play two preseason games in China next October, part of Mikhail Prokhorov's global plan for the franchise, according to league sources. The announcement may be made as early as Sunday. The Nets will play one game each vs. the Kings, presumably in Beijing and Shanghai. The Kings are the only other NBA franchise owned by an international investor, Vivek Ranadive of India. NetsDaily

In 2010, shortly after Prokhorov bought the team, the Nets went around the world in preseason, stopping in Moscow for a practice, then flying on to Beijing and Shanghai for games with the Rockets before flying on to New York. No word on whether the Nets will stop in Russia again. The Nets would like to play regular season games in Prokhorov's hometown of Moscow, but there are no NBA-standard facilities in Russia. The Nets have made a priority of globalization, particularly in Great Britain, Russia and China. The Nets played the Hawks in London this January. Brett Yormark has said the Nets' policy is to "raise our hands" when the league is looking for volunteers to go overseas. NetsDaily

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David 'Dubi' Pick: Former NBA PG Delonte West, now in China, becomes available this weekend. He averaged 23.2 points, 5.6 assists & 5 boards per. Twitter @IAmDPick

February 9, 2014 Updates

Behind an assertive two-month stretch with Delaware of the NBA Development, Tiny Gallon has received – and rejected – a nearly six-figure proposal from Liaoning in the Chinese Basketball Association, sources told RealGM. Liaoning pursued Gallon to bolster its roster for the upcoming Chinese postseason, but Gallon had made clear his desire to remain in the D-League and chase a return to the NBA. RealGM

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Jose Ignacio Huguet: China and Russia, out of Spain Basketball World Cup 2014. Wild cards will go for Brazil, Turkey, Greece and... Finland or Venezuela. Twitter @josehuguet

January 27, 2014 Updates

Royal Ivey’s latest stint in the NBA came with an unblemished record. And it will end that way. During his recent 10-day contract with the Thunder, which expired on Sunday, Ivey received an offer to play in China. And because of that, the likable but sporadically used Thunder guard will hop overseas for the final month-and-a-half of the Chinese season, rather than signing another 10-day contract with the Thunder. Oklahoman

January 23, 2014 Updates

Former Hawk Ivan Johnson was waived by his Chinese Basketball Association team Wednesday. As I reported last week, the Hawks expressed an interest in Johnson once his contract in China was done. The CBA ends next month but Johnson will likely draw interest from other NBA teams now that he is available. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

January 22, 2014 Updates

Chinese team Zhejiang announced that they have waived Ivan Johnson and signed Mike Harris. Johnson was averaging 25.8ppg, 10.2rpg and 2apg in CBA in 25 games. Mike Harris has played with the Jazz this season averaging 4.2ppg in 20 games. Sportando

The rosters for the upcoming CBA All-Star weekend have been finalized with fans voting for the team starters. The starting line-ups were selected by fan balloting across China. Fans had the opportunity to choose their favorite players via social media voting which began on November 25th and ended January 5th. Top vote-getter, Stephon Marbury (Beijing Ducks, point guard), led the pack with 847,868 to be a starter on the the Northern Division team. Unfortunately Marbury hasn’t returned to the court from the meniscus tear he suffered at the beginning of the season. He will be replaced by Lester Hudson (Xinjiang Flying Tigers, Guard). Asian Cagers

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